GENRE: Historical (Regency) Romance
About the Book
Lord Nicholas Asquith needs his wife. Too bad he broke her heart ten years ago.
Can he resist a second chance at the love he lost?
When Mariana catches the eye of the man at the center of an assassination plot, Nick puts aside their painful past and enlists her to obtain information by any means necessary, even if it means seducing the enemy agent.
Even if the thought makes his blood boil.
Only by keeping his distance from Mariana these last ten years was he able to pretend indifference to her. With every moment spent with her, he feels his tightly held control slipping . . .
Can she trust the spy who broke her heart?
Mariana spent the last decade forgetting Nick. Now she has the chance to best him at his own game, an opportunity she can’t resist, even as her view of him begins to shift. Increasingly, she wants nothing more than to seduce her own husband . . .
It’s only a matter of time before mad passion ignites, a passion never convincingly extinguished. A passion that insists on surrendering to the yearning of the flesh and, quite possibly, of the heart.
Read an Excerpt
“Unbutton your dress?” Nick repeated. It wasn’t possible he’d heard those words in that order.
“Have you spent a single minute of your life bound within layers of corset, shift, and tightly buttoned dress? Has this ever been required for one of your spy missions?”
He couldn’t miss the scorn in her voice. “Never.”
“Then you’ll have to trust me when I suggest that it’s a bloody fantastic idea for you to unbutton me. You’ve done it before, in case you’ve forgotten.”
“I haven’t,” he said, his voice incapable of more than a low, gravelly rumble.
She blinked, and a moment passed.
Reason bade Nick exit the room and abandon the entire proposition. Under no circumstance should he close the distance between them and place his hands on Mariana’s body. Paper thin layers of chartreuse silk and muslin between his fingers and her skin wouldn’t be enough.
A few quick steps could carry him to her.
A few quick steps could undo him.
I love a good story of redemption. I love a splash of intrigue with my romance. I love couples with maturity and history. Throw in children and a Paris setting and you’ve got me hooked. Author Sofie Darling has elevated those things I love into a great book.
Beautifully written, Three Lessons in Seduction, is a heartfelt story of love lost but not forgotten, passion staunched by willpower not lost desire, and secrets. Lots of secrets.
I was immediately drawn to the heroine, Mariana. A devoted mother, she’s nursed her heartache over what she sees as her husband’s betrayal for far too long. It took me a bit of time to warm up to Nicholas, but he won me over once I saw his vulnerability where his wife was concerned.
I highly recommend this book. It has definitely won its place in the keeper-queue of my e-reader.
About the Author
Sofie spent much of her twenties raising two boys and reading every book she could get her hands on. Once she realized that she was no longer satisfied with simply reading the books she loved, that she must write them, too, she decided to finish her degree and embark on a writing career. Mr. Darling and the boys gave her their wholehearted blessing.
When she’s not writing heroes who make her swoon, she runs a marathon in a different state every year, visits crumbling medieval castles whenever she gets a chance, and enjoys a slightly codependent relationship with her beagle, Bosco.
Sofie Darling will be awarding $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.
Follow the Tour
This is the last week of a four-week, review tour. You are welcome to visit the previous sites for even more insight into the author and book, as well as even more chances to win!
January 16: Up ‘Til Dawn Book Blog
January 16: The Reading Addict
January 23: Two Ends of the Pen
January 23: Am Kinda Busy Reading
January 23: Emily Carrington
January 30: Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess
January 30: Buried Under Romance
February 6: Fabulous and Brunette
February 6: Notes From a Romantic’s Heart
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It’s been my pleasure hosting Sofie for this final stop on her tour. Please come back again tomorrow and next week for more authors, books and giveaways.