Seducing Charlotte by Diana Quincy

April 5th, 2014 kimbacaffeinate Review 38 Comments

5th Apr
Seducing Charlotte by Diana Quincy
Seducing Charlotte
by Diana Quincy
Series: Accidental Peers #1
Published by: Entangled
Genres: Historical Romance
Source: Gifted
Purchase: Amazon
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Opposites attract...Even if he is the catch of the season, Charlotte Livingston has a low opinion of the wildly handsome Marquess of Camryn. He’s an industrialist who thinks nothing of replacing workers with machines, depriving them of an honest living. Camryn is everything a social reformer like Charlotte detests. Besides, her loyalty belongs to another man. Worlds Collide...Yet, as a violent machine-breakers rebellion rages across England, an undeniable attraction flares between the passionate adversaries. Camryn vows to destroy the rebel movement, unaware that the spinster who has captured his heart, harbors a secret - a shocking connection to one of its leaders that could shatter them both.

Seducing Charlotte is the first book in the Accidental Peers by Diana Quincy. If you remember I reviewed and loved Tempting Bella #2 and Compromising Willa #3. Even though this is book one, it takes place after book three but before book two. Confused? No need to worry, each works deliciously as a standalone. Mini review: romantic, suspenseful, wicked banter and a strong heroine made this tale delightful.

Camryn is a Marquess and an industrialist who finds himself intrigued by a Charlotte Livingston a bluestocking and a social reform. The chemistry and banter between these two had sparks flying, but a violent rebellion against the machine is sweeping across the countryside. Camryn leads the charge in thwarting this rebellion. While Charlotte is not immune to his charms the secrets, she harbors could destroy them all.

I love strong, confident, stubborn, inquisitive heroines and Charlotte was a breath of fresh air. She made me giggle one moment and shake my head in despair the next. Her stubborn and opinions could at times blind her and it was fun seeing her grow. Her heart is true; her cause is noble, and I wanted her to have it all. Camryn for a man of his social standing is very forward thinking making him a pioneer of sorts. Of course, he is swoon-worthy and at first I thought he was a complete scoundrel, but as Quincy peeled back his layers I found him to be irresistible, stubborn, stupid and totally kissable. LOL. Characters from Compromising Willa and Tempting Bella and it was wonderful seeing them.

Seducing Charlotte like the other novels in the Accidental Peers series featured a strong heroine who unwittingly gains the attention of a much sought after bachelor. Quincy infuses suspense, heat, a little angst and wicked chemistry that will keep the reader engaged. I find when I read her books I quickly become caught up in the tale, and find the romance to be genuine. The sex scenes are sensual without going into too much detail, and they heated the page from mere kisses to tantalizing teases. Charlotte’s secrets added suspense, danger and threatened the romance. Quincy paced the tale perfectly with highs and lows. While there is angst, she doesn’t overdue it or drag it out instead she allows my heart to race even as I know I will eventually get the happily ever after I desire.

Fans of historical romance wrapped in suspense with lovable characters will enjoy Seducing Charlotte and the Accidental Peers series.

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About Diana Quincy

Diana Quincy

Diana Quincy is an award-winning former television journalist who decided she’d rather make up stories where a happy ending is always guaranteed. Fans of Madeline Hunter, Lisa Kleypas and Sabrina Jeffries will love Diana’s Regency world of dashing dukes, irresistible rogues and the headstrong, determined women who capture their hearts. New York Times bestselling author Grace Burrowes says SEDUCING CHARLOTTE is “Sweet, steamy, and thoroughly enjoyable…Equal parts action, passion and fun.” Growing up as a foreign service brat, Diana lived in many countries and is now settled in Virginia with her husband and two sons. When not bent over her laptop or trying to keep up with laundry, she enjoys reading, spending time with her family and dreams of traveling much more than her current schedule (and budget) allows.

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38 Responses to “Seducing Charlotte by Diana Quincy”

  1. Jenea

    I really like the sounds of the banter between Camryn and Charlotte. It is a little confusing about the way the books are done, but I guess it works itself out. πŸ™‚ Great review.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      It worked out and I had such fun reading this series πŸ™‚

  2. Lupdilup

    Another one that sounds wonderful. I’m glad they work as standalone. I love the it has a little mystery in it.
    Thanks Kimba πŸ™‚

    • kimbacaffeinate

      This series was such fun Kimberly and I enjoyed them all immensely πŸ™‚

  3. Andrea

    What a gorgeous cover! The Accidental Peers series sounds kind of great. Wicked banter and a strong, smart heroine sounds perfect to me!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      It is such a delightful series, I laughed and swooned πŸ™‚ thanks Andrea

  4. Melliane

    Charlotte sounds like a wonderful character to follow, you make me want to discover her. It’s funny to see the order of the book, sometimes I have more questions when it’s like that I confess.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I know right, but it works as each can be read as standalone.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I had a blast reading this series and hope you do too!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      This series has been such fun Jennifer but I understand.

  5. Jessica

    Sold! And I’m not even upset about it b/c HR is the one area of my TBR list that isn’t totally out of control yet πŸ˜‰ Everything you said about this, I love it. The banter, the sparks, the sassy heroine who grows, ALL of it!
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  6. Amir

    I will definitely be can checking this series out! the premise is really interesting and I do love heroines in historicals that have more to them than just being in the ton. I also like the fact that the love scenes are sensual but not overly graphic. Nowadays we are just bombarded with these overly detailed sex scenes that kinda gets boring after awhile. Great review πŸ™‚
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    • kimbacaffeinate

      She gives just enough heat to curl your toes, without making your jaw drop..LOL

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Lily this series was such fun, and I loved all the characters and banter!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      This series has been a joy to read and all of her characters are wonderful πŸ™‚

  7. Franny

    You know I love Historical Romances, and when love comes from opposite sides I love it even more!!! Thank you so much for pointing this book out!
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    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Franny, I hope you enjoy this as much as I did πŸ™‚

  8. Lindy

    I love strong and confident heroines too! This sounds like it was one very hot romance! I love it when the male lead drives you crazy one mount, and makes you want to kiss him the next! Great Review Kim!!!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      this has been such a fun series to read, and I adored these characters πŸ™‚