by Diana Quincy
Series: Accidental Peers #1
Genres: Historical Romance
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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 to make 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 overdo it 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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