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Silk Is For Seduction (The Dressmakers Book 1) Kindle Edition
Seduction was a game…
Marcelline Noirot has one thing on her mind when she meets the Duke of Clevedon. It’s not his heartbreaking good looks, nor his smouldering charm. She’s after his wallet and…his bride-to-be.
One of the most talented dressmakers in London, landing the Clevedon wedding dress would catapult Marcelline’s family business to fame and fortune. She’ll do whatever it takes and if that means using her feminine wiles on the Duke to get what she wants, then so be it. But losing her heart…that’s not part of the bargain.
SILK IS FOR SEDUCTION Book1
SCANDAL WEARS SATIN Book 2
VIXEN IN VELVET Book 3
"[Loretta Chase has] a rare talent for creating crackling sexual tension and characters so fresh and compelling that readers won't be able to forget them."-- "Susan Elizabeth Phillips, New York Times bestselling author, praise for the author" --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
From the Back Cover
From the Design Book of Marcelline Noirot:
The allure of the perfect gown should be twofold:
ladies would die to wear it . . .
and gentlemen would kill to remove it!
Brilliant and ambitious dressmaker Marcelline Noirotis London's rising star. And who better to benefitfrom her talent than the worst-dressed lady in the ton,the Duke of Clevedon's intended bride? Winning thefuture duchess's patronage means prestige and fortunefor Marcelline and her sisters. To get to the lady,though, Marcelline must win over Clevedon, whosestandards are as high as his morals are . . . not.
The prize seems well worth the risk—but this timeMarcelline's met her match. Clevedon candesign a seduction as irresistible as her dresses;and what begins as a flicker of desire between twoof the most passionately stubborn charmersin London soon ignites into a delicious inferno . . .and a blazing scandal.
And now both their futures hang by anexquisite thread of silk . . .--This text refers to the mass_market edition.
- ASIN : B00H545YUK
- Publisher : Mills & Boon; 1st edition (1 February 2014)
- Language : English
- File size : 2341 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 389 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #234,491 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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When I saw the plot for Silk is for Seduction I was intrigued. Anyone who loves historical romance has a soft spot for the dresses. Who wouldn't? It was a great period for dresses. And knowing Chase's passion for exquisitely placed historical detail I knew it was going to be good.
And it is.
In my opinion Chase has excelled herself with this novel and taken a leap beyond even her excellence in Mr Impossible etc. Marcelline, our fiercely determined and quick-witted heroine, keeps the hero on the back foot from the get go. Chemistry and tension sizzle throughout every page and the secondary characters are hilarious and beautifully imagined. It does take some wild leaps of fancy (a modiste setting up shop in a Duke's house) but such bouts of outlandishness is acknowledged and frankly, it is a novel. Twists, turns and unexpected events are what it's all about - so long as they are backed up with real romance. And in this book, they are.
And the dresses are beautifully imagined. I found myself standing in the shoes of the haut monde that crowded Marcelline's shop. Damn it, I wanted to see that dress too!
But it doesn't detract from the romance one bit. It would have been so easy to make Marcelline a cinderella character being rescued by the Duke. In fact, she is as hard as nails (in a graceful, witty and warm-hearted ways) and holds her own every step of the way. They are a perfect match and it's an enormously satisfying book.
Up there as one of my top two historical romances of 2011, along with Joanna Bourne's Black Hawk - a very different, but equally wonderful novel.