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February 14, 2014

SEDUCTION IN SILK by Jo Beverley


Seduction In Silk (Malloren, #13)

SEDUCTION IN SILK
Malloren #13
by
Jo Beverley

Mass Market Paperback, 432 pages
Published August 6th 2013
 by
 Signet Select
ISBN 0451239458
 (ISBN13: 9780451239457)
Series: Malloren #13
Settings:
England, 1765 (United Kingdom)
Surrey, England, 1765 (United Kingdom)
Berkshire, England, 1765 (United Kingdom)
London, England, 1765 (United Kingdom)

From five-time RITA Award winner Jo Beverley comes an exciting new novel set in the scintillatingly wicked Georgian age. Two lives are thrown into chaos by a centuries old feud and a wicked curse.
 
 OVERVIEW
(from Goodreads)
Peregrine Perriam, son of an earl, has no desire to marry, but when he’s named heir to Perriam Manor, he finds he has only a month to persuade a stranger, Claris Mallow, to the altar or the property will be lost to his family forever, and his line will be cursed.

Having survived her parents’ tormented marriage, Claris prefers poverty to any husband. When a high-born stranger demands her hand, she drives him off at pistol point.

Perry finds weapons of his own, however, and soon Claris is compelled to accept his proposal. But she does so on her own terms—especially that the marriage be in name only. Once mistress of Perriam Manor, however, she discovers she isn’t immune to Perry’s charms. Perhaps a real marriage might be worth the risk—including a real marriage bed…
AUTHOR 
 
Jo BeverleyMary Josephine Dunn was born 22 September 1947 in Lancashire, England, UK. At the age of eleven she went to an all-girls boarding school, Layton Hill Convent, Blackpool. At sixteen, she wrote her first romance, with a medieval setting, completed in installments in an exercise book. From 1966 to 1970, she obtained a degree in English history from Keele University in Staffordshire, where she met her future husband, Ken Beverley. After graduation, they married on June 24, 1971. She quickly attained a position as a youth employment officer until 1976, working first in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, and then in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire.
In 1976, her scientist husband was invited to do post-doctoral research at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. When her professional qualifications proved not to be usable in the Canadian labour market, and she grew up their two sons and started to write her first romances.

Moved to Ottawa, in 1985 she became a founding member of the Ottawa Romance Writers’ Association, that her “nurturing community” for the next twelve years. The same year, she completed a regency romance, but it was promptly rejected by a number of publishers, and she settled more earnestly to learning the craft. In 1988, it sold to Walker, and was published as "Lord Wraybourne's Betrothed". She regularly appears on bestseller lists including the USA Today overall bestseller list, the New York Times, and and the Publishers Weekly list. She has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Golden Leaf, the Award of Excellence, the National Readers Choice, and a two Career Achievement awards from Romantic Times. She is also a five time winner of the RITA, the top award of the Romance Writers Of America, and a member of their Hall of Fame and Honor Roll.

Jo Beverley has now moved back to England and lives in Yorkshire.
 
REVIEW  
This book is a little more serene than Ms. Beverley's books. Perriam Manor has been left to Perry by his cousin.  There is one condition, he must marry Claris Mallow. Perry didn't want to marry anyone, but he also didn't want to lose the property.  He's not the only one who doesn't want to get married.  Claris doesn't either. She raised her twin brothers after her parents died.  They had a terrible marriage.  She realizes that marrying him had it's advantages and has her own demands about the marriage. Perry is desperate enough to marry her under her demands.
  It isn't too long and the business arrangement became more, much more.
 Claris was a strong, independent woman.  She had struggled to make a life for herself  and her brothers, grandmother and a friend. Perry had a real sense of humor which probably helped him and Claris to get through the struggles and demands they had to go through.Perry is a good man.  The author wrote the characters so that they were real.  You could almost place yourself in their lives.  There were a lot of secondary characters which only added to the interest of the story.
 Ms. Beverley gave the reader a wonderful adventure that will keep you captivated from page one. It's nice to find a woman that is comfortable in her own skin.  She knew what she wanted and wasn't afraid to go after it.  I would recommend this book to anyone.  It started out with an adventure and ended in romance, with history added in.   Grab yourself a copy and go on the ups and downs with Perry and Claris.  Quite an adventure!  This book is a keeper to read again another day.
Gold Wedding Rings Clip Art  I would give this book 4  RINGS.
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I was given a complimentary copy of SEDUCTION IN SILK by Jo Beverley from Manic Readers for my honest opinion.  No other compensation took place.

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