When I saw Treasure Me, reviewed over at Smexybooks I was intrigued by the story of a historical romance centered around the story of finding the Loch Ness Monster in Scotland. I discovered that it was book three in a series, and the virgo in me would not let me read the series out of order, so I quickly got Seduce Me, book one in the Legend Hunters series from my library. I am so glad I did-it was surprisingly good and I found a great new historical romance author that I can't wait to read more of.
Fielding Grey, (who just happens to be the second son of a Marquess) has just discovered that the legend of the Alexandria Library to be true. He was paid to search out this great treasure, and found it. However, he can't enjoy his success because he's approached by an organization that he hates-Solomons (whose members devote their life to finding treasures like Atlantis) to find Pandora's Box to keep it from getting it into the hands of the wrong person-his uncle. He reluctantly agrees to go and get the box-he just can't turn down their price.
When he goes to get the box, he finds something unexpected-Esme Worthington has been kidnapped by his Uncle goons for her information about how to open the box. Fielding just can't leave her there, so he rescues her and gets the box away from his uncles men..but not before they have opened the box and released two of the curses. To make matters worse, Esme opened the box and released Lust. The two work together to stop the curses and keep his uncle from re-kidnapping Esme and from getting the box.
I loved the overall storyline of Seduce Me. It just was a refreshing read in historical romance. While I thought it was really stupid of Esme (who should've known better) to open the box, it allowed her to make a lot of the moves on Fielding instead of the other way around as it usually is. I also really liked that Esme was smart and was the scholar of the two. The inner struggles that she had with her feelings toward Fielding and that he had for her were touching. I liked that both had reservations toward each other, but overcame them. Fiedling was such a great hero. He had more struggles to deal with then Esme had. He had to work out the demons from his past in order to be able to do the job at hand and deal with his feelings with Esme. While the plot was somewhat predictable, there were a few surprises that I didn't see coming and the villian was such a great bad guy. One of the things I really liked was how the characters for future books were introduced. I really liked Max, one of the people who helps Esme and Fielding out and can't read to his story about Atlantis next. Graeham (sp) the hero of Treasure me was also introduced at the very end of this book. I just enjoyed how their stories didn't interfere with the one being told-I hate it when that happens. Seduce me was a fun read that got me excited about reading historical romances again.
Her green eyes met his. In that moment he longed to be the hero she believed him to be. He would have to be that hero. He couldn't let anything happen to her.
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