My review cross-posted from Joyfully Reviewed: http://www.joyfullyreviewed.com/reviews/Dec08/awomanseduced.EW.html
Devlin Moore, Viscount Cheviot, is a consummate rake. Having grown weary of the revelry taking place at his house one night, he enters his bedroom only to find an attractive woman standing there. Intrigued by the mysterious beauty, Devlin tempts her to spend a wild night of passion in his arms.
Shannon Cates has stolen into the viscount’s bedroom only to retrieve her late father’s watch that her dissolute brother had gambled away. But when she comes face-to-face with the seductive Devlin, Shannon finds herself unable to resist the force of attraction that burns between them.
Both Devlin and Shannon soon find out that one night will never be enough for either of them. Yet, Shannon is a widow of unblemished virtue, her reputation being the only thing she can cling to. As Devlin seduces her into a wicked love affair, does love lie on the horizon, or disaster for them both?
It’s a common enough saying in romance novels that “reformed rakes make the best of husbands.” That is likely true, but it is more accurate, I think, to say that reformed rakes make the best heroes, and A Woman Seduced shows exactly why. There is nothing more entertaining than watching a renowned rake, such as Devlin, fall head over heels in love.
Emma Wildes has written a sexy romp that takes readers from the English countryside to London. Devlin and Shannon are both immensely likeable characters, which makes their love story a joy to read. Added to this, the love scenes are undeniably hot; the passion that sparks between Shannon and Devlin burns up the page. I can definitely say that while A Woman Seduced might be the first book I have read by Ms. Wildes, it definitely will not be the last.