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Star Crossed Seduction (The Lords of The Seventh House #2)

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An exciting and stunningly original new voice in Regency Era historical romance fiction, Jenny Brown works magic, mixing sensual romance with astrology for a truly unforgettable Star Crossed Seduction. Following the success of her sensational debut novel, Lord Lightning, Jenny continues her Lords of the Seventh House series—in which each hero is a different sign of the Zod ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published August 30th 2011 by Avon
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Rane
Jenny Brown has a beautiful way of writing not overly complex stories but with two deeply layered characters that the story centers around. With Trev and Temperance still waters run very deep as both show their Scorpio natures, being two sides of the same coin and dancing a deadly dance of trust and love, they have to balance their natures and trust in each other.

Brown steps somewhat away from the traditional regency that was so present in her debut book. SCS shows a more sensual side early on
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Amanda
Nov 13, 2014 Amanda marked it as thrown-back-to-the-library-gods
"Making love with him would be like embracing an otter."

That was the point I started tweeting eyebrow-raising quotes on Twitter, not when I stopped reading. That didn't come until page 276. It was a decision I made not based on anything that had happened in the book, but because at 10:30pm, I had two choices: stay up to finish the book or put it down and go to bed, knowing I'd not pick it up again.

I chose sleep. I'd already begun to skim, and that was a pretty good deciding factor. It's always a
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Bridget
Sep 07, 2011 Bridget rated it really liked it
I won this as a first reads winner and I really liked this book. The romance was a little humorous and extremely steamy. I would definitely recommend this book. The plot was a bit dark times but I don't consider that a bad thing at all, it gave more life to the story and characters than had everything been completely happy all the way through with no kind of conflict. I won't spoil the book for anyone but I definitely would recommend it to others.
Bayareabookaholic
Aug 07, 2011 Bayareabookaholic rated it really liked it
Interesting historical fiction. Set in London - on leave from India Captain Trevalyn catches a beautiful pickpocket who grabs his heart as well as his coin. The lovers are soon caught in a perilous web of intrigue as a coveted jewel of India goes missing.
Themes of trust are plumbed in this mystery.
Jess the Romanceaholic
This is a Quickie Review. For the full review, please visit The Romanceaholic.

Expected Release Date: September 1, 2011 (Available Now!)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Imprint: Avon
Author’s Website: http://jennybrown.net/
My Source for This Book: Netgalley
Part of a Series: Yes, Book 2, Astrology series
Series Best Read In Order: Probably, but worked well as a standalone.
Steam Level: Steamy

Back in England after a long stint in India, Captain Mile Trevelyan must do his duty and find a proper bride and quickl
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Melanie
Oct 02, 2011 Melanie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is my first book by Jenny Brown, so I had no expectations. I read the blurb on netGalley, and thought it intriguing. I've never read a romance story that incorporated the Astrology, so I went for it. Let me just state that after reading it, I'm putting her début book and the first in her Lords of the Seventh House series, `Lord Lightning' on my Wish List and as soon as I get it, it'll go on top of my TBR pile.

This story is so much more than just a romance. The blurb above is only the begin
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Laura
Star Crossed Seduction is the second book in the Astrology series and the main characters Temperance Smith and Captain Miles Trevelyan represent the sign, Scorpio. Growing up I was a huge fan of astrology and literally gobbled up any information I could get on my sign, Gemini. I loved reading the daily horoscopes and learning about what my sign said about my personality. When I found out that in the past year the 13th sign Ophiuchus had been added to the zodiac, bumping me from Gemini to Taurus, ...more
Kelly
Sep 09, 2011 Kelly rated it really liked it
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April
Sep 21, 2011 April rated it really liked it
RATING:4.5)STAR CROSSED SEDUCTION by Jenny Brown is an exciting historical romance set in 1820 Regency England. It is Bk #2 in a "Lords of the Seventh House" series that began with Lord Lightening,but can be read as a stand alone.This is a story on Astrology and Zodiac signs. "Star Crossed Seduction" is based on the Scorpio sign. This is the story of Captain Miles Trevelyan and Temperance "Tem" Smith. Their struggles with secrets,the past,betrayal,passion,loyality,romance,sweet ...more
Samina ~ Escapism~
Star – Crossed Seduction is the second book in the Astrology series by Jenny Brown. It has a unique concept of a romance novel based around astrology.I always have had a curious interest in astrology so I was keen to start reading this book. The previous book in this series has received good reviews too.

Captain Miles Trevelyan has just returned from his service from India when he meets pick- pocket Temperance Smith. He catches her red handed and thus our story begins. This story is based around
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Yani
Jul 25, 2011 Yani rated it liked it
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Full review at : http://www.thesecretlifeofanavidreade...

Star Crossed Seduction is a historical romance unlike anything I have yet to read. This is the second book in the new astrology historical romance series by Jenny Brown and while I think the whole concept is interesting, I felt a little confused. But let me start at the beginning…

I have always been interested in astrology. No, this does not mean the stars, that’s astronomy, I get confused with the two all the time. This story has many face
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Crystal ♥ RBtWBC
Jenny Brown puts a unique twist on romance with astrology in her latest historical romance release, Star Crossed Seduction.
This is the second book in a new Astrology series for Ms. Brown and it made a wonderfully stand alone. To be honest, I had no clue that it was a second in a series until I started to write this review. Lol Though I didn’t love this book I did like it quite a bit. The concept was intriguing, a historical romance based on astrology which was a skeptical thing back then. I ado
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Megan
Nov 21, 2011 Megan rated it really liked it
This was a really good read. I loved all the secrets and mystery. This wasn't just a romance but a mystery. It was great to see Eliza and "Lord Lightning" again as well. Lord and Lady Hartwood are running a home for girls who live on the streets. Eliza wants to try and give them a second chance to better themselves. Temperance ends up in the home but has trouble with the reforming part, especially with Miles hot on her tail trying to convince her to become his mistress. Nothing is ...more
Sharyn
Oct 25, 2011 Sharyn rated it really liked it
I really liked this story of two Scorpios, full of distrust but learning how to love. I especially liked that Temperance and Trev had flaws and made mistakes. Many times, the hero and/or heroine is perfect and always does the right thing. The only thing that threw off the story for me was the whole intrigue section when Trev and Tem visit Sir Humphrey and what happens immediately afterwards. I thought that was a bit contrived and didn't flow with the rest of the book. But, once that section is ...more
Peter Atwood
Oct 05, 2011 Peter Atwood rated it it was amazing
Wonderful story, half romance half spy thriller. This book kept me turning the pages until the end and I found the characters to be interesting and engaging.
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Jenny Brown's first series of historical romances was published by Avon. She also writes about health and diet as Jenny Ruhl.

She enjoys interacting with other obsessive readers who enjoy scholarly biography, history, science, and the occasional novel.
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Other Books in the Series

The Lords of The Seventh House (3 books)
  • Lord Lightning (Astrology, #1)
  • Perilous Pleasures

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