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All About Seduction

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3.33 of 5 stars 3.33  ·  rating details  ·  150 ratings  ·  35 reviews
She had never known passion like this . . .

Caroline Broadhurst is about to take a lover—at her husband's command. For fifteen years, Caroline has done everything her much older husband has desired—except provide an heir. Now he has given her an ultimatum: seduce a suitable gentleman and bear a son. Caroline would never think of bowing to such a shameful order, but then she...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published October 25th 2011 by Avon
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Lisa - (Aussie Girl)
All About Seduction starts off with an interesting premise... an aging mill owner who finds out he is infertile and desperate for a son to inherit forces his much younger wife to be unfaithful with men of his choosing. This plan comes unstuck when John Applegate an intelligent but uneducated and impoverished mill worker is injured and nursed back to his health by the said lady Caroline Broadhurst. The two had already been drawn to each other despite the differences in their wealth and standing a...more
Heather
When I picked up this book, I didn’t remember anything about the plot. So when I first started reading this, I was feeling very (VERY) iffy about the plot, as it’s one of my least favorite premises. But I was surprised at how much I loved the characters.

Caro is unhappily married to a man who has outlived his first two wives. Desperately wishing for an heir (let’s be clear: a girl child is unacceptable), her husband has given her an ultimatum: sleep with another man and get with child, or lose yo...more
Nonieღserenity2bliss
I like how different the story is. It's bold, dark and twisted. Caroline's husband deserves to be burn alive for his actions but alas, he got off way too easily.

I'm surprised at the rating this book is getting. I think it deserves higher than 3.33 (at the time of writing).
Limecello
More like a B- but hey - guess that's 4 stars! :D
Tammy Spence
Blue Blooded Caroline Broadhurst was basically sold as a 15 year old to Mr. Broadhurst to be his bride as long as he continued to support her family. After 15 years of marriage Caroline still has not had a baby and she assumes she can not get pregnant. One day Mr. Broadhurst confronts Caroline stating that he is the reason they have not had a baby and he wants her to seduce a gentleman and give him an heir to leave his fortune to. If she doesn't abide by his plans she and her family will be lef...more
Alycia
I'm giving up on this one. What started out as a possible gem turned into frustration.

The premise was interesting, Caroline Broadhurst wants a child. Her husband a heartless man in business and his personal life wants to force Caro into having an affair so he can get his heir. After all he became a successful and wealthy businessman (it was hinted at that this was probably not obtained honestly). Even though he had money he couldn't gain acceptance from the ton. He was tolerated once he bought...more
Anna -  Martini Times Romance
Needing to get back to my roots as a reader of historical romance, I picked up the copy of All About Seduction by Katy Madison that I had purchased a few months back.

This story just brought me back to the reason of why I love historical romances so much. They allow me to take a step out of modern reality and revisit a time where some of my FAVORITE story plots actually seem plausible.

Dashing heroic men, strong women with the law against them who triumph over the chains that hold them back. A t...more
The_Book_Queen
The review that follows is a partial review. To read my full review, please visit: http://tbqspersonalbookpalace.blogspo...

Caroline Broadhurst gave up everything for the sake of her family. When she was just 15 years old, she was married off—to a wealthy mill owner who was old enough to be her grandfather. For years now she has suffered his attentions. And worse she's never once gotten pregnant from them, the one thing she's always wanted. Suddenly her husband's health begins to take a turn for...more
Kati (Romancing Rakes For The Love of Romance)
***Original review posted at Romancing Rakes***

Let me preface this review by asking you, who have read this book and loved it, to please don't tear me a new one. It's not that I didn't like this book, it just started off way too disgusting for me. This is the first time, to my knowledge, that I've read a book with this plot.

Basically, Caroline has been married for 15 years to Mr. Broadhurst and never once, have they conceived a child. Okay, you're thinking, maybe she's infertile. Nope, Mr. Broad...more
Michelle
Posted on Book Chelle.

My feelings are torn when it comes to this book. I liked it, don't get me wrong, but I'm not sure just how much I like it. The synopsis grabbed me, drawing my inner hopeless romantic out. All About Seduction was written with a historical theme, where opportunities were not freely given to women. It was a time set where women were married off to families who wanted prestige and sons. I can never fathom a time where a woman's ability to bear a child sets the future of the mar...more
Amy Jacobs
This was my first book by Katy Madison. I am still conflicted in my feelings towards this book even though I still liked it overall. There were some good things and there were some bad things but it balanced out enough to make me want to read more by Katy Madison.


When Caroline is summoned to her husbands office one day, she never expected to hear the proposal he brought to the table. He wants a child --which Caroline also desperately wants -- but he is sterile. After fifteen years of marriage, C...more
Viohlet
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Natasja
Caroline Broadhurst married her husband, who is 40 years older when she was only fifteen years old. Her marriage was arranged between her father and her husband, because the family needed the money and Mr. Broadhurst needed their connection in the ton. After 15 years of marriage Caroline is still child less, so her husband gives her an ultimatum. He wants an heir before he dies or every property and money will go to someone else.

Mr. Broadhurst tells her that he is the problem in this matter and...more
Jen (Red Hot Books)
Poor Caroline really took one for the team when she married old Mr Broadhurst. She was only 15 years old and he was 40 years her senior. Basically, her father sold her off and Broadhurst has been helping the family with finances ever since. In exchange, Caroline has forced herself to submit to his attentions for the past 15 years. Twice a week, every week, he has come to her bed, but never did she take pleasure from it --and never has it resulted in pregnancy.

Now that her husband is 70 years-old...more
Melanie
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RRAH's THOUGHTS AND PONDERINGS:


I'm afraid to even start telling you about ALL ABOUT SEDUCTION. You might find me tripping all over myself while gushing and praising this author that, low and behold, I NEVER read before!

What an oversight on my part!

The blurb adequately describes the story, and while this plot has been done before and as recently as Loraine Heath's WAKING UP WITH THE DUKE, Ms. Madis...more
Resti  Triyuliandha
first of all, i have to tell you that i can't speak English fluently. so forgive me if i my words in this reviews is not good. and thank you for the publisher who gave me this ebook.

just finished this a minute ago. i had a mix feeling when i read this.

I really like the cover. very beautiful. but i did not like the story. I know that the situation pushed them to do that. I understand about Caroline position though I did not like it. I was bored and i had to skipped few pages. I hate Mr.Broadhurs...more
Nicole
The premise of this book was pretty interesting to me. It is set in a time where birthright was everything and obtaining heirs was one of the primary motivations for marriage. It's almost unimaginable that any wealthy man in this society would intentionally scheme to have his wife become pregnant by another man (although I've since read another book that takes place in this time period and has much the same motivation behind the meeting of the protagonists - review forthcoming). As in many roman...more
Deborah (LoveToReadRomance)
All About Seduction

This ebook was courtesy of NetGalley and Harper Collins Publishers.

She had never known passion like this…

Caroline Broadhurst is about to take a lover— at her husband’s command. For fifteen years, Caroline has done everything her much older husband has desired—except provide an heir. Now he has given her an ultimatum: seduce a suitable gentleman and bear a son. Caroline would never think of bowing to such a shameful order, but then she meets Jack Applegate.
Jack has longed for t...more
Nimue
Historical Romances and me, that's a very long love story. When this book came up for review on NetGalley I was especially fascinated as it is playing in and around a cotton mill. I visited one of the biggest cotton mills still standing, which was built in the early 1800s, this summer during my holiday in Scotland. Really fascinating! And indeed the author didn't disappoint me. The historical settings are perfect and the descriptions very accurate.

The heroine Caroline is in a moral dilemma. Her...more
Tracey Jago
All About Seduction – Katy Madison

Caroline Broadhurst is about to take a lover -- at her husband's command. For fifteen years, Caroline has done everything her much older husband has desired -- except provide an heir. Now he has given her an ultimatum: seduce a suitable gentleman and bear a son. Caroline would never think of bowing to such a shameful order, but then she meets Jack Applegate.

Jack has longed for the beautiful, untouchable Caroline for years, but the chasm between them was too wid...more
Redheads Review it Better
I am not a big historical romance fan but I am starting to get into them recently and this was the first that made me want to read more.

Caroline's husband (who is in his seventies), he demands she have an affair and produce a child, and it must be a son, that will become heir to her husband's mill. Caroline is appalled at her husband's request. She has been nothing but a good wife for the past fifteen years and wants to be a free woman and take over the mill after her husband dies but she will...more
Aislynn (Stitch Read Cook)
Caroline has been married to her husband for 15 years. He is old enough to be her grandfather, has had 2 previous wives who have died in rather 'unusual' circumstances. Now, after all this time Mr. Broadhurst has decided he wants and heir to pass on his wealth and business to. Unfortunately for Caroline, he's unable to provide her with the means to do so.

Behind her back, her husband contacts her brother. He enlists his help in organizing a party with men who might just help with their cause. The...more
Wicked ♥  (Wickedly Bookish Reviews) aka Bat-Jess
Reviewed for Wickedly Bookish Reviews
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Caroline Broadhurst is a loyal wife and has been since the day she married her MUCH older husband at 14. Now that she is 28 and he is nearing his end, Mr. Broadhurst desperately wants and heir. After years of being unable to conceive not only with Caroline, but also with his two previous wives, he has a proposal for his dutiful wife. Become impregnated by a well standing gentleman or lose everything that should be right...more
April

ALL ABOUT SEDUCTION by Katy Madison is an interesting historical romance set in Regency England. This is an interesting and tender story of love,sacrifice,betrayal,secrets,sweet sensuality,danger,and murder. It is the story of Caroline Broadhurst and Jack Appleton. Caroline married to an much older weathy man,fourty years her senior,is now told by her husband after fifteen years of marriage and no children, she MUST seduce a suitable gentleman.become with child,in order to gain anything at his d...more
Laura
I'm very grateful to the publisher for letting me read an advance copy of this book on NetGalley. For this reason, I wanted to finish the book and write a good review, but I just can't. I got about 1/4 of the way through and just can't make myself go back to it. The heroine of the book is Caroline Broadhurst, who married a factory owner in order to improve her own noble family's fortunes. Unfortunately, her husband is sterile and she has not had any children. He needs an heir so he decides to pi...more
Brittany
I enjoyed this read. It was well written and the plot was well laid out. I felt bad for Jack, he had so many bad things happen and I so wanted him and Caroline to have their happy ending. And they do, but not before a lot of crap first. It all starts off with Caroline's husband demanding she take a lover to get pregnant an have a son. She doesn't want to and after a few failed attempts that did nothing but humiliate her she turns to the one man she is attracted to Jack. He was injured in a mill...more
Just Me
Ahh, the romance of Jack and Caro. The story takes place in England right before the Civil War in the states begins.

Caroline is married to an older man who wants an heir. If Caroline fails to produce the required heir, she and her family will suffer financially. Reluctantly Caroline agrees to her husband's plan. Meanwhile, Jack an employee of Caroline's and her husbands is injured while at work. Jack ends up recovering at Caroline and her husbands home, where the "plan" is taking place.

The book...more
Margaret
i have to say that i really did not enjoy reading this book. i liked the storyline and everything, but i did not like the main characters.i can understand that for the time period the characters have to act and be a certain way, i just did not like it.
i did like how the characters had their happily ever after, i just did not like now long it took. i thought that the story was a little drawn out.
the plot did flow from chapter to chapter, it however did not make me want to go on reading as much a...more
Lady Jaye
All in all, I think this book is much less than it could have been. The premise seemed itneresting, but unfortunately, that's all it did - seem interesting. The book was much less so.

Every single secondary character in this tale was despicable - from Jack's pathetic family to Caroline's pathetic family and all the people in-between. Caroline was also rather a doormat at times.

All in all, the story was like this review, lackluster. :(


*I received this eARC/ebook free from NetGalley in exchange f...more
Reading Romances
(...) There's a lot of suffering and sadness in this story, that some faithful and hopefully romantic readers might not enjoy. But at the end don't we all love a good HEA that crosses society barriers and overcome giant obstacles for love? And what about this cover? Incredible! One of my favorite covers this year! I truly recommend you to give this book a chance and add it to your TBR shelf.

Read the full review here: http://wp.me/p1sYYP-Gb
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