Portrait of Seduction (Seduction #2)
Greta Zwieg forges masterpieces. With her copies on their walls and the original paintings safely hidden, the noble families of Austria can rest assured their treasures will survive Napoleon’ s advances. But now Greta's uncle is changing the rules, selling her counterfeits as originals. Greta abhors the deceit. Anxious for her family's safety in a perilous ti...more
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To help those families protect their masterpieces of art and history, Greta Zwieg with her uncle's pushing forges these art pieces. Gr...more
Gretta is a woman of noble birth living with her uncle after...more
During a family trip to the opera, Greta finds herself at the wrong place at the wrong time, and is taken hostage by a political zealot. Her life is saved by an unlikely hero... the valet of one of the other guests. Of course, no one realizes that Oliver is much more than a v...more
The heroine is an artist who gets treated like crap by her uncle but she still does everything he asks her, no questions asked. I really didn't understand the hold he had on her.. he treated her parents like crap, he uses her and sells her to the highest bidder, and she just keeps her mouth closed and goes with the flow because... he al...more
Greta meets Oliver Doerger, when he saves her life at the hands of a madman. Oliver is posing as his half brothers valet in order to spy on the political goings on within Austria and to p...more
This book wasn’t bad by any means (3.5 Stars is means it was a good book). It just dragged at times and at other times the action with the characters felt nonstop. There was a lot going on but the pacing was a little off for me. The book would...more
Set in Salzburg in 1805, with Napoleon and his army advancing, Greta Zweig is a talented painter living with her uncle and two cousins. She forges great works while the originals are hidden for safe-keeping. However, Greta is soon horrified to find out that her uncle is actually selling her forgeries as if they were the originals.
Greta's secret is soon found out by Oliver Doerger – a valet and someone w...more
Greta Zwieg has an undeniable talent as an artist. Obviously, since her tyrannical Uncle is able to sell her forged copies of the family’s masterpieces off as originals. Since he is her guardian, she has no choice but to go along with his plans. She knows she just has to bide her time until he attains enough money...more
And now I realized I can'...more
Greta, our heroine, is an artist. But unfortunately, due to her uncle's more sinister pursuits, she's forced to create forgeries of famo...more
As usual, Lofty tackles so much m...more
Having read a lot of historical romance over the years, I am always on the lookout for books that are set in non-traditional countries (and by this, I mean, France, England, Scotland - which I would guesstimate make up about 85% of most historical romances)...so when I saw this one was set in Austria, I was immediately intrigued. Added to that, since I studied the French Revoluation in high school (and my mom being a French teacher) I am inter...more
Date reviewed: 22 May 2011
Review link: http://mykindaland.com/?p=312
I was expecting a very laid back historical romance when I picked up Portrait of Seduction by Carrie Lofty. I was really surprised that instead of a slow paced story, I was served with a deliciously sexy and fast paced story instead. If you're looking for something fast and historical, then this story is the answer to your prayers.
This story is about two awkward people coming together and I enjoyed...more