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Seductive as Flame (Bruton Street Bookstore #4)

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It was common gossip that there wasn't a woman alive safe from the seductive skills of Alec Monro, Earl of Dalgliesh. On the other hand, there wasn't a woman alive who didn't secretly covet a dalliance with the audacious, disreputable, dangerously exciting lover. After all, he was as handsome as a god, and his endowments were as legendary as his sexual stamina. That he was ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published December 6th 2011 by Berkley
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
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★★★★★! Bruton Street Bookstore series, book 4 of 4. Larger-than-life Alec Monro, Earl of Dalgliesh’s rendezvous with Scottish Beauty goes awry when he finds himself coming back for more…!

US EDITION SERIES INFO & REVIEW
Bruton Street Bookstore
Book 4
Formats: Kindle & Paperback (Same for the UK)

The Bruton Street Bookstore series, courtesy Susan Johnson aka C.C. Gibbs, is published by different publishers in the US and UK, hence the different titles and covers. Series follows four tit
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Naima
4.51 Stars

As an avid follower of the "cheating" thread on the Amazon forums, I picked up this book as soon as I saw the tagline about the hero being married. Cheating, I hoped, would equal plenty of angst and drama. Sadly, while there isn't a lot of longing and angst in this book, the characters, the plot devices, and the clothes were all so over the top that I read this book in one sitting and enjoyed every moment.

The hero, Dalgliesh, is a wealthy, well endowed Earl who is notable for his amour
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Verity
I had no idea the Princess of Hyrule was a dildo-luving, over-sexed & an insatiable participant of a fuck-a-thon...
Kathleen
Story Rating 2 star
Character Rating 3 stars
Romance Rating 4 stars
Heat Level 3.5 stars
Overall Rating 2.5 stars

This story was just an ok read for me. First off the story line was pretty good but never quite took off. SJ could have really added some more imagination and action to the story and it could have been a fabulous read. I just kept waiting for something to happen and it never did.

The H&h were constantly extremely horny for each other. They would finally find time to be alone and then o
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Brenda
Feb 17, 2014 Brenda rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Brenda by: SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
I adored this book. And it gets 4.5 stars. Why not 5 stars? Look below :)

This story initially intrigued me because the leading male character Alec is married and its a “marriage of convenience”. I was quite curious on how a romance would “play out” in this setting. And I wasn’t disappointed. There were many twists and turns. The wife was an absolutely b—ch so I constantly found myself wanting Alec to be happy and victorious. The heroine was delightful as well. I don’t want to say too much about
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Amy
It was common gossip that there wasn’t a woman alive safe from the seductive skills of Alec Monro, Earl of Dalgliesh. On the other hand, there was no woman who didn’t secretly covet a dalliance with the audacious, disreputable, and dangerously exciting lover. After all, he was as handsome as a god, and his endowments were as legendary as his sexual stamina. And it didn’t hurt that he was immeasurably wealthy.

Zelda MacKenzie, a magnificent, flame-haired Scottish beauty, inspired whispers of her o
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LuvGirl
I liked this one. The hero is married to a real witch that kept things interesting. I wished she wouldn't have gotten off so easily in the end though after all she put the hero through. This one didn't top any of SJ's older books in my opinion but it was an okay read. Can't wait for her next one.
Dabney
I hated hated hated Seductive as Flame by Susan Johnson which I reviewed at AAR in December of 2011. This is still the only F review I've ever published.


I delight in sizzling sex and absorbing ambiance in my romances, so I was sure I’d love Susan Johnson. I’ve not read any of her other books, but she’s definitely got a reputation, and I was confident her novels and I were bound to be a perfect match. Well, damn my socks, but I was wrong. I didn’t like anything about Ms. Johnson’s latest,Seduct
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Lelyana Taufik
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Samantha

Alec Munro, Earl of Dalgliesh, has his hands full when he meets Zelda for the first time. She is every man’s desires and he is no exception. He knows women better than most men but Zelda proves to be different on so many levels which make the desire to hunt that much stronger. However, Alec has obligations to his son and interference from his meddling wife, a woman whom he doesn’t love.

Zelda is witty and strong. Instead of her independence turning Alec off, he finds himself strangely attracted
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Cipluk
This is my first historical. I don't like the guy character. He was married, pervert and pushy.
I will try the first book of the series after this.

Alec Monro:
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Zelda MacKenzie:
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Lee
I found the ending a little abrupt but overall, loved the book! Johnson's one of my favorites!
Bookaholics
Seductive as Flame by Susan Johnson
Historical Romance -Dec. 6th, 2011
4 stars

Alec Munro, the Earl of Dalgliesh, is trapped in a loveless marriage. Famous for his numerous liaisons and vicious wife, he does not expect to encounter the dashing and extraordinary Zelda MacKenzie. As they tumble headlong into a wild affair, Alec quickly realizes that his heart could be in danger...

I loved Zelda’s character. She’s so independent and modern, a complete departure from the usual fragile misses or feisty b
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Lindy
Reviewed for TwoLips Reviews, LLC. 4 1/2 kisses, 2 peppers (M/F, bondage, rope play)

Alec Munro, Earl of Dalgliesh (I tried to pronounce this in my head and it kept sounding like “dog leash”, which amused me but threw me off a bit), is a notorious seducer and Zelda MacKenzie is an exotic Scottish beauty. They meet at a house party. He's married and has a stepson, but his friends wonder why he hasn’t divorced already. Something about Zelda draws him, and he pursues her despite the fact that he kno
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Wateena
Ms. Johnson delivers another magnificent read!

Zelda MacKenzie is an exotic beautiful and independent woman. Zelda has braved the wilds of Brazil and other places, and is even known to be called a witch. But when Zelda meets Alec Munro Earl of Dalgliesh, she knows she has met her match and if she could play without losing her heart, then she will be fine.

Alec Munro, has the world on his shoulders, and a wife he has nothing but contempt for. Rogue that he is; he has plenty affairs and never would
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Rebecca
You can also read this review at Reflections on Reading Romance

Rating: 3.5 out of 5


It was really difficult to rate this book. I felt that the writing was polished and professional, and the narrative flowed well. Unfortunately the underlying premise of the book made it difficult to care for either the hero or heroine, and the high level of sensuality (while very well done) and frequent sex scenes didn’t completely convince me of the romance between the protagonists. For that reason, I’m marking t
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Roub
this changed from the usual books i read in the way dat zelda was a liberated woman and sexually active! she also had no scruples at indulging in an affair wid a married man. ofc alec had an unhappy marriage and his wife was an adulterous one add to dat! neway, i had no problem wid this lack of morals or libertine behaviour they adopted in this book. i just lost interest wid alec and zelda due to involvement of too many secondary characters and it was tedious reading about all of them!
Sue
Had some very mixed feelings on this one, but on the whole liked it very much. Has great dialogue and bantering going on, although I admit there were a few times I got lost. To go from teasing to anger is fine, but to never deal with the anger and misunderstandings except through sex was at times off putting. This is the first book of the series I've read, which always makes me feel like I'm behind, so if you're like me, start with book 1. I will say that although the ending was not surprising, ...more
Jenny
I love Susan Johnson books, that said, this was a weak book. You got the great 'steam' that Susan is so good at, but the plot was weak. And then the ending was just lame. Sorry Susan, I will read everything you write, but this wasnt one of my favorites. It was almost like she had to get a book done for a publisher and she rushed one thru.
Kitty
The sheer, overwhelming amount of awesome in this book surprised me. But here's some rules for reading them.

1) If you dislike romance, don't even look at this book.

2) If your an innocent type of lass/lassie- Don't read.

3) If you love those things, this is your book. Trust me.
Grace
I know what to expect when reading a Susan Johnson novel: a high quality vocabulary, attention to historical detail, and lush description. This book fills all the qualities, but it lacks a certain charisma between the main characters. Not her best, but still enjoyable.
Karen Darling
I did not care too much for this book. The hero is married and it was just too much sex, arguing and problems.
Flitterkit
Pretty standard fare with some interesting twists. Not too bad.
Krystal
Review to come from Fresh Fiction
Brett
Review to come.
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And it all began rather serendipitously. Long ago, as they say, in another time, when fast food hadn't reached our area and the only shopping was what the feed mill offered, I was reading a book that annoyed me .

My husband was lying beside me in bed, watching TV. Turning to him, I sort of petulantly said, "How the hell did this book get published?"

"If you think you're so smart," he replied, with
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“He should have left long ago. He actually did once – or nearly did, but Zelda pulled him back. Not that he needed any persuasion with her warm, welcoming body the ultimate Nirvana and his libido operating within the very narrow range of sex, sex, and more sex.” 2 likes
“You are a witch,” he whispered, “because I’m thinking about moving heaven and earth so I don’t have to wait. Name the time and place and I’ll be there.” 2 likes
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