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A Seductive Kiss (Grayson Friends #5)

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Bestselling author Francis Ray celebrates the lifelong bonds between the Grayson family and their friends—with a heartwarming love story years in the making…

Dianna Harrington is known throughout the world as “The Face”—the stunningly beautiful spokesmodel for her family’s fashion empire. She could probably have her pick of any man she wants. But Dianna would rather kick ba
ebook, 304 pages
Published January 31st 2012 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Lady Raven RAVE! /for readers & book lovers.

Book Release Date: January 31, 2012

Dianna is "The Face" of the House of Harrington, a company founded by her grandfather. She has been the a model and spokesperson for the family's D fashion line and the company since she was eighteen. With all the A list attention of the public and men, Dianna would rather the attention of Alex. Alex is her best friend's older brother that she has known since she was five years old,
Lady Raven RAVE! /for readers & book lovers.

Book Release Date: January 31, 2012

Dianna is "The Face" of the House of Harrington, a company founded by her grandfather. She has been the a model and spokesperson for the family's D fashion line and the company since she was eighteen. With all the A list attention of the public and men, Dianna would rather the attention of Alex. Alex is her best friend's older brother that she has known since she was five years old,
Diana and Alex have known each other since they were kids. Alex has always been there for Dianna especially when it comes to her less than loving parents. Dianna is known worldwide as "the Face" of her families clothing company. She has no contract with this company and after the death of her grandfather who ran the company a new CEO was appointed. Alex is a high powered lawyer from a very influential family. He has always cared about Dianna but he never wanted to risk their friendship especiall ...more
I’m Coming Out

Supermodel Dianne Herrington appears to have it all. As the face of her own fashion line within her family’s mega fashion house, she is recognized worldwide and has the world readily available to her. The only thing she has never had is the affection of her best friend’s neighbor, Alex Stewart, whom she has had a crush on since she was a little girl. Instead of her lover, Alex has become her friend and confidant. When Dianne’s parents make a callous move with the family business th
I always enjoy Mrs. Ray’s books. Some more than others, but it is always an enjoyable experience. This one was no different from the rest. Dianne is beautiful and successful but her childhood proved to be the basis for her ongoing insecurities and feelings of worthlessness. From the beginning she never felt she was worthy of being a permanent fixture in Alex’s life and resigned herself to just being his lover. Unbeknown to her, Alex has loved her since they were children and would do anything fo ...more
Julie Barrett
Seductive Kiss by Francis Ray
Dianne is a top model with her familys agency who have offices all
over the world. She is in NY for a week, after a shoot to meet
with the new CEO and she starts up a relationship with her long
time best girlfriends brother who is a lawyer, Alex, and he's always loved
her but never told her. He's always been there for her.
Things are going on with the business since her grandfather passed
away and she hopes to find out and get them fixed. She's also
designed a line for the
This is surprisingly my first read from Francis Ray, and I have to say I really enjoyed it. This was a really sweet romance. Alex, you just couldn't help but to love him. The way he was pinning for Dianna was really cute, and his protect ways over her were really admirable. Dianna, was definitely a needy character, but it worked perfectly with Alex's nature, so they worked well together. They had good chemistry, and their love scenes although sweet were good as well. I am looking forward to read ...more
Belinda Miller
I won this book from Goodreads First reads and couldn't wait to read – This was a beautifully written romance that kept you up reading to see what the next page would bring! It is a story about 2 good friends who become lovers and find happiness amidst all that life has thrown in their path.
Betty Simplicityisme
I'm never disappointed when I read books by Francis Ray...She always takes me to another world. :)
This wasnt as great as the other Grayson novels but it was a good read overall
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Dianne Leigh Harrington is a 32 year old spokesmodel in a clothing empire founded by her grandfather, the only member of her immediate family to ever show her any love. Other than Catherine, her best friend since childhood, Dianne doesn't have any female friends, has never been in love and is pretty much a loner.

Alex Stewart, Catherine’s older brother, is a smart, savvy, corporate attorney who comes from a loving and successful family. He has always had the support and companionship of both his
Dianna Harrington is the spokesmodel for her family's fashion empire started by her grandfather. She wears the best clothes, goes to the best parties and is exposed to all the right people. So, you would think that her life is happy and fulfilled, but it isn't. Dianna has had a very lonely childhood and life. Her parents cared more about themselves, the limelight and maintaining that lifestyle than being loving doting parents. Dianna's relationships and self esteem have taken a beating because o ...more
This book was won through the First Reads giveaway. I first read book #1 in the series to give this book a more meanful review. I found book #1 to have much more suspense than this book, which is more contemporary fiction. However, this is not meant as a criticism of the book.

This is the story of Dianna Harrington, who is a supermodel known in the fashion world as "The Face." She is now 32, and works as a model after starting out in design. Her grandfather has recently passed, and she was his f
Another great read by Francis Ray. So sad to hear about her passing. I am continuing my readings of the Grayson Friends series. A seductive kiss is book number 5. In both series the Graysons of New Mexico and the Grayson Friends all of the characters are super rich, successful, beautiful and down to earth.

In a Seductive Kiss longtime friends Dianne Harrington and Alex Stewart decide to take their friendship to lover status. Dianne has always counted on Alex and chooses him to be her first lover
Mary Gramlich
Grayson Friends Series #5
01/12 - St. Martin's Press - Mass Market Paperback, 304 pages

Can we truly we lovers and friends?

When you are born beautiful and perfect it is very difficult to cope when your life turns out to be anything but. Dianne Harrington has always been the sought after model for her family’s agency never breaking a modeling sweat to get great jobs. When she is unceremoniously shown the door by the new owner Dianne has no idea what to do or where to
Ms Ray never disappoints and The Grayson Series is one of my favorites. Dianne Harrington is a beautiful supermodel and is known as "The Face" however no matter how much those around her may believe she is beautiful her imagine of her is skewed. She has been conditioned to believe she is lacking and unworthy from birth by her parents, which proves that our image of ourselves is not what we actually see in the mirror, but what we a conditioned to believe at an early age.
Alex Stewart has been in l
Romancing the Book
What a wonderful story about the friendship, romance and love shared by Dianne Harrington and Alex Stewart who had been lifelong friends before heading on a different path.

My heart went out to Dianne throughout the story for her insecurities, lack of love in her life, her parent’s indifference and treatment of her as well as how she was treated by the company she worked her heart out for. Enter Alex, as the white knight, who had cared for Dianne since childhood, was always looking out for her fr

One moment Dianne has everything in the world she wants, but in a matter of moments her world crumbles to nothing. Dianne at thirty-two years old is one of the top models in the Harrington dept. stores. Her grandfather established Harrington stores, and it became a successful legacy for his family. So Dianne and her parents are involved with the business. However, this one day is totally different. Dianne walks into the meeting to learn she is no longer top model. The board members thi
Nov 19, 2014 Crystal added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
I LOVED this book, although Dianne got on my last nerve at times with doubting that she was good enough for Alex I totally understood where she was coming from. I was glad that Alex was patient with her and let her find her own way even though he wanted to help her through her trials and confess his love for her. He did the right thing in letting her do it on her own and in her own time even after he had had enough of her wallowing in self-pity. She picked herself up off the ground and got to mo ...more
I'm a HUGE fan of Mrs. Ray's work...and I've LOVED absolutely every book I've read of hers thus far...but I MUST say this one was LACKING for me...I didn't connect with the main characters the way I usually do when reading one of her novels...and I REALLY didn't care for Dianne...I so wanted to like her...but in the end I could BARELY tolerate her...on the flip side Alex is the CHARMING knight-in-shining armor...the little things he does for Dianne throughout are quite NOBLE and endearing...but ...more
Carmen Glenn
This is a real love story. It is refreshing, touching and emotional.
Antoinette the Book Junkie
Francis Ray has done it again with a tale of love and live in the Grayson Friends&Family series. She give us a compelling Grayson Friends story with just a touch of what true family and friendship could be in a world of mutual trust and respect.

Alex has loved the same woman most of his life only to be the every dependable friend in her life. Dianne has had no love of her own that she can clearly see. Alex has loved her and been there for her and as she begin to realize this she sees that she
I hesitate to say that this is my favorite in the Grayson Family and Friends series. Alex is a great hero. He is the brother of Catherine Stewart Grayson (Luke's wife). I believe this is the only story in the series where the couple was not set up by Ruth. I will have to re-read the one about Sabra's sister to make sure I am right.

Dianne, was in need of a friend and a better family. She was the face of her family's company but once her grandfather died and a new CEO was named, she was outed.. Th
You did it again Mrs. Ray I read this book in 1 1/2 days it was straight to the point and how it ended was great I hope to read more about The couple. Can't wait until the next one. Keep up the good work. This book showed how you can have it all and in the blink of the eye it's gone. But when you have someone there telling you you can do anything you put your heart to nothing is impossible. The love and friendship in this book was amazing.
Clarissa-anne Teo
I like how the character evolves as a person, from someone who is only able to see how unloved she is by those she loves to evolving to a person confident that the people who love her really do love her. Warm fuzzy feeling
I read this book with great anticipation of more of the Grayson friends but I just didn't like this one. The female lead was a character I just couldn't understand. She made so many strange decisions regarding her job and parents and she pretty much got on my nerves.
It felt as if this was put together because another book was due. Not a lot of feeling behind it which is disappointing. I love Francis Ray's previous works.
Jun 09, 2013 Shone rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: yes
When do you stop being scared and trust your heart. Dianne and Alex have been but buds, pals, friends, and there for each other since she was in pigtails. He is now a successful attorney, while she is the "face" for the business her grandfather stated Harrington fashions. How soon the good turns to bad and the people who you should be able to count on turn their back on you. Do you follow3 your head or your heart?
Ray never disappoints. This romance features a fashion model, Dianne Harrington, who is unloved by her parents; fired from her design house and would have been homeless had it not been for the gorgeously sexy lawyer, Alex Stewart. The fact that Diane turned misery into joy was amazing. Diane conceptualized D and A of New York for full figured women therefore making it on her own. This was romance perfection.
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Francis Ray was a New York Times and USA Today bestselling African-American writer of romance novels. Her literary fiction series – Taggart and Falcon, the Invincible Women, Grayson Family of New Mexico, and Grayson Friends – have consistently made bestseller's lists. She was born in Richland, Texas, and studied nursing, receiving a bachelor's degree from Texas Woman's University
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