To Seduce a Sinner (Legend of the Four Soldiers, #2)
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To Seduce a Sinner (Legend of the Four Soldiers #2)

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Jasper Renshaw, Viscount Vale, has a problem: he needs to marry and produce an heir to the title. All Jasper wants is to find a lady who will put up with him long enough to wed so he can retreat to his life of debauchery—a life that keeps the haunting memories of his past at bay. Knowing that Jasper is under pressure to marry, Melisande Fleming grasps her fate with both ha...more
Mass Market Paperback, 359 pages
Published November 1st 2008 by Forever
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Juliana
Oh my. I don't even know what to write. To Seduce a Sinner was one of the best romance books I have ever read in my entire life! It would have to rank in my top three of all-time, if not the number 1 slot, because at this time I'm hard-pressed to think of two romances that I liked better.

I can't even write a review. Maybe later, but I'm really not sure what I would write. Was just so, so fantastic.

I picked this up after finishing Elizabeth Hoyt's Notorious Pleasures last night, thinking to read...more
Duchess Nicole
Another amazing and wholly different historical romance from Elizabeth Hoyt. This lady can really write no wrong.

Melisande was introduced in the previous book as the somewhat dowdy wallflower-by-choice friend. She's very much not caught up in the fashionable fops of London, although she does run in the same circles. She attends what propriety demands, but she prefers quite evenings at home and quiet clothing when she does venture to the occasional party. And from the last book, we also know tha...more
Anna (Bobs Her Hair)
Jul 27, 2013 Anna (Bobs Her Hair) rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Historical Romance Fans
4.5 stars...Links and Commentary

A friend recently posted a review for this book. With Duchess Nicole's permission I'm including a link to it here. Nicole captures so much of what makes To Seduce a Sinner a fulfilling romance.

Elizabeth Hoyt breaks away from the archetypical hero and heroine. She provides an emotionally tormented hero with survivor's guilt and a bad case of post-traumatic disorder. His sociable and easy-going nature survives captivity and psychological torture. Jasper, the hero, e...more
Taiyesha-Duchess of Indiana
The beginning pissed me off. The description of her plainness was horrid. I ended up pitying the girl and wanting her to just keep her pride and not even bother. He was very blatant in his perusal and how he found almost nothing to be satisfactory. Plus, the idea of a girl waiting around as some guy bags everyone is pathetic. Grow some back bone and move on, he probably has venereal disease anyway...but oh wait i forgot the male sluts of the ton that some people call heroes are always "so very c...more
CJ - Drop Dead Cute
Yummy.

Let me try to explain.

You've just finished a pretty satisfying meal at a nice restaurant and a dessert cart rolls around and there are mounds of decadent desserts and one plain chocolate mousse cake. Most people wouldn't even look twice at the chocolate mousse cake and instead go for the large syrupy cake that is currently on fire BUT that would be a mistake. That cake, though plain compared to everything else, is a melt-in-your-mouth slice of baked goodness. Neither too sweet or too dry;...more
Shabby Girl ~ aka Lady Victoria
This is one of my favourite books of all time. It has all the elements I love in a book; great scarred hero, heroine head over heels in love with hero for years when he doesn't know it, plain but very smart and interesting heroine, great conversation between hero and heroine, some humour, interesting little twists and discovery on both sides of the wonders of each other - the heroine who already loves the H, but finds there's even more wonders to discover in him, and the H who didn't even really...more
Keri
This is the 2nd in the 4th soldiers series. This is Melisande and Jasper's story. Jasper is the clown of the four, he always has a smile or a joke. But underneath he is suffering from PTSD, just as bad as Sam did. Everybody manifest problems with it in a variety of different ways. I don't want to reveal Jasper's, but I will say I want to talk about it with some of you ladies to find out whether Hoyt actually addressed the men getting better with this condition.

Melisande was a hard nut to crack....more
Christa
I enjoyed this second book in the four soldiers series quite alot. I liked the interaction between the hero and heroine, and the acceptance they showed for one another. The hero is somewhat tortured and suffers from PTSD, but he is a good natured, loving man. The heroine is somewhat reserved due to events in her past, but she is caring and loyal. So far, I have enjoyed all of the books this author has written, and I look foward to the next.

When Jasper Renshaw, Lord Vale, is abandoned by his fia...more
Manda Collins
So, yesterday was kind of sucktastic. It was a Monday (always bad) and the weather had turned cold. And for some reason my turtleneck collar would not stay flat (stupid, I know, but when your clothes are bugging you all day you get a little crabby).

When I got home and found my box of books I’d ordered from BAM, however, things picked up. I got Robyn Carr’s A VIRGIN RIVER CHRISTMAS, Julie Anne Long’s LIKE NO OTHER LOVER and Elizabeth Hoyt’s TO SEDUCE A SINNER. I set aside the Carr because I wasn’...more
Bekah
Oh, I really really loved this one. I was not sure, because I didn't really feel like I liked Jasper from the previous book. But man, I slowly slowly fell in love with him and then the end was the clincher for me. This was such a sweet sweet story. So far loving the series!!!!!
Melody
2.5/3 stars

This was in-between for me. Not bad, not great. It just fell completely flat for me. First Elizabeth Hoyt book I've read, while I ended up liking it, I struggled w/ this particular story. It took me awhile to get to even 'liking' it to be honest. I wasn't blown away and the characters took a while to grow on me. I was half way into the book and found myself not caring for either the hero or heroine...not a good a sign. I was told by several that this series was best read in order or e...more
Julie (jjmachshev)
Reviewed for queuemyreview.com; book release Nov08

“To Seduce a Sinner” is Elizabeth Hoyt’s second historical in her ‘Legend of the Four Soldiers’ series. While it’s not necessary to read the first one to enjoy this book, I do think it would make the reading experience richer and fuller. Each of the books in this series is about (DUH) a man returning from war with physical and/or mental wounds. Each chapter is also headed by a scene from a fairy tale that, in some way, mirrors the story of the no...more
Katie(babs)
If you love romances where the ugly duckling or plain Jane gets her Prince, To Seduce a Sinner is the book for you.

Jasper Renshaw, Viscount Vale, has just been left at the altar after courting his soon to be bride for months. Jasper isn't that upset, just a little embarrassed. Things get a bit strange when a plain looking woman in a brown dress, who is a distant relative of his ex-fiancé asks for his hand in marriage. Since Jasper does need to marry, he accepts.

Melisande Flemings has loved Jas...more
Yumru
Bu seri benlik değil kesinlikle,bu kitaptada o kadar çok şeye takıldımki kitabı okuyormuyum eleştiriyormuyum bende anlamadım :)Bu kitaptan önce 3.kitap çok beğenildiği için onu öne almıştım ama oda aynıydı benim için ne eksik ne bir fazlaydı.

Yazarın şu takıntıları beni siniretmeye başladı artık... ya erkekte bir kusur var yada kadının özelliklerinde,yani eşi olan adam devamlı güzel bir kadın değil aslında deyip durup sonradan güzel olduğunu söylemesi vs. püff dedim artık.Sanırım ben ortaçağa dev...more
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Ruth
This one was the second in the series, and I enjoyed reading it, but not as much as the first. I felt that although the plot was strong and it had some really great points (see below), it was missing something, which I can't quite put my finger on. I wasn't able to get as emotionally involved in it as I would have liked.

So, what did I like?

- I loved how neither the hero nor heroine are particularly physically prepossessing. It's a major gripe of mine that too many romances in general involve spe...more
Nikki
3.5 - 4 stars.

After trying for so long to actually buy this book (geographical restrictions were the bane of my existence), I was so thrilled to finally be able to do so!

I enjoyed it - the storyline made it another of one of those "read in one sitting" types of books that I love so well. However, the H/h didn't make that much of an impact on me and left me feeling a tiny bit... wanting. For more characterization, for more connection - I wanted to believe that they were truly in love with each ot...more
Jen
This novel takes too long to build up the tension between the protagonists, Melisande and Jasper. I want to care for them, but in the end, I just don't. Hoyt writes her love scenes with the usual finesse, but they just seem to cloud the unresolved issues within and between the characters, so that by the time love is declared, it all seems quite hasty and dilapidated. The attempt at a thriller is also laughable, but not all that bad.

Truth be told, I am far more interested in the next novel to the...more
ChloeLeeNH
Nov 11, 2008 ChloeLeeNH rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Georgian Era fans
I liked this book and really liked the characters. The influence of PTSD in the hero was interesting and the heroines devotion from afar then to actually marry him was a great plot line. But there was something missing. I liked them both but something was not connecting.
Violet Crush
Honestly this book was so boring. I was so excited when I found this book in the bookstore. But after reading 100 pages I wasn't even sure I wanted to go through the entire 400 pages.

The plot is quite descent actually. Melissande offers to marry Vale when his fiance ditches him at his wedding. She has been in love with him for about 6 years but she's never even spoken to him even once. She takes this opportunity to propose to him.

There was this subplot which I did not like or care about at all,...more
Ana Luisa
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Um historia de amor lindíssima, com uma pouco de mistério à mistura! Que mais se pode querer? Agora que terminei a leitura deste livro apenas uma frase me vem à cabeça “Ups! She did it again.”. Esta é a mais pura das verdades! Sendo este o segundo livro da serie “A Lenda dos Quatro Soldados” não há duvida que esta historia está na mais completa sintonia com o livro anterior, não mostrando qualquer falha ou inconsistência com acontecimentos anteriores. A es...more
Jane Stewart
I wanted this to be over. It was tedious. There’s no dialogue. There’s no relationship development.

STORY BRIEF:
She has loved him from afar for several years. They’ve never talked. He enjoys socializing and has had many lovers. He needs to produce an heir and is jilted by two fiancés. Melisande sees this as her chance. She approaches him and offers marriage. He says yes. (I do not understand why he said yes.) She is shy, prim, and proper.

REVIEWER’S OPINION:
Their conversation is so boring. I could...more
Arttemizza
A escrita? Como já vem sendo habitual a escritora continua a presentear-nos com uma escrita simples e fluida.

O enredo? Tal como aconteceu no primeiro livro, neste temos novamente um ex-soldado das colónias que busca incansavelmente o traidor do seu regimento. A escritora consegue de forma surpreendente incluir num romance de época bastante sensual e erótico, um lado mais expedito, com muito suspense, intriga, traição e muita acção à mistura. Continuo a adorar a introdução de cada capitulo, pois...more
Lelyana Taufik
Mencintai seseorang dengan begitu dalam nya selama 6 tahun memang bukan hal mudah bagi Melisande. Apalagi yang di cintai adalah seorang Viscount, playboy dan sekaligus tunangan sahabat nya sendiri.
Sampai pada suatu hari, sepupu jauh Melisande , meninggalkan Lord Vale, Jasper di altar pada saat hari pernikahan mereka.
Galau, Jasper merenungi diri nya, apa sih yang salah sampai di tinggal kawin oleh 2 orang tunangannya? Ganteng, banget. Kaya, iya. Menyenangkan, juga. So?
Saat merenung itu lah si per...more
Kelly Moran
I was very much surprised by how much I enjoyed To Seduce A Sinner, by Elizabeth Hoyt. Elizabeth Hoyt is a USA Today best-selling author of historical romance. She also writes contemporary romance under the pen name, Julia Harper. This book follows her other titles: The Serpent Prince, To Taste Temptation, The Leopard Prince, and The Raven Prince, with To Beguile A Beauty coming soon. Elizabeth Hoyt resides in central Illinois with her husband, two children, and three dogs.
Melisande Fleming has...more
Fani
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Maureen Feeney
Melisande Flemming has loved Jasper Renshaw Viscount Vale for years , when he is jilted at the alter Mellisande proposes to him and Jasper accepts. Mellisande is 28 and plain while Jasper is the perfect rake and for years Mellisande has watched him flirt and bed woman after woman without even glancing in her direction, now he is hers alone. Mellisande is determined to hide her love from Jasper as he only wants a marriage of convience. Jasper is a tortured soul with a lot of bad memories of his t...more
Miriam
Hoyt must've cared more about alliteration than accuracy, as this is not a "rake redeemed by love" romance. The hero, Vale, is not sinful beyond the human norm; rather, he seems to be a pretty decent man whose emotional troubles stem from horrific experiences during his term as a soldier -- not, thankfully, in the Napoleonic Wars, which seem to be the only historical conflict most romance writers know by name, but while fighting the French and Indians in Quebec. Convinced that he and his comrade...more
Zumbagirl
I really enjoyed this book! It wasn't super exciting or amazing but I liked the characters from the start of the book. Every night - or any free time I could find - I was eager to get back to their story. I think my favorite thing about Jasper was his self-deprecating humor. Gotta love a handsome guy who gets jilted at the altar twice! And Melisande was sweet and sincere.
I would recommend this to readers who like a plain Jane heroine (which is not my favorite theme but worked out well here). An...more
Cam
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Elizabeth Hoyt is a New York Times bestselling author of historical romance. She also writes deliciously fun contemporary romance under the name Julia Harper. Elizabeth lives in central Illinois with three untrained dogs, two angelic but bickering children, and one long-suffering husband.
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