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Seduced By His Touch (The Byrons of Braebourne #2)

3.92 of 5 stars 3.92  ·  rating details  ·  1,720 ratings  ·  93 reviews
He Had to Marry Her

Everyone in London agrees the Byrons are just as "mad, bad, and dangerous to know" as their poetic non-relation. But Lord Jack Byron is facing a predicament that is scandalous...even for him!

Marry a young woman because he lost a bet? Unreformed rake Lord Jack Byron would do anything to get out of it. But the rich merchant who holds his debt insists Jack...more
Mass Market Paperback, 358 pages
Published August 25th 2009 by Avon
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Dina
Nov 11, 2009 Dina rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Dina by: KarenH & Beanbag Love
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Angelc
Lord Jack Byron agrees to marry spinster-ish Grace Danvers in order to erase a large gambling debt owed to her father. However, Grace's father knows she won't agree to the situation outright. So Jack must win her heart before proposing. Jack starts to fall hard for Grace as he courts her, but will she still be in love with him if she finds out their entire courtship is based on a bet?

I liked that the focus was on the romance in this story, instead of a subplot, but the hero and heroine weren't l...more
KarenH
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Beanbag Love
Well, that was a pleasure. I was actually sad it was over.

Lord Jack Byron (brother to the Duke of Clybourn) loses a ridiculous sum of money to a very wealthy cit in a card game. Although it certainly appeared to me that the cit cheated Jack, that's never actually stated. The man will erase the debt as well as provide an insanely huge dowry if Jack will meet, seduce and marry his daughter, Grace Danvers.

Cliched set-up, but very nice execution. Grace, of course is not the gorgon Jack expected. Al...more
Kit
I thought the beginning held promise of a 5 star story. Something slightly disingenuous happened once Grace found out about her father's proposal to Jack. A heartbroken Grace is still erotically attracted to Jack and can separate sex from emotional need??? It would have been more understanding if it was a one time thing but not in this case... it went on and on. Then the sequence of events back in London had the story slip even further into a misunderstanding without the characters having the go...more
Quirkygal
Maybe my hopes were a little too high for this book. While Warren writes with her usual aplomb and accuracy there was something off in this high stakes regency tale.

For me, I think it comes down to Grace Danvers our spinster heroine. In the first part of the book she seemed like a strong, feisty, determined woman - the kind of person who I'd want to befriend - but towards the end of the story I wasn't sure what happened to her or where her personality went. Yes what happened was a shocking blow...more
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Xiao_nie7
This book was just so blah.
The plot was good enough to have ensured atleast an above average read. But, unfortunately it didn't turn out that way.
First of all, we don't see a genuine love build between these two people. He's chasing her (obviously because of the debt etc), and every now and then, the author puts in a perfunctory line about how she is not as unattractive he thought she would be and we're supposed to understand that he's developing real feelings for her. It's almost as if, since i...more
Veri
I loved this book!This was finally a fortune hunting hero and spinster heroine that I adored. In spite of the hero's less than chivalrous actions in trying to get his gaming debt pardoned by seducing a 25 year old spinster ( spinster' s wealthy but untitled father's idea) he ends up liking her and deciding it's not such a hardship after all . Jack ( our hero) is a scoundrel but you can't help but like him and know that Grace (heroine) won't stand a chance . The best Part of the book, aside from...more
Jacqueline
Outside of some paranormal romances and the (very) occasional contemporary, I don't read too much from the romance genre. In fact, I had all but shunned anything resembling an historical romance. Whenever the genre came to mind, all that I could imagine was ripped bodices, heaving bosoms, petticoats and engorged members. I'll admit, this was particularly unfair of me since I'm pretty open-minded when it comes to any other genre. So, when Avon sent this book along to me I didn't even intend to re...more
Romancereviewer
Tracy Anne Warren's latest, "Seduced By His Touch," is one of the best historical romances of 2009. Inticing from beginning to end, Warren tells a story of ladies man Lord Jack Byron, who agrees to marry the daughter of a wealthy merchant as repayment for a 100,000-pound gambling debt. He will also get a dowry of sixty thousand pounds, an enormous sum for 1809 England. The only catch, the girl, Grace Danvers, must never learn of the arrangement.

Jack sets out to meet, court, seduce and marry Grac...more
Isalys
Nov 06, 2009 Isalys rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: lovers of bodice rippers :)
Shelves: owned, favorites
At 25 years old, Grae Danvers is by all accounts considered a spinster. Taller than the average woman and with flaming red hair and glasses, she's no knock-out beauty. However, there is just something about her that Jack Byron finds irresistible and he vows to bed then wed her (in that order). He is successful in his scheme: get her to fall in love and agree to marry him. However, just days before their wedding, the worst possible thing happens - she learns the truth!

Grace was insecure because s...more
Nigina
RATING: 10/5 (that's how good it is!)

Wow! Great book, love the characters, love the story, love the circumstances, love everything about it! It's one of those books whereby you have to sigh contendly at the end. Or, in my case, become really giddy and jump around and tell everyone what a great book it was! :D

I have to admit something. I didn't read the first one in the series... I stumbled across this one and I didn't really like the synopsis of the first book like this one. So, I thought:'Whate...more
♥The Kat's Meow♥
Seduced By His Touch (The Byrons of Braebourne, #2) by Tracy Anne Warren Not living in a time when people with wealth did not necessarily equal being accept in society, clearly now is way different than then, I can't quite relate to a monied woman being shunned from whatever society she seeks. However, not being classified as the epitome of what a particular generation claims a beauty; yes, I so get the wall-flower, not-accepted-into-the-"in"-crowd syndrome.

But still, to go waxing emotional, for an extended period of time, making decisions without first understand...more
Kagama-the Literaturevixen
I thought this book started out interesting with the heroines father blackmailing the H to marry his daughter.Its an old plot as far as regencies go but done well it can be good. H starts to pop up wherever the h goes,and I could really symphatize with her confusion at suddenly being chased by such an eligible bachelor. Up to this point I was enjoying the book.

Then things got racy...I felt he fell a little to conveniently for her and after she agreed to marry him they did little but have sex and...more
Connie
I tried. I tried so hard to not DNF this book. But the problem with this book is just that it's so emotionless - I feel nothing for these characters, I feel nothing with these characters, etc. Even at the parts where there was supposed to be great angst (when she finds out that he's been lying to her about the money all along), I felt nothing.

The writing was dry/average, and the characters easily turned bland. There were shitloads of cliches, not enough groveling from the main hero - I also coul...more
Jenn
Truly enjoyed reading this book. It deals with a beautiful red-head who has a low self-esteem as she is tall, wealthy but not from lineage and doesn't believe in herself when it comes to men. Jack is a gorgeous third son from lineage who gambles to make ends meet and loses to Grace's father at cards. He cannot afford to repay his debt and the father knows that. In repayment, Jack is to seduce and marry Grace. Jack did not expect to fall for Grace while seducing her. She's now in love with him bu...more
Lover of Romance
Lord Jack Byron, is wild and scandalous at times, but when he loses a bet of a amount he can't afford, he agrees to marry the gamblers daughter, but he has to convince her to marry him and make her fall in love with him. Grace, upon meeting the handsome Jack Byron, is flattered that he would want to be with her over how many other beautiful women, when she has never considered herself beautiful, however she feels herself starting to fall in love with Jack. Jack, even though in the beginning this...more
Margay
Historical romances are among my personal favorite books to read, especially the ones where obviously mismatched people are thrown together by circumstance – or manipulative relatives – and over the course of time, come to realize that they truly care for one another. Seduced by His Touch by Tracy Anne Warren is one such book. It has all of the great elements of a mismatched love story. The handsome rogue whose circumstances dictate that he must court a woman not of his choosing. The spitfire of...more
Amyiw
3.5 stars
I had the sense of deja vu while reading through this one. Still it ended differently than my deja vu and ended up being pretty good.

This is a forced in to a marriage book where the man figures out that he likes the woman pretty well before the deed. It is easy to dislike the guy because of his callousness. After his agreement of marriage for debt payment, he goes to his mistress and talks about this agreement that he wants to keep totally secret. Still this didn't affect the story in...more
Erin
I'll just start by saying never have I read a romance novel and turned the page to the Epilogue and thought, "Thank God" until I read this book. Not because I wasn't enjoying it - I was - but because I could not handle yet another misunderstanding.

I knew I'd enjoy this right off the bat because it was doomed to fail - Jack decided to marry Grace based on a gambling debt he owed her father. It just set everything up for her heart to be broken and feelings to be hurt, and boy do I love that. Howev...more
RomReader
25yo spinster doesn’t understand why handsome lord Hero is spending time with someone “plain & Amazonian” like her. She attributes it as mere friendship until he kissed her & revises it to mere sexual attraction. So his marriage proposal takes her by complete surprise yet she accepts as she’s fallen in love with him & tells him so. Learning of his gambling arrangement with her wealthy father just 6 days before their wedding changes things for her. She proposes to continue on with the...more
Bobs (Reader Unbound)
Things I like about this book:
- Though I know it is virtually impossible, I just cannot help but love books where the timid, shy, not so beautiful girl actually catches a male like Lord Jack Byron.
- I liked the prospected of marriage because of a bet. It is quite interesting to observe the way the male character woos and wins over the female once to make her marry him and then again to make her forgive him after she finds out the truth ( and she always will).
- Lord Jack Byron is all male. Even...more
Megan
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mer
4 stars

I liked the book. I enjoyed reading the main characters. Both are heart wrenching and heartwarming at the same time. Even with Jack's first mission was to seduce Grace to be his wife and hence terminated his debt to her father but he is eventually grown to love Grace. They got married. However, Grace learnt the secret Jack and her father wished to hide and she was so angry she trusted no one but she chose to remain married to Jack but in their separate ways. Jack was determined to have he...more
Rachel
London 1809

Our Lord Jack is 28 and Grace is 25. Right away I liked Jack no matter the whole deal of the bet. So handsome and funny. Grace on the other hand drove me batty with her childish behavior. Throwing shoes at he door???? Notes under the door? You're suppose to be 25, grow up. I can't stand when the woman will NOT listen to anything the man has to say. And I swear if her ass let her imagination run away again I was gonna choke her. No matter what he happen to do, she automatically assumed...more
LaFleurBleue
Compared to the previous book, the hero is very different, easygoing, friendly, nice and charming, he always enjoyed an easy life never requiring any efforts from his part. He's therefore not that interesting. Moreover his seduction of Grace to get indirectly her millions and the way he kept his real feelings unknown and kept a tight lid on any explanations to Grace did not contribute to make him more lovable.
Grace on the other hand was more interesting, until the moment when she decided to go o...more
Ana
Well written and very sexy! It's the you have to marry my daughter or I'll pauper you kind of book. Not everyone will like how callous and conniving Jack is. I felt bad for Grace, all naive and innocent. But we all know their happily ever after is just around the corner :) So all is well that ends well.
Samantha
Another sensually pleasing novel by tracy ann warren!!! Where has she been all these years?!?! Her novels are completely fabulous! I've read every single one of them and each is absolutely wonderful! I can't wait for the next one!!! Totally falling in love with the Byrons!!! You can't help but fall in love with all of her heros! It's impossible to choose!

As for this novel inparticular, Jack Byron is completely sexy. He's a virile rake and heartbreaker and anyone would fall for his charm. And Gra...more
Katy
Romance stories with tall heroines and aren't waif thin instantly get an extra star from me. This one made my heart happy, even though the story wasn't perfect I still really, really, really enjoyed it.
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