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Amore in gioco (Georgian #1)

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È la giornata peggiore della sua vita. Alden Granville-Strachan, visconte di Gracechurch, si è appena giocato tutto in una mano a carte e ha perso. Tutto: la proprietà di famiglia, la rendita, i gioielli, le armi. Ma il suo avversario propone di risparmiargli la rovina se riuscirà a sedurre l’inavvicinabile Juliet Seton, una donna che ha imparato a proprie spese che le rel...more
Paperback, 327 pages
Published July 1st 2010 by Mondadori, i Romanzi Passione
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The Seduction, Julia Ross - I greatly enjoyed so much about this novel, not least of which is the Georgian setting. The Seduction feels very authentic and representative of the period in which it is set and there is great care taken of the role of a person's attire and the relevance of courtly manners and social hierarchies. The novel itself almost reads as two distinct acts, and I did actually prefer the first half of the book a bit more than the second half, as it focuses on the tense battle o...more
Amazing! The first half of the book is the seduction of the title, but the hero/seducer and the lady being seduced, unbeknownst to them, are actually just pawns in a horrible game of revenge controlled by the lady's enemy, her former fiance. The seduction itself is pure poetry. The second half of the book is a new game between the hero and the heroine's enemy, with their lives and honor as the ultimate stakes. Brilliant use of the chess metaphor in both parts of the story. Even more brilliant de...more
At times this novel irritated me - but on the whole it's quite the moving read. The Georgian fashion is so outrageous, and as is emphasized in the novel, the contrast of masculine virility with a wash of lace and ruffles is arresting. The chess game/seduction, the pawns used and discarded, the symbolism of imagery - between the cats, the garden, and the costumes made this a rich and fascinating read. The irritation arose when the dithering to and fro went on too long for my taste. The intrigue w...more
This was rather melodramatic, as Georgians tend to be. I suppose it is impossible to write something restrained and reasonable when the characters are swanning about in patches and powder and yards of lace. I tend to like that sort of thing, and there were several moments when the plot hit high points and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

The problem for me was the hero and heroine's conversations, which are really the backbone of most romance novels. These didn't do it for me. They were always having the...more
Cherry Dare
I loved the premise of this book, and the first half of the novel fulfilled its promise: well-written, vivid, and very sensual. Unfortunately, the second half brought in a lot of unnecessary and uninteresting plot elements. A romance doesn't need tons of plot: the idea of the seduction could have carried the entire book.

I notice that several readers on Amazon disliked the hero's "feminine" lacy handkerchiefs and so forth. That didn't bother me at all. It's a historical novel, and different time...more
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Ms. Ross was not only able to turn it around for me and make me care of Alden. She also made me care about him and Juliet's situation. It was a lovely, well-written book. She writes metaphorically in some places, so you had to pay attention to what was going on. The last 1/2 of the book was full of suspense and the realization the Alden and Juliet loved each other, even though they both wanted to deny it.
Una copertina volgare e al limite del porno, per un libro invece delicato e sensuale, dove ogni gesto del protagonista, tal togliersi la giacca a tagliare l'erba, diventa un gioco di seduzione che l'autrice riesce a descrivere in modo suggestivo e ipnotico. Ho trovato impossibile non lasciarmi affascinare da Alden, biondo libertino disperato ma non meschino. Meno simpatica lei, ma non si può avere tutto...
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Carolyn Crane
I was just looking at this book on my shelf and thinking about how much I just love, love, loved it and that I have to reread it. The conflict here is so taut and compelling, and the characters just sparkle. It is one of those hero-makes-a-wager he-totally-shouldn't-have-made books.
Not so good. The premise was charming, but it just dragged on. Plus the drama/conflict was all in her head, so it was just tedious.
Karen Hogan
A baron must seduce a beautiful young woman to save his manor. The story was a little slow, but it was pretty good anyway.
The writing was beautiful. However I thought the story was slow and dragged on a bit . This book is not a keeper for me.
An excellent historical romance novel. A game of chess leads to seduction.
Apr 02, 2013 Evania marked it as gave-up-partly-through  ·  review of another edition
Reason I stopped reading: horrible and dramatic case of lust at first sight.
Poor writing + unlikeable characters = AVOID
Not bad for an easy smut read!
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Winner of the Rita Award for Best Regency, the Romantic Times Best Historical Romance of the Year Award, two Colorado Book Awards and The CRW Award of Excellence

Also writes as Jean Ross Ewing.
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