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3.84  ·  Rating details ·  1,704 ratings  ·  89 reviews
Shorn of her glorious raven tresses and dressed as a man, Lady Antonia Lamb became Lord Anthony Lamb, desperate to keep the property entailed to her twin brother, who is missing at sea. Trapped—and liberated—by her masquerade, Tony meets her new guardian, the devastatingly dangerous Adam Savage, who has returned from his plantation in Ceylon, determined to turn the innocen ...more
Paperback, 532 pages
Published January 1st 1994 by Island Books
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The second half was so, so good that it totally salvaged my faith in Ms Henley's works. The fireworks between H and h are mega explosive, the plot also moves at a much better pace in the second half and we finally see our fierce h, Antonia, blossoming into a woman who realizes that her love and trust in her guardian is not misplaced and she would face down any scandal with him by his side.
The first half was needlessly prolonged by descriptive details for every small thing. It had its moments wh
Jun 20, 2010 rated it did not like it
It is ironic that books are composed of words, because words cannot express how godawful this book is. THIS IS IRONY, people. Not fake mustaches; not retro furniture. THIS.

Nothing about it is worthwhile. Even title -- so promising! -- raises expectations that it fails to deliver. NO ONE IS SEDUCED. Not the virginal heroine Antonia and certainly not her disgusting skank of a lover, who beds approximately fourteen other women in the course of the plot before getting around to noticing Antonia. I a
Dec 21, 2015 rated it did not like it
I'm so angry, you guys, you don't even understand how much.

I read this book cause of two reasons:
1) I love cross-dressing, historical romances
2) I had forgotten how TERRIBLE of an author Henley is.

It's because of that second reason that i'm not going to give my usual full rant review(yes, i know its long already imagine if i actually took the TIME to write out my full thoughts, geesh). Instead, I'm going to condense it down and give you my honest reaction:

I have some major fucking problems with
Little did Lady Antonia Lamb know that the sailing trip with her twin brother Anthony would turn out in an attempted murder and her brother's disappearance. To prevent their estate falling into the greedy, unscrupulous hands of their cousin Bernard, she decides to impersonate her brother.

At the same time, the twins' legal guardian – so named by their father, Adam Savage, leaves his plantation in Ceylon for England, to set up a home there, take care of his wards, and plan his marriage to Antonia
 Mary ❤️ DBO
Oct 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: a-m
Antonia and her twin brother Anthony take a boat trip to the sea, but the hole trip truns out to be a very well planed "accident" , a murder attempt by their cousin Bernard, who wants to take their fortune. In the aftermath of this accident, Anthony is lost, and Antonia takes his place, to prevent Bernard to succeed in his plans. So Antonia disguises herself in her twin brother Anthony.
Adam Savage is a very rich guy, powerful, gorgeous and sexy as hell. He is Anthony's and Antonia's
Sep 21, 2009 rated it really liked it
There was a lot I liked about this book. Unfortunately, there were things that also detracted from it. Like Tony's mother and Adam's attitude and thought during the beginning of the book, the immense detail, the dumb villain.

It's a great story, implausible, yet so fun to read. I loved Tony's male experiences. I didn't like Adam at first. Mostly because he wanted to marry Eve. I came to when we learned more about him.

I wish the author bothered to write a little about Anthony's experiences and gi
This book was interesting, but it had potential to be much better -- if only it had been about 150 pages shorter and had lost the purple prose. At 530 pages, the author tended to dwindle on and on in useless details instead of focusing on the fun parts of the book. The interesting parts were with the heroine playing her twin brother and living as a young man in Georgian England. Too bad the editors didn't help cut down some of the useless bits. Also, you could definitely tell this was an older s ...more
This was an... odd book. There was part of me that wanted to rate it a four, while other parts scream that it really should be a two. There were so many things that had me shaking my head and wondering if I should finish it.

This girl was a study of contradictions. On one page she would be vowing that she hated posing as a male and then two sentences later she would be thinking about how happy she was as her brother. In the same vein, one minute she would be gushing over ladies fashions an
Sep 20, 2019 rated it it was ok
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Jan 17, 2018 rated it liked it
So. Many. Details!!! I skimmed so many paragraphs. The author could have cut so much out of this book that just wasn't needed.
I wasn't the most comfortable with the main character wanting both a mother and a daughter. Didn't sit right with me.
I did love the sex scenes! They were definitely hot. I also love gender bender stories but this one was different in that in all the time she was masquerading as a male, he never had any perverse thoughts towards her. Would have been nice to see more of tha
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Persephone Zahariou
Can't rate it cause I skimmed. Worse than I have skimmed ever. Should have been half the size. Might change the review if I read it properly. Based on my inadequate reading though...

The author is so slow she's impossible to read. 6 paragraphs about the hero taking a bath. His everyday, nothing-happens bath. He washed his face and hair, gave the servant the soap, she washed his back, gave him back the soap, he washed... can someone slip on the darn soap? Can someone use it in some perverted way?
Apr 05, 2009 rated it it was ok
The premise of this book is what really intrigued me. A woman pretending to be her brother who finds herself falling in love with her guardian - who is trying to teach his "male" ward to act like a typical London gentleman.

The story itself was definitely entertaining, but it was the style of writing that frustrated me with this novel. So much of this book focused on providing too much detail about events and characters and environments that were hardly essential to the storytelling. This book is
Feb 15, 2018 rated it did not like it
Guys.... I can't .... I just can't. I gave this book 80% because I really wanted to love it, but it is GOD-AWFUL! The premiss was so fun, but the writing was bad and it was about 200 pages too long. I couldn't finish it. So much side plot I didn't care about, and Antonia is annoyingly indecisive...... save yourself the trouble and just read 12th night (which is what I should have done...) ...more
Chitra *CJ*
Apr 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
4 stars because I LOVED the plot(one of my favs in historicals) and their chemistry and sex was OFF CHARTS (HOT HOT HOT!!!)
Deducted one star because--her age, his sexual history with the mother and that slap.
Apr 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Antonia Lamb was before her time.............she would have done well in 2013

(My reactions to this book, in a nutshell.)
May 01, 2021 rated it liked it
The sex was good. Seduced was about he highborn lords and ladies all right but not the sedated lives of wives and daughters but the mistresses, actresses and harlots. About the dissolute set of Carlton house and their pastimes.
The H was the anti hero: he came from the gutters and you don’t discover at the end that he was the lost child of a noble family. He was disgustedly rich. New money mind you, that he earned himself with his physical labor and some other less savory means. His sexual energ
Antonia (Tony) is masquerading as her twin brother, to protect his holdings and inheritance from their evil cousin, Bernard. Adam Savage is her new guardian, following the death of her father. This book is epic and long. Tony and Adam don't meet until 30% into the story. Tony manages to fool Adam, and the rest of London society, into thinking she is a male but simply using foul language and swaggering around town. Had to suspend belief here. It was funny at times, when Adam was teaching her to b ...more
Jun 10, 2019 rated it liked it
You know when you find that bar of chocolate in your pocket and you're not sure how long its been there, so you decide to take a little taste? (Obviously you don't throw it away because it's well, chocolate.) And after that first nibble, you're like, not bad, but after another bite, it's actually pretty good?

That's exactly how I felt about this book. Initially I was wary about read a girl-disguises-herself-as-a-boy because it's one of my favourite tropes but I've been disappointed in the past.

Judith Sherrod
Dec 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

When England could say that the sun never set on English soil. Ceylon, and other parts of the world traded in many exotic products. Tea had taken over as the drink to be had, in England and other places. Many English settlers owned plantations in several parts of the world and there products were shipped when the demand was greatest.
Jan 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So steamy!

Loved how tony went through things from a mans perspective, i actually lol at times. Adam was so hot and so savage. It takes more than halfway through the book til tony is finally revealed but once she is, its gets so much better! So be patient in the beginning.
I read Seduced a long time ago, but I remember it very well. It was funny and romantic, but still adventurous and dangerous. I loved how confused Adam was with falling in love with Tony.... xD

Swati Pant
Nice story line, but too long. had to skip 30% of the book.
Julie Martinez
Oct 02, 2020 rated it it was ok
Apr 29, 2021 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
Jun 04, 2021 rated it really liked it
It was compelling, interesting, suspenseful and full of good characters. Glad I read it!
Jun 20, 2021 rated it really liked it
It kept me awake all night, until I finished reading it.
Jun 24, 2021 rated it really liked it
Awesome written.
Jul 18, 2021 rated it really liked it
The characters are nothing less that fine.
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Virginia Syddall was born on December 5, 1935 in England, where her father, Thomas Syddall, taught her to love history. She obtained a degree in History in the University. In 1956, Virginia married Arthur Henley. They moved to America, and now they live most of the year in St. Petersburg, Florida, and they spend the hot summers in Ontario, Canada, where they have their two adult children and three ...more

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