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Aprendendo a Seduzir

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  4,710 ratings  ·  181 reviews
Durante um baile, Lady Caroline Linford abre a porta de um dos cômodos e flagra seu noivo, o marquês de Winchilsea, nos braços de outra mulher.

Para a sociedade vitoriana do século XIX, tais escapulidas masculinas eram normais, e cancelar o casamento seria impensável. O jeito, decide a jovem, é aprender a ser, ao mesmo tempo, a esposa e a amante, para que o marquês nunca m
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Paperback, 368 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by Planeta do Brasil (first published October 30th 2001)
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Sandra It does contain descriptive sex scenes, and other Patricia Cabot books I've read do as well. As Meg Cabot I think things are more tame and Young Adult…moreIt does contain descriptive sex scenes, and other Patricia Cabot books I've read do as well. As Meg Cabot I think things are more tame and Young Adult.(less)
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Susanne
Dec 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: romance and chick-lit lovers
This was one of my first books in the romance genre and I was a little bit skeptical – but the rage reviews convinced me to give it a try. I'm so glad - it was wonderful! One of my favorite books ever!

Lady Caroline Linford is a great heroine and I suspect that she’s drawn generic so that the reader can see herself as Caroline. Caroline is engaged to the Marquis of Winchilsea and in the first chapter Caroline walks in on him and another woman. Unfortunately, Victorian society do not allow for a b
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Mandapanda
Jun 18, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm rereading some old favourites because there aren't many new releases that appeal at the moment. Long before author Meg Cabot became a famous YA author of books like The Princess Diaries, she wrote sexy adult historical romances under the pseudonym Patricia Cabot. Educating Caroline is a hidden gem which deserves to be a lot better known than it is.

Lady Caroline Linford is an intelligent but naive society Miss who has recently become engaged to the man who saved her brother's life. But at a b
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Vintage
I am going to start with what worked and what did not work before I do my plot rehash.

The two major characters are well done. Caroline is spunky, smart and quite curious when it comes to sex as long as it isn't her fiancee, the rather pretty and boring Marquis. Braden, the H, is a fish out of Victorian water, a self made man, he is a big, huge bruiser who falls for Caroline's sweetness and sense of honor. The writing is light but not frothy. For some reason, the book did not catch for me, but th
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Kylara Jensen
A long time ago, I liked to collect books written by my favorite authors. Consequently I bought this book along with two others, because I love Meg Cabot.

SO my review of this book, Where Roses Grow Wild and Kiss the Bride . Which is ok, because these three historical romances have pretty much the same plot anyway.

These books really pissed me off. Like to the point where I'm done with historical romances, (except I'll still read Georgette Heyer.)

I am just so SO sick and tired of this trope.

Man me
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Miranda Davis
Jul 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read Regency romances avidly. This is among the most delightful I've read this year. You must read this book. The characters are charming, well-defined and believable. The plot has depth and substance, but is not gratuitously intricate. You read on to find out what happens next page after page. The interactions between hero and heroine are delightful, unexpected, revealing and endearing. And, ladies, Ms. Cabot can write a blistering love scene that is altogether proportionate and natural, not ...more
Lea
Jan 09, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
I think perhaps Meg Cabot's style doesn't transition well into historicals. She doesn't seem to care very much about writing in anachronic expressions or behaviours.

Also I couldn't handle the tired sexist tropes. "Oh the hero has slept with more women than any other man in London"... charming. I'm sure his dick isn't rotten with syphilis at all. "Oh the heroine is such a virginal princess, and it's her innocence that finally dazzles the rake". YAWN. Plus all those internal monologues where the h
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Jill
Oct 13, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I felt like some chick lit, and spotted a Meg Cabot novel on the iBooks sale list - it was a light, fluffy, funny thing I'd already read in high school. Some stalking in the same vein on my recommended reads list unearthed this and, seed planted, I decided to go with it. Surely, I thought, the Cabot must mean this was written under one of Meg's pen names.

I was right, because I am a genius, but assumed this book would be a witty, plot-driven romance that was less Fifty Shades and more Ten Things
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❀ ℓu-ℓu-ℓuna ❀
Wow, wow, oh wow!! This was the best historical romance read by Patricia Cabot (Meg Cabot) evah!!

Story goes...Caroline saw her fiance in another woman's arms. Unlike any other woman freaking out, instead she finds herself lacking and therefore decides to seek help from an expert...Braden Granville. He teaches her how to seduce a man, keep a man and saddle that man for life...but throughout the times they spent together, there's no denying the attraction between them. Braden also feels strongly f
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Melanie
Before reading this book, I never realized that Patricia Cabot was Meg Cabot (author of Nicola and the Viscount and Victoria and the Rogue, which, while YA, I totally enjoyed..). I was therefore really excited to read Educating Caroline, and although it's pretty predictable, you can't help but love the chemistry between Caroline and Braden: I found it lighthearted and sweet, and thoroughly enjoyable... Definitely not my last book by Patricia Cabot! ...more
Halley Sutton
Apr 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Might have read and re-read about four times in the last week.
Gail
This story had a cute premise, and was nicely written. The rich but low-born hero knows his daughter-of-a-duke fiancee is cheating on him, but he can't find out who, so he can break off the engagement without getting sued for breach of contract and losing wads of money. The heroine discovers her fiance the marquis shagging the duke's daughter, but won't tell the hero who his fiancee is cheating with because she's afraid the hero will shoot him. (The hero is a dead shot and an up-from-the-gutters ...more
Sabah
Oct 07, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: historical romance lovers; PRINCESS DIARIES FANS.
It had been way too long since I had read a Meg Cabot novel, and I'd all but given up on ever reading her works again. Her books for young adults have influences me so much, they remain in me always. So consider my surpise when I choose this book and see that it is written by the lovely Meg herself! I was excited to read it, knowing just well that I would definitely have fun, having read her historical romances for the YA readership. And disappoint me she didn't. This book had the signature Meg ...more
Poonam
Mar 30, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, historical
I really liked this book. Caroline is adorable.
The plot is good and well written and even the secondary characters are well developed.
Caroline Yamashita
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Laura Martinelli
I’ve been on this kick for the last few years of attempting to acquire a complete Meg Cabot collection, because I do have a few holes in my collection. (This unfortunately means reacquiring the Airhead series. Yeah, I know, I hate those books, but I need to indulge my completionist urges.) The big problem, however, is her early historical romances that she wrote under Patricia Cabot, which have been out of print for years. I have managed to scoop up copies of An Improper Proposal and Lady of Sky ...more
Claire - The Coffeeholic Bookworm
The story started out with Thomas Linford facing a pistol, getting shot by a duke. Then his sister, Lady Caroline Linford caught her fiance, Hurst Devenmore Slater, the tenth Marquis of Winchilsea, in bed in a compromising position with another woman (Lady Jacquelyn, daughter of a duke) and found herself astonished and embarrassed to learn that she could never pleasure her fiance the way Lady Jacquelyn did. (OMG, the naivete of Caroline got me cringing heavily, LOL). 

So she sought out help from
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Kaethe Douglas
Tremendous fun. I loved all the subplots, the suffrage movement, the badminton. It's always interesting to see what an author does with the conventions of a particular genre. Cabot takes the opportunity to push back against aristocracy in favor of technological innovation and hard work, brings in some animal cruelty issues, and throws in a criminal underworld.

Personal copy
Jess
Aug 10, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who want to be disappointed
This started off fine, and got worse and worse until even the objectively sweet epilogue couldn't make me smile. I did not care for Braden and Caroline, together or apart, and I'm still unconvinced that they love each other. Or like each other. It just doesn't make sense. There is no proper moment of understanding, of identifying with one another, or of fascination. And I don't mean physical attraction, which is fickle and not really understandable - and which they apparently have in spades towa ...more
Shakira
Oct 26, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The story line had a lot of cliches but since I read it because it had most of my popular tropes, I'm not complaining. A few things were very noteworthy like how Caroline had enough moral fibre to feel guilty about wanting to be with Braden even when she really loved him and she actually ran away to make sure she didn't succumb to her desires. That was not only highly mature of her but showed her sense of compassion and selflessness, even though I could argue that Hurst deserved to be cuckolded. ...more
Shakira
Oct 26, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The story line had a lot of cliches but since I read it because it had most of my popular tropes, I'm not complaining. A few things were very noteworthy like how Caroline had enough moral fibre to feel guilty about wanting to be with Braden even when she really loved him and she actually ran away to make sure she didn't succumb to her desires. That was not only highly mature of her but showed her sense of compassion and selflessness, even though I could argue that Hurst deserved to be cuckolded. ...more
Kate Dirty Girls' Good Books
Educating Caroline by Patricia Cabot
B, blaze, no kink, historical, 439 pages

This one read like a soap opera-in the best way possible.  I feel like a who's who might be the best way to start.

Cast of Characters:
Braden Granville-our hero, aka the Lothario of London
Lady Caroline Linford-our heroine, prim, proper, and, of course, virginal
Lady Jacquelyn Seldon-Braden's fiance
Marquis of Winchilsea-Caroline's fiance

Do you have it all straight now?  All right.  Here we go!

We start off with Lady Caroline
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Brief plot summary: a Victorian era betrothed woman accidentally sees her promised in a very comprimising position on the couch with another woman in the middle of a dinner party. Torn about canceling the wedding because her fiancé saved her brother's life in the past, the heroine sets out to win his heart by requesting lessons in seduction from a notorious rake.

I really enjoyed aspects of this book, and even chuckled a few times. However, I felt it could have been trimmed down about 100 pages i
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Liz
Feb 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical-rom
3.5, rounding up
Fernanda Granzotto
4.5 stars
Pandora
Jul 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So much fun! Almost want to go back to a repressive Victorian era just so I can be repressed,misrepresented lady. Truly wonderful.
Bookbitswritings
Apr 12, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I read it only because it had most of my popular tropes...
Hillary Paulino
A charming story. I've read books by this author for years and it's rather funny to see the moulds for her choice of hero, heroine and villain to have stayed the same. The villain is almost always a handsome blond haired blue eyed man who is almost always lying to the sweet, honest yet somewhat spunky heroine. The hero has dark hair and eyes and is, for lack of a better term, a hunk. He almost always seems to hold a station below the heroine as well, in the case of this book, he is an "upstart" ...more
Aidan Walker
This was one of the first books I ever bought years ago when I got my first Kindle (actually I've just checked and it was the 6th I got but I think the first I ever actually bought since the others were free) and remains one of my much-reread favorites. I was actually a kid when I first bought this and I was so scared that my mom would know (since it was on her account) that I was buying a book with ~sex~ in it!

Educating Caroline certainly isn't anything particularly remarkable, but nevertheless
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Jessica Chavez
Mar 17, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Pseudonym of Meg Cabot

Meggin Patricia Cabot was born and and raised in Bloomington, Indiana, USA, daughter of Barbara and C. Victor Cabot, a college professor. She also lived in Grenoble, France and Carmel, California (the setting for her bestselling Mediator series) before moving to New York City after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Indiana University.

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