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An Artful Seduction

(The Infamous Somertons #1)

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1815 London

His lust for revenge will be his downfall…

Eliza Somerton has a dangerous secret. As the daughter of the infamous art forger who duped half the ton, she’s rebuilt her life under a new name. But when an old forgery goes up for auction, her father’s enemy, Grayson Montgomery, outbids her and presents her with an unimaginable choice: help him find her father or he’l
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ebook, 274 pages
Published June 20th 2016 by Entangled: Scandalous
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
"An Artful Seduction by Tina Gabrielle is the story of Eliza Somerton and Grayson Montgomery the Earl of Huntingdon.
Eliza father has disappeared after being charged with Art Forgery an duped most of the town along with Grayson. Grayson once was a well known top art critics but his reputation was ruin after falling for one of Eliza's father Art. So Grayson is looking to get back at the father for his dishonesty. Now a piece of Art that Eliza
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Lucy Qhuay

This was my first book by this author, but as she was recommended by one of my favourite ones in the historical romance genre, Madeline Hunter, I was expecting something more.

Unfortunately, it was more frustration than joy.

I do not enjoy to read about heroines who put themselves in the position to be raped by everybody and their mamas, when they open they mouth time and time again to say they're oh-so clever and resourceful.

Also, I'm tired of that hero who obviously feels something more for a wo
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Cynthia
Jan 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was a great read one that really pulled me giving the reader a story based on revenge, humiliation, wanting justices, pride ending with love of the best kind. Grayson puts a lot of pride in being an art critic than the day came when a forger made him look like a fool. Now 5 years later he is still seeking his revenge when it falls into his hands he jumps on it. Eliza has changed her name spending these past years trying to keep food on the table and a roof over their heads as well is trying ...more
Stephanie
Jun 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Eliza Somerton is the eldest daughter of the infamous forger of the ton. As a result she has had to revamp her identity. In order to not only provide for herself but her two younger sisters as well after their father abandoned them with no money, and no means for survival. Now she is known as Mrs. Somerton, widow merchant owner who sells decorative artwork and baubles for other well off merchants. But when her past comes to light in the form of a forgery she sold, Eliza will do anything to retri ...more
Amy ~ Love At 1st Read
Jun 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I love books that capture my interest from the first and hold my attention so much that I have to put everything else on hold until I finish. An Artful Seduction by new-to-me author Tina Gabrielle is just such a book.
Eliza Somerton is trying to build a new life and identity for herself and her two sisters after their father, the legendary forger of the ton, left them to fend for themselves five years ago. When one of her father's forgeries goes up for auction, Eliza knows she must obtain and des
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Tracy Emro
Jun 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
* I received a copy from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review *

I loved this book - it might be the best Tina Gabrielle book that I have ever read.

I loved the premise of the book - Grayson, the hero has been wronged by Eliza's father and he wants revenge. He is also looking for a stolen painting and decides to kill two birds with one stone by blackmailing Eliza into helping him.

Eliza has also been wronged by her father - he forged paintings and humiliated Grayson, when h
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Barbara
Jun 12, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2016-books
I did not enjoy this book at all. It started out well with Eliza and her sisters trying to make their way in the world after their father left them. He was an art forger who left just one step ahead of the law. Grayson, Lord Huntingdon was one of the many who were taken in by him.

Grayson seeks her out when he realizes who she really is and enlists her aid in finding people who may have underworld dealings with the art world. He thinks that because of her father's past she will know the people to
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Cathy Skendrovich
May 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book immensely. I thought Eliza and Grayson had amazing chemistry, and were likeable characters that I could relate to. I thought the plot was very unique. Ms. Gabrielle always manages to draw the reader into the world she creates with vivid descriptions of setting, as well as characters' emotions.
I did find the actual moment when the H and h consummated their love a little awkwardly placed, but that could just be me. It was, however, tastefully described while still managing to
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Vero Stro
Aug 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is a Regency Historical Romance by Tina Gabrielle. The book is about Eliza Somerton and Grayson Montgomery, the Earl of Huntingdon. It is a very entertaining read about trust, deception, revenge, forgery, betrayal and of course, a great romance!
The storyline is well written and complex and i enjoyed it.

I received a copy by the publisher via NetGalley for an honest review
Joan Osborne
Sep 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An Artful Seduction

Grayson Montgomery, the Earl of Huntington, had every reason to want the infamous art forger, who had fooled him with his work and almost destroyed his career as an art critic, captured and paying for his crimes and he was determined to see it happen. Blackmailing the man's daughter, Eliza, for doing the same only once was justified in his eyes. The storyline for this book was one I found interesting and it captured my interest throughout as I waited to see how this couple wou
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Sara
Jun 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
Loved this story about three destitute daughters of an art forger who abandoned them. The oldest, Eliza Somerton and her sisters, Amelia and Chloe barely survive running a print shop. When Eliza meets the handsome Earl of Huntingdon, an art critic once burned by her father, he's suspicious of Eliza who agrees to help him find a forgery and hoping to find her father. I love the chemistry of the characters and the story revolving around the art world. Highly recommended.
Barbara
Jul 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
(2016) ebook Tina Gabrielle brings together an earl bent on revenge and the daughter of the forgerer he is looking for. Of course the sparks fly. Of course they wind up married. Of course, it is great fun from beginning to end.
Maria
Jul 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful start of a new series! I enjoyed the premise of the story and that Eliza was both protector and provider for her family. Great chemistry between Eliza and Grayson made it an enjoyable read. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series!
Shirley Hamlod
Aug 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I've not read books by this author before. It was really good. I enjoyed the storyline and the interaction between the characters.
Gina
One of my favourite authors! Always delivers!
Lisa
May 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bur-2016
Humiliation, revenge, justice, threats, insights, pride and love- what a story.

Grayson Montgomery, Earl of Huntingdon, is also an art critic and a forger fools him...fast forward 5 years. He wants revenge and justice for his tarnished reputation. He discovers the forger's daughter is still in London and running a shop. Grayson blackmails Eliza Somerton into helping him find a stolen Rembrandt and he secretly hopes she will lead him to her father. She does not know where her father is; he left he
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Vickie
Jul 06, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

An Artful Seduction begins with Eliza attending an auction with one goal in mind: buy back piece of forged art that she and her sisters sold when they had nowhere else to turn. The sisters never thought to see the piece again, but when the piece comes up for auction, Eliza is determined to buy the piece herself so that the forgery will stay hidden. However, when Grayson Montgomery outbids Eliza, her opportunity is lost. Or is it? When Eliza approaches Grayson about buying the painting f
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Lindsey Gray
4.5 Stars!

Imagine an instant attraction to the daughter of the man who made you look like a fool to the entire ton.

Imagine a passion ignited for a man who sought to have your father hung.

Grayson, the Earl of Huntingdon, and Eliza Somerton, the daughter of infamous art forger Johnathan Miller, spark a passion neither wanted nor expected. Eliza attends an auction in hopes of removing one of her sister’s forgeries, but is outbid by the intriguing Earl. For the return of the forgery, Eliza and Grays
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Gwyn Plummer
Jun 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Eliza has been struggling for five years to provide for herself and her sisters. Her mother died when they were young; and her father, after facing Newgate for art forgery, fled without leaving them a penny. Out of desperation, Eliza’s younger sister, Amelia, forged an art piece (she inherited her father’s artistic talent) and sold it to provide them with food and shelter. Now the owners of an art store, Eliza is trying to regain the picture before the purchaser finds out it’s a forgery.

Grayson
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Joann Maggio
Jun 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
An Artful Seduction ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Written by Tina Gabrielle

Upon reading the first early pages of this book I was immediately drawn into the ever intriguing story. Eliza Somerton has been responsible for herself and two sister for five years. Her father Jonathan Miller a renowned art forger up and left his family never looking back.

Eliza's sister Amelia is also a very talented art forger and her painting has been put up at auction. Eliza makes it her mission to buy this piece and destroy it so her famil
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The Book Junkie Reads . . .
An Artful Seduction was aptly named. From the word go, we are seduced artfully with a compilation of intragyral primary and secondary characters. The pace stays on point from start to finish and the beauty of it all was that it takes place in historical England. With the primary goal of romance there was mystery and intrigue. The romance took on a certain air of seduction of its own. There was a rich combination of engaging character and storyline, seductive encounters between Grayson and Eliza, ...more
Lily Maxton
Jul 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
The set up: Grayson, the Earl of Huntingdon, is an art critic who was basically made into a laughingstock when he unknowingly bought a forged artwork. Now, he’s been tasked with finding a stolen painting and he thinks he can kill two birds with one stone— he’s going to use the art forger’s daughter, Eliza, to help him make some connections with seedy art dealers to find the missing painting, and hopefully Eliza will lead him to her father in the process, so he can finally have vengeance for his ...more
Laura
Feb 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I am not even sure how I came across this book but I am delighted I did. The Somerton sisters were a force to be reckoned with and not because of being overly bold or brash but by their overwhelming grace and poise despite their harsh life circumstances.
Grayson was a perfect match for Eliza and I am glad he had a lovely sister in Sara who was able to talk some sense into him.
I look forward to seeing more from the Somerton's.
April
An Artful Seduction by Tina Gabrielle is a Regency Historical Romance set against a backdrop of Art reproductions, forgery, seduction and romance. This is Eliza Somerton and Grayson Montgomery, the Earl of Huntingdon's story.
Well written tale of trust, deception, revenge, seduction, Art reproduction, forgery, betrayal, and romance.
The characters are well-developed, engaging, seductive and energetic. The storyline is captivating and entertaining. I enjoyed seeing how Grayson and Eliza learn to
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Michael Stern
Sep 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
An Artful Seduction, by Tina Gabrielle is a romance novel by its definition, but I found the story to be compelling. I am not usually a romance reader, but this one was fun. The setting is London in the early 1800s. Eliza Somerton, the oldest of three daughters abandoned by their father, attracts the attentions of the Earl of Huntington. The women are shopkeepers, not of the proper social world for the Earl, a renowned art critic, in search of a stolen painting. Read the book to find out what ha ...more
Jaci
Jun 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
An Artful Seduction is the first in the new Infamous Somertons Series. I really enjoyed this book. A plot that moves at a great pace, a rich story with wonderful main characters and interesting secondary characters that will surely appear in the upcoming books in this series.

Tina's writing is a pleasure to read, the dialogue is crisp, her descriptive writing takes you into the heart of story and the love scenes are amazing and hot!!! Grayson and Eliza are from two different worlds that collide i
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Michelle Joyce Bond
Sep 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
An Artful Seduction is the perfect historical romance--a Cinderella-style tale infused with art. Eliza was especially incredible as a heroine, shouldering the burden of caring for her sisters after they are abandoned by their blackguard father. She stands most assuredly on her own, opening her own print shop and working hard to eke out a living. It was satisfying to see Grayson ride in like a white knight--a knight who needed her as much as she needed him. This book is true to its title as Grays ...more
Amy Alvis
Jul 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed Grayson and Eliza's story. The whole enemy's turned lovers storyline is always so much fun. Both Grayson and Eliza both have the same end goal, to find her father, but they want to find him for two very different reasons. These leads to all kids of antics.

I loved all the bantering between Grayson and Eliza and the chemistry was red hot. This is definitely a book that you will want to read. I can't wait for the next book in the series!
Barbara Literski
Enjoyed

Three sisters trying to survive because of their father was painting and selling forgeries. An Earl's reputation suffers because of him finds true love with the oldest daughter. Good book to read and enjoy!!
Teresa
Nov 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A delightful afternoon's reading

I was granted access to the second in this series and, since I hate reading out of order, purchased Book 1. Loved it! While it ends with the expected happily ever after, the route there was a little different. A very pleasant afternoon's read.
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Amazon best-selling author Tina Gabrielle is an attorney and former mechanical engineer whose love of reading for pleasure helped her get through years of academia. She often picked up a romance and let her fantasies of knights in shining armor and lords and ladies carry her away.

Tina’s books have been Barnes & Noble top picks, and her first book, "Lady Of Scandal," was nominated as best firs
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