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The Seduction Expert

(The Seduction Expert #1)

3.33  ·  Rating details ·  953 ratings  ·  390 reviews
She's the seduction expert.

Women contact her to take over their love lives. She steps in when they're lost, she's supposed to succeed where they failed. She handles their single status, their relationships, their breakups, and very often their partners' affairs. Her job is a life priority, she spends most of her time at the office or between two flights in business class a
Paperback, 174 pages
Published August 26th 2019 by VSP Publishing (first published June 26th 2019)
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Edit (1/9/19): Looks like GR has managed to weed out most of the fake accounts that gave this book 5 stars so we now have a much more accurate gauge of this book. Thanks GR!


I received a request from the publisher to review this book, but declined.

I'm always suspicious when I'm being asked to review a book that has a whole lot of 5-star ratings from people with little or no GR activity. So many of the top reviews for this book are from people with private profiles, and if you investigate the
Jul 11, 2019 rated it did not like it
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I just want to start by saying that no I have not read The Seduction Expert, nor will I ever after this email. I was contacted over a week ago and asked if I would be interested in receiving a ebook arc in exchange for an honest review and that upon receiving it, there would be a deadline to submit it by. That was fine, I was interested enough. Well, my ebook copy was sent to me today via email and as you can see, I was asked to pretty much lie about my rating if it did
• Lindsey Dahling •
I’ll be honest—I DNF this book at 8%. That would be because the publisher sent me an ARC (email pasted below), asking me to review the book, but only post my review on GR if it’s above 3 stars. I thought the email was sketchy, but decided to be nice and give the book a go. Yet, the more I read, the more I kept thinking....nope. Fuck censorship. BYE GURL.

Hello Reviewers,

In attachment, the ebup/mobi file of The Seduction Expert.

Please do not forget to post your review before July 20 and if you do
TheBibliotheque ♡
May 27, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: read-arc
THERE IS SOMETHING EXTREMELY F.I.S.H.Y. about this book and VSP Publishing.

I'll just leave a couple of links below if you are curious. But I'll warn you: I wouldn't waste my time on this book. You can read my whole review down below.

- blogpost online shedding some light on some issues with the publisher (link here)
- Krystal's review where the publisher intervened leaving some alarming comments (link here)
- Mel's Bookshelf posted a screenshot of a comment from the publisher on a review tha
Jul 18, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Ok, lesson learned!🙋🏻‍♀️ I knew going in I wasn’t the right reader for this book! I should have listened to my little inner voice!

This book is listed as a romance, and that is the furthest thing from the reality! I was hard-pressed to find anything of a romantic nature in this book.

So now I’m left with the difficult task of describing this book. Where do I start? Women’s fiction? I think not! Thriller? Nope, that doesn’t work either. I’m at a loss....🤷🏻‍♀️

Now, I’m all in for unlikable chara
Jul 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a e-copy of this book from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review.

And here is my review. First lets briefly touch on the "elephant in the room". There appears to be a little concern for some reason about the way that the publishers are searching for ARC volunteers and strangely also about the ratings this book has so far.
Well I can honestly say I am a real person (although of course I would say that wouldn't I ?) and that I am not a "thirty something women " with a "ge
Nilufer Ozmekik
Jun 11, 2019 rated it liked it
Two and half stars rounded up, frustrated for reading a book about ambition and do whatever it takes to win when I was expecting a creative romance genre.

Oh boy, let’s meet with our ruthless and literally man eater baroness who helps the rich and famous women solve their troubled relationship issues!

Baroness standing between Devil Wear Prada’s Miranda Priestly and tv series Scandal’s Olivia Pope but with quite difference!!!She is not a fixer she is mostly absolutely truly executer, destroyer,
The Seduction Expert would be more correctly labeled The Extortion Expert or The Blackmail Expert. Her function has nothing to do with getting someone to love you and in fact, has nothing to do with love. The Baroness, as she likes to be called, has never been in love and doesn't love the man she plans to marry. Instead it's all about money, power, and destroying men who don't bow to the women in their lives.

The Baroness is a narcissist who plans to become more powerful, more famous, more wealt
Melissa (Mel’s Bookshelf)
Yeah, I’m NEVER going to review for this publisher again! AVOID AVOID AVOID!!!!!!
Check out the comments on my friends review here:
And this one:

Not to mention a screenshot I captured of the publisher being a B**CH before she obviously quickly changed her mind and deleted it! You can see that gem HERE


I have been on a reviewing break for a few months due to a crazy uni workload. As much as I would like to keep
✨Bean's Books✨
Jul 15, 2019 rated it did not like it
Um no...
This book was dry and boring. The men are made out to be nothing more than sluts or meat on a stick and the MC is a bitter snot who is used to always getting what she wants. She is mean to everyone and is completely unrelatable. There's really no storyline in play here other than that. No ups and downs no twists and turns. Just that.
I would definitely not recommend this book.

Side Note: after reading what this publisher has done to a few of my friends and others in the community, I can wi
May 02, 2019 rated it it was ok
Unfortunately this book wasn't for me, the premise was interesting and it was funny in part but overall this was a chore to read.
I really had to force myself to get through this, i think most of my issues with this book come from not liking the main character but in all honesty the plot wasn't for me either.

Thanks to NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
May 09, 2019 rated it did not like it
CW: Lesbophobia and lesbian erasure, ableist language and fat shaming.

I had even forgotten that I had requested the ARC of this book more than an year ago, when it suddenly got approved this month. I obviously wasn’t interested anymore, but I also didn’t wanna abandon it and it has a lot of gushing reviews calling it an empowering feminist novel, so I wanted to give it a try. And wow was I absolutely wrong to do so.

The MC who is a narcissist dominatrix with a superiority complex, is a seduction
Brooke — brooklynnnnereads
Okay guys, I'm about to lay it down and be real. The realest of the real. Prepare yourself.

This is without a doubt the worst book that I've read so far in 2019. No contest. From the content to the writing and editing, everything involving this novel was one hot mess. Before I had even completed reading chapter one I contemplated DNF-ing this book but I persisted (barely) until completion. Trust me, if I was less stubborn individual, I would have stopped reading and called it a loss after chapte
Jul 14, 2019 rated it did not like it
Unfortunately, this was so freakin boring and frustrating.
I kept on waiting and waiting for something to happen, but it was just boring. The main character is so annoying, frustrating, and so freakin narcissistic. She believes that she’s god’s gift to the world, while she just walk around belittling females and stereotyping them. And she calls herself a “feminist”!
I. Hated. Her.
I couldn’t see any romance in this book. And I’ve got no idea why does she call herself the seduction expert!! There’
Debbie Oliphant
Jun 05, 2019 rated it it was ok
I was excited to receive an ARC for a book that I thought may be interesting. Honestly, I love a good story where I cannot put the book down, but this book had the opposite effect. I read chapter after chapter trying to understand if this character was a protagonist or a narcissist, and over time, I no longer cared about the main character, and the plot if there was one, kept me unengaged.
Maddy Ivy Max
I have a love-hate relationship (but more hate tbh) with this book. And for that reason I'm glad it was short. Honestly, I don't even know what to say. The Seduction Expert was sometimes cliché (and not of the best kind), there were useless scenes (in my humble opinion), and let's be real, the Baroness is a cold-hearted b*tch (bathing in luxury and destroying men for pleasure). Yes she's smart and funny (of course funny in a mean way) and really fascinating (because sometimes mean people fascina ...more
Rachel Aranda
2-2.5 stars
I received a free ARC from VSP Publishing in exchange for a review to be released by the 20th of July.

Man oh man, has this book caused some trouble with its rerelease. Like many others, I was sent a DM on Goodreads asking to review this book. The premise interested me and it is on the short side, so I agreed. They told me to wait until next week for my copy to be sent. Here is a part of the email message that took me by surprise: Please do not forget to post your review before Jul
Jun 15, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: ebook-en, dnf, netgalley
When I started this book, I was surprised by the subject, this book is about. It is unique and something different than the usual books around. So that was a plus point. However, I found this book lacking on a few points. The main character is under developed. During reading this book I only saw part of the negative egoistic side of the main character and that was it. Nothing about her past, nothing about her as person etc.,. Next to that the story got repetitive. It is a shame because it could ...more
Jul 13, 2019 rated it did not like it
I got this book sent to me for a review and it amazes me how I've been told that "if you doesn’t like the book, thank you to let us know by email instead of posting a bad review (less than 3 stars)". Well, I'm sorry but my love for books DOESN'T let me do that, so here I am.

In The Seduction Expert we follow Baroness, who is supposed to be that professional, who helps women with their relationships problems. And I mean, that sounds great. If only she wasn't an asshole bringing other women down a
Tianna✸loves books✸
I’m a consultant. A seduction expert, to be precise. Women contact me to take over their love lives. I step in when they’re lost, I’m supposed to succeed where they failed. I handle their single status, their relationship, their breakup, and very often their partner’s affairs.

Her job was catching cheating husbands and destroying them.
Everyone calls her baroness. She has a huge client list.

She was too self loving. And she HATES men. She only saw them as some kind of dirt. Also she is not too frie
May 14, 2019 rated it did not like it
I was send a ebook of this from VSP Publishing through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Award for the most hate-able MC in the world goes to...
The Baroness!
Good points:
I read this book in one sitting.

Bad points:
Just as the book is finally getting into things it finishes with 'TO BE CONTINUED'...
The Baroness.
She calls herself a feminist when all she does (literally every other sentence) is put other women down whether it be in her head or to their faces. Anyone that isn't as at
Crack A Book Cafe
Jun 08, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: dark, romance
Callous, manipulative, power hungry and narcissistic in the extreme! Someone to be loved and adored! At least that’s what the Seduction Expert (aka Baroness) would expect you to think… 

Baroness’s perception of those around her is unerringly accurate; the reality of women scorned, the virgin eagerness to be loved or a simple need for connection is both cliché and oddly insightful. Sometimes uncomfortably so.  I don’t think many women could say that they haven’t fit into one of those categories a
May 21, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-netgalley
***3 Stars***
Expected Publication: May 27th, 2019

One of the most anticipated romance books of 2019? WHATTTTT??? What romance?
The Seduction Expert, known as the Baroness, is a lady who extorts men caught cheating on their wives and makes a ton of money off of them.
I guess let's start with the positives: I enjoyed the writing style and the short chapters; this was a very fast read I read within a couple hours. It had so much potential but here's where it fell short for me. It took until 75-80% o
Thank you VSP Publishing for an eCopy of the book in exchange for a review

Unfortunately, this book wasn't really my type and I kind of knew it from the beginning, but I still wanted to give it a shot. I am not really the chick-lit kinda gal, but some books surprise me sometimes so I still hoped. But even though I appreciated the fun parts of the novel and also the unique idea, I still couldn't make myself enjoy it.
I wasn't a fan of the main character, I found her too much of herself to trust her
To be honest, this book didn't work for me. I read it until the end because it was a short read, and I really wanted to know when all of Baroness' little universe was going to crumble. She is a vain and futile woman, and I disliked her deeply. Maybe that was the plan, but I won't read another book from this series for sure. Maybe it'll work for you, if you like strong female characters that feel like they are at the top of the world and everyone else is scrap. ...more
chloe ♡
i was sent a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

i'm a consultant. a seduction expert, to be precise. women contact me to take over their love lives. i step in when they're lost; i'm supposed to succeed where they failed. i handle their single status, their relationships, their breakups, and very often their partner's affairs. my job is a life priority, and i spend most of my time at the office or between two flights in business class.

dnf @ 24%, see below:

May 01, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: arc-reads
**Bangs pots and pans together** THIS IS NOT WHAT FEMINISM LOOKS LIKE.

Pardon me, but to the depths of hell with this book and the main character. Never before have I wanted to bitch-slap a fictional character so hard in my life. Never have I encountered such a mean, vain, selfish, obnoxious, vapid, rude, self-centred, arrogant, hypocritical, money-hungry, mistrusting and degrading woman in my life. Can you tell how disgusted I am? I couldn't even sleep last night because I was so full of hatred
Jul 12, 2017 rated it did not like it
I'd like to begin by thanking NetGalley, VSP publishing and the author for allowing me to read an advanced copy in exchange for an unbiased review. I must say I found the description of the book intriguing but honestly thought it was a novel. Perhaps it is supposed to be a novel, but it reads much more like a self-help book.

I rarely give a book one star but this book was not to my liking. There are run-on paragraphs that take up 2-3 pages. The author goes on and on about how wonderful she is and
Jun 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a really fun read. It did take me a little time to warm up to the main character, but I ended up enjoying her and the story. This is a great book for all the girl power feelings.
Sarah Ames-Foley
Jul 12, 2019 rated it did not like it
VSP publishing is unprofessional and manipulative and I suggest all book bloggers steer clear. ...more
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