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Art of Seduction

(Stern Family Saga #1)

4.37  ·  Rating details ·  389 ratings  ·  165 reviews
Love was never supposed to be part of the end game.

Fallon’s life has been a road paved in misery and loneliness.
Then one day, she’s propositioned with a way to change it all.
From that day forward, Fallon planned on never looking back.
Until, she met her target, the man who could destroy everything.
Fallon’s a survivor, but can she survive him?

Gabriel is independent and bru
Kindle Edition, 344 pages
Published November 10th 2017
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Laura Lee
Nov 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Jan 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
When one of my dear friends praises a book with a line : "10+ stars", and highly recommends it to me, I'm like : "pfft duh?! alrighty then..."

And even if it wasn't quite the 5 star read for me, I have to say that I am surprised in a pleasant way by its content and concept to start with.

The story of one powerful woman, who arranged and organized hers and her sons' lives in order to obtain the level of status the Stern name carried in the world of shady business, politics and underground manipulai
This story is about Gabriel and Fallon. Fallon is a poor neglected girl. Gabriel runs a casino and he is also a mafia gangster. His mother is a very powerful woman. When she meets Fallon she thinks she is perfect for her son. She becomes Fallon's mentor and she changes her life. Fallon and Gabriel meet and fall in love but Gabriel won't let his mother run his life.

Steamy and angsty love story with some suspense. I loved loved that heroine was a virgin and that hero was her first everything. I r
Lu Bielefeld
Jan 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
I had never read anything by this author and I ended up getting hooked.
Family with a powerful boss who is the mother of heroes. She is a strong and very interesting character.
I enjoyed our heroine and she's no fool, she has the smarts learned the harshness of life in poverty.
Our hero is interesting and a typical alpha male.
I will not give more details so as not to spoil the reading.
Liked and recommend it!

"The man may be the head of the family, but the woman is the neck. As his neck, you can tur
Jan 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
10+ stars!
Shabby  -BookBistroBlog
Jan 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
For A debut author's maiden venture, this book is pretty well written, she has the unusual story all laid out and seems like a very thought out plot. Catherine Stern is the Matriarch of the Stern Family , determined to keep her family of Four powerful and handsome boys, together and strong. She's sacrificed and endured enough to be taken seriously and has earned respect of the entire town. She's revered and her reputation of being tough-as-nails precedes her, but her heart ahs special soft place ...more
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Art of Seduction by Monique Orgeron is the first book in the "A Stern Family Saga". This is the story of Gabriel and Fallon. Fallon life started off with a mother who drank and only seem to want her when she was useful to her. When Fallon turned 18 and also became prettier than her mother...her mother tossed her out of the house. So Fallon started working at a cheap dinner where she meets Catherine Catherine takes her under her wing to train, teach and educate Fallon on being the perfect women f ...more
Aug 05, 2018 marked it as to-read
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Love was never supposed to be part of the end game.

Fallon’s life has been a road paved in misery and loneliness.
Then one day, she’s propositioned with a way to change it all.
From that day forward, Fallon planned on never looking back.
Until, she met her target, the man who could destroy everything.
Fallon’s a survivor, but can she survive him?

Gabriel is independent and brutal.
He learned early on about his mother’s games.
For years his mother has tried to cont
Kim Sutton
Nov 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What an amazing story! I struggled to put this book down, it's highly addictive, once you start you just don't want to stop!

I love Fallon and Catherine and Gabriel and I can't wait to read the rest of the brothers stories and learn more about them.

This book is different. I wasn't sure what would happen or what motives Catherine had. At first I was very wary of her character. There's plenty of plot twists that kept me reading into the early hours, this is a book that you will devour.

Oct 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Wasn’t too sure what I was getting into here. First time I’ve read this author and I didn’t read the blurb, I wanted to be surprised. It wasn’t what I expected, it was better. I found a couple spots dragged for me and a a spot or two that switched gears so fast I had to re read pages to make sure I didn’t miss anything.
My fav thing is that this book has strong determined female characters
Aug 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Jennifer Pierson
Nov 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
HOLY HELL I would have never believed that Art of Seduction was a debut book if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes. Here I thought that I had been missing out on another fabulous author, but FINALLY! I'm right on time for a fantastic party that's made up of A Stern Family Saga series written by a new brilliant author! Let me try to generically describe it so nothing is given up that may be construed as spoiler douchery. Fallon's upbringing was filled with pain & loneliness, which taught her early ...more
Mar 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Omg!!! Fantastic, Amazing, Phenomenal, and Brilliant Storyline!!

This book was definitely keeping me on my toes with the suspense!! From beginning to end, I was so interested on how this book will end.... And let me tell you that, you won’t be disappointed at all!!

It was a phenomenal ending which I seriously couldn’t stop laughing so much because the Stern Family are just one badass, crazy loving family. ♥️

What I love about this book the most is how the author created two female role who haves
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Not what I expected

At first, I wasn't sure what I was getting into with this story.
So at first, Catherine turned me off, she was almost like a pimp, but by the end of this book I was loving her and crying for her. Catherine shows up at the diner that Fallon is working at. She tells Fallon that if she wants to make anything of her life then she should walk out with her and become someone.
So over the next few years, Catherine trains Fallon to become a sophisticated woman. But there is a reason f
Nov 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book had a lot of depth especially since it came from a debut author. I read a lot of books and normally, the author's writing develops with each book published. I can only imagine where this family drama will continue to take me as each story is published.

Catherine Stern is a mom of three sons. She loves them fiercely and only wants the best for them. When she meets Fallon, a young, woman alone in the world she begins to groom her to become the perfect wife for her son Gabriel. Gabriel, ho
Feb 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Art of Seduction is the first installment of the Stern Family Saga.

For a debut release Monique has nailed it. Her writing was impeccable and the story line was fantastic.

"What do they say? All’s fair in love and war."

Fallon was delt a crappy hand in life. She had a mother who couldn't stand her, and kicked her out when she was old enough.
One day while working at the Diner a lady by the name of Catherine Stern comes in and makes Fallon an offer she can't refuse.
Now before I continue let me add
Feb 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So Sexy and amazing!

This story was wonderful! The story was sexy, exciting, conniving, and everything that makes a great book! Gabriel was the perfect combination of sexy, tough, and strong. Fallon was sexy, tough, and naive. They were a great combination, and with Mrs. Stern throwing twists in the plot, I loved it! I can’t wait to read the second book!
Apr 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
So wow. This story sucked me into this book. I felt like I was living it with them. A very power full story for all the characters. A man who wanted to live his own life and not let his mom control him. A girl yes an girl who has lived a very hard life but learns to over come it with some help. A strong willed mom who only wants whats best for her boys. A heart wrenching past to a very loved future!!! I so loved this book. I didn't want to put it down. What an amazing story. I can't wait to read ...more
Jan 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have a confession to make. I have no idea how this book showed up on my kindle. I mean, obviously I downloaded it but what I mean is that I don’t remember if I won it in a contest, if it was a freebie in a newsletter or if my magical book fairy just made it appear *poof* (actually, wouldn’t that be awesome if there really was such a thing?).

I really enjoyed this book. There are a couple of different layers all going on at the same time and it held my attention from beginning to end. The plot l
Alicia Seay
Oct 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: women looking for a romance story with a strong woman not scared to be the boss.
Loved this book! Sexy, thrilling, relatable and powerful women! I can't wait to read the next one!
Scott Smith
Jan 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Amazing Book

I absolutely loved the Art of Seduction .. I read this book in 36 hours because it was so hard to put down. I was pulled into the Stern Family Saga and I can't wait till the Art of Forgiveness is released.
lily waheed
Jan 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
my favorite character is Catherine! what a woman , powerful, protective , smart and kind! can't wait for the rest of brothers stories
Merisa Zenicanin-Markuljevic
Jan 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 ⭐️
Jan 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: wow
This book was just wow... I couldn't wait to finish it, but then I wanted more. It's really well written, with characters that you immediately fall in love with. I'll definitely read it again.
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Art of Seduction is book one in the Stern Family Saga by Monique Orgeron. I thought this was a masterfully written book. Orgeron weaves an elaborate web around the reader until you are sucked into a world of lies, deceit, seduction and romance. I thought her characters were well constructed and likable. There are quite a few steamy and explicit sex scenes. The Stern family are not who they appear to be on the surface. There are plenty of twists and turns to hold your attention. Orgeron keeps ...more
Nikki  Malan
Dec 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Art of Seduction by Monique Orgeron
Fallon has looked after her ungrateful, alcoholic mother, all while working a dead-end job just to pay the bills. After one too many fights, Fallon decides she has had enough and needs to start making a life for herself. When a powerful woman propositions her, she knows it is an opportunity she needs to take. Catherine Stern is hell-bent on finding her eldest son, Gabriel, the perfect wife, even if her methods are a bit underhanded. Catherine Stern is powerful,
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I read the spin off series first as part of my book club. I was so enthralled by the characters and plot I had to read the original Stern Family Saga straight after, and unsurprisingly I can tell you - it did not disappoint! Wow I love this series. Great characters (main and secondary), great plot, great writing, no filler scenes and a hint of what is to come in the next book. What more can a girl ask for?

I can already tell Monique Orgeron is going to become one of my all time favourite authors.
Sep 03, 2019 rated it liked it
I am so conflicted about this book.
He had sex after they met.
His mother trained her for him.
The editing was iffy.
Some parts were immature.
She makes friends with the escort he uses.
I don’t mind Alpha a holes but he was a little too concerned with besting his mother.
I actually enjoyed it enough not to quit so that is where the conflict comes in. I found Zander and Vin more intriguing and and interested in reading their story.
Crystal Whitaker
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite series ever!! This series has it all with characters. If you have not read any of these books, you must start now!! Each book has all characters too so you get to hear how each of them are developing in their relationships. I read A Lot of book series and this group ranks in my top list. I cannot wait to read more of her wringing as new books develop!
Feb 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Read till it was done

What a read. Haven’t really had a book hold my attention like his one. Interesting plot..even though I figured it out. Some parts just totally unrealistic, this no five stars. I am off to read the next!
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Monique Orgeron is a Contemporary Romance w/ suspense author. Stern Family Saga

Written by Monique Orgeron’s eldest, most beautiful, and intelligent daughter. (My sister is going to hate this part.)
My mom happens to be the most caring, loving, and stubborn person I know, well anyone knows. She gives 100% percent of herself to everyone and has given up so much of herself for my sister and I. For twe

Other books in the series

Stern Family Saga (6 books)
  • Art of Forgiveness (Stern Family Saga, #2)
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