Small towns are definitely not for me. Probably because I was born in one, raised in one, and eventually run out of one. The understanding was that I would one day return to Chamberlin California. After all, it is my namesake. What my father didn’t count on however, was that once he sent ...more
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Noah Chamberlin is the oldest of four siblings from a small town in California called Chamberlin that was the namesake of his wealthy family that owned the Chamberlin Winery. He was sent away years ago and then swore to never return, but when his father passes away he returns to town to tie up some loose ends. He plans to be gone in a few days, but nothing in life often goes as planned, including the future h ...more
When this series was announced, I sat up and took notice. When it was announced that it was taking place at a winery, the grabby hands started. Not that I wouldn’t have been making grabby hands anyway since I’ve been a long time fan girl of the authors words, but the winery/small town setting was definitely a bonus, and I have to say I NEED more. I was hooked from the first chapter and while I was not all that pleased when there were no more words to read, I cannot wait to get m ...more
He left his home and left everything behind, his family, his siblings, and the empire of his family. He left because of the man who acte ...more
Man, it has been an age since we have had an Ella Frank m/f story, and at first it felt a little weird at first diving back into that world lol
Noah and Laurel's second chance will have you smiling, ad shaking with anger, and frustrated, but most of all it will have you hoping that they can finally get their HEA.
This is also more than just a second chance romance for our lovelies, this is also a story of repairing broken relationships. There is so much going on b ...more
Noah Chamberlin is back home in the small town of Chamberlin, California, after nearly two decades of living in Tuscany. He is only planning to stay for his father's funeral and go back to his normal life and career.
Laurel Anderson was the girl he loved but had to leave. He never forgot her, but is surprised to see she never left. She has her own career now. ...more
* * * * Spoiler Free- A Quick Review
It is no surprise when I say, Ella Frank is a master storyteller. Although it has been a bit since I have read her, in this new series opener, her craftsmanship shines through.
Pure Seduction is the first entry to the new series involving the Chamberlain Family. The father, Harry, is a man who wishes to control all things, all destinies of his children and anyone else he wishes. The winery bearing the family name and crest is ev ...more
Laurel + Noah.
We're in wine country, California.
This is book one in the Chamberlin siblings series.
Noah left his family and his family's wine empire years ago. More or less willingly. His horrible father forced him into the decision. We don't yet know the whys and hows.
He left behind his beloved siblings, his mom and the love of his young life: Laurel.
Now he's back - to his father's funeral and the reading of the will. Which he will not be happy about. None of the siblings are happ ...more
A second chance romance centered around a beautiful winery. Bring it on!
Pure Seduction has so many wonderful attributes. I loved the description of the family's winery and The Chamberlin family themselves. I found all the siblings so mysterious and intriguing.
Pure Seduction is the oldest brother Noah's sto ...more
Pure Seduction, Ella Frank's new m/f novel, was a pure delight! It's no secret I'm a sucker for a second chance romance, especially between childhood/young adulthood friends, and this one was as close to perfect for me as it gets.
Because of the circumstances that tore Laurel and Noah apart when they were teens, there was potential for a lot of hurt feelings and anger when they reunited at Noah's father's funeral. While things started off a little iffy between them, I was so happy with the wa ...more
Noah hasn’t been home since he graduated high school and sent away. He is returning for Harry’s wake. He has been in Italy running a winery there.
Laurel is Noah’s high school love and she is managing the winery. She is holding onto a big secret.
I guessed what the secret was and where that storyline was going early on however she wrote it diff ...more
This is the first book in a new series - and I am really interested in seeing how the story will develop. I love the world that we are plunged into - with a good dose of intrigue and plenty of family drama. Based around the Chamberlin family winery, it is told from the point of view of Laurel and the recently returned for his father's funeral, Noah. They were everything to each other in HIgh School, and then Noah disapp ...more
This second-chance romance is an easy read with likable and determined characters in Noah and Laurel, together with the rest o ...more
This is Noah and Laurel’s second chance at love and their story is set in Chamberlin family winery. Noah has been working in Italy and he hasn’t seen Laurel since he graduated high school but now he is home for his father’s funeral and ...more
This is the first book in this series by this author. This is the amazing story of Noah and Laurel. These two characters are well developed and have instant chemistry between them. This is a second chance, large time gap romance read at it's best. You won't want to put this book down once you've started it. The characters are well written and have fantastic banter between them. This is such a good feel good, hot and steamy romance read from this author. I was a little sad by the ending but only ...more
ARC kindly received in exchange for an honest review.
I enjoyed this one, but it did have a fair bit of angst for me. There was one thing I was pretty sure I was on the right track for, and waiting to find out had me on edge haha!
I liked both Noah and Laurel and found it interesting getting to know them, and to get some glimpses into their past as well. I also liked most of the secondary characters, and am looking forward to finding out more about them all.
I would've liked to have ...more
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Noah's back in his hometown, the town named after his family, the town he was sent away from nearly 20 years ago. Looks like it's the same ol', same ol' til he spies the girl he left behind. Too bad for him, she looks less than pleased to see him. Too bad for her that he still loves her, still wants her, and will do what it takes to seduce her back into his bed. But she just may be keeping a secret that might change his mind about having her. A big, life-changing kin ...more
Pure Seduction is the love story of Laurel Anderson and Noah Chamberlin. Noah and Laurel have known each other since high school ...more
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team
Angie – ☆☆☆☆
This is the first m/f book I've read by Ella Frank; I'm a huge fan of her m/m books, so I took a chance and read this one. It's a small-town, second-chance romance. I don't want to give away anything. The blurb grabs you and gives you a tiny glimpse into the story. You get all the feels in this book – angst, secrets, lies, second chances, and explosive chemis ...more
“ɴᴏᴀʜ ᴡᴀꜱ ᴍʏ ᴘᴀꜱᴛ, ᴍʏ ᴘʀᴇꜱᴇɴᴛ, ᴍʏ ꜰᴏʀᴇᴠᴇʀ, ᴀɴᴅ ɪ ᴋɴᴇᴡ ɪ ᴡᴏᴜʟᴅ ʟᴏᴠᴇ ʜɪᴍ—ᴀʟᴡᴀʏꜱ.”✨
Noah and Laurel lived a teenage love story which suddenly ended without explanations or goodbyes. Noah has been living in Italy for so many years but after the sudden death of his father, he returns to the place where he grew up. His idea is to go to his father's funeral, spend a few days with his family and then return to Italy. However, when he arrives in Cha ...more
It was quite a refreshing change to read a M/F story from Ella Frank. Pure Seduction not only delivered a heartfelt second chance romance story but also created a new world in the small town of Chamberlin which I fell instantly in love with. This beautiful story had built a steadfast foundation and brilliantly kicked off an amazing series.
Noah and Laurel’s second chance was filled with angst and secrets. After being torn apart unwillingly in their teen years, Noah and Laurel found that...more
I've had the distinct pleasure of reading all of Ella Frank's books, so I know that over the past couple of years, she's focused more on her M/M and M/M/M romances--all of which I've loved. But I was also quite excited when I found out that she was kicking the new year off with a new series and that it would be M/F romance! Noah and Laurel's second-chance story was a good start, one with a whole lot of heat between, a secret or two, and some major family d ...more
Noah hasn’t been back to his hometown since the day after graduating high school. His father sent him away so Noah decided to not come back. That was until the old man’s funeral. It was only supposed to be a few days in the small-town but his father ha ...more
Noah is back, he hasn’t been back to Chamberlin California since the day after graduating high school. He was send to Italy to study and one day manage the family winer ...more
Ella Frank is one of my favourite authors, everything she produces is absolute gold. PURE SEDUCTION, book #1 in her new Chamberlin Brothers Series, is no exception. Heat, passion, secrets, lies, romances and second chances abound in the story of Noah Chamberlin and Laurel Anderson.
Set in the small rural town of Chamberlin, where everyone knows everyone's business, a funeral has brought home the one man who never thought of returning ... Noan. Returning home means se ...more
Small town romance with all the feels.
Noah has returned home after his father passed away. He’s not returning home for him as their relationship was nonexistent but came home for his mum. What he’s not expecting is for his first love to be working on the family vineyard when she had dreams of leaving their small town behind.
Laurel never expected to see Noah again and knows what trouble she could be in with him in more ways than one, however, she can’t deny the chemistry ...more
3 1/2 STARS ⭐⭐⭐
Pure Seduction had so much potential, so much that I wanted to grasp but just wasn’t in reach while I was reading this book. This is my first book by Ella Frank, and although it wasn’t a favorite of mine, I will definitely be reading the other books that are sure to come next in this series. It was an easy read, with likeable characters but there were a couple loose ends that just didn’t sit well with me. That is one of the reasons that I gave this book o ...more
A life-long fan of the romance genre, Ella writes contemporary and erotic fiction.