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Seduced By His Touch (The Byrons of Braebourne #2)

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He Had to Marry Her

Everyone in London agrees the Byrons are just as "mad, bad, and dangerous to know" as their poetic non-relation. But Lord Jack Byron is facing a predicament that is scandalous...even for him!

Marry a young woman because he lost a bet? Unreformed rake Lord Jack Byron would do anything to get out of it. But the rich merchant who holds his debt insists Jack
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Mass Market Paperback, 358 pages
Published August 25th 2009 by Avon
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Dina
Sep 21, 2009 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Dina by: KarenH & Beanbag Love
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Angelc
Jan 07, 2010 rated it liked it
Lord Jack Byron agrees to marry spinster-ish Grace Danvers in order to erase a large gambling debt owed to her father. However, Grace's father knows she won't agree to the situation outright. So Jack must win her heart before proposing. Jack starts to fall hard for Grace as he courts her, but will she still be in love with him if she finds out their entire courtship is based on a bet?

I liked that the focus was on the romance in this story, instead of a subplot, but the hero and heroine weren't l
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Daniella
Jul 29, 2015 marked it as hr-purgatory
Welcome to my HR Purgatory shelf !

In Roman Catholicism, the purgatory is where the souls of the dead wander in an indefinite state. They stay in such a state unless they "become fit for heaven" at some point. Similarly, this shelf is where books that I am warned about stay—untouched and unread—unless a very compelling reason forces me to read them.

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Reason(s) for putting Seduced By His Touch in this shelf:
Once our hero here realises that he actually loves his wife, he does what a besotted hu
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Beanbag Love
Oct 19, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Well, that was a pleasure. I was actually sad it was over.

Lord Jack Byron (brother to the Duke of Clybourn) loses a ridiculous sum of money to a very wealthy cit in a card game. Although it certainly appeared to me that the cit cheated Jack, that's never actually stated. The man will erase the debt as well as provide an insanely huge dowry if Jack will meet, seduce and marry his daughter, Grace Danvers.

Cliched set-up, but very nice execution. Grace, of course is not the gorgon Jack expected. Al
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KarenH
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sraxe
I was not impressed by this book. It got super draggy and repetitive and completely lost momentum in the second half. Grace finds out about the contract half-way through and (unsurprisingly) Jack has to make it up to her. The thing is, he doesn't really grovel...he just decides to try and seduce her as he did before. Then, around three-fourths of the way through, Grace decides she needs to forgive and forget.

Exceeeeept...she catches him with Philipa. My problem with this was that the rest of the
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Jenny
Oct 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: made-me-swoon, steamy
Hero loses a big sum of money in a card game to heroine's father. Heroine's father promises he will erase the debt if Jack marry his daughter Grace. Jack seduces and deceives Grace but he falls in love with her. Grace finds out about his betrayal and decides to marry him but never forgive him because she feels she can never trust him.

I loved this couple. I think hero grovelled too hard to win heroine's forgiveness. Grace and Jack were sweet and sexy together! Off to read next book in the series
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Kit
Aug 29, 2009 rated it liked it
I thought the beginning held promise of a 5 star story. Something slightly disingenuous happened once Grace found out about her father's proposal to Jack. A heartbroken Grace is still erotically attracted to Jack and can separate sex from emotional need??? It would have been more understanding if it was a one time thing but not in this case... it went on and on. Then the sequence of events back in London had the story slip even further into a misunderstanding without the characters having the go ...more
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Quirkygal
Sep 13, 2009 rated it liked it
Maybe my hopes were a little too high for this book. While Warren writes with her usual aplomb and accuracy there was something off in this high stakes regency tale.

For me, I think it comes down to Grace Danvers our spinster heroine. In the first part of the book she seemed like a strong, feisty, determined woman - the kind of person who I'd want to befriend - but towards the end of the story I wasn't sure what happened to her or where her personality went. Yes what happened was a shocking blow
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Xiao_nie7
Sep 24, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: historical
This book was just so blah.
The plot was good enough to have ensured atleast an above average read. But, unfortunately it didn't turn out that way.
First of all, we don't see a genuine love build between these two people. He's chasing her (obviously because of the debt etc), and every now and then, the author puts in a perfunctory line about how she is not as unattractive he thought she would be and we're supposed to understand that he's developing real feelings for her. It's almost as if, since i
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Ami
Nov 23, 2011 rated it did not like it
I tried. I tried so hard to not DNF this book. But the problem with this book is just that it's so emotionless - I feel nothing for these characters, I feel nothing with these characters, etc. Even at the parts where there was supposed to be great angst (when she finds out that he's been lying to her about the money all along), I felt nothing.

The writing was dry/average, and the characters easily turned bland. There were shitloads of cliches, not enough groveling from the main hero - I also coul
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DemetraP
Dec 30, 2015 rated it liked it
A good read. Hero falls in like, then in love with heroine. Heroine shows backbone and when the deception is revealed, doesn't let hero walk all over her. Good love scenes.
Danielle
Jul 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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25yo spinster doesn’t understand why handsome lord Hero is spending time with someone “plain & Amazonian” like her. She attributes it as mere friendship until he kissed her & revises it to mere sexual attraction. So his marriage proposal takes her by complete surprise yet she accepts as she’s fallen in love with him & tells him so. Learning of his gambling arrangement with her wealthy father just 6 days before their wedding changes things for her. She proposes to continue on with the ...more
Jacqueline
Outside of some paranormal romances and the (very) occasional contemporary, I don't read too much from the romance genre. In fact, I had all but shunned anything resembling an historical romance. Whenever the genre came to mind, all that I could imagine was ripped bodices, heaving bosoms, petticoats and engorged members. I'll admit, this was particularly unfair of me since I'm pretty open-minded when it comes to any other genre. So, when Avon sent this book along to me I didn't even intend to re ...more
Nigina
Sep 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
RATING: 10/5 (that's how good it is!)

Wow! Great book, love the characters, love the story, love the circumstances, love everything about it! It's one of those books whereby you have to sigh contendly at the end. Or, in my case, become really giddy and jump around and tell everyone what a great book it was! :D

I have to admit something. I didn't read the first one in the series... I stumbled across this one and I didn't really like the synopsis of the first book like this one. So, I thought:'Whate
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Veri
I loved this book!This was finally a fortune hunting hero and spinster heroine that I adored. In spite of the hero's less than chivalrous actions in trying to get his gaming debt pardoned by seducing a 25 year old spinster ( spinster' s wealthy but untitled father's idea) he ends up liking her and deciding it's not such a hardship after all . Jack ( our hero) is a scoundrel but you can't help but like him and know that Grace (heroine) won't stand a chance . The best Part of the book, aside from ...more
Romancereviewer
Sep 06, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Tracy Anne Warren's latest, "Seduced By His Touch," is one of the best historical romances of 2009. Inticing from beginning to end, Warren tells a story of ladies man Lord Jack Byron, who agrees to marry the daughter of a wealthy merchant as repayment for a 100,000-pound gambling debt. He will also get a dowry of sixty thousand pounds, an enormous sum for 1809 England. The only catch, the girl, Grace Danvers, must never learn of the arrangement.

Jack sets out to meet, court, seduce and marry Grac
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Isalys
Sep 20, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: lovers of bodice rippers :)
Shelves: owned, favorites
At 25 years old, Grae Danvers is by all accounts considered a spinster. Taller than the average woman and with flaming red hair and glasses, she's no knock-out beauty. However, there is just something about her that Jack Byron finds irresistible and he vows to bed then wed her (in that order). He is successful in his scheme: get her to fall in love and agree to marry him. However, just days before their wedding, the worst possible thing happens - she learns the truth!

Grace was insecure because s
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♥The Kat's Meow♥
Dec 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: historical, ebook, nook
Seduced By His Touch (The Byrons of Braebourne, #2) by Tracy Anne Warren Not living in a time when people with wealth did not necessarily equal being accept in society, clearly now is way different than then, I can't quite relate to a monied woman being shunned from whatever society she seeks. However, not being classified as the epitome of what a particular generation claims a beauty; yes, I so get the wall-flower, not-accepted-into-the-"in"-crowd syndrome.

But still, to go waxing emotional, for an extended period of time, making decisions without first understand
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Kagama-the Literaturevixen
Jun 03, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: regency
I thought this book started out interesting with the heroines father blackmailing the H to marry his daughter.Its an old plot as far as regencies go but done well it can be good. H starts to pop up wherever the h goes,and I could really symphatize with her confusion at suddenly being chased by such an eligible bachelor. Up to this point I was enjoying the book.

Then things got racy...I felt he fell a little to conveniently for her and after she agreed to marry him they did little but have sex and
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Rachel
Jul 28, 2012 rated it liked it
London 1809

Our Lord Jack is 28 and Grace is 25. Right away I liked Jack no matter the whole deal of the bet. So handsome and funny. Grace on the other hand drove me batty with her childish behavior. Throwing shoes at he door???? Notes under the door? You're suppose to be 25, grow up. I can't stand when the woman will NOT listen to anything the man has to say. And I swear if her ass let her imagination run away again I was gonna choke her. No matter what he happen to do, she automatically assumed
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Nightwitch
May 19, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance-novels, dnf
Very standard regency romance - the heroine is intellectual and also very rich, the hero pursues her for financial reasons but finds himself falling for her womanly charms - but I just didn't have the patience for it; the writing wasn't particularly good (although it wasn't awful), the characters weren't compelling (although not awful) and the research seemed kind of shoddy, which certainly isn't uncommon in romance novels but in this particular one made me cringe. (Everyone refers to the hero a ...more
Cs
Mar 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Better than the first in the series, but not as good as following books.
Megan
Jul 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Edie
Apr 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, historical
3.5 stars. I enjoyed this one much more than the first in the series. It was a decent read, but I didn't love it, and there were issues that hindered my enjoyment of it considerably.

Jack's pursuit of Grace was meant to be morally questionable and rather despicable of him, and it really did the job- I was squicked out by his actions in winning Grace and the way he deceived her, probably more so than the author intended. The culmination of "what a gross human being!" for Jack was when he plied her
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Naima
Jack mengalami kekalahan yang telak. Oleh lawan mainnya ia ditantang untuk mau mendekati putrinya dan menikahinya. Sebagai imbalannya ia akan dibebaskan dari hutangnya plus mendaptkan mas kawin yang sangat besar. Syaratnya, ia harus bisa membahagiakan putrinya, Grace, dan mendapatkan kerelaanya untuk dinikahi Jack.
Jadilah Jack, adik dari seorang duke ini melancarkan rayuannya. Ia memutuskan hubungannya dengan mistressnya sebagai awalnya. Ekmudian menyusul Grace ke Bath dengan berbagai alasan yan
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Margay
Nov 29, 2009 rated it really liked it
Historical romances are among my personal favorite books to read, especially the ones where obviously mismatched people are thrown together by circumstance – or manipulative relatives – and over the course of time, come to realize that they truly care for one another. Seduced by His Touch by Tracy Anne Warren is one such book. It has all of the great elements of a mismatched love story. The handsome rogue whose circumstances dictate that he must court a woman not of his choosing. The spitfire of ...more
Lover of Romance
Lord Jack Byron, is wild and scandalous at times, but when he loses a bet of a amount he can't afford, he agrees to marry the gamblers daughter, but he has to convince her to marry him and make her fall in love with him. Grace, upon meeting the handsome Jack Byron, is flattered that he would want to be with her over how many other beautiful women, when she has never considered herself beautiful, however she feels herself starting to fall in love with Jack. Jack, even though in the beginning this ...more
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Mar 10, 2015 08:01AM  
  • To Wed a Wicked Earl (Devine & Friends, #2)
  • A Perfect Groom (Sterling trilogy, #2)
  • Seduced at Midnight (Mayhem in Mayfair, #3)
  • Always a Temptress (Drake's Rakes #3)
  • Midnight Pleasures with a Scoundrel (Scoundrels of St. James, #4)
  • Miss Winthorpe's Elopement (Belston & Friends #1)
  • My Darling Caroline
  • Something Scandalous (The Spinster Club, #3)
  • One Night with a Prince (Royal Brotherhood, #3)
  • Sinful (Addicted #2)
  • Always a Scoundrel (Notorious Gentlemen, #3)
  • Tempting Fate (Providence, #2)
  • With Seduction in Mind (Girl Bachelors, #4)
  • Lord of Fire (Knight Miscellany, #2)
  • To Romance a Charming Rogue (Courtship Wars, #4)
  • Taken by the Prince (Governess Brides #10)
  • Surrender of a Siren (The Wanton Dairymaid Trilogy, #2)
  • The Serpent Prince (Princes Trilogy, #3)
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Tracy Anne Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of ten Regency historical romance novels, including At The Duke’s Pleasure and The Husband Trap. Her books have appeared on the USA Today Bestsellers’ list and the Borders’ Group List of Bestselling Single Title Romance Paperbacks. She has won numerous writing awards, including Romance Writers’ of America’s prestigious RITA® Award, the Nat ...more
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Other Books in the Series

The Byrons of Braebourne (5 books)
  • Tempted by His Kiss (The Byrons of Braebourne, #1)
  • At the Duke's Pleasure (The Byrons of Braebourne, #3)
  • Wicked Delights of a Bridal Bed (The Byrons of Braebourne, #4)
  • The Bed and the Bachelor (The Byrons of Braeborne, #5)

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