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Preview — Seven Secrets of Seduction by Anne Mallory
Seven Secrets of Seduction
Scandalous and provocative, The Seven Secrets of Seduction is an intoxicating insight into the mind of men and the desires of women; and the book has all the ton talking.
Secret #1: Every good seduction begins with a baited hook . . .
Well-educated, but not part of society, Miranda Chase is just as captivated by the erotic pages as everyone else in London. Intrigued by the...more
I think whatever I say about this book won't do it nearly as much justice as I feel it deserves. When you think about the plot, it seems like it has been done to death and that it's just a cliche. But this author takes every expected outcome or reaction and twists it in an unexpected manner. When you would normally see a dramatic moment or a villainous character, you don't end up with the expected. It was so refreshing!
Miranda was a simply awesome character. She's a "lowl ...more
Reread and enjoyed (almost just) as much as the first time! Lowered rating from 4.5 to 4. Such a terrific read, but I have to admit that sometimes, it seems like Mallory is trying way too hard to write flowery and pretty prose—so much so that I finish the sentence or paragraph or page and have no idea what the f*ck I just read lolol. I hate to say it, but it's true!! I consider myself a reasonably intelligent person, so I really don't think it's me. So ...more
It's been awhile since I read such a sensual and there's nothing more sensual then Seven Secrets of Seduction, the words just burn off the pages and the batter between Maximilian, Viscount Downing and Miranda Chase was very fresh and never stilled.
Miranda is my favorite type of heroine, she's smart and clever, plus she's just a shopgirl, not some rich woman of the ton. Maxim was at times a true mystery as the author gave us more of Miranda view then Maxim until later, by then we're so in thra ...more
Miranda Chase, an avid book-lover, works in her uncle’s book store. Unable to overcome her fears and fully embrace the world at large, she fulfills her dreams through the pages of her beloved books. One day, an irritating, confusing, devilish man enters the shop and proceeds to turn Miranda’s life upside down. Unbeknown to Miranda, h ...more
Things I really liked about this one:-
- In some respects, it captures more of the cruelty of Society than all the books that include Almack's or virginal ladies of the Ton ...more
During the first couple of chapters I was irritated at the prose and at what I perceived as flowery writing. But slowly Max didn't only end up seducing Miranda, he was also seducing me. There began my love of the book. Ms. Mallory, eventually relaxed the prose and just let the book flow and IT DID! Miranda is a lowly shop woman in correspondence with two men..one an old crotchety curmudgeon and a hot new author that has just put out the Se ...more
Miranda works in a bookshop for her uncle. She loved the book titled “Seven Secrets of Seduction.” She has been corresponding with Mr. Pitt who wrote a harsh criticism of the book for the local paper. Maximilian (Max) is a viscount. He visits the bookshop and begins flirting with Miranda. He then hires her to come to his home to reorganize his personal library. He begins seducing her. She tries not to, ...more
Dialogue Based Story
Emotionally Clever Dialog
Low to Almost No Angst
Quick Witted Smart Heroine
Silver Tongue Hero
Devilishly Charming Hero
Verbal Sparring Literal Versus Figurative
Poetic Sentimental Writing
“You consider me some sort of challenge?”
“I consider you the answer to a question that resides in my very soul.” His eyes held hers, an intensity there that she didn’t understand.
Miranda Chase loves books and reading. Especially the gothic romances that are the latest rage. She loves losing herself between the pages of books, especially the book by a most intriguing author, Seven Secrets of Seduction. It’s hidden layers and meaning captivates her. Her passion for her books soon gains the atte...more
4.5 seductive stars
“You will be my conscience, and I will be your shame.”
I am a little bit in love with this book. When it comes to romance it is hard to convince people that a book sometimes is not about romance but people. For example, the first kiss in "Seven secrets of seduction" does not happen until very far into the book; characters simply seduce each other with their intelligence. But there's nothing simple about such kind of seduction.
There were no villains in this book. And I loved that - too often that layer to HR feels false or forced to me. This was just a wonderfully fun story, told skillfully. I will definitely be looking into other books by Anne Mallory ...more
The catalyst for this historical romance is a titillating book titled The Seven Secrets to Seducation written by a referred to character named Eleutherios. It's 1820 and Miranda Chase is a shopgirl working in a bookstore. Maximilian, Viscount Downing arrives at the bookstore to pick up a package. Miranda and Maxim thereby begin a lively and witty discussion about Eleutherios' great selling book. Eventually, these two characters make a ...more
When Maximilian, Viscount Downing enters the store while Miranda is fully emersed in a fascinating novel he is completely entranced by the woman with a firm tongue and independent streak. Maxim finds ways to get closer to Miranda, wanting to keep her c ...more
Sadly, the heroine Miranda Chase was no better in my eyes. The author initially described Miranda as a practical shop girl, who had a passion for b ...more
I was divided between 4 and 5 stars
It's lovely story, and characters definitely had chemistry,
and I loved both Miranda and Maximilian, especialy Maximilian he was such a broken soul and I just wanted to hug him.
The only thing that I would change is that I wanted to see more of Maximilian thoughts.
The heroine was working class and gave into the hero so easily after making a bet that he couldn't seduce her. She was seduced when she met him, it was a bet easily lost.
The hero was both boringly suave. He spoke pretty and wanted to make her his mistress.
The were too much damn background and descriptions. No one gave a fuck about. It was soo boring.
There wasn't a plot here.
There was sex scenes in here. They weren't crazy but surprisingly for this author, they were here. I didn' ...more
#2:Once the hook is in place the lure must be set
#3:Pull forth or use the unexpected.Create havoc and relish in the chaos.Put her off guard even if she is on guard at the same time.
#4:Never lose control...and never let another pull your strings without your consent.Own your own thoughts.Know your confidense and she will fall at your feet.
#5:Some are more pipe for sedution cthan the others.But the sweetest fruit is the woman who doesnt real ...more
Blech. This book was so boring. There was just no conflict! It was one insipid, confusing roller coaster dialogue after another, and it was pointless to root through. It was as if “invigorating” dialogue was going to suddenly improve a tiresome story about a woman’s infatuation with a writer and the hero’s infatuation with her. And everything, it seemed, centered around his smile—how it curved, slid, spread across his face, tilted at the edges. It seemed every line surroun ...more
Although Hero's POV in this book were very few, but I think it give air of mystery to his character. Okay, he's a jerk exrao ...more
Painfully slow, dripping with entendres that fall embarassingly flat, the limpest and most feeble of plots to prop it up, a hero and heroine who try to be much cleverer than they are and pitiful scraps of sexy times that whimper and drag themselves away with shame before your brain can process them....more
I'd like to say I loathed this book, but the t