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The Perfect Seduction Mass Market Paperback – August 29, 2006

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About the Author

Margo Maguire is the author of twenty-one historical romance novels. Formerly a critical care nurse, she worked for many years in a large Detroit trauma center. Margo writes full time and loves to hear from readers. Keep up with news on Margo's latest books by signing up for her newsletter on her website, www.margomaguire.com, and looking her up on Facebook and Twitter.

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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Avon (August 29, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060837322
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060837327
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,174,480 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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As a nice, sane break from the drama and fast pace of working as a registered nurse in an intensive care unit, Margo Maguire returned to college to study history, and fell in love. Writing about the historical characters she encountered in her classes was a good way to unwind from a crazy day in the unit. She soon started creating her own fictional characters and putting them into historical settings.

Margo is the author of twenty historical romance novels. Her books have been published in numerous languages, and have even come out in Japan as manga--animated books. She is the mother of three grown children and lives with her scientist husband in southern Michigan.

Margo participates in Romance Writers of America's yearly Literacy Signing, and does local book signings with every new release. She has given talks on writing and research techniques, and is a featured author at http://jauntyquills.com/, a blog she shares with eleven other romance authors. She is a regular contributor to the Avon Romance forums and sends out bulletins with Fresh Fiction and Eye on Romance. For news on Margo's newest work, visit her website http://www.margomaguire.com/ and sign up for her newsletter.

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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Kathy Kaiser VINE VOICE on September 1, 2006
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Margo Maguire is one of the few stars at Avon these days. She stands out from the rest of their authors because she writes exciting, intelligent stories. Avon tends to edit their authors to a drastic degree turning many of the historical romances they publish into simplistic, boring storylines with elementary dialogue. Maguire, on the other hand, has been allowed to write a fun, fast read, with dialogue that keeps to the period and doesn't jar the reader out of the historical time in which the characters live. Maguire doesn't spend a lot of time on intricate historical background, but she does give a good rendering of the problems that the Saxons had in conforming to William's Norman rule. The plot is fast-paced, and the romance between the hero and heroine is really satisfying, growing from distrust to respect and then love. This is a thorougly enjoyable read. The only negative is the ending. It feels pretty abrupt. But, I sense those dastardly Avon editors at work again, so I won't blame Maguire.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Lost In A Book ... on October 13, 2006
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I've been eager for this book ever since I read Maguire's THE BRIDE HUNT - the first story in which the heroine, Isabel, is abducted by marauding Scots when her family castle is invaded. For a year I've wondered what happened to Isabel's younger sister, Kathryn, who was also abducted in the raid. For an ENTIRE year I have wondered! Well, I finally know. THE PERFECT SEDUCTION is Kathryn's story, and the tale of her abduction and, ultimately, her rescue (by one toe-curling, yummy hero) is fantastic! The wait was worth it. THE PERFECT SEDUCTION did not disappoint -- in fact, I think it's even better than THE BRIDE HUNT -- a great book and hard to beat in its own right.

I love a good medieval romance and, sadly, good ones are few and far between lately. Sexy-hot, action-packed, tightly paced -- I devoured this book. Margo Maguire has made it to my auto-buy list.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Susan on December 20, 2007
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Margo Maguire's the Bride Hunt is one of my favorite books, so I wanted to read this book as it picks up on what happens to Isabel's sister Kathryn. I have to say that the pace and writing were dissapointing. The two lead characters were not very interesting, in fact the one person who stood out most was the wife who passes away in the beginning. Her story may have been a better one to tell!
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Viv on September 8, 2006
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Margo Maguire does keep getting better! The book has been summarized so I'll get to the good stuff.

From the moment Edric sees Kathryn he is consumed with lust for her. The sexual tension was exquisite. Edric fights.....and fights his temptation for his Norman enemy, but she is driving him mad. He's been celibate for a year after all!

The tension is perfectly drawn out so the h/h aren't in bed immediately, but when they are it's an explosion. Ms. Maguire doesn't sugar coat her love scenes with purple prose. They are raw and spicy just like our warrior-hero, Edric.

The story was told from both Kate and Edric's perspective so I could feel the torment each was in by falling in love with their enemies.

I read it in a matter of hours and was sad to see it end. I highly recommend this book. A definite keeper for fans of Saxon/Norman romance.
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Format: Kindle Edition
Margo Maguire has penned a delicious tale set in medieval England. The perfect Seduction has a wonderful cast of characters.

Katherine is abducted by Scottish rebels from her home. She has heard all the tales of what befalls a young girl at the hands of Scots and she has heard that no self-respecting woman would allow herself to live after abduction let alone return to her home. Katherine fears rightfully for her safety. Before her kidnappers can abuse her, she is rescued by a band of Saxons.

Edric is Lord of his keep and has been chasing Scot raiders. He comes to the aid of Katherine. Even though Edric is enchanted by Katherine, he is aloof and distant. He has a Norman wife who is shrewish and unkind and Katherine is a Norman who he believes to be cut from the same cloth.

Katherine feels she can never go home. She accompanies Edric back to his keep and finds tragedy waiting for him. Katherine feels separate from the villagers, after all she is a Norman but there are some friendly faces, namely a healer and Edric’s younger brother.

Katherine and Edric fight their feelings for a large part of this story. Edric is distrustful of Katherine and she has been less than honest about her identity. Still this couple has a palpable tension and they are by nature just and noble people. Edric is especially torn. Katherine recognizes her feelings long before Edric does. There are some poignant moments these two share bonding as a family and they add to the appeal of this novel.
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