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The Seduction of Dylan Acosta: A Novel [Kindle Edition]

Nia Forrester
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Dylan wins the heart of New York Mets superstar Mark Acosta and practically overnight her life changes. But as she is pulled deeper into the world of disaffected baseball wives, designer clothes, and million-dollar homes, all while struggling to figure out who she is, will she lose what's most important to her?


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"Love Story? Life Story? Good Story!
I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. It was well written, presented vivid descriptive characters, a good plot and a wonderful ending." -Bea

From the Author

Seduction comes in lots of forms, not just sexual. This book is NOT EROTICA (a genre I enjoy reading but have yet to write) but a contemporary romance about a regular girl, drawn into a relationship with a more-than-regular guy and how they fare under the temptation and pressures of his high-profile career. 

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"You need to stop whatever you're doing and get to a computer right now."

Dylan strained to hear Ava's voice over the din of the game, pressing a finger into her ear. She was sitting in the section reserved for players' families, surrounded by wives gossiping and the squalling of babies and toddlers.

"I'm at the game," she said loudly.

"Dylan, believe me. You need to go check this out now."

"Wait a minute. I'm going someplace quieter."

Dylan stood and apologizing as she went, tripped over Stephanie and her kids, heading inside. In the VIP suite, it was only slightly less noisy, so she instead made her way to the ladies room.

"Ava? Are you there? What's going on?"

"What took you so long?" Ava demanded.

"I was trying to find . . . never mind. Tell me what's going on. Is it something with Max?"

"Max?" Ava sounded confused for a moment, as though she didn't even recognize her own boyfriend's name. "No, this is about you."

"Me? What do you mean?"

"Are you sitting down?"

"Ava, just tell me."

"I wish you were at a computer, Dylan. It's going to sound a lot worse than it . . ."

"Ava!"

"There's a picture in the Daily News of you making out with Ray Hernandez."

It took Dylan a moment to even comprehend what was being said.

"Dylan?"

"That's impossible."

"It's from Palm Springs," Ava began.

"I don't care where it's from. I've never made out with Ray Hernandez so it's impossible."

There was a pause and Dylan realized Ava was considering whether to believe her.

"Ava! Listen to me very carefully. I never made out with Ray Hernandez."

"Well, you two were a little chummy and the way he looked at you on the plane . . ."

"Tell me exactly what you see in that picture," Dylan said, her voice trembling.

"Okay. You're standing in front of a fountain. There's a gate, and . . ."

Dylan closed her eyes. Oh god. That first night in Palm Springs, when Ray found her at the park across from the nightclub. She tried to remember. For sure he hadn't kissed her, but the photo . . .

"So I'm looking at it, and it's kind of ambiguous," Ava said. "The shot is from an angle where it looks like he's kissing your neck or something."
"He was speaking into my ear," Dylan said, her voice dull. "He wasn't kissing my neck."

"Well . . ." Ava let the word drag out. "It's hard to tell that from this shot. And it doesn't help that there's a couple others . . ."

"Don't tell me," Dylan said, putting a hand over her face.

It all came back to her in flashes now. Ray holding onto her arm, holding her hand as they crossed the street.

"Honestly?" Ava said. "It looks pretty intimate. Almost like a lovers' quarrel or something. He's grabbing your arm."

"Ava, you know better than that."

"Yes, I do. But . . ."

Yes, but. Mark

"And what was going on there, Dylan? I mean, it looks pretty . . . damning if you want to know the truth."

Mark's parents. Miri. The other Mets player. What would everyone think?

"Well, the good news is that they don't seem to know who you are," Ava said. "They're calling you a 'mystery woman'. Ray Hernandez is known to be a big cheat, so . . ."

"Everyone who knows me will know who I am," Dylan said, her voice lifeless. "That's the important thing. Cindy. Everyone."

"If you're at the ballpark, Dylan, my advice would be for you to go back to the hotel. Now. Call Corey."

Corey. Mark's agent. He was also Mark's de facto PR guy because Mark didn't believe in manufacturing a public relations image. And up till now, he hadn't needed to--he was fast approaching Ray's status as the most popular player on the team and the press loved him as well. Now that 'love' was certainly going to be put to the test.

"Okay," Dylan opened the door to the ladies room, looking about her guiltily, as though everyone knew what she had just learned. But everyone in the suite was still occupied by the game, or drinking and socializing.

Feeling like a fugitive, she headed for the exits, finding one of the security guards to get her a car back to the hotel. Once there, she washed her face clean of all her makeup and changed out of her expensive outfit and into sweats and a t-shirt. Her heart could not seem to stop racing. After about an hour of pacing the room, she plucked up enough courage to call Corey.

At first, she got only his voicemail, but after trying twice more, he finally answered. 

"Pardon me, Dylan," he said, "but what the fuck is going on?"

Product Details

  • File Size: 529 KB
  • Print Length: 382 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1477526730
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008QNMHH2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #296,065 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I Mean I Liked It But... January 9, 2013
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There was just something that stuck me as a little off about Mark. I'm from a Latino family and the men in our family do not dominate women like he did. It felt as if that was the excuse for his controlling her. Let's be honest, she sort of needed it as her insecurities and naiveté almost made it necessary. But to just excuse it as a language barrier and/or an ethinic response felt lazy. And without an actual conversation about committment to boot! Maybe I'm just too independant myself, but when he kept TELLING her to do something rather than asking her, it rubbed me the wrong way.

I had a difficult time getting through the ending because it felt extremely rushed. The first 3/4 of the book were very slow and drawn out and really allowed the relationship to build and grow at a regular pace (regular in the sense that you would not typically get within a romance novel) even though it was only over the span of less than a year. The last 1/4 just rushed to tidy it all up. Plus given the responses throughout the earlier portions of the book, the lack of response was a little out of place.

At the end of the day I did enjoy the story. The initial character development was good and I was rooting for them to get their acts together and get over both of their insecurities. The book does contain some amazingly detailed sexual scenes but they weren't out of place and seemed very natural to the story.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read! December 26, 2012
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This was my very first time reading a book from Nia Forrester and it will not be the last. It was very well written and I didn't want to put it down from wanting to know what would happen next. You could tell the love Mark felt for Dylan from the very start. Their love scenes were hot hot hot in a sensual way. They had obstacles to overcome which can happen in the first year of marriage and then add the fact that he's a famous baseball player to the mix and it takes on a whole new level. I loved how the author weaved everything together and showed the life of athletes wives (not the reality show kind)and the obstacles they face. Bravo, Nia! Looking forward to reading more of your books.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent, But Not Exceptional March 3, 2013
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This novel was decent. The writer's style kept me engaged, despite the formatting and editing problems in the Kindle version. And many of the peripheral characters felt real to me, although the plot bogged down and really dragged in the middle.

However I am hard-pressed to give this novel more than 3 stars because of the utter unlikable nature of Dylan. She started out as a seemingly intelligent, strong woman but morphed into someone nearly detestable. At the drop of a dime, she became this weak-minded and easily influenced individual who didn't stand up to anyone EXCEPT the one person who supposedly mattered the most to her - her sweet husband Mark. She cared entirely too much about what everyone else thought and this behavior did not at all feel like the same Dylan we were introduced to at the start of the book. I understand the author wanting to show character development, but in this case the main character suffered from extreme regression which made it impossible for me, as the reader, to identify with her or even like her. And the first thing to make me put down a book is not giving a damn about the characters or what happens to them - after all, this is why we read - curiosity and caring about these fictional creations. It's a wonder I even finished this book at all.

As a side note, the timeframe of the whirlwind romance (married after only 4 months of knowing each other?) just felt a little too rushed for me to truly get lost in the love story. The plot wasn't very exciting either. Nothing really "happened" except for a ton of misunderstandings on the part of the (suddenly) dense Dylan, and all the tension was contrived. What I mean by that is it seemed to me like the events in the novel were not authentic or even realistic; they were just plot devices.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wow I love it February 4, 2014
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Dylan Dylan Dylan girl you had you had o learn the hard way about the lifestyle of being a true or superficial athlete wife. I must admit I truly understand the ply of Dylan she entered into a world that was unknown yo her and she had to learn that all you need is a great husband and a loving family. I get her I felt her pain even the situations that occurred in default. She was only trying to be what she thought she was supposed to be. It did not helped that the other wives influences helped her to get off tracked. She indulged herself into marks world instead of being the Dylan that he fell in love with. Yea the media can be so cruelly and they don't give a care if whom life they destroy. Dylan learned the hard way but she had a good friend in Ava and marks family who even when evidence says otherwise still believed In her. Even mark who I felt was to blame in Dylan transformation, he could of try and be a better husband instead of just being less interested. I love this story love the authors pen game. She has written a great story and tugged the emotions inside of me and open my yes to Dylan's seduction of being an athlete wife. It was real and she did not mince it nor covered it up. She took you there with this young couple and show you how love can overcome even when the outside is looking in. Is what you believe in that person that's what really matters. I truly enjoyed this story and I recommend whole heartily ....
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Cute!!!
What a cute Love story. Pure, sweet and romantic! I wanted a little bit more growth in the lead character Dylan but, it doesn't change my rating. Definitely one to read.
Published 1 month ago by Njahi2
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
It was an enjoyable read and I recommend this book for all romantic individuals.
Published 2 months ago by Lisa Gibson
5.0 out of 5 stars Nia girl!
As reader you experience many books that leave you with a little more love, more patience, more empathy, more overall understanding. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great read from Nia Forrester
For some reason, I thought I'd already read The Seduction of Dylan Acosta by Nia Forrester, then when I read the blurb I realised--no, I hadn't. But...wow! Read more
Published 5 months ago by KimGM
5.0 out of 5 stars Yes!!
Another great novel by Nia Forrester! The story was engaging and interesting and I had a hard time putting it down. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Natasha Carr
5.0 out of 5 stars Meet The Acostas
One of the best books I have read in a long time. The story was believable characters each had human qualities that made you feel for them and want them to succeed even thought... Read more
Published 6 months ago by M. Baudin
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story
I absolutely loved this story. Mark was so romantic and loving. Dylan was naive but good thing she came around. This was such a good story.
Published 7 months ago by Kat
5.0 out of 5 stars A lasting love!!
I loved this story and the whole cast of characters. I was frustrated with Dylan at times but sympathetic because fame and sudden fortune can be so seductive. Read more
Published 7 months ago by crystal d williams
4.0 out of 5 stars OK Read
I have read all Nia Forrester books, and this is my least favorite. I have to say Dylan wore me out. I continued to read beacuse I wanted her to just grow up. Read more
Published 8 months ago by serita hernandez
5.0 out of 5 stars Hot story with two of the sexiest men I've read in a long time...
I usually don't read "sports" stories, but this one was a nice surprise. Not only did Ms. Forrester give the reader a good glimpse into the world of professional baseball,... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Chicki Brown
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Nia Forrester lives and writes in Washington DC where, by day, she is an attorney working on public policy and by night, she crafts woman-centered fiction that examines the complexities of life, love and the human condition.

She welcomes feedback and email from her readers at authorniaforrester@gmail.com or tweets to niaforrester.


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