- File Size: 615 KB
- Print Length: 216 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: November 13, 2010
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004C44GP0
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #143,275 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
In the Garden of Seduction (The Garden Series Book 2) Kindle Edition
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Simon knows immediately that Cassandra intrigues him. He insults her the first time they meet, but he later explains he assumed she was a lady and he expected to be rebuffed by his rude proposition. As he gets to know her, Simon becomes determined to marry her, but he does a bad job of making his honorable intentions clear to Cassandra. He tells his sister, his friend Harry and even asks her grandfather permission to address her, but Cassandra is in the dark. This, on top of pressure from Cassandra's grandfather leads to the big misunderstanding towards the end of the book, which is cleared up fairly quickly.
In addition to the romance between Cassandra and Simon, Cassandra has a whole other storyline going on. She discovers very early in the book that her parents are not her biological family and her grandfather is an Earl. He wants to claim her as his family and has plans for her. This plot is very nicely interwoven with her romance with Simon.
I've read this book several times and have read all four books in the series. It's interesting that another reviewer said her favorites were books 1 & 3, because my favorites were books 2 & 4. I'll admit I tend to like regency stories that include wealthy "Cits" (merchant class characters), but also I appreciate the sincerity of the heroes in both books. Simon's sister gives him some great advice in this book and he follows it closely since he'll do anything to win Cassandra's heart. I love that such an arrogant lord can humble himself enough to listen to his sister, ask for her help and to be sensitive to the heroine's needs.
Cassandra James is the adored, spoiled daughter of a loving, middle-class father...or so she thought. When she learns differently, her entire world is thrown into an uproar. Forced to go live with her paternal grandfather, Cassandra is expected to marry according to his whims and abandon the life & family she's always known.
Simon Fitzgerald, Marquess of Sutherfield, has a bit of the rogue in him, though he detests anyone who might suggest it. His penchant for red hair initially draws him to the beautiful Cassandra, while fate conspires to throw her into his path...& apparently his heart.
Herein lies great characterization, with a strong, stubborn heroine being relentlessly pursued by a dashing & enticing hero. The shift from infatuation to love progresses smoothly, and this story lacks the overwhelming odds many characters often face (though there are still obstacles thrown in the way, don't worry). Instead what is offered is a story about fear & trust & learning to move toward the possibility of happiness. The passion between the hero & heroine is exciting & moving, too. (Look for the scene in the rose garden...loved it!)
A secondary story involves the healing of relationships and learning to forgive wounds from the past. We get to see Cassandra struggle to maintain the only family she's ever known while reconciling it with a new family tied to her by blood. Wicklund did a good job portraying these relationships without allowing them to bog down the main story.
I had to re-read this book in order to write this review b/c I could not, for the life of me, remember any of it. (Another reason for the 4-star rating...it just wasn't as memorable for me as the other two books in this series.) Once I started reading it again, though, the plot & details flooded back.
This is a great book in its own right compared to other historical romances, but it just didn't resonate with me as strongly as the other two in this series. Still this is a worthy effort, and I don't think an HR-lover will be disappointed.
This is book 2 in a series of four:
1 - In the Garden of Temptation (The Garden Series Book 1) (Often free, so watch for it!)
2 - In the Garden of Seduction (The Garden Series Book 2)
3 - In the Garden of Disgrace (The Garden Series Book 3)
4 - In the Garden of Deceit (The Garden Series Book 4)
Cassandra had a hard go of it in the beginning of the book finding out that her wealthy father James wasn't really her father and her real mother who was long deceased was a nurse for her biological mother who died after Cassandra's birth. I hated it for her that she was to live with her grand father who had been searching for her for years and you would have thought he loved his grand daughter but he only wanted her because she was his last heir and bonus only wanted to keep his home and money within the family. This book had everything a romance novel should have mystery, sadness, drama, manipulation tactics, dreamy scenes and passion.