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To Seduce an Angel (Berkley Sensation) Mass Market Paperback – September 6, 2011
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About the Author
Kate Moore is a former English teacher and three-time RITA finalist, Golden Heart, and Book Buyers Best Award winner. She writes Austen-inspired fiction set in 19th Century England or contemporary California. Her heroes are men of courage, competence, and unmistakable virility, with determination so strong it keeps their sensuality in check until they meet the right woman. Her heroines take on the world with practical good sense and kindness to bring those heroes into a circle of love and family. Sometimes there's even a dog. Kate lives north of San Francisco with her husband, miles of bookshelves, and a pack-n-play for visiting grandchildren.
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Hero Kit Jones the Marquess of Daventry has led a very different life than most aristocrats. He was kidnapped at thirteen, chained to a bed for two years by a depraved man, escaped at fifteen and lived for years with a group of pickpocket thieves in the rookery of London, reconnected with his family and now after a legal battle with his insanely greedy grandfather has been given his deceased father's title and lands. He has not forgotten his band of pickpockets; they live in his sprawling huge manor outside London. Daventry is twenty years old and well adjusted for a man who has had one horrible experience after another (including some hints at being a target of sexual assault by his kidnapper).
Daventry wants his charges to have a leg up on the world and he realizes their best opportunity is to receive an education, so he advertises for a tutor. He is surprised when a young pretty woman applies for the job.
Emma Portland is desperate. The reader is given small glimpses of her background. She was imprisoned with her family years before, escaped with her cousin and baby and lost her brother. Her cousin and baby are no longer with her but she hopes they have caught a ship to America. Emma is being blackmailed by the Duke of Wenlocke to spy on Daventry, if she refuses, a false accusation will be lodged against her with the magistrate.
Emma and Daventry have an instant attraction and she gets the job of tutoring by using her fine negotiating skills. Emma hates spying but enjoys being around the boys and especially Dav. Emma knows she must escape so she is constantly vigilant and carefully planning her secret departure.
Even though these leads do have a quick connection I never quite believed their story. Daventry at twenty acted much older than his years, too old actually. He seemed more like a thirty-five year old. Yes, he had a difficult life but I had a hard time believing that in three years he would have matured into the aristocratic Marquess. He did not bother himself much with his lands and estate management but rather was intent upon training for a boxing match which in some ways bespoke of a young man but did not explain why his older brothers encouraged his physical training and not his education on the responsibilities of an eventual dukedom.
Emma's back story although interesting was a little too unbelievable. She was brave except with her feelings, personal confession is a bit difficult for her. She did however act like a twenty year old girl when she struggled with her conscious.
The leads have a romance that felt like an older couple, not so much a couple falling in love for the first time at twenty. Dav appeared to have overcome almost every issue to be had when a young man is kidnapped and feeling abandoned. He did not like enclosed places so he wandered upon his roof but his kidnapping and probable molestation were dealt with very cursorily. Apparently one night with a prostitute cured him of any problems. This just seemed way too convenient. And easy.
It's not that this couple did not share a connection but it did not feel like the right one. Twenty year old men just act differently, they are still boyish (he was with his charges) but Dav seemed so much older everywhere else to include his relationship with his lead. Still the writing here is good and the heroine was genuinely likable and imaginative.