Monday, March 30, 2009
35. Then Comes Seduction
Rated 5 Stars
The best thing about Mary Balogh is that you always get what you expect. I have never had the urge to either not finish one of her books or throw one at the wall. After my two previous disappoint reads this turned into a real comfort read.
Jasper Finley, Baron Montford, had never lost a wager until he met Katherine Huxtable. But when he bets his friends that he can successfully seduce Katherine, after their first meeting, he not only admits defeat but also patiently listens to Katherine as she verbally decimates his character, then sends him on his way. When the two meet again three years later in London, Jasper finds he is still intrigued with the beguiling Katherine, so he proposes another wager: he will make her fall in love with him. Katherine knows the smart thing to do is to send Jasper away once again, but somehow she finds the idea of romance with a dangerous rake irresistible.