Source: free Kindle download 10/16/14
Date read: October 19, 2014
An Unlikely Husband
1. The Seduction of Sophie Seacrest - Paperback | Kindle
2. A Taste of Seduction
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When Holt Langford, the new Earl of Westover, returns to England after twelve years at sea, he resembles more pirate than nobleman, a far cry from the scrawny youth whose father shipped off to become a man. No one recognizes him and he’ll use this anonymity to enter a game of subterfuge in order to expose the scoundrel who has vowed to destroy Holt’s family business.Thoughts on The Seduction of Sophie Seacrest: I liked this book overall, but I sort of wish the thing Holt went through as a young man that made him run away to the sea had been explored a little more. Well, wait. That might have been too much for me (because sometimes I just want a light read). Maybe you should just ignore that first sentence.
Unfortunately, that scoundrel has a devoted daughter - Sophie Seacrest. Sophie can’t deny her attraction to the unorthodox stranger who stirs her blood and makes her think things no proper lady should. Holt and Sophie are drawn into a seductive tangle and just when he’s about to reveal his true identity and his honorable intentions, she discovers the truth and must choose between love and family duty.
I did like Holt and I can see why he'd be hesitant to tell Sophie who he was. I don't necessarily agree with it, but I can see how fear of being rejected could cause someone to put off telling the woman they found themselves falling in love with a rather hard truth about who they are and what their initial plan had been.
And Sophie. She put up with quite a bit. Between her father's issues, keeping the business afloat, and protecting her sister, she had a lot on her plate. Given the time she lived in, her actions were admirable.
Enjoyable, but nothing earth shattering. This was a nice book to get lost in when you're looking for something easy and light to read.