Lessons in Seduction
by Sara Bennett
Headstrong Vivianna has always been a survivor. When she was six years old, she and her two younger sisters were kidnapped, held for ransom and later abandoned in a vacant cottage. They were found by a loving, childless woman who raised them as her own. Now an adult, Vivianna Greentree has realized her dream of starting an orphanage for those children not fortunate enough to have been rescued, as she was. But now the owner of the land on which her orphanage sits is threatening eviction.
Lord Oliver Montegomery is dedicated to his life of debauchery, but in order to sustain his drinking, gambling and carousing habits, he must sell the piece of land on which stands Vivianna's orphanage. When Vivianna promises that she will do anything to keep the orphanage, Lord Montegomery, who feels an immediate and almost feral attraction for her, promises to test her determination.
Lessons in Seduction follows through on its titled promise of a sensual reading experience. From their first meeting, Montegomery and Vivianna have the kind of chemistry one can only find in romance novels. This book captured my attention from the first page, taking me on a ride of attraction, heartache and sexual pleasure. Lessons in Seduction is exactly that: a complete lesson in seduction, and one I thoroughly enjoyed studying.
“Lessons that every woman should commit to memory.”
March 2005, 384 pages
What is prim and proper Miss Vivianna Greentree to do when her precious haven for orphans is threatened? She has no choice but to turn to the owner of the property, Sir Oliver Montegomery – yet the heartless scoundrel refuses to be swayed by reason. So Vivianna must resort to other means of persuasion.
Under the tutelage of Madame Aphrodite, London's most notorious courtesan, Vivianna is determined to learn the sensuous secrets that will render a man weak with desire, to melt Oliver's stony heart with a kiss, a caress and a promise. But as her encounters with Oliver become more intense, Vivianna unexpectedly discovers a fiery passion that leaves her breathless. And soon it becomes unclear exactly who is seducing whom.