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The Seduction of Sebastian St. James ❰EPUB❯ ✰ The Seduction of Sebastian St. James Author Rachel Van Dyken – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk When the angelic Duke of Tempest, Sebastian St James, appeared unexpectedly at his boyhood friend s home, he had but one goal Find a suitable wife as soon as possible However, his impeccable reputatio When the angelic Duke of Tempest, Sebastian of Sebastian Kindle × St James, appeared unexpectedly at his boyhood friend s home, he had but one goal Find a suitable wife as soon as possible However, his impeccable reputation made him a prime target for ambitious mothers of debutante daughters He needed a planHelp came in the form of an unlikely alliance with Miss Emma Gates, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy viscount, who has deemed herself on the shelf, and only wants to marry in order to appease her parents Together they could sort The Seduction Epub / through the mire of would be mates to find their perfect matches That is, if they could keep their hands off each other long enough to pursue likely candidatesWhen a man from Emma s past makes a play for her hand, the truth about her life threatens to destroy Sebastian s reputation, a reputation he has carefully guarded since his youth In the end, the Angel Duke has to make a choice that will end up changing his reputation forever.

  • Kindle Edition
  • 271 pages
  • The Seduction of Sebastian St. James
  • Rachel Van Dyken
  • English
  • 13 June 2018

About the Author: Rachel Van Dyken

Rachel Van Dyken is the New York of Sebastian Kindle × Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances Hey guys I m rarely on Goodreads, if you need to reach me feel free to email EMAIL ME rachelvandykenauthor gmailFacebook.



10 thoughts on “The Seduction of Sebastian St. James

  1. Nicole Peterson Nicole Peterson says:

    Duke of Tempest Sebastian St James arrives at his friend Nicholas Devons home to ask for a place to stay during the season He also attempts to enlist Nicholas and his wife Sara s help in finding him a wife this upcoming season Sara has her cousin Emma Gates also coming to stay with them during her season to look for a husband to pacify her parents With that in common both Sebastian, escorting Emma, leave for their first ball that night At the ball both escape outside to the balcony for a br Duke of Tempest Sebastian St James arrives at his friend Nicholas Devons home to ask for a place to stay during the season He also attempts to enlist Nicholas and his wife Sara s help in finding him a wife this upcoming season Sara has her cousin Emma Gates also coming to stay with them during her season to look for a husband to pacify her parents With that in common both Sebastian, escorting Emma, leave for their first ball that night At the ball both escape outside to the balcony for a breath of fresh air and to take a break from the assembly Crouched and hiding Sebastian and Emma make a game out of pegging unsuspecting people nearby The winner gets a kiss Emma misses her first target and Sebasian nails his right in the forehead Emma hits her next two targets and Sebastian misses The winner gets their kiss and they get busted by Nicholas also As their punishment Nicholas makes an announcement the whole ball hears, that Emma and Sebastian will announce at the upcoming Fenton ball their choices for whom they wish to court.The following morning Sebastian shares his plan he came up with on how to avert Nicholas s announcement from the previous night His plan is that he and Emma will pretend to be engaged Giving them both the opportunity to find the perfect suitors Emma excepts with the stipulation that they get to choose eachothers husband wife The announce their engagement at the next ball and travel to a house party at Rawlings estate in the country Where they would do some scouting for whom they would like to match with I adored this book It s titillating and hillarious at turns Emma and Sebastian are both smart asses And lord knows how I do love a smart ass So wonder on over to purchase both of these books Hell, get all four I know I m going to continue the House of Renwick series

  2. Sophie Barnes Sophie Barnes says:

    This is the first book I ve ever read by Rachel Van Dyken, and what a wonderful read it was Emma s character was lovely I simply adored her adventurous spirit and found myself rooting for her the entire time Finding herself ruined albeit mistakenly so, for she was innocent, though even her own parents failed to believe her , she lives with the constant fear that her tarnished reputation will become public knowledge, destroying her chances of happiness forever Naturally, things are about to This is the first book I ve ever read by Rachel Van Dyken, and what a wonderful read it was Emma s character was lovely I simply adored her adventurous spirit and found myself rooting for her the entire time Finding herself ruined albeit mistakenly so, for she was innocent, though even her own parents failed to believe her , she lives with the constant fear that her tarnished reputation will become public knowledge, destroying her chances of happiness forever Naturally, things are about to get a bit tricky when she meets Sebastian St James, the devastatingly gorgeous angel duke His reputation is spotless, he is a gentleman through and through and though he seeks marriage, it must be to someone with an equally spotless reputation see where this is going DTheir interactions with one another are wonderfully entertaining Though there were a couple of instances where I wasn t exactly sure of whose pov I was following I believe it was purposefully done to keep the reader guessing about the identity of the bad guy yes, there s one of those too , I didn t feel as if it distracted from the plot which was excellently devised in order to hold the reader captive Looking forward to reading the sequel

  3. Desiree Desiree says:

    Why have I seen this photograph as the cover of three different books now I have never seen the same cover for multiple, seemingly unrelated books before and now all of a sudden this one is taking over I think it s gorgeous but does it really need to be everywhere Why have I seen this photograph as the cover of three different books now I have never seen the same cover for multiple, seemingly unrelated books before and now all of a sudden this one is taking over I think it s gorgeous but does it really need to be everywhere

  4. Christina Christina says:

    I like how Sebastian was a good guy from the beginning It ended up being kinda sweet.

  5. Giulia Giulia says:

    Oringally reviewed at www.devastatingreads.blogspot.com I like the first book in the series, The Ugly Duckling Debutante well enough Van Dyken s style is light and fun and easy to get drawn into And this time around I noticed less editing errors, though I still caught some basic grammar punctuation errors that made me want to ground my eyes out But it wasn t grammar that got on my nerves this time around I was quite put out this time around to find that as entertaining the story was, and as Oringally reviewed at www.devastatingreads.blogspot.com I like the first book in the series, The Ugly Duckling Debutante well enough Van Dyken s style is light and fun and easy to get drawn into And this time around I noticed less editing errors, though I still caught some basic grammar punctuation errors that made me want to ground my eyes out But it wasn t grammar that got on my nerves this time around I was quite put out this time around to find that as entertaining the story was, and as madly hot as these two characters are for each other, the bedroom door was shut in my face I was very annoyed I mean, Sebastian why am I forever falling for fictional British guys by this name was constantly lusting after Emma And she could hardly seem to do anything but flirt with Sebastian or day dream about his kisses I really liked this couple together Emma is pert, and daring and highly adventurous I love how she is constantly challenging Sebastian Emma loved to arouse and challenge Sebastian and just generally annoy him, which made me want to cheer for her but she was convinced that with her soiled reputation, Sebastian could never want to marry her, even if it did seem that he shared the same feelings for her that she had for him He s such a stuffed shirt after all, she just didnt see it happening I mean, his nickname among the ton was the Angel Duke Who gets called that Only him because he s so meticulously cultivated a thoroughly spotless reputation He s a perfect angel, very proper and worried about appearances, but underneath it all, he s something of a rake at heart He thinks it s damn inconvenient that he has to get married at all, but a duke naturally must produce a heir He really loathes the idea of attending the season and having all sorts of silly girls trail after him for the title of duchess, so he enlists Nicholas and Sara s help in choosing a wife Then he throws that plan out the window as he promptly falls in love with Emma and the two of them begin the most ridiculous romance ever They decide to pretend to be engaged so that they keep all the suitors at bay while each of them picks out the other s spouse You know how this story is going to endwhich is fine by me because I couldn t take these two constantly kissing in dark corners and then thinking of each other all night long and gnashing their teeth over hot and bothered they were Especially Sebastian Enter the novel s villain, John, the brother of Emma s ex fiancee, Rawlings, who kidnaps Emma with the purpose of forcing himself upon her Naturally, his efforts are thwarted at Gretna Green and Sebastian marries Emma after confessing how madly he loves her This is where the bedroom door gets shut in our faces And I couldn t understand why After all, the scene was set They had disrobed There was a bath We all know what follows next And it s not and they wake up the next morning which is what I got As well as a case of whiplash I was like, what happened And, thinking, but the last book had a bedroom scene, so I don t get it I was totally put out But then, as I was surfing around on Goodreads, I read that this series is on a clean romance list and many of the reviewers mentioned how clean the first one was So, um, I can t be mad about that bedroom door being shut in my face Clearly I m remembering the first book incorrectly when it comes to the bedroom activity But I m left with a little problemhow do I rate this clean romance Not that I have a problem with clean romances, I mean clearly it didn t bother me in the last book, but this time around I was expecting it not only because of my faulty memory but because it seemed to really be leading there I have to set that aside however if this series is clean Taking that into consideration, it does change how I m viewing this I have to say, the characters made me laugh, the pacing was good, and I connected a bitwith Sebastian and Emma than I did with Sara and Nicholas The only thing that really bothered me was that the villain John was overthrown and that part of the story was wrapped up far too quick and easy and off page for me 3.5 glittering stars

  6. Marissa Marissa says:

    I feel like I should be ashamed at how quickly I read this Perhaps I should be ashamed that I fall in to the grips of romance novels so easily in general, but if there s a sucker born every minute, I m probably one of them too I downloaded this on a whim, not knowing that it was part of a series, but it s not necessary to have read the previous one in order to keep up with the goings on of this book And on that matter, the goings on are thoroughly engaging without being downright tawdry, whic I feel like I should be ashamed at how quickly I read this Perhaps I should be ashamed that I fall in to the grips of romance novels so easily in general, but if there s a sucker born every minute, I m probably one of them too I downloaded this on a whim, not knowing that it was part of a series, but it s not necessary to have read the previous one in order to keep up with the goings on of this book And on that matter, the goings on are thoroughly engaging without being downright tawdry, which lessens the guilt a bit, I suppose.Set in Victorian London one of my weak spots for fiction anyway the audience is immediately introduced to Emma Gates, as a young girl The prologue witnesses Emma s assumed societal ruination when it appears that she s allowed a young man to take advantage of her, despite being utterly innocent Fast forwarding to Emma s mid twenties, bordering the edge of marriageable age, the story swiftly introduces the titular hero, Sebastian St James, the Duke of Tempest This being a romance novel, I m sure all of us can guess where this is heading, but the journey is still surprisingly fun I actually found myself rooting for Emma, a girl who s had to become not only witty, but intelligent while building a wall around herself that, of course, can only be broken down by the most charming and wealthy and titled and attractive of men Despite sticking strictly with the formula, the twists and turns are fun and the book never overstays its welcome The exchanges between Sebastian and Emma are entertaining there was an undeniable charm in the requisite heartstrings tug of war While there were certainly moments of cheese and eye rolling isn t that why you read these things though there was an effort to be true to the time period and I respect that With the exception of a couple of phrases that,than likely, weren t often overheard at balls and in parlors, there was enough of an appreciation of the expectations and traditions of the time, that I couldn t help but feel that I just LIKED the book It s not challenging and won t begin philosophical discussions, but right now, with a heat wave occurring in the Northeast, when it s all I can do to get up and get water from the tap, I don t want to do heavy thinking I just want to turn off my brain for a bit and wander around the British countryside and London society extravaganzas

  7. Jody Jody says:

    Well the first book ended with Sebastian walking in and saying he needed a favor So of course I wanted to read the next book I kinda liked this story although it probably could have been better I really liked Sebastian s grandmother even though only played a tiny role in story The author did a great job with the major minor character if that makes sense of Rawlings I really look forward to reading his book, even though hated him at first Emma is looking to finally marry, despite her ta Well the first book ended with Sebastian walking in and saying he needed a favor So of course I wanted to read the next book I kinda liked this story although it probably could have been better I really liked Sebastian s grandmother even though only played a tiny role in story The author did a great job with the major minor character if that makes sense of Rawlings I really look forward to reading his book, even though hated him at first Emma is looking to finally marry, despite her tarnished reputation Sebastian is getting married and all he is worried about is his reputation Well of course you can guess these two are gonna butt heads They decide a betrothal fake between them would serve their purposes And lets just add that they will pick out the spouse for the other Things certainly get complicated when they can not get the other off their mind long enough to look for a spouse

  8. amanda s. amanda s. says:

    3.5 stars, good but it s not as good as I thought it would be It s been a while since the last time I read book one so I had to do a wee bit catching up to do I looove the drama and I also enjoyed the small twist But overall I enjoyed this book and I can t wait to read the next installment of this series

  9. Rebecca (Beckee) Rebecca (Beckee) says:

    Nothing like finishing a book in one day Really enjoy the characters in this book, and look forward to anythis author may write.

  10. Kim Kim says:

    I was eagerly anticipating reading The Seduction of Sebastian St James, having finished Rachel Van Dyken s first book in the House of Renwick series, The Ugly Ducking Debutante As I truly enjoy her characters, I was interested in seeing her newest creations and what twists and turns of the plot she had in store for me.Sebastian St James, the Duke of Tempest, is known as the Angel Duke forthan one reason Not only is his appearance angelic, but his conquests and heroics are flawless, a I was eagerly anticipating reading The Seduction of Sebastian St James, having finished Rachel Van Dyken s first book in the House of Renwick series, The Ugly Ducking Debutante As I truly enjoy her characters, I was interested in seeing her newest creations and what twists and turns of the plot she had in store for me.Sebastian St James, the Duke of Tempest, is known as the Angel Duke forthan one reason Not only is his appearance angelic, but his conquests and heroics are flawless, as well as his honesty In short, he is a man of perfection However, despite having all of this he does lack one thing, a person to share his life with Thus, he travels to his lifelong friend Nicholas Devons Earl of Renwick home in order to find a suitable match among the eligible women of the Ton He finds a partner in crime in a woman named Emma, who is in a similar situation, as her parents her father is a wealthy viscount are forcing her to marry in order to obtain social and economic security, as well as protect the family inheritance With this common bond, Sebastian and Emma grow affectionately close Their relationship is put to the test however, as a man from Emma s past makes a play for her hand This backfires and causes details from Emma s past to come to light, which have the ability to ruin the carefully laid reputation that Sebastian has fought so long to protect and cultivate What will become of Emma and Sebastian Are these new details about Emma s life true Sebastian is one interesting character His rakish tendencies, coupled with his need for a flawless reputation, were interesting characteristics to find packed together in one person Emma on the other hand has been dealt a serious blow in life and is understandably skittish of men s affections This odd couple, as I liked to refer to them, were extremely interesting to read about and watch blossom.While the books may not be 100% historically accurate, they are still written in a descriptive manner that transports the reader into the time and place from which Sebastian and Emma hail The descriptions of the balls and parties that the characters get to attend make me pea green with envy The lush settings add to the romanticized feelings within the novel, making this love story evenenjoyable I found myself wanting Emma and Sebastian to dispense with the inner monologues that were keeping them apart from each other, and finally see how the other person could solve all of their problems But isn t that how life goes As humans we make thingsdifficult for ourselves rather than opening our eyes and taking advantage of what s right in front of our faces Their inability to see the benefits of their relationship made Emma and Sebastian seem very real and relatable.Van Dyken is currently at work on a third book in the Renwick Series, The Redemption of Lord Rawlings I highly suggest that you get to work on reading The Seduction of Sebastian St James as well as The Ugly Duckling Debutante if you haven t done so already in order to catch up before Rawlings is released You won t regret it Kimberly Reflections of a Book Addict

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10 thoughts on “The Seduction of Sebastian St. James

  1. Nicole Peterson Nicole Peterson says:

    Duke of Tempest Sebastian St James arrives at his friend Nicholas Devons home to ask for a place to stay during the season He also attempts to enlist Nicholas and his wife Sara s help in finding him a wife this upcoming season Sara has her cousin Emma Gates also coming to stay with them during her season to look for a husband to pacify her parents With that in common both Sebastian, escorting Emma, leave for their first ball that night At the ball both escape outside to the balcony for a br Duke of Tempest Sebastian St James arrives at his friend Nicholas Devons home to ask for a place to stay during the season He also attempts to enlist Nicholas and his wife Sara s help in finding him a wife this upcoming season Sara has her cousin Emma Gates also coming to stay with them during her season to look for a husband to pacify her parents With that in common both Sebastian, escorting Emma, leave for their first ball that night At the ball both escape outside to the balcony for a breath of fresh air and to take a break from the assembly Crouched and hiding Sebastian and Emma make a game out of pegging unsuspecting people nearby The winner gets a kiss Emma misses her first target and Sebasian nails his right in the forehead Emma hits her next two targets and Sebastian misses The winner gets their kiss and they get busted by Nicholas also As their punishment Nicholas makes an announcement the whole ball hears, that Emma and Sebastian will announce at the upcoming Fenton ball their choices for whom they wish to court.The following morning Sebastian shares his plan he came up with on how to avert Nicholas s announcement from the previous night His plan is that he and Emma will pretend to be engaged Giving them both the opportunity to find the perfect suitors Emma excepts with the stipulation that they get to choose eachothers husband wife The announce their engagement at the next ball and travel to a house party at Rawlings estate in the country Where they would do some scouting for whom they would like to match with I adored this book It s titillating and hillarious at turns Emma and Sebastian are both smart asses And lord knows how I do love a smart ass So wonder on over to purchase both of these books Hell, get all four I know I m going to continue the House of Renwick series

  2. Sophie Barnes Sophie Barnes says:

    This is the first book I ve ever read by Rachel Van Dyken, and what a wonderful read it was Emma s character was lovely I simply adored her adventurous spirit and found myself rooting for her the entire time Finding herself ruined albeit mistakenly so, for she was innocent, though even her own parents failed to believe her , she lives with the constant fear that her tarnished reputation will become public knowledge, destroying her chances of happiness forever Naturally, things are about to This is the first book I ve ever read by Rachel Van Dyken, and what a wonderful read it was Emma s character was lovely I simply adored her adventurous spirit and found myself rooting for her the entire time Finding herself ruined albeit mistakenly so, for she was innocent, though even her own parents failed to believe her , she lives with the constant fear that her tarnished reputation will become public knowledge, destroying her chances of happiness forever Naturally, things are about to get a bit tricky when she meets Sebastian St James, the devastatingly gorgeous angel duke His reputation is spotless, he is a gentleman through and through and though he seeks marriage, it must be to someone with an equally spotless reputation see where this is going DTheir interactions with one another are wonderfully entertaining Though there were a couple of instances where I wasn t exactly sure of whose pov I was following I believe it was purposefully done to keep the reader guessing about the identity of the bad guy yes, there s one of those too , I didn t feel as if it distracted from the plot which was excellently devised in order to hold the reader captive Looking forward to reading the sequel

  3. Desiree Desiree says:

    Why have I seen this photograph as the cover of three different books now I have never seen the same cover for multiple, seemingly unrelated books before and now all of a sudden this one is taking over I think it s gorgeous but does it really need to be everywhere Why have I seen this photograph as the cover of three different books now I have never seen the same cover for multiple, seemingly unrelated books before and now all of a sudden this one is taking over I think it s gorgeous but does it really need to be everywhere

  4. Christina Christina says:

    I like how Sebastian was a good guy from the beginning It ended up being kinda sweet.

  5. Giulia Giulia says:

    Oringally reviewed at www.devastatingreads.blogspot.com I like the first book in the series, The Ugly Duckling Debutante well enough Van Dyken s style is light and fun and easy to get drawn into And this time around I noticed less editing errors, though I still caught some basic grammar punctuation errors that made me want to ground my eyes out But it wasn t grammar that got on my nerves this time around I was quite put out this time around to find that as entertaining the story was, and as Oringally reviewed at www.devastatingreads.blogspot.com I like the first book in the series, The Ugly Duckling Debutante well enough Van Dyken s style is light and fun and easy to get drawn into And this time around I noticed less editing errors, though I still caught some basic grammar punctuation errors that made me want to ground my eyes out But it wasn t grammar that got on my nerves this time around I was quite put out this time around to find that as entertaining the story was, and as madly hot as these two characters are for each other, the bedroom door was shut in my face I was very annoyed I mean, Sebastian why am I forever falling for fictional British guys by this name was constantly lusting after Emma And she could hardly seem to do anything but flirt with Sebastian or day dream about his kisses I really liked this couple together Emma is pert, and daring and highly adventurous I love how she is constantly challenging Sebastian Emma loved to arouse and challenge Sebastian and just generally annoy him, which made me want to cheer for her but she was convinced that with her soiled reputation, Sebastian could never want to marry her, even if it did seem that he shared the same feelings for her that she had for him He s such a stuffed shirt after all, she just didnt see it happening I mean, his nickname among the ton was the Angel Duke Who gets called that Only him because he s so meticulously cultivated a thoroughly spotless reputation He s a perfect angel, very proper and worried about appearances, but underneath it all, he s something of a rake at heart He thinks it s damn inconvenient that he has to get married at all, but a duke naturally must produce a heir He really loathes the idea of attending the season and having all sorts of silly girls trail after him for the title of duchess, so he enlists Nicholas and Sara s help in choosing a wife Then he throws that plan out the window as he promptly falls in love with Emma and the two of them begin the most ridiculous romance ever They decide to pretend to be engaged so that they keep all the suitors at bay while each of them picks out the other s spouse You know how this story is going to endwhich is fine by me because I couldn t take these two constantly kissing in dark corners and then thinking of each other all night long and gnashing their teeth over hot and bothered they were Especially Sebastian Enter the novel s villain, John, the brother of Emma s ex fiancee, Rawlings, who kidnaps Emma with the purpose of forcing himself upon her Naturally, his efforts are thwarted at Gretna Green and Sebastian marries Emma after confessing how madly he loves her This is where the bedroom door gets shut in our faces And I couldn t understand why After all, the scene was set They had disrobed There was a bath We all know what follows next And it s not and they wake up the next morning which is what I got As well as a case of whiplash I was like, what happened And, thinking, but the last book had a bedroom scene, so I don t get it I was totally put out But then, as I was surfing around on Goodreads, I read that this series is on a clean romance list and many of the reviewers mentioned how clean the first one was So, um, I can t be mad about that bedroom door being shut in my face Clearly I m remembering the first book incorrectly when it comes to the bedroom activity But I m left with a little problemhow do I rate this clean romance Not that I have a problem with clean romances, I mean clearly it didn t bother me in the last book, but this time around I was expecting it not only because of my faulty memory but because it seemed to really be leading there I have to set that aside however if this series is clean Taking that into consideration, it does change how I m viewing this I have to say, the characters made me laugh, the pacing was good, and I connected a bitwith Sebastian and Emma than I did with Sara and Nicholas The only thing that really bothered me was that the villain John was overthrown and that part of the story was wrapped up far too quick and easy and off page for me 3.5 glittering stars

  6. Marissa Marissa says:

    I feel like I should be ashamed at how quickly I read this Perhaps I should be ashamed that I fall in to the grips of romance novels so easily in general, but if there s a sucker born every minute, I m probably one of them too I downloaded this on a whim, not knowing that it was part of a series, but it s not necessary to have read the previous one in order to keep up with the goings on of this book And on that matter, the goings on are thoroughly engaging without being downright tawdry, whic I feel like I should be ashamed at how quickly I read this Perhaps I should be ashamed that I fall in to the grips of romance novels so easily in general, but if there s a sucker born every minute, I m probably one of them too I downloaded this on a whim, not knowing that it was part of a series, but it s not necessary to have read the previous one in order to keep up with the goings on of this book And on that matter, the goings on are thoroughly engaging without being downright tawdry, which lessens the guilt a bit, I suppose.Set in Victorian London one of my weak spots for fiction anyway the audience is immediately introduced to Emma Gates, as a young girl The prologue witnesses Emma s assumed societal ruination when it appears that she s allowed a young man to take advantage of her, despite being utterly innocent Fast forwarding to Emma s mid twenties, bordering the edge of marriageable age, the story swiftly introduces the titular hero, Sebastian St James, the Duke of Tempest This being a romance novel, I m sure all of us can guess where this is heading, but the journey is still surprisingly fun I actually found myself rooting for Emma, a girl who s had to become not only witty, but intelligent while building a wall around herself that, of course, can only be broken down by the most charming and wealthy and titled and attractive of men Despite sticking strictly with the formula, the twists and turns are fun and the book never overstays its welcome The exchanges between Sebastian and Emma are entertaining there was an undeniable charm in the requisite heartstrings tug of war While there were certainly moments of cheese and eye rolling isn t that why you read these things though there was an effort to be true to the time period and I respect that With the exception of a couple of phrases that,than likely, weren t often overheard at balls and in parlors, there was enough of an appreciation of the expectations and traditions of the time, that I couldn t help but feel that I just LIKED the book It s not challenging and won t begin philosophical discussions, but right now, with a heat wave occurring in the Northeast, when it s all I can do to get up and get water from the tap, I don t want to do heavy thinking I just want to turn off my brain for a bit and wander around the British countryside and London society extravaganzas

  7. Jody Jody says:

    Well the first book ended with Sebastian walking in and saying he needed a favor So of course I wanted to read the next book I kinda liked this story although it probably could have been better I really liked Sebastian s grandmother even though only played a tiny role in story The author did a great job with the major minor character if that makes sense of Rawlings I really look forward to reading his book, even though hated him at first Emma is looking to finally marry, despite her ta Well the first book ended with Sebastian walking in and saying he needed a favor So of course I wanted to read the next book I kinda liked this story although it probably could have been better I really liked Sebastian s grandmother even though only played a tiny role in story The author did a great job with the major minor character if that makes sense of Rawlings I really look forward to reading his book, even though hated him at first Emma is looking to finally marry, despite her tarnished reputation Sebastian is getting married and all he is worried about is his reputation Well of course you can guess these two are gonna butt heads They decide a betrothal fake between them would serve their purposes And lets just add that they will pick out the spouse for the other Things certainly get complicated when they can not get the other off their mind long enough to look for a spouse

  8. amanda s. amanda s. says:

    3.5 stars, good but it s not as good as I thought it would be It s been a while since the last time I read book one so I had to do a wee bit catching up to do I looove the drama and I also enjoyed the small twist But overall I enjoyed this book and I can t wait to read the next installment of this series

  9. Rebecca (Beckee) Rebecca (Beckee) says:

    Nothing like finishing a book in one day Really enjoy the characters in this book, and look forward to anythis author may write.

  10. Kim Kim says:

    I was eagerly anticipating reading The Seduction of Sebastian St James, having finished Rachel Van Dyken s first book in the House of Renwick series, The Ugly Ducking Debutante As I truly enjoy her characters, I was interested in seeing her newest creations and what twists and turns of the plot she had in store for me.Sebastian St James, the Duke of Tempest, is known as the Angel Duke forthan one reason Not only is his appearance angelic, but his conquests and heroics are flawless, a I was eagerly anticipating reading The Seduction of Sebastian St James, having finished Rachel Van Dyken s first book in the House of Renwick series, The Ugly Ducking Debutante As I truly enjoy her characters, I was interested in seeing her newest creations and what twists and turns of the plot she had in store for me.Sebastian St James, the Duke of Tempest, is known as the Angel Duke forthan one reason Not only is his appearance angelic, but his conquests and heroics are flawless, as well as his honesty In short, he is a man of perfection However, despite having all of this he does lack one thing, a person to share his life with Thus, he travels to his lifelong friend Nicholas Devons Earl of Renwick home in order to find a suitable match among the eligible women of the Ton He finds a partner in crime in a woman named Emma, who is in a similar situation, as her parents her father is a wealthy viscount are forcing her to marry in order to obtain social and economic security, as well as protect the family inheritance With this common bond, Sebastian and Emma grow affectionately close Their relationship is put to the test however, as a man from Emma s past makes a play for her hand This backfires and causes details from Emma s past to come to light, which have the ability to ruin the carefully laid reputation that Sebastian has fought so long to protect and cultivate What will become of Emma and Sebastian Are these new details about Emma s life true Sebastian is one interesting character His rakish tendencies, coupled with his need for a flawless reputation, were interesting characteristics to find packed together in one person Emma on the other hand has been dealt a serious blow in life and is understandably skittish of men s affections This odd couple, as I liked to refer to them, were extremely interesting to read about and watch blossom.While the books may not be 100% historically accurate, they are still written in a descriptive manner that transports the reader into the time and place from which Sebastian and Emma hail The descriptions of the balls and parties that the characters get to attend make me pea green with envy The lush settings add to the romanticized feelings within the novel, making this love story evenenjoyable I found myself wanting Emma and Sebastian to dispense with the inner monologues that were keeping them apart from each other, and finally see how the other person could solve all of their problems But isn t that how life goes As humans we make thingsdifficult for ourselves rather than opening our eyes and taking advantage of what s right in front of our faces Their inability to see the benefits of their relationship made Emma and Sebastian seem very real and relatable.Van Dyken is currently at work on a third book in the Renwick Series, The Redemption of Lord Rawlings I highly suggest that you get to work on reading The Seduction of Sebastian St James as well as The Ugly Duckling Debutante if you haven t done so already in order to catch up before Rawlings is released You won t regret it Kimberly Reflections of a Book Addict

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