Seduced by Jess Michaels
Overview by Publisher:
Criminal Jack Blackwood has plenty of problems, from his complicated relationship with his brother to the plethora of men coming to dethrone him as king of the underground. What he doesn’t need is a rich, bored gentleman showing up to try to join his gang. Worse, he doesn’t need that gentleman’s sister, Lady Letitia Seagate, chasing after him demanding he keep her brother safe. If only the lady weren’t so damned intriguing.
Widowed Letty is desperate to protect her younger brother, even if it means matching wits with the notorious, charismatic Captain Jack. Only the man has far more to him than she ever expected, and his tempting kisses and smoldering promises leave her wanting more than she has ever dared before. Can Jack uncover the truth behind Letty’s darkest lies? And will they both survive the storm about to strike at the very heart of their passion?
Jess Michaels writes great historical romance stories. What sets her apart from her peers is that you know when you pick up her books that you are going to be swept away by a very, very sexy story. Not quite erotica, the bedroom scenes explode with passionate embraces that are highlighted by the emotional connection to the character’s stories.
Not only do you get a sexy romp, it gets better because of the excellent story that Jess Michaels weaves. You care about the characters, it’s not just great sex. As the reader you become emotionally invested in the story and the well being of the characters. This book features characters from previous stories. I always like when intriguing secondary characters get their own book.
Jack is brother to War, who just married into the Woodsley family. Letty is the cousin to the family and in the last book she was tricked by the evil Jonathan Ashton.
Jack notices Letty at the wedding and the two definitely have sparks flying. Jack is a criminal warlord and not at all suitable for the Lady Seagate, even though she is widowed. They share common friends and run into each other enough that the unexplored passion between the two is evident. The reader is left to anxiously wonder how and when they will act upon it!
Turns out that Letty has a pretty interesting secret that she has to keep. No other man but Jack can help her with her problem AND keep her secret. This is the beginning of a sexy and heated romance. Jack is an amazing lover and Letty is on the ride of her life. She has been so sheltered in many ways, yet knows harsh realities. Her relationship with Jack is equal parts physical and emotional as she is able to tell him the truth of her life. This is where Jess Michaels shows what a great author she is – she weaves emotional connection with striking physical attraction.
There is more plot to this story than Jack and Letty’s relationship. Jack runs a criminal enterprise that requires a lot of attention and focus. The dangerous side of London shadows the salons and parlours of the Woodsley family which makes for a great adventure to go along with the romance.
You can’t go wrong with a Jess Michaels book and this is another great addition to her historical romance books!