Will Thornton is a property developer who wants to turn the area around Kate Kelly's computer shop, K.I.T, into a shiny new development called the Risings. But Will has been away in London and his second in command, and brother in law, Chris has been left in charge, though he has assured Will that they had the verbal consent of Kate to sell, it isn't actually the case, and as the last business owner standing. Knowing he has to do something about it, Will goes to talk Kate over, and instead gets bowled over by her blonde hair, glasses and vulnerability. Although at first he just plans to seduce her to gain her building, it soon turns into much much more.
The Seduction Game is first and foremost a romance, though the title includes the word seduction, you shouldn't get the wrong idea about it, there is one sex scene, and its not glossed over, but it isn't in great detail either. The focus of the story is most definitely on the growing romance between Will and Kate. It was good that the third person narrative swapped between them though, it really helped to show what they were both feeling.
It took me a little while to figure out that the Chris that Meg (Kate's friend) and Kate really didn't like was the same Chris that was married to Will's sister, Jen. I'm not sure why, and that was probably me being slow rather than anything else! Though I couldn't help but agree with the first description of Chris that you got (from Meg and Kate) which was that he was sleezy and a bit of a slime ball. By the end I was actively hating him!
Speaking of both Meg and Jen, they both played a bigger role than most friends and sisters play. In the case of Meg, its that Kate actually has a friend, a friend that she still talked to even when she was dating Will. Though the other good thing about their friendship was how different they were, so often friends are really similar, whereas in this case it was definitely opposites attract. In Jen's case, she was Will's confidant, because even he admitted that he didn't have many friends. I do think that the author captured the sibling relationship extremely well.
The ending...as in the bit before the Epilogue, oh my goodness that was so sweet! The perfect way to not only end the story but a way that made sense for the characters, and I haven't read anything that had the idea anyway!
I loved this book, it was sweet and fast paced, with substance as well as the romance and not just as a part of the romance. Well worth the read!
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The Seduction Game
By Emma Shortt
Synopsis: When millionaire bad boy, Will Thornton, tries to buy computer-geek Kate Kelly’s building out from under her, she refuses to sell. Will might be uber rich, and super successful but she won’t be bullied. Trouble is, she didn’t expect Will to look like one of her fantasy heroes, or to make her heart beat a little too fast. She’s prepared to wait him out, but it'll take every ounce of her self-control to win this game.
With millions of dollars on the line, Will is positive he can make Kate sell. He’s played the game better than anybody and charming is his middle name. Problem is, the snarky, geeky, computer-wiz is nothing like he imagined—impossibly cute and a match for him in every way.
The game is on but can two such radically different people come out winners in the game of seduction?
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Author Bio: As a kid Emma wanted to be an astronaut, or maybe Captain Janeway. Because she didn't really think her career choices through very well she ended up in an everyday geek job, crunching numbers and sighing over syntax. It seemed a long way from the stars and in an effort to escape Emma decided to get serious about her other passion. Writing. Several years later and Emma has yet to walk on the moon or sit in the Captain's chair, but she is still writing. She scribbles stories in all sorts of genres, contemporary, paranormal, post-apocalyptic, historical, sci-fi...if she hasn't tried it yet she will before long. The only common theme is the romance. A hopeless romantic everything Emma writes has a love story in there somewhere.
A Night of Misbehaving
by Carmen Falcone
Synopsis: Before the end of the night, they’ll break all the rules.
For just one night, Georgia Taylor wants to forget about her demanding job and the everyday struggles of being a single mom. Her track record with men is pitiful, but that’s fine because her responsibilities don’t leave room for love anyway. The new online dating site is perfect for what she’s after.
But Georgia’s plans fly out the window when Brent Turner, aka Sexy Dad and father of her daughter’s classmate, turns out to be her Internet date, therefore, eliminating any possibility for a night without consequences.
All of Brent Turner’s honorable intentions fly out the window when he sees highly strung “Super Mom” waiting for her date at the bar. Determined to win Georgia’s trust and show her a good time, their no-strings evening promises to become so much more…until, that is, she discovers he’s really trying to win her vote.
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Author Bio: Carmen Falcone learned at an early age that fantasizing about fictional characters beat doing math homework any day. Brazilian by birth and traveler by nature, she moved to Central Texas after college and met her broody Swiss husband, living proof that opposites attract. She found in writing her deepest passion and the best excuse to avoid the healthy lifestyle everyone keeps talking about. When she is not lost in the world of romance, she enjoys spending time with her two kids, being walked by her three crazy pugs, reading, catching up with friends, and chatting with random people in the checkout line.
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