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The Spymaster's Men

Brenda Joyce’s Seduction is set during the French Revolution. Dominic Paget, Earl of Bedford is shot in the back during a failed assassination attempt and is sent to recover at Julianne Greystone’s home.

Julianne is a Jacobite and Dominic proceeds to seduce Julianne so he can get information from her. Julianne falls in love with him until she finds out that he’s no French military leader like she thought but an English spy. As Julianne try’s to forget about him and delves deeper into her meetings, she is arrested for treason and is sent to the Tower for punishment. The only one who can save her is Dominic.

I really enjoyed this book. I was torn about Dominic. He wasn’t such a nice guy taking advantage of Julianne knowing as he did that she was an innocent, his words “He had cared only about using her for his own ends and the desire raging between them.”

Julianne was very naïve and easily manipulated by the hero. It was interesting reading about the politics of the time period and Brenda does a wonderful job as always integrating history with her story lines.

Book Blurb for Seduction

Dominic Paget, the earl of Bedford, will do anything to resume spying upon Britain's enemies. Badly wounded, he is put will do anything in the care of a beautiful gentlewoman, Julianne Greystone, only to discover that her sympathies lie with his enemies. Yet he can't help but seduce the woman who saved his life—hoping she never learns of his betrayal.

Julianne is captivated by the wounded stranger she believes is a revolutionary hero. Until she discovers the truth…her "hero" is the privileged earl of Bedford. Devastated and determined to forget him, Julianne travels to London. But when she finds herself in danger, it is Bedford who comes to the rescue. Now Julianne must navigate the intrigues of a perilous city, the wild yearnings of her own heart and the explosion of their passion….


Night Owl Reviews Feb, 2012 4.50