Royal Seduction



❰KINDLE❯ ❆ Royal Seduction Author Jennifer Blake – E17streets4all.co.uk On a mission to bring his brother s killer to justice, the devastatingly charming Prince Rolfe of Ruthenia takes Angelina Fortina captive at a Louisiana country ball Mistaking Angelina for her cousin On a mission to bring his brother s killer to justice, the devastatingly charming Prince Rolfe of Ruthenia takes Angelina Fortina captive at a Louisiana country ball Mistaking Angelina for her cousin Claire who fled Europe after the death of Ruthenia s heir apparent, Rolfe commits an inexcusable error using sensual threat in an attempt to pry information from the woman he thought was his late brother s mistressStill, Rolfe cannot let Angelina go It s not just that she may yet lead him to Claire it s that her touch, and hers alone, has the power to make him forget the bitterness of his past Their passionate odyssey in search of justice, however, may already be compromised For the enemy they seek travels with them, ready to strike should love temper the ruthless desire of Ruthenia s future king and make him a vulnerable target.Royal Seduction

A pseudonym used by Patricia MaxwellJennifer Blake has been called a pioneer of the romance genre , and an icon of the romance industry A New York Times and international best selling author since , she is a charter member of Romance Writers of America, member of the RWA Hall of Fame, and recipient of the RWA Lifetime Achievement Rita She holds numerous other honors, including two Maggies , two Holt Medallions, multiple Reviewer s Choice Awards, the Career Achievement Award from Romantic Times BookReviews Magazine, and the Frank Waters Award for literary excellence She has written over books with translations in languages andthan million copies in print worldwide Jennifer and her husband reside in a lakeside Caribbean style retreat in North Louisiana where they often entertain family and friends Always a gardener, she spends much of her time encouraging her garden to bloom with her favorite daylilies and antique roses She also enjoys walking her two dogs, Buffy and Lucky, and indulging in needlework, painting, and travel.

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 557 pages
  • Royal Seduction
  • Jennifer Blake
  • English
  • 18 December 2018

10 thoughts on “Royal Seduction

  1. says:

    Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterestBefore I get to the review itself, I want to take a moment to appreciate Jennifer Blake Her books are constantly showing up in the Kindle freebie section and not just for a limited time only to promote a sequel or a reprint, no Four book bundles, entire series, new books, back list titles, she puts EVERYTHING up there at one point or another I can only imagine it s because she genuinely enjoys seeing people reading her books for the Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterestBefore I get to the review itself, I want to take a moment to appreciate Jennifer Blake Her books are constantly showing up in the Kindle freebie section and not just for a limited time only to promote a sequel or a reprint, no Four book bundles, entire series, new books, back list titles, she puts EVERYTHING up there at one point or another I can only imagine it s because she genuinely enjoys seeing people reading her books for the sake of reading them, even if they don t pay for them, and I think that s amazing I wishauthors did that especially older authors who are re releasing titles that have been out of circulation for decades because it s a great way to try something new and it also just really shows an understanding that a lot of us bloggers do not have infinite monies to spend on books sadly.So here s to Jennifer Blake Usually I hoard my Kindle freebies forever or until someone corrals me into a buddy read , but I ve decided to binge as many of her titles as I can to show appreciation for the authors who have a love for their craft AND their fans.ROYAL SEDUCTION came to me in a two book anthology that showed up FOR FREE in the Kindle store called Royal Princes of Ruthenia Box Set It s not exactly a catchy title, but it was free, dammit, so I downloaded the box set and promptly forgot about it until now The concept is actually shockingly titillating Rolfe hails from Ruthenia, a made up country in the Balkans His brother, Maximilian, the heir apparent, has just been murdered and he thinks it was his brother s mistress.Cut to the American South, where Angeline is courting the toast of society under the resentful care of her aunt When Rolfe bursts in to one of the family galas and immediately confronts her, she realizes at once that he has mistaken her for her worldly cousin, Claire Rolfe thinks she s lying to protect herself, though, and after chasing her down through the woods on horseback, ends up abducting her and taking her to a remote apartment, where he proceeds to take her against her will When he realizes she s a virgin, he understands he has made an error, but rather than doing the humane thing and feeling bad about it, he continues to abuse her, in the hopes that she ll betray her cousin.I realize that the forced seduction let s call it what it is, rape is going to put some people off from reading this and I totally understand, believe me This is one of those ways that you can really feel the 1983 publication year s influence over the story I don t mind that trope if it fits the story and the characterization, myself, and Rolfe s icy, entitled brutishness Yeah, he would so do that He s a bastard He s also a silver tongued devil, and basically every word that comes out of his evil, beautiful mouth deserves to be turned into word art on Instagram.Jennifer Blake really reminds me of Rosemary Rogers in some ways the gutsy heroine, the evil hero with the psychotic streak, the swashbuckling and knife fights, the constant parade of evil and often ethnic villains, the double crosses, the triple crosses, the hot sex, the enemies to lovers trope it was classic RR, which makes me happy because I love that woman s writing and she s pretty much unparalleled when it comes to writing addicting romance stories At least, she was unparalleled until I made my acquaintance with Laura Kinsale s and, now, Jennifer Blake s dark and twisted tales.I could sit here and yap on and on about how great I thought this story was obviously I did, it was great , but you should read it and see for yourself It was so much fun and I think I d probably come back to it again just to get a reprise of some of Rolfe s Greatest Hits of Eloquent Insults, Vol 1.4.5 stars

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    First of all, yes the hero does rape the heroine in thisthan once If that is a trigger for you, then this is not the book for you.Some may prefer to call it a forced seduction because the heroine always ultimately succumbs and finds pleasure in it THIS IS A KINK If you enjoy this sort of story it does not mean you wish to be raped in real life Rape fantasy is a common thing and romance novels are just that fantasy Let s not shame one another for our kinks.Anyway, if the captor c First of all, yes the hero does rape the heroine in thisthan once If that is a trigger for you, then this is not the book for you.Some may prefer to call it a forced seduction because the heroine always ultimately succumbs and finds pleasure in it THIS IS A KINK If you enjoy this sort of story it does not mean you wish to be raped in real life Rape fantasy is a common thing and romance novels are just that fantasy Let s not shame one another for our kinks.Anyway, if the captor captive genre is your thing, this is a book you should read Rolfe is an alpha, but unlike many in the genre, he feels remorse self hatred for the position he has put Angeline in, and does not get angry at Angeline for not initiating sex It makes me angry when these guys have the nerve to pout and storm around because the respectable virgin they captured and raped is not falling all over them He is also not unreasonably distrusting of her He doesn t trust her not to escape at first duh , but he doesn t blame her for an attempt and act like the wronged party and doesn t suspect her of constantly trying to have sex with every man that walks by THAT infuriates me too and is all too common in the genre.Angeline is a practical, sensible girl She does not pitch ridiculous fits or act feisty just for the sake of it another pet peeve She is no shrinking violet, however The story is told strictly from Angeline s point of view, which for some may be an issue It is nice to know the hero s thoughts Yet, in this case, I think the reader gets a pretty good view of them through her eyes Ironically her interpretation of his words actions is often different than what the reader will get She honestly thinks he only wants her physically and that whatever feelings he may have for her are not relevant He is a prince, she is an American commoner she sees no hope for a marriage proposal.The only big misunderstanding in the book is the depth of his feelings for her and the fact that he very much wishes to marry her He does not make that clear to her because he feels she d be a target for assassins who are after him and is waiting until that issue is cleared up Yeah, he could have told her this, but then there would have been little to hold the second half of the book together and the HEA wouldn t have been as satisfying Comment Permalink

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    Aggravating I m not so politically correct that I object to rape in a historical romance But if the author resorts to it, and she wants the reader to root for the couple later to get together, then I think she needs to have the hero recognize that he s done wrong and do some sort of penance In this, the prince deliberately, calculatedly forces himself on the heroine, then when he realizes that she is not who he thought she was she resembles her slutty cousin , he decides to keep her captive Aggravating I m not so politically correct that I object to rape in a historical romance But if the author resorts to it, and she wants the reader to root for the couple later to get together, then I think she needs to have the hero recognize that he s done wrong and do some sort of penance In this, the prince deliberately, calculatedly forces himself on the heroine, then when he realizes that she is not who he thought she was she resembles her slutty cousin , he decides to keep her captive and continue forcing her to have sex his way of coercing her into giving up said cousin He does reassure her that he will pay her off when he is through with her, so very kind, nice recompense for deliberately destroying her reputation, and probably assuring that she will never make an acceptable marriage Even when he decides that he can t do without her, it s purely selfish, it s all about HIM and what HE wants and what HE can t do without, not about making amends to her or trying to help her He does help her out of some tight situations, but he fails to recognize that the rapes he saves her from aren t that very different from the ones he subjected her to only by degree On the whole I disliked him, so it was hard to care how the story ended Style wise the author uses authentic language and dialogue and historical setting the reason this got two stars instead of one , but sometimes the antiquated speech patterns make the conversations unsatisfying She s so bloody polite when she lets him know how she feels about the way she s treated that it never feels like she puts up any kind of fight for herself On the whole, not a favorite

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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Not a spoiler, this is from the first chaptersI regret the necessity I don t make a practice of raping innocents No, she said, only your brother s mistresses There you have it, and fair warning this isn t just a forced seduction , it is rape, albeit not a violent one if that makes sense The hero is a royal prince of Ruthenia, a fictional country in the Balkans, and he s bent on finding the person s responsible for his elder brother s murder, and he mistakes the heroine for h Not a spoiler, this is from the first chaptersI regret the necessity I don t make a practice of raping innocents No, she said, only your brother s mistresses There you have it, and fair warning this isn t just a forced seduction , it is rape, albeit not a violent one if that makes sense The hero is a royal prince of Ruthenia, a fictional country in the Balkans, and he s bent on finding the person s responsible for his elder brother s murder, and he mistakes the heroine for her cousin who was found in the murdered brother s bed.So, consider yourself warned if the heroine raped by the hero trope is a problem for you, you should not read this book Period Better to stay away than write those one star protest reviews onThe forced seduction rape trope was fairly common back in the day, and we really don t know if the choice in this case was made by the author or what her publishers wanted and hats of to Ms Blake for not cleaning things up when she got these out for the digital market.If, however, you can get past that, there really is a good story with plenty of action and adventure and twists and turns Plus one of the sweetest endings ever with a nice twist on the Cinderella story to boot This was a bit different from your usual Jennifer Blake book, her heroes aren t usually quite so commandeering as Rolfe was, but then again he s a Royal Prince and used to commanding people and having his way While this book had a good feel for the historical period and mindset that you find in all of Blake s historicals, there wasn t the usual bit where she writes her characters into a lesser known bit of history, it feltlike action and adventure and a bit of cray cray, but thankfully Rolfe was always able to arrive in the nick of time to save the day and the heroine s virtue Whew.I m glad I moved on and didn t miss out on the story or that lovely, lovely ending I ve read the last chapter about three times now

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    More reviews available at my blog, Beauty and the Bookworm.Royal Seduction begins when a prince comes to town looking for the lover of his murdered brother He wants to ask her some questions Unfortunately, he thinks that Angeline is the girl he s looking for, when in fact her cousin Claire is the former prince s lover When Angeline insists that she s not the right person, Rolfe refuses to believe her, or even ask anyone else at the party where they meet if she is who she says she is Rather t More reviews available at my blog, Beauty and the Bookworm.Royal Seduction begins when a prince comes to town looking for the lover of his murdered brother He wants to ask her some questions Unfortunately, he thinks that Angeline is the girl he s looking for, when in fact her cousin Claire is the former prince s lover When Angeline insists that she s not the right person, Rolfe refuses to believe her, or even ask anyone else at the party where they meet if she is who she says she is Rather than try to verify her story, he kidnaps her and rapes her Then, having realized that Angeline is the wrong girl on the basis that she was still a virgin, he refuses to apologize or release her, and continues raping her periodically as he drags her about the countryside in search of Claire Along the way, Angeline is kidnapped by other people severaltimes, and is nearly raped by other men on at least three occasions, while falling in love with Rolfe in a dazzling display of Stockholm Syndrome Apparently we re supposed to think that Rolfe s rapes are romantic, while the other near rapes are horrendous.Rolfe never apologizes, merely displays a tremendous sense of entitlement that makes him think he s entitled to take whatever and whoever whenever he wants He drinks copiously and displays extremely violent tendencies This might not be historically inaccurate of course, horrible things like rape did occur in courting and in some places probably still do But that doesn t make it right, and it doesn t make it romantic Portraying it as so only presents a twisted vision of a severely traumatizing experience and lends itself to the culture of blaming the victim It s because of shit like this that people say women are responsible for rape, because hey, they never explicitly said no And it s romantic Stop crying, bitches.Hey, Blake, I have news for you Rape is rape is rape, and it s not sexy.1 star out of 5

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    If I d had to read about ther heroine s gray green eyes ONE MORE TIME, I would have committed a murder Repeated phrases are absolutely one of my top pet peeves as a reader, and it really hampered my overall enjoyment of the book Which is a shame because so many of its other elements ticked my boxes blond hero, mistress heroine, dub con, etc I got to about 60% but then the accumulated instances of gray green eyes there are 37 total which doesn t sound like much but it s an uncommon phras If I d had to read about ther heroine s gray green eyes ONE MORE TIME, I would have committed a murder Repeated phrases are absolutely one of my top pet peeves as a reader, and it really hampered my overall enjoyment of the book Which is a shame because so many of its other elements ticked my boxes blond hero, mistress heroine, dub con, etc I got to about 60% but then the accumulated instances of gray green eyes there are 37 total which doesn t sound like much but it s an uncommon phrase so I felt every one of those instances began to really irritate me Combine that with a plot that began to feel draggingly slow, and I semi DNF semi skimmed all the way to the end Blog Bookstagram

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    DNF at 46%I feel bad for not finishing this, since it was a buddy read with Brandy She finished ages ago, while I just let the book molder on my Kindle and tried to work up the desire to keep reading Also, it came highly recommended by my friend Nenia.What with the cold, calculating prince and the kidnapping plot, this seemed like something I would like Alas, it just dragged on and on At 46%, I felt like we should have been close to wrapping things up, but oh no, things are just getting star DNF at 46%I feel bad for not finishing this, since it was a buddy read with Brandy She finished ages ago, while I just let the book molder on my Kindle and tried to work up the desire to keep reading Also, it came highly recommended by my friend Nenia.What with the cold, calculating prince and the kidnapping plot, this seemed like something I would like Alas, it just dragged on and on At 46%, I felt like we should have been close to wrapping things up, but oh no, things are just getting started.I really feel the need to clean out my currently reading shelf, so this has to go, possibly to be resumed at a much later date

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    I had to change my rating on this one The first part of the book was great I enjoyed the first half of the book but the last part seemed to drag on and on Before long I just wanted it to end I even stopped reading and started other novels because this one just bored me towards the end I will hand it to the author, at least she can write The author is heavy handed with the purple prose, although I liked it in parts, I found some of it hard to follow I d say it s worth the read just to read I had to change my rating on this one The first part of the book was great I enjoyed the first half of the book but the last part seemed to drag on and on Before long I just wanted it to end I even stopped reading and started other novels because this one just bored me towards the end I will hand it to the author, at least she can write The author is heavy handed with the purple prose, although I liked it in parts, I found some of it hard to follow I d say it s worth the read just to read some of Blake s talented passages Her language in parts of this book had me swooning Blake had me digging this book at first

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    Holy bodice rippers, this was quite the adventure I still cannot believe this little gem was hidden in my kindle from a free download Thank you Heather and Nenia for the push to read it I buddy read this with Heather, and I m anxious to read her thoughts on it.This one feels long as you read it, and I think it s because of all the scenery changes You are in Angeline s small hometown, then the wilderness, then back to Louisiana, and so much occurs in each place It feels long, but I loved t Holy bodice rippers, this was quite the adventure I still cannot believe this little gem was hidden in my kindle from a free download Thank you Heather and Nenia for the push to read it I buddy read this with Heather, and I m anxious to read her thoughts on it.This one feels long as you read it, and I think it s because of all the scenery changes You are in Angeline s small hometown, then the wilderness, then back to Louisiana, and so much occurs in each place It feels long, but I loved that it was because I really enjoyed this one I despised all members of Angeline s family With family like that who needs enemies Angeline s cousin is somehow involved in a royal murder and Prince Rolfe mistakenly believes Angeline is her cousin Claire Sure, it s a stretch to believe that this prince and his guard couldn t have found out that Wait, a cousin lives there too, but once mistaken, Angeline is kidnapped As common In old books in the genre, she is raped and not just once So you have to be able to get past that to enjoy the book Angeline and Rolfe s life seems in peril repeatedly after all there is a traitor in their midst There are multiple suitors but Angeline falls head over heels for Rolfe Unfortunately, royalty marries royalty and though Rolfe is a silver tongued devil with the sweetest of honeyed words, he sucks at communication and reassurance So, angst to infinity It is a romance, so we get a happily ever after although at times I wondered how it would be pulled off I will say I really loved Andre , and his final act was completely selfless Hopefully he met a lady that loved him in bookland as well because he deserved a happily ever after I am so glad I gave this one a chance and definitely plan to read the sequel also free

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    Dayumm dis shiz was raw I couldn t help feeling simply awful for poor Claire She wasn t that bad, despite everybody auto writing her off as shallow and worthless what was with that anyway, people could just tell at a glance she s not as noble valiant worthy as her cousin It happened way too often Did she have a sign on her head, Not As Good As Angeline Speaking of, Angeline was a good heroine although maybe a bit tame Very pure and Miss Goody Goody I may be being unfair to her because I Dayumm dis shiz was raw I couldn t help feeling simply awful for poor Claire She wasn t that bad, despite everybody auto writing her off as shallow and worthless what was with that anyway, people could just tell at a glance she s not as noble valiant worthy as her cousin It happened way too often Did she have a sign on her head, Not As Good As Angeline Speaking of, Angeline was a good heroine although maybe a bit tame Very pure and Miss Goody Goody I may be being unfair to her because I feel so much sympathy for Claire Okay, so Angeline was brave, uncomplaining, and very domestic cooking, nursing, cleaning I guess I can t call her boring though, because she did crazy brave things, like stampeding the cattle at the enemy, and had flashes of cunning intelligence, like figuring out her escape was a trap, etc She was a great heroine, actually I did like her, I just think it s so sad that Claire got the shit end of the stick every single time That gang rape for some reason seemed way too brutally realistic, I could feel the fear that their attention would turn to Angeline but wtf poor Claire I dunno man, I just felt way too bad for her by the end What a raw deal she had And it wasn t like, Evil Woman Gets What She Deserves It was like this normal, non heroic, selfish teenager gets way in over her head and ends up betrayed, shot, framed, hunted, raped, gang raped, kidnapped, beaten, prostituted, starved, murdered, and let s immolate her emaciated, shot up corpse just to really bring it home And everybody will remember her as a cheap shallow slut Nevermind that she literally sacrificed herself twice for her angel cousin R.I.P Claire, I felt your pain shewasntthatbadAnyway so back to the main plot, the book was good Angeline was good Rolfe was alright, pretty silver tongued if you ask me but hey who doesn t like fancy flowery speeches of love from a golden prince Lots of sweeping action and the story takes you on a wild ride from drawing rooms and fancy balls to big ol hunting lodges to shacks in the wilderness to Indian territories to foresty mountains with Jim Bowie Good times and adventures

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