A Study in Seduction

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A Study in Seduction

A Study in Seduction A Heart DividedBlessed with an uncanny gift for mathematics the lovely Lydia Kellaway can solve the most complex puzzles The one thing she can t figure out How to manage the most infuriating man she

  • Title: A Study in Seduction
  • Author: Nina Rowan
  • ISBN: 9781455509546
  • Page: 367
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • A Heart DividedBlessed with an uncanny gift for mathematics, the lovely Lydia Kellaway can solve the most complex puzzles The one thing she can t figure out How to manage the most infuriating man she s ever encountered.A Passion MultipliedAlexander Hall, Viscount Northwood, has purchased a one of a kind locket from a pawnshop, unaware of the priceless sentiment it holdsA Heart DividedBlessed with an uncanny gift for mathematics, the lovely Lydia Kellaway can solve the most complex puzzles The one thing she can t figure out How to manage the most infuriating man she s ever encountered.A Passion MultipliedAlexander Hall, Viscount Northwood, has purchased a one of a kind locket from a pawnshop, unaware of the priceless sentiment it holds for Lydia The gentlemanly thing to do would be to simply return it But Lydia sparks a desire that has Alexander curious to see just how bold this brilliant beauty will be A Love UnequaledWhat begins as a playful wager quickly escalates into a contest of the minds, a clash of the wills and a battle of the sexes as their fiery attraction grows Even a genius like Lydia can t account for the feelings Alexander arouses with his smile, or the fire he ignites with his touch But when a dark family secret is suddenly thrown into the equation, it just might divide them forever.

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    1. Lisa on said:

      Lydia Kellaway knows her family finances are in dire straights but she is still shocked that her grandmother pawned her beloved mothers locket. With her quick wit, she finds out who bought it and arrives at his house to offer some sort of trade in hopes of getting it back. When she meets the dashing Alexander Hall, Viscount Northwood, though she is quickly drawn to him but is also perplexed at his refusal to trade back for the locket. Her pride doesn't allow her to just accept it back, so a play [...]

    2. Keri on said:

      Wow what an awesome read and what a great first book. It is sometimes a scary proprosition to read a new author nowadays with so many people doing their own publishing. But NTM Nina Rowan has knocked it out of the park for me with her debut. When you read the back of A Study in Seduction, the book comes off as a lighthearted read, but it is so much richer and darker than that. There are some funny moments, but over-all a serious look at women of Lydia's timefram and how fragile their whole way o [...]

    3. Stella on said:

      A Study in Seduction is Nina Rowan's debut novel but she enchanted me so well with her captivating storytelling that I'm already counting back the days 'till the release of the next book in her Daring Hearts series!I have to start with a warning though: I first fell in love with the absolutely stunning cover and then the flirty blurb reinforced my wish to read A Study in Seduction, but now that I had the chance to read the book I think that neither suits the story very well: the heroine is alway [...]

    4. Lauren on said:

      A Study in Seduction3 StarsA mathematical genius, Lydia Kellaway has never had much time for the social niceties. So when Alexander Hall, Viscount Northwood, purchases a family heirloom of sentimental value, Lydia makes the difficult decision to confront him. Sparks fly from the first and only increase as Lydia and Alexander grow closer, but a secret from the past emerges to threaten their newfound love. An auspicious beginning that fails to live up to its potential. Let me preface this review w [...]

    5. Elizabeth ♛Smart Girls Love Trashy Books♛ on said:

      -POTENTIAL SPOILERS-This was my first time reading a book like this, and needless to say my trip into historical romance is certainly starting on a high note! I liked the small peeks into Victorian society that we got, the huge emphasis the Russian Empire had on the story, as it should've for this time period, the focus on background history and politics, and of course the two main characters. I liked their banter, they were very funny to get together and had really good lines. Weirdly enough, I [...]

    6. Janga on said:

      Rowan gives readers a romance that is different in many ways. First, there is Lydia, a nerdy, socially awkward heroine with a dark past. Then, there is Alexander, a hero who legitimately can be expected to evoke the exoticism and dangers of Russian Cossacks and steppes. Finally, there is the setting: London, 1854, just before England and France declare war on Russia. Lydia and Alexander’s story is complex and compelling, made more so by Alexander’s ties to Russia. The secondary characters— [...]

    7. Rebecca on said:

      Lydia Kellaway goes to Alexander Hall, Viscount Northwood to ask for a family heirloom back. Her grandmother had pawned the locket, and didn’t have enough money to retrieve it, so the viscount bought it. She is a mathematician, so she agrees that if he can’t correctly solve a math problem she designed, he will give her the locket back. If he does solve it, she has to kiss him. She never expects him to win, however, he does solve the problem correctly. Instead of having her kiss him now, he s [...]

    8. DemetraP on said:

      I was excited to read about a genius in mathematics as the heroine. Sadly, I didn't like the heroine's family.

    9. Yellow Rose on said:

      This book was a huge disappointment for me. I thought the writing was plain and sometimes not reasonably fast paced. The author tended to jump from one idea to the next without really delving deep or explaining what was going on. I found the writing to be confusing. The plot was also confusing especially in the beginning, because we are not told what secret Lydia holds, and it gets annoying. Especially since the characters usually first react and only afterwards we are told why the characters ar [...]

    10. The Window Seat on said:

      As I sat down to write this review I knew that I liked portions of it as I read, and my rating for it on was above an average book. However, in going through my notes, everything that I highlighted had little to do with the relationship of the main characters, so I think I liked it for all of the wrong reasons.One of the things that I loved, and could probably spend too many paragraphs on, were the historical details Ms. Rowan included about the political climate in Europe during the months bef [...]

    11. Robin on said:

      Wonderful historical romance with a unique heroine. I loved the character of Lydia who would usually be referred to as a 'blue-stocking' in this genre of books and she is, but the author really let Lydia's 'geek' flag fly. She is a mathematical genius, whose family encouraged such an unusual mind to an astonishing degree for the mid-1800's. There have been a number of books where the male is a genius or has an eidetic memory but very few books give women those abilities without making them hopel [...]

    12. Janet Robel on said:

      I was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed this book as much as I did. I haven't come across many historical romances that have been able to hold my interest lately. I was up late reading this and just flew threw the pages. I liked both the hero and the heroine and thought it was a good match.

    13. Sharlene on said:

      I loved this book and really could not believe it was her first. It was a funny, and enjoyable read. Definitely one I would recommend putting on your To Be Read list.

    14. Flora on said:

      Nina Rowan's debut novel "A Study in Seduction" is one of the best books I've had the pleasure of reading this year! I cannot wait to read what she is calculating on giving us next!

    15. Jamahat Julaiha on said:

      Wow the storyline is so exciting. Make me want to know what going to happen next. I want to read others book in this series. Just the mathematics formula parts I just skip it because i don't understand it. Math not my forte.

    16. Joy Johnson on said:

      THIS IS ONE BOOK NOT TO MISS!!Alexander Hall, Viscount Northwood, had to deal with gossip and scandal surrounding his family, as well as from his own broken engagement. People thought of the Halls as "extraordinarily disreputable", as if that's not enough, his ties to Russia (his Russian blood, his trading business, family members still live in Russia) have become more of an issue in the midst of the political tension. Alexander has spent the last two years working hard to restore his family's r [...]

    17. Tin on said:

      Lydia Kellaway's world is defined by numbers and she is happy that way. There are no variables or surprises and there is always a solution to any problem. To retrieve a locket from Alexander Hall, Lord Northwood, she approachs her latest problem with the same mathematical strategy that has worked well her life so far: armed with her calculations and research, she approaches Alexander, confident in her methodology -- but she doesn't count on Alexander Hall to complicate matters for her.Alexander' [...]

    18. Phoenix77 on said:

      As I sat down to write this review I knew that I liked portions of it as I read, and my rating for it on was above an average book. However, in going through my notes, everything that I highlighted had little to do with the relationship of the main characters, so I think I liked it for all of the wrong reasons.One of the things that I loved, and could probably spend too many paragraphs on, were the historical details Ms. Rowan included about the political climate in Europe during the months bef [...]

    19. Aline Wirths on said:

      Jeder der Nächte schon mal durchgelesen hat, wird mich hier verstehen. Sage und schreibe sechs Uhr war es heute morgen, als ich seufzend die letzte Seite des Buches zu lesen hatte. Ich war nicht müde und wollte unbedingt weiter lesen. Und ja, was soll ich sagen. Das ist schon mal ein Highlight für mich dieses Jahr.Bevor ich zum eigentlichen Buch komme, möchte ich noch erwähnen, das der Egmond-Lyx Verlag hier eine Reihe mit hoffentlich noch mehr folgenden Romanen herausgebraucht hat. "Das R [...]

    20. Aaron the Werebear Writer on said:

      While it was no Sense and Sensibility with authentic British diction, my view is that an authentic work such as that is fine if one wants authentic historical fiction all prim and proper.This book combines the best of reserved emotions vice steamy passionate erotic details. While the details are not phrased as erotica of the time, the descriptions allow for realistic expressions of thoughts and expressions of hot intimacy within the historical context. In many ways the use of less explicit langu [...]

    21. Melli on said:

      This was a great palate cleanser . The writing was good, the story was good the only issue I had was the tech speak of math. I'm not a math person so it kinda was like huh. But besides that I loved it. And I didn't see the twist at that end.

    22. Raquel Leite on said:

      Eu estava com altas expectativas em relação a este livro, no entanto fiquei um pouco desiludida em relação a ele. Isto porque começando pela história que não é nada de especial, mas que por vezes se tornava confusa, principalmente por esta começar a meio e ter muitas coisas a acontecer no mesmo tempo, não termos muito a noção do que ficou para trás. Por vezes a escritora salta de uma ideia para a outra, sem explicar concretamente a anterior, o que não ajudou muito na sua leitura.Co [...]

    23. Nadine Jones on said:

      This book starts out with the most exciting Author's Note I've laid eyes on prefacing a romance (yeah, that's a lot of qualifiers for one superlative, but hey ):I relied on a number of sources while researching the mathematical elements of this book, and the following studies form the basis of Lydia's theories about the correlation between love and mathematics. Clio Cresswell, "Mathematics and Sex," (Crow's Nest, Asutralia: Allen and Unwin, 2003); Sergio Rinaldi, "Laura and Petrarch: An Intrigui [...]

    24. Lara on said:

      A Study in Seduction was a wonderful debut from Nina Rowan. I could not put down this quick read. The added element of mathematics was inspired and not something I have yet come across in any romance novel I have yet read. This element made Lydia Kellaway more dynamic and engaging on a different level. I think it makes her more bold in a time when women were more known for their um pleasing natures and not their minds. I laughed out loud at some of the interactions between Lydia and Lord Northwo [...]

    25. Lynn Spencer on said:

      "Gee, that math is so romantic!" Umah. I'm pretty sure I've never heard those words uttered. I like trying new-to-me authors, and I'm almost always up for reading historicals, so I decided to try out A Study in Seduction even if I feared the mathematician angle wouldn't exactly sweep me off my feet. Oh, how wonderfully wrong I was.Lydia Kellaway is a mathematical genius, but perhaps not the most skilled in maneuvering through society. Keeping this in mind, one can understand why she might barge [...]

    26. Jamie Beck on said:

      I thought the writing was very evocative and pretty. I liked that the heroine had her own ambitions, but was disappointed that part of her 'focus' on those ambitions had so much to do with healing/hiding. Didn't mind that the big secret was fairly obvious by the middle of the book, and genuinely liked the hero. I can understand why those who prefer more 'realistic' historical depictions in their historical romances might take issue with some of this plot (especially the heroine's behavior, which [...]

    27. Vanessa Booke on said:

      A Study in Seduction was a fun and easy read! I really enjoyed this story and I loved Lydia, she's smart, feisty and a fun character. I really enjoyed this story because the attraction between Lydia and Alexander didn't just revolve around physical attraction but also personality wise. The two become friends and a chemistry begins to build more and more between them. I really appreciated that Rowan took great detail with her characters. Lydia's mind is what is valued above all. She's brilliant! [...]

    28. Everalice on said:

      leslecturesdeveraliceUn roman moyen. En tournant les pages, je n'avais qu'une envie : passer à autre chose, ce qui, comme chacun sait, est un bien mauvais signe. Il me semble qu'il vaut mieux le découvrir après une médiocre lecture, car je crois bien que passer d'une lecture extraordinaire (par exemple après du Courtney Milan) à ce petit roman de facture plutôt classique et un rien maladroite peut pousser à la sévérité à force d'exigence.Indifférente, dubitative, quasi amorphe, je n [...]

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