Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Review: Seducing the Enemy ( Heirs of Damon #1 ) by Noelle Adams

Seducing the Enemy by Noelle Adams
Excerpt

After being injured in a tragic accident as a child, Marietta Edwards has lived a sheltered life. Finally recovered, she wants to indulge in pleasures that are entirely new to her, so she begins by seducing a sexy, mysterious stranger. Only after their one-night stand does she learn their families have been embroiled in a fifteen-year legal battle and the man she’s given herself to is her worst enemy.

The heir to a vast fortune, Harrison Damon believes the unforgettable night he spent with Marietta in Monte Carlo is just a fling, an escape from his responsibilities. Then he discovers she is an Edwards—the family he despises most. He can’t quench his attraction for her, but he won’t let her use it against him. He won’t let her manipulate him to win money from his family. No matter how much he wants her, he won’t let her seduce him again.


Genre

Contemporary

Review

This is one short romantic comedy read that I adored. I finished it up in one afternoon with delightful smile on my face.

Marietta Edwards used to be wheel-chair bound since she was 10 and recently just recovered from her spinal injury due to a car accident that killed her sister. After some persuading from a friend, she went to a club to try out her flirting skill, but ended up having a great one night stand with the totally charming Harrison Damon.

However, the next day, they both found out their family were both at odds due to the accident that happened 15 years ago. Marietta's grandpa still haven't agree with a settlement with the Damon's family and the legal matters have been drag on for too long. 

When Harrison found out about Marietta's true identity, he totally freaked out and the first thing that crossed his mind was this woman was trying to scheme him for more money. He can't believe he had been deceived by a woman yet again.

I found Marietta to be such a nice and down to earth heroine who isn't a drama queen. Despite both the families fall out, she still want everyone to find closure and happiness. She loves literature and had a thing with words that fascinate me. Although Harrison acted like a total douche in the beginning, she understand where he was coming from and tried to know him as a Damon who dedicated his life for his family.

"We're not living in a Victorian novel where family issues should keep us apart."

There were many faces to Harrison. He was a total charmer in the beginning, and then turned aloof, stoic and harsh after finding out about Marietta identity, then turned caring and swoon worthy when he got to know the real Marietta. He had a great sense of responsibility when it came to his family.

Most of the story took place at the Damon's manor during Marietta week long stay there, which make me felt like I'm reading a historical, especially with Harrison's uncle who still practice some of the 18th century custom. This is a standalone with a HEA, though I did felt the ending was too abrupt without an epilogue. 

"Of course. I couldn't have my Jane Eyre moment if I didn't forgive the infuriating hero."

Rating 4/5

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