📚 The Art of Seduction by Lorraine Wilson.
Source: author request – thank you.
⚪️ Blurb: Laura Baker has a plan. She’s going to make Jack McClaren, bad boy of the art world, face up to his responsibilities. Jack has a plan, to track down his elusive creative spark. When Laura ambushes him he’s found it. Now to light the fuse, sit back and enjoy the fireworks…
‘I live in London and work in a florists, though I do a bit of waitressing in the evenings as well, to make some extra money. With the mess my sister Sophie has got into we’re going to need every penny and it’s not like I can rely on Mum or Dad to help out.
It was through the waitressing temp job I finally found a way to turn things around, to make things right for my little sister. Going through the proper channels got me nowhere so I had to get…creative. The laws of right and wrong apply to everyone, or at least they should do. I admit Jack McClaren is super hot, after all I’m not blind, but he stands for all the things I despise – he’s feckless and irresponsible and it’s time someone made him pay. That someone is going to be me.’
‘I should be in a great place right now, commissions have made me rich and critics have named me as one of the greatest portrait painters of the twenty first century. Apparently I’m the ‘bad boy of the art-world’, or so my publicist would have you believe. But I’ve got a problem, my creative spark is ominously absent, it’s been AWOL for a while. I’m busy procrastinating when Laura rockets into my life, bringing the elusive spark of inspiration with her. Sounds good, yes? Right up to the point when she opens her mouth and what she says…well, let’s just say her accusation leaves me reeling. It’s not long though before I realise I can turn the situation to my advantage. Seduction is an art and I’ve been told I’m a skilled artist in more ways than one. I’m all for taking opportunities to perfect my art. With Laura my plan is simple – light the fuse and then sit back and enjoy the fireworks.’
⚪️ Review: See, the thing I love about Lorraine Wilson and her books is the openings. Within the first page you are hooked! She’s quick, sassy, full of drama and she quickly entices and captures you with scandal, sex, romance and basically just the best of the best that us girls want and need in a book. A bit of fizz, a bit of fluff, a bit of rough, drama, drama, a bit more drama. Yeah, you get the picture. She’s old school in her writing style but up to date with her sparkling, complex and seductive mind which work together brilliantly. One thing with LW is you’re always guaranteed a remarkable read.
I’m a huge fan of Wilson’s novella series and thought a full length novel from her couldn’t have come sooner. Being asked by Wilson to take a look, I was honoured. And I wasn’t disappointed.
The creativity and originality of the read kept me interested and gave an insight to a world I have no idea about. It has a nice gentle flow that fits perfectly with the ease in which the book needs to be read, and speeds up rapidly when things need to if you catch my drift.
I unfortunately had a few small issues with it and they were that I needed just that bit more in descriptions and character building. It still felt like I was reading a novella because it is a short read still but because of the lacking in descriptions in some parts. It also has a blurb that I find takes away some excitement from the read too. You know me though I’m not one for blurbs, I’d rather just get stuck in. It is still a thoroughly enjoyable read though.
A little bit of heat for these cold nights.
⚪️ Book details:
File Size: 689 KB
Publisher: Self Published
Publication date: 07/10/2016
⚪️ Author details: Lorraine lives in Wiltshire, England, with her husband but loves to travel and has lived in four continents. From playing amidst Roman ruins in Africa as a child to riding a Sultan’s racehorse in the Middle East as a teen, She’s had many experiences to draw on for the stories she’s been writing ever since she can remember. When not writing you’ll find her listening to audiobooks while sewing or designing handbags, usually with a rescue terrier or two curled up at her feet!
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