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Waiting on Wednesday 5/11: Lady of Seduction

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week, I chose Lady of Seduction by Laurel McKee. I already have a copy of this book on my Kindle that I got from the publisher via Netgalley. The official release date is May 31st.

It’s a mad, ill-advised journey that leads the usually sensible Lady Caroline Blacknall to the legendary isle of Muirin Inish, off the windswept coast of Ireland. Even so, she doesn’t expect to find herself shipwrecked and then rescued by a man she believed she would never see again. A man who, long ago, held her life in his hands . . . and with it, her heart.

Reformed rake Sir Grant Dunmore knew he could never forget the beautiful woman he once endangered nor will he ever forgive himself. But history seems doomed to repeat itself, for as long as Caroline stays on the island, she is trapped in a secret plot that could forever free Ireland-or turn deadly for all. And yet, now that she is in his arms again, how can he dream of ever letting her go?

I have the first two books in the Daughters of Erin series in my TBR pile as well. I’m especially looking forward to these because I read and enjoyed a few Harlequin Historicals by Amanda McCabe (aka Laurel McKee) but they were just not long enough! Also, though you wouldn’t guess at all from the cover, Lady of Seduction is a gothic romance. This is one of my favorite subgenres and it seems like there aren’t that many published these days.

From what I’ve read, (about 25% so far) Lady of Seduction works well as a standalone book. Also I feel that it doesn’t spoil the first two books in the series with a long involved info dump. Because of the risk of spoiling earlier books in a series, I prefer to read even loosely connected series books in order.

What about you? What book are you waiting for and how do you feel about reading series books in order?

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  1. Oh! I need to read a series in order, no questions about it. If I hear about this great book and it turns out to be part of a series then I go and read the previous books first. I’ve found so many great books that way. If I don’t like the first book I give it a second chance and read the next one, because sometimes the first book is not as good as the rest of them.

  2. eep! I didn’t realize this was a series. I have this one as an ARC (picked it up at the RT convention). It definitely doesn’t look like a gothic romance from that cover. I’m a sucker for those, too.

  3. I love books set in Ireland, this one looks really good.