Publisher: Entangled: Indulgence
Publication date: October 14th 2013
My rating: 4 stars
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.
Seducing the Enemy was just the right mix of romance, the love/hate variety and witty humor. Throw in some Jane Eyre and Pride and Prejudice mentions and I’ve got my kind of read!
Marietta Edwards spent thirteen years in a wheelchair after a tragic accident that killed her sister. After many surgeries she regained her ability to walk two years ago, but still lives a cautious life. She’s had a limited love life and so at twenty-five she intends to rectify that. At the urging of her best friend they go to a nightclub with the purpose of honing her flirting skills. She captures the attention of Harrison Damon, and his good looks and intensity captures hers as well. Little does Marietta know that she is flirting with the enemy. His cousin, Michael was the driver in that horrible accident that took so much away. Harrison just happens to be lead council on the team that is constantly fighting her family’s lawsuit against the Damon’s.
Harrison is just checking on one of the family’s nightclubs when he spies Marietta, a girl who seems completely oblivious to his identity and wealth. She’s seems just as affected and intensely attracted to him:
Harrison was mesmerized by her lovely face—warm, amused, sincere, utterly real. The urge to kiss her was so overwhelming he no longer resisted.
They end up spending the night together; a hot and passionate night, and Harrison wants more! Well, that’s until their identities become known. Harrison’s convinced that Marietta and her family somehow set the whole thing up, and he’s ticked! He’s even more upset when she shows up at the family estate and his uncle invites her to stay to settle everything.
Marietta was such a breath of fresh air. I have to say I loved the sweet and playful humor that Marietta exhibited even during some steamy moments. Not one to sulk about her history, she just wants to put things behind her and get her grandfather to settle. She’s mortified and angry that Harrison thinks she would actually stoop so low to manipulate the situation. But as they spend time together both of their opinions soften.
Harrison was guarded and suspicious at first. In spite of that he showed so much care and empathy for Marietta. He really was a sweet man under all that armor! Their gradual shift from hate to love was a pleasure to experience.
Noelle Adams’ brand of romance and writing is something I want to experience again, so I’m thrilled that we get another story. This time is centers on Harrison’s brother, Andrew: Playing the Playboy . Can’t wait!
“So you really forgive me?” he asked as their lips parted.
“Of course. I couldn’t have my Jane Eyre moment if I didn’t forgive the infuriating hero.”
A big thank you to Aman @ Enticed by Books for the recommend!
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