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Review: A Study in Seduction

Written by Jennifer Porter
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StudyinSeduction635x1024“A Study in Seduction” by Nina Rowan (historical, Grand Central, August 2012, $5.99, 400pp)



The lovely Lydia Kellaway can solve the most complex puzzles. The one challenge she can't top? Managing the most infuriating man she's ever encountered.

Alexander 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 Alexander is curious to see just how bold this brilliant beauty will be...


What begins as a playful wager quickly escalates. As their sizzling attraction grows, even 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 . . .



When I read the blurb for “A Study in Seduction” by Nina Rowan and learned that the heroine was fond of puzzles, I knew that I had to read this book. But really Lydia Kellaway isn’t just fond of puzzles, she is a math genius, a woman who uses her analytical brain and equations to make sense of the world around her. She is geeky, often too practical, but is endearing. Watching her fall in love was an absolute delight.


Paired with Lydia is Alexander Hall, Viscount Northwood, a man who is determined to do everything in his power to raise his family’s standing in light of scandals surrounding his mother. Getting involved with Lydia isn’t part of his plan especially as she has a devastating secret of her own. Yet something about the vulnerable and tentative woman calls to Alexander. He can’t stay away.


Lydia is the star of “A Study in Seduction.” It isn’t often that we get a nerdy heroine in a historical romance. I loved Lydia’s tendency to recite mathematical equations in her head – and her attempt to use math to quantify romantic love. This was the only way that she could try to make sense of emotions that were such a mystery to her.


While there are scandals in Alexander’s family, he leads a rather virtuous life. His biggest concerns in life are for others, like his sister. It is Lydia who has a past and deep hurts that continue to haunt her. And these hurts come back to haunt her – and to threaten the reputation that Alexander has been trying to protect.


“A Study in Seduction” is an impressive historical romance. It is filled with emotion, refreshingly unique characters and a story that fills the heart with joy. Welcome to the world of romance Nina Rowan, I’m looking forward to where you take us next.


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