The Rules of Seduction (Rothwell Brothers, Bk 1)
The Rules of Seduction - Rothwell Brothers, Bk 1 Author:Madeline Hunter Dangerous, Sensual Handsome as sin. Meet Hayeden Rothwell, the shamelessly erotic hero of the The rules of Seduction. — He enters her home without warning or invitation--a stranger of shadowy motives and commanding sensuality. Within hours, Alexia Welbourne is penniless, without any hope of marriage. Until Hayden Rothwell takes her to bed. When o... more »ne impulsive act of passion forces Alexia to marry the very man who has ruined her, Hayden's seduction of Alexia is nearly complete. Alexia doesn't know is that her irresistible new husband is driven by a secret purpose---and a debt of honor he will risk everything to rpay. Alexia is the wild card.. Reluctant to give up their nightly pleasures, Hayden must find a way to keep Alexia by his side...only to be utterly, throughly seduced by a woman who is now playing by her own rules.« less
Cali (Cali) - reviewed The Rules of Seduction (Rothwell Brothers, Bk 1) on
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I am a big fan of Ms. Hunter's (and I guess we have to be disappointed sooner or later) but this love story felt cold to me. Alexia just seemed so matter-of-fact about everything almost to the point of robotic. To little, if any emotion.
And I really disliked that Hayden's honorable deeds are never brought to light to anyone other than Alexia. Several main characters hate him and his public image remains tarnished. Maybe Lord Elliott's story will be back on track. =)
I enjoyed this book thoroughly. M.Hunters medievals were always excellent, but her regency era books seem to live up to that precedent. There is plenty of character and relationship building in this story.