Seduced by Sin
Kimberly Logan
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Seduced by Sin
Kimberly Logan
384 pages
March 2008
rated 3 of 5 possible stars

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Lady Aimee Daventry, now 19, has recently been plagued with dreams of the shocking event ten years ago, when she witnessed her mother being murdered.

Immediately after the event, she was unable to recall it. Only now, a decade later, are the memories beginning to trickle back in her dreams. Aimee's sleep is regularly disturbed, and she's not feeling too well.

Added to this is the reappearance in her life of Royce Grenville, Viscount Stonehurst. A year before, Aimee declared herself in love with him after many years of friendship - and he completely rejected her. For someone uninterested in her, though, he seems to care a surprising amount. When Aimee's life appears to be in danger, she goes to stay at his remote Cornwall home with a chaperone. But the distance from London may not be enough to keep Aimee safe, and the evidence of Royce's difficult and perhaps cursed life isn't enough to keep her from trying to help him and to spend time with him. As Aimee's memories return, she begins to realize that the events surrounding her mother's death are closer to home than she might have thought.

Seduced by Sin is a reasonable if unremarkable book. The plot of the murder and the way it is gradually solved isn't particularly surprising - the main culprits are fairly easy to spot as the book progresses. The relationship between Aimee and Royce feels rather uneven and unconvincing, and neither is his belief that he is cursed. He behaves rather questionably in terms of a viscount seducing the daughter of a marquis without any apparent thought for the consequences or suggestion of 'doing the right thing.'

Historical accuracy is variable, the dialogue regularly peppered with Americanisms and the choice of names often unsuitable for the period. Despite these criticisms, there isn't anything dramatically wrong with Seduced by Sin; equally, there isn't anything particularly interesting about it. It feels like one of many also-rans in a wide field of runners within the genre.

Originally published on Curled Up With A Good Book at Helen Hancox, 2008

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