SILK IS FOR SEDUCTION written by Loretta Chase
06/11 - HarperCollins Publishers - Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
In love, are your choices to either control the relationship, or let it be out of control?
Gervasise Angier, the seventh Duke of Clevedon is the most handsome man on any continent. However, Marcelline Noirot did not want him for his stunning good looks; no, she had a much more important mission as she was interested in the woman that would be his Duchess. Marcelline wanted to dress the future Duchess and turn her small Maison Noirot house of fashion into a fashion industry. Marcelline and her sisters created a business that caters to a distinctive crowd among the rich and famous and the one card that will produce a full house for them would be to convince the future Duchess that they are the most creative seamstresses in existence, which they are. Marcelline has an eye for creating exquisite and unique designs that no one can duplicate even though they try.
The objective for Marcelline has is to bring Clevedon over to her side and whatever feminine tools she has to use to get that accomplished will be used. The one thing on Marcelline’s side that Clevedon does not know about is that she comes from a long line of people that have been the most perfect of scammers and getting what Marcelline wants is not the issue, how it will be done, is always the question. Following him to Paris brings her attention, him following her back to London causes the gossips to talk nonstop about them, which is not what she needs. If people think she is his mistress they will run from her shop not to it. While she may be tempted by him she is a businesswoman first and caring for her sisters and daughter come above any need she may have regardless of how much she longs for the touch of Clevedon’s hand upon her face, right?
Nothing stands between the Noirot family and their ability to obtain a goal. Not fire, a spy in the house, runaway children, or a very bewitching Duke. Marcelline tries to control her passion for Clevedon knowing it will ruin both their lives but one night is not enough yet the offer of a lifetime is too much. When presented with the silver platter that has everything she could ever want what decision will she make – save her reputation and livelihood or satisfy her desire and love for Clevedon?
I am new to Loretta Chase and now that I have found her work it is going to be great fun reading everything else she has written. This book is so romantic and heart breaking all at the same you cannot stand to be apart from it. I found myself sneaking every opportunity I could to get one more page read and another chapter finished. There are allot of unanswered questions that I am sure will come in the next two books and I can’t wait for them to be published and so a new reading fan is on Team Chase!