The Seduction of Sophie Seacrest
Love and Betrayal ... Regency Style
An Unlikely Husband #1
On Sale: August 8, 2011
Featuring: Jason Langford; Sophie Seacrest; Holt Langford
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When Holt Langford, the new Earl of Westover, returns to
England after twelve years at sea, he resembles more pirate
than nobleman, a far cry from the scrawny youth shipped off
by his father to become a man. No one recognizes him and
heâ€™ll use this anonymity to enter a game of subterfuge in
order to expose the scoundrel who has vowed to destroy
Holtâ€™s family business.
Unfortunately, that scoundrel has a devoted daughter -
Sophie Seacrest. Sophie canâ€™t deny her attraction to the
unorthodox stranger who stirs her blood and makes her think
things no proper lady should. Holt and Sophie are drawn
into a seductive tangle and just when heâ€™s about to reveal
his true identity and his honorable intentions, she
discovers the truth and must choose between love and family
37 comments posted.
Re: The Seduction of Sophie Seacrest
I read different genres for the same reason. Some are heavy going and others are just plain fun. I love regency - the pomp and rules that are just asking to be broken.
I love the sound of your book - it's just my cup of tea!
(Barbara Hanson 8:30am September 26, 2011)
My favorite brooding hero would have to be Jane Eyre's Mr. Rochester - of course, Orson Welles nailed that interpretation perfectly - brooding, tortured, conflicted, you name it -
And, I, too, like to mix things up with various genres - need that mental "palate cleansing" to really appreciate everything more.
(Felicia Ciaudelli 9:18am September 26, 2011)
Who doesn't like Mr. Darcy? He's my favorite too. :)
(May Pau 9:53am September 26, 2011)
Thanks for the comments! I find that when I'm immersed in a particular genre, my brain thinks differently which is a great mental exercise.
Has anyone seen the new Jane Eyre movie? I hear it's a bit different from the book, but still very emotional and romantic. It's on my list to watch.
(Mary Campisi 10:29am September 26, 2011)
Loved the Kiss!
(Beth Elder 10:44am September 26, 2011)
I like to switch around with my books also. I get bored if I read the same thing all the time and go into a reading slump. My favorite hero of all time is Rhett Butler.
(Gail Hurt 11:55am September 26, 2011)
I read various types of books, also, but all have to end happily ever after. I hope Sophie chose the hero instead of that scoundrel of a father.
(Anna Speed 12:01pm September 26, 2011)
I always wanted to see Rhett turn around and profess his love to a changed Scarlett. I know the ending is more powerful the way it was written, but I also want a happily ever after.
(Mary Campisi 12:08pm September 26, 2011)
crazy, I know, but Hamish Macbeth, from MC Beaton's mysteries, is desperately in need of wife, altho he does want those wee little bairns and mine are all grown up - still, I think I could convince him otherwise - and he's definitely a brooder!
(Beth Fuller 12:45pm September 26, 2011)
Definitely depends on my mood :) My reading is all across the board so I love em all. Favorite brooding hero would have to be Mr. Rochester from Jane Eyre. Love, love, love that book.
(Erin Fender 12:53pm September 26, 2011)
I enjoyed the excerpt! As long as I get my happily ever after, I will read any genre in romance... as for fav brooding hero... not sure, I have enjoyed reading many heroes from different authors that I can not choose!
(Colleen Conklin 1:23pm September 26, 2011)
I like brooding characters, they make the book. Sometimes they are irrating, but they are funny about it. I loved Edward from Twilight. He wanted to be with Bella and wanted to save her by not being with her. There are a lot of others like Heathcliff from Wethering Heights because he wanted what he could not have and made everyone miserable and Romeo because he wanted someone else.
(Chris Bails 1:36pm September 26, 2011)
I have a love for Rhett Butler, a man's man and a ladies man.. a man
truly passionate, even patient, but one driven mad by love
almost...maybe that's also why I love Othello..who loved not wisely but
all too well.
(Carla Carlson 4:17pm September 26, 2011)
Brooding heros make the stories for me---and Rhett Butler was the best of them all.
(Sue Farrell 5:52pm September 26, 2011)
The first one that comes to mind is Mr. Rochester from Jane Eyre.
How many books are planned for The Unlikely Husband series?
(Mary C 5:53pm September 26, 2011)
My husband broods at times, so have to admit that he is my favorite!!!
(Marjorie Carmony 5:53pm September 26, 2011)
I love brooding heroes and especially love Matthew Macfayden's Darcy!
(Renee Pajda 5:54pm September 26, 2011)
Regarding the number of books for An Unlikely Husband Series - I'm thinking five, but if the characters cooperate, there could be more:)
Marjorie- you have a brooding hero husband?!
Renee- another Matthew Macfadyen Darcy fan! That voice, those eyes...oh, so wonderfully Darcylicious!
(Mary Campisi 6:22pm September 26, 2011)
Colin Firth's character, when he was on the BBC series "Ballykissangel," was a brooder par excellence!!
And then any George Clooney hero that broods is fantastic, too!
One question, however. When Holt gives Sophie a swig of whiskey, is he giving whisky or whiskey? In other words, is she drinking what is known as "Scotch" everywhere but in Scotland (where it is properly know as "Whisky"), or is she drinking American whiskey?
Just curious, because to the best of my knowledge, Whiskey didn't exist in the London of the Regency period. It had barely gotten started over here!
(Lynn Rettig 7:34pm September 26, 2011)
William Hurt is my favorite brooding hero along with the gentlemen in The Englishman.
(Alyson Widen 7:50pm September 26, 2011)
My brooding hero is more contemporary. Buffy the Vampire Slayers,
Angel. Nobody could brood like Angel!
(Tanja Haack 8:39pm September 26, 2011)
I believe that the person I'm thinking of is Sam Eliot. It's too bad that I can't enter the contest, because I don't have any type of Kindle or e-reader. Being on a fixed income, I consider that a luxury expense. I do think your book would be an excellent read to warm me up this Winter, but I guess that isn't going to be. I also love to read other genres of books, depending on my moods. Best of luck on your future writings. I will keep my eyes peeled for your books, I suppose, for now.
(Peggy Roberson 8:44pm September 26, 2011)
Sounds just like my type of story! I'd love to read it.
(Molly Wilsbacher 10:16pm September 26, 2011)
Peggy...If you have a pc get the free kindle for pc app and you can read ebooks there.
I agree iwth Tanja...Angel is the sexiest..I love love love him.
(Patti Paonessa 10:16pm September 26, 2011)
I've seen the new (PBS) Jane Eyre, it's wonderful. I love Mr Rochester,one minute he's yelling at Jane. The next minute it's mind games. Which leads to friendship, affection,and then tension.And the big question,"What do you want Jane?" So romantic.
(Deb Pelletier 10:28pm September 26, 2011)
So many great brooding heroes - seems Mr. Rochester is a top pick!
Peggy, are you able to read books on your pc? If so, you can enter and if you win, I could send you a pdf file which you would be able to read on your computer. I'm sorry this book is not available in paperback.
(Mary Campisi 11:05pm September 26, 2011)
I do love a brooding hero dont have a favorite they are all special in their own ways so ill list a couple lol Acheron,Lachlain MacRieve,Angel
(Wanda Flanagan 12:07pm September 27, 2011)
My favorite brooding hero is Atticus Finch of "To Kill a Mockingbird." He broods over saving an innocent man and stands against prejudice and violence while setting an example for his young children and teaching those children and their vacationing young friend decency and courage. He is handsome and out of reach as portrayed impeccably by gorgeous Gregory Peck. How can any woman not be moved by such a man so out of reach!
(Carla Schuller 12:14pm September 27, 2011)
I think that Booth from the tv show Bones can be a little bit broody.
(Lisa Kendall 12:22pm September 27, 2011)
I cannot pick my brooding hero because I am reading all the time and the hero I
am currently reading is the one I am thinking of at any one time. I love
Regencies to relax and have watched the genre change over the years but
basically they are still the most relaxing fiction out there.
(Sandra Spilecki 11:31am September 27, 2011)
Back in the day, Judith McNaught wrote wonderful brooding heroes - loved those guys!
(Mary Campisi 11:40am September 27, 2011)
Holt and Sophie both sound like wonderful characters and I loved the excerpt. As far as brooding men go, I have to say that my favorite is the one I am reading at the time.
(Cathy Phillips 2:10pm September 27, 2011)
I don't think I have a favorite. It's usually the one I'm reading about at the moment and most of them are usually brooding at one time or another lol.
(Jeanne Sheats 8:01pm September 27, 2011)
I regret that I can't name my favorite brooding hero--I've read about too many to recall them individually. I should probably not like them as much as I do since I'm inclined to brooding myself. Maybe that's why I don't really remember individual ones.
(Sigrun Schulz 11:23pm September 27, 2011)
Hmmm.. brooding.. I guess Rhett Butler stands out the most for me... and it must really be the visual that Clark Gable presented in the movie..
(Cate Sparks 4:21am September 28, 2011)
There's something about witnessing the pain of a brooding hero as he realizes the woman he loves doesn't love him, (at least he thinks she doesn't), that tears me apart. When it's my story and I get to have my ending, you can bet that hero is not going to experience that pain at the end of the book! That's why I wanted to see Rhett and Scarlett get together in the end!
(Mary Campisi 8:47am September 28, 2011)
Brooding hero?? Janet Evanovich's Morelli...or Ranger. No...Morelli. Ok, Ranger & Morelli- wow, two heros, together, with one...Hmmm, better end that thought process right here!
(Patti DelValle 1:07am September 29, 2011)
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