Title: Seduced (The Wicked Woodleys, Book #5)
Genre: Historical Romance
Author: Jess Michaels
Publisher: The Passionate Pen, May 17, 2016
Source: Free for review from the publisher
Sexy Rating: 5
Description from Amazon.com:
Criminal Jack Blackwood has plenty of problems, from his complicated relationship with his brother to the plethora of men coming to dethrone him as king of the underground. What he doesn’t need is a rich, bored gentleman showing up to try to join his gang. Worse, he doesn’t need that gentleman’s sister, Lady Letitia Seagate, chasing after him demanding he keep her brother safe. If only the lady weren’t so damned intriguing. Widowed Letty is desperate to protect her younger brother, even if it means matching wits with the notorious, charismatic Captain Jack. Only the man has far more to him than she ever expected, and his tempting kisses and smoldering promises leave her wanting more than she has ever dared before. Can Jack uncover the truth behind Letty’s darkest lies? And will they both survive the storm about to strike at the very heart of their passion? Length: Full-length novel Sensuality level: Hot and steamy This book can be read as a stand-alone novel, but is part of a series (The Wicked Woodleys).
Jack is handsome, a criminal king in London. Letty is widowed who has secrets to keep and a brother to keep out of the grip of Jack. But the attraction between them is too much to deny.
This is a quick read, containing some very sizzling passages. It doesn’t take a deep concentration to figure out where this tale is going. Letty was well drawn and we understand her concern for her brother but her stupid actions are really unforgivable. Jack is proclaimed the head of a criminal empire but I wanted more of his corruption and activities. He seemed a bit too main-stream for such a wicked fellow.
This is a standalone novel with side characters from previous books in the series.