Review: Silk Is For Seduction By Loretta Chase

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Series: The Dressmakers Series (Book 1)
Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Avon; Original edition
Publication Date: June 28, 2011
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0061632686
Silk is for Seduction (The Dressmakers, #1)
From the Design Book of Marcelline Noirot: The allure of the perfect gown should be twofold: ladies would die to wear it . . .and gentlemen would kill to remove it!

Brilliant and ambitious dressmaker Marcelline Noirot is London's rising star. And who better to benefit from her talent than the worst-dressed lady in the ton, the Duke of Clevedon's intended bride? Winning the future duchess's patronage means prestige and fortune for Marcelline and her sisters. To get to the lady, though, Marcelline must win over Clevedon, whose standards are as high as his morals are . . . not.

The prize seems well worth the risk—but this time Marcelline's met her match. Clevedon can design a seduction as irresistible as her dresses; and what begins as a flicker of desire between two of the most passionately stubborn charmers in London soon ignites into a delicious inferno . . .and a blazing scandal.

And now both their futures hang by an exquisite thread of silk . . .

My Thoughts:

First in The Dressmakers Series By Loretta Chase, Silk Is For Seduction is a breath-taking historical romance filled with endearing characters, unexpected twists and turns, and heated passion that is sure to warm any reader's heart.  My overall favorite aspect of this novel is our heroine, Marcelline Noirot.  She's fiercely independent with brazen self-assurance and has a talent for dressmaking like no other with ambition to match.  Her character is extremely well-developed and will quickly become a reader's favorite.  But will her amibition and determination be enough as Marcelline sets out to win the patronage of the future Duchess?  Although Marcelline can be charming and conniving in the most elegant ways,  the Duke of Clevedon proves to be quite a match of wits and charm.  The journey to a happy ending is never an easy one and Marcelline's is no exception.  She is faced with challenges and set backs that would leave most feeling utterly hopeless and unwilling to move forward but she continues forth with heightened determination not only for her own success but for that of her family as well.  But, will Marcelline have to push her own needs and desires aside in order to achieve that success?  Loretta Chase has created a wonderful beginning to this series that is sure to delight fans of historical romance.  I'm looking forward to reading the next two installments in this series, Scandal Wears Satin and Vixen In Velvet.  FOUR stars!

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