Review: Proof by Seduction by Courtney Milan

444624331From the back of the book:

She was his last chance for a future of happiness…

A gifted fortune-teller from a humble background, Jenny can make even the most sophisticated skeptic believe her predictions simply by batting her smoky eyelashes. Until she meets her match in Gareth Carhart, the Marquess of Blakely, a sworn bachelor and scientist.

He just didn’t know it yet

Broodingly handsome, Gareth is scandalized to discover his cousin has fallen under the spell of “Madame Esmerelda,” and vows to prove Jenny a fraud. But his unexpected attraction to the fiery enchantress defies logic. Jenny disrupts every facet of Gareth’s calculated plan – until he can’t decide whether to seduce her or ruin her. Now, as the engage in a passionate battle of wills, two lonely souls must choose between everything they know…and the boundless possibilities of love.

I loved this book. It is a little bit of different, but not enough that is seemed odd. Most of the book doesn’t take place in a ballroom (although there is a little party hoping) or the park. The majority of the story takes place within the homes of the two major characters, Gareth and Jenny.  I loved all of the characters, especially Gareth and Ned. The relationship between these two characters is very strained, yet you can feel the love between the two of them. Jenny’s occupation is unique and sets her apart from your typical historical heroine. Instead of becoming a rich man’s mistress, she is a psychic. The sparks between Gareth and Jenny are instant and undeniable. My only complaint was that there wasn’t enough Ned. Ned is such an interesting  and vulnerable character and I cannot wait until his book comes out. Also, there is a small appearance by William Q White from Ms. Milan’s Christmas novella.

the book girl gives PROOF BY SEDUCTION a 5/5

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