by Janelle Denison

July 2002
ISBN: 0-373-25988-3
Reviewer Graphic Button Harlequin #888
Mass Market Paperback

Janelle Denison does it once again with A Shameless Seduction! I was sucked into the story from the first line of the book. Needless to say, I read it in one seating - or should I say in one bedding? I had not planned on finishing it but I did and had no problem staying awake with it in the wee hours of the night! A Shameless Seduction is the second book in the Seduction series by Ms. Denison. If you have not read A Wicked Seduction you are missing out – in any case, both books can stand-alone.

Cole Sommers is the owner of a P.I. Firm. One of his current cases involves him and a date - a sexy, sophisticated; drop dead gorgeous lady, to accompany him. Only he did not know anyone that fit that bill so he asked his brother Noah to help out. Melodie, the ever-dependent secretary to Cole, overhead Cole telling Noah what he was looking for as far as a date went, because the job involved reading some erotic letters written by his client and she wanted only a female to read them. Cole told Melodie no when she asked for the job, which only speared her into action! Cole was soon to be blindsided by the change in Melodie - as was everyone else.

Melodie was in love with him and had been for many years. The only problem was Cole is unaware of Melodie’s feelings nor is it reciprocated. However, not being in love doesn’t mean that he couldn’t lust after and wonder what she looked like without her clothing! But more importantly for Melodie, the changes she made in her appearance boosted her self-esteem and confidence enough to stand up to Cole and ask him time and time again about her being his “date”. Melodie and Cole were perfect for each other if only Cole would think of himself and not his responsibilities to everyone he cared about, including Melodie.

A Shameless Seduction is just what the title says. Melodie sets out to seduce Cole by any and every means necessary and that includes writing her own erotic letter to him - about him! Just because this book is a Harlequin Temptation Heat does not mean the passion, sexual tension and, yes, even sex are not present because they are, with an emphasis on sexual tension. This was a delightful; fast paced, and could not put down story! A definite keeper!

Reviewed in June 2002 by Pam.

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