With Seduction in Mind by Laura Lee Guhrke
Laura Lee Guhrke has written some of my favorite books, she's also written some books that are considered controversial. This book, With Seduction in Mind, is part of her Bachelor Girls series and I really enjoyed it.

I found it a fascinating journey into Writerland. Both the main characters in this book are writers. Sebastian is a famous author on his way down, in fact Daisy calls him a second rate Oscar Wilde. And Daisy is an unpolished, unpublished, eager to begin writer. These two characters are witty, intelligent and well matched. Sebastian really reminded me of those cynical actors from the 30/40's, George Sanders, Clifton Webb and the storyline was like some old movies, Twentieth Century with Carole Lombard, His Girl Friday with Gary Grant and A Star is Born. There are some really great lines in this book. One of my favorite line in the book is when Sebastian is critiquing Daisy's book, "You have to kill the dog." You know the more I think about this book, the more I like it.

Now, something that may bother others, but didn't me. As I read this book, the romance between the two characters seemed to be a background for a story about writing. I really have to recommend this story to anyone who is trying their hand at writing, it has some really great insight into that world.

This is a stand alone book, even though it is a part of a series.

Time period: 1896 England
Sensuality Rating: Hot

1 comment:

Melissa said...

It took me a while to get into this book. There is a lot of internal dialogue that was overly descriptive. Overall I enjoyed the book. The commentary on the publishing industry was extremely informative for someone interested in writing. The last 1/3 of the book was fun to read.