Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Seduced For The Inheritance by Jennifer Lewis

Title: Seduced For The Inheritance
Author: Jennifer Lewis
Line: Silhouette Desire
Release month USA/Canada/UK / Australia: Oct 2007
The S-Factor: Sizzling and Simmering
How long could she deny him?
She was the cook's plain-Jane daughter.
He was the estate owner's privileged son. Now Anna's beloved mother and Reynaldo DeLeon's wealthy father were gone, their clandestine affair exposed. In addition, Anna, who had secretly loved the gorgeous DeLeon heir, suddenly owned a piece of his family's estate. Which Reynaldo wanted back at any cost? He upped his price with every no that came from Anna's lips. Until her lips could refuse him no longer—
Blown away is the only way to describe my feelings about this book. If you love passion, intrigue, spitfire heroines, and family secrets then you will love Seduced for the Inheritance.
Anna Marcus has returned to her deceased mother’s home to pack up her personal belongings. It has been sometime since she had been home as she finished college, married, divorced and bankrupt due to her cheating husband. It’s painful for Anna….the loss of her mother, being broke and to return to the place where she will probably see the man she loved so many years ago, Naldo DeLeon.
Of course, she runs into him and learns that his father passed away a few weeks after her mother. The reader will learn the DeLeon’s for generations owned acres of orange groves, many holdings, an estate and were among Florida’s most respected of high society. Renaldo DeLeon is not only powerful, rich and handsome he is stubborn, set in tradition and does not want his family secrets exposed at any price. He wants everything and is willing to do whatever it takes to get it all!

At the reading of the DeLeon will, Anna learns she is now the owner of her mother’s cottage, surrounding land, heirloom jewelry and more. She receives a shock upon learning her mother and Robert DeLeon were involved and in love for years. Letty Marcus had been the family cook at the DeLeon estate. She also learns because of her mother’s recipes the DeLeon’s retail business has increased many times over. Of course, the jewelry and recipe book and the fact they have helped to improve the family fortune are not mentioned to Anna. Now add to the mix Naldo’s sister who wants some of the estate, a fire, and to top it off a scandal! This book is so hot sparks fly off the page.
There is a lot of bitterness in the storyline…..Naldo knows the true reason behind his mother’s death, and is suffering greatly at the loss of his father and has emotional issues with his sister. The DeLeon family name he would live and would die for instead of a family scandal. Now on his doorstep is the spirited Anna who is angry to learn about the affair. Anna is angry that her mother was good enough to sleep with but not to marry so she has decided to fight the DeLeon's and stay.
This was such a wonderful love story, so powerful and passionate. Just like the DeLeon orange trees in the groves “strong…’s was in their nature to heal and recover.” As Anna learned, “as heirs to a legacy of passion…..for the land and for each other….that nothing could destroy”. Bravo Jennifer Lewis on this incredible story!

Reviewed By: Marilyn

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Did you know that Jen loves writing strong willed heroines who can’t be pushed around, even by the most determined of alpha males? To find out more you can visit her Website or her Myspace Page

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