Tuesday, March 15, 2016

REVIEW Silk Is For Seduction by Loretta Chase

Silk Is For Seduction
The Dressmakers #1
by Loretta Chase 
with Narrator Kate Reading

Marcelline must win over Clevedon, 
whose standards are as high as his morals are . . . not.

Categories ~ Audible, Historical Romance, Regency
Audience 18+ 
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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 . .

This is my first book and audio book by Loretta Chase and another first is Narrator Kate Reading. I want to start out first by saying WOW! This is a lively, exciting, sexy read and the narrator does a superb realistic interpretation of all the different characters and languages while keeping the tempo of the book perfect for the readers interest.

I got this series because my profession is custom dressmaking and costumes. Even better I was listening to it while I worked at a theatre and I would start to laugh at various spots of the book and of course the other seamstresses had to know what was so funny. The use of the dress descriptions was perfect in fact quite understandable for us and I could actually see the dresses as we have made costumes like those referred to. 

This books deals in a bunch of, in my opinion, funny and at time hysterical situations that Marcelline would get in with the Duke of Clevedon. Don't get the wrong idea. This is not a comedy but a well written articulate book.  I loved the minute detail the author gives of every scene and action. Clevedon and Marcelline banter with each other while dealing with personal trauma and professional industry sabatoge which adds another element to the storyline making it richer for the reader.

I recommend this book for all readers and give the Author and the Narrator both 5 STARS.

~ My Reviews of the series ~
Silk Is For Seduction (The Dressmakers, #1) ~ my review
Scandal Wears Satin (The Dressmakers, #2) ~ my review
Vixen in Velvet (The Dressmakers, #3) ~ my review
Dukes Prefer Blondes (The Dressmakers, #4) ~ my review

Loretta Lynda Chekani was born in 1949, of Albanian ancestry. For her, the trouble started when she learned to write in first grade. Before then, she had been making up her own stories but now she knew how to write them down to share. In her teenage years, she continue to write letters, keep a journal, write poetry and even attempt the Great American Novel (still unfinished). She attended New England public schools, before she went off to college and earned an English degree from Clark University.

After graduation, she worked a variety of jobs at Clark including a part-time teaching post. She was also moonlighting as a video scriptwriter. It was there that she met a video producer who inspired her to write novels and marry him. Under her married name, Loretta Chase, has been publishing historical romance novels since 1987. Her books have won many awards, including the Romance Writers of America RITA.

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