The Dark Seduction Of Miss Jane
By Amanda McIntyre
A scandalous betrayal sets Miss Jane Goodwin on an unexpected journey to London to pursue her dream of being the first female investigative journalist, but she soon finds herself in a hotbed of murder and controversy. Seduced by the passions of a mysterious lover and stalked by a madman, tensions mount as Jane falls prey to her desires, only to discover a deadly secret that threatens more than just her trust in men.
Inspector Randolph Mansfield is one of Scotland Yard’s elite, battling the dark secrets of his past while trying to solve a rash of grisly murders threatening to mar Queen Victoria's Jubilee. His respite is the anonymity he finds in the decadence of a private gentleman’s club, until a determined American journalist goes undercover in search of her stalker and he finds the lines between protection and passion blurred. But as tensions heat and her life is threatened, he must choose whether to reveal his true identity at the risk of losing her trust and his career.
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About The Author
Amanda McIntyre grew up the daughter of a father who was a distributor for a New York magazine publishing firm, and usually had her nose stuck in the latest issue of Vampirella magazine or a Hitchcock Mystery paperback. She has been called "a true artist in the writing realm' and her zest for life inspires her "character-driven" stories. Her passion is to take ordinary people and place them in extraordinary situations. She is a best-selling, multi-genre hybrid author and has received numerous awards and nominations for her work. Amanda is published internationally, in audio, e-book and in print. She currently writes sizzling contemporary cowboy romance and is about to release her first historical erotic thriller.
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My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The Dark Seduction of Lady Jane by Amanda McIntyre is a July 2014 publication. I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Well, the title sums it all up I think. The story is certainly dark with a sadistic killer on the loose and Jane is a certainly on his radar. The story is also seductive. I was seduced right along with Jane.
The set up is like this:
Jane catches her fiance in the act of infidelity and in order to let the scandal die down she travels to London to stay with an aunt. Jane wants to be an investigative reporter, not a journalist that reports on the latest Paris fashions. This is really unheard of for a woman, so Jane joins her aunt’s club which is a group of mostly women who take their writing seriously and are more enlightened about women’s rights, although Jane has stronger feminist leanings. Once Jane understand there is a serial killer out there she is ready to jump right into the investigation. But, a certain Inspector Mansfield is not all that thrilled about her sticking her nose into a dangerous situation. Not only that Jane seems to have offended one of her aunt’s friends- a man named Wesley who has made it clear he was attracted to Jane. Jane has also managed to attract the attention of a local magician who is having a little fun by seducing Jane through mind games. In order to find out more about the killer, Jane will have to join a strange club that dabbles in sexual experimentation. She is shocked to learn who some of the members are!!!
To put the icing on the cake, Jane begins to receive a series of troubling notes.
Jane may be innocent in certain matters, but she is no shrinking violet. She gives the tormented and damaged Inspector Randolph Mansfield fits. But, she also touches something buried deep inside of him, something that frightens him almost as much as this killer and Jane being in danger. Jane is caught in a trap there is no hope for. The investigation could take weeks, months, years, or could never be solved. Until the killer is caught Randolph can not pursue the feelings he has for Jane or come to terms with his horrible past.
This is a really good book. I love dark and sexy combined in a book and this one really delivers. Erotic, but presented in a tantalizing way that isn’t overly explicit and that makes it even more alluring. The suspects and the murder investigation is edge of your seat suspense. I thought I knew who the killer was a time or two, but I could never be sure. Well, I will tell you I didn’t even come close to figuring it out. Wow!! What a story. I really loved this one. Everything comes together perfectly in the end, but your heart will be in your throat for awhile. Very well done.