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A Novel Seduction

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A Novel Seduction
Gwyn Cready
Pocket Star (2011)
Romance, Contemporary

From the old steel mills of Pittsburgh to the picturesque hills of Scotland, romance novels save the day in RITA Award-winning author Gwyn Cready's fun and sensuous take on literature and modern-day love.

When snobbish book critic Ellery Sharpe screws up at
Vanity Place
magazine, her boss assigns her the ultimate punishment: write an ode to romance novels, a genre she considers the literary equivalent of word search puzzles. To make matters worse, he hires her sexy former party boy ex, Axel Mackenzie, to shoot the photos. Axel really wants the project to succeed. For one, the magazine will double his fee if he convinces strong-willed Ellery to write a story no woman can resist. Besides,
getting Ellery to fall for romance novels might be just the push she needs to believe people can change . . . even him. At his sister's advice, Axel gives Ellery a copy of
a much-adored romance whose warrior hero is utterly irresistible. To her dismay, Ellery finds herself secretly falling in love with the story - and with Axel, who's drawing his own lessons from the book's compelling hero. With her carefully crafted image of herself crumbling and her dream job on the line, will Ellery risk it all to make the leap from tight-lipped literati to happily-ever-after heroine?

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Praise for Gwyn Cready and her tempting time-travel novels



“Cready builds on her reputation for writing sensuous, romantic time-travel books. This delightful story is passionate, suspenseful, adventurous, and highly entertaining. Readers will find themselves constantly smiling and wonder where the time went when they come to the end.”

Romantic Times
(4½ stars)


“Creative plus delightfully entertaining.… The imaginative storytelling leaves the reader totally satisfied.”



“A fun adventure.”

Fresh Fiction



“Entertaining and lively.… A compelling romance that will leave readers breathless.”

Publishers Weekly
(starred review)


“Take a wonderful jaunt through time with likable characters and some excellent humor.… Thoroughly entertaining.”

Romantic Times
(4½ stars)



Winner of the 2009 RITA Award for Best Paranormal Romance


“Sexy fun.”



“Hot, adorable, and irresistible. Rip its sexy white shirt off and have your way with it.”



“Clever and fun.”

—Romantic Times



“Fun and sexy… a reading adventure you don’t want to miss.”

Janet Evanovich


“Tackling both time travel and the concept of authorial intent in fresh ways, this romance debut is a joy and its author is worth watching.”

—Publishers Weekly


“Ingenious! This heart-warming, laugh-filled ride through time has everything a great novel needs.”

Romance Junkies


Tumbling Through Time
keeps its promise of a wild ride into the past and zips through the present at warp speed. Time-travel enthusiasts will have a field day.”

Winter Haven News Chief


“The sassy dialogue adds spice and the characters are amusing… [a] fun story that has several unique twists.”

—Romantic Times


Also by Gwyn Cready

Aching for Always

Flirting with Forever

Seducing Mr. Darcy

Tumbling Through Time

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This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.


Copyright © 2011 by Gwyn Cready


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ISBN 978-1-4516-1264-6

ISBN 978-1-4516-1266-0 (ebook)

For Cameron


There is another name that I dare not call you, but you know what it is. You are the completion of so many things for me and the beginning of so many more. I love you.



Chapter One

Chapter Two

Chapter Three

Chapter Four

Chapter Five

Chapter Six

Chapter Seven

Chapter Eight

Chapter Nine

Chapter Ten

Chapter Eleven

Chapter Twelve

Chapter Thirteen

Chapter Fourteen

Chapter Fifteen

Chapter Sixteen

Chapter Seventeen

Chapter Eighteen

Chapter Nineteen

Chapter Twenty

Chapter Twenty-one

Chapter Twenty-Two

Chapter Twenty-Three

Chapter Twenty-Four

Chapter Twenty-Five

Chapter Twenty-Six

Chapter Twenty-Seven

Chapter Twenty-Eight

Chapter Twenty-Nine

Chapter Thirty

Chapter Thirty-One

Chapter Thirty-Two

Chapter Thirty-Three

Chapter Thirty-Four

Chapter Thirty-Five

Chapter Thirty-Six

Chapter Thirty-Seven

Chapter Thirty-Eight

Chapter Thirty-Nine

Chapter Forty

Chapter Forty-One

Chapter Forty-Two

Chapter Forty-Three

Chapter Forty-Four

Chapter Forty-Five

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