Seduced by Stratton – Review & Release Day

Posted November 4, 2014 by Kathy in 5 stars, Book Review / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Seduced by Stratton – Review & Release DaySeduced by Stratton Series: The English Brothers #4
by Katy Regnery
Published by Self Published on November 4, 2014
Genres: Adult Contemporary Romance
Pages: 200
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"Seduced by Stratton" is the fourth of six books about the Philadelphia-based, wildly-handsome English brothers who are all on the look-out for love.

Stratton English, the hottest, youngest, most devastatingly handsome CFO in Philadelphia, has a problem: women make him nervous. Really nervous. Catastrophically nervous. Socially awkward to an extreme, he’s apt to blurt out the first thing that comes to mind, and it’s rarely something a woman wants to hear. Quietly in love with his neighbor, Amy, he has no idea how to make his move, but he is committed to figuring out a way to seduce her.

Valeria Campanile, who Stratton knows through one of his four brothers, is a PhD candidate who moonlights as a dance instructor on the side. Ironically, even though Val studies Courtship Rituals, she can’t seem to find herself courted. Pursued by boys from the “old neighborhood” who promise to overlook the fact that she’s so smart, she longs to meet someone who romances her mind as well as her heart.

When Stratton helps Valeria with a financial problem, she is anxious to return the favor. But will Stratton, who needs Val’s expertise to win Amy, find himself seducing Val instead?

Happy Release Day to Katy Regnery!! Seduced by Stratton is the 4th book of The English Brothers series but it can be read as a standalone. Warning – once you read this book you are going to want to read ALL of the books of this series. You can’t help but fall in love with the English brothers!!

My Review 4

Seduced by Stratton is book 4 of The English Brothers series and it is another hit for Katy Regnery!
Stratton English isn’t your typical book boyfriend.  He is handsome and smart but he is awkward when interacting with other people, especially women.  His nervousness often leads to him blurting out the first thing that comes to his mind but he doesn’t mean it in a malicious way.  I really loved that the author took a chance by creating a character that wasn’t a smooth player. It was a nice change to meet a guy who wanted to get the girl but had no clue of how to do it.  I loved that he turned to self-help books which was a humorous and realistic touch.
 
Valeria (Val) Campanile has been one of my favorite characters ever since the first book of this series.  Val is smart, funny, and honest.  She is sexy with curves and confident.  But secretly she feels alone.  Val is the first person in her family to go to college. She has always had their support but they have never understood her. Val is earning her PhD and is studying Courtship Rituals, so romance is always on her mind due to her school work. Val is longing for her true love, that special someone to accept her and love her.
 
The moment Stratton and Val meet there is chemistry but Stratton is secretly in “love” with his neighbor Amy so he keeps his distance from Val. Since Val is the best friend of his future sister-in-law there is no way to avoid each other.  There were times Stratton blurted out stupid things and Val’s feelings were hurt. But seeing Stratton struggle with his feelings for Val and Amy I couldn’t help but fall in love with him. With Amy he has always been in the “friend zone” but with Val it is an exciting relationship.  Out of all the characters Ms. Regnery has introduced us to I think Stratton and Val are each other’s true soul mate.  They both have loving families but are misunderstood. Val accepts his awkwardness and Stratton opens up to her, like he has never done before. Stratton loves her intelligence and passion for her studies.  He accepts it and encourages it, unlike her family and friends who tolerate it. Val and Stratton are meant to be together!!  But will Stratton realize it before it’s too late?  You have to read the book to find out!!
 
What I love about The English Brothers series is that the brothers aren’t the typical characters you find in other romance series. The brothers are rich, successful and gorgeous. But they aren’t the arrogant “alpha” males that are currently popular in the romance genre.  The English brothers are loving and loyal to each other and to their family and friends.  And if you take away the boardroom setting and mansions you are left with characters that are realistic and lovable.  The romance between these couples are built on communication and not costly gifts. The English Brothers series is heartwarming and sexy, a must read for all romance fans!! I can’t wait to read more from this series and author!!

Overall 3

 

loved-it

 

Rating Report
Plot
five-stars
Characters
five-stars
Writing
five-stars
Pacing
five-stars
Overall: five-stars

 

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About Katy Regnery

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Regnery started her writing career by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed her first contract and Katy’s first novel was published in September 2013.

Twenty-five books later, Katy claims authorship of the multi-titled, New York Times and USA Today Blueberry Lane Series, which follows the English, Winslow, Rousseau, Story, and Ambler families of Philadelphia; the six-book, bestselling ~a modern fairytale~ series; and several other standalone novels and novellas.

Katy’s first modern fairytale romance, The Vixen and the Vet, was nominated for a RITA® in 2015 and won the 2015 Kindle Book Award for romance. Katy’s boxed set, The English Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1–4, hit the USA Today bestseller list in 2015, and her Christmas story, Marrying Mr. English, appeared on the list a week later. In May 2016, Katy’s Blueberry Lane collection, The Winslow Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1-4, became a New York Times E-book bestseller.

In 2016, Katy signed a print-only agreement with Spencerhill Press. As a result, her Blueberry Lane paperback books will now be distributed to brick and mortar bookstores all over the United States.

Katy lives in the relative wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at the woods, and her husband, two young children, two dogs, and one Blue Tonkinese kitten create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories begin at home.

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