The Gentleman's Seduction

Seduction Book 4

by Lauren Smith

Lauren Smith

Historical Romance, Historical Romance: Victorian, Historical Romance: Regency

January 7, 2019

Available in: e-Book, Trade Size

The Gentleman's Seduction
by Lauren Smith

’Tis the season…for revenge.

Eleven years ago during Christmas, Martin Banks’ family was thrown into the streets by wealthy landlord, Edwin Hartwell. Now this holiday season, Fate has handed Martin an unexpected gift. Vengeance. Defeating Hartwell at cards gives Martin the chance to financially ruin the man—but damn, instead of money, Hartwell offers his daughter as payment. And double damn, Martin stupidly accepts. How did retribution turn into seduction? Martin refuses to let himself fall in love, so there must be rules to this game.

And perhaps a bit of romance.

Desperate to save her father from ruin, Livvy Hartwell agrees to accompany Martin as his paramour. She long ago accepted that a penniless bluestocking like herself had no chance for a well-suited marriage. If a few passionate months with a man like Martin is all she’ll ever have as far as romance, it’s an opportunity she will take. But she must guard her heart. He might be handsome as the devil and tempting as sin, but she can’t be a typical mistress and doesn’t want Martin to call her such. In fact, she has a list of rules.

Livvy’s Rules:

Adventures outdoors such as horseback riding would be appreciated.

Evening meals should be eaten together to converse about the day’s events.

Allotted time alone to read gothic novels.

Kissing should be kept at a minimum.

Martin’s Rules:

Adventures are required—particularly indoors—and will be greatly appreciated.

Evening meals will sometimes be eaten in the bedroom, naked.

Allotted time together to act out the sensual gothic novels.

Kissing—a lot of it and in some very pleasurable spots — is required.

Originally published November 2018 in eBook.

Lauren Smith's Bio

Lauren Smith is an Oklahoma attorney by day, author by night for Grand Central Publishing, who pens adventurous and edgy romance stories by the light of her smart phone flashlight app. She knew she was destined to be a romance writer when she attempted to re-write the entire Titanic movie just to save Jack from drowning. Connecting with readers by writing emotionally moving, realistic and sexy romances no matter what time period is her passion. She's won multiple awards in several romance subgenres including: New England Reader's Choice Awards, Greater Detroit BookSeller's Best Awards, Breakthrough Novel Award Quarter-Finalist and a Semi-Finalist for the Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Award. To connect with Lauren, visit her at or Twitter