The Perfect Seduction by Carmen Green
Carmen Green's The Perfect Seduction, the second book in the Hood Family Series doesn't disappoint in this poignant story of survival, fear, determination and rebuilding. Loren Smith ,first introduced in the aforementioned Perfect Solitaire book, get's the featured femme fatale here. Being a character driven story, it centers around the tragic trepidations of Loren, a woman of exotic beauty and a highly sought after model. Her career as a Super Model comes to a disastrous turn by the manipulation of a jealous, spoiled, and rich boyfriend. The story starts out slow but speeds up when she is brutally attacked precipitating an abrupt disappearance which spawned a brand new identity.
Does a new lease on life works for Loren? Will she regain lost self-esteem and confidence to bounce back? These questions are answered with deft strokes of the pen in a credible job of writing Loren`s character in a way that doesn't take away from the rest of the players in this tale. It allows Robinson Hood, a private investigator recovering from surgery and staying at twin brother Ben's home, to become a major influence. Their meeting and involvement is fraught with tension, agitation, fear and is as tumultuous until Rob breaks through those barriers that Loren has established and lives by. Rob successfully convinces Loren that they can co-exist without interfering with each other as there was plenty of room. Rob working faithfully to solve the murder of his wife, finds it hard to resist a woman who reminds him of her, comes to a conclusion that has a bearing on the story. After spending volatile, aggravated and eventually avoiding time in the household with her, Rob remembered why she no longer models and decided to help her as much as he desired her.
This is a good story that involves a lot a caring, sharing and making things right. It takes us on the journey with two people where one fights to survive and the other fights for her to regain the propensity of fame and fortune in her life. Can they both get what they want and each other to boot? Read this fantastic story for yourself and see!
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Reviewed by Rhea Alexis M. Banks for The Romer Review.
Ms Banks is an avid reader and Book Reviewer living in Chicago, IL