Review: Journey To Seduction
JOURNEY TO SEDUCTION - Candace Shaw
Harlequin Kimani/Romance
PRINT | EBOOK
February 2015
CATEGORY ROMANCE
REVIEWER:  Shirley Fleming|  RATING: A
REVIEW: Even though Sydney Chase and Bryce Monroe are related by marriage, Sydney has a strong dislike for Bryce due to her jaded view of him. She sees him as a spoiled rich brat who was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. At family gatherings, Sydney and Bryce try very hard to be cordial but they always end up in a heated discussion due to them working on opposite sides of the law. It’s not until Sydney collapses at work and her subsequent trip to Vegas with Bryce that she gets to know him on a personal level. What both of them find is a strong attraction hidden beneath their loathing towards one another.  Sydney and Bryce decide to have a secret affair while in Vegas and then go back to their separate lives when the trip ends. However, what happens in Vegas does not stay in Vegas.

Bryce Monroe is the youngest son of a millionaire. With his rich upbringing, some would say that Bryce has never worked for anything in life. Nothing could be further from the truth.  Bryce was raised with good old fashion values, which helped to shape him into the caring attorney he is today.  After passing the bar exam he could have opened up his own practice in a high rent district; instead, he chooses to work for someone else to gain experience and take pro-bono cases on the side to defend those who are less fortunate than he.

Sydney Chase is a very successful criminal profiler at the young age of twenty-nine with a law background. Her family is disappointed when she doesn’t take the bar exam as expected. Sydney has a very independent nature and her work as a profiler is important to her and she is very good at it. Besides, she figures she can always take the bar exam later if she decides to change careers. With her dedication to helping law enforcement, Sydney doesn’t see that happening any time soon.

JOURNEY TO SEDUCTION had me hooked from the first chapter. This story is set in Atlanta, GA, with a side trip to Las Vegas, aka “Sin City”.  The author does a good job with this book. The plot and the pacing are good. The characters are well-defined and very descriptive. Even though sparks fly all over the place, Sydney and Bryce are great together. These two are the perfect oil and water.  With so much animosity on the surface there has to be a fiery passion underneath it and Bryce and Sydney have it in spades.  Their characters explode onto the pages of this story. Even their arguments are lively and passionate.  The other characters contributions are minimal. The author’s writing makes it very clear that this story is centered on the hidden desire between Bryce and Sydney.  Great job!

I love this story.  It is an excellent read and a great continuation of Candace Shaw’s Chasing Love series. I recommend this book. You won’t be disappointed!

22nd March 2015 | romcol@caribsurf.com