Sunday, November 30, 2014

Book Review: The Laws of Seduction (French Kiss #3) by Gwen Jones

The Laws of Seduction
French Kiss #3
By: Gwen Jones
Published: Nov. 18, 2014
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Source: Publisher
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GR's Summary:

When Rex Renaud, the COO of Mercier Shipping, is arrested for a crime he didn't commit, he knows he'll need a miracle to clear his name … and sassy lawyer Charlotte Andreko is the perfect woman for the job.

Charlotte has built her career defending pro bono clients against womanizers like Rex Renaud, and she'd much rather let him sweat it out in a jail cell than defend him in court. Yet Rex swears he's been set up, and when he offers her a shocking sum of money in exchange for her legal counsel, the financial security is too tempting to resist. The court dubs Rex a serious flight risk—how many people have their own jet?—and he's released on one condition: Charlotte's his new jailer, and he's stuck with her until his arraignment. 

But when a bomb threat sends Rex and Charlotte on the run, neither is prepared for the explosive chemistry and red-hot passion that flare between them as they hunt for the truth about his arrest.

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My Thoughts:

I haven't read any books by Gwen Jones, but knew that I had to read, The Laws of Seduction, when I saw the sexy book cover, and read the intriguing book synopsis.  All of her books look so good, and I am a huge fan of Avon Impulse, so I was eager to try out a new-to-me-author!

Sexy Frenchman, Rex Renaud, finds himself in hot water, when he is unjustly accused of sexual assault.  It becomes clear that someone powerful is framing him when his cell phone, which holds the key to his innocence, disappears from evidence.  The problem is, Rex has many enemies, as he is a wealthy, ruthless, womanizing businessman.  

He hires Charlotte, a successful feminist lawyer, to defend him for a large sum of money.  At first, Charlotte, thinks that he is guilty of the crime committed, but then quickly realizes his innocence, when she see's that they are being followed.  Charlotte is determined to help him uncover the conspiracy, but is very aware that danger lurks in every corner.  Things get complicated when Rex and Charlotte's steamy attraction turns to a sexual relationship.  Is this just a convenient temporary arrangement, or could it be love?

The Laws of Seduction can be read as a standalone.  However, some of the secondary characters were from previous books in the series, and I didn't know a whole lot about them.  I loved how Ms. Jones wove French in throughout the story.  It made Rex's character that much more sexy and seductive!  I love a man with an accent, and French is one of the languages of love.  Ms. Jones wrote spectacular love scenes!  Ever word was like an aphrodisiac, and every one of these scenes packed a powerful punch throughout the story.  I appreciated the fun and flirty banter between the main characters which added a light hearted and fun quality to the story.

I think the plot could have been more suspenseful.  There were a few little plot twists along the way, but I would have liked to see more action and danger in the story.  Overall, I would say that reading my first book by Ms. Jones was a pleasurable experience, and I am looking forward to reading more of her books.

My Rating:

I give, The Laws of Seduction, by Gwen Jones, 3.5 Wickedly Erotic, Sexy Debonair Frenchman Filled Stars!!!

My Favorite Quote:

"In so many ways he represented all she hated about men and their selfish ambitions.  But in so many other ways she was inexplicably drawn.  And that was the most confusing part of all."  (eARC, Loc. 1376)


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About Gwen Jones:

Gwen Jones is a mentor and instructor in Western Connecticut State University’s Master in Creative and Professional Writing program, and an Assistant Professor of English at Mercer County College, in West Windsor, NJ. Her work has appeared in Writer’s Digest, The Kelsey Review, and The Connecticut River Review, and she is the author of the HarperCollins Avon FRENCH KISS series, Wanted: Wife, Kiss Me, Captain, and The Laws of Seduction. A writer of women’s fiction and romance, she lives with her husband, Frank, near Trenton, New Jersey.


  1. I felt the same way when I saw this one. I have it but haven't read it yet. Sounds like you enjoyed it.

    1. I did enjoy it :) I can't wait to see what you think as well!!!


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