➱ Seduced Read ➹ Author Molly O'Keefe – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk



10 thoughts on “Seduced

  1. says:

    Hate the heroine love the heroine Ok, in reality, she broke my heart But in a good way, I think I vacillate What can I say Setting Time Genre Post Civil War Length short to normalSeries Yes And I m ready to read the next one, so that tells you something Or, at least, it tells me something Sexy times Yes, but nothing freaky Plan on readingby the author See aboveSynopsis So we have Cole, bounty hunter who never really gets to bounty hunting, and Melody, the southern belle Hate the heroine love the heroine Ok, in reality, she broke my heart But in a good way, I think I vacillate What can I say Setting Time Genre Post Civil War Length short to normalSeries Yes And I m ready to read the next one, so that tells you something Or, at least, it tells me something Sexy times Yes, but nothing freaky Plan on readingby the author See aboveSynopsis So we have Cole, bounty hunter who never really gets to bounty hunting, and Melody, the southern belle you want to slap and the injured woman you want to grieve for Basically, Cole shows up, Melody s abusive husband goes down in a permanent way Cole and Melody have to figure out who they are post war and come to terms with what they have done and what life holds for them This is a look inside two deeply hurt survivors who have been both victims and who have victimized Don t fool yourself, this is not a gentle book This is, like the synopsis says, gritty Heroine OMG, Melody Melody was and still has moments of not being a good person But that is exactly the point of this book This is what society allowed before the war the pampered and selfish and manipulative southern woman And after the war the horribly abused and barely surviving woman who will never be who she is before She s not likable and I don t know that she ever becomes redeemed But who she is, is a fighter, a heartbreaking fighter And in no way do my feelings towards her lessen the high rating I give this book So, don t shy away, please Hero Cole He s lost so much Nearly all of his family And he is equally heartbreaking Never believing the world can be good but always knowing he won t settle for anything less than love He s a hero And his heart crushes me Why it did or didn t work for me Worked Worked Worked I love hated this book, but the writing, Jaysus, the writing Descriptive, emotive, eloquent It was everything This was a sad and lovely story that kept me reading no matter how I felt about any of the characters I was amazed at the level of emotion that jumped right off the page Molly O Keefe is now one of my go to authors This one s a KU book, so if you like historical romance, feelings, grit and beautiful writing, I say check it out


  2. says:

    This was a surprisingly good story I read just one contemporary romance by the author and liked it but it didn t prepare me for the emotional buildup of this tightly paced, gripping post Civil War story It s not an epic post war saga nor an action packed Western Instead, it s an intimate story of survivors who must confront themselves with questions Who were they before the war Who are they now What is their future These are not the easy questions to answer for the war wary protagonists.This was a surprisingly good story I read just one contemporary romance by the author and liked it but it didn t prepare me for the emotional buildup of this tightly paced, gripping post Civil War story It s not an epic post war saga nor an action packed Western Instead, it s an intimate story of survivors who must confront themselves with questions Who were they before the war Who are they now What is their future These are not the easy questions to answer for the war wary protagonists.If we had met before the war, I don t think we would have found much to admire about each otherCole and Melody Ex Union solder turned bounty hunter and a former Southern belle who struggles with emotional and physical abuse Two strangers who have been through hell and fire and lost so much Their experiences changed them to the point where they no longer recognize who they became Their emotional numbness is a survival mechanism, a wall that they use to protect their hearts from what they saw and experienced Molly O Keefe skillfully navigates the survivors tale without falling into predictability of black and white characterization Its absence made the story so refreshingly different The blurb calls it gritty , and it definitely is But it s also an uplifting one, the story of renewal, of finding beauty in small things, of emotional thawing after a deep freeze, of finding love when the least expected.I woke up this morning happy For the first time inthan six years, I was happy Because you were here And I could see your face and make you smile


  3. says:

    Lovely story Quite angst This took place a couple of years after the American Civil War The heroine was a southern belle whose life had changed drastically after the loss of her parents, brother and fianc She married her fianc s brother and he was basically a criminal This story illustrates quite clearly how throughout most of history women needed men to survive This heroine was doing the best she could to survive and protect her sister She made realistic choices for that period in hist Lovely story Quite angst This took place a couple of years after the American Civil War The heroine was a southern belle whose life had changed drastically after the loss of her parents, brother and fianc She married her fianc s brother and he was basically a criminal This story illustrates quite clearly how throughout most of history women needed men to survive This heroine was doing the best she could to survive and protect her sister She made realistic choices for that period in history She understood her choices and made the best of them she could No wallpaper history here The hero was not as well fleshed out but I liked him


  4. says:

    The Civil War took everything from Melody and left her with a violent and abusive husband Dragged across the country, she and her sister find themselves at a small homestead near Denver Her husband is there for revenge, to kill the man he blames for the deserter s brand that mars his face Cole arrives at his brother s plot only to find a bloodstain on the porch and two women acting suspiciously He knows his brother is dead and will exact his measure of revenge on those who killed him But Me The Civil War took everything from Melody and left her with a violent and abusive husband Dragged across the country, she and her sister find themselves at a small homestead near Denver Her husband is there for revenge, to kill the man he blames for the deserter s brand that mars his face Cole arrives at his brother s plot only to find a bloodstain on the porch and two women acting suspiciously He knows his brother is dead and will exact his measure of revenge on those who killed him But Melody and her sister are hiding something Lovers of fiction set in the Wild West look no further This is great It s a gritty well told story about finding love at the very edge of civilisation


  5. says:

    5 STARSWow, Seduced took me completely by surprise Why haven t I read something by Molly O Keefe before now I loved how she began Cole and Melody s story under such an aura of post civil war sadness and slowly shifted the feeling of the book to one of burgeoning happiness and love It was such a pleasure to read.At the end of the American Civil War, Melody marries in an attempt to save her parents plantation Instead of a loving husband, she gets an abusive monster who sells it and drags 5 STARSWow, Seduced took me completely by surprise Why haven t I read something by Molly O Keefe before now I loved how she began Cole and Melody s story under such an aura of post civil war sadness and slowly shifted the feeling of the book to one of burgeoning happiness and love It was such a pleasure to read.At the end of the American Civil War, Melody marries in an attempt to save her parents plantation Instead of a loving husband, she gets an abusive monster who sells it and drags Melody and her sister across the continent to hunt down the man who he claims betrayed him The opening scene has them in the Colorado wilderness, arriving at the man s cabin little does she know that this place in the middle of nowhere would completely change the trajectory of her life.After years as a soldier, Cole returns home to find his mother, sister, and father are all dead Now, his one goal in life is to find his two brothers who are still MIA His search leads him to a cabin in Colorado.Cole and Melody s love story may begin under tragic circumstances, but it soon evolves into a completely swoon worthy journeyBut I find your beauty to be the least of your attractions, he continued I am compelled by your boldness and your strength The darkness in you matches the darkness in meThis author sure knows how to bring the feels There was a ton of emotion rolled into these pages I cried, I laughed, I sighed with happiness I definitely have a date with the sequel


  6. says:

    Classic Molly O Keefe This book is emotionally intimate exploring the cost of moral ambiguity after the Civil War With the country in ruins, people engage in behavior that they never would ve dreamed of prior to the war Those kind of choices change people It changed both Melody and Cole, two strangers who meet under dubious circumstances at the homestead of Cole s brother, Steven Both have erected walls around their hearts guarding them from really feeling the world after suffering so much Classic Molly O Keefe This book is emotionally intimate exploring the cost of moral ambiguity after the Civil War With the country in ruins, people engage in behavior that they never would ve dreamed of prior to the war Those kind of choices change people It changed both Melody and Cole, two strangers who meet under dubious circumstances at the homestead of Cole s brother, Steven Both have erected walls around their hearts guarding them from really feeling the world after suffering so much just to survive Ultimately, this is a book about coming alive again through the small things recognizing beauty, experiencing joys, and seeing life grow anew Beautiful Like I said, classic Molly O Keefe


  7. says:

    2.5 stars


  8. says:

    Post Civil War Heroine married to violent brute at the start of the book who forced her to be accessory to murder, only the victim survived aided by Melody and her sister The hero didn t enter the scene until the 20% mark and soon after that the fiendish husband got loaded up with lead and was noAnd then there was four Cole was a nice enough guy He d seen and done some pretty gruesome stuff during the war but it had not removed his honesty and decency Melody was a self confessed shal Post Civil War Heroine married to violent brute at the start of the book who forced her to be accessory to murder, only the victim survived aided by Melody and her sister The hero didn t enter the scene until the 20% mark and soon after that the fiendish husband got loaded up with lead and was noAnd then there was four Cole was a nice enough guy He d seen and done some pretty gruesome stuff during the war but it had not removed his honesty and decency Melody was a self confessed shallow, spoiled and conniving Southern Belle before the war She willingly attached herself to her louse of a husband, because her first choice was no longer viable and for her, it was preferable to be with a second rate husband than to be on her own Except she had her sister, a smart and able woman who did not fear a man less existence Even with a maimed leg, the sister was farconfident in her own ability to survive than the much weaker Melody, whose only skill was to use her feminine wiles to attach herself to the best man within her vicinity With her husband six feet under, she sets her sights on Cole, but he wantsthan just a convenient and willing wife Apart from Melody s inability to stand on her own two feet without a man to lean on, the writing was just average, the romance too rushed and what s with them getting all frisky on the grass in clear view of her sister and his brother


  9. says:

    4.5 stars I adored this book It s hard for me to say anything bad about it I just couldn t quite give it 5 stars and I m not really sure why I may have to sleep on it The biggest issue I had was that I wantedI typically shy away from short, novella types, but for the length, O Keefe packed a punch I was surprised how deep and emotional it was in such a short time I guess I m into post Civil War stories right now, and each one has been amazing Cole, oh how I loved you Seriously, o 4.5 stars I adored this book It s hard for me to say anything bad about it I just couldn t quite give it 5 stars and I m not really sure why I may have to sleep on it The biggest issue I had was that I wantedI typically shy away from short, novella types, but for the length, O Keefe packed a punch I was surprised how deep and emotional it was in such a short time I guess I m into post Civil War stories right now, and each one has been amazing Cole, oh how I loved you Seriously, one of my favorite heroes of late And I actually really liked Melody She had her moments, but overall their chemistry was sizzling The writing was really good I m not even sure how she pulled me in so quickly, but in a blink I was done Luckily, the next book in the series tells the story of the secondary characters from this book, but the Kindle says it s unavailable I could cry Like I said earlier, I want , ,This book could have easily been 100pages Oh well, guess I will have to wait to see what happens next Maybe I ll read a CR next to mix things up a bit Ok that wasn t the best review I suck at explaining why I enjoyed it so much D


  10. says:

    I finished reading Molly O Keefe s post Civil War book, Seduced, this morning at 6 30am and I m here to tell you that it is fucking fantastic I haven t read a historical western in ages but this story hooked me It s about two people slowly coming back to life after a long, dark time of violence and desperation and doing terrible things to survive, and the new challenge of having to make choices again after years of having none It s gorgeous, it s gripping, and I can t wait for the sequel H I finished reading Molly O Keefe s post Civil War book, Seduced, this morning at 6 30am and I m here to tell you that it is fucking fantastic I haven t read a historical western in ages but this story hooked me It s about two people slowly coming back to life after a long, dark time of violence and desperation and doing terrible things to survive, and the new challenge of having to make choices again after years of having none It s gorgeous, it s gripping, and I can t wait for the sequel HIGHLY recommended


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Seduced A Gritty And Emotional Historical Western Romance By RITA Award Winning And Bestselling Author Molly O Keefe.Melody Hurst S Days As A Southern Belle Are Over Now She S Widowed And Alone In The Foothills Of The Rockies, Struggling To Make A Life In A Dangerous World She S Determined To Secure A Future By Marrying But Love Is Out Of The Question.Cole Baywood Has Turned Bounty Hunter After Serving In The Horrors Of The Civil War, But The Ghosts Of The Men And Women He S Killed Still Haunt Him He S Drawn To The Beautiful Widow Trying To Seduce Him, Only The Darkness In His Soul Forces Him To Reject Her Is It Possible That Melody S Touch Can Heal The Demons Of His Past And How Can He Convince A Woman Who Has Lost So Much To Risk Her Heart