Thursday, August 21, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Seducing Simon by Maya Banks

Author: Maya Banks
First published in 2006 by Samhain 

One fateful night, Toni Langston seduces her best friend, the guy she's been in love with forever. Two problems-he doesn't remember a thing that happened and now she's pregnant. Toni Langston has been in love with Simon, her best friend, for years. The night Simon breaks up with his long time girlfriend, he and Toni make love. Toni is devastated and humiliated when, in the heat of the moment, he calls her by his girlfriend's name. The next morning, Simon remembers nothing of the previous night and Toni is only too relieved not to remind him. Two months later, she discovers she's pregnant. She wants Simon to love her, apart from any obligation he might feel because of the baby. So she embarks on a quest to seduce her best friend, to make him see her as more than a little sister, to make him love her as much as she loves him. It works. Maybe too well. Now when things are perfect, she faces telling him of the secret she's kept.

After not loving Into the Mist, I was hesitant about trying another of this author's early romances.  In all, Seducing Simon was a cute story.  If you can get past Toni's deception, watching Simon realize he has feelings for Toni was fun to watch.  The ending is a bit abrupt, but I still liked it.

What I didn't like was the audiobook.  The narrator who was chosen for this audiobook had almost no emotion at all.  There was little change in the character voices, so it was often hard to tell which character was speaking.  It's a pretty short book, so it was tolerable.  But, I would recommend reading the book instead.

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