The Baroness is an expert in how to keep men in line. Her clients are wealthy, wronged women whose husbands have cheated on them, time and time again. But for a few thousand euro, The Baroness offers them restitution—and revenge—by any means necessary. No secret is out of her reach, and her own power, wealth, and connections make her very, very good at her job. With zero scruples, she will stop at nothing to fleece the richest bad boys in France.
The Baroness is happy with her life and considers herself untouchable…until she meets her soon-to-be mother-in-law. Suddenly, she finds herself struggling to keep her own fiance in check, and eventually she has to decide if she cares more about keeping her business or her marriage afloat.
Let me start off by saying The Seduction Expert has over 500 reviews on Goodreads and most reviewers give it a gushing 5-stars. So keep that in mind when I say that I absolutely hated this book. The premise is amazing: it’s like The Devil Wears Prada meets Sex and the City meets Hitch. What’s not to love?! But the writing is TERRIBLE. And The Baroness is TERRIBLE. Every other sentence in this book is a quick little one-liner that’s supposed to be witty and fresh, but only comes across as petty and tired. The Baroness, as a character, is woefully one-note. She’s vapid and uncomplicated, and I felt nothing for her. She isn’t funny, she’s isn’t relatable, and she’s definitely not likable.
And the writing, the writing. Good grief. It’s too much. Overwrought. Monotonous. Uninspired. Boring. Trying so hard to be clever and falling short every. Single. Time.
So, yeah. I really didn’t like this one. I kept waiting for it to get interesting, for The Baroness to develop in any way as a character, but that never happens. In fact, the book even ends on a cliffhanger (because I guess this will become a series), so I didn’t even get the satisfaction of a clean conclusion. I’m in the minority on this one, but ugh. Run away.