I was unsure of this book because I was so disappointed in the first in this series. I hated the characters so much that I couldn't finish the book. "The Study of Seduction" was redemption. I loved the book and didn't want to stop reading.
Edwin has known Clarissa since they were young and she has always rubbed him the wrong way. His best friend, her cousin, Warren Corry, Marquess of Knightford has to go to Europe to help Clarissa's brother. Clarissa has a stalker that has become more and more aggressive. Warren enlists Edwin's help in protecting Clarissa. When the stalker accosts her at a ball, Edwin announces they are engaged. In their fake engagement, Edwin's feelings for Clarissa slowly start to change.
This was an enjoyable read. Edwin and Clarissa were wonderful characters. There was character development. The only issue is perhaps Clarissa was a touch too independent. It is one that goes on the "keep" shelf and pull it out several times a year to re-read it.
I received this ARC from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.