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A Seductive Kiss

A Seductive Kiss

Grayson Friends (Volume 5)

Francis Ray

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A Seductive Kiss

Francis Ray

Bestselling author Francis Ray celebrates the lifelong bonds between the Grayson family and their friends—with a heartwarming love story years in the making…

Dianna Harrington is known throughout the world as "The Face"—the stunningly beautiful spokesmodel for her family's fashion empire. She could probably have her pick of any man she wants. But Dianna would rather kick back and relax with a good friend— namely Alex Stewart, who she's known, and harbored a crush on, her whole life…

Ever since they were kids, Alex has been Dianna's protector and pal, a shoulder to cry on. But as the brother of her best friend, Alex always seemed untouchable. Now a handsome, successful New York lawyer, Alex never realized how lonely Dianna's life has been—or how innocent she is in the ways of love. Alex wants more than anything to reach out to her, to heal her heart. But is his desire worth the risk? After a lifetime of longing building up between them, something's gotta give. Maybe all it takes is just one kiss…


Chapter 1

People thought Dianne Leigh Harrington had the world on her personal yo-yo string. Strikingly beautiful with an exquisite face the camera loved, she was known around the world as "The Face," the only model for the House of Harrington's...


Praise for A Seductive Kiss

“A story that tugs at the heartstrings.” —Romantic Times BOOKreviews on Nobody But You

“Fast and fun and full of emotional thrills and sexy chills. Everything a racing romance should be!” —Roxanne St. Claire on Nobody But You

“Not only does Francis Ray rock in this book but also you see a whole different side of racing that will keep you on the edge of your seat.” —Night Owl Romance on Nobody But You

“A wonderful read.” —Fresh Fiction on Nobody But You

“Ms. Ray has given us a great novel again. Did we expect anything less than the best?” —Romantic Times BOOKreviews (4 stars) on Until There Was You

“Crisp style, realistic dialogue, likable characters and [a] fast pace.” —Library Journal on Until There Was You

“A romance that will have readers speed-reading to the next tension-filled scene, if not the climax.” —Fresh Fiction on The Way You Love Me

“Fans of Ray's Grayson and Falcon families will be thrilled with the first installment in the new Grayson Friends series. And this is done very well…told with such grace and affection that this novel is a treat to read.” —Romantic Times BOOKreviews (4 stars) on The Way You Love Me

“A romance that will have readers speed-reading to the next tension-filled scene, if not the climax.” —Fresh Fiction on The Way You Love Me

“Francis Ray is, without a doubt, one of the Queens of Romance.” —A Romance Review on The Way You Love Me

“Francis Ray's graceful writing style and realistically complex characters give her latest contemporary romance its extraordinary emotional richness and depth.” —Chicago Tribune on Only You

“It's a joy to read this always fresh and exciting saga.” —Romantic Times BOOKreviews (4 Stars) on Only You

“The powerful descriptive powers of Francis Ray allow the reader to step into the story and become an active part of the surrender...If you love a great love story, Only You should be on your list.” —Fallen Angel Reviews on Only You

“Riveting emotion and charismatic scenes that made this book captivating…a beautiful story of love and romance.” —Night Owl Romance on Only You

“A beautiful love story as only Francis Ray can tell it.” — on Only You

“Readers will find a warm and wonderful contemporary romance with plenty of humor and drama. Adding a fun warmth and reality to these characters and a plot that moves quickly adds all the needed incentive to read this fun book.” —Multicultural Romance Writers on Only You

“A pleasurable story...a well-developed story and continuous plot.” —Romantic Times BOOKreviews on Irresistible You

“Like the previous titles in this series, Irresistible You is another winner...Witty and charming...Author Francis Ray has a true gift for drawing the reader in and never letting them go.” —Multicultural Romance Writers on Irresistible You

“A great read from beginning to end, it's even excellent for an immediate re-read.” —Romantic Times BOOKreviews on Dreaming of You

“An immensely likable heroine, a sexy man with a heart of gold, and touches of glitz and color, [this] is as unapologetically escapist as Cinderella. Lots of fun.” —BookPage on Dreaming of You

“The warmth and sincerity of the Graysons bring another book to life….delightfully realistic.” —Romantic Times on You and No Other

“Astonishing sequel…the best romance of the new year…the Graysons are sure to leave a smile on your face and a longing in your heart for their next story.” — on You and No Other

“There are three more [Grayson] children with great love stories in the future.” —Booklist on You and No Other

“Another great romance novel.” —Booklist on Someone to Love Me

“The plot moves quickly, and the characters are interesting.” —Romantic Times on Someone to Love Me

“The characters give as good as they get, and their romance is very believable.” —All About Romance on Someone to Love Me

“Francis Ray is a literary chanteuse, crooning the most sensual romantic fiction melodies in a compelling performance of skill and talent that culminates in another solid gold hit!” —Romantic Times on Break Every Rule

“[A] well-written, tender story about a man growing into respect and trust.” —Publishers Weekly on Heart of the Falcon

“A new romance you won't want to miss with characters that are so real, you get involved in their lives. Splendid romance by Francis Ray! Heart of the Falcon is superb!” —The Literary Times on Heart of the Falcon

“Ray has created another sure-to-be bestseller sizzler that will singe your mind with the laughter, tenderness, and passion that smolders between the pages.” —Romantic Times on Heart of the Falcon

“Francis Ray's fresh inimitable style of storytelling has assured her the success she deserves and the acclaim she's earned.” —Romantic Times BOOKreviews on Undeniable

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About the author

Francis Ray

New York Times bestselling author FRANCIS RAY is a native Texan. She is a graduate of Texas Woman's University and has a degree in nursing. Currently she has over forty books in print.

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