I really enjoyed the concept behind Seductive Secrets and I wanted to fall in love with it so much, but there was just too much I couldn't connect with. From the characters themselves, to them falling in love, to the grand solving of the mystery - it was never quite right.
To start with, Lady Willow came off as a brat. She couldn't keep herself away from the men long enough to have a conversation with her family - and she was totally surprised when she found out people thought she was a loose woman. Her attitude towards Sir Conrad tipped her into the "she doesn't deserve him" category as she degraded and talked down to him every chance she got until *poof* she was suddenly in love.
Sir Conrad started off really well, but after the incident in the cabin - well - he found himself in "he doesn't deserve her" territory. So now I have heroes who don't deserve each other and are at the same time undeserving of each other. They both really needed to grow up - which they just started to do by the end of the story.
The missing ruby was a great twist to the story. I had no idea who took it until Willow and Conrad had their own ah-ha! moment. That was an amazing part of the story (but Willow's prior sleuthing only made her seem more like a spoiled child). However, this wonderful moment was ruined by their plan to return the stone and make everything right again. No one in their right mind would have believed what they presented as the truth - let alone a castle full of knights and nobility.
Not the book for me, unfortunately.