Title: Lord of Temptation
Review: I love Regency Romance. The idea of so many rules and regulations governing one’s life is fascinating and I of course think that living then would have been interesting. I love Jane Austen and have read every one of her books at least a few times if not more. This genre appeals to me in many ways. Who wouldn’t want to come from Royalty, or Nobility, or Gentry class? I know that if I lived back then I would most likely have been a servant, but think of the gossip I would have heard in the hallways and kitchen. Being nobility would have its perks and of course its downturns as well…..I love to think about living back then.
OK on to this book. The first few pages grabbed me right off. A Lord who tries to kill the children of his brother(after of course he kills his brother) to take over the title? Exciting stuff….also all of the men in this book are good looking and HOT HOT HOT!!!! Or at least they are in my head. Why would I think otherwise?
Captain Jack is no exception to my hot rule, he is possessive and ruthless, yet he holds himself to a higher standard than others do. He has a heart even if he rarely displays it to others. Lady Anne is the prim and a proper woman of the day….she is good all the time and never strays from her chosen path. Well almost anyway. I loved the way the characters interacted and responded to each other. Especially after the storm….well you have to read the book to know what happens there.
This is a romance and an adventure. There is sex, so if you don’t want to read it don’t read this book. But it you enjoy Regency Romance you will enjoy this book….Yummy Tristan and Rafe….I want to read what happens to him now. Good stuff and a great way to spend a quiet evening alone in the cooler weather.
Publisher: Published September 25th 2012 by Avon
Quick Review: 4 stars out of 5
Why I Read It: I love Regency Romance.
Where I Obtained the Book: Sent to me by the publisher for review. TLC Book Tour
Synopsis: Three young heirs, imprisoned by an unscrupulous uncle, escaped—to the sea, to the streets, to faraway battle—awaiting the day when they would return to reclaim their birthright.
Once upon a time, he was Lord Tristan Easton—now he is Crimson Jack, a notorious privateer beholden to none, whose only mistress is the sea. But all that will change when exquisite Lady Anne Hayworth hires his protection on a trip into danger and seduction. . .
Desperation brought Anne to the bronzed, blue-eyed buccaneer. But after the Captain demands a kiss as his payment, desire will keep her at his side. She has never known temptation like this—but to protect her heart, she knows she must leave him behind. Yet Tristan cannot easily forget the beauty—and when they meet again in a London ballroom, he vows he won't lose her a second time, as fiery passion reignited takes them into uncharted waters that could lead the second lost lord home.
Author Biography: Lorraine Heath has always had a soft spot for emotional love stories. No doubt because growing up, watching movies with her mom, she was taught that the best movies "won't half make you cry."
She is the daughter of a British beauty (her mom won second place in a beauty contest sponsored by Max Factor® during which she received a kiss from Caesar Romero--Joker on the original Batman TV series) and a Texan who was stationed at Bovingdon while serving in the air force. Lorraine was born in Watford, Hertfordshire, England, but soon after moved to Texas. Her "dual" nationality has given her a love for all things British and Texan, and she enjoys weaving both heritages through her stories.
When she received her BA degree in psychology from the University of Texas, she had no idea she had gained a foundation that would help her to create believable characters—characters that are often described as “real people.” Her novels have appeared on bestseller lists, including USA Today, Waldenbooks, and most recently, the New York Times.
She also writes for teens under the name Rachel Hawthorne and Jade Parker.