Title: The Duke's Temptation
Author: Addie Jo Ryleigh
Stars: 4 out of 5
A well told historical romance that you would not be ashamed to give to your mother or grandmother to read. It is a delightful story with strong characters that will warm your heart and draw your empathy. It takes you back in time to a period when good manners and self honor prevailed among the ton. The hero comes through in the end and all ends well for our sassy heroine.
I gave a four star rating to this book. I would recommend it if you enjoy historical romance books.
I obtained this book in Kindle format from Amazon.
A Duke. A Runner. An Earl.
Three men, each born into different circumstances. Each fighting to overcome their own adversity.
All striving to change their past.
Gabriel St. James, Duke of Wesbrook, desires any birthright other than being the son of a hideous man. Unfortunately, Gabe knows the exact moment he became like his father—a night that has haunted him for seven years. Resigned to his future, he is unprepared when his illegitimate—and more importantly unbeknown—young daughter appears on his London doorstep. With no one to care for her but him.
Lady Elizabeth Blakely has loved only one man—her brother’s longtime friend, Gabe St. James. Not even his rakish and, oftentimes, wicked behavior dissuades her. Yet it all seems hopeless as he continues to overlook the woman she has become.
When Elizabeth learns Gabe is in need of assistance with his daughter, she seizes the opportunity. Gabe, less than thrilled with the situation—mostly due to his fierce desire for his best friend’s sister—has no option but to concede. Besides, a more sinister threat lurks; someone is blackmailing Gabe with his darkest secret. Through it all, Gabe vows to resist Elizabeth, no matter how tempting.
Sometimes it’s better to surrender .
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