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Never Resist Temptation

by Miranda Neville


The hero and heroine fight inner battles, murder charges, and their own love in this slow-to-start but quick-to-pick-up-the-pace Regency by Neville.  There's a wonderful insight into the aristocracy of England, while the little recipes included at chapter headings will make a reader want to whip up a batch of pastries.

Jacobin, former French Lady, now a cook in disguise is wanted for murder.  The one she blames most for her situation is the handsome and sensual Lord Anthony Storrington—but her uncle also carries a good deal of the blame.  If he had not wagered her services in a card game, Anthony would not have won her and she would not have had to run off with Jean Luc.  Confusing to say the least but once Lord Storrington approaches her to be his pastry chef, she realizes he is not the monster she previously perceived. 

Anthony's revenge against Lord Candover's previous crimes, which he believes resulted in his mother's death, comes to fruition when he wins at Piquet and the prize is Candover's niece.  Not being a bad sort, he decides he will not use her for bed-sport but just parade her around to insult Candover.  When Jacobin runs off, he shrugs it off.  However, when he rescues what he thinks is a young boy from the scourge of the streets, he finds something effeminate and seductive about the young man.  When he discovers Jacob Leon is actually a woman, he plans to do all he can to get her into bed.

The Book

Avon Books
March 2009
Mass Market Paperback from Advance Review Copy
Historical Romance / Regency / 1816 London
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NOTE: Explicit Sexual Content

The Reviewer

Faith V. Smith
Reviewed 2009
NOTE: Reviewer Faith V Smith's Regency time travel romance, titled Beware What You Wish, came out in late 2008, and her new vampire romance, titled Kensington's Soul, was released February 2009.
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