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Tempted by His Kiss
The Byrons of Braebourne Series, No 1

by Tracy Anne Warren


Lord Cade Byron is a recluse who survives on laudanum to relieve the pain in his shattered leg—and the haunting memories of the French who, in an attempt to obtain military secrets, raped and murdered his fiancée and her family.

When Meg Amberley and her maid suddenly arrive at Cade's doorstep during a snowstorm, he refuses to give them shelter.  Meg explains she is on her way to an aunt’s home in Scotland and, determined to find shelter, finally convinces Cade to let them remain until the storm abates.

Meg soon realizes that Cade will remain absent during her stay, and finally persuades him to dine with her. She challenges Cade to a game of chess, which he doesn’t refuse, for if he wins, she will no longer pester him. If she wins, Cade must socialize with Meg. Naturally, Cade loses.   Over the next few days, Meg and Cade continue to play chess and take walks.  Despite himself, Cade is attracted to Meg, who is not only beautiful, but smart.  When Cade kisses Meg, the guilt he still suffers over his former fiancée’s death hits him hard and he flees her side.

When a neighbor, Squire Ludgate, discovers Meg at Cade’s home, Cade insists on saving her reputation by having Meg pose as his fiancée.  Cade and Meg then head for London where he hopes Meg will find a real fiancé. While there, Cade rejoins his family and realizes how much he has missed them, yet the time he spends with Meg only increases his growing love for her.  Then he spies Lord Everrett, a returning war hero—and recognizes him to be Le Renard, the spy who tortured him.

Tempted by His Kiss is an exciting historical romance, filled with steamy bedroom scenes, delightfully witty dialogue, the right touch of mystery, and wonderful characters who will linger in your heart long after you’ve finished the last page.  Ms. Warren has a knack for writing a story that’s impossible to put down, and that’s so true with Tempted by His Kiss.  I can’t wait to read the next release in this series.

Byrons of Braebourne Series
Tempted by His Kiss, No 1 [review]
Seduced by his Touch, No 2 [review]
Wicked Delights of a Bridal Bed, No 4 [review]

The Book

March 2009
0061673404 / 978-0061673405
Historical Romance - Regency
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NOTE: Tracy Anne Warren is a New York Times Bestselling author and winner of the Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA® Award, the National Readers’ Choice Award, the New Jersey Golden Leaf, the Golden Quill, and others.

The Reviewer

Linda Morelli
Reviewed 2009
NOTE: Reviewer Linda Morelli is the award-winning author of Lani's Challenge, Shadow of Doubt and Fiery Surrender.
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