The Temptation of the Night Jasmine

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The Temptation of the Night Jasmine

A Pink Carnation Novel, #5

The Temptation of the Night Jasmine is fifth in Lauren Willig's flower spy series. Eloise has been researching the Pink Carnation's spy career and has found that the Colin's family has records relating to her research. After many  misunderstandings, Eloise and Colin are now tiptoeing into a relationship. And Eloise is deep into her research, taking her into England's history of aristocratic spies.

Charlotte Landsdowne has long had Robert, Duke of Dovedale, on a pedastal. But now that he's returned to England, he's determined to knock himself off that high perch, even though his heart longs otherwise. But when Charlotte endangers herself trying to protect the King from a kidnapping plot, Richard races fullsteam to protect her, even though it threatens to destroy the distance he has put between them. Can Richard and Charlotte work through their misunderstanding, weave their way through intrigue, secret rites, dangerous and deadly spies, and find a way to be together?

Lauren Willig's Pink Carnation series have been a wonderful spinoff from The Scarlet Pimpernal, creating a original and creative plot, yet still doing justice to the original novel. Weaving a modern day love story, with hints of Bridget Jones, with a classic love story, ala Jane Austen, each entry in Lauren Willig's series continue to delight and amuse. Interesting characters, hilarious dialogue, diabolical villians, intrigue, history, and mystery all combine to create a book that is just sheer fun to read. This book will tempt fans of romance, be it historical or modern, making it a definite must-have on a reader's bookshelf.

Book Blurb for The Temptation of the Night Jasmine

After 12 years in India, Robert, Duke of Dovedale, returns to his estates in England with a mission in mind-- to infiltrate the infamous Hellfire club to unmask the man who murdered his mentor at the Battle of Assaye.  Intent on revenge, Robert never anticipates that an even more difficult challenge awaits him, in the person of one Lady Charlotte Lansdowne.

Throughout her secluded youth, Robert was Lady Charlotte’s favorite knight in shining armor, the focus of all her adolescent daydreams.  The intervening years have only served to render him more dashing.  But, unbeknownst to Charlotte, Robert has an ulterior motive of his own for returning to England, a motive that has nothing to do with taking up the ducal mantle.  As Charlotte returns to London to take up her post as Maid of Honor to Queen Charlotte, echoes from Robert’s past endanger not only their relationship but the very throne itself.

Night Owl Reviews Feb, 2010 4.25