London, April 1825. "Tempted by the Viscount" is entertaining from beginning to end. This is a story of two people who have a reason to help each other. Sofie Darling's well drawn characters easily come to life as Lord Jakob Radclyffe and Lady Olivia Montfort strike an agreement. Jake tried to leave his previous life in the Far East behind as he returned to London and is trying to protect his daughter. As a man from his past begins to threaten his daughter, he is desperate to find a way out. Olivia is looking to start a new life for herself by becoming independent and buying her own home. But she needs the aid of a man and Jake seems to fit the bill as he asks for her help on his situation. Who would have thought an attraction would follow that has a life of its own? Can they overcome their attraction and just work together?
"Tempted by the Viscount" is a wonderful story of unexpected desire that will have you turning the pages and not wanting the story to end! I really enjoyed this second book by Sofiie Darling and cannot wait for the next!!! Although this is part of a series this can be read as a standalone... but why not read the first book also? You will be glad you did.
London, April 1825
Lord Jakob Radclyffe left his past behind in the Far East. Or so he thinks until a ruthless thief surfaces in London, threatening to ruin his daughter’s reputation. With the clock ticking, Jake needs the scandalous Lady Olivia Montfort’s connections in the art world to protect his daughter’s future.
Olivia, too, has a past she’d like to escape. By purchasing her very own Mayfair townhouse, she’ll be able to start a new life independent from all men. There’s one problem: she needs a powerful man’s name to do so. The Viscount St. Alban is the perfect name.
A bargain is struck.
What Olivia doesn’t anticipate is the temptation of the viscount. The undeniable spark of awareness that races between them undermines her vow to leave love behind. Soon, she has no choice but to rid her system of Jake by surrendering to her craving for a single scorching encounter.
But is once enough? Sometimes once only stokes the flame of desire higher and hotter. And sometimes once is all the heart needs to risk all and follow a mad passion wherever it may lead.