Haymore never disappoints with her memorable and sexy characters. She produces stories that readers can devour and her plots are suspenseful. She’s brought me pleasurable reading for many years!
I feel the need to confess how much I loved The Scoundrel's Seduction. I read the entire novel in less than a day's worth of time and I found that I could not put the actual book down even for a solid minute without having to return to see the events as they unfolded throughout the pages.
For the longest time I have been reading Haymore's novels. Some I’ve truly loved and others not as much. But the House of Trent series is by far my favorite series penned by Haymore to date! What drew me into the continuation of the series was that each novel or novella contains all the traits that I look for in a historical romance.
The traits I look for most are a sturdy and yet handsome hero. A hero this is often times tortured from his own life's mistakes. I love a heroine that can be paired uniquely with the hero. Their chemistry and romance are instantly present and that chemistry needs to be there from beginning till the end. Romance is important, I look for strong novels that can present such romantic ties exchanged between the characters from start to finish. A well thought out plot with added suspense is a bonus for me and Haymore manages to deliver all these things with the The Scoundrel's Seduction.
Elise or Lady Dunthrope is desperate to escape her handsome captive having witnessed the man murdering her husband. In truth the mysterious and rugged man did her a favor in murdering the man that she married at the tender age of seventeen. While Elise's husband might have been a traitor, she isn't. But that does mean that she doesn't have dark secrets buried deep within her. Secrets that could threaten her very life. To make matters worse she is instantly drawn to Sam, the man that captured her and his mere touch ignites a flame of passion deep within her.
Uncover agent Sam Hawkins or “Hawk” as he is known to his colleagues has spent his life protecting the crown of England. Sam is devoted to his job and is a man that is highly trained in the art of assassinations. When Sam is given the assignment to murder a man that is secretly a ruthless traitor to England, he doesn't question the motives nor the assignment. What Sam doesn't count on is having a witness! The man's wife witnessed him commitment the murder. Sam has little choice but to take the woman as his captive until he can receive orders of what to do with the beautiful creature. Harboring a captive might be easy for Sam, but falling in love with the woman is something that causes Sam to be out of his league. Soon he will have to choose between God and country or the love that he possess for his captive.
TEMPTATION KNOWS NO BOUNDS . . .
Undercover agent Sam Hawkins has devoted his life to protecting king and country. So when he receives orders to assassinate a ruthless traitor, he doesn't question his mission. But Sam didn't know his deed had a witness--the beautiful and mysterious betrayer's wife. Now he has no choice but to take her as his prisoner--one he can neither trust . . . nor resist.
Élise, Lady Dunthorpe, will do anything to escape her powerful captor--including seducing him senseless. She didn't know of her miserable husband's crimes, but she has secrets of her own, secrets that threaten everything she holds dear. With his piercing dark eyes and gentle touch, Sam inflames Élise's deepest desires, but how could she ever trust a man who won't let her go? Caught between the crown he's sworn to serve and the woman he's come to love, Sam will risk his heart--and his very life--to keep her safe.