Ohhh Raven, the arm twisting has begun yet again. Regency romance, as you all probably know, is not a favorite category of mine. If it were anyone other than Raven McAllan, I probably would run off in the other direction, but somehow, Raven makes a subject that gives me hives more palatable. Yes, that is a HUGE compliment! I actually enjoyed this book. I read it from cover to cover without stopping.
Our Hero in "The Duke’s Temptation" meets our heroine when she’s performing as a knife thrower. Evangeline is then attacked by a rogue jerk. Even though Gibb is there, she does quite well for herself. The two of them begin a friendship because Gibb is a widower who vows to never marry again. Because of the threat against Evangeline, Gibb sticks around, and they both have to fight the attraction they feel for one another. Will they stay in the friend zone? Or will friends become much more? Grab yourself a copy of "The Duke’s Temptation" and find out for yourself. You’ll be glad you did!!!
Tortured duke Gibb Alford has vowed never to love again…until a beautiful French knife-thrower brings him to his knees.
When Gibb Alford, Duke of Menteith, saves a beautiful French knife-thrower from the unwanted attentions of a fellow aristocrat he is ill-prepared for the immediate tug of attraction to the beautiful Evangeline. Widowed, he has sworn off love forever, so he can well do without this temptation.
Evangeline certainly doesn’t want the complication of being in the sights of one smoky-eyed Scottish Duke. She’s a lady on a mission, with no time for love or dalliance.
However, fate and life have other plans and gradually Gibb and Evangeline become a couple.
As each struggles with the demons of their past, Evangeline finds life in the ton difficult. The spurned aristocrat Gibb saved her from is not prepared to give in and retire gracefully. And while Gibb fights the man, he also declares war on his emotions. When Evangeline’s past is revealed to her, everything changes. She has a decision to make. Fight for Gibb—or flee to a safe but unfulfilled future.
As for her Duke… All is fair in love and war—right?