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To Taste Temptation: Number 1 in series (Legend of the Four Soldiers) Mass Market Paperback – 5 Jun 2008
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The first book of this Georgian-seet series is part love story, part history and part fairy tale. The politics and happenings of the day make it a fascinating story (HISTORICAL NOVELS REVIEW)
Historical romance sensation Elizabeth Hoyt returns with a new exquisite romance, the first in a series about four soldiers searching for the man who betrayed them.See all Product description
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Hartley is clearly affected by his traumatic past, and eventually lets Emeline into his heart, who despite her initial frostiness, begins to soften towards this man. He is a very good runner, and often goes on runs, just to get away from things, even in his poorly made moccasins, which results in his feet being torn to shreds. I enjoyed the moments where Emeline tends to his wounds and you think they might finally get together publically, but Hartley believes she is 'above' him in terms of station, and it wouldn't work. But when the past catches up and puts his sister and Emeline in danger, he vows to return them safely, even if it means forming some sort of alliance with Viscount Vale.
Overall, the book was good, but it wasn't a favourite. Later on, the author tries to show reasons for Emeline's coldness, but it dragged on too long in my opinion. Hartley doesn't seem to care that she's betrothed to his former comrade, and persues her, alongside his attempts to find out the truth.
There are four in the Soldiers series, and I read 'To Beguile a Beast' first, which I preferred. To me, it doesn't make much difference which order you read them. I've already bought book 4 of the Soldiers series, and will read it in the next week or so.
SPOILER ALERT: I am somewhat surprised by so many negative comments about this book. Regarding the comments about Emeline - sure she was a strong outspoken woman and once in awhile came across somewhat harsh. Okay, perhaps she wasn't my favorite heroine of all time but she was a nice caring lady who had been dealt some rather serious blows in life because all the men she loved died including her first husband, her father and her brother. Understandably, she didn't want to love and be hurt again so she thought to marry her long time friend, Jasper Renshaw (his story is told in To Seduce a Sinner - Book #2 in this series). Although she had developed strong feelings for Samuel, she simply was afraid that if she married him and anything happened to him, she would be hurt again.
I loved Samuel Hartley. I loved that he was a confident man who, although he was a nobody colonial still managed to hold his own among the haute ton all the while continuing to wear his fancy mocassins. I loved his running through London. I loved his shrewd business skills. I loved that he knew he wanted Emeline and went after her even going to her ball uninvited and brawling with Jasper when he realized he was going to announce his engagement to Emeline. I loved that he still went to Emeline, all beat up from his fight with Jasper even when he thought there was no hope that she would ever change her mind and marry him instead of Jasper.
Mostly, I loved his words to himself after he was with Emeline for what he thought would be the last time. I realize that this genre of books are simple, fun, little books and the most one can hope for is some relaxation reading, hopefully with characters that are humorous and interesting. In my opinion, these are some of the most romantic words I have ever read in this genre. The following words are what Jasper thought to himself as he sat and watched Emeline sleep in her now cold room, thinking he would have to return to America and leave her behind, possibly never seeing her again:
"He wouldn't forget her, his warm lady, even if he lived for six decades more. He knew that now, sitting by her cold fire. She would be with him all the days of his life. As he walked the streets of Boston, as he conducted his business or chatted with acquaintances, she would be the ghost beside him. She would sit with him as he ate, she would lie beside him as he slept. And he knew that when his time on this earth was at an end, his last thought as he entered the void would be of her."
Enough Said! Thank you Elizabeth Hoyt!
Wonderfully written characters, so charismatic and engaging. Loved Em, she's no simpering female, but a woman who knows what life is about, therefore she manages it, despite being a woman, constrained by the times she lives in.
Sam, the hero, is a typical alpha male, protective, loyal, but damaged from the past. Our heroine helps him and in doing so finds happiness despite fighting her feelings for him.
Can't wait to read the next book in the series!
I have read all her other books and look forward to her next one March 2013 with bated breath.
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