- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 722 KB
- Print Length: 320 pages
- Publisher: That Book Inc.; 2 edition (10 Feb. 2012)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0078W0CJ2
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #395,354 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Simon is the queen`s appointed morality commissioner, trying to eliminate all forms of prostitution, they break into brothels and lock up all the occupants in newgate at the gaol. This is where Simon meets Christine in the attic of a brothel.Instead of taking her to newgate, he takes her to his home as his cousin, cleans her up and sends her to his old mistress` school of young ladies. Simon is running as the mayor of Maidstone and need no scandal associated with his name, but gradually he starts falling in love with Christine but is not willing to call those emotions love. Christine is more open and shows her feelings towards simon, her appreciation. A must read novel, and i love the character of Margot, Simon`s ex mistress and Rebecca though she suffers From PTSD and multiple personality disorder,her recovery proves she will be a passionate person.
I love the fact Christine, stood her grounds with Simon so he will accept her for who she is and not what he wants her to be. I was disappointed with the intimate part, it was suppose to be intense but it wasn`t, i really wanted that part to be detailed, knowing how long Simon has been dreaming of that. Also would have loved to have an epilogue, with long term expectations, but so far the book was excellent. Hope others enjoy it as much as i did.
Simon Belleville blames himself for the rape of his sister by two men when they were teenagers. His sister's mind became broken because of it and she lives in a fantasy world. Simon is a self made man of important and is the head of Her Majesty's Morality and Vice Commission and raids brothels. On his recent raid, he finds a bruised and sick young woman locked in the attic. Christine left the countryside and came to London to find work after her nasty cousin tried to rape her. Christine was trying to find honest work, but Simon doesn't believe it. He believes she's been abused and possibility violated. He goes against everything and takes her into his home to recover. Something about Christine makes him want to protect her, so much so he'll pay for her schooling so she can learn decorum and proper etiquette and perhaps get a job as a governess. But Simon can't remain separated from Christine for long because he misses her. He takes her to his country estate where she learns the truth about the real man hiding behind a mask he shows the world.
Tempting is a must read for any historical romance fan. It has an almost old school romance feel to it with Simon being older than Christine by fifteen years and how he likes to control the situation in a somewhat highhanded manner. But Hope has a nice twist regarding Simon, in that he's a combination of a beta-alpha whose entire protective instincts come out in regards to Christine who after all she's been through doesn't cower in fear. The buildup of tension and attraction between these two are well done. There's only one love scene, but WOW, it's hot and steamy.
Tempting is all about being true to one's self. Christine isn't ashamed from where she has come from and Simon may hate his poor roots and almost rejects his heritage, but he loves his step-father who saved his mother and his sister from living on the streets. Simon is a man with wonderful principals you can't help but admire, and he needs someone like Christine in his life.
Tempting gets an A- from me and one that's staying on my keeper shelf. Seriously, the price for Tempting is quite the steal. Buy it now.
You will not be disappointed once you meet the two important characters in the story. You will empathize with Simon and Christine because of their background, their wants, needs and most importantly their flaws. The dialogues are not too melodramatic, just right and some lines just made me laughed out loud. I am more of a reader than a writer but I am giving my review because I believe the book deserves it and it just a nice book to read. I found myself not letting my Kindle go until I finished the story.
Spoiler: "Dizzy can go hang"