Welcome back everyone, after finishing up another month we have just two more left to the year. What a year it’s been! I’m pretty sure this is one of the last, if not the last, regency/historical romance I’ll read this year.
Unless of course I give in to my cravings and read another one anyway!
I’ve read a couple of Lara Temple books since I first started blogging, unfortunately I missed out on the second book of this series. Which I think contributed to me finding it hard to connect the first book, The Earl’s Irresistible Challenge, to this story.
I found myself constantly looking back and trying to remember if the first book mentioned a little sister. If it mentioned time in Egypt. If it mentioned the family dynamic. Because I honestly couldn’t remember it.
In typical Lara Temple style, I found myself drawn into the characters. Although there were a few concerns about how quickly they got together, how they reunited etc that really bugged me. I was completely drawn into the adventure of the story.
Yet I was still left lacking in the emotional build up. Yes, I got the connection and the drama. But it’s not the same as the build up over several chapters. If not, most of a book.
Yes, of course the HEA ending really did suck me in But I felt like I was missing a little something in the meantime.
Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed this review, next week I will be reviewing A Christmas Kiss by Eliza J Scott. Continue to read further down to find out about the author and any extra giveaways available.
Lara Temple writes regency romances about complex individuals who give no quarter but do so with plenty of passion.
After moving around the world as a financial analyst she returned to her childhood love of making up stories, and was surprised to discover that other people don’t mind reading them. She lives with her husband, two children, and Lord Oscar the pooch who are all very forgiving about her taking over the kitchen table when she’s writing.