I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.A Taste of Seduction by Bronwen Evans
Also in this series: A Kiss of Lies, A Touch of Passion, A Night of Forever
Series: The Disgraced Lords #5
Published by Loveswept on August 16th 2016
Genres: Historical Romance, Georgian Era
The flames of desire fuel a torrid reunion as bestselling author Bronwen Evans returns with another captivating novel of the Disgraced Lords. See why Jen McLaughlin raves, “Bronwen’s historical romances always make the top of my reading list!”
Lady Evangeline Stuart chose to wed a tyrant with a title, or so society believes. That was five years ago—five long years she could have spent with her first and only love: Lord Hadley Fullerton, the second son of the Duke of Claymore. Now Evangeline is a widow, and her soul cries out for Hadley. But when they see each other at last, everything has changed. The passion in his eyes has been corrupted by betrayal. Somehow Evangeline must regain Hadley’s trust—without revealing the secret that would spoil the seduction.
Hadley is determined not to be distracted by Evangeline. He and the other Libertine Scholars are in pursuit of an enemy who has been striking at them from the shadows, and Evangeline’s mere presence could be dangerous. But with one smile, one touch, one taste of Evangeline’s lips, Hadley’s resolve is overpowered by much more pleasant memories. As the two enter into a discreet affair, Hadley vows to give her his body, never his heart. That she will have to earn.
Evangeline and Hardley fell in love at a young age, and right when they were ready to elope and get married, Evangeline’s mother sold her into marriage to a man who treated her like a slave in every way. Now its been five years, she has a young son who has never known his real father but Evangeline is determined to make sure she sees Hardley once again even though she feels hurt that he never tried finding her. Hardley, has no idea of the horrors that Evangeline suffered. He believed that she made her own choice is marrying another man even though she professed her love for him. He has spent five years with the hurt and betrayal of that day when all his dreams and his love for her were crushed. But then these two meet when their mutual friends set them up at a dinner party. In the process of hashing out the past and trying to deal with new circumstances there is a killer on the loose, a woman who wants all members the libertine scholars killed because of acts committed against her by their fathers.
Plot and Story Line
oh yes I have such love for this author, and she adds some unique elements to a era that is overdone by many and she definitely stands out from the crowd. I love her writing and her love stories she pens and this story was no different. Now I hadn’t read the previous book (although I do have it collecting dust on my kindle), so I was uncertain if I would be a bit loss. And not really, I was more curious about what had happened in the previous book of course, but it didn’t detract my enjoyment of this one. However, I do recommend at least reading the first couple of books, as there are certain elements to the plot that will make more sense if you do. “so read at your own risk or suffer the consequences of confusion”. What I did find most wonderful about this book was the actual romance between Evangeline and Hardley. We see a prologue of what they were like when they were young and in love before everything fell apart. Then we see how they have changed over the five years. And some of the changes aren’t positive. Both are wary of each other especially, and hurting in different ways.
“Love” was a scary word—easy to spell, easy to define, easy to say, but very difficult to believe. When you found love, you had to have faith it was reciprocated. She prayed he would love her enough…
There were some heart felt moments in this book though that I found a bit heart breaking. These two were torn apart unwillingly from each other because of greed and I just savored every moment seeing them find their way back to each other. It was interesting to see how events played out in this book, and we do get a bit of a teaser involving our next and I think last couple of the series. I do feel that as far as the “suspense” points of the series plot is slowly drawing to a close and I have a feeling book six is going to keep us on the edge of our seats for sure!!! I have no clue what Evan’s has planned, but if its anything like the previous books I have had a chance to read so far I am super stoked to find out.
Oh I could gush over this cover all day and not get enough of it. It’s so pretty I could put it on my wall just to look at it. I love the purple tones and sexy dip here!!!
A Taste Of Seduction is a well written romance that adds intrigue, mystery and suspense within every chapter. It will excite, delight and intrigue you to the end of love and passion and true test of will!!! SUPERB