Title: Tempted by His Kiss
Author: Tracy Anne Warren
Series: The Byrons of Braebourne #1
Rating Out of 5: 5 (I will read this again and again and again)
My Bookshelves: Historical romance, Regency romance
Dates read: 26th – 27th January 2020
5th sentence, 74th page: Be that as it may, we have imposed on our host’s hospitality far too long and must depart.
London society knows the Byrons are “mad, bad, and dangerous” and every bit as fascinating as their poetic non-relation. Join the fun as New York Times bestselling author Tracy Anne Warren presents the first tale of this tempestuous family – famous for scandal and legendary at love…
Orphaned beauty Meg Amberley never planned to pose as Lord Cade Byron’s fiancee. Caught in a snowstorm, she takes refuge at his estate. Stranded together, Meg soon finds herself falling under Cade’s spell. When the roads clear, she intends to leave, but fate intervenes.
Haunted by his past, Cade Byron has buried himself in the country. The Meg – with her lush curves – invades his house and his life. With her reputation compromised, he proposes a pretend engagement and a London season where she can find a husband.
But as their charade deepens, Cade can’t let her go… vowing to tempt her with a kiss that just may lead to forever.
As anyone who has recently looked at my shelves can attest, I’m pretty obsessed with regency and historical romances at the moment. They’re something which is easy and fun. Light and a great way to visit an idealised version of another time in which true love reigns. There is always a bit of a hint of suspense and confusion in the story in some way, shape or form. But, mostly, they’re an easy, fun and nice read. A good way to unwind when I’m super, ridiculously stressed.
Tempted by His Kiss was exactly this kind of story. Although, adding in the suspense of the French war, spies and espionage was a little more intense than most of the complications I’ve been reading in historical romances lately. Especially when the lead, Cade, is severely injured after being tortured. A little bit more of a complication than I typically find. But one that I did really enjoy. It was still tied up in a nice little bow at the end of this story though, leaving the rest of the series open for all kinds of tales that I can’t wait to sink my literary teeth into.
From the beginning, I quite liked Meg and Cade as a couple. She’s lightly able to understand why he does certain things and pulls him out of his slump. Cade is able to finally find a light and return to some semblance of his former self because of her care. And, luckily, although there are a few misunderstandings, there are no major breaks in their relationship throughout. Considering the fact that I was reading this when I wasn’t in a happy head space, I was eternally grateful for that fact.
Although the complications in this story were far more intense than most of the other historical romances I’ve been reading, it was still one of the easiest journeys. There wasn’t as much character anguish portrayed, rather, the challenges were external. It tends to be the internal complications that really get to me…
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