Lord of Temptation
By Lorraine Heath
Release Date: September 25, 2012
Source: Publisher"Three young heirs, imprisoned by an unscrupulous uncle, escaped--to the sea, to the streets, to faraway battle--awaiting the day when they would return to reclaim their birthright."
Once upon a time, he was Lord Tristan Easton--now he is Crimson Jack, a notorious privateer beholden to none, whose only mistress is the sea. But all that will change when exquisite Lady Anne Hayworth hires his protection on a trip into danger and seduction. . .
Desperation brought Anne to the bronzed, blue-eyed buccaneer. But after the Captain demands a kiss as his payment, desire will keep her at his side. She has never known temptation like this--but to protect her heart, she knows she must leave him behind. Yet Tristan cannot easily forget the beauty--and when they meet again in a London ballroom, he vows he won't lose her a second time, as fiery passion reignited takes them into uncharted waters that could lead the second lost lord home. . .
It's been four years since Anne lost her betrothed in the war, yet she still hasn't been able to move on. Before she enters back into society, she wishes to visit him one last time. In order to do so, though, she enlists the help of the only man she knows who can get the job done efficiently with no questions asked: Captain Crimson Jack. The captain, otherwise known as Lord Tristan, is willing to take Anne on the journey, but not without tempting her as much as her feminine whiles tempt him. Whenever they're together, sparks fly, and we'll just have to wait to see who gives into the temptation first...
And I can definitely see why Tristan is the Lord of Temptation! I have a soft spot for ship captains, and Tristan embodies all of the enticing, irresistible qualities of a man of the sea. He's strong, attractive, and knows exactly how to take charge in any situation. I'm so happy that a man like him is only taken by Anne, because she sure gives him a run for his money. She's just as stubborn as him and doesn't let his charms fool her (at least not as easily as every other woman).
This time period is so enchanting, with Anne having to worry about her reputation and attending balls, parties, and courtly rides in the garden. I love everything about it and couldn't help getting wrapped up in her life. I was kept on the edge of my seat during the entire time I was reading this novel; how were Tristan and Anne going to work? Could Tristan really let go of his troubled past? Could he get over his stubbornness and truly let Anne in? So many questions and an enticing story to give you all of the answers!
If you haven't read anything by Lorraine Heath, do it now! She knows how to spin a magical story and make you fall hopelessly in love with the characters (trust me, you're going to fall in love with Tristan). If you a fan of historical romance, or romance in general, you're going to absolutely love this one! So go out and try this book out now! You're in for a fantastic tale about love, the sea, and a simply dashing hero.