giovedì 12 novembre 2015

Review &Giveaway: The Duke's Temptation by Addie Jo Ryleigh

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Men of Circumstance #1
Addie Jo Ryleigh
Released Oct 14th, 2015
Soul Mate Publishing

A Duke. A Runner. An Earl.
Three men, each born into different circumstances.
Each fighting to overcome their own adversity.
All striving to change their past.

Gabriel St. James, Duke of Wesbrook, desires any birthright other than being the son of a hideous man. Unfortunately, Gabe knows the exact moment he became like his father—a night that has haunted him for seven years. Resigned to his future, he is unprepared when his illegitimate—and more importantly unbeknown—young daughter appears on his London doorstep. With no one to care for her but him.

Lady Elizabeth Blakely has loved only one man—her brother’s longtime friend, Gabe St. James. Not even his rakish and, oftentimes, wicked behavior dissuades her. Yet it all seems hopeless as he continues to overlook the woman she has become.

When Elizabeth learns Gabe is in need of assistance with his daughter, she seizes the opportunity. Gabe, less than thrilled with the situation—mostly due to his fierce desire for his best friend’s sister—has no option but to concede. Besides, a more sinister threat lurks; someone is blackmailing Gabe with his darkest secret. Through it all, Gabe vows to resist Elizabeth, no matter how tempting.

Sometimes it's better to surrender . . .

My Review

It 's a historical novel very sweet and romantic, with some twists and secrets to reveal. The characters are warm and lovable, impossible not to love them, especially the little tender Phoebe.
Gabriel St James, the sixth Duke of Wesbrook, trying in every way to be different from his father but fears rather resemble him more and more. He has a very dissolute life and without liability until he suddenly have to deal with a child of three years. He discoveres he had an illegitimate daughter.  He wants to take care of her but does not know how. It offers to help Elizabeth, the sister of his best friend. They have known for many years and she is madly in love with him. He and only he is the man who she will marry. Gabe tries to resist the growing attraction he feels for her, because a secret very dangerous
I loved the character of Elizabeth. She's a sweet and generous woman, very much in love, willing to do anything to make herlove  happy and peaceful. Her love and that of his daughter made Gabe a man most responsible and serene. He's tormented by his past and guilt to be attracted to his best friend's  sister. Gabe, Elizabeth and Phoebe are a wonderful family, they will be able to stay together and overcome the many challenges they will encounter?
This was a truly engaging and delightful read, very tender, exciting and passionate. The story had a good pace and great and funny dialogue. The characters were  charming and I can not wait to read the next installment in the series!

I highly recommend this book!


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Addie Jo Ryleigh writes historical regency romances that feature rakish heroes and strong feisty heroines.
Addie Jo lives in the same cold winter and hot summer area of Minnesota where she was born and raised. And frankly, wouldn’t live anywhere else. Sharing in the raising of her three extremely rambunctious boys is her very understanding husband that so graciously enabled her to fulfill her dream of writing. Keeping Addie Jo company while she writes (besides her wonderfully loud children) is her yorkipoo, Bella, who is never far from Addie Jo’s side.
Addie Jo has always had a love and passion for romance books and became engrossed in historical romance (particularly Regency) soon after graduating from Lurlene McDaniel’s young adult books. Currently, Addie Jo reads any genre that has a great emotional story that keeps her reading into the early hours of the morning.
Addie Jo has a bachelor degree in accounting and is a financial coordinator when not driving her children around central Minnesota, cuddled up with a good book, or writing her next story.

2 commenti:

  1. Thank you so much for supporting my book tour and for taking the time to share your thoughts on THE DUKE'S TEMPTATION.

    Your review warmed my heart and certainly set the tone for the remainder of my week!!

    Thanks again :)

  2. Thank you for hosting THE DUKES TEMPTATION


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