Ah well, after all the books I’ve read recently I wanted to read a happy tale. And Lord of Temptation was very apt. A very sweet second chance romance that was perfectly mushy, sappy and had a happy ending.
Lord Hawkridge is poor. He inherited a marquisate which was not worth a farthing. Ten years on, he has tried his best to repay debts while making money to survive. Yet, he is still in the red. He plans to construct a port and works towards this goal, the only deterrent being money and the lack of investors. His half-brother, Simon, is a bow stretch runner whose wife, Dahlia, runs a school for girls in one of London’s seedier areas. Accepting an invitation to dinner that his brother extends, Hawkridge happens to meet the one woman he has always loved, Fiona Digby. The woman he confessed his love for and the one whom he turned his back on.
Fiona Digby is a merchant daughter. Born to parents who’ve worked hard and in the last ten years have amassed a fortune. But that doesn’t mean she’s changed. She’s still the girl she was before. She devotes her time to the school she runs along with Dahlia. When Hawkridge crosses her path, old wounds are opened again and she realises the love she had has never diminished. As Fiona and Hawkridge re-examine their past and their present, secrets are out, fortunes change and everything ends happily.
It was exactly what I wanted to read. A very light and breezy romance, that one can cuddle up with a cup of tea. It was perfect for a weeknight read, you will be able to finish to within a few hours. Lord of Temptation is the fourth book in the series Rogues to Riches, but it can be read as a standalone as well.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars