Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Teresa Medieros - Temptation of Your Touch
Lord Dravenwood, Maximillian Burke or Max to his friends, heir to a Dukedom, rejected by Clarinda (his one true love) for his younger brother Ashton was scandalously left at the altar. Max needed to get as far away from London as possible before he killed someone defending Clarinda’s honor…. and it wasn’t even his place to do so. So his father bought a holding from a distant relative for him to manage so he could be by himself. It turned out to be the dilapidated and haunted Cadgwyck Manor. It would be absolutely perfect for him. When he finally arrived, the Manor House was in such a deplorable state, it was a wonder it was still standing. Then he saw the Painting of the most gorgeous creature he had ever seen in his life… Angelica Cadgwyck, who is also The White Lady, the ghost who haunted Cadgwyck Manor. It seems the women he loved or could love either loved someone else or were dead, but Angelica could continue to haunt him forever and he would be a happy man.
I really liked this book. I love to laugh, so when I find an author who throws in a giggle here and there, I’m all in! I think my favorite part took place when poor Max couldn’t keep all of the housekeepers’ names straight, so he just called them The Elizabeths. I also appreciated that there was some time between the wedding, where Max was left at the altar, and this book. I don’t like it when relationships are rushed, especially when, in Max’s situation, he has been in love with someone for most of his life and she dumped him for his brother. I was thankful that there were a couple of years between the wedding scene in the previous book and the beginning of this book. Even then, he didn’t fall in love with Anne at first sight.
As some of you know, Ms. Medeiros is on my auto buy list already and will continue to stay there. This author is one of the few that will tempt me out of my regular genre…with one exception (no cowboy books for this girl!)
Until Next Time!
Book: Temptation of Your Touch
Author: Teresa Medieros
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