Publisher: Signet Eclipse
Date published: June 2010
Reviewed by Susan
Obtained by Publisher
Olivia Weston is looking for an adventure prior to marriage. She is traveling with her aunt to Castle Arlyss. Jason Traherne, Marquess of Sheldon is known to be “mad” but this does not deter Olivia.
Olivia is an enticing heroine, very easy to like and seems to be open to what life will bring her. She is quite young, only nineteen but it is her youthful exuberance that pulls you into her story. It is apparent that Olivia is the perfect complement to Jason who is older and much more experienced than she. Jason has been a husband and is a father. He is a pretty decent hero. What I like about Jason is that he is not perfect but it is the imperfections that make him believable. It was fun watching Olivia break down the wall he built. Of course, this is a romance novel so there are some bumps along the way to their happily ever after. These bumps don’t feel contrived or just thrown in because the couple needed some conflict to extend the story. The author does a great job of developing her characters and their actions fit their personalities. There is plenty of erotic action and none of it feels extraneous. It definitely fits the story and you might need to lower your thermostat during those scenes.
TEMPTING THE MARQUESS is the second book in this series and it was a solid middle book. The characters were believable and felt real. The reader can feel and understand what they were going through. The writing was crisp and the action never lagged. All in all, it was a good book – perfect for those who enjoy historical romances.
This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.