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Lost in Temptation

Tristan and Alexandra's story…
Book 1 of Chase Family Series: The Regency

England, 1815

The eldest of three sisters, Lady Alexandra Chase has always done what was expected of her. But when the man she's loved since her girlhood returns from a long spell abroad, she quite suddenly finds herself hoping the fine lord her brother has picked for her won't propose. She decides that if he does, she'll quite improperly turn him down—that is, until the man of her hopes and dreams informs her he has no intention of marrying her.

The last time Tristan Nesbitt saw Alexandra, he was a common man with no hope of ever wedding the daughter of a marquess. Seven years later, he's now Lord Hawkridge, which should make him eminently suitable for the woman who long ago captured his heart. But a dreadful scandal has tarnished his name in England—a scandal so horrid that marrying Alexandra would ruin not only her flawless reputation but her whole family. For Alexandra's own good, he must fight his relentless desires and stay far away…

Series Info

Chase Family Series: The Regency

Playing matchmaking mama to three Regency ladies isn’t easy—especially if you’re not even a mama, but a clueless older brother thrust into unexpected responsibility. Alexandra is the dependable one, Juliana the schemer, and Corinna the artistic rebel. But Griffin Chase’s three younger sisters all prove equally maddening as he attempts to help them find love…while perhaps managing to secure a lady’s affections for himself…

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Book Info

  • A full-length novel of 103,500 words (about 415 printed book pages)
  • R-rated content: Steamy love scenes! If you prefer sweet books, Alexandra is a sweet version of this book.
  • Originally published by Penguin Putnam (Signet Books)
  • See the Ram Pump featured in this book here.


  • Top Ten Bestseller on Kindle, iBooks, and Nook
  • Finalist for the Holt Medallion!
  • Finalist for the Golden Quill Award!
  • Finalist for the Book Buyers Best Contest!
  • Finalist for the Award of Excellence!
  • Finalist for the Beacon Contest!

Quotes from Reviewers

…an amazing love story…the romance was absolutely divine with a sensual play as delicious as the recipes for sweets…a deeply satisfying and original read. —Marilyn Rondeau, Historical Romance Writers

Royal brings her flair for mixing richly detailed historical settings with sinfully sexy romance to the Regency world in the beguiling start to a new trilogy featuring the Chase sisters. —John Charles, Booklist

A wonderful Regency romance. —Harriet Klausner, The Best Reviews (Harriet rated it 10 out of 10 stars!)

This deliciously humorous, tender, touching romance, with a dash of recipes from the era that you can try, is a delight for the heart, soul and stomach. Royal takes history out of the doldrums and gives the era brightness and color that draws readers straight into the story. —Kathe Robin, Romantic Times BOOKclub Magazine

Lost in Temptation, with its charming characters, heartwarming romance, and winning story [is] a very enjoyable read. —Sandra Brill, Romance Reviews Today

…an adventurous romp through love featuring a feisty heroine and a protective and ingenius hero. Together, they prove to be a winning duo that will quickly endear themselves to readers' hearts and minds…readers are in for an afternoon of delight when they read Lost in Temptation. —Sarah, ARomanceReview.com

…a delightful and delicious tale…a read that will capture you from the first page with its mouth-watering recipes, ideal setting and wonderfully written and charming characters. —Laurel, TheMysticCastle.com

…a delightfully captivating tale. Rich period details, interesting characters, sensual romance, and a story that will not disappoint. I encourage everyone to read this worthwhile and passionate novel! —Nadine St. Dennis, Romance Junkies

Lauren Royal is proving herself to be one of the Masters of Historical Romance. She sweeps her readers away to Regency England with fascinating period details, delightfully conventional and unconventional characters, and a mystery that must be resolved. Run, don't walk, to get your copy today! —Shaiha, LoveRomances.com

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