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Sean Delaney has no shortage of female admirers, but all he wants is a divorce—for his sister, that is. Too bad her rotter of a husband, reclusive oil painter John Hamilton, won't consent unless Sean agrees to help him pull off a major deception. With his sister's happiness on the line, Sean has no choice. But he won't be able to do it alone…
Though Lady Corinna Chase is more interested in pursuing her art than finding a husband, she can't help but take notice of the handsome Irishman who's moved in next door. When it soon becomes evident that her new neighbor isn't who he says he is, rather than expose him, she finds herself drawn into the hoax. As collaboration grows into admiration, and temptation breeds desire, Corinna faces a difficult choice: Will she abandon her artistic ambitions, or give up the man she's come to love?
Meanwhile, Corinna's brother Griffin is helping their alluring cousin Rachael find her father. Thank goodness they're cousins, because Rachael has made it clear she won't ever marry one. Except…they discover she isn't really his cousin. Good God, he's really in trouble now…
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…
Royal adds her hallmark spark of humor to a delightful story of
mistaken identity that turns into a charming comedy of errors. Her
characters are truly enchanting, her plotline light and endearing with
just enough sensuality and colorful historical details to keep you
entranced.…Let the mayhem and delicious madness begin!
—Kathe Robin, Romantic Times BOOKreviews
The characters are lovable because of their foibles…I will be
picking up future reads by Lauren Royal.
—Sarrah Knight, TheRomanceReader.com
The Art of Temptation by brilliant author Lauren Royal
is, above all, an all consuming romance that will carry the reader
away, blocking out the real world, at least until the last page is
turned and the last sigh is sighed.
—Donna Zapf, SingleTitles.com
Sean is a wonderful hero and readers will love him. Corinna is the
perfect match for him…the story moves at a brisk pace and readers
will be anxious to see how the situations are resolved…this is
definitely a must read.
—Susan T, Fallen Angel Reviews
Lauren Royal proves that she knows what her readers enjoy. Brava!
—Detra Fitch, Huntress Reviews
…quite a lovely story…unique…the characters felt
very real…I really enjoyed The Art of Temptation.
—Lynn Lamy, Rakehell.com
…a sweet confection of a story that will easily steal your
heart…delightful, delicous, and glorious reading enticement. Lauren
Royal shines on every page!
—Sarah W, Romance Junkies
Passion, kindness, respect and mutual admiration make Corinna and Sean
favorites with this reader. The Art of Temptation is a wholly
satisfying experience, one that will have readers sighing contentedly with
the turn of the very last page!
—Melissa Fowler, The Romance Readers Connection
…an intricately woven, romantic tale…sensual and a delight to
read. Unable to stop turning the pages, I was riveted by The Art of
Much has been said about Ms. Royal's work already and this book lives up to
every word. Besides being a well-researched, solid story with lively characters,
Ms. Royal weaves chuckle-out-loud humor throughout. Along with the main story
line, there are delightful subplots making the whole book thoroughly enjoyable.
—Vee, Night Owl Romance
What a wonderful book…It has just the right amount of passion and
class, with a most refreshing plot…The book flows beautifully…and
infuses humor with sadness making it one of the best stories I have read in a
long while. There is an unforgettable, honorably sexy hero and his unconventional
heroine, who make up one of the best couples I have ever met…Truly, when
it comes to historical romance perfection, Royal has it for you in The Art
—Shannon Johnson, Romance Reader at Heart (Top Pick!)
A case of mistaken identity, two well-intentioned but clueless brothers, and
several other amusing complications make this a richly detailed romp through London
—Lynne Welch, NoveList
The concluding story in Lauren Royal's Regency Chase Family Series soars and
swoops with spellbinding romance. This is a lush and well told tale that features
a hero and heroine sure to please. The Art of Temptation is chock
full of good, old fashioned romance. The passion overwhelms the pages and makes
this a glorious read.
…a treasure…everything one could hope for in a happily-ever-after,
romantically sensual story.
—Marilyn Rondeau of Reviewers International Organization (RIO), CK2 Kwips and Kritiques
What a charming, can't put down story! I was completely drawn in during the first
pages…Sean Delaney is a worthy hero and Corinna is feisty, beautiful and
talented. A wonderful duo! This is a must read book!
—Jeannine D. Van Eperen, Gotta Write Network
Ms. Royal weaves a sweetly spellbinding tale of desire, loyalty, ambition and
deception all bound together with an aura of sensuality that makes it impossible
to put down. Her characters are crafted in such a way that readers can't help but
adore them. The Art of Temptation is a truly splendid read from
start to finish. This is the first of this author's books that I've read, but it
certainly won't be the last.
—Lindy, TwoLips Reviews
The Art of Temptation is a funny and light read with a wonderful
hero and a heroine who are both witty and very original. Lauren Royal has
incredible skill at writing historical romance and this latest story proves this
in every way…delightful.
—Kate Garrabrant, Fresh Fiction