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A Matter of Temptation

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  • Posted July 2, 2012

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    What began as a lark and an initiation into manhood took a terri

    What began as a lark and an initiation into manhood took a terrible turn when young Robert Hawthorne, the Duke of Killingsworth, was unjustly imprisoned by his twin brother, John. For many years, Robert lived in almost complete isolation, cut off from his fellow man in every way possible. Madness beckoned and Robert fought against the beast inside him.

    The opportunity to escape finally presented itself and Robert fled. Robert confronts his evil brother, neatly turning the tables on him and imprisoning John instead. Robert has so much catching up to do. The simplest experiences now delight him. What pleasure there is in simply resting his body in his own bed and traveling in a carriage. Breathing the fresh air is pure ambrosia and every morsel of food seems like a banquet.

    However, no sooner does Robert arrive home than he suddenly discovers he is to be wed! The lovely Victoria Lambert is beautiful and gracious, the stuff of dreams - apparently, John’s dreams. How can Robert marry her when she’d already apparently fallen in love with his brother, John? Perhaps, Victoria is simply wedding the title. Assuming that must be the case, Robert goes through with the ceremony and they begin their lives together under false pretenses.

    Little by little, day by day, Robert falls madly in love with his beautiful wife, but does Tori return his affections? If Robert reveals who he really is, will he lose her? Yet, how long can he continue to live a lie? Ultimately, the decision is taken away from Robert when John suddenly returns, to claim the dukedom to which he is not legally entitled and his lovely bride, as well. In this contest of wills and love, which man shall arise victorious?

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2005

    Wonderful story.

    Robert escapes Pentonville Prison to replace his brother, John, that imrisoned him and took Robert's place. He has a full day of gluttony planned only to find out he has his wedding instead. He marries her thinking that she must only want to marry the Duke, not the man, only to find out that she cared for his brother John. He vows to stay far away from her until he can prove that he, not John is Robert, Duke of Killington, and void the marriage and return her to the one she loves. Only he can't resist her, and she ends up loving her husband, not the man that proposed to her. This is such a beautiful love story that dives deep into the struggles that each character are going through. Heath has a way of writing that makes you feel you know the characters and can't wait to see what happens next.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Excellent storytelling, brilliant characterizations

    In 1852 London, Robert Hawthorne escapes from Pentonville Prison where his younger twin John sent him for eight years. When Warder Matthews arrives to inform the lord of his sibling¿s escape Robert hands over the real John to be imprisoned until he can figure out what to do with him................. Robert¿s plan to ease back into society collapse immediately when he learns he will marry Victoria ¿Torie¿ Lambert in the morning. As he tries to bluff what and whom he has known for the last eight years, he falls in love with Torie, but believes she cherishes the charmed John who impersonated him. As much as he wants her, he must not touch her because she belongs to someone else even if that person stole almost a decade of his life................. Victorian romantic suspense fans will be reminded of The Man in the Iron Mask though Lorraine Heath spends more time on Robert¿s struggles to hide that he replaced his twin who previously replaced him. The story line is character driven as Robert tries to recover from what he lost and falls in love with his wife. Torie realizes that the man she married is so different than the lord who courted her, but cannot fathom why. It is interesting how both twins when they drive pass Pentonville must stop and gaze in horror of what they and readers know of who is there and the shocking prison conditions. Lorraine Heath provides a fabulous rendition of the Dumas¿ classic............. Harriet Klausner

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2012

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    This book was excellent.heath has a way of story telling that makes u want to cry . This book was greatly written about love, compassion n second chances at life.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2013

    Great!

    Very good book!!

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    Posted May 14, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2008

    Couldn't put it down

    I simply loved this book. The characters, the plot, the relationship between these two characters and the emotions they ignited.

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