The Art of Temptation (Regency Chase Family Series, Book 3)

The Art of Temptation (Regency Chase Family Series, Book 3)

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by Lauren Royal
     
 

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A Top 10 Nook Bestseller from a New York Times Bestselling Author!

London, 1817

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

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A Top 10 Nook Bestseller from a New York Times Bestselling Author!

London, 1817

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 actually his cousin. Good God, he's really in trouble now...

Book Details

• Humorous historical romance
• Book Three of Lauren Royal's Regency Chase Family Series
• Special Author's Cut Edition
• A full-length novel of 100,000 words (about 400 printed book pages)
• R-rated content: Steamy love scenes!
• Originally published by Penguin Putnam (Signet)

This Author's Cut Edition e-book has been completely revised from the original and includes Bonus Material: an Author's Note, a preview of Lauren's next book, and a link to an online contest where you can enter to win a piece of jewelry featured in one of Lauren's books.

• Top 10 Bestseller on Nook, Kindle, and iBooks!
• Nominated for the Reviewer's Choice Award at SingleTitles.com!

Connecting Books

While THE ART OF TEMPTATION can be read as a stand-alone novel, many readers enjoy reading it as part of a series. All of Lauren's books feature Chase family members. Should you wish to read them in chronological order, this is the sequence:

Chase Family Series
1666 - AMETHYST (Colin & Amy)
1667 - EMERALD (Jason & Caithren)
1667 - FOREVERMORE (Cameron & Clarice)
1668 - AMBER (Trick & Kendra)
1673 - VIOLET (Ford & Violet)
1677 - LILY (Rand & Lily)
1677 - ROSE (Kit & Rose)

Regency Chase Family Series
1815 - LOST IN TEMPTATION (Tristan & Alexandra)
1816 - TEMPTING JULIANA (James & Juliana)
1817 - THE ART OF TEMPTATION (Sean & Corinna + Griffin & Rachael)

Specially Priced Boxed Sets
CHASE FAMILY BOXED SET ONE: THE JEWELS
CHASE FAMILY BOXED SET TWO: THE FLOWERS
REGENCY CHASE FAMILY BOXED SET

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Editorial Reviews

Romantic Times Magazine - Kathe Robin
"Royal adds her hallmark spark of humor to a delightful story of mistaken identity that turns into a charming comedy of errors.....let the mayhem and delicious madness begin!"
Romance Junkies - Sarah W.
"...a story that will easily steal your heart...delightful, delicious, and glorious reading...Lauren Royal shines on every page!"
Romance Reader at Heart (Top Pick!) - Shannon Johnson
"What a wonderful book…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 of Temptation."
Author of "Seduced by Destiny" - Kira Morgan
"Captivating historical romance. Fans of Julia Quinn and Tessa Dare will love Lauren Royal!"
Fallen Angel Reviews - Susan T.
"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."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015518030
Publisher:
Novelty Books
Publication date:
10/18/2012
Series:
Regency Chase Family Series , #3
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
26,711
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

I decided to become a writer in the third grade (or, as my Canadian friends call it, grade three), after winning a "Why My Mother is the Greatest" essay contest and having my entry published in a major newspaper. Seeing my words in print was a thrill! But everyone told me it's too hard for novelists to get published, so after college I spent fourteen years as the CEO of my own jewelry store chain before writing my first book. A mistake? Maybe...but my first heroine, Amethyst, was a jeweler, so at least I took advantage of that wise old saying, "Write what you know." And I learned a good lesson: Don't let other people tell you what you can or can't do!

I write humorous historical romance mostly set in England and Scotland in the 17th and 19th centuries (Restoration and Regency periods). I've been oh-so-lucky to see my books hit bestseller lists all over the world, including the New York Times and USA Today lists, making this second career a real dream come true. I live in Southern California with my family and a constantly shedding cat, and I still think my mother is the greatest!

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Art of Temptation 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
NavyWave62 More than 1 year ago
As Good As The First Book Of The Trilogy!! I can't decide which is my favorite, book one or this one. I didn't care for Juliana's story very much, not as exciting as the other two. This one really tug on my heart strings - a lot. I liked how there were really two love stories going on in this book, and it made it very exciting. This is a very loving story, not only for the love between our two main character's, but for the Uncle and how Sean cared for him. I thought the Uncle was such a loveable guy, and very smart too. This book is a great story, and a great deal if you purchase the bundle because you get to catch up on all the Chase family. (ljb)
PippiL More than 1 year ago
I love the three books in this series (Regency Chase Family)! I have not read the stories of the prior generations of Chase family (author's other books, other series), but this generation of Chase family is so, so endearing! These 3 books tell the story of Griffin, his three sisters, and their extended family. This book is the 3rd and final and focuses on Corina, the youngest of Griffin's sisters. This author writes INCREDIBLY well, with humor. If Ms. Royal were to write more on the Regency Era, I would buy those books without hesitation! Please, Lauren Royal, can we have more on the Regency Era, with another family just as endearing?
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I have read all of Lauren Royal's books and this is as good as the others with alittle twist at the end. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO HER NEXT BOOK
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Truely enjoy all of her books
TitiGB More than 1 year ago
Excelent
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't wait to get started on this book. The other two prcedeing this one were just wunderful. First time I have ever read anything Loren has written and look forwrd to more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great!
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a really enjoyable book. Kept me interested.
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I've read all of Lauren Royal's books, and liked them all very much. I really liked the characters in this book, and the two romances. Well done!
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This was a good conclusion to the Chase family stories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it! Can't wait to read the others in series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*Insert happy sigh here* I loved it! Sometimes when you read so many books by the same author they tend to blend and all kinda sound alike....not Laurens books! I absolutely loved this one! The character all felt like comfortable old friends & the 2 romantic storylines always kept things exciting. From the utter sadness & devestation to the ecstatic joy its yet another horribly wonderful emotional roller coaster through the pages of history!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of her best thus far! Loved it, couldn't put it down!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wonderful story. Once again Lauren writes a delightful, romantic novel. Give all her books a read, and reread. You can never go wrong with her!