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Lost in Temptation (Regency Chase Family Series, Book 1)
     

Lost in Temptation (Regency Chase Family Series, Book 1)

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by Lauren Royal
 

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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

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Regular price $4.99, FREE this week!
A Top 10 Nook Bestseller from a New York Times Bestselling Author!

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...

PLEASE NOTE: This new edition is a significantly revised version of the 2005 novel released by Penguin Putnam under the same title. Some old reviews may not be relevant to the current book.

Book Details

A complete, standalone story--no cliffhangers!

Series: Regency Chase Family Series, Book 1
Style: Humorous historical romance
Length: 103,000 words (about 415 standard pages)
Bonus Material: Author's Note, preview of next book, link to giveaway
R-rated Content: Steamy love scenes!*

* If you'd prefer to read a Sweet & Clean (kisses-only) version of this story, look for "Alexandra" by Lauren Royal & Devon Royal.

Awards

• Top 10 Bestseller on Barnes & Noble, Amazon, iBooks, Kobo, and Google Play!
• Finalist for the Holt Medallion, Golden Quill, Book Buyers' Best, Award of Excellence, and Beacon Awards!

Connecting Books

While LOST IN 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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Themes: sexy love stories, lords and ladies, wealthy and rich nobility, castles, England and English history, 19th century and 1800s, Jane Austen era, sisters, family life, brother's best friend, friends to lovers, second chance romance, marriage of convenience, wedding, matchmaking, romantic comedy, humor, scandal and intrigue, suspense, murder and mystery, piano music, wine, sweets and desserts, baking and cooking, recipes, animals and pets, mastiff dog

Editorial Reviews

Kathe Robin
"This deliciously humorous, tender, touching romance...takes history out of the doldrums and gives the era brightness and color that draws readers straight into the story."
Sarah -
"...an adventurous romp through love featuring a feisty heroine and a protective and ingeneous hero...readers are in for an afternoon of delight when they read Lost in Temptation."
Glynnis Campbell
"A captivating historical romance. Fans of Julia Quinn and Tessa Dare will love Lauren Royal!"
John Charles
"Royal brings her flair for mixing richly detailed historical settings with sinfully sexy romance to the Regency world."
Shaiha -
"Lauren Royal is 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!"
Author of - Kira Morgan
"Captivating historical romance. Fans of Jo Beverley and Julia Quinn will love Lauren Royal!"
Romantic Times Magazine - Kathe Robin
"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."
Booklist (American Library Association) - John Charles
"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."
ARomanceReview.com - Sarah -
"…an adventurous romp through love featuring a feisty heroine and a protective and ingeneous hero…readers are in for an afternoon of delight when they read Lost in Temptation."
LoveRomances.com - Shaiha -
"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!"

Product Details

BN ID:
2940014866293
Publisher:
Novelty Books
Publication date:
08/12/2012
Series:
Regency Chase Family Series , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
415
Sales rank:
2,824
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

LAUREN ROYAL decided to become a writer at the age of eight, after winning a “Why My Mother is the Greatest” essay contest. Now she’s a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of humorous historical romance novels. Lauren lives in Southern California with her family and their constantly shedding cat. She still thinks her mother is the greatest.

Visit Lauren’s website at LaurenRoyal.com, where you can learn about the real people and real places in her books, enter a contest, sign up for her newsletter, and see the ever-growing branches of the Chase Family Tree.

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Lost in Temptation 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 149 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Going to love this trilogy. If you haven't read the other trilogies that are somewhat connected, ypu need too. The Flower Trilogy and Jewel Trilogy. Cannot wait for the next one on this trilogy Tempting Juliana.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the characters! Ms. Royal has a wonderful way of describing a scene or a home. It just makes it seem so much better to feel as if you could go there. The story line is a good one, with twists here and there. I got so involved I was rooting for more than one couple. And praying at the same time they wouldn't find out anything bad. Wonderful slightly naughty romance, but what good romance isn't at least a little bit naughty. Highly recommend all of her books!
NavyWave62 More than 1 year ago
A WONDERFUL STORY! I love how Ms. Royal writings just pull you into the story. My heart ached for this couple at times, and also I got great joy out of their journey. I thought I had the person responsible for the "accidents" figured out, but SURPRISE, I was wrong. I couldn't read fast enough to find out who the villain really was. I loved not only our main character's, but Alexandra's siblings were very entertaining. This is a great story, and I bought the bundle, which I would highly encourage, not only because it is better for your pocketbook, but you will want to know what is happening with the rest of the family. (ljb)
RubyNC More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. I love story's that grow relationships. The characters in this book have a history. Their feelings are undeniable and Alexandra fights for what she believes. She has faith in Tristan and proves it to him. Have bought the next two books in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the book. I thought i had the killer figured out. But was suprised at the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. Havent read a good historical romance in a long while. This book made me very aware of that fact. 422 pages of nothing but good reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a wonderful novel! This was my first by Lauren Royal and I was pleasantly surprised by what I found in it. The characters are realistic and written incredibly well. I was drawn into the story from the first page, upon reading Alexandra and Tristan's first documented interaction, and could not put it down until I reached the final page. It was such a lovely book, bringing me to tears at multiple points due to how invested I had become in the characters' plights. I have become addicted to this series; I'm off to read the second in the series. I highly recommend this to fans of historical romance as it is one of the best works in this genre that I have ever read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another good love story with a twist. The characters are so easy to connect wth. Can't wait to read the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it! But how could I not love a Lauren Royal book. It was intriguing to see the descendants of the characters you met & grew to know & love! **Check out Laurens website for family trees**
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I usually do not like hisyorical romances. I did this one. It has all the usual and expected aspects of the genre. It is pretty steamy. There is some violence and a murder here and there. A few profanities. No religion. It has around 370 pages. It is well edited. My favorite part of tthis book is the hero and heroune actually love and respect each other. They treat each other with kindness. There is a rather good mystery. I would have given this five stars if the ending had been a bit better. It is barely adequate. Because of the detailed, sreamy sex, this book is for 18 and up. Chick lit at its finest. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the characters, storyline and the ending...it had everythjng suspense..drama, scandal and love....i loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I truly thoroughly felt engaged in the story. Love denied, discovered, rejected, enjoyed. A mystery to resolve to save herself, her family, and her beloved stud muffin! I fell in love with him myself! I hope you will give the story a try. You will find yourself in a story that will take your imagination there! My beloved stud muffin loved his rewards after I spent the afternoons reading. Warning to the stiff lippedkind of reader... it may make your chiily soul warm up!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I haven't been in the mood to read historical fiction in awhile. However, the description of this book sounded too good to pass up. I'm glad I read it and it was free! The story had mystery, humor and romance - everything you could ask for. I also really loved all the characters. Now I'm going to read amethyst by the same author. That one was also available free of charge. Then I might have to start paying, haha.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was my first book by Lauren Royal & once I finished I sent the title to my mom because I know that she would love it too. Can't wit to read more of the Chase family.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoy romance novels that have light hearted moments. This book delivers. Great characters. I will continue this series. C.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read will not dissapoint. My first book by this author but not the last!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed from beginning to end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If only true love really existed like in the books all things could be overcomed.
Barbee44 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book immensely. Loved the characters. Found myself skipping over unnecessary descriptions, but only to get to the story faster. Not everyone cares what color the walls are or the curtains in a room unless it is intricate to the storyline. Other than that this was a fantastic story. I have purchase book 2 and 3. I'm not finding the same excitement in #2 yet. I can always hope.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice quick read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book I felt the eilogue should have been more about Tristan and Alexandra I really look forward to reading more of Lauren Royals novels
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great read, will read more by her.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting, somewhat historical, romance of Alexandra and Tristan. Overcoming scandal, the childhood attraction and adulthood love was an adventureous love story. A gteat read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great, avoided pitfalls of most romances novels.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Keeps the readers interest.