Lost in Temptation (Temptations Trilogy, Book 1) [NOOK Book]

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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 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 ...

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Lost in Temptation (Temptations Trilogy, Book 1)

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Overview

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...

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Book One of Lauren Royal's Temptations Trilogy
Special Author's Cut Edition (fully revised in 2012)
A full-length novel of 103,500 words (about 415 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 sneak preview of Lauren's next book, and a link to an online contest where you can enter to win a piece of jewelry associated with the book.

Lost in Temptation was a finalist for the Holt Medallion, Golden Quill, Book Buyers' Best, Award of Excellence, and Beacon Awards!

REVIEWS
"A captivating historical romance. Fans of Julia Quinn and Tessa Dare will love Lauren Royal!"
--Kira Morgan, author of Seduced by Destiny

"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 Magazine

"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 (American Library Association)

"...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."
--Sarah, ARomanceReview.com

"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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Editorial Reviews

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!"
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045780698
  • Publisher: Lauren Royal
  • Publication date: 6/4/2013
  • Series: Temptations Trilogy , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,120
  • File size: 2 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 and win awards including the Golden Quill and Booklist's Top 10 Romance of the Year, making this second career a real dream come true. I live in Southern California with my husband, our three young adult children, and one constantly shedding cat, and I still think my mother is the greatest!Visit my website at LaurenRoyal.com, where you can see the real people and real places in my books, enter a contest, sign up for my newsletter, and find historical recipes for the foods in my books.Follow me on...Facebook Profile: facebook.com/readLaurenRoyalFacebook Page: facebook.com/LaurenRoyalTwitter: twitter.com/readLaurenRoyal (@readLaurenRoyal)Pinterest: pinterest.com/LaurenRoyalMy Blogs:Crumbs From My Keyboard: books, authors, Apple, gluten-free recipes, and random stuff that amuses me. Includes an "Authors Are People, Too" interview feature, where your favorite writers talk about everything but writing.CrumbsFromMyKeyboard.comStuff Siri Said: screenshots of Siri (iPhone's humble personal assistant) in her wittiest moments.StuffSiriSaid.comtwitter: @StuffSiriSaid
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2012

    Another great trilogy

    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.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 10, 2014

    A WONDERFUL STORY! I love how Ms. Royal writings just pull you

    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)

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2012

    Fantastic!!!

    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!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 23, 2013

    Sweet Story

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2012

    A Wonderful Book, An Addicting Read

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2012

    WINNER!!!!

    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**

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2014

    Anonymous

    Loved the book. I thought i had the killer figured out. But was suprised at the end.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2014

    Loved loved loved

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2014

    Ms. Royal

    I only giving this review so others who had not read your books will know that if they want to read great work. They need onlt to buy one book of yours books to
    Know what real writer are made of. Wonderful. And you know I read them all. Thank you. Ms. D from Bronx NY.........

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2012

    Great

    Another good love story with a twist. The characters are so easy to connect wth. Can't wait to read the next one.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2012

    More

    Great read!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

    more from this reviewer

    A wonderful Regency romance

    They first met when Alexandra was eight years old when her brother brought him home from school. Over the next seven years, Griffin Chase came home with his friend Tristan Nesbitt to the delight of Alexandra. When she turned fifteen, Tristan informed her that his Uncle Harold is sending him to Jamaica to oversee the property he owns there. Alexandra is heartbroken as she knows he is the man she loves, but being perfectly behaved, too young and treated as Tristan¿s younger sibling she says nothing....................... In 1815 Tristan returns to England as a Marquess where Griffin asks for help to revive the family vineyards as he has done with his own. Alexandra, who never made a match during her seasons due to family deaths, realizes her teenage puppy love remains fully intact as an adult. However, Tristan has no plans to marry anyone; Griffin has selected Lord Shelton for his sister; and Alexandra remains a compliant model of behavior. The paragon concludes that she must break the codes of ethics to gain Tristan¿s attention as a husband and lover not a brother, but he insists never his bride though she has owned his heart when he was just a Mr.................. LORD TEMPTATION is a wonderful Regency romance starring two likable lead protagonists whose love for one another has been kept secret until the second time around. Griffin wants Alexandra as his wife, but when she was too young he was too common and now that he has a title his scandal makes him unsuitable for her. Though typical of the sub-genre, fans will enjoy Alexandra¿s chase after the man she loves.............. Harriet Klausner

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2014

    Loved it!

    Loved the hero and heroine. Great regency romance with a mystery. Thank you to the author! I can't believe this book was free! I am looking forward to reading more from this author. 300+ pages. Adult romance.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2014

    GOOD

    VERY GOOD HISTORICAL ROMANCE NOVEL.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2014

    What a wonderful beginning.

    This is another Chase Family saga that is a total gem. Great story all the way. Love how it ended. I will not ruin it for anyone, but it wasn't who I thought it was! Beautifully written with a family you would think is your next door neigh or. The characters are well likable. A great way to start this trilogy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2014

    D idn.t like this

    I didn.t like this. Too much movning around. I couldt keep up with the story line.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2014

    N.Y.

    Had a very hard time putting this down. Some of it was kinda chessey but overall totally worth reading....and free!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2014

    Good book

    I do not read msny set in this era.as usually the characters are srerotyped. It was refreshing to have real characters that acted like real people. The mystery had a few false trails that kept me guessing to the end.






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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2014

    Lost in Love (Temptations)

    Cute, quick read with sweet sex and an delightful mystery for the lady in love to solve if she can! Suitable for those who enjoy a little Old Englad with the marquess and his troubles--all's well that ends well.

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  • Posted May 27, 2014

    The story was good very interesting turn of events the love stor

    The story was good very interesting turn of events the love story very romantic I loved this book I would recommend it to anyone that likes romance, mystery and passion. Great Job Lauren

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