Tempting a Devil

Tempting a Devil

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by Samantha Kane
     
 

In Samantha Kane’s scorching tale of secrets and temptation, a woman whose only defense is seduction targets a rake who teaches her the true meaning of love.
 
As wealthy and beautiful as she is desperate, Harriet Mercer can have any man she wants—which makes picking the worst of the lot quite easy. By convincing the ton she is aSee more details below

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Overview

In Samantha Kane’s scorching tale of secrets and temptation, a woman whose only defense is seduction targets a rake who teaches her the true meaning of love.
 
As wealthy and beautiful as she is desperate, Harriet Mercer can have any man she wants—which makes picking the worst of the lot quite easy. By convincing the ton she is a ruined woman, Harry hopes to outwit the greedy, conniving cad blackmailing her into a loveless marriage. Roger Templeton is a rogue with a scandalous reputation, no expectations, and no shame. He is perfect for Harry’s fall from grace. Her brazen attempts at a very public seduction are delightful fodder for gossip . . . and pure torment for Roger.
 
With his pockets as empty as his heart, Roger is in no mood for games and decides to show Harry how foolish it is to tempt a devil. But behind her mesmerizing golden eyes, he sees something unexpected: a woman in trouble. Her scandalous behavior would be amusing if he wasn’t captivated by her lush, curvaceous beauty. Worse, every libertine bone in his body has turned traitorously noble. Only a rake would seduce her. But only a gentleman in love can save her.
 
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: The Devil’s Thief, Flirting with Disaster, and Long Simmering Spring.

Praise for Tempting a Devil

Tempting a Devil is a sexy, scandalous story that had me turning page after page, just so I could read more of the witty banter, smart dialogue and emotion that Samantha Kane puts forth.”—Lydia Dare, bestselling author of Wolfishly Yours

“Follow Samantha Kane on a sexy, sizzling romp through Regency London.”—Deb Marlowe, author of The Love List

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
With her abundant wealth and beauty, Lady Harriet Mercer can have her pick of almost any man she wants, if only she were so inclined to change her widowed status, which she is not. When a ruthless cad forces her hand by threatening to reveal a secret that could ruin her in the eyes of polite society, Harry sets out to sully her reputation just enough to change her desirability as a suitable match. She chances upon her childhood friend Roger Templeton, and Harry knows he’s the perfect man to help her. Having recently returned home after wandering aimlessly and developing a reputation as a rogue along the way, Roger is penniless, directionless, and nothing that Harry needs. When his efforts to discourage Harry serve only to provide fodder for the ton, Roger realizes that it might suit his purpose more to give in somewhat and teach his old friend a lesson. The more time the two spend together, the more Roger’s protective instincts toward Harry are aroused, but will he feel the same when he learns her secret?

Verdict Kane (The Devil’s Thief) is well versed in writing in the historical fiction genre, but while the plot in this latest offering is promising, the strength of the other elements is not substantial enough to support it. There is a marked lack of character development, particularly of the protagonists, to the extent that the reader does not get a true sense of who they are and so may not care about their outcome, good or bad. Further, scenes vary little throughout, with a tone that is at times gushingly sweet. Romance readers would be better served by a Brenda Joyce or a Johanna Lindsay novel.—Natasha Grant, New York
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345537928
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/08/2013
Series:
Saint's Devils , #2
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
278
Sales rank:
5,532
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Samantha Kane lives in North Carolina with her husband and three children, two boys and one girl. With a master’s degree in American history, she spent seven years as a high school history teacher before becoming a full-time writer and mom.

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