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Temptress
     

Temptress

3.5 10
by Lisa Jackson
 

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Impostress comes a thrilling medieval novel filled with as much steamy passion as sizzling suspense…
 
Dark and deadly, a mysterious man stalks the halls of Castle Calon, staying forever hidden. He calls himself the Redeemer. And no one has seen his face.  Not even Morwenna,

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Impostress comes a thrilling medieval novel filled with as much steamy passion as sizzling suspense…
 
Dark and deadly, a mysterious man stalks the halls of Castle Calon, staying forever hidden. He calls himself the Redeemer. And no one has seen his face.  Not even Morwenna, Lady of the keep.
 
A bloodied warrior is brought to the castle.  He is battered, nearly unrecognizable. And yet Morwenna sees that he resembles Carrick of Wybren, a man who not so long ago stole her virginity and broke her heart.  Is he friend or foe?  Lover or enemy? Can she trust him—or will he only bring terror and death to her keep? 
 
As the days pass and the unknown soldier revives, Morwenna senses that, together, they will face a new peril.  For the Redeemer is moving now, evermore steadily—and in his wake he brings with him destiny, desire and death. 
 

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Lisa Jackson, best known for her bestselling contemporary thrillers, deftly applies her signature blend of suspense and passion to this historical romance set in medieval Wales. This is the story of Morwenna, first introduced in Impostress, where she was betrayed by Carrick of Wybren, who left her pregnant and deserted her for his brother's wife. The family died in a fire, and Morwenna delivered a stillborn baby. So, two years later, when her men bring to the castle a savagely beaten warrior wearing a Wybren ring, she does not know if it is really Carrick -- and whether she should treat him as an enemy or a guest. Worse yet, as the soldier recovers, she finds herself falling in love with a man who might have been the cause of her deepest sorrows. Jackson's castle is full of secrets and darkness, mysterious deaths, and a dangerous, shadowy figure called the Redeemer. Readers will also enjoy meeting Morwenna's younger sister, Brianna, who has the gift of second sight and deserves her own book someday. Ginger Curwen

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101117828
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/04/2005
Series:
Medieval Trilogy Series , #2
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
508,071
File size:
383 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Known for mixing sizzling romance with spine-tingling suspense, Lisa Jackson is the bestselling author of more than eighty books, including Left to Die, Absolute Fear, and Shiver, as well as the Colony series with co-author Nancy Bush, her sister. Lisa Jackson’s novels are published in twenty languages and have appeared on bestseller lists around the world.

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Temptress 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1287 the Christmas Eve fire at Wybren Castle set by Carrick killed his family while he fled into the night. Two years later, Carrick¿s betrayed lover Lady Morwenna of Calon dreams of him or in her estimation she suffered a nightmare starring him. Not long afterward, hunters bring a near dead viciously battered stranger to Castle Calon. --- Morwenna decides to try to save the unconscious male until she notices the Wybren crest on his ring. Though she believes her ¿guest¿ is her cowardly former lover Carrick, Morwenna reluctantly cares for her patient and notifies the current Lord of Wybren who is her guest. She detests him for sleeping with her and deserting her to birth their child out of wedlock, but she refuses to think the womanizer would commit cold blooded murder. Morwenna can not accept how fickle she is because though he lies near death she wants him even after what he did to her. As he begins to recover, someone wants him dead and does not mind killing anyone in their way. --- The mysteries starting with who the nearly dead soldier is and the who-done-it make for a fine historical suspense thriller. The romance takes a back seat to the mystery though Morwenna¿s doubts about her feelings and about saving the reprobate¿s life bring the relationship between her and Carrick to the forefront of solving who the arsonist was as she knows her beloved is a rat but not a murdering rodent. The strong cast especially the lead couple leaves fans of Lisa Jackson with a terrific medieval one sitting thriller. --- Harriet Klausner
Gulfstar More than 1 year ago
I can't believe this is sold as a romance novel. The two main characters don't spend any real time together. I would pass on this book.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a great book and fun to read though it got slow at certain parts adn the younger sister did kinda irritate me but other then that all in the end it was a great book adn do recomend it. i have seen this book in stores and always debated wether to get it or not and finally did and dont regret it. Lisa Jackson is a great author and hope to find more of her books in this time of era setting.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the first time I read any of L. Jackson's novels, I really enjoyed the picturesque characters and how the author mixed passion and suspence. I was a bit dissapointed with her choice for the Reedemer but was still satisfied. I look forward to reading Impostress and Enchantress... and to see the character of Bryanna develop in another novel. MF.
Guest More than 1 year ago
How can this be considered a romance? The two main characters never even have a conversation. They have one night of sex and suddenly there is a strong love between them. The writer spends way too much time in people's heads and not enough time building relationships and creating action.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A man so badly injured that he is unrecognizable and has lost his memory shows up at Castle Calon. The only clue to who he is is a ring, the very one that belonged to the lady of the keep's, Morwena, supposedly dead fiancee, Carrick. He stole something precious from her and broke her heart, but now, he seems different. Morwena does not know whether he is the same man, if he can be trusted, or if she still loves him, but when an evil being stalks the halls of her home, striking down victims at will, this man who might be Carrick could be her only hope. Or he might be the killer. ....................... In whatever era, Lisa Jackson is an expert at romantic suspense. Somewhat like Sommersby in flavor, this book will keep you guessing until the end, about many things.
Dareth More than 1 year ago
This book is a great example of the fight inside oneself, whether we should do whats in our hearts or what we are duty bound to do.