Temptation Has Green Eyes

Temptation Has Green Eyes

by Lynne Connolly

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She holds the key to more than a fortune…

There’s more to love than meets the eye…

The daughter of a wealthy merchant, Sophia Russell has no interest in marriage, especially after a recent humiliation—and especially not to Maximilian, Marquess of Devereaux. But it’s the only way to save herself from fortune hunters—and those who wish to seize a powerful connection she prefers to keep secret—even from her future husband… 

Marrying Sophia is the only way Max can regain the wealth his father squandered on an extravagant country palace. And while Max and his bride are civil, theirs is clearly a marriage of convenience—until a family enemy takes a questionable interest in Sophia—one that may lead all the way to the throne. Forced to become allies in a battle they hadn’t foreseen, the newlyweds soon grow closer—and discover a love, and a passion, they never expected…

“Lynne Connolly writes Georgian romances with a deft touch. Her characters amuse, entertain and reach into your heart. This book is a Must Read.”  --Desiree Holt

“Romantic and entertaining…plenty of erotic passion for good measure. This romance is well worth reading.”—Library Journal

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781616505707
Publisher: Lyrical Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/03/2015
Series: Emperors of London Series , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 197
Sales rank: 36,103
File size: 400 KB

About the Author

Lynne Connolly born in Leicester, England, and lived in her family’s cobbler’s shop with her parents and sister. She loves all periods of history, but her favorites are the Tudor and Georgian eras. She loves doing research and creating a credible story with people who lived in past ages. In addition to her Emperors of London series she writes several historical, contemporary and paranormal romance series. Visit her on the web at http://lynneconnolly.com/.

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Temptation Has Green Eyes 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
WorldsCollide More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed Temptation Has Green Eyes. It was a nice read, though not perfect, with a strong heroine, intriguing secrets, and good romance. I thought it was a sweet read. Let me start with what I liked: Sophia was awesome. This lady was smart, strong, and certainly tougher than people assumed her to be. She was the best part of the book for sure and I thought she was just wonderful. Max, when he wasn't letting his cynicism overtake him, could be very sweet. He was clever enough to match up with Sophia and caring of his loved ones. Now, to what I didn't like, which was a few minor issues that became enough to bring the book down. First, sometimes, Max could be so frustrating. He let himself cling to suspicions and act like an idiot, while Sophia was trying to navigate her new life on her own. It wasn't until the very end that he managed to scrape together enough trust to change that. So, that was annoying. Second, the romance was honestly not what I hoped it would be. It didn't get much of an actual relationship with them. It was mostly them going between acting distantly to not being able to keep their hands off of each other. There was no in between until near the end. Now, I still thought they were well matched and, when someone (Max) wasn't specifically trying to distance them, they were sweet together. And, they definitely had chemistry. However, it just wan't as deep of a relationship as I hoped it would be. Last, the whole secret thing. On one hand, I really liked how Sophia handled it and the secret itself was intriguing. However, it was somewhat of a letdown that the entire book was spent building up to the moment of revelation and that moment was almost anticlimactic. What saved it for me, though, was how much of a badass Sophia was when she refused to fall in to another person's game. These issues brought the book down, but I was still able to enjoy it overall. It wasn't a perfect read, but it was a perfectly nice one. Temptation Has Green Eyes was a good historical romance. Despite any issues I had, I still enjoyed the story. Romance lovers, you might want to look this book up. *I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sophia-Rose1 More than 1 year ago
An arranged marriage, class difference, intrigue... sounded fantastic. I was eager to try this Georgian era romance by a new to me author. So glad I did. Started off good and kept my close attention to the end. The book is second in a series, but I had no trouble reading is as a standalone. I could see the tie-in, but it was a loose one and made it easy to pick up this one with no trouble. The story opens with Maximillian Wallace, Marquess of Devereaux, meeting with his new business partner in the City. Max's father depleted the family coffers over his desire to build a monstrosity in the country side. Max now through good business decisions has rebuilt the family fortune and is pleased to continue doing business with the man who was wildly responsible for guiding Max. But Russell has a new proposal involving his daughter as the stipulation for continued business association. Sophia Russell thought she was in love and the man her father was grooming to take over the business and marry her was in love with her until he forced himself on her and then the rumors began. Now her father insists she marry Devereaux to save her reputation and because her father truly believes the Marquess will make her happy. Devereaux has always been kind and respects her business acumen. He never was snobby about her middle class roots, but to marry him a near stranger particularly after another man just assaulted her, scares Sophia to death. Max goes through with the marriage and is content until he discovers that Sophia has brought forth emotion and strong attraction in him. Then he discovers that she might be tied to his worst enemy. He can't let her have a hold on him and he definitely can't trust her, or can he? Sophia has kept secrets from her husband and she knows her accidental meetings with a man from her past look bad, but will the slow build of trust between her and her husband be enough when the revelations start coming? I love arranged marriage scenarios especially when the author makes the relationship from near stranger to a true couple feel right. This one was interesting because there are some addition intriguing factors like Sophia coming from a lower class into the highest circle of society and because there is a silent battle between Devereaux's family and another and Sophia is inadvertently placed in the middle ala Romeo and Juliet's Capulets and Montague style. Sophia and Max both have a tendency to not communicate to each other and that gets them into trouble. But, as they are near strangers and things do look bad for forming proper trust, I got it. The romance starts off shaky because Sophia suffered an assault that didn't quite go all the way, but was enough to put her in terror of physical relations. Max doesn't fully understand, but he is sensitive to the fact that she didn't enjoy her wedding night. Max got a bit autocratic when he thought she was consorting with the enemy and Sophia lost her temper when she thought he was controlling her. It made for some sizzle even before they got to the passion. And the passion? Whew, these two were on fire. Max was the teacher, but he got a wife who could match him in the bed chamber and other delectable places. I enjoyed how they came together slowly and learned to work as a pair on one thing which led to trust forming over other things. Sophia's secrets are like the Sword of Damocles. The reader just knows that her reticence will come back to bite her especia
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put this one down!
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
DANGER WEARS WHITE by Lynne Connolly is a exciting Regency Historical Romance set in England. 4th in the "Emperors of London" series, but can be read as a stand alone. Fast paced, and adventure filled with political intrigue, passion, romance, mystery and suspense. I was thoroughly engrossed in the story. Read it in one setting. I Loved everything about this story, from the H/H, to the action filled story, the secondary characters, to the passionate kisses, to the love scenes and of course, the storytelling was magnificent. A well written tale with engaging and realistic characters. The storyline is compelling, powerful and engrossing. Another hit for Ms. Connolly! This is a must read for fans of Regency Romance. Highly recommended! *Received for an honest review* Rating: 4.5 Heat rating: hot Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More
Mirabelle8 More than 1 year ago
Beautiful Georgian love story! 4.5 stars Temptation has green eyes, is very well written by new-to-me author Lynne Connolly. I like that this story was set in the Georgian era and loved her two main characters Sophia and Max. Will they discover passion in their lives! It tells the story of Sophia, a naive, intelligent young woman and Maximilian, Marquess of Devereaux. Sophia's father wants her to marry to be protected financially, so he arranges a marriage of convenience between Sophia and Max. So Max agrees, thinking that he will inherit her father's fortune, but her father is hiding a secret! Will Sophia discovers what he is hiding and will she share it with her new husband. Will their marriage survive to all the twists and turns along their way? It's a romantic story of trust, secret and love! I really enjoyed this beautiful and charming story! I'm looking forward to read her third story Danger Wears White, to be released next July.
gaele More than 1 year ago
A Georgian-era romance, Lynne Connolly has used the conventions and flavor of the time to enhance and enrich this story of a couple  in a marriage of expectations, if not initial desire.   Max is the Marquess of Devereaux, and has spent several years restoring the family coffers and fortunes after his father’s mismanagement.  Various business investments have replenished his options, and while he is still working to reestablish the country estate to its former grandeur and profitability, a business partner arrives with another promising investment. But this one has strings, the wealthy merchant Russell has aspirations for his marriageable daughter Sophia. If Max were to marry Sophia, Russell will disclose the details of a promising investment and the Marquess will have the needed wife and further coin.   Sophia is unlike the women of her age, in fact, far more modern in attitude than her soon to arrive Regency and Victorian era sisters in romance. She is enraged and unwilling to be ‘shuttled off’ to a man of her father’s choosing, marriage is not something she had decided  on, and if she did, she expected to choose her own man.  Still recovering from a massive slight, she isn’t interested and while she will be ‘civil’ she won’t engage in flirtation or allow her feelings to be involved.  These two are so well-matched that Russell’s nudge to the altar is prescient, even if his purpose was to strengthen his ties to society.   While Russell misses the worst of the snubs and dismissals (he’s a man- they think differently) poor Sophia is faced with cold shoulders  and haughty attitudes, adding to her own unhappiness in an unwanted marriage and the still-raw stings from her former suitor.  While Max tries to incorporate her into society, he too is mostly unaware of the treatment of his wife, but is heartened by the growth in their  relationship toward a tentative friendship.  The two are starting to find a connection, and perhaps even contemplate their growing affections that are hidden behind their remove, but when Sophia is threatened in a move that will damage not only her reputation but that of Max, she decides to reach out. And we are off on a wonderful ride as the tentative friendship turns to romance and a connection that both wanted but never dared ask for. The  progression of their relationship with the slow burn from the attraction that has built from the start. While completely honest in the  portrayal of the attitudes of society and the social conventions, the inset of ‘expected’ to the actualities of both Max and Sophia’s behaviors as their connection changed and grew throughout the story. It was lovely to see them bond as a couple, and move to a real relationship where their caring and connection felt as real as portrayed.  I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via Edelweiss for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility. 
Bookworm2Bookworm More than 1 year ago
Maximilian Wallace, Marquess of Devereaux, is a very handsome man.  As the heir to the family estate, he finds himself facing quite a problem.  His family’s funds have dwindled and he is doing all he can to keep himself and his family afloat.  His twin sister is married and expecting her third child.  She and her husband have had financial problems as well.  While they are not asking for help from Max, he is determined to see them through.  His widowed mother spends her time with family members as this helps her with her grief after losing her husband.  Max desperately needs an influx of funds. Sophia Russell, daughter of Thomas Russell, is a very wealthy man who has made his money from trade.  Thus, they are not titled people.  Sophia’s mother passed away six years ago and she misses her so much.  There is a rumor that Sophia was seduced by a cad and her reputation has taken a hit.   Thomas Russell discusses with Max the possibility of him marrying Sophia.  If so, he vows to leave everything to Sophia, and thus, Max, when he dies.  Sophia and Max agree. After their marriage, Sophia, who is a very strong woman, faces the snubs from some of the society women who feel that she does not fit in.  However, she endures. The marriage of convenience between Sophia and Max soon turns to attraction.  He takes her to his huge family home, Devereaux House.  It was his father’s passion to keep building more and more rooms onto the place.  Sophia is overwhelmed at the size of the place and comes up with some ideas for making drastic changes to the home.  Will these changes be acceptable to his mother too? While married life seems to be going along well, an old secret about Sophia’s parentage threatens to blow up and destroy her and possibly her marriage.