Temptation

Temptation

by Jude Deveraux
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Overview

Temptation by Jude Deveraux

Jude Deveraux tempts the heart in this warm and wonderful New York Times bestseller featuring a feisty heroine, a hidden family treasure, and a Scottish laird who would rather die than be married.

It is 1909 and Temperance O'Neil is a woman ahead of her time. She's happy and devoted to her career helping single mothers on the streets of New York. But her new stepfather, Angus McCairn, does not approve. He makes her an unlikely offer: to go to Scotland, pose as housekeeper to his nephew James, and find him a wife, secretly. If she succeeds, he'll allow her back to New York.

Temperance -- smart, passionate, as stubborn as her stepfather -- is determined at any cost to win her return passage. But she has taken on far more than she expected. James McCairn, Laird of Clan McCairn, is no cultured gentleman but a strapping, rough-mannered farmer, rude and brusque. There are pigeons roosting in the kitchen and chickens in the bedroom. Marriage is the last thing on his mind...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780743459198
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication date: 04/11/2002
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 104,099
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Jude Deveraux is the author of more than forty New York Times bestsellers, including Moonlight in the Morning, The Scent of Jasmine, Scarlet Nights, Days of Gold, Lavender Morning, Return to Summerhouse, and Secrets. To date, there are more than sixty million copies of her books in print worldwide. To learn more, visit JudeDeveraux.com.

Hometown:

Connecticut

Date of Birth:

September 20, 1947

Place of Birth:

Fairdale, Kentucky

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Temptation 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it! Couldn't put it down!
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robodogs More than 1 year ago
this is an older title I had not read but it was wonderful. Her books are sooo amazing!
songbirdsue More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book although the ending was off for me. I enjoyed how Temperance, our protagonist, develops through her experiences. Even though she complains and feels she cannot endure her trials, she pushes ahead and is determined to succeed in all that she does. She makes the best of each situation and has a positive influence on everyone’s lives. She realizes in the end what is really important and how to be a better person. There is one detailed sex scene. I did not like the end. It seemed to me that too much time went by before the final conclusion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read several from this author, and this was my favorite so far. It was a love story, not just a romance novel. Loved the leading lady - she was srtong, and determined, and focused. The story moved quickly (only 237 pages on my nook) but no fluffy obsessing over stupid things, lots interesting support cast to move it along and made.want to know what happend next! I would suggest this one :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good
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Romancier More than 1 year ago
The end was stupid. Until the last 30 pages, I was hooked.
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I have to agree with some of the other reviews. I thought the story was great. Temperance is a much more interesting character than James. However I was disappointed in the ending. It just wasn't romantic enough for me.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I've read most of Ms. Deveraux's books, and enjoyed them -- or else why would I have read most of them? -- some more than others. I would have to say that this is at the bottom of the list. I hope her future ones are better.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I didnt take me very long to read this book- it was such a page turner. Very, very cute!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book started off great. However, in the end the hero was a dissapointment.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Let me begin by saying that I am not a fan of romance novels. I read The Summerhouse and decided to give one of Deveraux's books a try and found it to be wonderful. This is, indeed, not a romance novel...it is a love story ( and there is a great distinction between the two). I loved this book and am now, officially, a Jude Deveraux fan. This book is a page turner if I have ever read one...I finished it in less than a day. The characters are well defined and easy to relate to and identify with. The plot has so many twists, turns, and unexpected changes that you never know what to expect on the next page. I absolutly loved this novel, and my only regret that there isn't a sequel.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am torn about my review of this book. I loved the characters and the story line. I could not put it down and read it in less than 2 days, but the ending really disappointed me. After all that James and Temperance went through it seemed like the ending was so unfulfilling. It left the reader hanging. This would have been one of my favorite books if the ending would have been worth the great story line.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a reasonably well written book. It was my first Deveraux book, and it definitely sparked my interest in this author. Good characters, interesting plot. The ending was indeed a bit unsatisfying.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is my first Jude Deveraux book, EXCELLENT ! If I could give it more stars I would and will enjoy rereading some time in the future. I agree the ending was a little rushed but overall what a story line, complex but easy to follow. If you are a romantic this one is for you. I had overlooked the book when it came out in hardback, hesitated when the paperback came out but then went ahead and purchased it. If you are put off by the 1909 date of the book (which I was) DON'T BE. I have just purchased Summerhouse and can't wait to read it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I could not wait to sink my teeth into this book as I have waited ahile for a good Deveraux old fashioned romance. I fell in love with all the characters and the story line was great. However, the end left me saying 'WHAT?!'. I was truly diappointed. Let me put it this way, it was like having a wonderful dinner with all your favorite and filling foods, but the dessert sucked and therefore ruined your feeling of euphoria over the meal!!