Tempted All Night

Tempted All Night

by Liz Carlyle
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Overview

Tempted All Night by Liz Carlyle

Lady Phaedra Northampton is a proper English miss — but burdened by a dark secret. She's buried her shame in running her wealthy brother Lord Nash's household while hiding behind a sharp wit and dull wardrobe...until a reckless village maid's disappearance pulls her into London's seedy underworld.

A former mercenary and jaded spy-for-hire, Tristan Talbot, Lord Avoncliffe, now does little, and manages to do it scandalously. Though Tristan's an out-and-out rogue, when his dying father begs him to delve into the secrets behind a notorious brothel — a perfect task for his talents! — Tristan can't refuse. Is the brothel a front for a notorious Russian spy ring? Tristan is on the hunt — until his path collides with the oh-so-tempting Lady Phae.

Soon what should be a simple assignment becomes deliciously complicated...when deception and desire lead to an explosive passion — and deadly foes!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416593133
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication date: 02/17/2009
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 4.24(w) x 6.64(h) x 0.89(d)

About the Author

During her frequent travels through England, Liz Carlyle always packs her pearls, her dancing slippers, and her whalebone corset, confident in the belief that eventually she will receive an invitation to a ball or a rout. Alas, none has been forthcoming. While waiting, however, she has managed to learn where all the damp, dark alleys and low public houses can be found.

Liz hopes she has brought just a little of the nineteenth century alive for the reader in her popular novels, which include the trilogy of One Little Sin, Two Little Lies, and Three Little Secrets, as well as The Devil You Know, A Deal With the Devil, and The Devil to Pay. Please visit her at LizCarlyle.com, especially if you're giving a ball.

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Tempted All Night 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1830 London Lady Phaedra Northampton's quest to locate a missing woman Millie abruptly halts when Gorsky the Russian she sought to obtain information from is dead with a knife in his back. Rake Viscount Tristan Talbot also searched for the same dead Russian as a death bed wish he gave to his estranged father who begged him to complete his last Foreign Intelligent Office mission.

When Phaedra and Tristan meet, the attraction has both shocked though she denies the feelings having given up on attraction following a scandal. Tristan fears his reaction because he is the son of a failed marriage between his dying dad and a mom his father refuses to speak about. They have a common goal to solve the murder of the Russian, but differing hidden agendas; hers is to find the missing female from her village and his to please his father. Love is a hindrance to each.

This exhilarating early nineteenth century amateur sleuth romantic suspense thriller grips the audience due to the baggage both lead characters carry as they investigate their connected cases and fall in love. Phaedra has a past that makes it difficult for her to trust while Tristan wants to reconcile with his dad. Fans will enjoy their antics as both are used to hanging out with their servants rather than the Ton. Love is a pain in the butt for this pair, but the desire is overwhelming.

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JRLTN More than 1 year ago
I am an avid historical romance reader, and I adore Liz Carlyle's books. You may remember Phaedra and Mr. Kemble from her earlier books. Phaedra is the half sister of Stefan, who married Xanthia at the beginning of the series. The plot is exciting and keeps moving at a rapid pace - no huge twists and turns here, but adventurous all the same. A great read that you will thoroughly enjoy!
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PaulaFL More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book, I liked the characters very much, they were fun. I didn't want to put this book down, I just wanted to keep reading. It was easy to read and fun. This is the second book of the series, try to read them in order. I give this book 5 stars.
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curlyloulou More than 1 year ago
Liz is an easy read. These books are quick and fun and predictable...you get exactly that in this book but I am a sucker for good ole historical romance.
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The_Raving_Readers More than 1 year ago
I like that Phaedra is what Tristan needs in a turbulent time of his life, and that Tristan is what Phaedra needs to understand and accept herself for what she is. I like that Tristan feels regret for his wicked past as it relates to Phaedra, which we don't see a lot of heroes doing. I like that Phaedra also meets and strikes up a friendship with Zoe Armstrong, a woman as lively and bad as Phaedra is quiet and good, yet Zoe is exactly what Phaedra needs in her life to draw her out of her shell, to live life, so to speak. Most of all, I like a good story, and Tempted All Night certainly delivers. Reviewed by Silver for The Raving Readers
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Great read - keeps you interested the whole way through. Great book to read anytime. You don't want to put it down.
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juliette_XO More than 1 year ago
I love Liz Carlyle's writing, her books are almost always excellent, top notch reads. She tackles some darker issues in Tempted All Night with storytelling skill that comes from a real understanding of what makes people tick. She reveals Tristan and Phae's weaknesses and soft spots, their strengths, their pasts and secrets, and shows us how these two off-beat characters are meant for one another, right down to a mutual desire (though it is a revelation to the heroine) for adventurous "bed play", (as the hero calls it), which is very tenderly handled by Carlyle. The current trend in romance novels of introducing characters for the "next book in the series", bringing in people from past romance's, and done so clumsily by other authors, is one of the best parts of Liz Carlyle's books. In Tempted All Night perennial secondary character, antiques proprietor and man-of-many-skills George Kemble reappears, as well as dark and handsome Max de Rohan (hero from No True Gentleman), and Zoe Armstrong (secondary character from Carlyle's very first book) charmingly reappearing here, poised and ready for her turn for a passionate happily ever after in the near future, a story I would love to see and gladly read. I hope this little community of characters never ends.
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jjmachshev More than 1 year ago
Liz Carlyle is one my must-buy historical authors. She writes strong characters and interesting plots and her brand new release "Tempted All Night" is another good read for me.

Phaedra should be married. She's pretty, she's got a great dowry, and her brother is a Lord. But Phaedra also suffered an almost unspeakable loss when she was very young. That experience, and its repercussions, have resulted in her determination to never marry. She spends her time trying to be unobtrusive and unnoticed. Until the younger sister of her maid disappears, leaving behind a young child. Phaedra reluctantly journeys to London with her family, but not for ton entertainments. Her mission is to find the missing mother...but what Phaedra finds isn't just a missing woman, but a case of murder and espionage. And the man who's trying to help her may be the one to change her mind about marriage.

Tristan's father is the Earl of Talbot and his mother was a beautiful Mediterranean peasant his father fell in love with, giving up his chances for high office with the marriage. The result was Tristan, too dark to look entirely English, but undoubtedly the Earl's heir. With little acceptance from his family and his mother gone, Tristan went off to serve as a mercenary and spy-for-hire...something that (intentionally) irritates his father who runs the Foreign Office at Whitehall. But his father is on his deathbed and Tristan can't refuse what may be his last request...to investigate the death of a Russian who may be mixed up with a spy. It doesn't take Tristan long to meet Phaedra, and he is drawn to her almost in spite of himself. Events around Tristan and Phaedra become more and more dangerous, and so does their desire.

Two complex and intriguing characters, with messy pasts and dubious futures struggle to understand and recognize love. Each is afraid to care but can't seem to resist the traits of the other. The mystery wasn't too bad either, even though we're told right off who the bad guys are, it still plays out well. The real focus is always the growing closeness and caring between the hero and heroine. There are brief appearances by characters from previous books, but this novel stands on its own. "Tempted All Night" is another solid historical from Liz Carlyle.
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