Tempted By His Kiss

Tempted By His Kiss

by Tracy Anne Warren

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London society knows the Byrons are "mad, bad, and dangerous" and every bit as fascinating as their poetic non-relation. Join the fun as New York Times bestselling author Tracy Anne Warren presents the first tale of this tempestuous family—famous for scandal and legendary at love . . .

Orphaned beauty Meg Amberley never planned to pose as Lord Cade Byron's fiancée. Caught in a snowstorm, she takes refuge at his estate. Stranded together, Meg soon finds herself falling under Cade's spell. When the roads clear, she intends to leave, but fate intervenes.

Haunted by his past, Cade Byron has buried himself in the country. Then Meg—with her lush curves—invades his house and his life. With her reputation compromised, he proposes a pretend engagement and a London season where she can find a husband.

But as their charade deepens, Cade can't let her go . . . vowing to tempt her with a kiss that just may lead to forever.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061973116
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/06/2009
Series: Byrons of Braebourne Series , #1
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 127,089
File size: 642 KB

About the Author

Tracy Anne Warren grew up in a small central Ohio town. After working for a number of years in finance, she quit her day job to pursue her first love—writing romance novels. Warren lives in Maryland with a trio of exuberant young Siamese rescue cats and windows full of gorgeous orchids and African violets. When she's not writing, she enjoys reading, watching movies, and dreaming up the characters for her next book.

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Cathy Maxwell

Tempted by His Kiss is a delightful Beauty and the Beast story. Tracey Anne Warren is brilliant!

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Tempted by His Kiss 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1809, Lord Cade Byron hides from his family and society due to a leg injury suffered when the French tortured him on the Peninsular. He wants no company even driving away his older brother Edward. His only solace is alcohol although at times the pain is so severe he uses laudanum.

Meg Amberley accompanied by her servant arrives at Cade¿s isolated home during a blizzard. She asks for shelter for her and her ¿cousin¿. Cade tells her to get lost, but she insists the roads are impassable. He acquiesces allowing her to stay one night. Cade feels guilty because he desires the visitor while it is only one year since his beloved fiancée and her family were tortured and killed by the French in an effort to make him tell them military secrets. With her parents dead, she is on her way to stay with an aunt whom she never met.

Several days later she is still at his home though he hides from her until she invites him to dinner; he agrees. Afterward she challenges him to a game of chess. If she wins he must socialize with her; if he wins she will no longer nag him. Meg checkmates him. Cade mentions his leg was hurt when he was caught spying in Portugal; Meg mentions her late parents. The next few days they play cards and chess. They walk outside together; when Cade kisses Meg, he feels guilty and flees. As they fall in love, his guilt mounts.

The relationship between the lead couple is terrific as he rejects his attraction for her having watched one beloved raped and tortured while she slowly brings him out of his despondency and self recrimination. Cade¿s family is a strong support cast who want to do the best for him, but are frustrated and clueless as to how to help him; while the villain is diabolically clever. Though the final confrontation seems weak Regency romantic suspense fans will relish this character driven tale.

Harriet Klausner
phyllisd on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Tracy Anne Warren is with Avon now. Though the book is a good read, I think she may have lost some of her uniqueness.
jjmachshev on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Reviewed for queuemyreview.com; book release Feb09When I read the back cover blurb for ¿Tempted By His Kiss¿ by Tracy Anne Warren, for some reason I expected a humorous book. And I guess there were some humorous parts, but this story is written as a more serious historical about a physically and mentally wounded soldier. Is it strange that I read this tale back-to-back with another historical about a suffering military man? Or is it that the `wounded warrior¿ theme is one that has special meaning for us these days?Warren¿s new series is about the Byron family. They¿re not related to that Lord Byron, but they are, at times, just as scandalous. Our first Byron is Cade. He returned from war a tortured and broken man and has removed himself to the countryside, far from his family and society. NOTHING can budge him from his `fortress of solitude¿. Until, that is, a young lady, Meg, ends up stranded at his `fortress¿ by a freak snowstorm¿with only her maid for a chaperone¿for three weeks! Now, to save her reputation, the two have no choice but to head for London and feign an engagement. Meg will stay with the Byron family for the duration of the season. During which time she will find a husband and `jilt¿ Cade. Unfortunately Cade just doesn¿t seem to approve of any of the men she meets! And to make matters worse, he¿s accusing a recent war hero of being the spy who had him tortured and murdered his French fiancée¿the reason he says he won¿t marry Meg. But if he doesn¿t want to marry Meg, why does he keep making love to her?I honestly can¿t recall if I¿ve read anything by this author before. The hero and heroine were likable enough if a bit dim-witted. I thought the villain was smarter than both of them. The plot is not particularly complex and easy to follow, but that also makes it easy to figure out the upcoming events. I would have liked to have gotten a bit more information about the other brothers who I assume will be the upcoming heroes in the remaining two books of this series. On the other hand, I enjoyed the very passionate, if unlikely, love scenes between the lead characters and did enjoy the beautiful descriptions and bits of humor as they appeared.I would describe Tracy Anne Warren¿s ¿Tempted By His Kiss¿ as a `whip cream¿ historical romance. Fun, light reading that leaves you with a grin¿at least it¿s not fattening!
doxiemomx2 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A really good solid 4-star book. Good characters, nice plot development, satisfying ending. I liked the historically accurate tidbits interspersed. Looking forward to more about the Byron family.
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spitzlady More than 1 year ago
Meg Amberley is forced to take refuge in Lord Cade Byron's estate, when a vicious snowstorm comes up on Meg and her maid, as they are going to Scotland. All Cade wants is to be left alone in his misery. Cade has returned home from war a broken man. With Meg egging him on Cade slowly becomes less of a recluse. After two weeks of being cooped up in the house with Meg Amberley, Now Megs reputation has been called into question and Cade decides to take Meg to London as his fiance, in hopes that she will find a man to marry and dump him. I really enjoyed this book. I believe it's better than Ms. Warren's Mistress trilogy. Cade was a very sympathetic character and I loved Meg. In fact I loved all the Byron siblings and am glad they are getting their own books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was my first book by this author and I quite enjoyed it! I liked both of the lead characters, and I also enjoyed the interaction between the family members. Highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She is a new author for me to read and I loved her last series. This book was great and easy to fall into. Cannot wait for next one in series to come out.
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KBT More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the story very much, the plot was refreshing. Cade's family is endearing and will provide for more great stories to come. It would have been a five star book, but the "love angst" of Cade and Meg went on for a little too long to become a favorite.