Sunday, June 30, 2013

Tempting a Devil (The Saint’s Devils #2) by Samantha Kane + Featured Freebie

Tempting a Devil (The Saint's Devils #2)
In Samantha Kane’s erotic tale of secrets and temptation, a woman whose only defense is seduction targets a rake who teaches her the true meaning of love.

As wealthy and beautiful as she is desperate, Harriet Mercer can have any man she wants—which makes picking the worst of the lot quite easy. By convincing the ton she is a ruined woman, Harry hopes to outwit the greedy, conniving cad blackmailing her into a loveless marriage. Roger Templeton is a rogue with a scandalous reputation, no expectations, and no shame. He is perfect for Harry’s fall from grace. Her brazen attempts at a very public seduction are delightful fodder for gossip . . . and pure torment for Roger.

With his pockets as empty as his heart, Roger is in no mood for games and decides to show Harry how foolish it is to tempt a devil. But behind her mesmerizing golden eyes, he sees something unexpected: a woman in trouble. Her scandalous behavior would be amusing if he wasn’t captivated by her lush, curvaceous beauty. Worse, every libertine bone in his body has turned traitorously noble. Only a rake would seduce her. But only a gentleman in love can save her.

Book 1: The Devil's Thief
My Rating: 5 Roses

Another great book the this series! Tempting a Devil was a wonderful historical romance. It was perfect, brilliant, fantastic! Loved it!

Samantha Kane had a gift creating unique historical romances. This book definitely didn't lack in originality. A desperate widow trying to ruin herself with a rake that just discovered his morals in order to avoid the man who wants to trap her in a marriage (and there's a whole other story going on there). This story took me on a wild ride and I enjoyed every minute of it.

Harriet was a great heroine. She was absolutely hilarious. She's a little impulsive and definitely vivacious and she tended to be a little outrageous, especially when she was trying to get somethings she wants. It led to some funny moment that had me laughing out loud. I liked that she didn't apologize for who she was, both the outrageous part of her and the part that had to endure a terrible husband for financial security, even if it led to her being seen as "Lady Mercenary." And I appreciated how determined she was to protect her little son (who was really adorable). Overall, a thoroughly likable, memorable heroine. She's definitely on my list of favorite romance heroines.

Roger was just as amazing. He might have been a rake in the past, but when it comes to the woman he knew in his childhood, his long-buried morals surface, turning him into an unexpected heroine. I thought that was both really cute and somewhat aggravating on his part. Cute, because who doesn't love a gentleman? And aggravating because, seriously, you chose to scrape together scruples NOW? But, he was wonderful. So sweet and determined to protect the woman he loves. I adored him.

The romance was a perfect mix of sweet and spicy. There was one hell of an attraction between them from their first meeting in the book, when they don't recognize each other yet. The sparks between them were constant and very hot when they ignited. They were also genuinely sweet together. Neither intended on love and balked from marriage. But, they fell anyway and it was so sweet to see. I thought it was adorable how, once Roger realized he loved Harriet, he was willing to literally wait years of asking her to marry him, since he knew that she had a wariness of marriage-don't worry, it doesn't take that long :)

I loved seeing the other devils again. Alasdair, now happily married. Hil, who is still solving mysteries better than Sherlock Holmes. And Wiley, still ridiculously handsome and making hilariously accurate comments. I can't wait to read the next books in the series and see the other devils' stories. This series is fast becoming my favorite historical romance series.

The plot was fast paced and I was hooked the entire way through. There were thrills and secrets that kept me on the edge of my seat. And the ending was brilliant. Can't wait to read more of this series!

Tempting a Devil was a magnificent historical romance. I absolutely adored it! If you want a top notch historical romance, you definitely need to read this book. Absolutely perfect! 

*Thanks to Netgalley and Random House: Loveswept for a copy!
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When twenty-four-year-old Tiffany escapes her sister Kammy's too wild Cancun bachelorette party, she finds herself in a bar with the unwanted attention of a gorgeous local named Luke.

Luke may be charming but Tiffany is leaving in two days and doesn't need any complications. But complications are exactly what she gets when the cops show up to raid Kammy's party. When Kammy is arrested, Tiffany agrees to have dinner with Luke, so he'll help her get Kammy out of jail. Kammy's arrest forces her to spend an extra day in Cancun, meaning she'll miss a crucial meeting, and as an accountant in tax season, she is already drowning in work. Not to mention, every second she spends with Luke makes it harder to leave. With Luke, Tiffany is almost ready to forget about work.
Will the airport be their final goodbye?

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