I was intrigued by the premise of this story – Evelyn Renshaw, the wife of a traitor, is plagued by her husband’s treachery. When she is attacked by a Frenchman for the delivery a renowned magical French flag her husband has reportedly stolen, she is saved by a gallant stranger. When the same gallant stranger turns up several days later to apply for the position of footman in her household, she is further intrigued. What she doesn’t know is that this man, Sinjon Rutherford, has his own secrets and has been commissioned to spy on Lady Renshaw for information on her husband.
The catch is that Evelyn has NO idea where her disgraced husband is, and she has no desire to find out.
The long and short of it is a classic regency romance theme of secret identities and forbidden attraction. Price of Temptation is a fun, fluffy romance story with a twist of adventure and intrigue. Our heroine starts out as a passive character but quickly blossoms into a strong, fearless woman with the influence of Sinjon.
Overall, I found this fun and whimsical at times. Cornwall writes with a flair of humor with her supporting characters that will have you shaking your head at times at their ridiculous nature.
The Price of Temptation by Lecia Cornwall, 384 pgs, 12/27/11
Romance: 2/5 Raunch: 3/5