Christmas Awards 2011

Wednesday 11 August 2010

Twice Tempted By a Rogue

Twice Tempted by a Rogue by Tessa Dare

Publisher: Ballantine Books

July 2010

ISBN: 978-0-345-51887-3

Pages: 363

Rhys St. Maur is a war hero that had a death wish that went unanswered. He seems to be indestructible, unfortunately that doesn’t seem to be the case for his friend, who was murdered. Now with no place to go he goes home to his ancestral home on the moors of Devonshire. The one thing he never expects is to find a chance at a life that he never thought he would have. With the widow Meredith Maddox he is finding the chance at love that he never would have thought was possible for a man like him. Now he just has to take on the demons of his past so that he can have a future that is suddenly looking much brighter than it did before.

Meredith Maddox is a widow that has worked hard all her life. She doesn’t believe in fate and doesn’t have time for romance in her life. She has plans for her life that doesn’t include any man in it. Now everything is changing when Rhys comes back into her life. He is a dangerously attractive man that is getting her to start wishing for things that she has no time or business wishing for. Now she is going to have to decide just what is most important to her, the life she planned out or a chance at a love of a lifetime. Only time will tell if she is going to go with her heart and grab a chance at happiness or stick with her original plan.

With a mystery on their hands that needs to be solved before someone gets seriously hurt and way too many people deciding they should have a say in their lives, Rhys and Meredith are going to have their hands full trying to take care of all the problems that have seemingly suddenly cropped up. Rhys is going to have to get the people of the village to trust him and give them some honest work so that the smugglers in the area do not have a chance to use the people of the village but that is a lot easier said than done. Rhys has never been afraid to do the work that he asks of others so by showing them that he is sincere he just might have a chance to get the people on his side and believe in his word.

This is a story of redemption that will be pulling on the readers’ heart as they watch Rhys come to terms with his past and start believing in a future that just might have the happiness that he so richly deserves. This is a wonderfully worded story that will keep the reader engrossed in the book until the very last sentence. This one will have the reader hating to have to put the book down for any reason. It is also the second book in a trilogy that took the promising start in the first book and delivered with an exceptional second story.

I give this one 4-1/2 red roses

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