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Originally published as a mass market in 2009, this was Alissa Johnson's second novel with Dorchester. All part of a loosely linked series, her other novels with Dorchester include As Luck Would Have It, McAlistair's Fortune, and Destined to Last.

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  • File Size: 4223 KB
  • Print Length: 322 pages
  • Publisher: Montlake Romance (January 27, 2009)
  • Publication Date: January 27, 2009
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
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40 of 43 people found the following review helpful By D. Merrimon Crawford VINE VOICE on February 6, 2009
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Rich, handsome and honorable, Whittaker Cole, Earl of Thurston, is every woman's dream come true ---- every woman except Miss Mirabelle Browning, that is. Compared to the upstanding debutantes of the ton marriage market, Mirabelle is an independent woman or a hellborn spitfire from Whit's point of view. Mirabelle and Whit have been at each other's throats for years. They cannot be in the same room without the sparks starting to fly. When the two finally decide to make a temporary truce, will they be able to restrain their hot tempers? Whit is a man determined to preserve place of his honor before society and the ton. Normally level-headed and above it all, Mirabelle sets him off, bringing out the energy of the boy within and the passion of the man within.

Orphaned and controlled by her uncle's authority over her inheritance, Mirabelle sees herself as unmarriageable. She has accustomed herself to her role at Haldon Hall, a veritable refuge from her uncle's unsavory character. Whit, on the other hand, has his own reasons to look into the affairs of Mirabelle's uncle. Can she stop the upstanding Earl of Thurston from finding out the secret she keeps about her family? Or does fate have something else entirely planned for these passionate two?\

Alissa Johnson's Regency romance TEMPTING FATE tells the story of two characters introduced in her debut romance AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT. Although fans will appreciate discovering the details and outcome of this pair, TEMPTING FATE also works as a stand-alone romance to newcomers to the series. TEMPTING FATE reaches a new height. The details are tighter, the energy of the romance more dynamic, and the suspenseful subplot raises the emotional effect of the subsequent tender moments.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By PixieDust on August 25, 2010
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This was a great romance novel...for teens

I had no real connection between Whit and Mirabelle. I enjoyed them better when they were only friends and getting a rise out of each other. There was no real 'ROMANCE' or even any swooning from a kiss, no sexual tension no nothing. One sex scene and that was pretty much blah. I mean come on reading this was like having a school crush. If I wanted to read something so innocent on love I would read 'Cinderella'.

And the subplot...seriously? Just came out of nowhere. I like to be drawn to it not thrown in it. I lost it after that, I pretty much skimmed through the rest of the book which was a shame because when they were arguing and fighting it was the best parts.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Harriet Klausner #1 HALL OF FAME on January 30, 2009
Format: Mass Market Paperback
When Whittaker Cole and Mirabelle Browning were children their constant bickering looked cute to the adults amused by them. Each understood even as youngsters, their arguments were not endearing; instead they hated one another. Neighbors once again, their preadolescent antagonism has not abated one iota as they still detest one another.

Mirabelle insists she would never be attracted to the handsome Earl who is considered prime meat (and real estate) on the Marriage Mart. Whit insists he would never be attracted to the hellion next door who broke his nose. Their families believe they make a perfect couple and when they kiss neither can pull back; leaving both to wonder how could a lifetime of fighting lead to love.

The amusing sequel to the charming espionage Regency romance AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT is somewhat different in tone as there is no spying yet shares in common as an enjoyable lighthearted historical due to the antics of the cast. The lead couple is either kissing or arguing while the support cast plays matchmakers. Fans will relish this fabulous romp as the laughs keep on coming as does the romance.

Harriet Klausner
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Reading Fanatic (CMP) on February 17, 2014
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Wow! This book is awesome! I absolutely loved it. The plot is captivating and kept me engaged from start to finish. Furthermore, the story encompasses a dynamic cast of characters who all fairly come alive within the pages of the book. The story that unfolds is a delightful combination of romance, humor, and intrigue. This is the second book in the series. The first book is "As Luck Would Have It," the third, "Tempting Fate," the fourth and final, "Destined to Last." The entire series centers around a promise made by Mr. William Fletcher to the Duke of Rockeforte, who was on his deathbed. The promise elicited from Mr. Fletcher by the Duke, was to ensure that each of five young people were happily matched and wed. These five young people include the late duke's own son; the current duke, and four other individuals, whom the late duke considered to be the "children of his heart." Since the Duke's death, Mr. Fletcher has worked hard to fulfill his promise. This is Whittaker (Whit) and Mirabelle's story. If you haven't read any of the other books in the series, not to worry. This story can be read as a stand alone story. This is actually the second book in the series that I've read. The first book I read was book three, "McAlister's Fortune." The hero of this story, Whit, was prominently featured in that book; I liked him so much that I decided to read his story next...hence book two. Both books have made for such delightful reading that I've determined to read the other two books in the series. Whittaker Cole, Earl of Thurston is a man of honor, determination, and loyalty. He is sincere in his determination to provide and care for the members of his household, even family friend Mirabelle Browning, who is his nemesis. Whit and Mira have been enemies since childhood.Read more ›
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