- Series: Lords of Midnight (Book 2)
- Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
- Publisher: Forever; Original edition (May 1, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0446584568
- ISBN-13: 978-0446584562
- Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1 x 6.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 24 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,152,049 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Too Tempting to Resist (Lords of Midnight) Mass Market Paperback – May 1, 2012
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Cara Elliott started writing Western novels at the age of five. Later she changed her genre to Regency romance after reading Pride and Prejudice. She graduated from Yale University, and she now lives and works in New York City. You can learn more at: CaraElliott.com Twitter, @CaraElliott Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/cara.elliott1
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Gryffin Dwight, the marquees of Hadden, secretly writes about the language of flowers. Without meeting they unknowingly have already come together by their publisher.
Lady Brentford knows the reputation of the marquees of Hadden, Gryffin Dwight, who is one of the notorious Hellhounds. There are three of them, Conner Lindsey, the earl of Killingworth, Gryffin Dwight, and Dagget... All three have a reputation envied by the younger set of males. The Hellhouns are often roll models as well as heroes to this younger group of aspiring rakes.
Lady Brentford meets Gryffin Dwight in a hellhole where gambling and morals run loose to say the least. She goes there to get her brother and ask Gryffin Dwight to dissuade her brother from trying to be like him. Gryffin has already attempted to straighten out his life, since his carelessness almost ruined his best friend, Conner Lindsey. Yet, when he meets Lady Brentford he is immediately intrigued by her spirit.
When he was asked to come to the Brentford Estate for a week in the country by Lady Brentford's brother; he accepts only, to seek the quiet of the country where he can study the plant life in that area. This time when he meets Lady Brentford, she is dangling from a tree. When they both wind up in the tree together, it is the perfect opportunity for a kiss, which ignites numerous sensations for each of them.
This was a charming story of a wicked rake, trying to reform (not precisely) when he meets the one woman who attracts him to a degree he has not known before. The lady, who only wants to find a way to live on her own with the little money she has saved from her secretly published illustrations, which she is prevented from due to being held back from achieving her dream by her idiot brother and his schemes, who doesn't have the slightest notion of the value of the money, while he relentlessly spends them into poverty. And now the marquees of Hadden, who has a tattoo, that is naughty, yet alluring and a kiss that makes her weak.
I loved the way Gryffin changes near the end when he follows Eliza to her friend's country cottage. Very sweet. There is also a twist of intrigue, and an evil villain.
I would recommend Too Tempting To Resist. It's fun and a good read.
Of course the story begins with a lady coming to where no lady should be, at The Wolf's Lair, a gambling hell and brothel. She seeks her brother, who is of course running the finances into the ground living way beyond their means and not caring. Enter Gryff, who knows the young "pup" and has none to great opinions of him.
Eliza is a widow trying to keep things afloat at her family estate after her husband, who was much like her brother, died and left her with next to nothing. Gryff is invited to a house party at Eliza's house and a serious of mishaps eventually lead to a rather intimate relationship between them. However both have their secrets and after some of Eliza's art is attempted to be sold as an original and not a copy (although without her knowledge) Gryff assumes the worst. The couple of course finds a way to get the truth out and overcome.
I love this series and would recommend to any other historical romance novel readers!
From the sexy, handsome, charming hero Gryff to the independent, sweet and lovely heroine Eliza..their love story is passionate and hot..yet you are captured by their mutual admiration and friendship. The language of the flowers just added to their beautiful love story. They have twists and turns to take, but I felt like I was beside them all the way. Incredible love story..my new favorite author!
Lady Eliza Brentford is trying her best to keep her brother from gambling away the family fortune. She has survived one unfortunate marriage for the good the family, and she refuses to be sold to another future husband to refill her brother's pockets. She has a plan to escape from her brother's household and buy herself a little cottage in the Lake County. She just needs a little more time. As her brother refuses to stop his outrageous lifestyle, Eliza realizes she must use her painting talents to earn the monies necessary to make her dreams a reality.
A chance encounter with Gryff during a house party begins an affair which brings Eliza more joy and pleasure than she has known before. She wants to let go of convention and enjoy her Hellhound before she needs to face reality and leave before her brother starts making plans which will destroy her future.
Once again Cara Elliott creates a remarkable heroine who defies the standard convention of her time. Eliza is passionate and talented and self-assured enough to try and take control of her own future. It is quite enjoyable to watch Gryff seduce the young widow and in turn be seduced by her passions for life.
The antagonist in this story is Lord Brighton who is so creepy and sleazy that I want to take a shower after spending time with him in the story, and you just want to punch out Eliza's brother for trying to force his sister to marry this vile man just to save his own hide.
This was another great novel from Cara Elliott and I am so enjoying her presentation of historical heroines who are above and beyond the usual boring ladies. Where Pride and Prejudice gave us Lizzy Bennet who was lively and defiant for her time, Cara Elliott takes her heroines just a little bit further. Lizzy Bennet wanted to marry someone who would take her for her small dowry. Cara Elliott's heroines take control of their own future and defy convention of the time to try to earn their own income to take care of themselves.
I am looking forward to meeting the woman who will take down the last Hellhound, Cameron, in the last book of the trilogy.
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