I must solve a dastardly crime But how can i resist The Devil's Temptation?A debauched ball packed with London's seediest revelers is no place for the decent young woman I've tried so hard to be But if I'm to avoid my mother's shameful scandal that led to her still unsolved murder I Lady Maura Daventry must be willing to hunt everywhere for the truth about her killer But I never expected I would encounter the devil himself the Earl of Hawksley a wicked charismatic rakehell who has set ton tongues wagging by bedding women all over London and whose father was the prime suspect in the murder of his married lover my motherBut new evidence seems to suggest another culprit was responsible and the only man offering to assist me in my hunt is the dangerously seductive Hawksley who alas grows intriguing to me by the hour I have heard the storied of his grand indiscretions But I never dreams I would become one

10 thoughts on “The Devil's Temptation

  1. says:

    Not a bad book per se especially compared to the plotless wonders clogging 90% of the modern Avon cataloguebut it's not as good as Daventry 1 Gabriel is dangerously close to a woobie rake I'll be nice spare him the indignity of that label since he has done rakish horndog things purely to spite those who shoved him into an inherited reputation But his emotional redemption came too easily for my taste As for Maura well I didn't particularly cotton to her though I sympathized with her plight But her personality wasn't as vivid as Jilly's her reasons for not telling Gabriel abt her mother's threatening letters the diary exonerating his father were just plain dumb Such idiocy felt too contrived what with her most reliable advisors being conveniently absent Jilly on a long holiday with Connor 3 her father bedridden with some vaguely dangerous illness Despite a good opener strong closure the plot spins its wheels for the middle third Again this pitfall was avoided in book 1 by giving the Hh something to focus on besides Elise Daventry's murder I didn't dare hope for another awesomely gory serial killer but something else would've been nice Alas no The story content felt like a 280 pg HQN stretched into a 360 pg Avon though the culprit's identity was quite delightfully WTF so kudos D But it was still entertaining so I'll give it a strong 3 I like that Logan tries to inject some genuine darkness peril into her books You don't often find that in category romance these days not outside the HQN historicals anyway