Lady Emeline Gordon is a sophisticated lady who has married for love and will never do so again. She will be soon swept into a scheme with her neighbor and help his sister only to find out what this man really wanted.
Samuel Hartley is a wealthy American coming to London for only a time. He wants his sister to be introduced and will ask Lady Emeline to help. Samuel did not pick Lady Emeline randomly as she is the brother of a Captain who had been killed. Samuel is on the quest to find out who betrayed them on that battle.
To Taste Temptation is the first book to the Legend of the Four Soldiers from Elizabeth Hoyt. I picked up all four books so they will be back to back reading.
This book wasn’t as dark as the Maiden Lane series but there were dark elements with the war and Samuel’s character. He was a rough American and not the normal English gentleman that circulated London. I liked that he doesn’t care what others think about him, his sister is a different story. Samuel has a raw passion when it comes to Lady Emeline. He is not the gentleman she is used to being around. Lady Emeline had more depth than she let on. She is a widow and would never marry for love again only to be brokenhearted when he died. I also liked that she did not want to let go of her son and send him off to school, it was sweet and uncharacteristically of the ton.
Hoyt keeps Lady Emeline and Samuel almost at odds but keeps the tension between them with no thought of stopping. The ending will have the love and romance win out and give the couple a chance.
The villain I pretty much had thought of but there is a little twist when it comes down to this person. Hoyt writes out the clues and it is fairly easy to figure out but it is still fun following plot.
To Seduce a Sinner is next on my pile and is the second book with Vale and Melisande which I am excited to read about. Melisande will be the woman to finally get Vale.