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The Price of Temptation (Secrets #2)

3.63  ·  Rating Details ·  195 Ratings  ·  39 Reviews
Once wed to England's most notorious turncoat...

Lady Evelyn Renshaw can ignore the disgrace her former husband has brought down upon her. She can even disregard the accusations. But when her life is threatened because of his actions, she realizes a stiff upper lip won't be enough to keep her safe. So she hires a new footman powerful enough to protect her...only to find her
ebook, 384 pages
Published December 27th 2011 by Avon
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Stacey Conrad
Nov 08, 2011 Stacey Conrad rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
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The Price of Temptation takes a common regency storyline--that of a nobleman disguising himself as a servant in an attempt to gain secretive information--and adds a few twists and turns to still make it fresh and exciting. Lady Evelyn Renshaw knows she is the wife of one of Englands most hated traitors and since she truly has no idea where he is, she can just ignore the gossip. However, when a Frenchman attacks her one day asking where a fabled, magical flag is she realizes that she needs to buc ...more
Jess the Romanceaholic
This is a Quickie Review. For the full review, please visit The Romanceaholic.

Expected Release Date: January 1, 2012 (Available Now)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Imprint: Avon
Author’s Website:
My Source for This Book: Netgalley
Part of a Series: No
Series Best Read In Order: N/A
Steam Level: Steamy

Lady Evelyn Renshaw might as well be a ruined woman. Married to an accused traitor, she has no idea if her husband is even alive or not, and is living in a sort of limbo, waiting fo
Book Binge
Apr 11, 2012 Book Binge rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Few Americans realize the close proximity of the British Isles to the European Continent and especially to the coast of France. Of course, we are aware intellectually, but living in the sprawling area known as the United States ill prepares us to recognize what it feels like to live so close to one's enemies and to have to exist in a society that has come to see an individual as a social pariah simply because one's spouse is a traitor. The United States has certainly has its armed conflicts and ...more
Jan 03, 2012 Danielle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
Review originally posted at Ramblings From This Chick

I stayed up into the wee hours of the night to finish this book and it was so worth it. Lecia Cornwall's The Price of Temptation was so good that I didn't want to put it down. I loved the chemistry between Sinjon and Evelyn. There were so many sparks between them from the very beginning and I found myself quickly turning the pages to see when they were going to finally come together. There was just so much that I liked about this book. The sex
Nov 19, 2013 Jennifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
He was Westlake's spy, Evelyn's lover, Creighton's nemesis, and everyone's servant, and one mistake in any of his roles could end in disaster. Was he Sam or Sinjon?

I love stories of secret identities especially when one of the protagonists is going undercover in the H or h's home. This book came up as a rec on a hero identity crisis thread over at the Historical Romance group.

In the Price of Temptation, Evelyn is the wife to both a traitor of England and France. Her husband has been accused of s
Janet Robel
May 22, 2015 Janet Robel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Simply lovely! Ms. Cornwall manages to take two tarnished individuals and make the story uniquely her own. Lady Evelyn Renshaw is by no means a simpering woman pining away for a husband who has disappeared and has been accused of being a traitor. Captain Sinjon Rutherford makes quite an unusual footman. Sinjon needs a place to hide and time to prove his innocence. Lady Evelyn is quite the distraction. This is a tale worth reading again and again.
Elise Rome
Feb 19, 2012 Elise Rome rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lecia Cornwall is a new-to-me author, but I will definitely be buying her books after this.
***original review posted at Romancing Rakes***

Well, hello action, adventure, betrayal, adultery, disguise, honor and sacrifice! I've been spending a lot of time with some of you lately and this book has all of you thrown together. What a story.

Reasons to Read This Book:
1. Action. Boy howdy! There's quite a bit of action going on. In the park, at the ball, in the bed, out of bed, in the morning room, at the top of a tower, in the battlefields. Heart pounding, music crescendoing worthy action. No
How many footmen does it take to unscrew a light bulb?

Well, none if they are in a historical novel...cause they didn't have light bulbs in Regency England. (We are not counting Humphrey Davy's invention.) Anyway, we have the latest by Lecia Cornwall, The Price of Temptation. And, this story starts out pretty strong. It's a story of two people, Evelyn and Sinjon, who are held in disdain by those surrounding them. The meet, find solace in each others arms, fall in love - the end. Spoilers ahead.

Shan ~ A ~
Jan 15, 2012 Shan ~ A ~ rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I literally just finished this book and I am now in love with Lecia Cornwall. All, I want to know is where have you been all my life and are there other books that I have missed.

Ms. Cornwall, had me right from the beginning I love a book with romance and intrigue that also is very witty. I can't tell you the amount of time I spent reading with a smile on my face and laughing out loud at something someone side. All the while rooting for Evie and Sin and hoping that Phillip was dead and Creighton
Jen (Red Hot Books)
Evelyn has become a social pariah since her husband Phillip went missing amidst allegations of treason. The men and women of the ton whisper that she may have been complicit in her husband's misdeeds. She's constantly being watched, both by her peers and even the crown... for some sign that she has done wrong or that she may know where Phillip is hiding.

Sinjon is a fallen army captain, accused of crimes he didn't commit. He's an honorable man: he even saves Evelyn from assault one morning in the
Jul 31, 2012 Michelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lecia Cornwall was a wonderful new find for me earlier this year. I was really surprised and delighted by her writing and her characters. I’m always nervous trying a new author but Ms. Cornwall’s characters were so engaging I couldn’t wait to pick up a new book by her. Lady Elena is trying to live her life day to day and hopefully move past the fact that her husband was one of England’s greatest traitors. But not everyone believes that Evelyn has no idea where her husband is. Captain Sinjon inje ...more
The Price Of Temptation is a straightforward historical romance set during the Napoleonic Wars. Lady Evelyn certainly fulfills the requirement of being the lovely lady in distress, but there is also a lot of hurt in her world. She was married to a man that wasn't particularly nice and then turned out to be a traitor. In the world of 19th century London, this means that she is a social outcast. I liked that "Sam" the footman has his own back story. He is a proud man, a soldier, and is trying to p ...more
Trying to put the past behind her is hard when everywhere she goes there are whispers. Even a few brave souls have come out and asked Evelyn if she's heard from her traitorous husband. She must put on a brave face and stay strong, despite what has happened.

Sinjon has been branded a traitor, even though what everyone believes is a lie spread by the real villain. The one person who can clear his name has disappeared, and when he finally finds someone willing to help him there are strings attached.
Jan 12, 2012 April rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
THE PRICE OF TEMPTATION by Lecia Cornwall is an exciting historical romance set in Regency England. This is Lady Evelyn Renshaw and Captain Sinjon Rutherford's story. It has everything needed in a great historical romance. It has romance, love,sensuality,deceit,betrayal,treason,esiponage.and accused traitor and the wife of an accused traitor.Lady Evelyn is the wife of trailor Phillip Renshaw and someone wants what they think she has. Captain Sinjon is an accused traitor,defender of women,a gentl ...more
Amanda Ryan
Redonk Nutshell: Disgraced and endangered woman finds herself falling for her new footman, who is in actuality a spy

I was intrigued by the premise of this story - Evelyn Renshaw, the wife of a traitor, is plagued by her husband's treachery. When she is attacked by a Frenchman for the delivery a renowned magical French flag her husband has reportedly stolen, she is saved by a gallant stranger. When the same gallant stranger turns up several days later to apply for the position of footman in her h
2.5 Stars

Lady Evelyn Renshaw is the wife of a traitor. She has no idea where he is or what he is doing. She is trying to live quietly and avoid any more scandal. One early morning, while riding her horse in the park, she is accosted by a French man who is looking for an item he knows her husband took. She is saved by Sinjon Rutherford, a soldier out on a mission to save his own reputation after an incident in Spain. After their run-in, Sinjon is asked to spy on Evelyn by taking a job as her new
Jul 15, 2012 Ada rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a good book, I like the storyline, I enjoyed the main characters, Evelyn and Sinjon. My only problem with this book lies with some of the writing, especially for the character of Marianne. It just seemed a little out of place considering she was supposed to be friends with Evelyn. To me, at times, she seemed a little too snarky for a secondary character. Just bugged the heck out of me but boy was I glad she wasn't the one we were supposed to cheer for. If the book had focused on Mariann ...more
Kat ~ Forever Book Lover ♥
The story grabs you from the very beginning... If you enjoy historical romancess with a dash of mystery or intrigue, then Lecia Cornwall’s Price of Temptation is for you. This book has it all. A tale which weaves treason, espionage, secrets, and romance together in a web that the reader can’t help but get pulled in. This novel will leave you crying, laughing and cheering for Evelyn and Sin.

For the complete review visit Forever Book Lover.
Nov 16, 2011 Jen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am really enjoying the Historical Romance novels - This is only my 2nd book in this genre, and the first one was Young Adult - BIG difference :)

I got a copy of this e-book from NetGalley, it doesn't' come out until December 27th, I will post my review closer to the release date

You're going to LOVE this one!
Complicated and strangely dull spy plot.
Jan 11, 2012 Judith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very enjoyable Historical romance set in toward the end of the conflict with Napoleon. Good writing, clearly defined characters, lots of sexual tension, some espionage, fun dowagers at the ball, and a slice of English life that is fun to read and live in for the time it takes to enjoy this book.
Elaine Mcdonald
Dec 31, 2013 Elaine Mcdonald rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 I almost didn't read this book after looking at the reviews. I really liked this book. I don't know why it has such low reviews.
I liked Sinjon (though I hate the name) and Evelyn grew a backbone as the story progressed. I found the spy subplots hard to follow, and I'm still not sure which side Phillip was on, his own I suppose.
Sep 25, 2012 Linda rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't like that the H/H were knowingly committing adultery by indulging in an affair & that once they were in an affair they seemed to be just thinking when they could be having sex. Hated the cover too!
Arlene Allen
Apr 29, 2013 Arlene Allen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Read for BBS award and adored it. I want to know what happens to Lady Caroline. William, despite being the hero's brother, is a slime and she deserved better..
May 20, 2012 Joanne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent historical read, first time I've read this authors book and loved it......great characters, romance, a page turner.......
Cheesy Regency romance fun. Pretty clear from the beginning what was going to happen, but sometimes, that's just what you need.
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Lecia Cornwall lives and writes in Calgary, Canada, amid the beautiful foothills of the Canadian Rockies, with four cats, two teenagers, a crazy chocolate Lab, and one very patient husband. She is hard at work on her next book.
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