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Temptation & Twilight (The Brethren Guardians #3)

3.74  ·  Rating Details  ·  759 Ratings  ·  123 Reviews
Iain Sinclair, Marquis of Alynwick, is certain there is a special hell for him. An unrepentant rake, he holds nothing sacred – except for beautiful Elizabeth York. For years, Alynwick has tried to forget the woman he loved so well, and treated so badly. A woman who could hold nothing in her heart for him except hatred.

All of society believes Elizabeth, blind daughter of a
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published June 19th 2012 by HQN
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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

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Temptation & Twilight is the third and final book in the Brethren Guardians series and is filled with twists & turns, angst & heartache, passion & romance… it’s safe to say, this story has it all, and it’s delivered with so much sensuality that the entire experience feels like a dream.

From his very first words in Seduction & Scandal I’ve been captivated by Iain Sinclair, the man, the kilt and what’s not under it, the brogue that slips through when his guard is do
Milica's Bookshelf
Dok sam čitala prve dve knjige ove trilogije, jedva sam čekala da pročitam Elizabetinu i Iainovu priču. I nisam razočarana.

They were the most beautiful vows in the world, whispered in her ear and confirmed by his passion. Before she drifted off to sleep in his arms, she felt his fingers roaming gently over her once more. In large letters, starting at the base of her neck and on down her spine, he wrote something that made her grip the pillow and bite her lip. Not even the kiss he placed on the
.þµŋψà. [Punya Reviews...]
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The third book in the Brethren Guardian series had a lot to live up to in my mind and for the most part, it delivers in spades! The only thing that kept this from possibly being an even better story was how it starts. At the end of the previous book, Pride & Passion, it ends on such a cliffhanger with our couple, Iain Sinclair, Marquis of Alynwick and laird to the clan Sinclair and Lady Elizabeth York. Yet this book starts off back a couple weeks which threw me off for a bit. Granted it is s ...more
Jan 31, 2013 Bookswithbenefits rated it did not like it
Best line: "There was a special place in hell for men such as him. A small berth closest to the hellfires, one that reeked of smoke and brimstone and rotting souls." (self-description by the hero)

Worst Line: "Ye were supposed to be me second!" (The hero lettin' loose with his oh-so-cliched, passion-induced brogue.)

Synopsis: He's a rake. She's an angel with stores of passion. He seduced her years ago, abandoned her, and then let himself fall into utter ruin and sin trying to do the dirty work for
Anna (Bobs Her Hair)
Grade: C- or weak 3 stars

The Story
Three aristocratic men, descendants of the Knights Templar, are each secret custodians of sacred relics – a pendant, a chalice, and a scroll - from the Holy Land. They call themselves the Brethren Guardians. An enemy, only known as Orpheus, has been attempting to steal the relics, which allegedly gives a mortal untold power. The Guardians must uncover their enemy’s identify and stop him before all is lost.

Iain Sinclair, Marquis of Alynwick, is a Brethren Guardi
Jess the Romanceaholic
Oh man, this book was such a delicious blend of agony and awesomeness.

Unfair as it may be, the biggest thing that kept this from being a 5-Star book was Iain's slut-tastic behavior. I love a good reformed rake but having it thrown in my face isn't really something I care for. {Don't worry, that's SO not a spoiler -- Iain's womanizing is something that's harped on for the entire series thus far}

That said...

*falls over* This book really was incredible, with all sorts of angst and anger and bitter
Carol *Young at Heart Oldie*
Jul 14, 2012 Carol *Young at Heart Oldie* rated it really liked it
Temptation & Twilight is the final book in the Brethren Guardian series.

After reading Pride & Passion with the revelation that Iain and Elizabeth had been lovers twelve years ago but it all ended badly, I couldn’t wait to read Temptation & Twilight. It promised to be a compelling and emotionally intense read. I certainly wasn’t disappointed.

In the previous two books, Iain was always the wild card among the Brethren Guardians but he is the one who intrigued me the most. He is an arrog
Jul 03, 2012 Heather rated it it was amazing
For me, this series only got better. I wasn’t awed by the first book, I really enjoyed the second book, and I loved – LOVED – this book. I’m not normally one for a story where the hero/heroine have a history (I don’t normally appreciate flashbacks, and the beginning of the couple’s love affair that I really don’t get to sink into) but her blindness has such a big role that it feels like they have to break apart to be put back together.

Ian is a jerk. He’s a womanizer, arrogant, selfish – you nam
Jen (Red Hot Books)
Jun 20, 2012 Jen (Red Hot Books) rated it liked it
I have some very mixed feelings about this book. I've been waiting and waiting for Elizabeth and Alynwick's story ever since we first met them in book one of the trilogy. The way these two clearly pined for one another was captivating and I was very curious to see the big explanation of what drove them apart all those years ago. One of the things that bothered me the most while reading, was the fact that explanation let me down. But I'm getting ahead of myself.

I fully expected this story to pick
May 31, 2012 Danielle rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, reviewed
Review originally posted at Ramblings From This Chick

Oh. My. Goodness. I could not put this book down. It was everything I was hoping for and so much more. When I first began this series by Charlotte Featherstone I immediately found myself gravitating towards the sparks between Elizabeth and Iain. There was just so much tension between them that I kept hoping that there was a story there. When I finished Charlotte's previous book Pride & Passion and learned that they did indeed have a share
3.5 Stars out of five.

I couldn't wait for this book, the last of The Brethren Guardians Trilogy. I really liked Elizabeth York, the beautiful, blind sister of the Duke of Sussex. She was such a likable character and I wanted her to find her own happiness. I also liked the fact that she wasn't like every other heroine that one reads about in a historical romance.

Iain Sinclair is from the previous books as well, I wanted more information every time I read about him. The Marquis of Alynwick seemed
May 15, 2012 Holly rated it really liked it
I seriously feel like I have been waiting forever to know the story of Elizabeth York and Iain Sinclair, which is why I hate that I have to give it only 4 stars! Now don't get me wrong, Elizabeth and Alynwick's love story alone gets 5 stars, the emotion between the two of them was off the pages amazing. That said, I was not enthralled, like I thought I would be, by the rest of the rest of the story. I have enjoyed the mystery surrounding the Brethren Guardians, but this final installment lacked ...more
Lucy Dosch
May 14, 2012 Lucy Dosch rated it really liked it
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The final chapter of the Brethren Guardian, focuses on Iain Sinclair, the Marquis of Alynwick. The Brethren are decedents of the Templer Knights charged with hiding several religious treasures, including the Holy Grail.

Iain is an unrepentant womanizer and rake…or is he? Iain is about fight a duel for being caught in a compromising situation with the wife of Lord Larabie. Being caught in the compromising position was all part of the plan. He and his fellow Brethren b
May 24, 2012 Farrah rated it it was ok
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Not as good as I hoped it would be...
The idea sounded so good, but it just didn't turn out the way I hoped it would.

The one saving grace of the book is that I was fond of Elizabeth. I liked her strength and ability to survive all she's been through. I especially loved how she handled herself during the action of the last part of the book. It was admirable how she protected herself despite her blindness.

But everything
Kristin Anders
Jun 27, 2012 Kristin Anders rated it really liked it
Recommended to Kristin by: eArc courtesy of NetGalley
The Brethren Guardians series rating: N/A (haven't read them all)

"Temptation & Twilight" is the third and final book of the Brethren Guardians series and can be read as a stand alone novel.

How are the sex scenes?

88% of this book has no sex, but there are many crude references to it. The 12% is moderately descriptive.

How are the story lines?

Wonderful. Orpheus is about trying to murder the Brethren Guardians, Ian is seducing a married woman to obtain secrets for the Brethren and Elizabeth is b
Jun 17, 2013 Cynthia rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Those of you seeking vast emotion in your hot romance

Reviewed at Bitten By Paranormal Romance

A stupendous finish to the Guardian Brethren series. Ms. Featherstone delivers a majestic and powerful love story for the ages. Of unrequited love that will break your heart, wrench it in two, and have you gnashing your teeth. Buried within this exquisite romance is the gradual of reemergence of hope, trust, and truest love.

Iain Sinclair, or Alynwick as his friends call him, is a heartless, cold bastard, "forever scandalizing the English peers with his bru
May 21, 2012 Barbara rated it really liked it
This is a great story for readers who love the friends turned lovers theme, and second chances themes.

Beth was a wonderful heroine who struggles throughout the tale with her love for Alynwick and her desperation not to give in to her feelings for him again. She had given her heart to him once, only to have it crushed. Now shes older and much, much wiser. She's not about to fall victim to his lies again.

The hero, Alynwick, was extremely sexy. His character was so passionate and emotionally driv
Apr 20, 2012 Katie(babs) rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf-award
DNFed by page 50. I'm not a fan of the hero who is introduced after sleeping with a married woman who he can't stand. He thinks his latest lovers has tiny boobs and not curves he can hold on. What a winner! They jabber on for page after page until he thinks he's going to die. He confronts the heroine who he loves, but for some reason can't have, and basically molests her at some party because he's sexually frustrated although he just had his wick in another honeypot less than an hour before.

So n
Feb 10, 2016 Keri rated it it was amazing
*Sigh*...This was such a great read! Awesome ending to a great trilogy. It would be hard to pick a favorite couple from the three, as they were all solid good reads. Iain and Elizabeth though had it a bit tougher going with their history and her blindness. CF more than did a good job of making me feel that Iain had atoned for what he had done to Beth. The last couple of pages had tears coming to my eyes. I do hope we get to see a new trilogy with Sheldon as one of the heros...because he is certa ...more
Eleanor Shakespeare
A happy ending all around

Iain Sinclair is the last of the Brethren Guardians to get his story of romance told to complete the trilogy. He is the Marquis of Alynwicke, Laird to the clan Sinclair and has been in love with Elizabeth York the Duke of Sussex's sister since they were young adults and she loosing her sight. In this tale Sinclair works to complete the mystery of Orpheus whilst facing the uphill battle of winning back the affections of the girl he deflowered 12 years ago (Elizabeth York)
Sep 18, 2015 Zoe rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I thought the book was ok. The first 50% was in a way interesting because you are still just getting to know the characters. But it kind of dragged on. It seems the heros in this series are all already so in love and ready to live happily ever after and the heroines have to be the ones who say no no no I will not have you. I can see why this type or relationship would appeal to others. I think it is nice too but then I expect the story to end quickly.

The Templar theme is cool but kind of oversh
Dec 19, 2011 Isalys marked it as to-read
The covers for this series are so pretty **sigh**
The Window Seat
Temptation & Twilight was slightly disappointing to me, with it taking me twice as long as it normally does to finish. I believe most of my disappointment comes from expecting a lot from this storyline and only finding half of what could have been. The book opens approximately two weeks prior to the end of the previous book, so right away I was frustrated that I had to re-read events that I’d already seen. True, now we were seeing those same moments in the thoughts of Ian Sinclair and Elizab ...more
♥ ♥ ♥ Martina ♥ ♥ ♥
This digital review copy was supplied to me free by Harlequin through Netgalley. The review constitutes my own thoughts on the book.

Iain Sinclair, Marquis of Alynwick, is devastatingly handsome highlander and also a tortured soul – a rake who considers himself beyond redemption. He and the heroine (Lizzy) – a voluptuous 30 year old - had a secret affair 12 years ago and he breaks her heart and leaves her, without reason. Because of this our heroine treats him like a passing acquaintance when in
Jul 22, 2012 Kimberly rated it really liked it
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This is the third in the Brethren Guardians series and having not read the first two in the series I must say that I was kind of lost with the background story. Apparently in the first two books the Brethren Guardians have been after “Orpheus” but there is not a lot of storyline in the book to explain the reason why they are pursuing him.

I enjoyed this story but it was just a bit too long for me. The synopsis makes it sound like Iain and Lizzy spend a lot
Oct 29, 2012 adoree rated it really liked it
Voilà un beau moment de Featherstone.

Personnellement, ce dernier épisode sera celui m'a fait le moins vibrer. Peut-être parce qu'un bon 2/3 du livre est un peu une redite du tome précédent mais sous l'angle de la relation entre Iain et Elizabeth. Remarquez, c’est ce qui fait l'originalité du livre. Une scène décrite sous le point de vue de Lucy et Adrian dans le tome précédent (en suivant leur aventure). La même scène décrite par Elizabeth et Iain dans ce tome. C'est très curieux comme effet ma
Jun 02, 2012 Britainy rated it really liked it
Here it is! The answer to so many of my questions. Iain/Alynwick/Sinclair and Elizabeth York . . . check! Orpheus reviled . . . check! Emotional and heartwarming relationship . . . check! Suspenseful and engaging plot . . . not so much.

Ok, so what do we call him? Iain? or Alynwick? or Sinclair? Either and all would suffice but for the purpose of this review I will refer to the mouthwateringly "hump-able" hero as Iain, it has the least letters ok!

Iain and Lizzy finally came together and explored
Jun 24, 2012 Laura rated it it was amazing
Shelves: scorching-hot
I had very high expectations for the third and final installation of Charlotte Featherstone’s Brethren Guardian Series, and I am very happy and not the least bit surprised to say that my expectations were met and exceeded. Although I am disappointed that this series is complete, I look forward to reading much more of Charlotte Featherstone’s work.
The Marquis of Alynwick, Iain Sinclair, continues to “aide” in the Brethren Guardian’s quest to discover who the mysterious Orpheus is. The novel opens
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“...It’s always only ever been you. And it always will be, Beth. You have my heart. My love. And my regret that I am not the man you deserve.” 6 likes
“Oh, God, I would give anything to change the past,” he gasped. “To make it so that the last thing you saw was not me walking away from you. In your memories I am forever one and twenty, and cocky, and sneering, and looking self-righteous. And I’ve changed, Beth,” he gasped, choking on a sob he could not hide. “I want so damn much for you to see how I’ve changed. To see me now. There are no lies in my eyes. No motives other than to show you that I am not the callous man I was. And that I love you…. I love you so damn much.”
He was crying. The tears trickled unchecked down his cheeks, dripping onto his lips. She touched them, wiped them away, which only caused them to spill faster and harder.”
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