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O Sabor da Tentação (Legend of the Four Soldiers #1)

3.78 of 5 stars 3.78  ·  rating details  ·  4,318 ratings  ·  303 reviews
Lady Emeline Gordon é um modelo de sofisticação nos círculos sociais da elite londrina, sempre elegante e impecavelmente educada. Como tal, é a companhia perfeita para Rebecca, a jovem irmã de um empresário bem sucedido de Boston, que fora soldado nas Colónias.
Samuel Hartley pode ser rico, mas as suas maneiras são tão pouco civilizadas como as regiões inexploradas da Améri
Paperback, 376 pages
Published February 13th 2012 by Quinta Essência (first published May 1st 2008)
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Duchess Nicole
“There are no heroes on the battlefield, my lady; there are only survivors.”

Let me say that I am a bit of a fangirl about anything Elizabeth Hoyt writes. I may be a bit biased. I think she is a master at sexual tension, so if you like a smooth, slow build up to a very enjoyable, lustfully delicious climax, GO HERE. That being said, Hoyt also writes such a fabulous STORY.

This is a Historical Romance with some meat on it's bones. It makes you think, it transports you with just a few words from s
Julie (jjmachshev)
I think we all enjoy reminiscing on fairy tales from our youth. The downtrodden heroine saved by what turns out to be a handsome prince. At least, those are the fairy tales of my youth before the era of political correctness. I even remember when either Cinderella or Snow White was re-released by Disney in the 80’s and women’s groups were encouraging mothers with daughters to boycott the film because it taught girls to “wait for a man to rescue them”. Uh… hello? IT’S A FAIRY TALE! Anyway, that’s ...more
The beginning was a little slow but nice. However, from the moment they consummated their relationship, the heroine turned from prudish to shrewish. As the story moved on, I liked her less and less and in the end I couldn't understand why the hero fell in love with her. I think she needed to grovel a lot, if this was to be a 4 star book. Regretably, she didn't.
A great start to what looks to be another great series by Hoyt. It seems to me that a lot of the first books in a series are truly gems in their own rights or awful because of all the building up for the rest of the series. This one was closer to the gem mark.
Unlike a lot of the other reviewers, I did not hate Emeline. She was exactly what she should have been for that time and place. Add to it her life events that she had faced, I could well understand why she could be such a cold bitch. Sam
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Maureen Feeney
Snobby Heroine.

Lady Emeline Gordon (an Earls daughter) is a widow, who teaches wealthy girls the rules of etiquette and propriety in London. When her American neighbour asks her to introduce his sister to London society she agrees.Moccasin wearing Samuel Hartley, raised in America's colonial wilderness is now a wealthy Boston businessman, arrives in London seeking the traitor who betrayed the 28th Regiment into massacre by the Indians at Spinner's Falls. One of the men killed was Captain Reynaud
Lisa - (Aussie Girl)
This is the first instalment of Elizabeth Hoyt's earlier series, The Legend of the Four Soldiers. I'm not sure whether it was the prickly, aristocratic heroine or the military theme but it took me quite a while to get into this story. But once our hero, Samuel and our heroine Emaline ventured into the bedroom, Elizabeth Hoyt weaved her magic and succinctly in the second half of the book all the pieces fell together for a very satisfying read. There is no doubt that writing a sensual but still ro ...more
The first in the Legend of the Four Soldiers series and my first book by Elizabeth Hoyt. I'm not sure why I avoided her. I saw her on many favorite lists and recommendations but I'd been "burnt" before, trying books that didn't appeal to me. But this one was a winner and keeper for me. This one has an "across the tracks" theme/plot to it. Beautiful young lady of the ton meets the rugged backwoodsman from the colonies. I loved the characters and the flow and will be continuously looking for more ...more
I listened to this book and really enjoyed it, though I will admit that initially, I was a bit confused with the fairy tale being told at the beginning of each chapter. It just took me a bit to catch on since I was listening to the book and couldn't see what Hoyt was doing.

I understand how some people had issues with Emeline, and while she did annoy me at times, I can't fault her for being a product of her times. How could she agree to marry a man who has rank and money when she was in love with
To Taste Temptation (Legend of the Four Soldiers Series #1) Lady Emeline Gordon is astonished as a tall, devilishly handsome man strolls into a posh London parlor wearing a strange attire, and approaches her with the request for her to be his younger sister's sponsor in Society.

Of course, his sister's entrance in the aristocratic circles is merely pretense. Samuel Hartley is hell-bent on discovering the lowlife who had betrayed the English troupes six years ago, leading them to slaughter at the
I really enjoyed this one, although it was more mixed than others I've read by this author.

The plot is a bit more routine than I expected - the repressed heroine, the hero and heroine falling in lust at first sight, lots of tea-drinking etc. And the climax of the plot really was pretty uninspired.

So why do I give this 4 stars?

Well, there are two reasons. No, make that three. No four. The first one is that I really loved the heroine. I've never read a historical romance before with a grumpy, crus
Lelyana Taufik
Janda, dan pendamping gadis2 debutant, Emeline mendapatkan tantangan baru dari Samuel , si pengusaha Amerikan mantan tentara saat perang dengan Indian untuk membawa Rebecca, adiknya ke dunia sosialita London.
Dari awal bertemu,Samuel sudah gak bisa melepaskan matanya dari janda seksi ini, hm, yang belakangan dia ketahui adalah tunangan temannya sendiri waktu di Amerka, Jasper, Lord Vale.
Dasar Amerika, muka tembok dan pantang menyerah, tetap aja Emeline di tempel seperti lintah.Sampai sewa rumah d
Elphaba J
Estrelas (3.5)
A guerra talha um homem da mesma forma que a elite molda uma mulher.
Retalhados por diferentes tipos de dor, que se une por um princípio comum, a morte, o nosso díspar casal de protagonistas irá ter pela frente a mais árdua das batalhas, a absolvição do seu coração.

O Sabor da Tentação é um delicioso romance histórico, repleto de pormenores de época e com duas personagens principais detalhadamente trabalhadas. Oferecendo um pouco de volúpia, assim como um mistério que se vai adensand
Mia Marlowe
Sep 09, 2008 Mia Marlowe rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all romance readers
Elizabeth Hoyt's To Taste Temptation has caught me in her web. Her characters aren't the usual suspects. Her heroine is a titled English widow, her hero a colonial from Boston on the trail of the man who betrayed his regiment to the Wyandots and the French.

Ms. Hoyt has mastered the art of repressed passion. Her characters are so acutely aware of each other, even when they'd only shared one kiss, she had me squirming in my seat.
The love scenes are remarkable and her characters are so achingly hum
Carolyn F.
Another great book by Elizabeth Hoyt. I've read these out of order - #2, #3 then #1. Even with me knowing of the next chapter in these people's lives, the stories are still really good and very interesting. I love both Emeline and Samuel - although I do wish their coming together wouldn't have been until the last 3 pages. I knew it was going to happen, but it was just so frustrating seeing the pain she kept heaping on Samuel. Different times, different views I guess. Would recommend this series. ...more
This book is really 3.5 stars from me. I loved Samuel and Rebecca, the Colonial brother and sister so out of place among the ton, but I really strongly disliked Emeline, the heroine of this novel. She was so prickly and cold, I don't know how Sam fell in love with her. I wish we could've seen more about Rebecca and O'Hare! I liked the fairy tale inside the story....can't wait for Jasper's tale!
Another solid entry from Ms. Hoyt. This is the first of four books about 4 soldiers and each of their stories. They each take different paths and they also end up dealing with the aftermath of the war.

Our first story is about Samuel. His journey takes him to England. He ended up being a go between shipper of items for the Americas. In this case, he has come to England to talk to Mr. Wedgwood about possibly shipping some pottery to the Americas.

But he also has come to England to find out who wa
This is the 2nd book I've read by Elizabeth Hoyt. I enjoyed Raven Prince very much and haven't been able to find the sequels in any book stores in my area, so I decided to start this series.

Emiline came off as very uppity and snotty. I didn't like her at all and that's what ruined the book for me. Because she was such a snob, I found myself imaginging her owning slaves when her and Samuel moved to America, and I imagined she'd treat them like crap. That has absolutely nothing to do with the stor
Com um começo muito mal desenvolvido e aproveitado, este romance vai-se tornando melhor à medida que o vamos lendo. Julgo que só comecei a gostar dele mesmo a sério a partir da festa de campo, que acontece mais ou menos a meio. É aí, mais ou menos, que um outro assunto é também mais dessenvolvimento, contribuindo para um romance misturado com algum suspense e mistério.
Alguns segredos são revelados, mas o principal acaba por não ser desvendado, o que acho que não é muito positivo.
Gostei bastante
#1 Legend of the Four Soldiers series

3.5 stars

This was an okay read for me. I must admit it did not captivate and excite me like EH's Prince trilogy books.

I liked that our hero, Samuel Hartley is not English, but an American colonial visiting England. I liked also the time period difference from most historical romances I've been reading -- this is set in 1764, the pre-American Revolution period. I was not/am not familiar with the war the book talks about - the Colonialists & English fightin
Robin (RBBR)
I recently finished all four books in this series. First off I have to say I like it when authors have a little something extra at the beginning of each chapter but I find it annoying. In the case of Four Soldiers I have all four books in my possession so I read the Four Soldier parts from all four books then went back to Book 1 and read the story.

The Heroine is Lady Emmeline Gordon who is a widow and the Sister of Reynaud St. Aubyn who served with the Hero. The Hero is Samuel Hartley who is wh
Frankly, I had a hard time finishing this particular romance. It might have something to do with the time period - Georgians are hot right now, but I don't yet know the history as well as I'd like. It could have been the importance of the US and Americans in the story line - if I wanted to read an American historical, I'd read an American historical. Or maybe it was high expectations - if you haven't read Hoyt's Prince trilogy, you should. Now. Perhaps it was simply a matter of reading it at the ...more
Jenny E
This was an okay read, not as good as some others I've read by Elizabeth Hoyt. For me, the biggest let down in a romance novel is that I can't figure out why they love each other. There has to be a reason besides sex that they love each other, and I did not feel that connection entirely. I didn't know the characters by the end of the book. I really feel like I need to be able to be friends with the heroine and lust after the hero to enjoy a book honestly, and I didn't care for either of the char ...more
Shabby Girl ~ aka Lady Victoria
Elizabeth Hoyt is one of my top five authors, and a lot of her books are in my top 10 or 15 books ever. Every now and then, though, she throws in an average read. For me, this was one of those. She's an amazing writer and nothing would stop me from buying her books, but this one missed in my opinion. The next two in the series though are absolute gems, so read this to get the story as there is a mystery running through the whole four books and this one sets up the others. Don't get me wrong, thi ...more
Really liked both the hero and heroine, and the love scenes are absolutely scorching. Great dialogue and excellent characterization of all the main characters in the book. For the first half of the book the attraction between the H/h didn't *feel* very strong to me, but after the first love scene that was not a difficulty any more ;-) Also glad to have read this one because it gives a lot of background for the other 3 books in this series, which I'm reading next (can't wait for Munroe's story).
Jun 27, 2008 ChloeLeeNH rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Georgian Era fans, American Colonies
I like Elizabeth Hoyt with her fairy tale through out the book. It gives it a sense of connection with a far away time. I liked this book with its connection to the Colonies. I still read mostly all Regency/Georgian novels but I liked that she threaded in the historical aspect from the new colonies in America. I didn't believe the attraction between the characters at first but knew that it was slowly building. Great start to a new series. Looking forward to the next one soon!

Really 3.5 stars. Loved the hero, Samuel. Emeline was the kind of heroine I really wanted to splash champagne on or perhaps stomp on her bonnet. Early on in the tale she was the typical English snoot but moved into just outright uncaring and I guess, due to my love of Sam, she just pissed me off.

It's really a good story and I'm a fan of Hoyt's. But, Emmie, ew.
Uzun bir aradan sonra Elizabeth Hoyt romanı okumak güzel geldi.. Yazarı özlemişim.. Kitabın konusu da bu türde bulunan diğerlerine göre biraz daha farklıydı.. İlk başlarda pek ısınamadım nedense, okurken zorlandım ama sonradan açıldı kitap durum değişti..
Ancak itiraf ediyorum Demir Yürek'in hikayesini daha çok merak ettim.. O nedenle sayfalarda ilerleme hevesim artmış olabilir.. Çirkinin Aşığı kitabında da bölüm başlarında vardı böyle bir hikaye, onu da aynı merak ve zevkle okumuştum.. Diğer ki
Wendy Hines
Historical Romance writer Elizabeth Hoyt brings us the first in a new series, The Legend of the Four Soldiers. Filled with glimpses of a captivating fairy tale, and the emotional roller coaster of a budding romance, this one is sure to not disappoint.

As legend depicts, one day as four soldiers were walking their way home from war, they came upon a T in the road. They pondered which path to follow, but each thought their fate lay in different paths. One soldier strayed from the path and ran into
3.5 stars. After finishing this novel, I had the kind of deep, dark depression that occurs when one finishes a beloved author's entire backlist. I've now read everything up through Notorious Pleasures and I can honestly say that Hoyt simply can't write a bad book. In some ways this is perhaps one of the better introductions to Hoyt for a new reader--it opens the Four Soldiers quartet (but I read and loved the others without reading it), and it's not nearly as heavy on the sexy as most of her oth ...more
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“There are no heroes on the battlefield, my lady; there are only survivors.” 26 likes
“Rebecca held her head high and swanned across the hallway, but as she neared the footman, she could see quite plainly that his gaze was not where it should be. She stopped dead and slapped her hands over her bosom.

"Its too low, isn't it? I knew I shouldn't have listened to that maid. She might not mind her boobies hanging out for all to see, but i just can't-" Her brain suddenly caught up with her mouth. She removed her hands from her bosom and slapped them over her awful, awful, awful mouth.”
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