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Preview — Tempted by His Kiss by Tracy Anne Warren
Tempted by His Kiss (The Byrons of Braebourne #1)
London society knows the Byrons are "mad, bad, and dangerous" and every bit as fascinating as their poetic non-relation. Join the fun as New York Times bestselling author Tracy Anne Warren presents the first tale of this tempestuous family—famous for scandal and legendary at love . . .
Orphaned beauty Meg Amberley never planned to pose as Lord Cade Byron's fiancée. Caught i...more
The storyline was kind of predictable, but Ms. Warren's writing made it engaging enough to keep me reading the book. Plus, Cade and Meg were likable characters, so it was fun to follow the ups and downs in their relationship. They did have a very TSTL moment followed by a Big Misunderstanding near the end of the story, and I wanted to grab them and shake some sense into them, but I still cared fo ...more
I liked Meg in the beginning, although I was taken aback by her out of place mothering over a relative stranger. I just found it odd that she would have the gall to bring up her host's drinking a ...more
Is it typical regency? Yep. Is it implausible? Yep. Is it amusing, romantic and sexy (when it needs to be)? Yep. And, frankly that's what I look for when I pick up a regency these days.
Lately I've been reading some things that have really had problems. Mainly because of something lacking in one or both of the characters. It's historical romance! I expect implausibility! (except in certain ...more
When I read the back cover blurb for “Tempted By His Kiss” by Tracy Anne Warren, for some reason I expected a humorous book. And I guess there were some humorous parts, but this story is written as a more serious historical about a physically and mentally wounded soldier. Is it strange that I read this tale back-to-back with another historical about a suffering military man? Or is it that the ‘wounded warrior’ theme is one that has special meanin ...more
Cade is recovering from wounds he received from being caught and tortured during the war. He suffers from nightmares of the French (English) speaking interrogator beating him and torturing his fiancee to death.
Meg, being the dauther of a Naval Officer, recognizes his anguish and draws him out by challenging him to ...more
What? You're going to be stubborn? Humph. You're going to say one thing and deny those pesky feelings? How like the brooding hero that you are. ...more
Cade is 30 and Meg is 19. Cade is another one of those dark brooding tortured men we love! Got a slight limp and scar from torture being a spy. Loved him, great character with good flaws. Meg however was the typical I love you but I won't tell you type. And at the end why does she believe what Cade told Everett??? She knew most of what he said was to fool him, so why believe any of it??? Stupid girl. Then she up and runs away? What are you 5? Then pulls the im not getting out ...more
Things did get a bit more entertaining towards the end, and I quite liked some bits at the beginning, so I wouldn't say the book is a complete waste of time; it just wasn't nearly as good a ...more
Their romance is sometimes awkward to fathom. Cade is stuck in the past, stubbornly de ...more
Even when Meg behaved stupidly at the end, there was some reasons to explain why it might not have been the worst idea ever.
Plus I tend to shy away from "wounded soldier" tropes, of lords who came back from Waterloo or some such traumatized, needing the heroine's love to become whole again. I always feel they're such a cop-out, and discounts the real struggle veterans face by making their i ...more
He decides for the sake of her reputation he'd better pretend to be engaged to her while she finds a different man to marry. Then she can jilt him.
But he falls head over heels in love with her and starts spending more and more time with her. Not so good for his find ...more
London society knows the Byrons are “mad, bad, and dangerous” and every bit as fascinating as their poetic non-relation. Join the fun as New York Times bestselling author Tracy Anne Warren presents the first tale of this tempestuous family—famous for scandal and legendary at love . . .
Orphaned beauty Meg Amberley never planned to pose as Lord Cade Byron’s fiancée. Caught in a snowstorm, she takes refuge at his estate. Stranded together ...more
The first volume of a serie, in a historical romance genre, wrote by Tracy Anne Warren that I decided to read for a change. I had never read any of her work before and I admit I felt the need of reading something with a little levity. This is what I found in "Tempted by His Kiss." I have not been so captivated as with some authors as Lisa Kleypas or Sophie Jordan but I enjoyed it enough to want to continue the Byron's saga.
Cade is a hero tormented by the burden of his past. Before kn ...more
This was really close to a 5 star for me. Real close. This is the first book from the Bryon clan series. It's centered on Cade Byron the second oldest of 8 siblings. An ex-officer from the war who carries deep physical and emotional scars after his capture by a French spy. It leaves him forever changed physically and emotionally, he closes himself off to everyone, his friends and family, keeps to himself and has the temperment of a agitated bear to go with it. Meg is an orphaned young ...more
Saya suka tema pura-pura tunangan, harus bersandiwara di depan umum bahwa mereka adalah pasangan yang sedang kasmaran, something like that.
Apakah saya gregetan? Nop. Menurut saya kasus mereka, Cade dan Meg, berdua wajar. Jaga jarak antara mereka nggak berlebihan. Asumsi satu sama lain juga biasa, nggak seperti tokoh-tokoh di novel lain yang bikin kita pengen nampar dan mengguncang-guncangkan mereka supaya sadar. :D
Agak kasian ama Cade. Saya nggak keb ...more
After being restless and unease even if I read a load of books, I finally found something worth reading. I'm finally contented after reading the book with a sigh. It was great!
Lord Cade, he’s an ex-soldier and one tortured-soul guy. Very tortured indeed. He’s in grief for the loss of his loved ones. He’d encountered awful experience when he was caught by the French. I felt really bad for him. Then, there’s Margaret ...more
When they get to Lo ...more