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Lord of Temptation

(The Lost Lords of Pembrook #2)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  3,462 ratings  ·  257 reviews
Three young heirs, imprisoned by an unscrupulous uncle, escaped—to the sea, to the streets, to faraway battle—awaiting the day when they would return to reclaim their birthright.

Once upon a time, he was Lord Tristan Easton—now he is Crimson Jack, a notorious privateer beholden to none, whose only mistress is the sea. But all that will change when exquisite Lady Anne Haywor
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published September 25th 2012 by Avon
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Duchess Nicole
Five huge stars!
"He skimmed his fingers along her throat, felt the fluttering of her pulse against his skin. “And I’m still safe. I’m a blackguard to the core. I’ve never claimed otherwise. All I want from you is passion and pleasure. To give. To receive. You don’t want me for a husband any more than I want you for a wife. But you can’t deny there is an attraction between us, like the moon to the tides.”
“And which am I?” she asked on a breathy sigh. Before he could respond, she answered, “The mo
Grecia Robles
Jan 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Aventura, diversión y sobre todo pasión son unos de los ingredientes de esta historia, fue mucho mejor y bastante entretenida a comparación del libro de Sebastián que fue muy aburridito, la cuestión es que Tristán si me gustó su coquetería, su risa pícara todo un libertino y sus dos lados uno un lord y el otro un pirata su sentido del humor y que a pesar de todo lo que les pasó vio el lado bueno de las cosas y no se quedó atrapado en la amargura y la venganza aunque si al final era de por favor ...more
4.50 Stars – Victorian/Historical Romance!

The making of Lord Tristan Easton aka Crimson Jack can bear a resemblance to adding:

• A sound segment of Billy Blade’s rebellious courage Lady of Desire
• A piece of the dashing libertine and easily bored Viscount Sebastian
St. Vincent Devil in Winter
• A large segment of the love and tender and witty humor of Lord Bramwell Johns Always a Scoundrel
• A portion of the nefarious single minded charisma of the Marquis of St. Aubyn London's Perfect Scoundrel
• A
Aug 28, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sigo esperando una profundidad que nunca llega en los personajes, pero estuvo mucho mejor que el anterior, por lo menos este no tiene protagonistas tan insoportables como el anterior, y en realidad es entretenido, flojo y predecible pero entretenido.

Seguiré esperando la historia de Rafe, a ver qué tal. No se, soy algo masoquista haahah.
Feb 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cuando comienzas un libro del que ya conoces algunos de los personajes, tienes puestas expectativas sin remediarlo. Ésto mismo me ha pasado con este libro.

Ya conocía a Tristan del anterior libro. Me encanto, para que mentir. Me dejo con ganas de más y así empece a leer su libro; con ansia por ver que le deparaba.

Tristan no defrauda en cuanto al canalla que es, porque es un canalla. Y él lo sabe. Durante la primera mitad del libro me pareció coherente, le entendía y comprendía. Me da una pena eno
Beanbag Love
Oct 04, 2012 rated it liked it
It pains me to give this a low review -- really I guess it's between a 2.5 and 3 star. I love Lorraine Heath and I love the potential of this series, but this book was a real disappointment.

In the previous book, "She Tempts the Duke", Tristan Easton is very appealing. He's the rakish twin brother of the disfigured hero of that book and he was definitely intriguing. Unfortunately, I felt very disconnected from him as a romantic lead in this book and I'm still trying to figure out why.

He's cynical
Nuria Llop
Nov 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
La segunda entrega de la serie "Lores de Pembrook" cumple con creces lo que auguraba la primera. Una historia de pasiones que, antes de desatarse, se transforman en amor, aunque ninguno de los dos protagonistas se dé cuenta. Él, un capitán de navío con el que yo misma me embarcaría, y que además, es un lord. No es novedoso, pero siempre me han gustado los lores que dan la espalda a la aristocracia. Ella, hija de un marqués, una mujer de carácter más fuerte de lo que ella cree, con un objetivo cl ...more
Jo ★The Book Sloth★
5 Pirate Stars

BR with Aly!!

Lord Tristan Easton is the scoundrel among the brothers. Forced to leave his life as the second son of a duke and live in the seas as a pirate he has become a man no one messes with. He shows only his jovial face and pretends to be an unthinking man-whore in order to protect himself from coming too close to anyone since his only permanent love and home has become the sea. All this though is about to change the minute Lady Anne Heyworth steps into his life.

Anne was once
This earned itself a brandnew shelf: that of containing absolute Mary Sues and Marty Stus. The descriptions and behaviour of the main characters read like The Princess Bride fanfic of a 13 year old, right along with eyes described as precious metal and unlikely colouring. While I accept the white hair and translucent orbs from a Faye Dunaway as Lady de Winter, I really am over reading such characterisations in what are supposed to be books at least written by an adult.

I'm afraid this one lost me
Alba Turunen
2 Estrellas. La verdad es que éste libro me ha parecido muy flojo, comparado con el primero de la serie. Y sí, es un horror y un error comparar un libro con otro, pero es que éste no me parece que haya estado a la altura, es más, lo primero que leí de Lorraine Heath fue la trilogía de los "Lores Perdidos", que publicó Esencia hace muchos años, y ésa serie fue muy mala. Por desgracia, éste libro me ha resultado parecido a esos primeros.

Una de las cosas que más me han llamado la atención, es que n
**2.5 stars**

The narration seriously detracted from my enjoyment of Lord of Temptation and probably the reason why I'm rounding down. The narrator's male voices were bad and indistinct, she used inappropriate accents and imbued the narration with a terrible melancholy. Everything and everything seem sooo saaaad!!!

Anne has been grieving her dead fiancee for several years and to find some closure, she decides to journey to the place he died. Her father refuses her wish but Anne takes matters on h
Avid Booker
Jun 07, 2016 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: People Who Like Reading About Procrastinators
3 Stars

We met Tristan Easton, one of the lost lords of Pembrook, in the first novel of this series with his two brothers. He is the twin of the Duke of Keswick, but because no scars align his face, the better looking one. In the first book, he seems the type to deflect emotions with humor and sarcasm and he was always very playful, which made me excited to read his book! But for some reason, I just didn't connect to him in this one. I found myself skimming through the ending bits and I don't car
Sophie ♥
I'm starting to be more ruthless here but I feel like I need to be as honest as possible with the ratings regardless of how much I love the author. I am what you would call a seasoned historical romance reader (or just wary if you prefer) and I guess it takes a lot more to impress me now than it did before. I think this book falls into the medicore catagory - I guess what marks a good book is the fact that I actually look forward to finish it... with this one I felt like I was just reading it fo ...more

It's really a shame to give this such a low rating because Lorraine Heath is in my top five romance authors and she rarely dissapoints. This isn't a bad book, it's just one of those dime a dozen forgettable ones.

Which shouldn't have been the case. Tristan's back story, given in the far superior Waking With the Duke, is positively Shakespearean. His Richard the Third-esque Uncle tries to murder him and his two brothers for the fortune and title. Runaways at fourteen, Tristan i
Edwina " I LoveBooks" "Deb"
Lord of Temptation is another very good love story between the 2nd Pembrook twins Lord Tristan Easton brother to the Duke of Keswick and Lady Anne Hayworth, daughter to the Earl of Blackwood. This is one Hot sensuous Romance between Triston and Anne. It was a whirlwind romance.

Anne has hired Captain Crimson Jack/Triston to take her to Scutari were her fiancé Water has been fighting the Crimean War. She needs to ask his forgiveness for an argument they had before he left for the war. Triston is
Apr 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
Extremely good read as Tristan struggles between what he has become versus what he wants to be. As children, he and his brothers were forced to run for their lives. As a consequence the three brothers were separated. Each being forced to grow up fast in a man’s world. Tristan for his part, ended up going to sea and eventually becoming captain (pirate?) of his own ship. But in the process, he learned some harsh life lessons as the end of a lash. He also buried his emotions about his brothers and ...more
Dec 21, 2011 rated it really liked it
When Lady Anne Hayworth blows into a bar one night and asks for his help to sail to visit her fiance, Lord Tristan Easton rejects her offer of monetary payment and alludes to a different sort of payment. Shocked, Anne dismisses him and tries to secure another captain only to find them all her. Her emotions high, she confronts Captain Jack, as Tristan is know in his shipping life now, to be told her payment will be just a kiss at his time of choosing. Thinking that she can ignore ...more
Aly is so frigging bored
Jun 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: historical
Buddy read with Jo
I didn't expect to like it this much since I'm not a fan of pirate romances... but lord Ms. Heath did it right!
Carolyn F.
I liked book #1 more. This one, with some convoluted trip to Africa to say sorry at the grave of a dead fiancee because she didn't want to have sex before he left. Ridiculous, especially for this period of time. I didn't care for the hero or the heroine.
Sep 28, 2012 rated it it was ok
#2 in the Lost Lords of Pembroke series. I must be getting tired of reading Lorraine Heath's novels. Either that or she's losing her flair for writing.
This was so predictable it was boring.
Carol *Young at Heart Oldie*
Lorraine Heath is a consummate story teller and I love this beautifully written and totally captivating love story.

How I imagine Lord Tristan Easton/Captain Crimson Jack…

Once Lord Tristan Easton, he is now the roguish, sexy, witty, adventure-loving Captain Crimson Jack but he still bears the emotional scars of leaving Pembrook all those years ago.

From the moment he’d galloped away from Pembrook, he’d sworn that he would never complain, whine, or cry about the unfairness of life. He’d buried deep
Susanna Herrero
Nada que ver con el primero... pero está bien escrito. Historia insulsa.
Lady Wesley
Aug 10, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
"There is no way this couple can have a future together." That's what you'll be saying to yourself right up until the last few pages of this story, and by my standards that makes for a pretty darn good book. It's Romancelandia, so we know that an HEA is guaranteed, but how . . . ?

Lorraine Heath is one of my go-to HR authors, and although I did not love the first books in this trilogy, She Tempts the Duke, I was excited to receive an ARC of this book from Edelweiss.

First, a quick update on the s
5 stars

Another winner from Lorraine Heath.
I can't think of any words to describe how much I love this book.
This story is beautiful.

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“But you can’t deny there is an attraction between us, like the moon to the tides.”
“And which am I?” she asked on a breathy sigh.
Before he could respond, she answered,
“The moon, of course. I stay put in London Society while you come and go where the sea takes you.”
“Yet here I am, with you pulling me toward you. Let me come nearer, Anne.”
Μαρία Γεωργοπούλου
Reread it and loved it again!
Kerrelyn Sparks
May 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book so much! I can't wait to read about the third brother!
Arlenis Ralfsdóttir
Yo debatiendo entre si las 4 o las 5... Y al final fueron 3!

En general me gustó la historia y el libro. Sus personajes estuvieron bien pero no destacaron mucho. Tristan me encantó por momentos, que cuando pensaba "no, tiene un tres", de repente era todo perfecto y yo estaba como "ok, eso es un cinco" y luego volvíamos a empezar. Pero me faltó. Ese no-se-qué que mencioné, faltaba en el libro anterior, me faltó aquí también.

La autora escribe bien, pero considero que no logra encontrar el equilib
Sandy M
Sep 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: historical
If I had the time, Lorraine Heath’s books would those I’d read over and over and over again. Her writing is rich and luscious. Her characters reach into your heart and make you feel every emotion from one end of the spectrum to the other. Intriguing story lines take the reader so deeply into those characters’ lives, you feel like you’re part of every word on the page. My opinion? Lorraine Heath is the best at what she does.

The Lord of Temptation, Tristan Easton, is the middle brother of the thre
Sep 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Lorraine Heath is one of my very favorite historical romance writers, and this book just proves why. She has a great way of writing a really emotional romance without melodrama. There is just so much heart in her books. I love that in this book, the romance is truly the heart of the story. There is no murder conspiracy, or stolen jewels, or spy sub-plot. This book is all about a sweet, yet all-consuming romance.

Tristan is such a great hero, he is a little impish on the outside, but he is so tend
Dec 01, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: did-not-finish
I tried to get through this book but I just couldn't do it. What bothered me about it was 1) Tristan was such a rake and fun loving in the first book that I expected him a little bit more alpha in his own story. He was this handsome man who went through so much as a youth. And as soon as Anne walks in the door, he's overcome by her? There was no sparks. We were instructed that he fell head over heels. Just not believable. 2) Anne was a not a character I could relate to. Her reasoning for going o ...more
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Mar 02, 2015 10:37AM  
  • Rules to Catch a Devilish Duke (Scandalous Brides, #3)
  • The Art of Duke Hunting (Royal Entourage, #2)
  • A Notorious Countess Confesses (Pennyroyal Green, #7)
  • Always a Temptress (Drake's Rakes #3)
  • Temptation  & Twilight (The Brethren Guardians, #3)
  • One Night Is Never Enough (Secrets, #2)
  • A Perfect Groom (Sterling trilogy, #2)
  • Tempting the Bride (Fitzhugh Trilogy, #3)
  • To Wed a Wicked Earl (Devine & Friends, #2)
  • How to Ravish a Rake (How To #3)
  • The Last Hellion (Scoundrels, #4)
  • My Scandalous Viscount (The Inferno Club, #5)
  • Scoundrel (The Blades of the Rose, #2)
  • Wicked Delights of a Bridal Bed (The Byrons of Braebourne, #4)
  • Midnight's Wild Passion
  • All Afternoon with a Scandalous Marquess (Lords of Vice, #5)
  • Taken by the Prince (Governess Brides #10)
  • How to Deceive a Duke
Also writes Young Adult under Rachel Hawthorne, Jade Parker, and with her son as J.A. London)

Lorraine Heath has always had a soft spot for emotional love stories. No doubt because growing up, watching movies with her mom, she was taught that the best movies "won't half make you cry."

She is the daughter of a British beauty (her mom won second place in a beauty contest sponsored by Max Factor® durin

Other books in the series

The Lost Lords of Pembrook (3 books)
  • She Tempts the Duke (The Lost Lords of Pembrook, #1)
  • Lord of Wicked Intentions (The Lost Lords of Pembrook, #3)
“I felt the need to be rebellious. A woman should have a moment in her life when she’s rebellious, don’t you think?” 3 likes
“He’d follow her into hell to claim what was due to him.
Unfortunately, he suspected she was headed for heaven, which was barred to him.”
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