The Earl's Irresistible Challenge
…finally have found his countess?
Part of The Sinful Sinclairs. When Lucas, Lord Sinclair, receives a mysterious summons from a Miss Olivia Silverdale he’s skeptical about whether he can help her. But Olivia, although eccentric, is in earnest about her quest to restore her late godfather’s reputation. Lucas’s curiosity is piqued, and not just by Oli ...more
Win a Copy of This Book
"An intense and powerful romance" "Sexy and Devastating"
Format: Print book
Giveaway ends in:
Availability: 5 copies available, 643 people requesting
Giveaway dates: Jan 16 - Jan 28, 2019
Countries available: U.S. and Canada
Lara Temple, one of the strongest on the current roster of Harlequin/Mills & Boon Historical authors, begins her new Sinful Sinclairs series with The Earl’s Irresistible Challenge, the first of three stories about siblings whose irresponsible, ne’er-do-well forebears have tarnished the family name and put a blemish on the reputation of the younger generation. It’s a terrific read that hooked me in right from the start as our sarcastic, worl ...more
Olivia Silverdale is in London, not to catch a husband as her chaperon thinks, but to solve a mystery. She is convinced her guardian's death is not as it appears and that his name has been smeared and while researching she has uncovered information that may clear the name of another man that was unjustly vilified, Howard Sinclair. She hopes by contacting his family, she will not only help them, but will learn new information about Henry's death. She summons (there really is no other wor ...more
Lucas is reluctantly the Earl of Sinclair after the infamous death of his father in a duel. Chase and Samantha h ...more
The characters are engaging and endearing, and it’s impossible not to fall in love with Lucas or his brother Chase, who will have his own story. The mystery surrounding the Sinful Sinclairs is intriguing and combined with Olivia’s investigations about her godfather, the story keeps the reader gripped throughout. The chemistry between Lucas and Olivia lights up the pages. Lucas has an air of mystery abou ...more
Our hero and feisty heroine most definitely perfect for each other come together through tragedy and a little stubbornness, they each have a backstory to be sure and that most definitely makes them who they become for their journey to their happy ever after, i can honestly say ive giggled cried and een outraged for them both but absolutely love how their lives next chapters begin.
Thank you for writing it dear lady ...more
This is a new to me author, and my am I going to be catching up with their back catalogue...while pursuing Chase of course. More of him later.
This book was part romance, spies and the thrill of a mystery to solve. There was tension, cloak and dagger stuff as well as sometimes hilarious game of dress up! I really enjoyed both the characters of Olivia and Lucas and the dynamic between them.
Olivia is distanced from what remains of her ...more
Investigating the death of her Godfather, Olivia Silverdale stumbles on a link to the death of Howard Sinclair, and decides she needs to tell his son Lucas about her discovery.
Readers of the author’s previous book (the excellent ‘Lord Stanton’s Last Mistress’) will recall several mentions of the Sinclair’s and their feud with the Stanton’s, and the reader is now being treated to a new series about the ‘Sinful Sinclairs.’
From the ou ...more
Olivia has always felt fond and obliged towards her family and friends, but an unexpected turn in the life of her godfather leads him to his death and stains his reputation. However, a letter found among his things shows Olivia everything could have been a misunderstanding and she sets off to the city to find out the truth... but in a weird, fun ...more
This is, of course, a Harlequin/Mills & Boon story so it has to be relationship driven but you can tell there are many layers below the surface that Ms. Temple is simply dying to show us. Perhaps we will discover some of those layers in Chase and Sam’s stories.
Lucas Sinclair believes himself content, if not happy, to live under the shadow of his scandalous father, until he finds himself drawn by the irresistible Olivia into a mystery that may ult ...more
Date read : January 15,2019
Rating : 4/5
Reread factor : 3/5
I started reading this book on the heels of the review of another regency romance. So I wasn't sure what to expect but the story was interesting enough to keep me going.
The beginning actually had me questioning the protagonists. It was clear the heroine, Olivia was a bit mad for her scheme and the hero, Lucas wasn't as cynical as he thought himself. But I came to like them quite well enou ...more
By Lara Temple
Reviewed on behalf of 3 Degrees of Fiction Book Blog
The Earl’s Irresistible Challenge was a fantastic read, one that I thoroughly enjoyed. This is the first book that I have read by this author and I was really captivated by her writing. The story flowed really well and I loved how rich and detailed the authors writing was. One of my favourite things about reading historical romance’s is when the authors write in detail about the time periods ...more
This is the first book by this author I have read, and the rest of the Sinful Sinclair books are about Lucas’ siblings Chase and Sam. I’m ...more
I don't like supercilious heroes, or women who do. I also don't like it when authors try to convince us it's all a mask for true love.
I didn't get very far with this - the hero was hiding while our heroine masqueraded as a medium - and I don't know if I'll ever finish it.