Review: Tempted All Night by Liz Carlyle

34016457From the back of the book

A mysterious deception…

an unstoppable desire.

Lady Phaedra Northampton is a proper English miss – but burdened by a dark secret. She’s buried her shame in running her wealthy brother Lord Nash’s household while hiding behind a sharp wit and dull wardrobe…until a reckless village maid’s disappearance pulls her into London’s seedy underworld.

A former mercenary and jaded spy-for-hire, Tristan Talbot, Lord Avoncliffe, now does little, and manages to do it scandalously. Though Tristan’s an out-and-out rogue, when his dying father begs him to delve into the secrets behind a notorious brother – a perfect task for his talents! – Tristan can’t refuse. Is the brothel a front for a notorious Russian spy ring? Tristan is on the hunt – until his path collides with the oh-so-tempting Lady Phae.

Soon what should be a simple assignment becomes deliciously complicated…when deception and desire lead to an explosive passion – and deadly foes!

I put off reading this because I was not a fan of the last trilogy (Never Lie to a Lady, etc), but I really liked this book. It was wonderfully written and surprisingly emotional. At first, Tristan got on my nerves. I could tell there was more to the character and wanted to get past all the man-whore stuff. Once that was over I totally fell in love with him. Phae was harder to understand. I won’t give it away, but it wasn’t until she tells Tristan about her past that I understood her motivation. There were several plots/subplots to this story and I think that is why I liked it so much.

the book girl gives TEMPTED ALL NIGHT a 5/5!

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