Review: TOO TEMPTING TO RESIST by Cara Elliott

About the book:

In the Wolf’s Lair . . .

Determined to stop her wayward brother from squandering their dwindling fortune, Lady Eliza Brentford decides to follow him to his favorite den of depravity. There, among the candlelight and raucous revelry, she encounters her brother’s role model in debauchery, the notorious Marquess of Haddan, Gryffin Dwight. Staring into his smoldering green eyes, Eliza can’t help but find the rakehell nobleman seductively charming-and sinfully attractive.

In a Lover’s Paradise . . .

When Gryffin appears on Eliza’s estate as a guest of her brother, a stolen kiss among the garden’s blooms leads to a night of unbridled passion. Suddenly the lovely widow feels herself opening up, like the petals of a rose. Could this master of seduction possibly feel true emotion for Eliza? Or is he leading her down the garden path to an Eden of delights no woman can resist-and a fall no woman can escape?

I really enjoyed this book. Gryffin isn’t a typical regency hero and Eliza is tough yet vulnerable. Eliza isn’t afraid to admit that she enjoys when Gryffin is there for her. She knows that she can’t continue doing everything on her own as she has until she meets Gryffin. Gryffin is restless and wants something more from his life, but he isn’t sure what until he meets Eliza. ┬áTheir attraction is immediate and overwhelming to the both of them. I loved their back and forth banter and how they just fell into a comfortable relationship with each other. The only think that didn’t work for me was the overly sweet ending. It does fit the characters, but the flowery speeches about their love were a bit over the top. This doesn’t really take away from the story as a whole, but made the ending my least favorite part of the book.

the book girl gives TOO TEMPTING TO RESIST a 3.5/5

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