The Lord’s Inconvenient Vow by Lara Temple

 

‘ “Bunny…” she murmured again, pressing kisses to his throat, her laughing breath spreading over his skin like sun-warmed silk. “Warm. Cuddly. Bunny.”
‘How the devil did she make something so humiliating sound so erotic?’

 

Blurb:

‘I have a favour to ask…
I want you to marry me.’
Part of The Sinful Sinclairs. Samantha Sinclair has always been Lord Edgerton’s complete opposite. But when Edge meets Sam again in Egypt it’s clear the years have changed her as much as him. So when she blurts out an impulsive convenient proposal his protective urge compels him to accept. Is it possible for two such different people to be together and find the happiness they both deserve?

 

Review:

Hi everyone. I know I’ve been a bit quiet recently, so I am delighted to be back and taking part in another blog tour. Welcome to my stop for The Lord’s Inconvenient Vow.

This is the third, and sadly, final book in the wonderful Sinful Sinclairs series.
Samantha Sinclair and Edward Edgerton, have known each other from childhood, and there are some wonderful early scenes that perfectly capture the bickering, exploring, and laughter between friends of different temperaments.

Therefore, present day Sam is a complete surprise to Edge, (and us), when they meet again eight years later in Egypt. She’s nothing like the girl he remembered: the Sam he knew was fearless, aggravating, and completely unconcerned about propriety, now however, she seems beaten down, withdrawn.
Thankfully, she’s not allowed to stay that way in the story for long, and the old Sam soon reappears.

Edge’s childhood was one of misery, and confusion. He thought his mother didn’t want him, so doesn’t know what love feels like. When he experienced a kiss from the teenage Sam years earlier, he ran from it and her. However, he can’t deny he wants her, and so accepts her proposal of marriage.

Sam believes their childhood trust and friendship is a good foundation for their marriage. However, childhood trust cannot survive secrets, and lies of adulthood, and they realise a new and deeper, more adult trust based on honesty and vulnerability, has to be forged if they are to have a future together.

Oh my word, I loved this. It’s swashbuckling in parts, serious in others; the dialogue sparkles with humour, and emotion; the descriptions of the scenery and settings are so breathtakingly realistic, I was disappointed when we had to leave Egypt to come back to England. And there’s so much sexual chemistry, I’m surprised my book didn’t burst into flames!
I’ve always thought Ms Temple’s heroines comparable to those of Georgette Heyer, and Sam is no exception. Sam’s snappy comebacks, witty exchanges, and opinionated conversations make her a heroine after Ms Heyer’s own heart.

Incidentally, It was lovely to read the different Desert Boy epigraphs at the beginning of each chapter. Both for enjoying in their own right, and also because they subtly suggest a particular theme to follow which will unfold in Sam’s & Edge’s relationship.
I would love Ms Temple to actually write these books hint hint.

 

Buy:

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Mills & Boon

Harlequin.com

Amazon.com

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Author Bio:

Lara Temple writes strong, sexy regency romances for Harlequin Mills & Boon about complex individuals who give no quarter but do so with plenty of passion.
When she was fifteen Lara found a very grubby copy of Georgette Heyer’s Faro’s Daughter in an equally grubby book store. Several blissful hours later she emerged, blinking, into the light of day completely in love with Regency Romance but it took three decades of various fascinating but completely unrelated careers in finance and high tech before she returned to her first love.
Lara lives with her husband and two children who are very good about her taking over the kitchen table for her writing (so she can look out over the garden and dream). She loves to travel (especially to places steeped in history) and read as many books as possible. She recently went looking for that crowded little bookstore but couldn’t quite remember around what corner it was…hopefully it is still there and another girl is in the corner by the window, reading and dreaming…

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