Published by Lyrical Press on August 28, 2018
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Welcome to a London Gaming Hell like no other. A place where anonymity is your security—no names, no faces, no strings. But that doesn't mean no surprises...
Lucas Mayfield, the Eighth Earl of Heightford, couldn't be more pleased with the private club that is his brainchild. But when a young courtesan at the club's masquerade appears far too innocent, his suspicions are raised—along with his interest... Until her gleaming hair tumbles down, and he recognizes her as the Duke of Langston's beautiful daughter. How did the minx even know the place existed? And how has he allowed himself to give in to temptation and kiss her? More perplexing: she has vowed the kiss won't be the last.
Liliah Durary's father has cruelly demanded she marry her best friend, Meyer, though no romantic feeling exists between them. In fact, Meyer and Liliah's other best friend, Rebecca, are truly in love. Liliah sees only one option: She and Meyer will maintain a platonic marriage until some other arrangement can be made. Still, she intends to experience pleasure before she is wed. An intriguing new club seems the perfect place—and when Lucas Mayfield kisses her, he seems the perfect other arrangement she seeks. All Liliah has to do is convince him.
~~Reviewed by Shell~~
Kristen Vayden is a new author to me, and she is one that I will definitely be reading again.
The book starts with Lucas Mayfield, the eighth Earl of Heightfield. Who is bored and decides to open a gaming hell with his two friends as you do. Now the difference between his gaming hell to all the others, Lucas’ gaming hell will have complete anonymity and the name he decides on is Temptation.
Which is also the place Liliah decides to go. Mainly because she wants to have freedom and meet a man of her choosing…but her father has different ideas and that is he wants her to marry her friend Meyer. Now for Liliah and Meyer, this would be a marriage with no love and no children. As Liliah said we are friends there is no love between us. So Liliah comes up with a plan, and let’s just say this doesn’t quite work out how she planned.
There were a few things that I liked, one being the banter between Lucas and Heathcliff, yes that is his name, it’s alright I kept expecting Kathy to appear. This for me kept the book moving along without getting bored or restless with the characters.
So overall this was an enjoyable read and I am looking forward to reading more from this author.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.