Friday, 27 October 2017

The Duke's Temptation by Raven McAllan #BlogTour #Review @RavenMcAllan @NeverlandBT

Thank you for joining me on the blog tour for The Duke's Temptation by Raven McAllan. Today I will be sharing my review but first of all let's take a look at the description for the book...

Publisher         Totally Bound

Publication Dates 
      Pre order                     10 October
       Early download          24 October
        General release            21 November

Tortured duke Gibb Alford has vowed never to love again... until a beautiful French knife thrower brings him to his knees.
When Gibb Alford, Duke of Menteith, saves a beautiful French knife thrower from the unwanted attentions of a fellow aristocrat he is ill-prepared for the immediate tug of attraction to the beautiful Evangeline. Widowed, he has sworn off love forever, so he can well do without this temptation.
Evangeline certainly doesn’t want the complication of being in the sights of one smoky-eyed Scottish Duke. She’s a lady on a mission, with no time for love or dalliance.

However, fate and life have other plans and gradually Gibb and Evangeline become a couple.

As each struggle with the demons of their pasts, Evangeline finds life in the ton difficult. The spurned aristocrat Gibb saved her from, is not prepared to give in and retire gracefully. And while Gibb fights the man, he also declares war on his own emotions. When Evangeline’s past is revealed to her, everything changes. She has a decision to make.

Fight for Gibb—or flee to a safe but unfulfilled future.
As for her Duke… All is fair in love and war—right?

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I think that most people who read my blog know that on occasion I love to curl up with a gorgeous historical romance story. They easily pull you into another time and I love that about them.

The first thing to mention about The Duke's Temptation is how strong the lead characters are especially Evangeline. Gibb is a troubled hero so if you like a brooding lead he is ideal. There is a definite spark between the pair from the first time they meet. Even though they try to deny it, making their friendship even more enjoyable to see play out. Evangeline is pretty different too after all I haven’t come across a knife thrower before especially in a woman of that time.

This book will keep you interested in both characters especially as the plot develops with Gibb and Evangeline getting to know each other better. The pacing is good and I actually read half the book in one sitting only putting it down as it was way past my bedtime!

The characters have their faults but this makes them a little bit more engaging I guess. This story has just the right amount of romance to melt your heart but not going overboard on the sweetness factor. The ending was pretty perfect and left me smiling away to myself. If you are a fan of historical romance this could be an ideal story to pick up. It has all the wonderful things about that genre but also some added extras to make it feel a little bit different too.

Four stars from me!

With thanks to Jenny at Neverland Blog Tours for my copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.

Well what can I say?
I'm growing old disgracefully and loving it.
Dh and I live on the edge of a Scottish forest, and rattle around in a house much too big for us. Our kids have grown up and flown the nest, but roll back up when they want to take a deep breath and smell the daisies so to speak.

I write in my study, which overlooks the garden and the lane. I'm often seen procrastinating, by checking out the wild life, looking—only looking—at the ironing basket and assuring tourists that indeed, I'm not the bed and breakfast. That would mean cooking fried eggs without breaking the yolks, and disturbing the dust bunnies as they procreate under the beds. Not to be thought of.

Being able to do what I love, and knowing people get pleasure from my writing is fantastic. 
Long may it last.

Author Links           (author page)     (Amazon. com page)      (Amazon UK)


This giveaway is for 2 prizes.

A paperback copy of one of Raven's previous Regency books, “The Earl and the Courtesan” which is UK only 
and a Ecopy 
which is open Internationally.

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