A fleeting pleasure is the sweetest seduction…Enlightenment, Book 2David Lauriston couldn’t be less interested in King George IV’s first visit to Edinburgh. But with Faculty of Advocates members required to put on a minimal show of patriotism, David makes an appointment with his tailor for a new... show more
A fleeting pleasure is the sweetest seduction…Enlightenment, Book 2David Lauriston couldn’t be less interested in King George IV’s first visit to Edinburgh. But with Faculty of Advocates members required to put on a minimal show of patriotism, David makes an appointment with his tailor for a new set of clothes—only to run into a man he hasn’t seen for two long years. Lord Murdo Balfour. Much has changed since their bitter parting, except their stormy attraction. And when Murdo suggests they enjoy each other’s company during his stay, David finds himself agreeing. After all, it’s only a temporary tryst. Amidst the pomp and ceremony of the King’s visit, Murdo’s seduction is more powerful than David ever imagined possible. But when other figures from David’s past show up, he is drawn into a chain of events beyond his control. Where his determination to help a friend will break his body, threaten his career, and put at risk the fragile tenderness he’s found in Murdo’s arms. Warning: Contains a lowborn Scottish lawyer with no love for the aristocracy, but more than enough passion for this highborn lord. Political intrigue, kilts, explicit m/m trysts, and men who epitomize “knight in shining armor”.
Publish date: December 24th 2013
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Pages no: 234
Edition language: English
Series: Enlightenment (#2)
TW: mention of past rape (no details given), alcoholism, domestic abuse, internal homophobia I don't know who Lord Murdo saw about his personality transplant, but he's hardly recognizable here. And that's a good thing! I like this version of Murdo much better. No more random accusations and guilt ...
quickly moving to book 3...
This series is actually my first foray back into historical romance in quite a while and the world of m/m historical romance possibly ever. I have issues with historical romance (see last review, I hate being repetitive). The first book was so much better than I had expected and I really enjoyed it....
Sadly, and oddly (if you look at how this is everyones favorite)I didn't enjoy this one as much as the first. I've been stewing on the points of why it didn't work for me for quite a while and I'm not coming up with much, but this is what keeps bothering me. I didn't feel as captured by the atmosphe...
I admit I was a little nervous about starting Beguiled because Provoked was just so good, and for me, generally speaking, succeeding books in a series lack a spark that the first one had, making #2 flatter/disappointing. And there was the combination of post holiday exhaustion and a rather annoying ...