Never Resist Temptation
A woman on the run Beautiful, spirited Jacobin de Chastelux would have been the perfect prize for any man . . . but she never imagined one would win her at a game of cards! When she learns that her dissolute, dastardly uncle and guardian had wagered her virtue—and lost—she flees. A cunning... show more
A woman on the run Beautiful, spirited Jacobin de Chastelux would have been the perfect prize for any man . . . but she never imagined one would win her at a game of cards! When she learns that her dissolute, dastardly uncle and guardian had wagered her virtue—and lost—she flees. A cunning disguise and her culinary talents land her in the royal kitchen as a chef. All is well until her uncle is poisoned by one of her desserts. Jacobin must escape again . . . to the home of the very man who won her in that infamous game! Lord Storrington knows nothing of Jacobin's true identity. All he knows is that things are heating up—and the sparks aren't coming from the stove. A delicious ecstasy tempts the scoundrel and the chef . . . one that can only end with sweet, sweet surrender.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: 2009
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
The pastry chef aspect wand the repeated references to Antonin Careme, the first celebrity chef was the best part of this book. Evil uncle motif, unsuspected bad guy, reluctant hero, and impulsive heroine are some of the stereotypes for this romance. The French Revolution and Marie Antoinette flashb...
Historical romance/mystery and food. Can't get better.
Born and raised in France (although English on her mother's side) Jacobin de Chastelux returns to England after her parent's death and in care of her despicable uncle Baron Candover. Playing at cards with Lord Anthony Storrington and down on luck and funds he gambles his last asset - Jacobin. Of cou...
3.5 stars. This book reminds me of the old Johanna Linsdey regency books. In fact this one has MANY similarities to 'Say You Love Me' by JL, book 5 in the Mallory series. A light, semi-fluff romance. There are no TSTL moments or big misunderstandings, but there are a few eye-rolling moments. Overall...