“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Breaking the Spine that spotlights eagerly anticipated upcoming releases.
This week, I’m featuring Twice the Temptation by Beverley Kendall.
Here’s the summary from Goodreads:
Temptation is as old as Adam and Eve. Unfortunately, succumbing to it is as natural as breathing to the gentlemen in the haut ton. For prospective brides bent on fidelity, three of the ton’s most ravishing beauties will help determine the faithful from the philanderers. What they hadn’t counted on was emotional entanglements…
Catherine Rutherford has been smitten with the sinfully handsome American, Lucas Beaumont, since their introduction the year before. And he appears just as enamored of her, for following his return to London he launches a seductive campaign to ensnare her heart and capture her hand in marriage. Never has Catherine been so confident in the outcome of a courtship…that is until she discovers her would-be groom proposed marriage to her sister first.
Although she and her twin share the same face, Catherine refuses to share a man’s affections much less be any woman’s substitute. With the aid of her twin and two friends, she challenges the man she loves to the ultimate test of fidelity. Posing as her heartbroken sister—who is really anything but—Catherine seeks his solace from an “unhappy marriage” and begins a tempestuous game of seduction where the true proof of his love lies in his ability to resist her charms.
Why am I waiting?
This is Beverley Kendall’s return to historical romance. Her recently published books were all contemporary romances and they were a great read but I’m eager to go back to reading her HR novels again. Plus, this new book is about Catherine and Lucas, who we’ve met briefly in An Heir of Deception, in which their relationship or, to be more specific, attachment ended a bit abruptly. When I read that part, I knew or I hoped really, really hard that Beverley Kendall would not leave these two alone for much longer. Their story is one of my favorite premises: second-chance love, which Kendall explores in her Elusive Lords series.
What are you “waiting on” this Wednesday? I would love to hear all about them.