Date of publication: October 31st, 2010
Genre: historical romance
Series: The Garden Series
In the Garden of Temptation—Book 1
In the Garden of Seduction—Book 2
In the Garden of Disgrace—Book 3
In the Garden of Deceit—Book 4
Where you can find In the Garden of Temptation: Amazon
“HONOR – Adam Stanford, Earl of Ashworth, has always done the right thing.
DESIRE – Lady Catherine Bourgeault, lonely and rejected, longs to experience passion, to love just once in her life.
TREACHERY – The Baron Bourgeault, to what extremes will an obsessive, unstable man go to achieve his own dark ends?
SEDUCTION – In the face of a love that will not be denied, Adam and Catherine risk everything to be together.
BETRAYAL – What price must Catherine and Adam pay for a forbidden love in a time when honor meant everything?”
What I liked about In the Garden of Temptation:
- It was a Regency romance. I love historical/regency romances. Don’t ask me why. Something about mentally picturing the characters in dress and with the English accent. I know, I’m weird. But hey, I own my weirdness.
- The realness of the characters and how complex they are. Catherine, Adam, and Lord Bourgeault’s characters were fleshed out. There were a few scenes where I went, “Aha…that makes sense“.
- I liked how the author incorporated phobia/mental illness into the story. It was done in a way that flowed with the era she was talking about.
What I disliked about In the Garden of Temptation:
- I didn’t like Lord Bourgeault’s character. Even reading the book and knowing what I know now. That’s all I am going to say about that.
- The language and wording of certain phrases. I know “willy-nilly” has a proper place in English. But, in a hot and heavy sex scene. No. It killed it for me.
- The ending. It felt a little rushed to me.
If you enjoyed In the Garden of Temptation, you will enjoy these books.