Review: Lost in Temptation (Regency Chase Family #1) by Lauren Royal

Print Length: 189 pages
Publisher: EsKape Press (September 29, 2015)

From  England, 1815
The eldest of three sisters, Lady Alexandra Chase has always done what was expected of her. But when the man she's loved since her girlhood returns from a long spell abroad, she quite suddenly finds herself hoping the fine lord her brother has picked for her won't propose. She decides that if he does, she'll quite improperly turn him down—that is, until the man of her hopes and dreams informs her he has no intention of marrying her.
The last time Tristan Nesbitt saw Alexandra, he was a common man with no hope of ever wedding the daughter of a marquess. Seven years later, he's now Lord Hawkridge, which should make him eminently suitable for the woman who long ago captured his heart. But a dreadful scandal has tarnished his name in England—a scandal so horrid that marrying Alexandra would ruin not only her flawless reputation but her whole family. For Alexandra's own good, he must fight his relentless desires and stay far away…

My Rating: 3 stars out of 5 stars

For the most part, I found this story to be enjoyable. A little slow moving at times, but engaging enough that I had no trouble finishing it in one sitting. The characters were ok, some a little stronger than others, and some of the circumstances were a little unrealistic, but overall it was a decent story with some witty dialogue and interesting friendships.   

There was one major element of this story that I was disappointed not to see the end result of. Tristan was a social outcast - no one in society would speak to him because of the scandal surrounding him. Once his name was cleared - Alexandra knew society would have no choice but to apologize and accept him. However, once his innocence WAS proven - the author makes no mention of his re-entrance into society and that was something I was definitely looking forward to reading. There were certain characters present at different points in this story that I would have loved to have seen their reactions when they learned they had snubbed an innocent man. 

Aside from that issue, I would recommend this novel to those who like a witty read, and I would read more from this author. 


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