Review: The Temptation of Grace (Gentlemen of Temptation #3) by Kristin Vayden - .Red Wine & Books

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Review: The Temptation of Grace (Gentlemen of Temptation #3) by Kristin Vayden


Print Length: 336 pages
Publisher: Lyrical Press (April 30, 2019)

From Goodreads.com: An elite gentleman's club is no place for a London debutante. But what happens at Temptations stays at Temptations...or does it? 

Dogged by gossip and scandal, Ramsey Scott, Marquess of Sterling, is the last man who should stand guard over lovely Miss Grace Morgan, much less fall for her. When the innocent's first outings of the season land her in Temptations, the private club Ramsey manages, he longs to take her in his arms and keep her there, if only his past would allow it. Their friendship will have to suffice—but as Grace blooms in society, Ramsey feels her slipping from his grasp. Until she lures him into his greatest temptation yet.

She should never have come to his office unattended. But how else was Grace to get Ramsey's romantic attention? Yet now she is left waiting for a proposal that may never come—and wondering if Ramsey's vexing propriety will force her to marry another.



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My Rating: 3 stars out of 5

It has been a long time since I have read anything by this author, so unfortunately this is the first book in this series that I have read. And while that didn't take away from my enjoyment of this story, I do feel that certain parts would have made more sense had I read the prior novels. 

Speaking just to this story and these characters, it was ok. The dialogue was good, but there was nothing that really set it apart from any of the other stories in this genre that I have read. You have a titled man who is somewhat of a stickler for propriety, and a debutante that defies expectation. Add in a well known rake who is known only for his debauchery of woman, a surprising secret and what feels like a somewhat rushed into "I love you", and what do you have? The perfect recipe for a novel of this type. 

Perhaps its all me, and I'm just getting burned out with these types of stories. I just wish there had been something that stuck out to me more. Overall, I know this story is going to appeal to fans of historical romance because it is an engaging story with characters who are interesting and who seem to mesh well together. I would read more from this author.

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.


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                       The Temptation of Grace is available from Amazon.com

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