Review: Tempting the Earl (The Muses' Salon #3) by Rachael Miles

Print Length: 352 pages
Publisher: Zebra Shout (October 25, 2016)

Olivia Walgrave is finished with being a countess. Writing under a pen name, her controversial column for the scandal sheets provides her with some income and far more excitement than managing a country estate. Besides, in the three years since the wars have ended, her dashing husband hasn’t spent one night under their roof. So Olivia has prepared a plan, and an annulment. All she needs is his consent…
Harrison Walgrave, the Earl of Levesford, let his father coerce him into marriage, but his true devotion is to his Parliamentary career—and his secret work for the Home Office. Yet now, with freedom in his grasp, he finds he cannot so easily release his wife. Seeing her stirs a hunger no other woman has reached. A distraction now, when he is a breath away from revealing a ring of traitors, could be deadly. Still, wherever his investigations lead, the thought of Olivia lingers. It might be obsession. It might be treason. But the only way to escape the temptation is to succumb…


My Rating: 4 stars out of 5

I have been sitting here for some time now attempting to put my thoughts on this book into a review that accurately displays the many thoughts I had while reading. 

On one hand, I enjoyed the fact that even though this is book number three in The Muses' Salon series, I didn't feel as though I had missed anything by not the second book in this series (I did read the first at the beginning of the year). I enjoyed these characters, both the way they were able to keep the fact that they were both spies a secret from the other, as well as the way their were able to overcome the things thrown at them in order to find out whether or not they could have a happily ever after with each other. And I absolutely adored "the seven" scholars that also take up residency on the estate. 

On the flip side - I feel as though this book wasn't completely finished. Yes there is a satisfying conclusion for one of the people causing trouble for Olivia, however the rest of the people involved were never unmasked so there is that feeling of things not being completely resolved there. I remember this being true of the first novel in this series as well, so hopefully there will be at least one more story in this series that completely ties everything else up. 

Overall, I would still recommend this novel to anyone who enjoys well-written romance novel that has a dash of mystery added in, and 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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