Widow Meriel Vyse is stunned speechless when someone tries to abduct her on her way to a ball. Fortunately, Quinn Raines, her secret beau, shows up to foil the attack. Unfortunately, as the two of them are struggling with her abductor, Meriel accidentally stabs Quinn with a knife.
Unbeknownst to Meriel, Quinn set up the fake abduction so he could play the hero and win her hand in marriage. But now that his plan has gone disastrously awry, can he convince her that he’s still the man for her?
Titles in the Sinful Suitors series include: The Art of Sinning – The Heiress and The Hothead – The Study of Seduction – The Danger of Desire – The pleasure of Passion – A Talent For Temptation – The Secret of Flirting – What Happens Under The Mistletoe
Title: A Talent For Temptation
Series: Sinful Suitors #4.5
Author: Sabrina Jeffries
Published: October 2, 2017
My Rating: 4.5 stars
A Talent For Temptation is a delightful novella that captures one hesitant couple’s plunge into commitment. I have loved all of the stories, either full length or novella, in the Sinful Suitors series. As a long time reader of Sabrina Jeffries’ work I have to say she shines in this series.
Meriel and Quinn are friends, each may want more but Meriel has secrets that she cannot allow to touch Quinn or his family. So, she holds back on anything more serious, even if her heart is already engaged. Quinn wants marriage and is confounded by Meriel’s reluctance to take their relationship any further… perhaps there is another man in the picture. When Quinn has one of those “only a man would understand why he did it” moments and stages an abduction so he can sweep in and be her hero… well, all does not go exactly as planned.
Secrets have destroyed more relationships than saved, and when Meriel and Quinn actually start talking to each other, putting their truth out there they finally have a chance at real happiness. I enjoyed A Talent For Temptation very much. It doesn’t take long to read but does give a powerful reading punch.
I would recommend this story and the entire series to any Historical Romance reader who loves a good story, lively characters and a very satisfying ending.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
** This review first appeared on my Keeper Bookshelf blog. It’s been re-posted here to keep company with its genre specific Historical Romance friends. **
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