Lord of Temptation
by Erica Ridley
My rating: 5 stars
Series: Rogues to Riches - Book 4
Publisher: WebMotion (March 30, 2018)
Publication Date: March 30, 2018
Genre: Regency Romance
When Lord Hawkridge inherits a penniless marquessate, he must abandon his courtship of the lowborn girl he loves. Years later, she rises from commoner to textiles heiress. Hawkridge has never banished her from his heartheres their chance to share his home! But how can he convince a woman whose trust he destroyed that he desires her far more than her money?
Faith Digby’s chaotic world is too full to bother with men. She controls half a boarding school, one life-endangering secret, and two recently gentrified parents. There's no time for the old flame roaring back into her life. Not when admitting she still loves him would imperil everything and everyone she holds dear...
Lord of Temptation by Erica Ridley (Rogues to Riches, #4)
Duty, honor, the snobbery and privilege of the peerage, all designed to keep “commoners” in their place, regardless of their financial assets. Love is of little consequence in theory, but the financially ruined, young Lord Hawkridge loved the wealthy commoner, Faith Digby, but their match was not to be.
Hawkridge would have given anything, to take Faith as his wife, thumbing his nose at the Ton, but foolish management of the family money had left him with nothing except the need to repair his family’s standings. Little did he know, Faith was crushed, heartbroken and left with more than painful memories of his “betrayal.”
Ten years later, Faith now a wealthy young woman and half owner of a boarding house for orphaned girls will face a well-worn Hawkridge who still owns nothing but his pride and his devastating charm and good looks. Can he win his way back into her arms? Too many years, too many secrets, too many tears and now he is back. Is it her dowry he craves? He betrayed her once before, she will not allow it again, especially when another innocent heart is involved.
His sense of duty and pride cost him the only woman he could love, and still he cannot offer her anything but his heart, something no man with an ounce of integrity should do. Her sense of selflessness, her dedication to her young ward and her tireless work to protect and shelter the orphans will teach the duke the true meaning of love and what real honor is and it is priceless, as priceless as he learns family can be.
LORD OF TEMPTATION by Eric Ridley is one more in swoon-worthy romance portraying a feisty woman with heart, a ruined Lord and the strength of love in all of its shapes and sizes. Ms. Ridley weaves humor, heart and entanglements of the era into a tale that will leave many of smiling and very grateful we live in the times we do! Her style of writing is free-flowing, colorfully detailed and completely mesmerizing, making the journey to the inevitable like a carriage ride back in time, a little bumpy, but beautiful!
I received a complimentary ARC edition from WebMotion!