Thursday, June 7, 2012

Temptation & Twilight (Brethren Guardians#3) by Charlotte Featherstone

Iain Sinclair, Marquis of Alynwick, is certain there is a special hell for him. An unrepentant rake, he holds nothing sacred-except for beautiful Elizabeth York. For years, Alynwick has tried to forget the woman he loved so well, and treated so badly. A woman who could hold nothing in her heart for him but hatred.

All of society believes Elizabeth, the blind daughter of a duke, to be a proper young lady. But no one knows of her wanton affair with Alynwick. When Lizzy learns of her ancestor's ancient diary-filled with exotic tales-she longs to uncover the identity of the unnamed lover within and hesitantly agrees to allow Alynwick, who claims to have knowledge of the "veiled lady," to help her solve the mystery.

Eager to be Lizzy's eyes, Alynwick brings the seductive text to life, and each night it takes greater effort for her to forget his betrayal. With each whispered word, her resolve gives way, without her knowing that a centuries-old secret will lead them to a present-day danger

3.75/5 stars

So, I started reading this book and had to stop a couple chapters in because I hadn't read the first two books of this series. So I downloaded the first two books read them in a couple days then came back to this one. I have mixed feelings about this book. First the book opens with Iain getting dressed after a "meeting" with a married woman. While this affair is going on he's pining after Elizabeth, the blind sister of his friend Sussex. This book also takes place at the same time as the second book so there are quite a few scenes that are repeated with only a few differences. We already know who the villain is so this book just kinda cleaned up the story into a nice finished series. Although we do meet someone who could possibly get his own book, who knows? I did like the fact the the blindness doesn't really hold Elizabeth back, she knows what she wants and she goes after it. All in all, I liked this series and all the characters involved and would recommend it.

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