Juliana Chase wants to be more than just
a person in society giving token money to charities. She
wants to make a difference. She wants to mean something.
Having pretty much given up on ever finding a happily ever
after for herself, she sets her sights on making sure her
friends are happy. Nothing would make her more content than
to see her friend Amanda paired with James Trevor, the Earl of
Stafford. If only he weren’t so stubborn.
The Earl of Stafford, Dr. James Trevor,
has shut himself away from the heartache of losing his wife by
immersing himself in work. Being a doctor when most members
of society are frivolous, James wants to make a difference.
Attracted to Juliana Chase from the moment he was first
introduced to her, he does his best to thwart her
determination to see him wed to her friend. The fact of the
matter is, James doesn’t want anyone other than the tempting
I really liked the premise of
Tempting Juliana. Set in a time when most of English
society didn’t worry about those less fortunate, I found
Juliana’s character to be a rose among thorns. Deep down in
her heart, she wanted to make a difference. Did she let her
heart overrule her mind? Sometimes. And it was in those
instances that I was treated to a very loving, gracious and
totally captivating character. Juliana made me smile and fact
of the matter is, James made me drool. His fascination with
Juliana is steamy and often times sensuous and I found myself
smiling at the ways he frustrated her by his lack of
cooperation in her matchmaking attempts. There was nothing I
didn’t like about Tempting Juliana, and in fact,
I plan to go back and read the first book of this trilogy
titled, Lost in Temptation. Lauren Royal is now on my
official ‘authors to watch’ list.