Meg Amberley gets caught in a snowstorm
and has no choice but to take refuge at the nearest home.
Unfortunately, the master of the house is Lord Cade Byron, a
wounded man in more ways than one. Unwilling to have his
peace disturbed so he can soothe his damaged leg and his
tormented soul, he has no choice but to let the beautiful
Miss Amberley take shelter under his roof. As the storm
keeps her housebound for several days, she makes a deal with
the stoic Lord Cade to get him to be a more hospitable
host. Slowly, she charms him into keeping her company
during the days she is there.
But when they are caught out by the
local busybody, Cade decides to pretend Meg is his fiancée,
so as not to damage her reputation. They head to London to
join the rest of the Byrons. Cade offers Meg a Season in
which to find a real fiancé, and then they part ways. As
they continue with the fake engagement, however, both begin
to realize they may want it to be a true engagement.
I really enjoyed this wonderfully touching romance. The
characters were completely relatable, even Cade and his
wounded psyche. I was completely swept up and read the
entire thing in one sitting. Tempted by His Kiss
is the first book of Ms. Warren’s new series and sets up
everything wonderfully. Not only was the story of Cade and
Meg’s relationship well-told, but I am definitely excited to
read the coming stories.