Emily Beauregard has a problem. The sole provider for her
family of impoverished brothers and sisters, Emily knows
that unless she finds some sort of employment and/or the
supposed family treasure hiding in her hometown, she and her
family will be in dire straits. When she sees the
employment ad in the paper for an innkeeper, Emily doesn’t
hesitate to travel to Devon in order to apply. She knows
that as a woman, she will have a hard row to hoe getting
Jonas Tallent to agree to hire her. Lucky for her the other
applicants are not even worthy of an interview. Jonas
agrees to give Emily a trial run because if he is honest
with himself he has to admit that Emily Beauregard is worth
every bit of Temptation and Surrender.
no nonsense attitude and independent nature endeared her to
me the instant I started reading Temptation and
Surrender. Jonas Tallent had to grow on me. He
was basically the epitome of an English gentleman but with
very few likable attributes. He was ‘bored’ with having to
deal with his country home and that blasé attitude grated on
my nerves. His treatment of Emily was sort of a mix between
a tease and a lover I would say because I never bought into
his feelings for her until the end of the book.
storyline and plot, Temptation and Surrender
is definitely not Ms. Lauren’s best effort by any means.
Unless you are addicted and completely hooked on the Cynster
family, I would encourage either skimming this novel or
skipping it altogether.