The rogue’s temptation would be her undoing….
Gemma Haverford knows exactly who she will marry: James Randolph, the man she’s had a secret understanding with for the last 11 years. With every letter written between them while he’s been off at sea, their love has grown. Now they will be reunited with his return to England.
There’s just one problem. The man whose words she’d fallen in love with isn’t James at all….
Jasper Holland, a gentleman rogue of the first order, is trapped. Talked into a scheme by his best friend, he pretended to be James for 11 years as he wrote to Gemma, even though he’d promised James he’d break it off. But now with his return to England, his secret will come out – and he’ll lose the one woman he can’t live without.
What began as a game of words, now becomes a game of hearts, and Jasper will pay any price to call Gemma his.
Rating: B for narration; D for content
Lauren Smith’s novella,Tempted by a Rogue has exactly two things going for it. First – it is narrated by the excellent Carolyn Morris, whose name has been woefully absent among the lists of new audiobook historical romances over the past year or so; and second – it’s short. Mind you, at around three hours and fifteen minutes, it’s not short enough, because by the half way mark the inconsistencies in the storytelling and characterisation had become so annoying that I struggled to finish it.
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