A Matter of Temptation by Stacy Reid

(A Matter of Temptation #1)

Published: June 28th 2022

Publisher: Entangled: Amara

Length: 400 pages

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐

Blurb:

Miss Wilhelmina “Mina” Crawford is desperate. Having been ruined in the eyes of society years ago for one foolish, starry-eyed mistake, she spends her days secreted away at her family’s crumbling estate, helping her brother manage the land but not able to truly live life the way she’s always dreamed. When her brother admits to just how dire their finances have gotten, she takes it upon herself to procure employment…but the only one who will even consider the scandalous idea of a female secretary is the brilliant, ruthless, and infuriating Earl of Creswick.

Simon Loughton, the Earl of Creswick, needs help if he wants to finally pass the reform bill he’s been championing for years and secure the vote for England’s most vulnerable constituents. Too bad help comes in the form of a woman with breathtaking nerve, fiery red hair, and a sense of humor to match.

Now temptation–disguised as a lovely, clever-mouthed devil–lives and works under Simon’s very roof. And Mina finally feels as though she’s truly living life to her wildest dreams. But even the most incendiary of kisses can’t incinerate Mina’s past…or the shocking secret that could ruin them both

My Review:

I have to say Ms Reid can do better. This book did not the same appeal as her other books did.

While nothing is particularly wrong with the story the characters just did not appeal to me. I found Mina’s brother weak and uninteresting.

This was a miss for me but will certainly appeal to many historical romance fans.

I received an arc of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

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