ARC Review: The Danger in Tempting an Earl by Sophie Barnes
The Danger in Tempting an Earl by Sophie Barnes Publication date: July 29, 2014 Series: At the Kingsborough Ball #3 Publisher: Avon Amazon| B&N |Goodreads
~~Reviewed by Lisa~~
For Lady Katherine Langdon, widowed Viscountess Crosby, danger comes in two forms- Lucien Marvaine, Earl of Roxberry, who was the spare, and attempts on her life. The first is understandable; he’s handsome, has known her since her christening, they are friends and she finds herself attracted to him. The attraction is a bit disconcerting as she does not want to lose their friendship. A relationship that has become strained for reasons she is not sure of. The second form of danger has both her and Lucien at a loss.
When they meet again, Lucien is the Earl and Katherine is widowed. He sets about making her his as he should have done four years ago. He discovers the bright, confident woman he loves has been replaced with one that is timid, lacking self-confidence and wishes to blend into the background.
The pace of the story fast and the conversations are lively and the characters are brilliant. The twists and turns are beautifully orchestrated to keep you on your toes. Watching Katherine re-emerge and become the “bold and brazen” woman she once was is fabulous. The delightful characters of Lucien’s sister and grandmother and Katherine’s friend, Louise are elegantly written and help to keep Lucien on his toes. The villain is artfully hidden until the climax of the book- brilliant. I always enjoy Ms. Barnes’ work and this is no exception, well done.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.