Thursday, August 23, 2012

Historical Review: Pleasures of a Tempted Lady (A Donovan Novel) [Mass Market Paperback]

I've finished "Pleasures of a Tempted Lady" the 3rd book in her Donovan Sister series by Jennifer Haymore.

Product Description


Captain William Langley knows the ocean well, but nothing could prepare him for what he discovers adrift on the cold Irish Sea. The tiny boat carries two passengers: a child -- and Meg Donovan, Will's long-lost love. Meg's disappearance at sea eight years ago was a devastating blow. Now she's back, as beautiful as ever, and with secrets as deep as Will's own . . .

After years held captive by a cold-blooded pirate, Meg has finally escaped with little Jake, the boy she's come to love as if he were her own. But the pirate wants his revenge -- and Meg must do whatever it takes to shield Jake from the madman. Determined not to lose Meg again, Will vows to protect them both, yet Meg can't risk putting the only man she's ever loved in danger. With the threat to her safety growing, and her passion for Will burning brighter every day, surrendering herself to Will might be a pleasure too tempting to resist . . .

About the Author

As a child, Jennifer Haymore traveled the South Pacific with her family on their homebuilt sailboat. The months spent on the sometimes quiet, sometimes raging seas sparked her love of adventure and grand romance. Since then, she's earned degrees in computer science and education and held various jobs ranging from bookselling to teaching inner-city children to acting, but she's never stopped writing.

You can find Jennifer in Southern California trying to talk her husband into yet another trip to England, helping her three children with homework while brainstorming a new five-minute dinner menu, or crouched in a corner of the local bookstore writing her next novel.

Product Details
Mass Market Paperback: 448 pages
Publisher: Forever (July 31, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0446573167
ISBN-13: 978-0446573160

My Review:

Eight years ago Meg accidentally fell overboard and her body was never found on her way home to Antigua with her sisters.  Everyone has believed she was lost at sea but we learn she has been held captive by a pirate.

Commander William Langley is on a mission searching for smugglers when he spots a floating vessel.  His crew and him rescue an unconscious women and a very frightened young boy.  Will is stunned when he recognizes the women as his long lost love Meg Donovan who disappeared at sea eight years ago and we learn  the boys name is Jake. 

When she finally awakens, Meg explains that she escaped from the Defiant taking Jake with her when her friend the captain's wife recently died. She knows ruthless Jacob Caversham will come after them as he cannot accept such an affront especially in front of his vicious crew; as Jake is his son. Will vows to keep his beloved safe, but Meg refuses to allow either of the two males she cherishes to come to harm from vicious Caversham.

This book was nicely paced with a great hero and heroine and an interesting storyline.  Will was such a great hero because he was honorable, his unwavering love for Meg and his deep respect for her.

Jacob was a very vicious and cruel man and I'm glad he got what was coming to him.


Books in series:

1.  Confessions of an Improper Bride
2.  Secrets of an Accidental Duchess
3.  Pleasures of a Tempted Lady

Thanks Hachette Book Group Canada for sending me this book to review, greatly appreciated!

1 comment:

Jane said...

I've enjoyed the previous books in the Donovan Sisters series.

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