Books by Lara Temple

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The Lord's Inconvenient Vow

If you’re going to use a descriptor like ‘sinful,’ in your series title, you better bring the sinfulness.  Hard.  And if you don’t?  Well, you better bring something else.  Based on the blurb for The Lord’s Inconvenient Vow, I hoped the ‘something else,’ meant a great opposites att ...

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The Rake's Enticing Proposal

This second instalment of Lara Temple’s three-book Sinful Sinclairs series focuses on Charles – known as Chase – Sinclair, whom readers met briefly in the first book, The Earl’s Irresistible Challenge. Rather like his older brother Lucas, Chase is handsome, witty and charmingly self-deprecat ...

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Unlaced by the Highland Duke

Craving some historical romance comfort food?  Then look no further.  Unlaced by the Highland Duke, the second book in The Lochmore Legacy linked series of novels, features a widowed pair resigned to a lonely future without love or passion, suddenly surprised to discover their soulmate is someone ...

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The Earl's Irresistible Challenge

Lara Temple, one of the strongest on the current roster of Harlequin/Mills & Boon Historical authors, begins her new Sinful Sinclairs series with The Earl’s Irresistible Challenge, the first of three stories about siblings whose irresponsible, ne'er-do-well forebears have tarnished the family ...

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Lord Stanton's Last Mistress

Lord Stanton’s Last Mistress is the final book in Lara Temple’s Wild Lords and Innocent Ladies trilogy, which features the members of the ‘Wild Hunt’, three men who have been friends since their schooldays and who served together during the Napoleonic Wars.  In books one and two, Gabriel, L ...

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Lord Ravenscar's Inconvenient Betrothal

In this second Wild Lords and Innocent Ladies novel, Lara Temple re-introduces us to her trio of former officers (current best friends) damaged by their pasts and profoundly changed by their shared wartime experiences.  Wealthy, attractive and publicly infamous as rakes, they privately work tireles ...

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Lord Hunter's Cinderella Heiress

I saw that.  I saw you rolling your eyes and saying “another Cinderella book?!”  In principle, I’m with you – while Harlequin/Mills & Boon book titles are (thankfully) bereft of cutesy song lyrics and faux film titles, they can sometimes be rather dreadfully unimaginative.  But, much ...

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The Duke's Unexpected Bride

Although I thoroughly enjoyed this novel, not very much about how the two principals in The Duke’s Unexpected Bride come to find themselves betrothed felt appropriate to their stations in life and/or the historical setting of the book.  Ladies didn’t run amok unchaperoned in London, and dukes d ...

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The Reluctant Viscount

The Reluctant Viscount is Lara Temple’s second book for Harlequin Historical, and while it is a little uneven in terms of the pacing and plotting, I enjoyed it sufficiently to want to read more of her work.  The central relationship is very well written and the verbal exchanges between the hero a ...