Lady Juliana Chase seems to find trouble regardless of her plans. Her latest project finds her tangled up in romances and the pairing-up of her friends and, yes, even her family members. Juliana’s best friend, Lady Amanda, has been promised to a man old enough to court Juliana’s Aunt Francis. So why not make
this project work for the happiness of both Amanda and Aunt Francis? Juliana will make sure Amanda is compromised by Lord James Stafford. Then Lord Malmsey will be the likely candidate to court Aunt Francis. As things progress between Juliana and the Duke, she thinks he will be her perfect husband.
Things don’t work out the way Juliana has planned.
The Duke only wants Juliana because a horse is part of her dowry, unknown to her. For Lady Juliana, who has never been kissed, instructing Earl Stafford in the art of courtship is both a trial and a thrill. James is not interested in Lady Amanda; he has set his designs on another lovely lady.
A perfectly executed historical romance set in England in 1816, Tempting Juliana showcases Lauren Royal’s writing at the top of her genre and is a sure sign that we will be watching for her next work. This is a refreshing, delightful, fully engaging story with deeply developed and believable characters.