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Author: Lorraine Heath Narrator: Faye Adele Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Lost Lords of Pembrook Series Release Date: September 2012 ISBN: 9780062213730
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“Lorraine Heath’s books are always magic.”

—Cathy Maxwell

“[Heath’s] deftly skilled story-telling entrances and enthralls from the first page to last.”

—Karen Hawkins

Historical romance readers just can’t get enough of the Lost Lords of Pembrook. In her previous book, She Tempts the Duke, New York Times bestselling author Lorraine Heath introduced three brooding and intensely passionate brothers determined to reclaim their stolen birthright, as their righteous quest inadvertently leads each one down a separate path to true love. The story continues with Heath’s Lord of Temptation, as a dark and dangerous lord hardened by a life at sea sets his sights on one virtuous woman who, unlike so many of his conquests, would deny him what he hungers for most. When it comes to creating breathtaking love stories, irresistible rogue heroes, and heart-stopping sensuality, Lorraine Heath always delivers—and this Lord is one temptation no romance lover should resist…especially fans of Lisa Kleypas and Liz Carlyle!

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  • “Heath is a consummate storyteller, whose characters leap from the pages. Their powerful emotions and intense passions translate exceptionally well to readers, allowing them to become deeply involved in the fascinating plot and leaving them breathless and wanting more.”

    RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)

  • A USA Today bestseller

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 2/10/2014

    " When Lady Anne Hayworth blows into a bar one night and asks for his help to sail to visit her fiance, Lord Tristan Easton rejects her offer of monetary payment and alludes to a different sort of payment. Shocked, Anne dismisses him and tries to secure another captain only to find them all her. Her emotions high, she confronts Captain Jack, as Tristan is know in his shipping life now, to be told her payment will be just a kiss at his time of choosing. Thinking that she can ignore the burning attraction between them-and as she really has no other options, she agrees. They leave in the dark of night to avoid confrontation with her father and brothers and arrive at their destination quickly...with still no payment being given. Matters are attended to and they start the voyage back home and their flirtation continues but Anne has withdrawn back into herself and Tristan does all he can to have her back. Having finally broken down the last barrier of grief, they find passion and happiness together. But Tristan's heart belongs to the sea and Anne wants a life on land with her husband home to be with her and their children. And with Tristan's rough background also factoring in, how will this couple find a way to bridge their life differences and find happiness together? I really enjoyed this second installment in Lorraine Heath's The Lost Lords of Pembrook! First, I was surprised that it takes place a couple years after the first book, She Tempts the Duke. We get to see more of Mary and Sebastian and how the three brothers still have not forged a strong relationship with themselves or society. When Tristan was a boy, he was placed on a ship after almost being killed by his uncle and the resulting circumstances shaped him into the strong yet a bit bitter man he is today. No woman has tempted him to give up his mistress of the sea like Anne. Anne with her generous nature and pale, stunning looks. She quickly captures his heart but Anne is holding on to a lot of grief due to her goodbye to her fiance. And all the feelings she develops for Tristan just reenforce how cruel she thought she had been. Even though this book has no major side plot, it really is just about the growing relationship between Tristan and Anne and how to overcome the love of the sea aspect, I found myself always wanting to settle back into the story and I was disappointed when it was over! I wanted it to keep going as I was enjoying watching everything unfold so much! This is a strong romance about a couple that has had a lot of hurt and loss in their past, coming together in a way perfectly suited for them with the help of family. I am really looking forward to the youngest brothers story next as he seems to have quite a dark past to overcome. Lorraine Heath is in her element with this series and I look forward to each new book she writes with anticipation! 4 stars eARC provided by Avon via edelweiss "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Doris | 2/1/2014

    " I LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS STORY PERIOD! Just bought book 3 in this series, for after reading the two previous, it was a given! I am very enamoured bybthese Lord's, each one's personal demons and just who the lucky and strong heroine will be that manages healing, happiness and his happily ever after! Thank YOU Ms. Heath for writing this beatiful triolgy! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 1/10/2014

    " This is Tristan's story; he is Sebastian's twin brother and when the brothers got away from their uncle, he went to sea. This story doesn't have any real suspense, action, etc. but rather is just a sweet story of two people falling into a friendship that turns into love. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melanie | 1/8/2014

    " Lost Lords of Pembrook series. Three young brothers escape from thier Uncle who is trying to kill them for thier title and fortune. Lord Triston Easton heads to a life on the sea and becomes Crimson Jack, a privateer. Lady Anne Hayworth needs to sail to the Crimea to say good-bye to her soldier fiance so she can move on with her life. She hires Crismon Jack to sail her there. After they fall in love, Jack must choose between his life on the sea and regainning his place in society with Lady Anne. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 12/8/2013

    " I liked this book much better than the first one in the series. Why? well because In the first book Tristan was the most lighthearted of the brothers and he sort of flitted in and out of Sebastians story like a butterfly. Hiding the depth of his scars from his uncle's attempt to kill off the heirs and steal their legacy and inheritance. Sebastian's story kind of plodded along until almost 1/2 way through the book but Tristian's story starts off at a perky pace and keeps that pace up throughout. Also as this is a romance book we don't have to wait too long before the central characters (Anne and Tristan) hit the sheets and hit them repeatedly. Not in a overkill sort of way but in a way that was nice and shows that yes! Regency era folks did get it on. Did lust after each other and given the history of the brothers there would be no longing glances across a room and desires that went unfilled. Tristan is still much of restless butterfly. Heading to sea because that is where he feels freest and that is where part of his unexpected journey as a youth took him when he and his brothers were forced to split up. He thinks that the seafaring life is the life for him... Until he meets Anne. Anne has lost something precious in a distant land and cannot move on until she has a cathartic "come to Jesus" with her loss. Tristan, smitten on sight is the one to take her on this cleansing journey and the one to fall in love to her almost unbeknownst to himself. Anne for her part is no silly Miss. She knows her mind and barges through the story in a very self-confident way that had me smiling. She knew her place and her duty in society but tried her best to live life on her terms and honor her familial commitments in a way that was honorable. Truly a good pairing. There are a few twists and turns in the book that keep the pathway to lasting love from getting stale and boring and a few secondary characters were pretty fun, especially Chetwyn and Hermoine. While not fully blown up as secondary characters, if this author wanted to she could do 2 quick novellas on these two that might be a hoot to read. Rafe's story is next and I quite feel my heart will break for him in his story because while the other brothers were able to get far away he was forced to exist in a workhouse and I fear his scars may be deepest of all.. a good, fast read, enjoyable and worth a look. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynda | 12/6/2013

    " All I want to do is sail away with Tristan. *sigh* "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 11/30/2013

    " Can't wait to read the next installment in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephany | 11/27/2013

    " Review to come on Monday on my blog! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 5/14/2013

    " A much tighter plot than the previous, so bravo there. Could have done without the Crazy Lady Hermione plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaz | 4/18/2013

    " Thoroughly enjoyed Tristans story. Can't wait for Rafes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 12/29/2012

    " Definitely favorite from this series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Slavena | 12/14/2012

    " Love me some bad boy Tristram. It was a good book, I liked the narration and overall enjoyed the book a lot. It is not my favorite by the author but it is still pretty good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eve | 11/24/2012

    " Almost four stars! Really good though, her writing style is just so easy and readable to me. His character was annoying occasionally in terms of constantly putting her in jeopardy of scandal/not really caring but I liked it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jackie | 11/19/2012

    " 3.5 Strong first half, rather tedious second half "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 On | 10/24/2012

    " It was a good book. "

About the Author

Lorraine Heath always dreamed of being a writer. After graduating from the University of Texas, she wrote training manuals, press releases, articles, and computer code, but something was always missing. When she read a romance novel, she not only became hooked on the genre but quickly realized what her writing lacked: rebels, scoundrels, and rogues. She has been writing about them ever since. Her work has been recognized with numerous industry awards, including prestigious RITA from the Romance Writers of America.

About the Narrator

Faye Adele is a voice actor who is known for her narration of Meljean Brooks’ The Iron Duke, Heart of Steel, and Here There Be Monsters, as well as Lorraine Heath’s Lord of Temptation and Alice Gaines’ The Devilish Duke.