Hello, Sunshines! I hope you are all well? I am super excited to be sharing my review of; The Temptation of Lord Tintagel by Bronwyn Scott. This is the third book in the brilliant; Cornish Dukes series, and I can’t wait for you to meet the gorgeous Inigo, I hope you love it as much as I do!
Genre: Historical Romance / Series: Cornish Dukes #3 / Publisher: Mills and Boon, Harlequin / Format: Ebook, paperback
When his enemy…
becomes his truly tempting ally!
Inigo’s best friend’s life was cut brutally short by his association with the lovely Audevere Brenley and her father. Now Inigo seeks justice. But never did he dream that his greatest ally would be Audevere herself. What begins as business is branded with passion as Inigo rediscovers the intrepid, determined woman he thought he knew. His most dangerous revelation? His own feelings for her!
I have completely fallen in love with this series, Bronwyn Scott has once again blown me out of the water with her beautiful and endearing words, what I love about Bronwyn’s work is she is consistent with her writing, the plots are always intriguing and surprising, the romance is always true and passionate and her research and attention to detail is second to none. Bronwyn could writer a menu or a telephone book and I would devour it like a large slice of apple pie.
I have been looking forward to this one, throughout the previous two books I have been intrigued by Inigo, there was just something about him that caught my attention and I have been so looking forward to reading his story and I am super happy that this book did not disappoint in fact this is easily my favourite of the series.
This is the third book in the Cornish Dukes series, yes they can be read a stand-alone’s as everything you would need to know about the previous books is covered so your not missing out on any crucial part to the series story, but my personal view is that you should read them in order, as I think you will get a far better understanding of the characters and the reasoning behind what’s happening and Inigo himself.
After the death of his best friend, Inigo is out for revenge on those whom he fully blames for Colin’s death, he will stop at nothing to bring the awful Brenley down a peg or two. So, when the very woman he hates most of all; the daughter of the man himself and the woman who pushed Colin to do what he did, approaches him with the perfect way to finally get back at his Brenley then he jumps in. This arrangement between them is just that an arrangement, nothing more or less – or so they both think! Audevere wants freedom, she wants to be far away from her vile fathers manipulating, he is drowning her with his toxicity and she needs to be free of him before he pulls her further down into his pit of manipulation and ruthless obsession, she can only think of one man who can help her flee, a man she had once been good friends with.
Inigo is an amazing character, he is everything you would want from a hero; proud, protective, loyal, cunning, intelligent, sexy, caring, full of charisma and full of revenge. Oh, boy does this man ooze pent up frustration or what!! He is like a swirling cauldron of fire and lust, anger and loss, revenge and passion and Oh, boy do I love him?
This story unlike the previous two is all about the two main characters, Inigo and Audevere (Isn’t that one of the prettiest names?) are the star attractions of the entire piece. The change they go through as characters the way they develop and become the people they end up being is remarkable! It is a beautiful thing watching them grow as a couple and as individuals right before your eyes. Especially Audevere she is hugely complex, she has a lot of issues that need lots of patience and time for her to be able to resolve and at times I was wondering if she was even strong enough to be able to take the steps towards that happily ever after. I was willing her and Inigo on right from the start, so their ending was well fought for and hugely deserved.
There is something about Bronwyn Scott’s writing that just grips me, she has this talent of hooking her readers like a fish on a line, which is amazing; literally from the first page and that’s it I am a hooked. She teases and tantalises with the most fluid and enchanting words, she takes you on a magical carpet ride and by the end, you are exhausted – that is maybe due to staying up until the wee hours reading, though – I think I need to invest in some eye cream!
The engaging and intricate plot is flawless, the romance is fraught with a will they won’t they feel, and the ending is superb, I loved it!
I am super excited if a little saddened that we only have one book left in this amazing series, what will I do when all the Cornish Dukes have ruined me and then left me? How will I possibly survive? Venner is going to break me, I just know it but I still can’t wait to get my greedy little hands on him – I mean; hands on the book 😉
This was an Arc copy via the author, which I voluntarily reviewed, thank you, Bronwyn. x