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by Kathryn Smith

Category: Historical
Subcategory: Romance
Author: Kathryn Smith
ISBN: 006192301X
ISBN13: 978-0061923012
Language: English
Publisher: Avon (April 26, 2011)
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When Tempting a Rogue. Victorian Soap Opera. Kathryn Smith has always loved happy endings. Through her school years, Kathryn wrote stories and books for her friends to read

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In When Tempting a Rogue, the breathtaking conclusion to Kathryn Smith’s red hot historical romance series about the powerful and wealthy patrons of Victorian London’s most prestigious house of pleasure, sparks fly and passions are unleashed when the brother of a duke attempts to rekindle the flames of a lost love. New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries says that Kathryn Smith, satisfies the soul. Fans of Lisa Kleypas and Judith Ivory will undoubtedly agree.

Kathryn Smith has always loved happy endings. From the bedtime stories her wildly imaginative mother told, to the soap operas she wasn't supposed to watch, Kathryn loved to speculate as to how the characters would end up. Needless to say the entire Smith household heard about it when things did not go as young Kathryn thought they ought. The next one is Vienne and Trystan's story in When Tempting a Rogue, already out. I do recommend them and believe you won't be disappointed.

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Author : Kathryn Smith. Publisher : AVON BOOKS. A lady must always guard her hear. hen tempting a rogue. In the glittering ballroom of London’s most exclusive gentleman’sclub no one is more powerful than its mysterious proprietress,Vienne La Rieux. A shrewd businesswoman, Vienne treasures herhard-won independence and has her eye on a prize that couldmake her England’s richest woman. until the only threatto her heart arrives, sending her controlled world into chaos. Lord Trystan Kane is as familiar with success as he is withthe exquisite Vienne.

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In When Tempting a Rogue, the breathtaking conclusion to Kathryn Smith’s red hot historical romance series about the powerful and wealthy patrons of Victorian London’s most prestigious house of pleasure, sparks fly and passions are unleashed when the brother of a duke attempts to rekindle the flames of a lost love. New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries says that Kathryn Smith, “satisfies the soul.” Fans of Lisa Kleypas and Judith Ivory will undoubtedly agree.

Comments to eBook When Tempting a Rogue (Victorian Soap Opera)
Felhann
I received this yesterday and read it last night. I am a devoted Kathryn Smith fan and eagerly awaited her latest. When I was done, I was somewhat disappointed. I love Ms. Smith, but this was not her best effort.

The heroine was not easy to relate to. The hero was excellent, but together they didn't seem to click. I liked the older, more experienced woman paired with the younger and getting more experienced man. I didn't like the gaps that seemed to occur in the emotional flow. For a man so intent on getting closer to his former lover, his reactions seemed eratic. Maybe if there'd been more indepth development of how he felt about her in the early stages, the later chapters might have contained more romantic suspense.

The heroine seemed to have everything going for her in her professional life, although I couldn't figure out where her money came from until her former profession was revealed. It all seemed too unrealistic to me. Maybe that's the problem--the development of the characters wasn't done quickly enough, so the actions didn't seem to always fit the circumstance.

If you are a Kathryn Smith fan, you have to buy this book regardless. I will always buy her books--at her best, she is unbeatable. This just isn't her best.
Jerdodov
This is Smith's third in her new Victorian series (it follows WHEN SEDUCING A DUKE, and WHEN MARRYING A SCOUNDREL, which I also reviewed). They take place in London in the late 19th century and much of the action centers around a scandalous club on Saint's Row. The stories are fast paced and the dialog witty as Smith draws us into the lives of those who spend their evenings enjoying the many pleasures to be had at the club owned by the beautiful Vienne La Rieux. While I don't think this one was as good as the first two, I still enjoyed it.

In TEMPTING A ROGUE, we finally get Vienne's own story. A beautiful, flame-haired French woman, Vienne had once been cruelly treated by a man, and that mysterious past led her to leave France, and to never again risk her heart. So, when 7 years ago she found herself falling in love with the young Trystan Kane (4 years younger than she), she cut the affair off, though in doing so, she broke his heart. Now, Trystan has returned to London, the successful business partner of Jack Friday (whom we met in MARRYING A SCOUNDREL), and he wants to prove to Vienne he is now a man of achievement. Trystan engages in some business maneuvers to end up the 50% partner with Vienne in her new venture for a one stop "department store." It's a controversial concept not all in London accept. As Trystan and Vienne begin to work together, they discover someone is causing "accidents" at the worksite, and now Vienne has been threatened. With all that, Trystan and Vienne are also beginning to realize their feelings for each other run much deeper than a business partnership.

Vienne is a woman of the world who has taken many lovers since Trystan, but compared all to him. She thinks she's past her prime and not good enough for Trystan who she expects will wed some young thing of the peerage. But Trystan has more substance than that. We love him when he defends her honor, don't we? You'll find yourself wanting such a man to exist. It's a bit of a push me, pull me romance but you know there's a happy ending coming.

This is not an epic historical nor even a complex, detailed Victorian. (It does not have the depth of her Brotherhood of the Blood historical vampire series). But Smith writes well and you will find it entertaining...a good afternoon read. For those of you who, like me, are loving this series, all the "regulars" are back: the Duke of Ryeton and Lord Archer (Trystan's brothers), Sadie Moon (the fortune teller), and the gang at Saint's Row. As usual, the sexual tension and scandal are prominent as Smith weaves a tale of Victorian romance. I recommend reading them in order.
Cesar
Kathryn Smith has become my favorite writer of historical romance for the London-era. I could hardly put this book down. She really draws you into caring about the characters. This book was filled with many surprises, which I like. Not just the typical romance story.
zzzachibis
I reviewed this book for Romance Reader At Heart website:

RRAH's THOUGHTS AND PONDERINGS:

One of my favorite romance set-ups are between an older woman and a younger man. Not surprising, mind you, because I'm married to a much younger man, so I had great expectations in regards to this story; and while I liked the older woman/younger man premise, I had a very hard time with the chemistry between these two.

From the start of this story, it is assumed that I knew, and was familiar with, their past. Well, I was, but some of you out there may not be, so heed my advice and don't read this book until you've read the previous two. Trust me, it will help you `get the picture', and you'll be more sympathetic to both Vienne and Trystan.

Our heroine, Vienne LaRieux, is older than our hero, Trystan Kane, by some five years, and while now at thirty to her thirty-five the age is a non issue, seven years ago, in another place and another time, he was just a `boy' compared to her `mature' self of twenty-eight.

For the better part of her life, she's hiding a secret, one that threatens her future. Long ago, she broke the budding relationship with a young, impressionable, and much in love Trystan. She did that in order for him never to find out her secret.

Lord Trystan Kane is the third son of a Duke, and as such, he's aware that sooner or later, he'll have to take his life into his own hands and make his own way in the world. What better time than while his heart's breaking? He takes his broken heart and himself to America, where he makes a fortune in trade, does some hard growing up, and after all these years, decides to head back to London to prove to this woman that he's made something of himself. He is determined to prove to her that leaving him was the biggest mistake of her life.

At the opening of the story, I took our heroine for a strong woman, one who has made her own way into the male dominated world. She appeared to have a lot going for her. She seemed in control of her own life (a scene where she shoots her lover and employee when he won't take `no' for an answer comes to mind), a shrewd businesswoman, (she's about to build a shopping mall, for Heavens sake!), yet she appears to not know her own mind where her feelings are concerned, in regards to a man that she very well knows is no threat to her. I didn't understand her reasoning in thinking that Trystan, after managing to gain a fifty percent share in her building venture and forcing her into an equal partnership, was in it for revenge. She knew, or ought to have known, that he cared for her; otherwise, he would have gone after her years ago.

Now we come to the plot of the story: the mystery of who's behind the threatening letters and accidents that are going down on the site and endangering them both. That was completely an unnecessary plot! I would have rather preferred this to be a heartwarming, second chance at love romance and a character-driven story. I wanted to feel compassion for both, but I just couldn't muster it.

Even the end was a letdown, and as much as I loved Trystan, I wasn't happy with his happily-ever-after.
Out of the three books in this series, I have to say that Grey and Rose's story was the best.

Melanie
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