Season for Temptation

Theresa Romain

ISBN 9781420125597
Publish Date 10/4/2011
Format ePub
Categories Kensington Ebooks, Romance Historical
List Price: $3.99

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Two Sisters…

Julia Herington is overjoyed when her stepsister, Louisa, becomes engaged—to a viscount, no less. Louisa’s only hesitation is living a life under the ton’s critical gaze. But with his wry wit and unconventional ideas, Julia feels James is perfect for Louisa. She can only hope to find a man like him for herself. Exactly like him, in fact…

One Choice…

As the new Viscount Matheson, James wished to marry quickly and secure his title. Kind, intelligent Louisa seemed a suitable bride…until he met her stepsister. Julia is impetuous—and irresistible. Pledged to one sister, yet captivated by another, what is he to do? As Christmas and the whirl of the London season approach, James may be caught in a most scandalous conundrum, one that only true love, a bit of spiritous punch—and a twist of fate—will solve…

“Hilarious and utterly adorable. Theresa Romain's brilliant debut manages to be both passionate and just plain fun.” –USA Today bestselling author Courtney Milan

“Give in to temptation—treat yourself to Theresa Romain’s delightfully witty debut.” —USA Today bestselling author Sally MacKenzie

Theresa Romain holds degrees in psychology, English literature, and history, an impractical education that allowed her to read everything she could get her hands on while also poking her nose into other peoples’ lives across centuries. She has worked, interned, and translated for libraries and universities, all of which fed her love of books and her fascination with the past. She lives with her family in the Midwest. Please visit her at theresaromain.com.

About Theresa Romain:

Theresa Romain is the bestselling author of historical romances, including the Matchmaker trilogy, the Holiday Pleasures series, the Royal Rewards series, and the Romance of the Turf trilogy. Praised as “one of the rising stars of Regency historical romance” (Booklist), she has received starred reviews from Booklist and was a 2016 RITA® finalist. A member of Romance Writers of America® and its Regency specialty chapter The Beau Monde, Theresa is hard at work on her next novel from her home in the Midwest. To keep up with all her book-release news, please visit her online at theresaromain.com, where you can sign up for her newsletter.  

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How to Choose? (Sunday, November 20, 2011)
Reviewer: Kathy Jund

James Matheson finding himself newly titled as Viscount faces the requirement of settling down and getting married, an act that will also keep the focus off the scandal that has befallen his sister. While attending a party in an attempt to find the card room, James encounters the lovely Louisa Oliver hiding out in the library. Social gatherings are not her cup of tea, but it is the season for them and if she is expected to marry she must find a man and parties are where they are to be found. Together James and Olivia strike up conversation, which leads to a whirlwind courtship bringing James to the conclusion that Olivia would be a suitable wife. James asks for her hand, Olivia agrees, alas however, it is months later yet the two are still not married. An attempt to determine the reason for Olivia’s delay in setting the wedding date finds James at Olivia’s home in the country where he will formally meet her family and set things to rights, after all, he is a viscount and getting married is paramount of his tasks. Julia Herrington is Louisa’s stepsister and totally opposite from the intellectual and bookish Louisa. In their explosive first meeting, James finds himself second-guessing which sister he should be marrying. Julia speaks her mind freely with an exuberance not found in the women of London that to James is quite refreshing. However, James is engaged to Louisa and if all else, he is an honorable man and must go forward with his plans to marry. The distressing thought of any change of plans though, certainly brings to mind a scandal of proportions that would outweigh the spotlight currently bestowed upon his family. This is Theresa Romain’s debut novel, the plot takes a bit of time to get to where we think she is going but the colorful characters contained within the story make it an entertaining read.

Reviewer: AprilR

SEASON FOR TEMPTATION by Theresa Romain is an interesting,hilarious historical romance debut. It is passionate,and fun to read.It has misunderstanding,romance,love,passion,family,scandal, endearing,quirky relatives,romantic triangle with witty banter between the hero and heroine.This is the story of two sisters,one betrothed to Viscount James Matheson,the other finds him irresistible. Julia Herington,an impetus,irresistible,stepsister to Louisa Herington,who is betrothed to the handsome,with wry wit and unconventional ideas Viscount Matheson. Louisa, is kind,intelligent,a suitable bride,but not who Viscount Matheson is with. Caught in a scandal with two sisters,and one choice,Viscount Matheson finds that true love,a twist of fate,and a “Season For Temptation” can have a happily ever after. A must read. “Season for Temptation” is sure to appeal to any and all historical,holiday,romance, debut readers. This author has created an adorable,brilliant,passionate historical romance that will capture your heart. Received for review from the publisher. Details can be found at Zebra Books, published by Kensington Publishing Corp. and My Book Addiction Reviews.

Season for Temptation By Theresa Romain (Sunday, November 6, 2011)
Reviewer: Melanie Adkins

Julia Herington is part of a lively family and excitedly planning her sister Louisa's wedding to Viscount Matheson. The family is unconventional but extremely lovable. During his first visit to the family's home, Viscount Matheson, James, meets the entire family in rather unusual ways. Julia bursts into the drawing room on a mission. Once she see's James there she becomes embarrassed at her entrance and tries to explain but ends up making it all seem somewhat funny. Julia speaks her mind. Whatever pops into her head comes out her mouth...even if it isn't always appropriate. One of her most wonderful qualities. The more time James spends with the family, the more he realizes he will be very happy with them as in-laws.
In trying to make his bride-to-be happy, James goes out of his way to do things to make her smile and feel at ease. He is unaware there are problems. James also realizes he's falling in love. He's never felt like this before with anyone. His mother of course disapproves of his choice in brides, however it doesn't stop James from charging ahead with his plans. I'm trying not to give away the entire story here and it's not easy..*smile*. This whole book takes place prior to and during the Christmas holidays. One of my favorite times of the year.
I found this book to be witty, wonderful and endearing. I can well imagine a situation like this happening. I enjoyed the light fun and the quirkiness of Julia's family. It's a terrific read and one you will smile about for days. Buy this book and enjoy!! Season for Temptation is such an enjoyable book I read it in just a few hours. Perfect for this time of year.

3.5 Stars for a sweet romantic read. (Wednesday, September 21, 2011)
Reviewer: Toni

Lord Matheson needs a wife posthaste and he asking the first lovely lady that piqued his interest and that was his first mistake!

James has a few problems. First, he is engaged to an eloquent, intelligent, and enchanting woman that he doesn’t love. Second, he has to get married quickly to defuse the scandal that has befallen his sister and her daughters. Third, and the worst yet, he is in love with his fiancé’s sister. What is a Viscount to do?

When you envision a proper lady you see Louisa Oliver. Demure, proper and lovely, she was a perfect choice to become the next Viscountess. She is the complete opposite of her step sister, Julia Herington. Julia is impetuous, speaks her mind and is very vivid. These two women grew up together forming an unbreakable bond.

Julia is ecstatic about her sister’s engagement. Julia is unschooled in love and it doesn’t become clear to her right away that she is developing feelings for James. So she does what every respectable lady would do, she sets out to deter those feelings and to find herself a suitable husband. The London ton won’t know what hit them.

Poor Lord Matheson, he has countless problems and he still needs to maneuver the mazes of the ton. Society has been a thorn in his side all his life and now that he has found the perfect woman, he is not allowed to pursue her. Constant encounters, growing feelings and clueless vexing relatives are the least of his concerns. His head knows what needs to be done, now if only he can get his heart to agree. He must relinquish Julia once and for all.

This was a relaxing enjoyable read. The story was slow starting but engaging. The subject matter was handled extremely well. When you have a man who is engaged to a woman that he doesn’t love, but falls in love with her sister, you cannot have a rushed story. Ms. Romain was able to write a believable book that was thought out and thorough, an absolute joy. The last third of the book was absolutely the best and worth the journey to get there.

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