The Temptation of Laura

Rachel Brimble

ISBN 9781601830883
Publish Date 2/20/2014
Format ePub
Categories E-only, Kensington Ebooks, E-Originals , Romance Historical, E-Shortz
List Price: $1.99

Laura Robinson has always been dazzled by the glamour of the stage. But perhaps acting and selling one's favors are not so different--for Laura must feign pleasure with the men she beds to survive. Now, with her only friend at death's door and a ruthless pimp at her heels, escaping her occupation seems impossible. Hoping to attract a gentleman, she attends the theater. Yet the man Laura captivates is no customer, but a rising star and playwright. . .

Adam Lacey has been driven to distraction since the moment he saw Laura. She is his ideal leading lady come to irresistible life--and so much more. Certain they can make the perfect team on and off stage, he is determined to win her heart--and discover her story. But that is precisely what Laura fears. And she has no idea that Adam harbors shameful secrets of his own. Will the truth free them to love--or destroy all their dreams. . .?

About Rachel Brimble :

Rachel Brimble lives with her husband and two young daughters in a small town near Bath in the UK. Since 2007, she’s had several books published with small presses as well as securing her first contract with Harlequin Superromance in May 2012, and a two book Victorian romance contract with eKensington in August.

Rachel is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and Romance Writers of America.When she isn’t writing, you’ll find Rachel with her head in a book or walking the beautiful English countryside with her family. Her dream place to live is Bourton-on-the-Water in South West England. And in the evening? Well, a well-deserved glass of wine is never, ever refused…

What was your favorite subject in school and why?

English! And for obvious reasons. I've always loved reading and devoured books in and out of school. I took absolute pleasure in writing book reports, essays and stories. I was a straight A student in this subject and proud of it! Next favorite was history…

Tell us about a romantic moment in your life.

My family and I were rescued by a helicopter during the 2010 French floods, and during the manic hysteria of the holiday park evacuation, I lost my engagement ring, which my husband gave me in 1993. I was devastated. We lost our clothes, passports, belongings and everything else, but I could not stop thinking about my ring being somewhere in the filthy, mud-red water. It was horrible.

Then, during the following Christmas dinner (2010), my husband stood up for the toast in front of my parents, brother and our kids, and said what a hard and traumatic year it had been for us…and then produced a brand-new diamond solitaire engagement ring. Suffice to say, I burst into tears and hardly touched the beautiful dinner he'd prepared, LOL! It was a moment I'll never forget.

What is your favorite genre to read?

Romantic suspense—but I read anything and everything except paranormal and sci-fi. I just can't stretch my imagination far enough to give such books a chance. I usually have at least three books I am reading at any one time. The mix is usually romantic suspense, historical and mystery.

Tell us about a new author you've just discovered.

I just discovered Julie Hyzy's White House series and am loving it! I just can't stop turning the pages and bought the entire backlist in one purchase. Her characterization is fabulous, the characters just leap off the page.

Any words of advice for debut authors?

Write! So many people tell me they'd love to write and see their work published, but have no idea how to start. The only way to succeed in this business is to get the words down, find a great critique partner and then submit it to a reputable publisher. No one is going to do this for you and the only way to learn is by your own mistakes. Simple!

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