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The Temptation of the Night Jasmine !!> Reading ➶ The Temptation of the Night Jasmine ➮ Author Lauren Willig – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk ISBN 9780749040253 ALTERNATE COVER EDITIONPuzzled, Charlotte Lifted The Small Piece Of Paper And Opened It In A Bold, Scrawling Hand Were Written All Of Two Words Forgive Me After Years Abroad, Robert, Duke Of Dovedale, Has Returned To England To Avenge The Murder Of His Mentor To Uncover The Murderer S Identity, He Must Infiltrate The Infamous, Secret Hellfire Club But The Duke Has No Idea That An Even Difficult Challenge Awaits Him In A Romantic Minded Young Lady Charlotte Lansdowne Remembers Robert From Her Childhood And When She Takes Up A Bit Of Espionage Investigating A Plot To Kidnap The King Robert Soon Realises That She Is Than The Perfect Partner In Crime.

10 thoughts on “The Temptation of the Night Jasmine

  1. says:

    4.5 stars I know some readers have said that this one drags a bit, but I honestly loved it For me, I think the draw was the heroine In previous books, Charlotte Lansdowne comes across as tentative and quiet, overshadowed by her grandmother, the dowager Duchess of Dovedale The story opens as Charlotte s beloved cousin Robert, Duke of Dovedale, has returned from India.Much of the story focuses on the Hellfire Club and Robert s attempts to infiltrate same in order to solve a mystery Robert s mentor was murdered in India and Robert is convinced that the killer walks free in English society This part of the plot worked well enough for me, and Willig threw in some thrilling scenes.However, the real draw for me in this story was the evolution of Charlotte as a character She does change some throughout the story, but importantly, people s perceptions of her change Early on, she is hidden in t...

  2. says:

    I read the first book in this series at best friend s recommendation, and was mildly pleased but not overwhelmed At the promise that the series gets better and better, I picked a later volume at random based on the storyline that looked the most appealing to me I was correct that I would like this story within better than the Pink Carnation, both because the characters appeal to me and because the writing has improved There are still a few times when I feel like the women are a little bit too cute for cute s sake and a little too modern in the way they think and interact to be historically accurate, but Robert is a much interesting man to me than Richard in the Pink Carnation I criticized Pink Carnation for Willig s descriptions of Richard s feelings being a sort of impossibly sanitized lust, and I find Robert psychologically much believable He never seems to be doing something made for Rom Com Charlotte is occasionally a bit too adorable, but then she gets down to business and does interesting things But a major problem with the series continues here Willig is writing a story within a story that doesn t remotely do justice to the framing story The main character Eloise, i...

  3. says:

    This book didn t grab as much as the earlier ones in the series Jane didn t even show up, and was only mentioned once, in passing The series should be called The Henrietta series, as she seems to be of a recurrent character.I really liked the main character, Charlotte the book worm However, I don t feel the author did a good job of making her or especially her love interest, Robe...

  4. says:

    Charlotte et Robert sont d une choupitude qui d fie toute concurrence, Henrietta et Miles sont pr sents et absolument parfaits Miles soupirs , tout le monde est badass, c tait parfait Seul b mol, Eloise est quand m me ...

  5. says:

    Lauren Willig has created two very likeable characters in Lord Dovedale and Lady Charlotte, who mimic their present day counterparts with errors in miscommunication Eloise Kelly, who for her Ph.D dissertation is on the trail of the legendary English spy the Pink Carnation, and her lover a true descendant of the Carnation s, Colin Selwick But beyond the errors caused by their simple lack of courage to communicate neither storyline offered much of a mystery filled with intrigue, or threat of danger consistent with Willig s previous books While this book continued Lauren Willig s tradition of attention to detail and intelligently weaving a present day storyline within the historical plotline it lacked any true conflict We see some of familiar minor characters from Pink Carnation mysteries to hope for intrigue, but this story held little actual mystery and focused on internal conflicts At one point in the book, I believe Miles even commented that it had been rather dull since the Black Tulip business was finished I have to agree I never once felt anyone was truly in jeopardy Neit...

  6. says:

    I was so excited for this book that maybe my excitement ruined me with expectations Although, it was a good entertaining read, it lacked certain charm that the other books had For one, usually the heroine in the 1800s works along with although reluctantly on the heros part with the hero to unravel whichever mystery or plot they are working towards But, in this instance it was a your standard case of man trying to protect woman Secondly, there were unanswered questions in this book Why specifically did Robert leave England 10 years ago Was it just that he didn t feel worth And why was his father so disreputable Lastly, in all the other books there were quotations at the chapter headings of all the storylines that occur in the 1800s and then when there wasn t a quotation, you had a clue that it was switching over to the modern Eloise Colin ...

  7. says:

    4.5 stars I liked the fairytale quality of both Charlotte and Robert and the story did bring a touch of fact into it Now, please excuse me, I have a unicorn to catch

  8. says:

    I have mixed feelings about this book On the one hand, I greatly appreciate that this book is much cleaner than the first few books of the series On the other hand, the story was not nearly as interesting as the previous books The whole spy part of the series was basically absent, except for a few thrown in references to the Pink Carnation or the Black Tulip I am hoping that a later book will help tie this book in to the whole underground spy world perhaps the villain in this book was actually the Black Tulip and we just don t know that yet The love story between the main characters, Charlotte and Robert, was not particularly interesting either It was extremely predictable, which is not necessarily bad But in this case there was not enough other merit to forgive the predictability This is also the first book of the series in which I found the secondary modern day story involving Eloise and Colin to be kind of annoying I guess once Colin finally asked her out in a previous book , the whole thing kind of lost...

  9. says:

    I was surprisingly impressed by this latest Willig novel I mean, I absolutely adored Pink Carnation and I tend to reread it very regularly, but for some reason I haven t felt the same about many of her other efforts, particularly the last one Crimson Rose I suppose on one level, Willig s very detailed and carefully drawn characterizations tend to incline the reader to identify very strongly with certain of her heroines With that said, perhaps it s no surprise that I like short, outgoing, bouncy, impetuous, perky Amy and the book with her starring role the best However, the bookwormish, romantic Charlotte in this one seemed also recognizable to me and I think that led me to sympathize with her character and feel invested in the story.Occasionally it got too cutesy rasberry tarts and unicorns, enough said , but overall a solid, cuddle up with read Lastly, I feel rather immoral saying this, but, please Lauren, next time a sex scene Just oneyou did them so well in the Pink Carnati...

  10. says:

    Charlotte has been waiting at Girdings for her knight in shining armour to come, just like those glorious murals depicting her ancestors bravely battling their foes on long gone battlefields or the books she consumes copiously She even has her own dragon with her grandmother, the Dowager Duchess of Dovedale Then on Christmas Eve, out of the snow, Robert returns Fleeing the family home for India all those years ago, the Duke of Dovedale returns like a knight returning from a long crusade in the Holy Land Charlotte instantly starts framing her world in her rose tinted way with a happy ending of hunting unicorns with jam tarts and kissing Robert in the sun, never mind it s bleak midwinter and her grandmother has surrounded her with rogues and dimwits in a final attempt to marry her off The worst of the lot being Francis Medmenham, descendant of the nefarious founder of the Hellfire Club But why did Robert return Is he here to court fair maiden Or does he have darker designs he has taken to Medmenham rather fast But of course it is all a misunderstanding wherein Robert is out for revenge but he can t let the fair maiden know of his deceit Breaking her heart for her own good, Robert sinks deeper into Medmenh...

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