A Matter of Temptation by Stacy Reid
Series: A Matter of Temptation, book 1
Publisher: Entangled: Amara
No. of Pages: 259
Date of Publication: 28 June, 2022
My Rating: 4 Stars
A brand new historical romance series?
A brand new historical romance series with an awesome heroine and the buttoned up Earl who falls so completely for her?
I’ve really come to love historical romance as a genre and I appreciated this story so much. Reid’s writing is wonderful and I love the time she takes in describing the settings. Stacy Reid is a new to me author (I’ve only previously read her in a recent anthology) and I’m absolutely looking forward to reading more of this series and the author’s previous works.
eARC kindly provided by Entangled: Amara and NetGalley. Opinions shared are my own.
Miss Wilhelmina “Mina” Crawford is desperate. Having been ruined in the eyes of society years ago for one foolish, starry-eyed mistake, she spends her days secreted away at her family’s crumbling estate, helping her brother manage the land but not able to truly live life the way she’s always dreamed. When her brother admits to just how dire their finances have gotten, she takes it upon herself to procure employment…but the only one who will even consider the scandalous idea of a female secretary is the brilliant, ruthless, and infuriating Earl of Creswick.
Simon Loughton, the Earl of Creswick, needs help if he wants to finally pass the reform bill he’s been championing for years and secure the vote for England’s most vulnerable constituents. Too bad help comes in the form of a woman with breathtaking nerve, fiery red hair, and a sense of humor to match.
Now temptation—disguised as a lovely, clever-mouthed devil—lives and works under Simon’s very roof. And Mina finally feels as though she’s truly living life to her wildest dreams. But even the most incendiary of kisses can’t incinerate Mina’s past…or the shocking secret that could ruin them both.