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THE PERFECT TEMPTATION
by Leslie LaFoy

Genre: Historical Romance
Setting: 1864 England

2004 Best Historical Romantic Adventure Nominee

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Wallowing in self-pity since his fiancée's death, John Aiden Terrell is asked by his private investigator friend to help protect Alexandra Radford and her charge, Mohan, a rajah's son, from assassins.

Alexandra fascinates Aiden. She despises his arrogance, but he makes her feel like a desirable woman even as he takes control of her household and teaches Mohan
about being a gentleman and a prince.

Then their safety is compromised, and Alex turns to Aiden for comfort, unleashing their mutual passions. As the danger escalates and past secrets are revealed, they get trapped in a dangerous web.

LaFoy builds sexual tension by subtle means, from deep within her characters' thoughts. Juxtaposing Indian philosophy with British propriety allows LaFoy to make the exotic ordinary and the ordinary exotic. Readers won't be disappointed with this thrilling adventure romance. SENSUAL (Jul., 380 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed By: Kathe Robin

Publisher: St. Martin's

Published: July 2004

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