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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Review: Scandalous Summer Nights by Ann Barton

HOW FAR WILL TEMPTATION TAKE HIM . . .Lady Olivia Sherbourne isn't shy about speaking her mind, except when it comes to James Averill. For ten long years he has been her brother's best friend and her heart's only desire. But when Olivia hears James will soon set sail for an expedition to Egypt, she knows the time has come to make her move. It's now or never . . . 

James has always found Olivia bewitchingly attractive, but what kind of gentleman takes up with his best friend's sister? Not that he's thinking particularly gentlemanly thoughts when she appears on his exploratory trip-three hundred miles from home!-and incites a tavern fight. No matter what the devil she's doing there, it's his duty to see her safely back to her family. But how safe will she be when every starlit night brings wicked temptation . . . ?

James Averill is a fantastic hero, he is steadfast and solid yet surpasses average while remaining a good guy. Lady Olivia is the type of spunky heroine I've always longed to be. She takes matters in to her own hands and she knows exactly what she wants. I loved how lively this story was and how smoothly it flowed. I stayed up all night reading and wasn't sorry that I missed my sleep as it was well worth the sleeplessness. The descriptions transported me to a different place and time and the characters became as real to me as some of my friends and family.  I'm looking forward to reading more adventures with these family members because just the small glance that I got of some of the members has me hooked! I would highly recommend this one for anyone who loves historical romances.

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