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Don't Tempt Me By Loretta Chase Don t Tempt Me Spunky English girl overcomes impossible odds and outsmarts heathen villains That s the headline when Zoe Lexham returns to England After twelve years in the exotic east she s shockingly adept in the
  • Title: Don't Tempt Me
  • Author: Loretta Chase
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  • Don't Tempt Me By Loretta Chase Spunky English girl overcomes impossible odds and outsmarts heathen villains.That s the headline when Zoe Lexham returns to England After twelve years in the exotic east, she s shockingly adept in the sensual arts She knows everything a young lady shouldn t and nothing she ought to know She s a walking scandal, with no hope of a future unless someone can civilizeSpunky English girl overcomes impossible odds and outsmarts heathen villains.That s the headline when Zoe Lexham returns to England After twelve years in the exotic east, she s shockingly adept in the sensual arts She knows everything a young lady shouldn t and nothing she ought to know She s a walking scandal, with no hope of a future unless someone can civilize her.Lucien de Grey, the Duke of Marchmont, is no knight in shining armor He s cynical, easily bored, and dangerous to women He charms, seduces, and leaves them with parting gifts of expensive jewelry to dry their tears But good looks, combined with money and rank, makes him welcome everywhere The most popular bachelor in the Beau Monde can easily save Zoe s risqu reputation if the wayward beauty doesn t lead him into temptation, and a passion that could ruin them both.
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    1. Loretta Chase

      Loretta Lynda Chekani was born in 1949, of Albanian ancestry For her, the trouble started when she learned to write in first grade Before then, she had been making up her own stories but now she knew how to write them down to share In her teenage years, she continue to write letters, keep a journal, write poetry and even attempt the Great American Novel still unfinished She attended New England public schools, before she went off to college and earned an English degree from Clark University.After graduation, she worked a variety of jobs at Clark including a part time teaching post She was also moonlighting as a video scriptwriter It was there that she met a video producer who inspired her to write novels and marry him Under her married name, Loretta Chase, has been publishing historical romance novels since 1987 Her books have won many awards, including the Romance Writers of America RITA.


    1. So, although I am a Romance novel fan, I don t exactly keep abreast heh of what everyone s writing except maybe Eloisa James, because I m apparently contractually obligated to buy her latest book, a 3 Musketeer s Bar, and a diet coke and consume all three in an orgy of stereotypical American femaleness Sometimes I even dye my hair red while I m doing it.I WISH I WERE KIDDING.Anyway, I m a fan, but I m not a good fan, so I didn t know anything about Don t Tempt Me until I read this review despite [...]

    2. Zoe Lexham, after twelve years has return to England from being a captive of a harem A walking scandal with adept knowledge of the sensual arts, her family is at odds at what to do in order for her be welcome back into the ton Her knight in not shining armor and childhood friend, Lucien de Grey, The Duke of Marchmont finds it his duty to his old guardian and friend Lord Lexham to find a way to have the ton accept Zoe, what he didn t expect was the attraction between him and Zoe that may lead to [...]

    3. Another one that came very close to being five stars, if it wasn t for the unnecessary suspense plot added at the very end This isn t Lord of Scoundrels or Mr Impossible but it is a good example of why Loretta Chase is one of the top historical romance writers Zoe Lexham has always been the rebel of the eight Lexham children willful, stubborn, and fiercely independent, given to daring feats and running away No matter her past behavior, Society, her family, and most of all Lucien de Grey is shock [...]

    4. Not enough of a plot to hold my attention, so I gave this one up than half way through Too much emphasis on London s society rules, social norms, proper dress appearance, getting accepted in society by snobs and gossip Ugh.Hoped the story would move out of this, but it did not With a few extremely minor exceptions, nothing happened other than Lucien Duke of Marchmount also called Marchmount throughout most of the book trying to help Zoe become excepted by society after she was returned to her f [...]

    5. Reread 22 Jan 2018 Really enjoyed the reread, and I m upping to 4 stars I really liked the development of Zoe and Lucien s relationship They were so good for each other, and there were no annoying miscommunications etc etc And this time around I enjoyed the mystery with the servants a little than on the first read The H showed compassion and restraint, which I liked The H s respect and love for Lord Lexham, who had been a surrogate father to him, was also admirable I felt Ms Chase handled the g [...]

    6. This was my first Loretta Chase book, and I really became a fan of hers In Don t Tempt Me , Zoe Lexham has found her way home to London after 12 years of exile in the East She was kidnapped and sold into slavery on a family trip there when she was only 12 years old Lucien de Grey, Duke of Marchmont, is determined to prove that the woman claiming to be Zoe is lying, but one look proves she is the spirited childhood friend that he d given up on ever seeing again Lucien decides that its his duty to [...]

    7. I ve given this an A for narration and a B for content at Audiogals, which I suppose makes something like 4.5 stars, but I m rounding up because Kate Reading.Wonderful as it is to have another new to audio story from the terrific team of Loretta Chase and Kate Reading, I m a little bit sad, too, as Don t Tempt Me and Your Scandalous Ways complete the set of recordings of Ms Chase s backlist titles In case someone with clout is reading this, I m sure fans won t object to recordings of the novella [...]

    8. Reading this book made me angry Mostly because of the heroine All the other characters were bland stupid inconsequential did not signify, even the hero, so the only person worth talking about is the heroine I would be hard pressed to find a stupider, selfisher, idiotic, obnoxious, slap smack worthy female in any book I ve read all year Or ever In fact, the only other character I can think of who comes close to her is the heroine in A Little Bit Wild.Beyond stupid Beyond horrible If anyone eve [...]

    9. This isn t the best Loretta Chase book, but it s certainly not near the worst It s actually very enjoyable The end peters out a bit strangely, but overall this book was much better than I thought it would be based on other reviews I ve seen.Lucien and Zoe are a really great couple Chase does her patented and peerless manipulation of the reader to make a hero who is a paradigm of lazy, arrogant, selfishness actually lovable The specifics fill out the model and you just have to feel for the guy in [...]

    10. 4 Estrellas, y me ha dejado m s satisfecha de lo que pensaba Iba muy esc ptica cuando lo empec , porque la sinopsis me parec a muy inveros mil, y admito que tambi n la historia del pasado de Zoe Pero no s c mo lo ha hecho Loretta Chase, que quienes me han ganado han sido sus personajes y han hecho que el libro valiera la pena.Lucien y Zoe se conocen de toda la vida, l era el chico hu rfano del mejor amigo de su padre y vivieron siempre como hermanos Zoe, con su vitalidad y dulzura era una calami [...]

    11. Loretta Chase can be called a save bet for me, and I m than glad and somehow relieved that I really enjoyed this one I loved the hero, because Chase can create the most enticing heroes who are strong and manly and dominant and all that stuff, but at the same time have a vulnerability and a just something that makes them stand out from other stereotypical heroes The heroine, a somewhat only half fallen, rather on the bridge of being fallen woman is funny, quirky, innocent, self confident and abo [...]

    12. I LOVED this book I thought it was so funny and there are too many hilarious moments to mention Zoe Octavia Lexham has been held captive as a harem slave for 12 years in Egypt She finally escaped and returned to her family in England only to find that she doesn t quite fit in She knows too many things a young English lady should not know and doesn t know what is or is not proper topics of conversation For instance Zoe had found out that one was not allowed to mention a great many subjects certai [...]

    13. Lucien de Grey, the Duke of Marchmont has an interesting history with Lord Lexham s daughter, Zoe Octavia When a ten year old Lucien lost his parents, his father s best friend, who happened to be Lexham, took him and his brother Gerard into his home Lucian and Gerard were quite welcomed into the Lexham brood But the child who makes the most impression on Lucian, is five year old Zoe Octavia Zoe was there always annoying Lucien and getting into trouble She had a bad habit of running away and not [...]

    14. An odd and to me offensive book, one that feels as if the talented Chase just mailed it in Drawing on the white slavery trope, the novel features a girl kidnapped in Egypt at the age of 12 and given as a wife to an impotent prince Escaping at the age of 24, Zoe returns to England but needs to find a powerful husband in order to take her rightful place in ton society That a girl who was kidnapped at 12, who stayed in another culture for 12 years, and who was taught about sexuality in a way that [...]

    15. Loved this book, especially the way Zoe, who has changed a lot since she was child, just says whatever is on her mind I also loved how she didn t act like a coquette and just took whatever Lucien gave her Nice change of pace from the normal Historical Romance Great book

    16. I really don t like reading series books out of order But I just couldn t resist this one It sounded so good A woman Zoe Lexham is kidnapped as a child and is forced into a harem for 10 years Now, you find out through the course of the story that although she was in this harem of some Egyptian king s favorite son, she was still a virgin To me, this is THE most unbelievable thing I have EVER read Come on Still a virgin She explains that the king s son was ill and whatever illness it was caused hi [...]

    17. Good novel by a great author I enjoyed it but wouldn t re read it, hence the 3 star rating.This novel was unbelivable in a fun way, like many of Chase s best Mr Impossible is a good example Plucky English girl is abducted at 12 and held in the harem of an eastern pasha with erectile dysfunction, and escapes at the age of 24 and returns to England to find love with her father s ward, the Duke.Yes, it stretches your credulity, but ironically I had no problem with the virgin harem girl plot point I [...]

    18. A fun and fluffy romance So far my least favorite of Chase s novels I think mostly because the heroine got on my nerves She was smart and clever and caring but quite often she made the most ridiculous choices it annoyed me It was almost as if she wanted the world to revolve around her and this could quite be the case considering she was the youngest of a large family and had spent 12 years as a captive But I think my issue was that she was so clearheaded about everything else this stubborn refus [...]

    19. Beni Ba tan kartma dialoglar yla sizi e lendiren, kimi zaman sinirlendiren ho bir kitap Ama malesef evirisinin kurban oldu O a dan kitapta eviri y z nden k zd m ok yerler oldu Ben g lerek okudum o unlu unu Konusu Zoe adl k z m z 12 ya nda bir M s r seyahatinde hizmet isi taraf ndan ka r l r Ama ailesine ka t s ylenir Y llarca ara t rmadan sonra k z bulamazlar Zoe 12 ya ndan beri bir harem de ya yordur Bir g n tesad fi mi yoksa komplo mu bilinmez hem kocas hemde kaynatas l r ve oda bu bo lukta ka [...]

    20. This one was a smooth running story with a good dialog you came to expect from Ms Chase writing But it made me feel like a pearl diver who jumped to retrieve a promising oyster, opened it, and, instead of a beautiful pearl, found a small lackluster specimen The story could be so much richer if the transformation of The Harem Girl to a member of the upper echelon of society was not done so quickly and smoothly The heroine experience in captivity was sprinkled throughout the book and I kept thinki [...]

    21. This is the first, and most likely the last book, I have read by Loretta Chase The story itself, would have been ingenious, if it had been executed with anything even resembling Well it seems I m even at a loss of words to inspire me Maybe it was catching I ve heard great things about this Author, and she had come highly recommended So you could imagine my surprise when I found myself reading, page after page of painfully boring droll It did have a half dozen, extremely funny, laugh out loud sce [...]

    22. DNF not my cup of teaIn order for me to enjoy a period piece I need to be sucked into that time from page 1 This story felt like a modern telling conveniently placed in the past Also, I knew I was going to grow sick of the H s shuttered eyes I mean who really does that.Maybe I ll come back to this, but there are so many books to read.

    23. Full Review LinkIt is a truth accepted and confirmed by us, Book Smugglers, that if you are in search of a good romance novel you should look no further than the C in your local book store It is there that you will find Loretta Chase s books in all their splendid quality that comes from all The Loretachaseness in them wonderful dialogue, the light and yet deeply emotional plots and wonderful heroes and heroines.Don t Tempt Me is yet another one to those books by the author in which every single [...]

    24. The narrator, Kate Reading, does an outstanding performance All the humor and wit of the novel is given life The novel is a stellar story about a fallen woman and the childhood friend, who promises to restore her place in society.

    25. I really enjoyed this book I read it in only a few hours, the pace of the story and the witty repartee between the characters kept me smiling and engaged the whole time.Lucien de Gray, Duke of Marchmont and Zoe Octavia Lexham knew each other as children After the death of Lucien s parents, Zoe s father stood in loco parentis to the young boy and his elder brother and the families spent much time together Lucien and Zoe have a connection even as children After the death of his brother in a riding [...]

    26. Now, I was tempted to give this 4 stars but a few things got in my way But still this was a good historical romance, a fun book to read and some parts really was funny and they entertained me.Zoe, an englishwoman who s famous for her rule breaking and runaways, is kidnapped from a family holiday in Egypt when she was twelve years old and sold to a harem The book starts after twelve years of Zoe s kidnapping, when she finally manages to escape the Harem and finds her way into England Lucien de Gr [...]

    27. Zoe and Lucien I ended up liking this one than I thought I would Zoe was a wild child until she disappears during a trip with her family to Egypt After Lucien s parents died and he and his brother were taken in by Zoe s father, she became a favourite person of Lucien s Then Lucien s brother died too and it seemed that Zoe was all he had left until she disappeared Zoe spent 12 years as the wife married at 12 to a desert prince who was impotent She finally manages to escape and returns to her fam [...]

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