Tempted by the English Marquis
When Love Conquers Duty.
Gideon Kembal, Marquis of Holwell, vows to save those he loves from the shocking scandal which threatens to tear his family apart. Duty bound, he sails to Italy, determined to bring his wayward mother and sister back to England.
Serafina de Luca is the obedient daughter of one of Rome's most wealthy and powerful families. Despite her heart's secret desire, she knows her future lies in a loveless, political marriage.
Arriving in Rome, Gideon finds himself at war with his mother. His only respite is found in the company of the enchanting Serafina who offers to show him around the ancient city.
The attraction which sparks between them soon becomes a blaze of passionate temptation. Serafina accepts Gideon's offer of a life with him in England.
When their secret romance is exposed, her family is outraged. Serafina faces the heartbreak of being forced to marry a man she barely knows, while Gideon finds himself fighting an honor duel, to the death.
As hope stands on the edge of bitter despair, can the holy city deliver them a miracle?
Tempted by the English Marquis is the latest installment in the Duke of Strathmore, Regency Historical Romance Series.
Sasha Cottman writes Regency romance with heroes to die for, and heroines who are strong and courageous.
When Gideon Kembal, Marquis of Holwell, and Serafina de Luca met a year ago, they fell in love, but neither of them confessed their feelings. Now Gideon is in Rome to retrieve his mother and sister to avoid scandal. He and Serafina might get a second chance. Lots of things are happening in this interesting and entertaining story. There is a secret romance that has simmered for a year, a mother and daughter to be dealt with, a father greedy for more power, and a lost friend found. The descriptions of Roman sights are lovely. The characters are wonderful, especially Gideon and Serafina. The chemistry between them sizzles. One question must still be answered: will he be able to convince his mother to come home? Perhaps he and his father will have a happy ending. This is a great read, and I look forward to Augusta and Flynn’s story.
I received an ARC of this book and am voluntarily reviewing it.