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A plain Regency governess

In bed with the duke!

Part of The Lochmore Legacy: a Scottish castle through the ages! Unceremoniously packed off to Scotland to care for the Duke of Lochmore’s young son, practical widow Joane Langdale fears she will be ignored as always. But the deep connection and heated passion that develops between her and Benneit is far more dangerous! When Benneit is expected to propose to another, how dare Jo dream of becoming his duchess?

The Lochmore Legacy collection

Book 1 — His Convenient Highland Wedding

Book 2 — Unlaced by the Highland Duke by Lara Temple

Book 3 — A Runaway Bride for the Highlander by Elisabeth Hobbes

Book 4 — Secrets of a Highland Warrior by Nicole Locke

“The Earl’s Irresistible Challenge is a beautifully developed, wholly absorbing romance featuring two strongly drawn protagonists who are clearly made for each other. Lara Temple once again demonstrates her gift for humorous, insightful dialogue ... A very strong start to a new series.”

— All About Romance on The Earl’s Irresistible Challenge

“A thoroughly enjoyable romance ... Five stars for a fantastic read.”

— Caitlyn Lynch on The Earl’s Irresistible Challenge

May 1
Harlequin Digital Sales Corporation

Customer Reviews

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Be Still my Heart!

To say this book was made my heart smile does not even begin to describe it!
A hero who cares deeply for his son Jamie, Benneit, Duke of Lochmore, is being pushed by his late wife's family to take Jamie and let them care for him or enroll him in school. When he will not give in, they push to have his late wife's cousin Joane to act as a companion to Jamie until he married. He was already set to marry Lady Tessa McCrieff, but it was not official yet. The union would pull the two families together and mend a rift that had been ongoing, plus McCrieff would help support his business.
Jo, having been widowed for two years, is looking forward to caring for Jamie because she loves children. Plus she will enjoy being in Scotland and be a little more independent. Jo knew Benneit from when he was courting he cousin years ago, but they had not interacted that much. Of course he never paid that much attention to her.
But fate is ready to step in when he sees how Jo and Jamie spend time together and her special way with him. Never realizing how lovely she was inside and out, Benneit begins to have feelings for her and she for him.
Can I say that Lara Temple has enchanted me with her wonderful words that magically bring the setting of Scotland and the world of Benneit and Jo alive? She pulled me into the lives of the characters to the point I could feel their emotions and only hope they could be together forever. He is such a compelling character with his love that surrounds his son and you know he will do anything to protect him. Jo grows strong the longer she is away from her family and loves Jamie almost as much as he does.
Is there any way they can be together now that he is pledged to another? I literally could not put this book down once I started. Yes, I was up until 3 in the am, but this was much more important than sleep! To say my heart melted and I sighed several times only touches slightly on my emotions. I cannot wait to read the next story in this series and can only hope it comes soon!! This will go on my to be read again shelf and I would say one of my favorite reads this year!

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