16.12.14

THE TEMPTATION OF THE NIGHT JASMINE, by Lauren Willig

5/series. Another delightful Napoleonic-era historical romance/suspense in the Pink Carnation series, this one starring Robert, Lord Dovedale, who returns from twelve years soldiering in India to avenge his murdered mentor. Immediately he bumps into his young cousin Charlotte, who has fond memories of Robert’s long-ago kindness as her father lay dying. Her old admiration is now tinged with something more adult. Not that Robert notices. Click below for more...
Robert has serious grown-up things on his mind, including infiltration into the notorious Hellfire Club, and exposure of a sinister spy whose signature is a sprig of jasmine. More fun, an improvement over #4 in quality of writing, and a well-researched plot with solid historical underpinnings and a nicely bumbling hero who isn't quite what he seems. It’s a 4.5.
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