Tempted by His Kiss

Narrated by: Rebecca De Leeuw
Series: The Byrons of Braebourne, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
Categories: Romance, Historical
4.5 out of 5 stars (251 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

London society knows the Byrons are "mad, bad, and dangerous" and every bit as fascinating as their poetic non-relation. Join the fun as New York Times best-selling author Tracy Anne Warren presents the first tale of this tempestuous family - famous for scandal and legendary at love....

Orphaned beauty Meg Amberley never planned to pose as Lord Cade Byron's fiancée. Caught in a snowstorm, she takes refuge at his estate. Stranded together, Meg soon finds herself falling under Cade's spell. When the roads clear, she intends to leave, but fate intervenes. 

Haunted by his past, Cade Byron has buried himself in the country. Then Meg - with her lush curves - invades his house and his life. With her reputation compromised, he proposes a pretend engagement and a London season where she can find a husband. 

But as their charade deepens, Cade can't let her go...vowing to tempt her with a kiss that just may lead to forever.

©2009 Tracy Anne Warren (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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Found My New Favorite Author

Having exhausted the works of most of my favorite authors, I had been looking for a new author. I was SO excited when I listened to my first Tracy Anne Warren book, narrated by Rebecca De Leeuw (also new to me) and encountered excellence in the story, writing and narration. I quickly purchased the 2nd book in the series and it was equally enjoyable. Sigh...so many new books to explore now. Bonus, this book was a suggested for me from Audible! They really do know me.

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Wow

What can I say—after reading dozens of mediocre novels I discovered a truly gifted novelist who has an amazing ability to bring a story and its characters to life! The narrator was also excellent!!! I will be continuing to read this series!

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Pretty darn good!

I loved most everything about this book and highly recommend it. There were only a time or two that I felt she was being quite idiotic and she even admits to it in the book! I couldn’t wait to hear the rest of the series. I’m currently on book 3 of the series. The narration could’ve been better. Wish the male voice was more masculine.

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This was an excellent Story!

“Tempted by His Kiss” was a Story that just kept on giving. A man in pain, living in sorrow and the love , the strength of a good woman brings these main characters together. Their adventure stole my heart, made me laugh and made me cry. The narrator did an excellent job with the performance and, this book deserves a big fat 5 stars!

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A story that pulls you in

Lord Byron, with his limp, PTSD, and drinking problem makes for an unlikely romantic hero, but Tracy Ann Warren manages to pull it off. And while the heroine, Meg Amberley, makes many of the ill-informed decisions that make you roll your eyes at the heroines in romantic novels, Warren still manages to make her a character you want to root for. I also enjoyed the pace of the story...speeding up and slowing down at intervals that keep your interest.

I don't entirely agree with the critiques of the narrator. Her narration style isn't boring. Her voice is melodic, but ironically, almost too melodic. She has the kind of voice that could lull a child to sleep during bedtime. In short, this is not the narrator I'd choose for a long road trip. But it's just fine for shorter listening times.

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Angst cranked up to 11

Tempted by His Kiss by Tracy Anne Warren is the first book in the Byron Brothers series and is the first book by the author that I've read.

So, I was looking for a book to read on a Saturday because I was bored and this was one of the offering on Audible Escape. I listened to the sample and I recognized the narrator but when I saw the name it wasn't the narrator I thought it was. But I kept thinking about it and it bothered me because I was sure Audible had made a mistake, I'm really good with voices, like really good and I was sure the narrator was Bianca Amato, not just sure - positive but the book listed a Rebecca De Leeuw as the narrator. I did some research and came to find out that it WAS Bianca Amator but that she narrated explicit romantic/erotica books under the nom de plume of Rebecca De Leeuw. Not just her, other narrator do this too! I found a whole list, it was crazy.

Anywho! I loved Bianca Amato and while I wasn't convinced by the book summary (it sounded kind of cheesy) the book was free and as I said, I was bored. Anyway, the story is about the second oldest of the five Byron (no relation to Lord Byron) brothers, Cade Byron, who after suffering a horrific experience as a soldier in Portugal during the Napoleonic wars has become a recluse at his estate in the north of England. There is a terrible snowstorm and a young woman Meg Amberley seeks shelter at his home, at first he refuses but when he sees how bad of a snowstorm it is, he relents and allows her to stay. She's traveling to Scotland to go live with her aunt but is only traveling with a made. They spend a couple of weeks together, snowed in, and people in the village find out and now Meg is compromised so her and Cade become fake engaged. Cade takes her to London with the idea of giving her a season and finding her a real husband. Told ya, the premise was silly.

However, it didn't feel very silly and the author did a good job selling us the story. Cade and Meg have great chemistry and the smut is first rate. The story faltered though the angst is contrived at times, the author extends it to far and it becomes frustrating for the reader. The characters, especially the heroine who was acted maturely throughout most of the book, because an immature child towards the end "He doesn't really love me, so I can't be with him, because he hasn't told me he loves me." What! Like, I get some of the insecurity but it was pushed way too far for way too long, which just made the story suffer because it veered into telenovela territory. And I love telenovelas but telenovelas embrace their crazy and don't try to pretend to be anything but what they are.

The narrator was great, as I expected, and she probably made the book much better than what it really was. I managed to listened to the entire book, though I was quite annoyed by the end.

Overall, it was an okay historical romance. Good smut, nice chemistry, not a great love story but an easy escape if you're bored.

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really

does Meg have to act and be so deluded and foolish. of course Cade isn't the emotional brain trust either.

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A great story!

This book was great and a beginning of a series so I am excited to listen to the rest. Tracy Warren is a gifted author and I feel I have discovered my new binge-reading subject matter.

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Story is just okay. Narration is Good!

Wow, this story was about 5 hours too long. Just sayin........

The story line just drug on and on and on it was never ending it seemed. The angst was just to extra, the internal dialogue too much. Geez I never thought this book would end. I am actually surprised I finished it. It had potential, but the author took it way to far filling up pages with a bunch of blah blah blah.

As for the narration, it was good so there is that. Rebecca De Leeuw does a good job on the male voices for sure!

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Good but....

I struggle with the idea that THIS narrator will continue to punish me for wanting to LISTEN to this series. I don't understand the choice. She's tolerable, but it took my interest in another volume in this series to get me to actually listen to this book. It's been I. my library since its release but four false starts and I gave up.... until I realized either I was wrong and I just needed to get into it before my frustration with narrator got to me, or the objection s were mine alone....

I got thru it. Very good story. still dismayed by narrator choice, but a good enough book to put up with her.

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