Friday, February 3, 2017

Revolutionary Temptation by @Silvia_Violet #REVIEW #ULTIMATEINDULGENCE

Revolutionary Temptation, Silvia Violet
1777 New York City

The American colonists are fighting for their independence, but the battlefield is not the only place to wage war. When General Washington’s head of intelligence asks Captain Jack West to spy on the British in New York, Jack agrees, despite reservations about this ungentlemanly pursuit.

Jack’s contact in the city recruits bookshop owner Elias Ashfield, an impeccably dressed sensualist who flaunts his desire for both men and women and seeks a place in high society. Jack longs for a simple life guided by clear principles. Eli is a risk-taker who knows how to get what he wants. And he wants Jack in his bed.

Events in Jack’s past have made him fearful of acting on his secret craving for a man’s touch, but Eli intrigues Jack as much as he infuriates him. As Jack and Eli search for the information the rebel army needs, they realize there’s more between them than mere lust. But finding a way to be together may prove more difficult than defeating the British Empire.

I am a fan of Historicals but, I will admit most of them have been Scottish in nature. This was such a fun read for me. I don't know if it's because I knew how much fun the author had writing it, and that influenced my feelings going in, but I really did enjoy this book.

Jack West is gentleman soldier personified. He is injured and wants nothing more but to get back on the battlefield when he is asked to spy on the British by his commander. He would like to decline because he feels it's beneath him and not proper, but he also wants the war to end and knows the Continental army needs help.

Elias Ashfield is a cad, in the best possible way. He is trying to better himself and get out from under his awful, controlling uncle and will do what he must to make this happen. When he is asked to help spy on the British, he is more than ready to help.

Constance Sullivan is a widow of a British officer turned spy and is seriously my favorite character. Don't get me wrong I love the boys and they are hot together but I want to be Constance when I grow up.

There is mystery and intrigue and the story has great historical references without beating you over the head. The characters are flawed and real and make me want to read more about them. So if you have an afternoon free and want to make a trip to the past without the chance of catching dysentery, if you are looking for a fast paced, well written, sexy story then grab this book!


5 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
This book was given to us by the author. Many thanks.
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