England, 1815: The eldest of three sisters, Lady Alexandra Chase has always done what was expected of her. But when the man she's loved since her girlhood returns from a long spell abroad, she quite suddenly finds herself hoping the fine lord her brother has picked for her won't propose. She decides that if he does, she'll quite improperly turn him down—that is, until the man of her hopes and dreams informs her he has no intention of marrying her.
The last time Tristan Nesbitt saw Alexandra, he was a common man with no hope of ever wedding the daughter of a marquess. Seven years later, he's now Lord Hawkridge, which should make him eminently suitable for the woman who long ago captured his heart. But a dreadful scandal has tarnished his name in England—a scandal so horrid that marrying Alexandra would ruin not only her flawless reputation but her whole family. For Alexandra's own good, he must fight his relentless desires and stay far away...
PLEASE NOTE: This book contains steamy love scenes. If you'd prefer to read a Sweet & Clean (kisses-only) version of this story, look for “Alexandra” by Lauren Royal & Devon Royal.
A complete, standalone story—no cliffhangers!
Series: Regency Chase Family Series, Book 1
Style: Humorous historical romance
Length: 103,000 words (about 415 standard pages)
Bonus Material: Author’s Note, preview of next book, link to giveaway
R-rated Content: Steamy love scenes!
This new edition is a significantly revised version of the original novel released by Penguin Putnam. Some old reviews may not be relevant to the current book.
• Top 10 Bestseller on Google Play, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, and Kobo!
• Finalist for the Holt Medallion, Golden Quill, Book Buyers' Best, Award of Excellence, and Beacon Awards!
"A captivating historical romance. Fans of Julia Quinn and Tessa Dare will love Lauren Royal!"
—Glynnis Campbell, USA Today Bestselling Author
"This deliciously humorous, tender, touching romance…takes history out of the doldrums and gives the era brightness and color that draws readers straight into the story."
"Royal brings her flair for mixing richly detailed historical settings with sinfully sexy romance to the Regency world.”
—Booklist (American Library Association)
While LOST IN TEMPTATION can be read as a stand-alone novel, many readers enjoy reading it as part of a series. All of Lauren's books feature Chase family members. Should you wish to read them in chronological order, this is the sequence:
Chase Family Series
1666 - AMETHYST (Colin & Amy)
1667 - EMERALD (Jason & Caithren)
1667 - FOREVERMORE (Cameron & Clarice)
1668 - AMBER (Trick & Kendra)
1673 - VIOLET (Ford & Violet)
1677 - LILY (Rand & Lily)
1677 - ROSE (Kit & Rose)
Regency Chase Family Series
1815 - LOST IN TEMPTATION (Tristan & Alexandra)
1816 - TEMPTING JULIANA (James & Juliana)
1817 - THE ART OF TEMPTATION (Sean & Corinna + Griffin & Rachael)
Specially Priced Boxed Sets
CHASE FAMILY BOXED SET ONE: THE JEWELS
CHASE FAMILY BOXED SET TWO: THE FLOWERS
REGENCY CHASE FAMILY BOXED SET
Themes: sexy love stories, lords and ladies, castles and noble estates, England and English history, 19th century and 1800s, Jane Austen era, sisters, family life, brother’s best friend, friends to lovers, second chance romance, marriage of convenience, wedding, matchmaking, romantic comedy, scandal and intrigue, suspense, murder and mystery, piano music, wine and winemaking, sweets and desserts, baking and cooking, recipes, animals and pets, mastiff dog