Dec 26, 2014

Season For Desire by Theresa Romain Review

SEASON FOR DESIRE by Theresa Romain
Holiday Pleasures # 4

Like her four sisters, Lady Audrina Bradleigh is expected to marry a duke, lead fashion, and behave with propriety. Consequently, Audrina pursues mischief with gusto, attending scandalous parties and indulging in illicit affairs. But when an erstwhile lover threatens to ruin her reputation, Audrina has no choice but to find a respectable husband at once.
Who would guess that her search would lead her to Giles Rutherford, a blunt-spoken American on a treasure hunt of his own? When a Christmas snowstorm strands the pair at a country inn, more secrets are traded than gifts—along with kisses that require no mistletoe—and Audrina discovers even proper gentlemen have their wicked side…

 Lady Audrina Bradleigh was drugged and abducted and put in a coach headed for Scotland. Thankfully (well at first), Giles Rutherford, a blunt-spoken American jeweler and his father Richard, who are on a treasure hunt of their own; managed to rescue her (under orders from her father) and wait for her Father’s arrival. When her father finally arrives, with Lady Irvine; he dismisses her lightly and thrusts her into the care of Lady Irvine and the Rutherford’s, then departs back to London with the villain, with warning words for Audrina “Don’t show your face in London unless you are betrothed”. So onwards this mismatched foursome head, with a puzzle to solve and a potential scandal to cover up, but how will everyone fair when everything is said and done.

A Season for Desire was a delight to read, but I would recommend that you read the book slowly, as it tends to jump from on character to another. If you read fast (like I do), you will miss parts of the book.
Audrina and Richard characters are loveable from the get go. Giles and Lady Irvine’s characters are a bit more spicy and confrontational. I would love to know what happens to Sophie in the end, but maybe that is in another book.

Some parts of the story does get a little confusing, and sometime the writing is a little choppy, but the story shines through and you can’t help but fall in love with the characters. Even though this book can be read as a stand-alone, I would recommend that you read the series (which I am now planning to do).

Overall, Season for Desire is a beautiful story, one that brought tears to my eyes on several occasions and a story that I will read again and again. I give it a well-deserved 8 out of 10.


Historical romance author Theresa Romain pursued an impractical education that allowed her to read everything she could get her hands on. She then worked for universities and libraries, where she got to read even more. Eventually she started writing, too. She lives with her family in the Midwest.

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