Monday, July 26, 2010

Tessa Dare Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway: Twice Tempted By A Roque

Today we'll have Tessa Dare's book Twice Tempted By A Rogue featured and reviewed here at The Cajun Book Lady along with a great giveaway. So pull up a chair and let's check out this trilogy!
Thoughts:
Lots of mixed feeling about this one. While the first book was good, this one was slower moving. It seems in this book the characters were somewhat out of place for their time period. Meredith is a strong woman but she is too forward and willful for a woman in that time. On the other hand, she is a strong character and not afraid to explore her sexuality. Rhys does not stay true to his character in the first book and he seems very determined to believe he has no control over his life and everything is dependent on fate. Once again on the other side of it, Rhys has a haunted past which he effectively overcomes by the end of the story. He tries to make amends to the town to make up for what he felt he did as a young man.
There were a few too many story lines that were started but not wrapped up at the end although it did have a happy ending. There could have been more emphasis on the Stud Club which it appears is the basis of the trilogy. Now all that said, the first book was good...Even though this book is part of a trilogy it has the ability to stand alone. The third book in the trilogy, Three Nights with a Scoundrel, just came out and while reading I found myself laughing out loud before finishing the first chapter. The third book promises to be an exciting read.
So like I said, there were mixed feelings about the second book while the first and third books were enjoyed. So while this book may not have been a winner alone, the three books are good together as a group.
If you win the giveaway I'd love to hear your thoughts on the second book and the trilogy as a whole. :)
**Thanks to TLC for organizing this tour and Random House for providing review copies. All opinions are my own
About The Book:
(from Amazon)

The daring members of the Stud Club are reckless gamblers and no strangers to risk—until love raises the stakes in Twice Tempted by a Rogue. Luck is a double-edged sword for brooding war hero Rhys St. Maur. His death wish went unanswered on the battlefield, while fate allowed the murder of his good friend in the elite gentlemen’s society known as the Stud Club. Out of options, Rhys returns to his ancestral home on the moors of Devonshire, expecting anything but a chance at redemption in the arms of a beautiful innkeeper who dares him to take on the demons of his past—and the sweet temptation of a woman’s love.Meredith Maddox believes in hard work, not fate, and romance isn’t part of her plan. But when Rhys returns, battle-scarred, world-weary, and more dangerously attractive than ever, the lovely widow is torn between determination and desire. As a deep mystery and dangerous smugglers threaten much more than their passionate reckoning, Meredith discovers that she must trust everything to a wager her heart placed long ago.
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Here's where you can find out even more about this trilogy:
Visit Tessa's Website here.
Want to see if you'll like these books? You can read the first 60 pages of book one One Dance With A Duke here.
Here is a fun book trailer!
Here are the books on Amazon.com
Tessa on twitter.
Tessa on Facebook.

Giveaway:

Thanks to the kind folks at Random House I'm able to offer one complete set of books to one winner!

-open to US/Canadian residents only

If you'd like to enter then please leave a comment or question for the author.

If you would like one extra entry then please spread the word and leave me a link. :)

19 comments:

  1. I haven't read any of Tessa's books yet, but after reading the excerpt of "One Dance With a Duke", I definitely need to get her books the next time I'm at a bookstore!!!! Tessa, they sound great!!!
    barbs562 at gmail dot com

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  2. Great giveaway!!
    do enter me ...i m a follower
    vidishamun@gmail.com

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  3. This sounds like a great series. I'll be adding it to my wishlist, Tessa. Please enter me in the drawing.

    forwhlz at gmail dot com

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  4. I tweeted this at http://twitter.com/ForWhlz/status/19577807543

    forwhlz at gmail dot com

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  5. Omg this is an awesome giveaway!!! **bows down**
    I have not read anything by Ms. Tessa, but I am hoping that will change ~ soon!
    Please enter me!!!
    alliwantandmorebooks@ gmail.com (and I am a follower)

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  6. I'm so glad to hear you're enjoying the trilogy! Thanks so much for being on the tour!

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  7. I love the diversity of your book reviews. And I just realized you have other blogs! Heading there soon...

    Michele
    SouthernCityMysteries

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  8. I haven't read any of Tessa's books yet and would love to win them. I am headed to the beach at the end of August and could use some nice beach reads.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

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  9. I would ask what is your favorite time period in history? The book sounds great, I would love to read it.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  10. great contest!! would love to win!!!

    mariannguyen16(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  11. I really want to read the Stud Club trilogy. I've read the last trilogy that Tessa Dare wrote and it was fantastic, so I'm sure this one will be too.

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  12. Yay Tessa! I'm really looking forward to more of your stories. Your first few books are on my keeper shelf :) I love your characters!!!!

    rachie2004 @ yahoo (d0t) com

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  13. Ooh...I want, I covet these books!! Thanks for the chance.

    jenma76 at hotmail dot com

    Tweeted too:
    http://twitter.com/scorpio1m/status/19615018732

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  14. I have Tessa's books on my TBR list, and can't wait to get started on them!

    minnchica(dot)bookpusher(at)gmail.com

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  15. I haven't read anything by this author yet. I'd like to ask her where she gets her inspiration. I'm always curious about what motivates a writer!

    meredithfl at gmail dot com

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  16. These sounds really good. I'd love to be entered!

    I am a follower

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

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  17. I would like to be tempted by a rogue at least once in my life.
    sasluvbooks(at)yahoo.com

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  18. I have to say I always enjoy Tessa's books and am so glad you are having this great giveaway.
    I love books where I find myself laughing out loud.Thanks.
    Carol L.
    Lucky4750@aol.com

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  19. I read all of Tessa's novels, one of my favorite authors! Please count me in!

    delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

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