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St. Martin's, Sep 2001, 6.99, 352 pp.
ISBN: 0312979495

    In 1808 near Oxford, Lord Gabriel Kenyon and Professor Henry Talisford finish studying the map of Africa so the tired noble goes to bed. Lying in his bed is Henry's sixteen-year-old daughter Kate who claims she loves Gabe. He tells her she must leave his room immediately, but she refuses. He bluntly tells her that neither he nor her father has time for her as they are going on an expedition in search of a fabled lost city in Abyssinia. A distraught Kate withdraws from his room due to Gabe's most noble but heart-wrenching act.

    Four years later, thugs murder Henry stealing a golden statue. Gabe becomes the guardian of Kate and her sister, but the former hates him and now blames him for her father's death. Still, Kate needs Gabe's help to avenge her father's murder and regain the stolen statue. As the peril increases, that spark from four years ago ignites into a deep love, but will Kate trust her heart or the scars from her last encounter with Gabe?

    With Barbara Dawson Smith's deserved reputation for strong novels, Regency romantic suspense fans will not need a second temptation to read her latest tale, TEMPT ME TWICE. The story line is exciting, loaded with intrigue, and never slows down for a breather as the plot spins to a fabulous climax. The lead protagonists are a delightful pair and the support cast includes the return of characters from previous books as well as a cunning murderous villain. Ms. Smith goes to the best seller lists as usual.

Harriet Klausner
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   19th century Forbidden/mismatched love?    -   Yes How mismatched?    -   old guy loving young gal    -   loving someone from historic enemy Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   chased by/chasing kidnapper/killer    -   searching for a treasure    -   going on a great trip Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes Struggle with...    -   (general) search for identity/new understanding

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   scholar Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   confused    -   blissful

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   wealthy

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   50% Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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