Before I begin my summary and opinion I have to say that this is the first book I had read of Ella Quinn's and I was so intrigued with the story and so impressed with the author's writing that I immediately went back and read the two previous books in this series for more understanding and enjoyment as a whole.
Older than the usual lady having her first season, Lady Serena Weir catches the eye of many a prospective love interest. Serena is not used to being in the public eye and is much more at home managing the family estate. Serena's brother has other ideas, marriage is what's on his mind, so he sends Serena off to London to be thrust into society.
Robert Viscount Beaumont is taken with the beauty, even though he was determined to remain a bachelor for as long as humanly possible, Serena makes him think that marriage might not be a bad state to be in after-all, but there still is that betrayal he dealt with in his past that clouds his perception and he compares the lovely Serena to the one who hurt him so. While Serena finds Robert handsome and interesting, she is not sure that she sees herself as his or anyone's wife. Once Robert decides he wants Serena to wife he will do what he has to to convince her. When his plans go at a snail's pace, deception and manipulation set a course for either his conquest or his demise.
THE TEMPTATION OF LADY SERENA by Ella Quinn is a passionate tale of want. Both Serena and Robert want what they can't have until they can come to terms with each other's needs. These characters are so interesting and engaging, it was hard to put the book down. Ella Quinn is a consummate author and I am now a huge fan. As soon as I finished this tale, which was my very first Ella Quinn title, I went back and read every book I could get my hands on. I still can't get enough of this author's writing and I urge everyone who loves a great historical romance with an edge to grab THE TEMPTATION OF LADY SERENA by Ella Quinn and not let go.