In the Garden of Temptation (The Garden Series Book 1) by Cynthia Wicklund

In the Garden of Temptation (The Garden Series Book 1)

By Cynthia Wicklund

  • Release Date: 2010-09-20
  • Genre: Historical
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Description

Lose yourself In the Garden of Temptation.

Honor – Adam Stanford, Earl of Ashworth, has always done the right thing.
Desire – Lady Catherine Bourgeault, lonely and rejected, longs to experience passion, to love just once in her life.
Treachery – The Baron Bourgeault, to what extremes will an obsessive, unstable man go to achieve his own dark ends?
Seduction – In the face of a love that will not be denied, Adam and Catherine risk everything to be together.
Betrayal – What price must Catherine and Adam pay for a forbidden love in a time when honor meant everything?

Excerpt:
Catherine didn’t know if she wanted to tell Lord Ashworth about her retreat. She had come upon it not long after her marriage to Edgar, and it had offered her the only peace she was to know for a long time.
It was dangerous to share the only thing that belonged to one. Yet the thought of spending an afternoon with the earl in her most treasured place, sharing a leisurely meal, beckoned her. She glanced shyly over her shoulder to see if he still followed.

Lord Ashworth rode only a few yards behind her horse, and he grinned when their eyes met. He had a lazy, sensual smile and, when he looked at her like that, she felt an odd breathless catch in her throat. She wondered how it would feel if he were to place those warm lips to hers instead of the back of her hand.
Oh dear! There went that catch again.

Within moments they entered a clearing. Catherine dismounted without waiting for the earl’s assistance and swung her arms wide as she turned in a circle about the shaded copse. “What do you think?” she asked.

The earl, still astride, cast his gaze slowly around the tiny glen as he studied the scenery. He then turned his attention to Catherine but did not speak. A suggestive grin broke the calm of his expression as he continued to watch her. “More beautiful than I could have imagined,” he murmured.

Simple statement that, but it held a wealth of meaning. Catherine dropped her arms while staring back in fascination. Her mouth fell open and her breathing quickened. The air vibrated with unspoken words as they shared a moment of absolute understanding. The specter of desire had been brought into the open and was acknowledged.

Experience In the Garden of Temptation today. Meet characters you'll visit again in the other books in this series.

Bonus Material:
Excerpt from Just One Look, Romantic Comedy by Joan Reeves.

Now Available:
In the Garden of Seduction, Book 2 of The Garden Series.
In the garden of Disgrace, Book 3 of The Garden Series.

Coming Soon:
In the Garden of Deceit, Book 4 of The Garden Series

Reviews

  • Best

    5
    By Sue2020smith
    This is one of best books I've read for while even tho I kinda figure it out in the early part I enjoyed it
  • Sooo in love w/lovestories

    5
    By Bocachula_2
    So romantic. So in love with love.
  • Great book

    5
    By alljazzedout
    I enjoyed this book very much! I didn't think it was going to be interesting, but I couldn't put it down. Buying the 2nd book right away.
  • Very Good

    5
    By PrincesaUno
    Loved it
  • Good Read

    4
    By Bookvamp
    If you can get past the adultery part - the first time the sin is committed, even though very wrong, is still acceptable. But after that, there's no excuse for the hero/heroine to continue on. I kept hoping for her to grow some back bone and leave the baron, but maybe during the time period where women basically have no rights whatsoever, she didn't have a choice except to stay on. Other than that, this book is an enjoyable read and I look forward to the other two books in the series.
  • Tedious

    3
    By Anne Westbrook215
    The plot was okay, but the writing itself seemed drawn out and tedious to read.
  • In the garden of temptation.

    5
    By Ellie810
    Excellent story and characters.
  • In the Garden of Eden

    4
    By Mom of two 6 &2
    Good read.
  • Not my cup of tea

    1
    By Atlz3
    Rule number one adultery is not romantic. Is there anyone out there who at one time has not been cheated on in a relationship? I have to admit to not finishing the book as the premise was so abhorrent to me. The characters did not appeal to me at all.
  • Amazing

    5
    By Marls242
    This should be a movie. Does anyone know any other books like this one?

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