Rachel Brimble: The Temptation of Laura



Ges of getting Laura to be his LucindaAdam and Laura struggle as they learn who each are and ultimately what each want This story touches the soul and while these two whose love fairly flies off the page are willing to solve their problems will they be able I love historical romance but sometimes they all seem the dame Don t get me wrong sometimes it s not a bad thing like revisited an old friend after not seeing them for a while There may be subtle differences but overall nothing has truly changed Therefore when I find a historical romance that sticks out for whatever reason it excites me Rachel Brimble s novels interested me greatly because they promised something different Prostitutes actresses and village girls These aren t the usual heroines in a historical romance No those are the side characters there to help or hinder the Hh And often than not are shown in a less than favorable light Even when they are aiding the main characters these commoners are typically depicted as uneducated unkempt andor even something less than humanBut Brimble made them human Not only that she made them likable Despite how common or low class Brimble s lead couples seem to be they are still very much human with morals and standards I found myself rooting for them just as much I would the usual ton couples I read about maybe even so since I felt I could relate to these charactersBrimble also has an easy enjoyable writing style I found myself gliding along the pages never once stumbling over a word phrase or sentence that didn t make senseOverall I enjoyed every single novel I have read from Brimble thus far I felt her interwoven tales of love and struggle on a visceral and loved that she wrote about the often forgotten members of society during this era A refreshing historical Read my full review at My Devastating Reads A dark emotional romance The Temptation of Laura was a wonderful read I really enjoyed reading this lovely bookLaura was a great heroine She had a difficult life that forced her to make unsavory decisions but she refused to be ashamed of doing what she needed to do in order to survive But she was also determined to leave that life once and for all She was a strong character and uite admirable for what she went through My only issue with her was that even thought I understood the reason for it her deep cynicism was rather frustrating at ti H Adam Laceyh Laura RobinsonSo ou got Laura who has a difficult life that forced her to make decisions that she not proud of but she had to do it in order to survive Then ou got Adam who will do almost anything to make it I thought they were a good couple willing to let go of the past for each other But I didn t feel the heat the consuming love or want of each other I thought the book was good Originally written for Book Bliss book blog I received a copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased and honest reviewReview 25 starsGeneral Unfortunately for me this book didn t hit home The blurb intrigued me based on concept and my curiosity at what time frame this was taking place However I was unable to engage in the plot characters or the time frame it was set in I did finish as the overall idea was interesting but it isn t one that I m keen on reading another from the author For me everything just was a little flat the characters weren t as strongly developed as I would have liked and the time frame felt like it was just slapped on for the sake of making the characterizations wor. So much Certain they can make the perfect team on and off stage he is determined to win her heart and discover her story But that is precisely what Laura fears And she has no idea that Adam harbors shameful secrets of his own Will the truth free them to love or destroy all their dreams.

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Find work there She is able to find an honest job selling treats at the theater where she meets Adam Adam is an actor and aspiring playwright who knows that the key to the play that he has written is Laura Adam pursues Laura and convinces her to be in his play The pair become close and eventually Laura and Bette both move into Adam s home for protection from the neighborhood pimp Adam knows about Laura s past but is able to look beyond that and they both start having feeling for each otherThis book is darker than most historical romances at least those that I have encountered Laura has been a prostitute in order to take care of herself and has a hard time believing that anyone will ever see her as anything but a whore Adam has been at the mercy of wealthy widows in order to find work They both have a hard time learning to be together without falling back on past behaviors This is not simply the story of two people falling in love It is really the story of two people who are hurting learning to love each other while learning to change their life It was a bit different and I liked that about the bookI found the characters to be somewhat believable Not all of their actions were believable but for the most part it felt authentic I thought the writing was well done I really like that the author chose to let the characters mess up since it was really unexpected for me I would recommend this book to any romance reader willing to try something a little darker I plan to check out other works by this author THE TEMPTATION OF LAURA by Rachel Brimble lives of guilt and sorrow et determination pull Hummer you into the hardships of lifeet ultimately love is all that mattersIn many ways this read rather a sad story It also has a powerful message with well developed complex characters The events and situations which Adam and Laura find themselves individually are desperate But can their attraction with the willingness to share life make this a happy ever afterLaura Robinson and her best friend of seven ears are in desperate straights Bette an older woman has pneumonia and daily she slips a little further from life Laura is crushed with concern for the woman She admires Bette s joie de livre and a determination to look at the bright side of life when one s plight would have others give up But not only does deprivation of money weigh heavy on these two women danger lurks literally at their doorBaxter the local pimp and rent gouger preys on women who have little else to sustained themselves Laura is absolutely determined she is out of the business of selling herself and fights not to allow Baxter to take what little they have their dignityMoney is dangerously low and Laura needs a job With that in mind she makes way to the local theater and procures a job providing sweets and fruit and to those watching the play She loves the feel of the theatre and finally gets to see the wonderful actor Adam LaceySparks fly when Adam catches sight of Laura Their eyes lock To Adam he has found his Lucinda the heroine of a play he s written To Laura she has found a man who interests her body and soulAdam Lacy co stars with Monica Danes at the Theater Royal The play will be closing soon Adam s decided to pursue his real dream of being a playwright but can t do it until he has an investor His presently investor is a woman who demands favors from him He is unwilling to continue to pimp himself He must find another way a new investor and to jump the challen. Pation seems impossible Hoping to attract a gentleman she attends the theater Yet the man Laura captivates is no customer but a rising star and playwrightAdam Lacey has been driven to distraction since the moment he saw Laura She is his ideal leading lady come to irresistible life and.

I loved this story Laura is a strong caring woman forced by circumstances into prostitution and is thoroughly deserving of the lucky breaks which her encounter with playwright and actor Adam Lacey leads to A captivating blend of dark and light The Temptation of Laura raises some important issues about women s lives down the ages but wraps the serious uestions in a delightful and easy to read love story I loved the story and the heroine Laura Robinson was a strong woman who had a very bad past Her story was very moving I loved that she was able to overcome her past and still managed to teach her hero a lesson or two The Hero Adam Lacey had glimmers of sweetness and was fun to get to know In the beginning I thought he was selfish and that he wasn t the brightest bulb in the pack being too focused on his own success to really pay much attention to what Laura was going through Their relationship was a little dark but the romance was very sweet I give this book a 30 star rating Plot and Hero needed developing but other than that it shows great promise Laura Robinson had been a prostitute since the age of 15 She is tired of that life and wants to make something of herself She has always wanted to be an actress and manages to get a job selling food at the local theatreAdam Lacey has the staring role at the theatre but would really like to be writing the plays instead of acting in them When he sees Laura for the first time he knows she would be the perfect person to star in his play It was if the part had been written just for herLaura don t believe that Adam wants her for his play She believes that he knows what she use to be and just wants to get her into bed Adam soon convinces her of his sincerity and they begin rehearsingAs they spend and time with each other their attraction grows Can it lead anywhere What will each of them do to get the life that they wantI ll be honest and say that if I had known that the story was about a prostitute I probably wouldn t have reuested it I ll remember to read the write up better next time Having been approved for the story through NetGalley I went ahead and kept reading to do the review The writing was good but I just couldn t get into the story I don t know why the idea of a prostitute turned me away as I ve read stories about courtesans and enjoyed them but it did I did like the character of Adam and most of the secondary characters but the story just didn t do anything for me Having said that I see that the author has another historical novel that I would be willing to read it in the futureThanks go out to NetGalley and eKensington for a copy of the book in exchange of an honest review This review can also be found at Carole s Random LifeI received an advance reader edition of this book from Kensington Books and Net Galley for the purpose of providing an honest reviewI give this book a solid 4 stars This is one of those books that will work for some readers but not for others I liked this book and found that it did work for me but many romance readers will not feel the same This is not a hearts and flowers feel good romance This romance is rather dark in my mind with characters who have had a tough lifeLaura is a whore and has been one since she was 15 ears old She lives with her friend Bette and the pair have taken care of each other Bette is sick and Laura is doing her best to provide for the both of them She has always been drawn to the theater and decides to see if she can. Laura Robinson has always been dazzled by the glamour of the stage But perhaps acting and selling one's favors are not so different for Laura must feign pleasure with the men she beds to survive Now with her only friend at death's door and a ruthless pimp at her heels escaping her occu.

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I live with my husband and our two daughters in a small market town near the famous Georgian City of Bath I'm the author of the Pennington's Department series Aria Fiction the Templeton Cove series Harleuin and now the Carson Street series Book 1 A Widow's Vow releases September 2020When I’m not writing you’ll find me with my head in a book or walking the beautiful English countryside