The Temptation of the Night Jasmine

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Penguin, 2009 - Fiction - 388 pages
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The much anticipated fifth installment in the inventive and original Pink Carnation series

¬“Pride and Prejudice lives on¬” in Lauren Willig¬'s acclaimed Pink Carnation series, which continues with another deliciously lighthearted, romantic, and suspenseful novel. Willig introduces to her series the most elusive spy of all time, whose calling card is the faint whiff of jasmine in the cold night air.

After twelve years in India, Robert, duke of Dovedale, returns to his estate in England to avenge the murder of his mentor during the 1803 Battle of Assaye. Robert plans to infiltrate the infamous, secretive Hellfire Club to uncover the murderer¬'s identity¬— but he has no idea that an even more difficult challenge awaits him¬—one Lady Charlotte Lansdowne.

Having cherished a romanticized view of Robert since childhood, Charlotte is thrilled by his return. To Charlotte, Robert is all the knights of the Round Table rolled into one. That¬'s not exactly the case, but she can¬'t help but search for the man she loves inside this less-than-pristine package. And while Robert works to dissuade Charlotte from her delusions, he can¬'t help but be drawn to her innocence and inner beauty.

When Charlotte is approached by Lady Henrietta Selwick to join her in a bit of espionage¬—investigating a plot to kidnap the king¬—Robert soon realizes that Charlotte is not only the perfect partner in crime; she¬'s the perfect partner, period. Caught in a dangerous game with deadly flower-named spies and secret members of the Hellfire Club, Robert and Charlotte must work together to reveal the villain¬…and confront their true passion for each other.
 

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User Review  - shaunesay - LibraryThing

Another fun installment of the series! Starting to get more interested in Eloise and Colin in the present day than I've been before. I'm not sure he's telling the truth! Read full review

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User Review  - lkernagh - LibraryThing

Well, I guess it had to happen at some point. As much as I enjoyed the first four installments in Willig’s .Pink Carnation series, I found this one to be a bit of a dud. I struggled to get my footing ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
14
Section 3
27
Section 4
38
Section 5
48
Section 6
59
Section 7
69
Section 8
82
Section 18
226
Section 19
237
Section 20
252
Section 21
262
Section 22
275
Section 23
284
Section 24
294
Section 25
305

Section 9
96
Section 10
108
Section 11
120
Section 12
158
Section 13
171
Section 14
182
Section 15
193
Section 16
207
Section 17
217
Section 26
319
Section 27
332
Section 28
344
Section 29
355
Section 30
367
Section 31
376
Section 32
385
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About the author (2009)

Lauren Willig is the author of four previous Pink Carnation novels. He is the recipient of a degree in English history from Harvard and a J.D. from Harvard Law.