A Wicked Temptation Excerpt

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“No, my lord, I most heartily dislike you.” Meghan tried her best to carry her grievance with him above the fractiousness of their discussion. But it wasn’t easy. The man had an ego the size of England itself.

Rhys’s eyebrow—the right one—rose slowly. It was an amazing thing to see. She wondered if that was something one had to practice to perfect to the degree he obviously had? His accompanying smile was dangerous in its lethality.

“Heartily you say?” His tone openly mocked her. She hated that. “Should I take that to mean you don’t like me at all, or simply more than usual on this fine evening?”

Meghan gritted her teeth. But not by choice. He was and would always be the most infuriating of men. “At. All.”

His smile remained intact while his eyebrow returned to its original resting place. “I most heartily doubt that.”

He sounded entirely too self-satisfied in all his gloating smugness, which had Meghan seething.

Beyond the pale infuriating.

Doubt it all you want. It is the truth.” It was amazing she could speak, she was so incredibly vexed.

His gaze narrowed ever so slightly and his voice dropped to just above a whisper. “Truth? I’d give you a dash of the truth if I thought you could handle it.”

He was goading her; fishing for things and hoping she would bite.  She was clever, but she needn’t have been to be to clearly see that. But she also rarely turned down a challenge. Especially one filled with such masculine, meant-to-provoke bravado. More likely than not he hoped she’d respond but assumed she would not.

“Your truth or mine?” she asked with a defiant lift of her own eyebrow.

“There is no mine and yours when it comes to the truth. And the truth between us is very simple. You do not heartily dislike me. You don’t even dislike me. In fact, your problem has always been that you like me very much. And undoutedly far too much for you heart to take.”


A Wicked Temptation Excerpt — 16 Comments

  1. Hey Beverley, I love your historical romance series, your character’s are great and loving, but its been years since you released the first book in temptress series and the teasing date changes are annoying tbh. I’m not being rude I hope but if I am I apologise, I know that you have a life and things could be happening in it and that you have other series to write and publish and I thank you for you work they are great. But I was just wondering when will this be finally released, because every time I go to look for this book on iTunes the date has been changing ever since the first in the series has been released. No offense meant but if you aren’t releasing yet it would be nice for it to stay on one date release and not change again.

    Keep up the good work and I am not ranting at you just stating my opinion.

    xoxo Marie

    • Hi Marie,

      To be honest, putting the book up for pre-order on iBooks was a huge mistake. One that I won’t make again. If you follow me on Facebook you would know that I don’t have a set release date for A Wicked Temptation yet. Once I’m done with the 2nd draft of it I will, but for now the date on iBooks is a placeholder because I needed to put A date. I’m working as hard as I can on it now and hoping to get it out as soon as feasible. Sorry for the delay. I have been working on other series and this one got pushed back. Historicals are the most challenging for me to write because of research, voice etc, so it takes me twice as long to complete. Again sorry they are so slow to come out.


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