Tempt Me with Diamonds

Tempt Me with DiamondsThree Friends Who Met At An Elite English Boarding School Take On The Town And The Ton One By One, In This Sparkling New Series About Love, Loss, And Lustrous Gemstones, From New York Times Bestselling Author Jane FeatherA FINE ROMANCE Diana Sommerville Seems To Have It All Beauty, Brains, And Vast Wealth, Thanks To Her Family S Ownership Of A Diamond Mine Abroad But When Her Beloved Brother Dies In Battle And Leaves A Lion S Share Of His Estate To His Best Friend, Diana Finds Herself In A Situation That Seems Scripted For The Stage Sharing Her Family Home With The Man She Used To Love And Now Loathes Worse, Her Unfaithful Former Fianc Has Already Moved In.OR AN EXCELLENT FAKE Rupert Lacey Didn T Expect Diana To Take The News Without A Fight Still, He Didn T Expect Her To Bring The Battle Directly To Their Newly Shared Doorstep Complete With A Full Set Of Trunks, And A Full Set Of Orders To The Staff Yet There She Is, Bold, Regalmagnificent As Ever Now They Would Face A Formidable Challenge To Ignore Each Other And The Unanswered Questions That Stood Between Them The Only Sure Thing Is Their Still Blazing Desire But With A Woman Like Diana, It Will Take Nothing Less Than A Momentous Misunderstanding, A Missing Prized Mare, And A Shocking Revelation To Restore A Love That Hasn T Lost Its Shine. At the start of this 1902 English set novel, Diana Sommerville returns from South Africa to discover that the London home she thought her recently dead soldier brother left to her alone was left to both her and to her former fianc , Rupert Lacey Everyone in England thinks that the two married while in South Africa, and they decide to pretend it is true, because stubbornly neither wishes to give up the house to the other Rupert subverted everything she tried to do to assert herself, her own control of events He made her feel like an obstinate child in the throes of a tantrum Kindle Loc 1363 Both of these statements felt only too true to this reader Rupert is controlling and obnoxious, dealing out punishing kisses and upbraiding Diana for jilting him because he wouldn t tell her the truth behind gossip she had heard, while Diana swans about and is thwarted at every turn, mostly because she s TSTL And of course, the two keep falling into bed.The sexual politics here ar
Set in the glamorous world of London in 1903, this book follows Diana Sommerville as she returns to her native England from South Africa, where both her father and her brother died, leaving her whole possession of the wealthy family s gold and diamond mines as well as their English properties Or so she thinks.It s a rude shock in ways than one to find Colonel Rupert Lacey, her former fiance, comfortably ensconced in her house in London An even ruder shock to find out her brother left his half of the Sommerville legacy to Rupert, forcing Diana to share everything she owns with a man she d prefer to never lay eyes on again.It was so, so hard to feel any sympathy whatsoever for Diana, as she lamented her woes to her friends over champagne and caviar Or as she petulantly attempted to define which areas of the house belonged to whom She acted like a child drawing a line on the playroom floor and refusing to share her toys.On the other hand, Rupert also did an excellent job of making me thoroughly dislike him His autocratic attitude and determination to annoy Diana just because he had the power to do so made me want to give him a good smack in the mouth And as for his blaming her for a lack of trust when he d given her no reason to trust him Refusing to answer perfectly legitimate questions when she d been given pertinent information by trustworthy people, including her own brother and Jem was no prize either Fancy
2.5 starsDiana Somerville and Rupert Lacey have a past, and that is exactly where Diana would like to keep things between them in the past She arrives home from South Africa after losing both her brother and father to find that her former fianc e is living in her family home She learns that her brother Jem named Rupert his heir and now owns half of the Somerville estate, including shares in a diamond mine, properties in England and a race horse.Rupert didn t expect Diana would be overjoyed to learn that he was now going to be a permanent fixture in her life, but he is still a little surprised how angry she is He refuses her offer to buy him out and refuses to leave the house He says that they were engaged when she left for South Africa and never told anyone she broke with him, so they will live together as husband and wife to prevent scandal Secretly, Rupert hopes his close proximity and forced cohabitation, will rekindle their love.Diana is beyond furious and feels betrayed by her brother She is unhappy and she won t make this transition easy for Rupert, nor will she forgive him for not fighting for them, when she broke their engagement Is their love still alive Can they both move beyond the hurts of the past or is their reunion d
I received this novel from net galley and the publisher Thank you Diana Sommerville and Colonel Rupert Lacey were engaged, but Diana broke it off Both still have feelings for the other, but they need to work out their issues with each other first Diana is angry that her brother Jem left his half of their estate to Rupert Rupert is dealing with his own grief of Jem s death and has never forgotten Diana Rupert needs to tell Diana about the past so they can possibly have a future together But Diana is stubborn and knows what she wants Diana and Ru
Really good book.An incendiary relationship, between two people, ex betrothed , and now forced to live in the same house due to the will of her brother ,his best friend The two have the most fiery relationship I ve ever read , the result being I got quite annoyed with them , wanting to shout at them to listen , wise up, and for god s
It has been a while since I have read a Jane Feather Historical Romance, and for the life of me, I can t remember why I love her books Her writing is superb and her unforgettable characters I thoroughly enjoyed this love story Renewing and re acquainting a love that was lost due to words unspoken and a loss of trust Both are stubborn and have a short rein on their tempers which makes the sparks fly and the sex great Can they learn to trust each other and think before they act You will have to r
Review originally posted here received an ARC of this book through a Goodreads Giveaway All opinions are my own I haven t read Jane Feather before, but I feel that Tempt Me with Diamonds was a poor introduction to her work, considering her lengthy career as a published author, dating back to the 1980s I don t know how her prior work compares, but I felt this one misused a totally great premise both for the book itself and for the projected series Rupert as a character was one of the few redeeming features of this book Normally, infidelity is a deal breaker in romance, except in extreme circumstances, but I felt he was at heart a good person, both in his friendship with Diana s late brother, Jem, and for the most part in conducting himself in this new situation, even being the one to back down at first when the living arrangement becomes intolerable But Diana was incredibly hard to like, due to her spoiled nature And I felt like the growth of their feelings wasn t navigated well, given the
This is a very well written love story with a good thought out story line At first I did not like Rupert , I found him insensitive , inconsiderate , ungentlemanly and provoking Yes he inherited all that belonged to his best friend from him , but there was no reason for him to move in Diana s former fianc e and best friends sister family home while he must have had plenty of money to rent or buy a home for himself When Diana and Rupert were engaged there were rumours of him having a mistress and a child , when she asks him in a perfectly civil manner if there is some truth in the rumours he does not answer her and she breaks
Battle lines are drawn This had all ingredients for a captivating read.There s the feisty young woman Diana Sommerville used to getting her own way Ok so she s spoilt, and then some.The handsome ex fianc Colonel Rupert Lacey who was Diana s brother best friend Rupert and Jeremy were fighting in the Boer War in South Africa, when Jem was killed in battle.It s Diana s deceased brother s will and the two protagonists having been left a joint inheritance that sparks trouble Rupert has inherited half the estate and other interests, including a racing horse Jem and Diana had been raising and nursing along since a colt Diana comes to blows with Rupert over the town house In the end they share it and pretend to all that they d married in South Africa as had been planned Now thats a situation waiting to be blown sky high The atmosphere inside the house is decidedly cool and how the staff manage is to be wondered at.There are two dedicated minders Diana
I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalleyWould have been better if it had some passion in both the anger and the love If felt lacking in everything really from the beginning Rupert was just mean and not caring what Diana is going through He got everything that Diana s brother would inherit when her father passed away and now bother her brother Jem was killed in the war in South Africa and then her father the year after Jem, and finding out she has to deal with the man that she had loved and still does but has hated for years because of a misunderstanding is now living him her town house, has Jem s half of the diamond mines, the race horse, housing and so much So she is all aover he place in her feelings and add him into the mix of daily life and his meanness towards her, I had to re read sentences because they changed povs each one and I don t mind different peoples views but to have 3 with in 1 paragraph was getting me wanting to just skip and to gloss over it I

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 272 pages
  • Tempt Me with Diamonds
  • Jane Feather
  • English
  • 01 June 2018
  • 9781420143607