To Taste Temptation : Legend of the Four Soldiers

  • by Elizabeth Hoyt
  • Narrated by Anne Flosnik
  • Series: Legend of the Four Soldiers
  • 10 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Even the most refined lady craves an untamed man to release her passion.
Britain’s high society—le bon ton—loves nothing more than a good scandal, and they’re giddy with the appearance of wealthy Samuel Hartley. Not only is he self-made, American, and in the habit of wearing moccasins, but he is also notorious for fleeing a battle in which several English gentlemen lost their lives. What le bon ton doesn’t know, though, is that Samuel is in London because of this massacre. He believes his regiment was given up to the enemy and won’t rest until he finds the traitor.
Lady Emeline Gordon is captivated by Samuel. Not only does he defy convention with his unusual dress, his sensual smile, and his forthright manner, but he survived the battle that killed her beloved brother. Samuel suspects that the person responsible for her brother’s death is Jasper Renshaw, Viscount Vale, a family friend since childhood—and Emeline’s fiancé. Despite Emeline’s belief in Vale’s innocence and her refusal to break off her betrothal, she and Samuel begin a passionate affair. But can their relationship survive the fallout from Samuel’s investigation?


What the Critics Say

“Hoyt…is firmly in control of her craft with engaging characters, gripping plot, and clever dialogue.” (Publishers Weekly
“4½ Stars Top Pick! Hoyt’s new series, the Legend of the Four Soldiers, begins with destruction and ends with glorious love. She begins each chapter with a snippet of a legend that beautifully dovetails with the plot and creates a distinct love story that will thrill readers.” (Romantic Times BOOKreviews)
To Taste Temptation is book one in Ms. Hoyt’s new series, the Legend of the Four Soldiers, and it’s an auspicious beginning. With its vividly drawn characters, neat plotting, and heated romance, it’s sure to satisfy.” (Romance Reviews Today)


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Customer Reviews

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Loved It

Wasn't sure what to expect since I have never "read" this author, but I am currently downloading book 2. Loved it, of course I absolutely enjoy this period of time in romance novels. I like how the main story follows the "fairy tale" that is the back meaning of this book. Ahhh, true love and the pursuit of it. Ann Flosnik does an excellent job as always, she and Polly Lee and the lilt of English I truly love, had some trouble with the Boston Colonial accent, but it didn't hurt the story. Worth the credit or the purchase. I see book 3 is also available. Cant Wait!!!! LOL I love audio books, I can do 2 things at once LOL.
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- Cathie "I am audio book addicted. Lets me do two things at once, multi-tasking to the inth degree. Love series, and hot and spicy books best."

I'm a huge fan, but this one isn't for me.

There is something missing in this first book of the 4 soldiers series. I loved Elizabeth Hoyt's Maiden Lane series and was excited to start this one. Unfortunately, I'm so confused by this bizarre tale...

I think the heroine is really bitchy. I like the hero, Sam, but he has this nervous condition from war that causes him to randomly run long distances till his feet bleed. Also the lady has a fiancé... He gets involved with helping Sam figure out who was the turncoat in a war they were in. He is in the same house when many of the forbidden acts take place.

The lovers are really mean to each other. And Sam is kind of a stalker, watching her and brooding. She is not likeable at all. Things were so frenzied at one point, I had to stop and take a break. (2 hours left) I'm not sure I will be finishing this one.

I really hope the whole series isn't centered around this spy/war detective plot. It is forced and I didn't feel compelled by the mystery.

I have really enjoyed all of Elizabeth Hoyt's other books. But this book wasn't for me.

Also I am not used to the narrator. I liked Ashford McNab from the other books. This narrator didn't do a bad job, and I have a few books of hers yet to listen to. But Ashford Mcnab was really excellent.

Still going to read other books from this series. Hope I'll connect to those better than I did with this.
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- Benoibe "audio addict! Mostly interested in history and some historical fiction. Will Durant is my all time favorite. Loving the Great Courses too."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-08-2010
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.