Lost in Temptation - Lauren Royal

Lost in Temptation

By Lauren Royal

  • Release Date: 2012-08-12
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4.5
From 674 Ratings


A Top 10 iBooks Bestseller from a New York Times Bestselling Author!

England, 1815

The eldest of three sisters, Lady Alexandra Chase has always done what was expected of her. But when the man she's loved since her girlhood returns from a long spell abroad, she quite suddenly finds herself hoping the fine lord her brother has picked for her won't propose. She decides that if he does, she'll quite improperly turn him down—that is, until the man of her hopes and dreams informs her he has no intention of marrying her.

The last time Tristan Nesbitt saw Alexandra, he was a common man with no hope of ever wedding the daughter of a marquess. Seven years later, he's now Lord Hawkridge, which should make him eminently suitable for the woman who long ago captured his heart. But a dreadful scandal has tarnished his name in England—a scandal so horrid that marrying Alexandra would ruin not only her flawless reputation but her whole family. For Alexandra's own good, he must fight his relentless desires and stay far away…


• Humorous historical romance
• Book One of Lauren Royal's Regency Chase Family Series
• Special Author's Cut Edition
• A full-length novel of 103,500 words (about 415 printed book pages)
• R-rated content: Steamy love scenes!
• Originally published by Penguin Putnam (Signet)

This Author's Cut Edition e-book has been completely revised from the original and includes Bonus Material: an Author's Note, a preview of Lauren's next book, and a link to an online contest where you can enter to win a piece of jewelry featured in one of Lauren's books.

• Top 10 Bestseller on iBooks!
• Finalist for the Holt Medallion, Golden Quill, Book Buyers' Best, Award of Excellence, and Beacon Awards!


While LOST IN TEMPTATION can be read as a stand-alone novel, many readers enjoy reading it as part of a series. All of Lauren’s books feature Chase family members. Should you wish to read them in chronological order, this is the sequence:

Chase Family Series
1666 - AMETHYST (Colin & Amy)
1667 - EMERALD (Jason & Caithren)
1667 - FOREVERMORE (Cameron & Clarice)
1668 - AMBER (Trick & Kendra)
1673 - VIOLET (Ford & Violet)
1677 - LILY (Rand & Lily)
1677 - ROSE (Kit & Rose)

Regency Chase Family Series
1815 - LOST IN TEMPTATION (Tristan & Alexandra)
1816 - TEMPTING JULIANA (James & Juliana)
1817 - THE ART OF TEMPTATION (Sean & Corinna + Griffin & Rachael)

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  • “Lost in Temptation” by Lauren Royal

    By J. O'Farrell
    This historical romance, set in England, during the early 1800’s, contains memorable characters and an exciting plot- line. Tristan and Alexandra are the two now grown-up main characters, although Alexandra has many sisters and an older brother, Griffin, who feels responsible for everything and everybody. Eventually, through her tenacity and belief in Tristan, the two find a very meaningful, loving happily-ever-after!! -Jan Farrell Repath
  • Lost in Temptation

    By Joanie C P
    Romantic and page turner
  • Love this series

    By SKCsssss
    I love the way this story is told. It keeps you guessing until the end. I was expecting a romance but this one had the added bonus of a mystery with it. I am new to reading Lauren Royal’s books but I am a big fan now, I look forward to reading more. As a side note, once I started this book I couldn’t put it down until I finally got so tired I could no longer see clearly to read. I finished it in less than a day (I am a speed reader at times) it was that good.
  • Great read!

    By Reechie Marie
    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this!!
  • Great writing

    By Workinglady123
    This book was a good love story and murder mystery in one. Loved the characters.
  • Lost in temptation

    By ol7761
    Beautiful well written story. Will highly recommend!
  • Lost in temptation

    By magslujan
    I enjoyed reading this book so much!! It’s a beautiful and so romantic love story, I love the way you described everything about the castles and their furnishings, I very highly recommend this book to all readers of historical romance, and will definitely read more of Lauren’s books, thank you for this beautiful story!
  • Great read!

    By MeriO1968
    Lauren Royal has another delight in Lost in Temptation. Exquisite characters, lively plot line, beautiful scenery, and of course The Regency Era life. A definite must read!
  • Amazing book!

    By zayra9495
    This story was amazing it was romantic and it just made you fall in love with the characters I would read it over and over again!!
  • So enjoyable..

    By LKinler
    I purchased this book free through iBooks. And I was a little worried that it was just another romance novel without much content. I was wrong. It was so good. An easy read that had me googling the old time words to know exactly what something was, surprise old recipes that made me want to bake. Honestly, it was just fun to read. By halfway through, I kept picking it back up because I wanted and needed to continue on.. excited to throw myself back in time. Many thanks to the author.