Tempting The Vicar is a fun twist of a twin-swap romance. Reverend Daniel Wayward takes his rakish twin’s, Devlin, place in London after a prank goes wrong. Miss Olivia St. Peters is infatuated with Devlin Wayward. Daniel must decline Olivia’s overtures, yet the more Daniel tries, the more besotted he becomes of Olivia.
One reason I picked up this book is because of the twin-swap theme. Having identical twins in my immediate family, I thought it would be fun to see how accurate Daniel and Devlin were portrayed. I enjoyed how each sibling was individual. I especially liked them trading spots. The twins I knew did this a couple of times too!
I found the story charming. I would have liked to focus more on the connection and romance between Daniel and Olivia. The first half of the book was redundant at times. The reason the twins swapped was juvenile, yet it went along with Devlin’s behavior. The book flowed well and kept my interest. In the last quarter, I felt the reality of the situation was more clearly depicted. I enjoyed how this story was messy; there was no easy happiness; effort had to be made for trust to be gained.
Tempting The Vicar is the second book in The Wicked Waywards. The first book is Devlin’s story. The book was effervescent and a light, quick read. Liana Le Fey is an author to watch. I enjoyed this work and will read more.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advance copy of this book through Netgalley and the publisher. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Publication Date: January 17, 2022