Emmanuelle de Maupassant is gifted at writing gothic, intriguing, passionate romances. The Lady’s Guide To Tempting A Transylvanian Count is a shining example of her ability to ensnare the reader on page one and never let go. This sometimes dark, mysterious tale stole my senses, transporting me to a castle full of danger and sensuality.
After one night of passion, Constantin abandons his new wife, Sofia. Five years later, Sofia goes to the mountains of Carpathia to make her life beside her husband. Sofia is faced with secrets, lies, and mischief from Constantin’s family and staff.
I love Constantin because he is such a tragic character. Constantin suffers under the burden of his family’s cursed past and threatening future. I liked that Constantin was flawed. He made grievous errors in judgment, unsure of what drives his decisions of obligation when his hearts yearn to feel Sofia’s love. Sofia was a ray of sunshine in Constantin’s murky life. Sofia fought for her future, always holding onto hope. I enjoyed the couple’s deep, passionate bond that shone even in the darkest moments.
The plot was unpredictable and angsty. I kept guessing what could happen next and was always surprised. I love reading books like this. The mystery, intrigue, and tragedies kept my rapt attention while the passionate fire between Constantin and Sofia tore at my heart. I couldn’t predict the outcome and loved the epilogue; it wrapped everything up perfectly. This is easily read as a stand-alone book. The Lady’s Guide To Tempting A Transylvanian Count is the sixth book in The Lady’s Guide series. I have enjoyed and recommend every book in this wonderful series. Thank you, Emmanuelle de Maupassant, for writing another splendid gothic romance that stole my breath and captured my heart!
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advance copy of this book through the author. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Release Date: Septmeber 30, 2022