Review: Beguiled by Sylvia McDaniel

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Review: Beguiled by Sylvia McDaniel

Jean Cuvier forced Layla's father to sell his shipping company and marry his daughter, or so she believed. Until the morning the servants wake her with the news that Jean is dead and she quickly learns she's not the only Mrs. Cuvier. Jean has three widows, but Layla is the only one accused of Jean's murder.

The District Attorney has enough motive and evidence, to send Layla to the gallows. Forced to turn to the man she blames for the sale of her father's shipping company, she must trust Drew Soulier, to save her life. Though Drew's the best attorney in New Orleans, he doubts her innocence. As tensions mount, Drew and Layla face a passion they can't deny. Can Drew save her from hanging?

Title: Beguiled
Author: Sylvia McDaniel
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Wronged, Betrayed
Series: Cuvier Widows
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Betrayed
Published by Virtual Bookseller
Source: Author
Published: December 30, 2012
Genres: Historical Romace
Pages: 136
See the title at Goodreads
Purchase your copy: Amazon

Stars: four-stars
Flames: three-flames

Layla’s story is the third and final book in this steamy historical romance series.  The number one suspect in the murder of her husband, Jean, Layla is in need of legal services.  Her hatred of her husband puts her in a bad place with the law, and unfortunately, the only lawyer willing to help her, is Drew, her husband’s lawyer and a man she absolutely despises.  Left with no other choice, she hires Drew to defend her.  Drew is not convinced of Layla’s innocence, and is determined to acquit her of this crime, with an ulterior motive in mind.  His attraction to Layla is intense, and he has high hopes of developing a relationship with her.  Her trust in him, however, is little to none, and their heated confrontations lead to some intense fireworks.

This series wrapped up very nicely.  The mystery of who killed Jean is finally solved, and all of the wives have found their happiness, thanks to the ignorance and selfishness of Jean.  I was glad to see Layla find someone, and the sexual tension between she and Drew is so thick.  Their stubbornness made their relationship incredibly hot and very enjoyable.

Overall, I really enjoyed this series.  The unique spin that the author put on the storyline itself made it all the more interesting for me, and I liked each one of the characters.  Their quirks and flaws made the stories real and their erotic encounters brought plenty of steam to the series too!  If historical romance is something you enjoy, do yourselves a favor, and pick up this series.  You’ll be glad you did.

Sylvia McDaniel


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