More or Less a Temptress (The Somerset Sisters, #3) by Anna Bradley

More or Less a Temptress (The Somerset Sisters, #3)

A beautiful debutante in Regency London seems destined to make a good match. But the Somerset sisters have made courtship and matrimony a deliciously scandalous affair . . .Hyacinth Somerset’s debut is the most anticipated event of the season, as it will be the reclusive young lady’s first public appearance. But within moments of being asked to dance by a dashing stranger, Hyacinth calls him a murderer, then faints dead away! Now all the ton ...

Details More or Less a Temptress (The Somerset Sisters, #3)

TitleMore or Less a Temptress (The Somerset Sisters, #3)
Release DateNov 13th, 2018
PublisherLyrical Press
GenreRomance, Historical Romance, Historical, Regency, Did Not Finish

Reviews More or Less a Temptress (The Somerset Sisters, #3)

  • Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
    I really love Anna Bradley, but More or Less a Temptress felt a bit lackluster, especially coming after the previous two great Somerset Sisters books. Anna Bradley's writing is always solid, but I didn't like Hyacinth Somerset from the start, which is sort of a problem... it's kinda a good thing if you enjoy your heroine. Hyacinth was tiresome and underdeveloped, and while she was made to be meek and coddled by her overprotective family, I didn't...
  • Joanna Loves Reading
    After three novels, I am feeling more and more confident diving into an Anna Bradley novel. They are easy to read and do not feel like a chore to get through. In other words, they are solid. And this one was of the same vein. It didn't knock me off my feet, but it was nice. I enjoyed the writing and characters.Hyacinth Somerset is a unique heroine among more recent historical romances in that she is timid and quiet. She is afraid of most things a...
  • Andrea
    My least favorite in the series so far, which means everyone else will probably love this. But for me, it was one star for the beginning, five for the middle, and one for the end..."I want her to see out her season, if only to prove to herself that she can. What kind of life will she have if she runs away every time there's some sort of unpleasantness?"Hyacinth Somerset is the youngest of three sisters. Naturally shy, she has been cossetted and o...
  • Jultri
    Hyacinth Somerset is the youngest of the Somerset sister, so it is only natural that her older siblings have stepped into the role of protectors since their parents passed on. She, in turn, found it easy to fall into her assigned role of fragile youngster of the family, sheltered and cocooned by those around her until her family became her shell and she rarely had to expose herself to the outside world. This is the year though, when she is about ...
  • Jujubee
    I do enjoy this author's writing style and am glad I found this fresh voice in historical romance. I'm rating Lachlan and Hyacinth's path to a HEA a four libraries-are-sexy stars...but their journey was not a smooth one. And at times, early on, I just did not think they could ever suit.Right out of the gate, Lachlan's backstory breaks my heart. The betrayal of a much loved parent, in the Ramseys sibling's case their mother's deathbed confession, ...
  • Barbara Rogers
    Series: The Somerset Sisters #3Publication Date: 11/13/18I thoroughly enjoyed this third book in the Somerset Sisters series. It is excellently written and the characters were very likable. I say that with just a little surprise because I had read some of the reviews and had expected to thoroughly dislike the heroine. That was not the case, but maybe that is because I actually knew a person with many of the anxiety and panic issues with which our...
  • JoRead
    Regency romance story with a brooding man and a timid debutante. The mystery aspect kept me wondering until the end but I found it hard to connect with the characters, especially Hyacinth. I don't know if it's because I'm starting to find meek debutants tiresome or it was this heroine in particular that I din't like. Lachlan was ok for the most part but there were instances when I thought his surliness was over the top. I also found the pace a li...
  • Iza
    I usually adore everything that Anna Bradley writes, but that particular book just didn’t do it for me and even if it mostly had to do with the heroin, but not only.Hyacinth was shy and had always been overprotected, but she wished to show the world in general - and her family in particular - that she could stand up for herself. Yet she took her sweet time to make it happen, I felt it was too much and the way her family reacted around her ? Too...
  • Caitlyn Lynch
    Youngest of the Somerset sisters, Hyacinth is delicate, vulnerable, protected. Smothered. While she was only fifteen when her parents’ death sent her into a state of silent shock, she’s older now and constantly being told she’s weak, frail, vulnerable… it’s taken its toll on a girl who is far stronger than she herself realises.Lachlan Ramsey may be the most intimidating man in London… and that’s even if Hyacinth hadn’t seen him be...
  • Edwina
    On his mother Elizabeth Huntington Ramsey death bed she tells Lachlan Huntington that he is not a Ramsey!! His real father was the deceased Marquess of Huntington. Elisabeth tells Lachlan after her burial to take his half brother Ciaran and half sister Isla to Huntington Lodge and for him to introduce himself as the whole and legitimate brother of Phineas/Finn Huntington the Marquess of Huntington. It's never really explained why Elizabeth left h...
  • Michelle Cunliffe
    I received this complementary copy in return for a honest review.Anna Bradley is a new author to me and one I will be reading again. This is book 3 in the Somerset series, and I found you don't need to read the previous books.Oh wow what a man Laclan is, he's tall and very muscular and apparently his hands are huge, on the outside he can be menacing...but underneath is man who doesn't give heart to anyone...but when he does that when you see the ...
  • Maggie Whitworth
    ❤❤❤❤💋💋I love reading this series its funny, and romantic, and the characters are so believable. This is Hyacinths Hea , she’s been matched with Lachlan and a more unusual and less likely pair you never seen, at least in the beginning , they develop and melt together wonderfully. Great writing, characters and storyline. Can’t say better than that .I received an advance copy of this book and chose to submit a review ❤️❤...
  • Roses R Blue
    4.5 Stars as reviewed at Roses Are Blue: has been the worst of times for Lachlan Ramsey. He recently lost his father, and his mother is on her deathbed. While protecting his sister, Isla, from a brutal attack, the incident turned tragic, causing him and his family to be ostracized in their home village. If all this weren’t bad enough, his dying mother reveals an earth shattering truth to him, one that turns his world...
  • Janet
    4.25 StarsHyacinth Somerset’s debut is the most anticipated event of the season, as it will be the reclusive young lady’s first public appearance. But within moments of being asked to dance by a dashing stranger, Hyacinth calls him a murderer, then faints dead away! Now all the ton is a aflutter over Hyacinth’s baffling shun of their most intriguing newcomer—the wildly handsome Lachlan Ramsey. Recently arrived from Scotland, Lachlan only ...
  • Debby
    The Hero, Lachlan Ramsey is shaken after he learns from his dying mother that he not Scottish but in fact English and the brother of Lord Huntington. After being shun by everyone in his village, he and his half-siblings at the bequest of his mother, travel to London in hopes of being taken in by his brother and starting a new life after an unfortunate incident that has labored Lachlan a murderer.While staying at an inn, Hyacinth Somerset who has ...
  • Cathy Geha
    More or Less a Lady by Anna BradleyThe Somerset Sisters #3Hyacinth Somerset has always been seen by her family as weak and in need of being protected to the point that she is losing sight of who she could be…until Lachland Ramsey comes on the scene, that is. Lachland runs into Hyacinth at a ball and the first words out of her mouth, followed by her swoon, make things a wee bit more difficult for all of them. But surprisingly enough it is Lachla...
  • Sissy's Romance Book Review
    More or Less a Temptress by Anna Bradley is book Three in The Somerset Sisters series. This is the story of Hyacinth Somerset and Lachlan Ramsey. I have read the previous books, but feel you can make this a standalone book. Hyacinth has lived a very family protective life due to her taking the death of her parents so hard that she lost her voice at one time. Now she struggles with stuttering and her shyness. Lachlan learned on his mother death be...
  • Lori D
    Regency London at it's best engages our senses with this delightful story full of romance and humor as a young debutante makes her debut. Hyacinth, the youngest of the Sommerset sisters, engages in her first dance with Lachlan, newly from Scotland. He has come to claim his rightful place in society but receives a startling accusation from the young miss! To say their first meeting started with a bang is telling it mildly! This pair, although seem...
  • Candace Nagy
    More or Less a Temptress by Anna Bradley was a completely riveting book, and I could not put it down! I was completely sucked in from very beginning and was on the edge of my seat throughout the entire story. It flows nicely, full of emotion and believable. I love the storyline, it is fast paced, unpredictable and exciting! The story is full of wonderful characters. Ciaran and Isla are very magnetic characters and intrigued me from the get go, I...
  • Suzannah
    More or Less a Temptress in book three in the Somerset Sisters Series by Anna Bradley. Out of the three books, this one is the weakest in my opinion. I had a difficult time liking the hero Lachlan Ramsey. He was too hard, harsh and gruff to fit with a delicate creature as Hyacinth Somerset. “She’d thought him terrifying enough when she saw him beat another man to a bloody pulp, but he was far more frightening up close. He was the most enormou...
  • Cheryl
    I don’t take to Hyacinth at first because of the way she allowed her family to fuss over her. Although she was shy and did tend to hide away, she also managed people. I liked her more when she became a stronger person, the side of her character she hadn’t shown to her family. Lachlan was quite the opposite, he didn’t hold back but he had a very caring side and he was able to see through Hyacinth’s disguise. I liked the way their romance d...
  • Isha Coleman
    Somersets don't make love easy, but they sure do keep society interested. More or Less a Temptress is Hyacinth's turn to shine. Instead she stirs up a ruckus that could impact more than her reputation. It could end with her losing her heart. Always bold, never boring and hard to resist, this group of sisters make showstopping fun.
  • Darlene Foster
    I'm in disbelief, this can't be the end of the series. I'm invested in the Sutherland/Somerset families. I like them, want to be friends and have house parties. I know they're not real but our best friends are often imaginary. Do you like the strong, silent, Scottish type? If so, then Lachlan Ramsey is for you (and me too). As his mother is dying she reveals a life altering secret. Lachlan is the son of her first husband, the late Marquess of Hun...
  • Stacey
    Review excerpted from my blog post over at FanSciHist ( rating: 4 stars Library recommendation: Recommended for public library Romance collections. Warning: Hereafter, you chance spoilers. I will try never to reveal major plot points, but to review any book, you must reveal some parts of the story.____________________________Number of titles I have read by this author: 3Love story speed: Slow(ish) burnRe...
  • Pamela
    Hyacinth Somerset is finally going to have a season. She couldn't be dreading anything more, except for running into a man she is certain is a murderer. Before Hyacinth knows it, she is doing the unthinkable, and now she must face the consequences of her actions. Imagine her shock and embarrassment when Hyacinth discovers the man she branded a "murderer" at her debut ball didn't, in fact, kill anyone. It was all a misunderstanding. Could things p...
  • Connie Fischer
    Lochinver Scotland - 1818Lachlan Ramsey is sitting by his dying mother’s bed. She is telling him that when she dies, he is to take his half brother, Ciaran, and sister, Isla, to the Huntington Lodge estate in Buckinghamshire. There he must see Phineas (Finn) Knight, the Marquess of Huntington. She reveals that he is Lachlan’s older brother. The late Marquess was their father, but the brothers don’t know one another.Aylesbury England - 1818H...
  • Danielle Urban
    More or Less of a Temptress by Anna Bradley is a scandalous read. A Highland family is torn apart by death and scandal. They flee their only home they know and arrive in England. Their older half brother must find his true brother, a Marquess. Just upon their arrival they find themselves in a sticky situation. A young woman makes the mistake of calling their half brother a murderer. Thinking he killed his younger half brother, a lady faints telli...
  • Kat
    I could barely put this book down. Seriously. I started it last night and didn't stop reading until 3 a.m. Then when I started reading this afternoon, I refused to stop until I was finished. Anna Bradley is definitely an auto-buy for me. I loved this story! It's the third book in the series, but can stand alone with absolutely no problem.Hyacinth is now a favorite heroine of mine. At first she was very shy and timid. Her family dearly loved her, ...
  • Michelle Quintana
    Lovely Regency readI won this book from Goodreads. Even though this book is part of a series, it can be read as a standalone. Lachland, along with his brother Ciaran and sister Isla, leave Scotland to move to England, not long after their mother's death. Lachland discovers that who he thought was his dad really wasn't and that they have a long, lost brother. Hyacinths sister hap0ens to be married to Lach's brother. She witnesses what she believes...
  • Jennifer
    I received a copy of More or Less a Temptress written by Anna Bradley from NetGalley in exchange for a fair review. It is the last in her Somerset Sisters series but can be read as a stand alone. However, I recommend reading all three as they are wonderful stories.Hyacinth Somerset makes her debut in London. A quiet, reserved women, many in London are curious about her as her two older sisters were not quiet, or reserved. Within minutes of her de...