Escaping His Grace

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And ‘oh so delightful’ read! Miranda, the main heroine of Escaping His Grace, is on journey to see who she really can be, without her father over her shoulders and the pressures of the Ron. Whilst on this journey, she meets a handsome peer and falls irrevocably in love with her ‘employer’! I recommend this book.
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Miss Miranda is not really a Miss, exactly. Nor is her name Miranda, exactly. But to escape her tyrannical duke of a father, changes were required. Now in the Scottish countryside, employed by her new brother-in-law’s unsuspecting friend, Heathcliff Marston, Viscount Kilpatrick, Miranda feels safe—except for the danger of falling in love. And the Viscount’s broad shoulders and seductive brogue are no help at all. Certainly, a peer of the realm would never entertain a dalliance with the help. And definitely not kiss the help. Except this Viscount isn’t a typical peer of the realm. Between managing Temptations and his newly acquired ward, the last thing Heathcliff needs is investigators inexplicably hounding him about the whereabouts of some duke’s runaway daughter. At least he’s secured a governess—no doubt a sour woman. Or so he expects, until he meets intriguing Miranda. Now Heathcliff is the one faced with temptation. But there’s more to lovely Miranda than meets the eye—a truth that could change the course of all their futures.
This was a decent read. I read through it pretty quickly. It was fairly light without much drama. I liked both main characters. I recommend.
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This novel was a fantastic escape from reality.  I flew through the pages while loving the characters every second of the way.
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Pretty good, for a historical romance. The genre has begun to wear on me with its predictability and flat, endlessly repeated characters. This book, however, was pleasantly well written. Although it didn't stun me with its originality, it was at least interesting. The characters weren't flat and seemed to have real, human emotions and normal, realistic reactions to things. Overall, I was surprised to find that I actually enjoyed it.
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Escaping His Grace was another wonderful installment in the Gentlemen of Temptation series with a fantastic romance and a wonderful set of characters.

To escape her domineering duke of a father, Miss Miranda has fled to Scotland to become a governess to the ward of Heathcliff Marston, Viscount Kilpatrick. Nevermind that she’s a lady and not exactly named Miranda. But just as she’s beginning to settle into her new position, the Viscount shows up at the estate and soon the pair find themselves in deeper than either one could have imagined.

For sake of convenience and so as to not spoil anything, I will refer to the heroine as Miranda. Miranda is initially unsure what will become of her after fleeing her father, but she is determined to make the best of it and so she embraces her new role as a governess. Miranda quickly finds that her life as the daughter of a duke actually perfectly prepared her for teaching a young woman how to be a lady. Heathcliff experienced love that went wrong early in his life and as a result he’s adverse to falling in love again or marrying. When he was ostracized by society, Heathcliff decided he wasn’t going to try and please anyone but himself leading to him becoming a bit of a rogue.

Miranda and Heathcliff’s relationship doesn’t have the best start with Heathcliff not yet knowing Miranda’s true identity. One thing I was happy about was that the secret of her identity was cleared up pretty quickly and so the two didn’t move forward based on a lie. The pair have a very flirtatious and bantery relationship which I absolutely loved and made for some fantastic scenes. The chemistry between them was incredible and the sex scenes were quite steamy. Their relationship ended up being fairly drama free despite Miranda’s father searching for her which was a nice surprise. I have to admit I was expecting a long drawn out process for the two to be together which thankfully was not the case.

Lucas and Liliah, the couple from the first book in the series, return in this installment and I was so happy to see the pair again. I love how devoted they are to each other and it was nice getting a little glimpse of them happy and together. Iris, Heathcliff’s ward, was a delightful young lady who detested learning the finer arts of being a lady. I loved how quick she was to try and get out of the lessons she disliked and how she had a sense of humor about her situation. I really enjoyed the friendship she sparks with Miranda and I’m very happy that she’s the focus of the next book in the series.

Overall Escaping His Grace was a fun read that was light on the drama which I appreciated. I’m excited to pick up the third and final book in the series ,The Temptation of Grace, soon.
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This is the second book in the series.  I enjoyed reading this book.  Miranda does not want a loveless marriage so, with her sister's help, she becomes the governess for Heathcliff Marston.

I liked the characters and felt bad that Miranda had to go to such lengths to escape her own father's tyranny.  Heathcliff was a great hero.  He is a strong character that deserved a second chance at a HEA.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC provided by NetGalley and the publisher.  Thank you.
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I love going back in time and reading historical romance. I was looking forward to getting to know "Miranda" in her story. She's brave, strong and thrives in her "role" as governess, even though she had never been one (although she had been taught by one, so that's something, right?). Miranda was a sweet soul who charmed her pupil, the Viscount's staff, and eventually the Viscount himself. Their feisty and passionate banter was fun to read.
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Escaping His Grace (Gentlemen of Temptation, #2) 
by Kristin Vayden 

What a very engaging read! A nice addition to the series and one you will not want to miss. I do not think I recall my expectations of this book as I requested the ARC, however, what I know it met just about all the criteria I could of had. This author has such a way about her writing that it does pull one in as well as taking you to another world. One where you can just sit back and enjoy the ride as the story unfolds. While perhaps a couple of elements were missing to me that would of taken this book from a good read to a great read, You will not be disappointed in the overall story itself. I like the characters, the way it unfolds and for the most part the layers of the book. So for a good read buy and just enjoy another world for awhile. I was given this ARC via NetGalley, all opinions expressed here are my own and voluntary. Regards, Anna
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Received a copy of this book via NetGalley and Lyrical Press and have decided to give an honest review.
This is the second book in the Gentleman of Temptation series. The Hero is, Heathcliff Marston, Viscount Kilpatrick, who is has "broad shoulders and 'gasp' a brogue". With the description and the name Heathcliff I was a entranced. The Heroine is, the very lovely, "Miss Miranda" who is not really a "Miss" but the daughter of the Duke of Chatterworth. This second instalment  in this series was a pleasure to read as I had already loved the first book I knew I would love the second. I found the story 'sigh worthy' and loved the Hero and Heroine as they got to know each other. The villain is of corse Miranda's father who is just a greedy bully in my opinion and deserves a good shove into the nearest midden.  I would suggest that to get a full understanding of all characters that maybe the first book should be read as well as this one. Although this book could be read as a stand alone. I can recommend both book one and two and this author highly.
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This  was a DNF for me.  I really tried and made it through half of the book.  My difficulties were with 

1.  It seemed to take forever before the hero and heroine met and interacted
2.  I didn’t feel the chemistry between them.
3.  The style of writing was a little stilted for me.  

I will read other books by this author but I just didn’t enjoy this one.  I always enjoy the premise of the governess and the unexpected ward though.

Thank you for the opportunity to read and review this book.
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Miss Miranda is not really Miranda she’s actually Samantha a Duke’s daughter who escapes to Scotland to her new brother-in-law's unsuspecting friend, Heathcliff Marston, Viscount Kilpatrick, for employment.  She gets more than she bargains for when she’s instantly attracted to Health, but hopefully he’ll never entertain a dalliance with the help or will he.  Heath’s been tempted by the fiery Miranda so when he finds out who she really is what’s a man to do with the seduction he’s already started? Heath has vowed to never fall in love again or marry again, but fate has a way of changing the best laid plans. I loved this story of rebellious young Duke’s daughter and the sexy handsome Highlander. A captivating story with great characters you’ll fall and find their HEA!!! This my honest opinions after I voluntarily read a copy of this book that was provided to me with no requirements for a review.
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Escaping His Grace by Kristin Vayden is the 2nd book of Gentleman of Temptation Series.   I have not read the 1st book in the series but feel that this book works as a standalone. After reading this book I will go back and read the 1st one in the series. Heathcliff and Miranda extremely likable characters.  This book is perfect for historical romance readers.
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The historical/Regency romance genre has been done so many times, but this one still managed to feel fresh and interesting. Miranda had quite a few secrets, and Heathcliff was just the man she could trust with them. I enjoyed this one.
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Heathcliff has lost his entire family and now runs an elite gaming hell.  Samantha is on the run and under the name Miranda becomes the governess of Heathcliff’s ward.  Sparks fly between the two but when Healthcliff learns her true identity and her sister and brother-in-law decide to find her a husband, Heathcliff has plenty to say.  Fast-paced read with plenty of drama and suspense.  Great characters and an entertaining story, I was hooked on this historical read from beginning to end.  I really liked it.
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An enjoyable romance. It was paced well and made for a very quick read. Both books in the series are delightful!
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Sequel to Falling From His Grace, Escaping His Grace follows the Duke of Chatterworth’s second daughter, Samantha, in her desperate bid to avoid being married off at her father’s convenience. Hiding in Scotland as a governess to the Viscount Kilpatrick’s ward is about as safe as she can get, especially since the viscount is her new brother-in-law’s best friend. 

The only problem is, Heathcliff has no idea ‘Miss Miranda’ is the missing duke’s daughter who has half the country searching for her. She’s beautiful and intriguing, though, and he’s tempted. Very tempted. Until his best friend arrives and tells him the truth.

This is a fun, charming Regency. I felt very sorry for Heathcliff from the beginning, when we were given the story of his tragic first marriage and perfidious wife, though I was a bit surprised he never told Samantha about that, when so much was made of it in his inner thoughts. The story unfolded fairly predictably, but the author put a few fresh twists on the plot with Samantha in particular, emphasizing her desire to have control over her own life and choices.

One thing I really did like was Heathcliff’s decision to wait until Samantha was legally his wife and then actually sticking to his resolve, despite being tempted. I think much less of the hero when they make the resolution and then fail, and it’s a trope I see fairly often in historical romance. 

I’m struggling a little with rating this, because I quite liked it and there’s nothing intrinsically WRONG with it, but at the same time, two days after finishing it, I had to go back and check on the main characters’ names, which is usually a sign it’s a bit too forgettable. As I said before, it’s quite predictable, with nothing out of the ordinary to make it stand out. I liked it well enough but didn’t love it, so I’ll give it four stars.
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I have never read anything by this author. This is 2nd book in series. Plot is fine, but what made me really love this book is the style or writing! The author engages you in reading process by detailed description, rich vocabulary and simply wonderful and smooth style of writing. I am going to read the first book next and  wait for the  third one to be published soon! This author  is going on my favorite list as of today.
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Escaping His Grace by Kristin Vayden is Book Two in the Gentlemen of Temptation Series.  This is the story of Heathcliff Marston, Viscount Kilpatrick and  Samantha / Miranda.  I have read the previous book, but feel you can make this a standalone book if you wish to do so.  Samantha is on the run from her father who is trying to marry her off for gain.  Samantha ends up at Heathcliff house who is needing a Governess.  Thinking she may be safe for awhile she doesn't expect her feelings maybe in danger. Heathcliff has vowed to never marry again after the disastrous first marriage but the new Governess is bring out feelings he never had before.  Loved their story...page turner for me.
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Ghezz, I love this book. In hiding from her father, the Duke, Miranda (Samantha) is in Scotland as the governess to the ward of her brother-in-laws business partner and friend. Flirting and kisses the first day...oh those kisses...and suddenly that is not enough. Trust and love they discover is all they need. I couldn't put this one down.
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Samantha takes a job as a Governess to hide from her father. She is determined to take control of her life. Heathcliffe  doesn’t trust love and yet he is instantly drawn to the Governess. This is a story that is told with plenty of humor and fun. It is lighthearted and will give the reader great incentive to keep turning the pages. There is very little drama and is mostly just a happy read.
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