Stages of DesireStages of Desire by Julia Tagan

Genre: Historical Romance

Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher through Net Galley

  • File Size: 2601 KB
  • Print Length: 226 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1616506679
  • Publisher: Lyrical Press (January 5, 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English

 January 5, 2015 (Courtesy of Amazon)

To be or not to be—in love…As a ward of the Duchess of Dorset, Harriet can hardly expect more from a match than the ringing endorsement of “from what I’ve heard, the man is financially secure and his teeth are quite regular.” After all, she’s only the lowly daughter of traveling actors, not the actual daughter of the duchess.

William Talbot, Earl of Abingdon is set to marry the duchess’s daughter. After his elder brother’s scandalous death, his family’s reputation is paramount, and he’ll allow nothing to damage it again. But when Harriet disappears to save her father from debtor’s prison, the scandal threatens William and his intended’s family. The simple task of fetching the duchess’s runaway ward turns complicated when Harriet insists on traveling with her father’s acting company. William’s forced to tag along, and finds himself entranced. The stage transforms Harriet into a free-spirited, captivating beauty. But, someone’s been sabotaging the theater company, and instead of facing scandal, William and Harriet discover a threat not only to their growing passion, but to their lives…


Fast paced tale of intriguing characters with a unique storyline. Well written, where the characters are well rounded,engaging as well as interesting. The storyline is very intriguing with a blend of mystery, passion, secrets and romance. Oh, yes betrayal, scientific findings to help malaria sufferers and the theatre. Well played from beginning to end. The characters stay with you long after the last page. I would strongly recommend this title to any romance reader, rather historical, mystery, suspense or straight romance reader. The sensuous scenes are passionate and tasteful.

*Received for an honest review from the publisher through Net Galley*

Rating: 4
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More