Tempt Me at Midnight

Tempt Me at Midnight Summary

♥  A sexy nobleman with a dark past
♥  A debutante with a flawless reputation
♥  A compromising embrace
♥  A close-knit, meddling family
♥  Steamy Regency romance!

From New York Times bestselling author Lauren Royal comes the first novel in her beloved Regency series featuring the “outrageously funny, loyal, compassionate, and unconventional” Chase family.

The eldest of three sisters, Lady Alexandra Chase has always done what was expected of her. But when the man she's loved since her girlhood returns from a long spell abroad, she quite suddenly finds herself hoping the fine lord her brother has picked for her won't propose. She decides that if he does, she'll quite improperly turn him down—that is, until the man of her hopes and dreams informs her he has no intention of marrying her.

The last time Tristan Nesbitt saw Alexandra, he was a common man with no hope of ever wedding the daughter of a marquess. Seven years later, he's now Lord Hawkridge, which should make him eminently suitable for the woman who long ago captured his heart. But a dreadful scandal has tarnished his name in England—a scandal so horrid that marrying Alexandra would ruin not only her flawless reputation but her whole family. For Alexandra's own good, he must fight his relentless desires and stay far away...

PLEASE NOTE: This book was formerly titled “Lost in Temptation.”


A complete, standalone story—no cliffhangers!

Series: Chase Family Series: The Regency, Book 1
Style: Humorous historical romance
Length: 103,000 words (about 415 standard pages)
Bonus Material: Author’s Note, preview of next book, link to giveaway
R-rated Content: Steamy love scenes!*

*If you prefer to read Sweet & Clean (kisses only) romance, look for “Alexandra” by Lauren Royal & Devon Royal.


• Top 10 Bestseller on Apple Books
• Finalist for the Holt Medallion, Golden Quill, Book Buyers' Best, Award of Excellence, and Beacon Awards


“A captivating historical romance. Fans of Julia Quinn's Bridgerton series on Netflix will love Lauren Royal!”
—Glynnis Campbell, USA Today Bestselling Author

"This deliciously humorous, tender, touching romance…takes history out of the doldrums and gives the era brightness and color that draws readers straight into the story."
Romantic Times


While Tempt Me at Midnight can be read as a stand-alone novel, many readers enjoy reading it as part of a series. All of Lauren's books feature Chase family members. Should you wish to read them in chronological order, this is the sequence:

Chase Family Series
When an Earl Meets a Girl
How to Undress a Marquess
If You Dared to Love a Laird
A Duke’s Guide to Seducing His Bride
Never Doubt a Viscount
The Scandal of Lord Randal
A Gentleman’s Plot to Tie the Knot
A Secret Christmas
A Chase Family Christmas

Chase Family Series: The Regency
Tempt Me at Midnight
Tempting Juliana
The Art of Temptation

New in 2022
Alice Betrothed

Specially Priced Boxed Sets
Chase Family Series: Collection One
Chase Family Series: Collection Two
Chase Family Series: The Regency Collection


LAUREN ROYAL is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of humorous historical romance. Her "truly enchanting” novels have won many awards including Booklist's "Top 10 Romance of the Year," and they’ve earned raves from reviewers including Publishers Weekly, who calls her "an impressive talent.”

All of Lauren's books are complete, stand-alone stories, and yet they are also all connected—because they all feature her beloved “outrageously funny, loyal, compassionate, and unconventional” Chase family!

Lauren writes steamy historical romance on her own and sweet/clean historical romance with her daughter, Devon Royal. She lives in Southern California with her family, two constantly shedding cats, and a stupendous collection of fuzzy socks. When she's not busy writing, she enjoys singing along (off-key) to Hamilton, dancing (badly), and (wasting time) watching HGTV.


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• To learn about the real people and places in Lauren's books, enter a contest to win jewelry, and see the ever-growing branches of the Chase Family Tree, visit her website at: LaurenRoyal.com

Book Reviews


Lost in Temptation5 star

What a delicious book you have served up! Complete with recipes, several of which I will try! I just loved it, didn't want to put it down and though it was long, I didn't want it to end. Congrats on another delightful trip through time. Elizabeth Wilson55

J. O'Farrell

“Lost in Temptation” by Lauren Royal4 star

This historical romance, set in England, during the early 1800’s, contains memorable characters and an exciting plot- line. Tristan and Alexandra are the two now grown-up main characters, although Alexandra has many sisters and an older brother, Griffin, who feels responsible for everything and everybody. Eventually, through her tenacity and belief in Tristan, the two find a very meaningful, loving happily-ever-after!! -Jan Farrell Repath45

Joanie C P

Lost in Temptation5 star

Romantic and page turner55


Love this series5 star

I love the way this story is told. It keeps you guessing until the end. I was expecting a romance but this one had the added bonus of a mystery with it. I am new to reading Lauren Royal’s books but I am a big fan now, I look forward to reading more. As a side note, once I started this book I couldn’t put it down until I finally got so tired I could no longer see clearly to read. I finished it in less than a day (I am a speed reader at times) it was that good.55

Reechie Marie

Great read!5 star

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this!!55


Great writing5 star

This book was a good love story and murder mystery in one. Loved the characters.55


Lost in temptation5 star

Beautiful well written story. Will highly recommend!55


Lost in temptation5 star

I enjoyed reading this book so much!! It’s a beautiful and so romantic love story, I love the way you described everything about the castles and their furnishings, I very highly recommend this book to all readers of historical romance, and will definitely read more of Lauren’s books, thank you for this beautiful story!55


Great read!5 star

Lauren Royal has another delight in Lost in Temptation. Exquisite characters, lively plot line, beautiful scenery, and of course The Regency Era life. A definite must read!55


Amazing book!5 star

This story was amazing it was romantic and it just made you fall in love with the characters I would read it over and over again!!55

Other Books by Lauren Royal

When an Earl Meets a Girl


When an Earl Meets a Girl
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Never Doubt a Viscount


Never Doubt a Viscount
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