Tempting Miss Allender is a fabulous historical romance by Wendy Vella. Ms. Vella has given us a well-written book and loaded it with outstanding, lovable characters. Patience is trying to keep her sister and brother safe from her cousin. Mathew is an old friend of the family and unknowingly broke Patience's heart years ago. Their story is loaded with action, suspense, humor, drama and sexy bits. This book held me hostage from start to finish. I enjoyed every page of Tempting Miss Allender and look forward to my next book by Wendy Vella. Tempting Miss Allender is book 3 of the Regency Rakes Series but can easily be read as a standalone. This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.