Thursday, 28 July 2016

✿ Don't Tempt Me ✿ Lori Foster ✿





Love comes along when it's least wanted




Jason Guthrie has no time for entanglementsbetween helping out his widowed brother and teenage nephew and getting his hometown back on its feet, his days are spoken for. But his nights are another story And when his lovely new neighbor, Honor Brown, reluctantly accepts his help in remodeling her house, Jason finds himself wishing his handyman skills could knock down the defenses she keeps building around herself.






Martial arts teacher Sullivan Dean knows real danger when he sees iteven when it takes the form of the gorgeous blonde helping her friend move in across the street. After putting his wayward past behind him to focus on teaching control to troubled kids, Sullivan has learned to avoid party girls like Lexie Perkins. But Sullivan can't seem to keep his hands off the real woman behind that flirty charmor keep his heart from landing at her feet


 ARC received for an honest review

Hidey ho neighbours, that was my first though as I started reading Don't Tempt me.

This is a sweet contemporary romance, set in a small town - but where oh where were the Guthrie boys when I move to a small town? - and from the first insta-lust look to the last look of love, I was hooked.

This is really 2 stories in one, Honor and Jason, and Lexie and Sullivan (but mainly Honor's book).

Honor is smitten with sexy neighbour Jason from their first embarrassing meeting.  She is pretty quiet and reserved, but this boy gets her motor running.  

Their relationship isn't really a slow burn, but it isn't an insta-love kind either.  It is the Goldilocks rate, it was just right.

At times I just wanted to shake some sense into Honor, but I could also understand why she is so reserved and at times appearing stand offish.

But they could really be perfect for each other - if she will let them?

Lexie on the other hand is the party girl of the pair, very outgoing and goes after what she wants. And what she wants is Sullivan, 

In comparison to Honor and Jason, their relationship kind of feels like it goes balls to the wall, from zero to sixty in 10 pages.  But it isn't really like that.  I think it feels that way as we don't get so much of their story as the others.

I wanted to bitch slap Honor's family.  Ugh to me they were just horrible! (well, one only mostly horrible, and I couldn't understand her really)

The main thing about this story, beside the lovey love stuff is about family.  Family is who you surround yourself with, not necessarily those joined by blood.  Get the right people around you and you can take on the world.

This was a great start to this series, and I can't wait for more.  I need Hogan's story, like now!

 





EXCERPT

Hogan the blue-eyed dad, Colt the mature-looking son and Jasonthe far-too- hot shirtless hunk. As she committed the names to memory, Honor glanced at each of them, but repeatedly got drawn back to Jason.



The sun highlighted the cut of his cheekbones, the straight line of his nose and across those sleek, hard shoulders. Why didnt he put on a shirt? She couldnt quite keep her gaze from his chest, noting he had just the right amount of dark chest hair going from one well-defined pec to the other then bisecting his body downward



It wouldnt kill the man to pull up his well-worn jeans, either. Being healthy and female and, okay, more than a little sex starved, she automatically tracked the treasure trail leading down his abdomen to inside those low-slung jeans



Hogan and Colt live here, too, Jason said while silently accepting her scrutiny.


Busted again. She cleared her throat and got her eyes to focus back on his face. I see. To Hogan, she asked, You and your wife are in the neighborhood?

Pushing away from the truck, Hogan said, Colts mother is gone.

That left her floundering. Did he meandead? Should she give condolences? Or maybe he meant shed moved away.

For now, Hogan continued, we live with Jason.

Oh. With him. In the same house.

All three of themright next door to her.

Saving her from the awkward silence, Lexie took over. Im Lexie Perkins, and the new homeowner here is Honor Brown. Then to Jason, she added, Youre going to make her faint if you dont let up.

Lexie! Horrified, Honor felt so much heat in her face it nearly singed her. Shed gag her friend if she didnt stop with the outrageous behavior.

Jason cocked a brow but didnt look away.


 
Since first publishing in January 1996, Lori Foster has become a USA Today, Publishers Weekly and New York Times bestselling author. Lori has published through a variety of houses, including Kensington, St. Martins, Harlequin, Silhouette, Samhain, and Berkley/Jove. She is currently published with HQN. Visit her online at LoriFoster.com.

 

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