Blog Tour – Review + Excerpt: Don’t Tempt Me by Lori Foster

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Lori Foster’s fantastic contemporary romance, DON’T TEMPT ME, is a story of how love comes along when you least expect it. Be sure you order this amazing standalone novel today!

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Don’t Tempt Me is a sweet, fast read about finding family, love, and more! You can’t go wrong with this book! It’s a must read!”—Night Owl Reviews

“Best friends find hunky men and everlasting love in Foster’s latest charmer.”—Publishers Weekly

 

 

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Love comes along when it’s least wanted

Jason Guthrie has no time for entanglements—between 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 it—even 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 charm—or keep his heart from landing at her feet…

My Review (1)

eARC provided in exchange for an honest review

Lori Foster is absolutely one of my favorite romance authors and she definitely delivers in her newest standalone – not only do you have the feeling of familiarity with characters but it is a wholesome romance with so many amazing secondary characters you just can’t help but fall in love with! 

Honor Brown is a really independent woman – she is used to depending on no one, doing things on her own and definitely NOT asking for help – so when she moves in a neighborhood, into a house that really needs some TLC and neighbors, who aren’t just HOT, but also helpful – she has her hands full, especially considering the kind of family she has.

Jason Guthrie works with his hands and definitely isn’t in search of “the one”, even though he would love to have that in his life, he has seen what love could do and has it reinforced with the presence of his brother and nephew.

From the start, it is easy to see the attraction and chemistry between Jason and Honor – and their reluctance as well! And it was so heartwarming to watch these two fall for each other! Really. They had me cheering in reality as well. The gentleness that Jason showed Honor from the very first moment (well, almost the first moment!) wrapped around me like a warm blanket and basically just stole my heart. And Honor’s reticence did not hold high against Jason and his family’s warmth – not that she didn’t have a good reason for that reticence.

This is a slow burn romance – but at the perfect pace. Not once did I feel that it lagged or even stretched in away. This pace was absolutely perfect for those who adore falling for the characters and that’s exactly kind of reader I am. Hence me and Lori? We are a perfect match.

We also have a small story of ARc of Honor’s best friend, Lexi Perkins and another of Honor’s neighbor, Sullivan Dean – which means we also get their POV’s (YAY!) – their connection is also one that was unexpected, but this one honestly felt a bit rushed. I would have preferred a novella to handle their relationship, especially considering both of them aren’t exactly known for their commitments!

This is another book by Lori, that I know I am going to come back when I am in a reading slump – for it is perfect and soothing to that restless mind of mine! ❤

I can’t wait to see where she goes to with this new series 😀

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Excerpt

“Dear God,” Lexie muttered, losing her amusement. Her feet dropped to the floor and she leaned forward as far as the seat belt would let her. “Please tell me that’s not it.”

“It is,” Honor confirmed with pride. Sure, it was a little rough, the lawn overgrown, the landscaping obliterated. But now it was hers. Lexie might not see the possibilities—but Honor most definitely did. “All it needs is some TLC and love.”

“Or maybe a…demolition?”

“Don’t be dramatic.” With a frown, Honor added, “I wanted you to be happy for me.”

“I know, and I am. I just don’t see why you always want to do things the hard way.” Going quiet, Lexie drew in a breath and straightened her shoulders. “I’ll help. With everything. No, don’t argue. I can’t claim I’m strong and I’ll admit I’ve never remodeled anything. Honestly I’ve never held a hammer. But I’m here for you.”

“Between dating and working and shopping, you mean?” Honor loved Lexie like a sister, but their social calendars, as well as their motivations, were as different as night and day. As they neared the house, three men stepped out from the garage next door. They’d obviously been working. One held a motor of some sort while the other gestured toward it. The tallest nodded as he cleaned his hands on a towel.

“Oh, hey.” Lexie perked up. “What’s this? Man candy? Very sexy man candy.” She rounded on Honor. “You’ve been holding out!”

Repeatedly glancing at them, Honor shook her head. Nope, no holding out. This was the first time she’d laid eyes on the men. Fact—because if she’d seen them, she sure as heck would have remembered.

“Oh, please, please, please,” Lexie whispered. “Let them be single.”

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“It’s lust at first sight and a double romance in this new novel of neighbors helping neighbors by the prolific Foster”—Kirkus

 

About The Author (3)

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

 

 

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