Review: Don’t Tempt Me by Lori Foster

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Cover Love: 4 Stars

 

I’ve been a Lori Foster fan for a while now and Don’t Tempt Me was a great addition to her collection. Honor and Jason meet when Honor moves into Jason’s neighborhood, which is what I would call a recovering neighborhood. There are a lot of fixer uppers at good deals and commerce is beginning to grow. Honor is loving her first home and is invested in its success. She is willing to work hard and learn. She is also very used to having only herself to count on so when her sexy neighbor Jason wants to help, she is quite reluctant. The story follows them navigating through the situation as neighbors, friends, then eventually lovers. There is a depth and crispness to the characters that makes their transitions that much more meaningful. Of course, in the early stages of a culture shift, there is a period of adjustment in which theft, vandalism, and the like are used to discourage change and progress. When trouble arises, Jason and the other neighbors that have become friends to Honor, really look out for her. Honor is also dealing with family problems that have shaped her personality in a big way. There’s as much internal as there external conflict and Lori Foster does a great job of tying the threads together. Not to mention the sexy scenes galore, despite Honor’s aversion to kink (boooo). Where I felt the story lost some impact was in covering the story happening on the sidelines between Sullivan, one of Honor’s neighbors, and Honor’s best friend Lexie. While I admit that it was very sexy indeed and added some emotional depth to both the secondary characters, I felt it diverted some of the focus from our main characters. They are also not going to be the focus of the second book in the duology so it made it seem that much more unnecessary. Another point of note for me was the lack of reaction from Honor at being around a former lover of Jason. I’m sorry but no reaction at all? Pluh-ease. A little twinge or something would have been more believable. Even if she ends up liking her at the end. Finally, for the life of me, I can’t figure out the animosity between Lexie and Jason’s brother. Until Sullivan entered the picture I was sure they would be the couple for book two… Safety: No OM/OW/Sharing. An ex comes into the picture but not in a negative way. She is actually the heroine of the next book along with Jason’s bother as hero. They use condoms. Neither are Vs. No rape/abuse.

ARC received in exchange for an honest review.

FINAL RATING: 4 STARS

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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…

 

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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

 

 

Lori Foster - Author photoAbout Lori Foster:

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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