A great read!
I loved this book from beginning to end. I actually got said when the story was over. Well done Lori Foster!
Yes this book is slightly boring but I loved it. I would buy it again.
I’ve read nearly every novel and novella published by Lori Foster, and I can’t express how disappointed I was in this book. The characters are usually so well developed, and there’s always some tension and build up to the romance. But both of those things fell short in this book to the point that Lexie and Sullivan were more well developed charcters nd the third person omniscient point of view was working to its full potential. Add to the short comings of the charcters and romantic tension, there was very little plot activity. At least with the SBC and other series there was a mysery built in to accompany the romance. This book only had the minor burlagry incident and an ailing grandfather as the “big secret.” I was just plain bored and had to force myself to finish.
The potential is there but I thought it was boring and couldn't finish it. The whole book was one pace. Slow and repetitive. Wish I could get my money back.
Don't Tempt Me
By A Diane Palmer fan
Another great read from Lori Foster. I like the relationships and that Honor is finally able to accept love from friends and is going to end up with a caring family.
Sweet love story.
This book is an easy and fast read and a sweet, contemporary romance. It follows two different couples, Honor and Jason, and Lexie and Sullivan. I didn't mind that, but I did feel that the telling of Lexie and Sullivan's relationship started off strong, but then was kind of forgotten. We weren't privy to all the details of their relationship.
The book focuses more on Honor and Jason. And while I enjoyed the romance between Honor and Jason, I found some of the dialogue and conversations a little unbelievable. But overall, I did enjoy the book and the underlying messages. I also loved the secondary characters, especially Hogan and Colt
Defintely recommend it!
Lori Foster never disappoints me and Don’t Tempt me was really cute and I definitely enjoyed it! I fell hook, line, and sinker for the whole cast of characters.
Honor has had some rough breaks in her life, no doubt about it. It was easy to see why that would shape her to be independent. For the most part, I liked her, she was smart, hardworking, and sweet. She has a great capacity for love and patience. When she showed her backbone, I wanted to high-five her! However, I felt like she took things a little too far throughout the book. Her constant worry over people seeing her as weak, just because they offered to help with something as simple as righting a spilled trashcan drove me nuts. She has justified abandonment issues, true, but I would have expected that with the way her grandfather raised her, it would have lessened her phobias, not exacerbated them. It just got a little tiresome toward the end of the book.
Jason was kind of a butt head in the beginning, but he got over it fast. He fell for Honor almost as quickly. I loved his steadfastness and determination in wooing her. It brought to light how amazing he was as a person. Strong, fiercely loyal, loving, funny, and just . . . adorable. I was so happy to see him knocking down Honor’s walls and forcing her to let him love and care for her. It didn’t hurt that he was practically always shirtless and worked with his hands…
Lexi and Sullivan are a bit of a side story, we don’t spend a lot of time on their relationship, but it’s enough for it to be fun deviation from Honor and Jason at times. I loved Lexi, she was hilarious and so much the opposite of Lexi. They were adorable and I would have loved to have read a whole book about them.
I definitely recommend Don’t Tempt Me, and I can’t wait for Hogan’s story! This one isn’t on the re-read shelf, but it’s was absolutely worth the read!
New Lori Foster!
I do so love Lori Foster! In her new duology, the first book Don't Tempt Me tells the stories of Jason and Honor, as well as Sullivan and Lexie, who live in a small town in Ohio. You can read the blurb to get the rundown, but the basic themes in this heartfelt book are Honor wanting to go it alone, Jason wanting to lend a hand to his neighbor, and Sullivan and Lexie not giving each other enough credit. The heat level was perfect, the heart level was spot on, and with Ms. Foster's brilliant storytelling, you get a wonderful contemporary romance that you cannot put down. I'm really looking forward to the next book in the duet to get more of the neighborhood hotties' stories.
sweet, easy, moving, contemporary romance
By Tome Tender
I was looking for a sweet, easy, moving, contemporary romance and that is just what I found in Don’t Tempt Me.
Honor is moving into a real “fix me upper”. Use to doing everything on her own, Honor is taken aback when her hot neighbor, his brother and his brother’s son come over to help. She doesn’t know how the ask or accept help which makes their first encounter quite rocky.
Honor puts everything into fixing her home, Jason can’t help but be impressed with Honor’s focus and conviction but he and his nephew keep inserting themselves into Honor’s life. Eventually they make that connection and break past her barriers.
When vandals strike at Honor’s home, she discovers that she has already collected a good group of neighbors that have become more than acquaintances.
Jason’s ex shows up, I had a hard time believing Honor was so unaffected even if they were destined to become best of friends, I don’t see any woman being 100% fine immediately with an ex. That was my only complaint with the story.
There is a side-romance between Lexie, Honor’s 1 friend, and Sullivan.
Overall, I found Don’t Tempt Meto be the perfect beach read romance.
I received this ARC copy of Don't Tempt Me from HQN Books in exchange for a honest review.
By Misty Racquel
Jason Guthrie is great at fixing and building anything and is helping his widowed brother and nephew who are living with him. He is a busy man, but when Honor Brown moves into the rundown house next door he can't help think that she is in over her head when it comes to fixing it back up. Honor is determined to do everything on her own and no matter how much Jason wants to help, she declines. Honor has a strong desire to be independent and do everything herself, including running herself ragged working, fixing up her house, and taking care of her sick grandfather. Jason finds himself wanting to be the person that takes care of Honor and knock down the walls she's built around herself.
Sullivan Dean lives across the street from Honor and Jason and has a fascination with Honor's best friend Lexie. Sullivan is a martial arts instructor that helps troubled children, and also his main priority. Sullivan sees what Lexie shows on the surface that she is a party girl, which is something that he avoids, but sees what's she's hiding when she signs up for his class. Lexie has a big heart and understands troubled children because she was always there for Honor when they were growing up. Sullivan can't seem to stay away from her.
Don't Tempt Me is a great read, you watch two people that are polar opposites fall in love and how they are always there for each other. Honor's family expands to include Jason, Hogan, Sullivan, Nathan, and Colt and of course Lexie. With this story I laughed, cried, and rooted for Jason and Honor to get their happily ever after. Sullivan was tougher for me to like since he seemed so aloof, but once we were able to see him in his element I could see his potential as well. I really hope we are able to see more of Hogan and Violet as well, I loved their chemistry. And I wanna try Hogan's ribs!!
Received ARC in exchange for honest review.