Book cover - Tempt Me - Author Carly Phillips

Tempt Me

Author Carly Phillips

  • Release Date: 2018-01-16
  • Genre: Contemporary
Our score: 4.5
4.5
From 67 Ratings

Tempt Me Summary


Tempt Me - The single dad & the nanny …

Burned by an ex with a wandering eye, Austin Rhodes has sworn off women. His sole focus is his young daughter - and despite his good intentions, the little girl's live-in nanny. He hired Mia Atwood to care for his child but he finds himself lusting after her instead. Keeping his distance isn’t easy but  he’s determined to be a gentleman.

Until Mia's past comes back to haunt her and she’s in need of Austin’s brand of protection. Suddenly she’s his in every sense of the word — and he’ll do whatever it takes to shield the woman who tempts him beyond reason.

Tempt Me Review


  • Tempt me

    5
    By UP Sherwood
    Good story. Easy reading. I liked it
  • Who was tempted more?

    5
    By lynnecuda
    I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book and I bought it. Because anything by Carly Phillips is a keeper. Great story. I couldn't stop reading. Austin, had been burnt by an ex who deliberately tricked him into marriage by getting pregnant. Then she wanted out because she said she wasn't meant to be a mother so she settled for cash, as many times as he would give it to her, threatening to take him to court to sue for custody (you know she didn't want it).Austin was worried she could convince a judge though. He swore he was done with marriage and relationships. Then he kinda fell for his daughter's nanny Mia. She believed he wanted only casual. As attracted as she was to him, she realized she couldn't do casual. Now what? Would Austin ever realize the deeper feelings he had for Mia? Before he lost her? Someone was after Mia! The ex? Her old boss? Loved this story. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
  • Really enjoyed this book!!!

    5
    By Devilwmn
    Tempt Me is book 2 in the Bodyguard Bad Boys series. I loved this book!! This is Austin Rhodes and Mia Atwood's story. Austin works for Alpha Security and Mia is the live in nanny for his daughter Bailey. Austin was severely burned by his ex-wife and isn't looking for anything. Mia lost both her parents at a young age, lived in foster care until she was went to college and is looking for her HEA. When the past comes up to bite them both, they turn to each other for comfort. As I said I loved this book. The characters were very enjoyable, there was great chemistry between them, and I really enjoyed the storyline. Austin is an alpha male, with a high risk job and loves and dotes on his daughter-- he also has sole custody of his daughter. Mia is a strong intelligent woman, that is always positive and thinks of and takes care of others before herself. I really liked them together as a couple. There were some nice twists in the storyline that I enjoyed. Don't continue reading unless you want some of the story given away. **SPOILER** **SPOILER** **SPOILER** **SPOILER** **SPOILER** **SPOILER** One thing that I really was hoping to read at the end which the author didn't do was talk about when Austin and Mia told Bailey and his parents that they were pregnant. I don't know why I felt like this was something important, but to me it was. Just my opinion. Can't wait for the next book in the series!! Hope this helps! Happy Reading!!!
  • second chance love story centered around a great single dad!!

    4
    By Connor oo7
    Mia and Austin are bound to be a favorite couple for many, and although I liked their story it wasn't my favorite. Don't get me wrong, I am still very happy to have read it and I enjoyed it, I just didn't feel the connection many do. Austin is "older" than Mia and although we know is a slight issue somehow it gets swept away and its not dealt with.They both have troubles from their past as part of their story but then both issues get resolved so quickly it felt like a 60 min cop show, too neat, too fast for me. Even with these issues it is hard not to fall in love with Austin, a single dad who clearly sees his daughter as his number one priority and Mia, a live in nanny who would do anything for this little girl. really enjoyed getting to know Austin and his daughter Bailey was absolutely adorable
  • Tempting and satisfying...

    5
    By Grnidmom
    This book was a great read and couldn’t put it down. Finished it in two hours. Loved the storyline and even though their pasts were coming back to test them both, it was nice to see love prevails, even when u keep trying to hide it.
  • Temp Me

    5
    By Bossiedame
    Lined the story or MIA, Austin and Bailey. Ned more ❤️❣️
  • Mia and Austin...sigh

    5
    By Lnn20122
    An exciting read that tugged at my heart strings. I could not put down Austin and Mia’s story. They were two people who were going through so much in their lives but amongst all the chaos they found each other. Austin and Mia tried to fight their mutual attraction. Austin hired Mia to be the nanny to his adorable daughter, Bailey. He knew if he acted on his feelings, he could ruin a good arrangement where he and his daughter were happy. Likewise for Mia, she knew she could not act on her attraction. Not only because of their working relationship but also because she knew Austin and her wanted different things in life. She wanted marriage and children and after being burnt by his ex, Austin wanted nothing to do with either or things including love. Can these two work through their differences while dealing with the chaos in their lives and find the love they both deserve? It was sure as heck fun to find out. Five fabulous stars for this read.
  • Excellent

    5
    By Cntrygirlz
    I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review. Mia is an orphan and loves children, so she becomes a nanny. Her last job her boss was doing illegal dealings. Mia saw and recorded it and help send him to jail. Now she’s a nanny for Bailey, Austin’s little girl. Austin works for Ace Security as a bodyguard and has promised himself never to marry again. His first wife got pregnant on purpose and he married her but she ran off. Now he’s raising his daughter with the help of Mia. The attraction between them sparks and they keep their distance at first but finally give in to it. She knows how he feels about marriage so she breaks it off. But Bailey’s mother is back and wanting money or custody and Austin will do anything to keep that from happening. Mia finds out her old boss is having a retrial and she has to testify again but someone is threatening her not to. Can Austin protect his heart and Mia too? Excellent story. Well told, with characters who are almost real with real problems. Sexy. A cute little girl, a handsome guy and a strong beautiful woman. Crazy ex’s.
  • Good guys don’t always finish last...

    4
    By Kristie Koste
    Tempt Me By: Carly Phillips ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review by Kristie K Good guys don’t always finish last, as Carly Phillips proves with her newest release… Tempt Me is a captivating tale of a single father, badly burned by the mother of his child and determined not to make himself or his daughter vulnerable by getting involved with a woman…no matter how tempting she may be. Austin Rhodes is a wonderful father, with a heart of gold, and a body for sin. His only apparent weakness is his daughter…until he hires a gorgeous new nanny that has his blood boiling, and his pants tenting. Mia Atwood grew up in foster care from the age of six, and put herself through college, but finding her true calling as a nanny. Her love for children and desire for a family of her own only fuel her passion for her job. When her most recent charge is a precocious six year old that captures her heart, and a boss that threatens to do the same, nothing can prepare her for the roller coaster she’s on. Carly Phillips delivers another incredible tale of desire, loss, fear, and hope with Tempt Me. While a popular genre at the moment, Ms. Phillips is able to add twists and turns that make this tale as unique as the characters she creates. I absolutely adore Austin, both as a father, a son, and as a man. Such a genuine man, with a heart as big as Texas, and a protective streak just as wide. His fears aren’t unfounded, but genuine, and his vulnerabilities are refreshing. Mia is everything I would want in a nanny, a friend, a sister, or a mother. She is a beautiful soul, with a heart full of love for those in her life. Always putting others first, especially the child she is in charge of, Mia is a truly extraordinary human being. The tension between Austin and Mia is nearly unbearable, and the push and pull that follows is both heartbreaking and beautiful. These characters believe in honesty with each other, which is both refreshing and a little…surprising? Most authors crank up the drama, where Carly Phillips just cranks up the real. A truly intoxicating read that I truly enjoyed from the beginning to end. Kristie K
  • Temptation explored....

    5
    By Newberryd
    I always enjoy reading Carly Phillips’ books. Tempt Me did not disappoint. Super sweet and smoke’n hot. The depth of characters and story are always interesting, expressive, and consistent throughout the book. Austin and Mia have one focus, providing a caring and safe environment for Austin’s daughter Bailey. Over time they learn more about each other and come to realize they have more in common than just caring for Bailey. While one could argue that an employer/employee relationship may have moral implications, this one only crossed that line after both single unattached parties consented to a physical relationship. Even in the face of danger and unknown circumstances doing the right thing matters to both of them. Thank you for another great read!

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