A Lesson in Temptation (A Stanton Family Novella) [NOOK Book]

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Adam Harkness pulled himself out of poverty to become one of the world's most respected Finance professors, but at the cost of his personal life. When a well-meaning friend gifts him with a dance course, Adam decides to attend one class out of courtesy, but no more than that. He has work to do, after all - or at least, that's what he tells himself.

After being bullied in high school, Julie Stanton took refuge in her studies. But now that her hard work has paid off and Julie has...

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A Lesson in Temptation (A Stanton Family Novella)

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Overview


Adam Harkness pulled himself out of poverty to become one of the world's most respected Finance professors, but at the cost of his personal life. When a well-meaning friend gifts him with a dance course, Adam decides to attend one class out of courtesy, but no more than that. He has work to do, after all - or at least, that's what he tells himself.

After being bullied in high school, Julie Stanton took refuge in her studies. But now that her hard work has paid off and Julie has found success in her job, it's time to focus on finding the same happiness in the rest of her life.

When Adam walks into the same tango class that Julie signed up for, she recognizes him immediately as the professor whom she had a crush on in college. Both Adam and Julie have proven themselves to be excellent scholars. But when the attraction between them turns into something more, will they be able to open their hearts and learn a new lesson - how to love.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781633750326
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 7/14/2014
  • Series: Entangled Edge , #4
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 116
  • Sales rank: 32,327
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author


Audra North fell in love with romance at age thirteen and spent the next twenty years reading as many romance novels as she could. Even now, after having read over one thousand of them, Audra still can’t resist the lure of a happily ever after, and her collection continues to grow. She lives near Boston with her husband, three young children, and a lot of books. Visit her website at audranorth.com or find her (way too frequently) on Twitter @AudraNorth.

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  • Posted August 15, 2014

    I literally laughed out loud! Very enjoyable book!

    I literally laughed out loud! Very enjoyable book!

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  • Posted July 17, 2014

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    A short and steamy (and fun!) read! Some of my favorite parts

    A short and steamy (and fun!) read!



    Some of my favorite parts of this one were the times we were inside poor Adam's head. He tried so hard to stay focused on his goals and keep Julie out of his mind. Fortunately for us--and Julie--it didn't work.




    This one had me laughing out loud at the dinner table--it's their dance instructor, giving them one of their first directions in the first class period and Adam's response:




    "Now, all of you, face your partner, and walk toward each other with your center leading. When you reach each other, walk backward to your starting place. With intention!”




    Christ. First he was paired with the sexiest woman he’d ever known, and now he had to walk toward her with intention. If he intended anything more toward her, he’d be thrusting into her by the end of the class. Couldn’t he walk toward her with a vague interest instead?





    See? Poor Adam. And poor Julie, because she's only got a little over a hundred pages to convince this guy that he does, indeed need to loosen up--at least enough to let her in. 




    Fortunately for them both, she manages it nicely.




    A Lesson in Temptation is a short, steamy read with laugh-out-loud moments. You don't have to have read the others in the series to enjoy it, but after this one you'll definitely want to. ;)




    Rating: 4 stars / A-




    I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Posted July 14, 2014

    A fun sexy read that was completely entertaining and reminds us

    A fun sexy read that was completely entertaining and reminds us to enjoy life. Julie has learned from her past how important it is to step back and enjoy a bit of life. Adam believes the only way to get ahead and have the security he desperately craves is to stay focused with no distractions. He finds that hard to do with Julie around though. I highly recommend this one as well as the other Stanton Novellas. Great reads, well written with great characters.

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  • Posted July 14, 2014

    Good Book! I can always turn to author Audra North when I am lo

    Good Book!

    I can always turn to author Audra North when I am looking for a quick, hot read. Her novellas never fail to disappoint and A Lesson in Temptation is a welcome addition to her series, The Stanton Family. Due to the restrictiveness of a short narrative, Ms. North is always able to sustain an entertaining plot, along with characters that are well developed.

    Adam Harkness, or should I say Adam Hotness, has worked very hard to achieve a place on Columbia University's faculty. He has given up all of his free time, which includes some much needed fun, for the sake of finishing his publication and supporting his family back home in North Dakota. To force Adam to loosen up and have some fun, his good friends gave him a gift of tango lessons.

    In order to save herself from the bullies in high school, Julie Stanton threw herself into her studies. A little more than a few years later, she graduated from Columbia with the highest honors and is now a senior analyst with a prestigious firm in New York City. Making friends and social connections has always been difficult for Julie, yet she puts herself out there time and time again.

    Adam and Julie met in college, when Adam was a TA in one of Julie's classes. Their chemistry was magnetic back then and now it is even more so, when they find each other in the same dance class.

    I liked this book and the entire Stanton Family series thus far. Ms. North is a talented storyteller and her characters are always well-defined, likeable and real. I appreciated how the personal details of both Adam's and Julie's past were discovered and slowly unraveled. The more time they spent together, the more they realized a fling was not in the cards. Overall, a sexy, fast-paced, enjoyable read with a hot cover.

    Complimentary copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Posted July 14, 2014

    Audra North has placed herself firmly on my autobuy list. This l

    Audra North has placed herself firmly on my autobuy list. This lady can write a novella. From the opening page A Lesson In Temptation grabbed and with every element I love to find in a full length novel, albeit condensed, and I had the most pleasurable lunch-hour.

    Finance Professor Adam Harkness isn't known as Prof Hotness for nothing. Sexy, witty and intelligent he is somewhat of a workaholic. When his friends sign him up on a 6 week dance course he's partnered with Julie Stanton, ex-student. She wanted him then, she wants him now and their lessons prove that the Tango is sexy. Upright or horizontal...

    Sexy and sizzling, Adam and Julie had a perfect chemistry; he brooding and serious with a dirty thought process against her young confident and fun nature. All I will say is that their like-minded intelligence brings some very sexy action.

    So if a short, sensual and very sexy read with wit and a bit of tension and angst thrown in is what you crave, then this is the book. I could have happily read a full length book on these characters, but in fairness, it didn't need to be any more than it was.

    Copy received courtesy of Entangled Publishing via NetGalley for an honest & unbiased opinion

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