Don't Tempt Me

Don't Tempt Me

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by Lori Foster
     
 

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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,

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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…

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
06/13/2016
Best friends find hunky men and everlasting love in Foster’s latest charmer. When hairstylist Honor Brown buys a fixer-upper in a rundown neighborhood in the generic small American town of Clearbrook, she discovers that her new neighbor puts the gent in gentrification. Just the sight of Honor as she climbs out of the moving van sends a shiver through Jason Guthrie. Never mind that Honor’s best friend, Lexie Perkins, is just as pretty in her own way; his carnal receptors are tuned to Honor’s frequency. Even though she’s determined to do all the rehab work herself, it turns out Honor can use an occasional hand from Jason—sometimes with a hammer, sometimes without. Meanwhile, Lexie starts hooking up with Sullivan Dean, another neighbor. The foursome’s road to a double happy ending is paved with Foster’s characteristic breezy banter and uncomplicated plot. Her no-fail formula is sure to please her fans. (Aug.)
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"Bestseller Foster...has an amazing ability to capture a man's emotions and lust with sizzling sex scenes and meld it with a strong woman's point of view."

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"Foster rounds out her searing trilogy with a story that tilts toward the sizzling and sexy side of the genre."

-RT Book Reviews on Savor the Danger

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-Library Journal on When You Dare

Kirkus Reviews
2016-05-22
It's lust at first sight and a double romance in this new novel of neighbors helping neighbors by the prolific Foster (Fighting Dirty, 2016, etc.).When 29-year old Honor Brown and her best friend, Lexie Perkins, pull a moving van up to Honor's new house in a rough neighborhood in Clearbrook, Ohio, they didn't expect to find such hot neighbors. A shirtless Jason Guthrie, his brother, Hogan, and nephew, Colt, all offer to help her move into the new house. Determined to be independent and way too distracted by Jason's perfect physique, Honor repeatedly refuses Jason's help, even though the neighborhood is not particularly safe for a young, single woman. After someone blows up Honor's mailbox with a pipe bomb, she decides to accept the help of Jason and other neighbors, including a sheriff and a martial arts instructor. Things get steamy with Jason, but with a family history of abandonment and a beloved grandfather on his deathbed, Honor doesn't know if she wants to trust him. Meanwhile, best friend Lexie goes on a date with the martial arts instructor Sullivan Dean. Their attraction is so explosive they don't even get through their dinner before going home and tearing each other's clothes off. They both think they want only a one-night stand, but they soon realize there's more to their relationship than just sex. Although the premise of sexy neighbors finding romance is admirable, trying to pack two romances into one book falls flat. Honor and Jason are the primary couple, but none of the characters have enough time to develop, and the plot lacks drama. The characters often seem interchangeable, and the first third of the book could be spent just keeping the names straight. Foster's loyal fans might be satisfied with this effort, but they deserve better.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780373789726
Publisher:
Harlequin
Publication date:
07/26/2016
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
25,808
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Lori Foster is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author with books from a variety of publishers, including Berkley/Jove, Kensington, St. Martin’s, Harlequin and Silhouette. Lori has been a recipient of the prestigious RT Book Reviews Career Achievement Award for Series Romantic Fantasy, and for Contemporary Romance. She’s had top-selling books for Amazon, Waldenbooks and the BGI Group. For more about Lori, visit her Web site at www.lorifoster.com.

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Don't Tempt Me 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
Anonymous 12 days ago
The last book I bought by Lori Foster was 6.50, the book before that 5.99 and the one before that 4.99. Now this one is 8.99? Are you kidding me? Does anyone else see a pattern? I like most of Lori's books (the ones where the hero isn't a complete womanizer), and for five bucks I could chance it. But 9 bucks? No way....I'm out.
Anonymous 4 months ago
I enjoyed this story. It was sweet and did not need to be too graphic in the sex scenes, as many are today. I liked the play of charcters. I will read future books from this author.
NJ1231 4 days ago
A wonderful story of family and personal growth. Looking forward to the next one.
Anonymous 29 days ago
Was excited for a new book from Lori, but $9.00 is too much for me....when other grest authors are $5 or less. Have to pass on this one.
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Sandy-thereadingcafe 4 months ago
3.5 stars---DON’T TEMPT ME is the first installment in Lori Foster’s contemporary, adult GUTHRIE BROTHERS romance series. This is handyman Jason Guthrie, and hair stylist Honor Brown’s story line. There is a secondary romance building between Honor’s best friend Lexie Perkins, and martial arts instructor Sullivan Dean. Told from several third person points of view DON’T TEMPT ME follows the building relationship between Jason Guthrie, and his new neighbor –the independent, stubborn and feisty Honor Brown. Honor has recently purchased the run-down property next to Jason’s house and is surprised when the neighborhood welcome brigade, consisting of Jason, his brother Hogan, and nephew Colt, offer to help clean up and repair what needs to be done. Jason is a handy man; a carpenter whose attraction to Honor is immediate and intense. As the story line builds Jason begins to notice that his new neighbor leaves her house at all hours of the night leaving Jason to wonder what’s going on in Honor’s life. Honor has a secret, one that is neither dangerous nor dark, but our heroine is a private person who refuses to ask for help when the going gets rough. The $ex scenes are intimate and seductive without the over the top sexually graphic text and imagery. There is a large ensemble cast of secondary and supporting characters including a number of Honor’s extended family who have a difficult time accepting our story line heroine –there is so much animosity between the members of her family that it is surprising Honor has let things get so out of hand. We are introduced to Honor’s best friend Lexie who has fallen for Jason’s neighbor across the street- Sullivan Dean. Sullivan is a martial arts instructor who mentors at-risk children and youth. Jason’s brother Hogan Guthrie has hit upon some difficult times and finds himself, along with his seventeen year old son Colt, taking up residence at his brother’s house. Hogan has caught the attention of the local bar owner Violet; and Colt is having some difficulty acclimating to his new surroundings. Nathan Hawley is the local law enforcement officer and we have yet to see any sort of relationship development for him. DON’T TEMPT ME is a delightful story about family, love and friendship. The premise is sexy and romantic; the characters are colorful and eclectic; the romance is heartwarming, hopeful and slow to build. Lori Foster’s DON’T TEMPT ME is the perfect read for a lazy day at the beach.
kathryntesh 4 months ago
I loved this book and could not put it down. Who needs sleep when there is a new Lori Foster book, right? I heartily recommend this book to anyone who loves contemporary romance. The love story is well written, with believable situations and dialog. Lately I have been reading a lot of Ms. Foster’s contemporary romance novels with MMA fighters as the main characters. This story has a more traditional hero. Jason Guthrie is a carpenter, a jack-of-all-trades (and master of all, too). He has enough on his plate with his job, his widowed brother and motherless nephew who live with him, and helping rehab his community. When Honor Brown moves into the run-down house next door he thinks he is does not have any time for a commitment. Honor just bought a run-down house in a marginally bad part of town, planning to live alone in it. To him, Honor is in over her head and his nature won’t let him do anything but help. Honor resists his attempts to do things for her. She is willing for him to give her knowledge but not for him to do things for her. Being independent is important to her. I think Jason is an amazing guy for figuring out that she wants to do it herself, so he shows her how then stands back to let her do it. A lot of men who want to take care of women don’t acknowledge that sometimes all a woman needs is a little knowledge and she can do anything. The story tells how Honor becomes an honorary Aunt to Jason’s nephew, becomes very close to his brother, and falls in love with Jason. She also deals with difficult personal situations and learns to become friends and neighbors with others in the neighborhood. She has not had a lot of friends and her family has not treated her well. Her community becomes her true family. Meanwhile, her best friend Lexie Perkins is falling for her other neighbor Sullivan Dean. Sullivan used to be a bad boy but has reformed. When he looks at Lexie he only sees Party Girl, not the serious, reliable friend she is to Honor. If he can’t learn to see Lexie as she truly is he will not be able to have a relationship with her. Ms. Foster excels at making the characters and situations believable, and the stories enjoyable. Even knowing the hero & heroine will get their happily-ever-after, I wanted to keep reading to see how it worked out. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
judiOH 4 months ago
a wonderful romantic read. loved this story.
Luckylady 5 months ago
I really enjoyed this book...seeing Honor get her back bone with her family and find love with Jason was wonderful. I can not wait for the next book in this series.
Pure_Jonel 5 months ago
Foster is a go to author for me. Her novels are ones that I pick up when I want something tantalizing that I can curl up and loose myself in. This novel definitely fits that bill. It’s cute with a small town charm and a whole lot of emotion. It was emotional draining at times, and absolutely fantastic throughout. The story was exciting and fulfilling, allowing me to escape from reality and into the pages. I won’t go into too much detail here, but I will say that this is a must read novel. Foster’s descriptions bring the characters to life in every possible way. I felt for Honor without pitying her. What she’d been through in her life was more than anyone should ever have to handle on their own. The way that she thinks that she can’t show emotion in order for people to like her broke my heart. Jason was so understanding throughout it all, his strength and compassion allowing Honor to gradually accept him. I loved how naturally these two fit together. On the other hand, Sullivan & Lexie’s whirlwind romance was equally captivating. This was definitely a great start to a series that I’m dying to read more of. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone, anywhere, who enjoys some heartfelt romance. Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.
BooksAndSpoons 5 months ago
In this delightful, joy-filled story you get to know the neighborhood hotties and the best friends Honor and Lexie. I enjoyed both of the couples, all the characters were presented in depth and were the kind of people you would love to spend time with. I wish Lexie and Sullivan could have gotten a little bit more screen time. A lot of their relationship was developed outside the pages, and I would have loved to hear more of Sullivan's change of heart. Honor is such a complex person. Her life got a rotten start, but how she has overcome it all, and built her her own destiny, was nothing but admirable. Jason is dreamy, he is patience, caring, protective, helpful, gives Honor space and independence she graves, yet is supportive and accommodating when that is needed. I loved these two together, the sweetness, tenderness, sexiness, all just pouring out of the pages, the humor, fun, and the tragedy and drama that is Honor's family, they were able to face it all together as a team. This is a captivating and charming story, I could feel the lightness and rightness of life as Honor and Jason are together. The loss and drama balance the tale nicely, giving it more juicy bits, as well as the danger that is lurking in the neighborhood. The friends and neighbors stole my heart, this is definitely a series I want to keep an eye on ~ Four Spoons and teaspoon on the side
hnhn 5 months ago
A Sweet Simple Love Story, with just a few tangles … Honor Brown buys a broken down old house, right next door to Jason Guthrie, whose house and yard are perfect. Honor has a hard time accepting help, and since the moment Jason set eyes on her, all he wants to do is help. Honor’s strange comings and goings, and strange things happening at her house too, Jason, his brother Hogan and nephew Colt (currently, but temporarily, living with Jason) are determined to help. Sullivan Dean, Jason’s across the street neighbor steps in to help as well, and well – there is Honor’s best friend Lexie Perkins … and she’s trying to get Jason’s attention … on Honor. Sullivan is amused but he doesn’t want anything to do with Lexie … or does he? I love Lori Foster’s stories, she has so many different plot lines, various series and standalones. Each and every one is full of fun, sometimes intrigue but always love and are great reads! Thank you Lori Foster…
kimjda 5 months ago
I love Lori Foster. She writes in a way that always makes the reader feel as if they are inside the pages of the book. Don't Tempt me brings Lori back to her roots. This book seemed more like her earlier works such as The Buckhorn series. This book is also almost a story inside a story. There are secondary characters and this author brings their lives into the spotlight. But as Lori always does, there's room for growth in these characters lives. Future books perhaps? I really really want to move to Honor's new neighborhood. And I'm sure I'm not the only one who feels this way. Somehow Honor hit the jackpot when she bought a fixer-upper home in a new neighborhood. Seems as if there are sexy, hunky men around every corner. (Sign me up!) For Lori Foster; Jason Guthrie is a very simple man. He works hard, plays hard and loves fiercely. His only flaw...Wanting to help a woman who's determined to make it on her own. Together Jason and Honor make magic. This new series is heart touching and full of so many feels your heart will ache. Don't Tempt Me is full of warm fuzzy feelings and steamy heat.
Majorly_Delicious 5 months ago
What is better than one of Lori Foster’s romance novels, how about two love stories wrapped up in one awesome package? Don’t Tempt Me is the first book in Lori’s Guthrie Brother’s series. This book was funny, sexy and oh so hot! The main romance in the book is between Honor and Jason. Honor Brown has just bought a new home so she can be closer to her sick grandfather. Her new home is a fixer upper with a huge amount of repairs needing to be made. Between working and helping care for her grandfather Honor has little time to work on all the projects at home and no time for a man or any type of relationship. She can’t deny the attraction between her sexy new neighbor, Jason Guthrie, and herself and finds that the walls she has built around her heart might be just as weak as the ones in her new home. The more these two spend together the more her walls crumble and Honor will have to decide if she is willing to let Jason into her heart. The second story in the book is about Honor’s best friend, Lexie Perkins, and Sullivan Dean, a martial arts teacher and one of Honor’s new neighbors. Lexie is the complete opposite of Honor. Where Honor is shy and quite, Lexie is flirty and the perfect image of what a party girl would be. While Sullivan is attracted to the beautiful Lexie he is determined to stay away. He just wants to help out the kids who need them in his life as a positive role model at his martial arts studio. However, the more these two get to know each other Sullivan sees there is so much more hiding under Lexie’s tough girl exterior. This book was just perfect. I have always been a huge fan of Lori Foster’s and am so excited to be getting a new series from her. I would highly recommend this book to others. I received an eARC of this book compliments of the publisher in exchange for my honest review and opinion. All ratings and opinions stated are my own.
Born2Read 5 months ago
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.
AlwaysYAatHeart1 5 months ago
Honor Brown hasn't had an easy life. Abandoned by her parents, she was raised by a loving grandfather who she in turn loved deeply. Nevertheless, the issues and circumstances regarding her past have left her rather closed off and determined to be independent and not be a bother or burden on anyone else. That said, her deep love for her grandfather is the reason she finds herself moving in next door to the oh so hot Jason Guthrie, in a house that to most would be better off torn down than lived in. Honor loves the house, and it's location allows her to be close to the center where her grandfather is housed at. Jason Guthrie is taken with Honor from the moment he lays eyes on her, and the more time he spends with her, the more he is determined to get past the walls she's erected to keep herself safe. Their romance is sweet, sexy, sometimes serious, and sometimes funny, especially with all the great secondary characters that are part of the story as well, and I did love them all. Don't Tempt Me is not your typical girl next door love story by any stretch, and Foster provides a really great story for her readers, while setting the stage with the awesome secondary characters for future installments that I can't wait to get my hands on. Definitely check this one out.
MarcieR 5 months ago
Lori Foster’s duology, “Don’t Tempt Me”, is a refreshing departure from her recent series that show the seedier sides of life by showcasing her versatility as a writer by embracing a lighter, contemporary feel. The main romance is between new neighbors Honor Brown and Jason Guthrie. Jason is the type of guy who wants to step in and help. Honor is the kind of woman who wants to do things on her own, prove to people she doesn’t need to lean on them. When issues with her family regarding her ill grandfather come to a head, Honor finally starts to let Jason in. There’s a secondary romance, hence the term ‘duology’, between Honor’s BF Lexie Perkins and Jason’s friend and neighbor Sullivan Dean. While there aren’t many scenes between these two, we are given insight into who they are and how they come to be together. We are also introduced to another neighbor Nathan and Jason’s brother Hogan and nephew Colt. There are hints of a possible relationship for the brother Hogan and restaurant owner Violet. This reader hopes there will be a story featuring both Nathan and Hogan in the future. As always, Ms. Foster pens a fantastic story featuring alpha males and independent heroines, and like those other stories, this book will land on your keeper shelf. *I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review
JackieBCentralTexasJB 5 months ago
Read from July 02 to 03, 2016 Book Info Paperback, 384 pages Expected publication: July 26th 2016 by HQN Books ISBN 0373789726 (ISBN13: 9780373789726) Other Editions (6) Source:Netgalley EARC Book Buy Links Amazon B&N BOOK SYNOPSIS 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 Thoughts Hotness overload! Thoroughly enjoyed this contemporary romance featuring two very different couples and a myriad cast of secondary characters who quickly proved playing second fiddle does not always mean being an after thought. Honor Brown is for the first time at 29 a home owner, she and best friend Lexie find themselves with a van full of furniture and boxes on move in day when 3 gorgeous men offer their services to make the job easier. Turns out the men are 2 brothers and a nephew, Honor's next door neighbors to she and Lexie's delight. From the get-go Jason, Hogan and Colt Guthrie personify every readers fantasy book boyfriend. The three are ripped, talented, hard working, helpful to a fault and most important all about family. The connection that Honor immediately feels with Jason on move-in day is palpable and unexpected for them both, funny how that works when you are not in a position to really act on it due to other responsibilities At first it seems like Hogan and Lexie are going to find themselves hooking up, they have undeniable chemistry even though it seems to find it’s main outlet in sarcastic jibes at one another. That changes when Lexie lays eyes upon Sullivan Dean. All her previous success keeping things light and simple with the male of the species fall by the wayside when she finally realizes that she has fallen in love with the man. Another delightfully complicated in some ways and simple in others set of romance stories that cement my love for the genre and my appreciation for the talent of this particular author. While there have been those who could not connect with the story or characters that was no problem for myself, instead I was engaged by both from the first chapter on. [EArc from Netgalley in exchange for honest review]
AmyBosica 5 months ago
Don’t Tempt Me was such a fun read and it told from multiple points of view. Don’t Tempt Me follows the story of 2 couples, Jason & Honor and Sullivan & Lexie. Honor is new in town and has a strong desire to stay independent. It’s hard for to accept and take help from others; especially without giving them anything in return. Honor is not at all prepared for her new neighbors. Not only is Jason the full package, but he’s good with his hands and isn’t afraid to lend a helping hand….When Jason meets his new neighbor Honor, he just knows that she’s going to be trouble. But, even knowing that, he can’t make himself stay away. Honor has secrets, and he desperately wants to break down her walls and show her some happiness…Sullivan is also one of Honor’s neighbors. From the moment Lexie sets eyes on him, she is determined to make him hers. However, Lexie isn’t like the girls Sullivan is used to and he’s not sure he can keep up with a woman like Lexie. Only time will tell if these two couples will get the HEA, they so desperately want and deserve. Overall, I really enjoyed Don’t Tempt Me. I loved the story-line. I liked how well it flowed and how well the multiple points of view worked. Sometimes, when I get more than two points of view, I get distracted or lose interest. However that was not the case with this book. I was pulled in from the very beginning and found myself devouring this book in just half of a day. I fell in love with the characters almost immediately and was dying to know what Honor’s secret was. Lexie was an amazing best friend. She was like a sister to Honor and definitely someone you could count on. I loved seeing Lexie with Sullivan because I think they both challenged one another and made them want to try something different. And of course I can’t forget about Jason. Jason is the whole package. Sexy. Smart. Alpha. Protective. Just an overall good guy. He knows what he wants and isn’t afraid of going after it. He was a good match for Honor because he opened up her eyes and made her see the things that she was missing. He showed her that she could still be independent, but also have someone in her corner. Don’t Tempt Me is a quick and easy read. This book had a great mix of steam and romance. There was some angst, but not too much. There were a couple of good twists thrown in, as well as frustrating moments. That made me love all the friendships and swoon-worthy moments that much more. And I just loved the finding love in the most unexpected place, vibe that I got from it. I think that the Guthrie Brothers Series is off to a really great start and I’m looking forward to seeing where this series will go next.
ngubandgeek 5 months ago
A great story with 2 HEA’s in one! There’s nothing I like better than reading Lori Foster books, and that’s when she combines two stories into one! There are two couples in play in this book: Honor & Jason and Sullivan & Lexie. Lori built a lot of character and back story into Honor. She is struggling with her independence and has a history of people letting her down, which causes her to be hesitant to rely on anyone, except for one family member and Lexie. Honor, in an attempt to move closer to friends, buys a fixer upper house. The house comes with a bonus: hot manly neighbors who love to help!! I laughed extremely hard when she asked Jason to put on a shirt. His character is also well-written and pulls you in. He is so patient with Honor, even when he doesn’t understand her reticence to rely on him (even though that is what he does for a living). Their story as they take what are seeming baby steps towards each other will suck you in and leave you wanting more! I also loved the bonus secondary plot line with Sullivan & Lexie. Sullivan meets Lexie when he carries a plant into Honor’s house for Lexie. He is extremely busy, trying to make his martial arts school a success, and help neighborhood kids. He even tries to resist Lexie, but it is not happening. I loved how Lexie was in your face and the exact opposite to Sullivan. You find out more about the truth behind that front as you read the story. I hope to see more of these characters and this town in future stories! Highly recommended for any contemporary romance fans! I received an ARC in return for an honest review of this book.
brandihowell1 5 months ago
The start of another great series for Lori Foster. Can't wait for the rest of the series. We meet Honor as she moves into a new neighborhood. The house needs a lot of work, work that she is determined to do on her own. Her new neighbor wants to help thinking she can't but she wants to prove him wrong. Jason is intrigued by the new neighbor. He decides to keep an eye on her as she looks like the world is against her. As family issues, burglary, and new friendships evolve, they find that they can help each other. Alpha males in their prime, a hero that doesn't like shirts, and a dog that wants to protect leads to a great story.
kmichels 5 months ago
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.
Kari_on_From_the_TBR_Pile 5 months ago
I am always super excited when a new book by Lori Foster comes out. You all know by now that she is among my top go to authors when I need a good romance with great characters and enough chemistry to steam up the pages. Don't Tempt Me hit the spot! In this one, we get treated to two romances. My only problem was figuring out which couple was my favotire! We have Honor, who moves into the house next Jason's. He is instantly taken in by Honor's beauty, but even more than that he wants to get to her heart. I loved watching these two fall for each other. Given her real family situation, Honor had a lot of problems with trusting people. The way Jason and his family made her their own was wonderful. I also liked Lexie and Sullivan. While their romance was a little less central for me, it was still fun to watch. With most books by Lori, you can also count on getting a little bit of a mystery., Someone keeps trying to break into Honor's new house, The solution as not what I expected! * I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
BookReaderAnnie 5 months ago
I was so thrilled to be able to read a ARC copy of Don't Tempt Me. Lately I've found myself becoming behind on reading Foster and I'm not sure why. I've always enjoyed her books so I'm hoping it's because I just have way to many books to read. Truer words were never spoken. I'm going to gush a little bit here but I can't help myself. I really enjoyed Don't Tempt Me. It reminded me of the books that Foster used to write in the beginning of her career. Just a clear, straight forward romance. You will love all the characters! Now remember, this is really two stories in one. You'll get Jason and Honor's story along with their friends Sullivan and Lexie. I will break this review down and talk about both couples stories and then the story as a whole. Jason Guthrie & Honor Brown I really love Jason and wish I could find a mister fix-it like him. I don't know about you but I find a man really sexy when he's able to build things for you. I always need more book shelves and with Pintrest I don't want any old plain ones either. Add in the fact that he's taken in his brother and nephew...do I need to say more? Sexy all the way. He also is so sweet to Honor who has a host of issues to deal with. You'll also enjoy both his brother and nephew. His brother's story is in the next book so not to worry. You'll know what his future is. Now Honor needs a kick in the butt. Not because of the fact she's not a good person, no...it's that very reason she needs the kick in the butt. She to good!!!! Sullivan Dean & Lexie Perkins I liked Sullivan but wish I got to know him a little more. He seems like a real caring guy who doesn't want others to know that. He works hard and also plays hard too. That is until he meet the one person who could put a stop to that. Lexie is one of the best people. I'd love her for a friend. She'll ride any wave with you and then some. I loved how she was with Honor. She stood toe to toe with anyone who'd say a harsh word to honor. The only issue I had with her was that she didn't really think she need or deserved love in her life. She was so wrong. The whole story! Like I mentioned above, this is a really good story. You'll want to know what's going on between the two couples but at the same time want more about the men in this neighborhood, like a certain sheriff. I also mentioned that there is another book coming out with these characters called, Worth the Wait our July 25th 2017! It really better be worth the wait. Ha! If you are looking for something easy to read, with engaging characters then Don't Tempt Me is the book for you!
syeager 5 months ago
You never know what you will find when you buy a fixer upper in an up an coming neighborhood. In Foster's Don't Tempt Me, Honor Brown finds love with Jason Guthrie, they both feel their lives are too complicated for love, but they just can't fight their attraction. This book really hit me in the feels because Honor is her grandfather's caregiver while he battles dementia, which is something I can definitely relate to from personal experience. There is also a nice side love story between Sullivan and Lexie, a couple that neither party likes commitment... but finds their own happily ever after. This is a fun new series from Foster.