A Christmas Temptation

A Christmas Temptation

by Karen Booth

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Somewhere behind the expensive gifts and grand gestures…

was the man who had once been her whole world.

Sophie Eden refuses to sell her family’s legacy, especially not to Jake Wheeler. He and Sophie have history—a night of passion that first left her elated, then heartbroken. Now the New York heiress wants him to stay away. But when they’re snowed in for Christmas, they surrender to temptation. Meanwhile, a secret waits to tear them apart…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781335971883
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 11/06/2018
Series: The Eden Empire , #1
Edition description: Original
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 779,664
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.50(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Karen Booth is a Midwestern girl transplanted in the South, raised on 80s music, Judy Blume, and the films of John Hughes. She loves to write big city love stories. When she takes a break from the art of romance, she's teaching her kids about good music, honing her Southern cooking skills, or sweet-talking her super-supportive husband into mixing up a cocktail.

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A Christmas Temptation 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Deb_from_Oz 7 months ago
The Edan department stores are everything to Sophie Eden and now with the sudden death of her grandmother she will have to fight to keep the sore open her sister Mindy wants to sell the site and one of the main people interested is Jake Wheeler. Sophie and Jake have history they where best friends in business school so close that they figured one night of passion wouldn't destroy their friendship but they where wrong. Jake pulled away after that night breaing her heart now years later they are trapped together by a snow storm will they finally resolve the issues between them What is the family secret that will change everything in all their lives. A well written book that was a pleasure to read Make sure you read A Cinderella Seduction the second book in this series
Kristen Bergh-Lewendon 10 months ago
I adore a second chance. Combine that with the magic of Christmas and I’m just filled with warm fuzzy feelings. I love Sophie. She’s working so hard to hold her family legacy together and almost no one seems to appreciate what she’s doing or what it’s costing her. Jake both broke my heart and frustrated me. His experience growing up was utterly tragic and it was easy to empathize with his lack of trust. However, his shabby treatment of Sophie made me repeatedly want to shake some sense into him. As the start of a new series, this book has all the secrets and betrayals necessary to hook this reader. I can’t wait to read the rest. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author.
ReadYourWrites More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars Karen Booth’s A Christmas Temptation is the first book in her Eden Empire series. The story sets up the series quite nicely with mistrust, greed, and revenge waiting to be served up. Over thirty years ago, Victoria Eden created Eden’s, a large three story department store in Manhattan. At the height of its success, Eden’s had seventy six stores in twelve countries. Now, with the downturn in retail, only the original store is left. Dying unexpectedly, Victoria’s vast estate is expected to be passed on to her granddaughters, Mindy and Sophie. Sophie Eden has spent the past several years working side by side with her grandmother, helping her run Eden’s. For her, Eden’s is in her blood and working for the company is what she was meant to do. But her older sister doesn’t have the same feelings. Mindy has her own successful company, and once the will is read wants to sell the company and become a billionaire. Still reeling from the sudden death of her beloved grandmother, Sophie is inundated with calls and gifts from investors looking to buy Eden’s. They aren’t looking to take over running the store. They’re looking to buy the building and the land it sits on. But Sophie is determined to keep the store and continue her grandmother’s legacy. One of the investors looking to buy the store is Jake Wheeler. Jake was Sophie’s best friend in business school and also the man who broke her heart. The two haven’t spoken to or seen each other in eight years. But now Jake is back, acting like they’re still friends and that nothing happened between them. Mindy is convinced Jake is the one who can get Sophie to agree to sell. When Sophie goes to their grandmother’s upstate New York estate, Mindy tells Jake where to find her. A snowstorm blows in, trapping Jake and Sophie for the weekend. The two reconnect as friends and much more. With the two wanting different things for the department store, their budding relationship is already strained. When trust issues surface, the two will have to decide if they should follow their hearts or their minds. A Christmas Temptation is a truly enjoyable story. I was surprised to find the story to be a sensual read. I loved every second of it. Sophie LOVES Christmas and the holiday season. Jake, not so much… “I know you’re going to think I’m crazy, but I hate Christmas.” To Sophie’s shock the man of her dreams has a heart two sizes too small. But Jake soon discovers that Sophie is like a beacon of light, “You make me feel hopeful.” Prepare to fall in love with A Christmas Temptation. **Received a copy of the book from the author and voluntarily reviewed.**
LynnB888 More than 1 year ago
4 1/2 STARS! With the kick-off her brand new Eden Empire series, Karen Booth brings us the story of the first Eden sister as she tries to figure out a way to keep her family heritage while conflicting circumstances try to take it away. This book laid a great groundwork for the coming books with a big secret revealed toward the end that added another dimension for us to look forward to. Really enjoyed it! Sophie Eden will do anything to be able to keep her grandmother's department store running as the huge success she made it over the years. She not only has to contend with her sister over how to proceed, but now she has a familiar face from her past knocking at her door wanting to arrange an immediate buy out. Jake Wheeler remembers Sophie fondly from their years spent at each other's side in business school. He believes their connection give him a foot in the door that will have him snagging this deal before anyone else knows it's even in play. Sophie however, isn't portraying a warm fuzzy feeling when he reaches out to her. Turns out she cared more than he even realized back in the day and isn't quick to forgive him for stomping all over her heart