Don't Tempt Me: A Novel

Don't Tempt Me: A Novel

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, 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

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.)

From the Publisher

"Foster brings her signature blend of heat and sweet to her addictive third Ultimate martial arts contemporary."

-Publishers Weekly on Tough Love (starred review)

"Readers will be thrilled with Foster's new sexy batch of fight club heroes and the women who love them."

-Kirkus Reviews on No Limits

"Storytelling at its best! Lori Foster should be on everyone's auto-buy list."

-#1 New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon on No Limits

"Foster's writing satisfies all appetites with plenty of searing sexual tension and page-turning action in this steamy, edgy, and surprisingly tender novel."

-Publishers Weekly on Getting Rowdy

"Foster hits every note (or power chord) of the true alpha male hero."
-Publishers Weekly on Bare It All

"A sexy, believable roller coaster of action and romance."

-Kirkus Reviews on Run the Risk

"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."

-Publishers Weekly on A Perfect Storm

"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

"Steamy, edgy, and taut."

-Library Journal on When You Dare

Kirkus Reviews

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: 9781460394366
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 07/26/2016
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 119,831
File size: 577 KB

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