Do you believe in second chances?
Antonio returns from the Marine Corps to begin a new life as a civilian. While visiting Cape Cod, he meets a strange woman who reads his Tarot cards. He doesn't believe in such nonsense; after all, he's a Marine. When he returns to Boston, he receives a ticket to a rock club where he runs into the one woman he never forgot.
Lina can't believe Antonio is back in town, right before her wedding. Being around him again resurrects long-buried feelings. Will she be able to resist temptation in the form of a dark-haired Italian Marine, the same man who once broke her heart?
New adult / military romance
5***** - "This is a great short read that I loved!" ~ Book Boyfriend Hangover
5***** - "...I honestly LOVE LOVE LOVED it. It was cute, sexy, heart pounding, sad, emotion. It was a great story, with believable characters. Real life situation, and a true ending." ~ Booklovinjunkie
5***** – "Temptation Returns by Lisa Carlisle was a great story. Oh, how I fell in love with Antonio right from the first page. A marine who is back from four years of service fighting in Afghanistan, he seemed so forlorn, searching for something that perhaps was lost until he meets a fortune teller at a fair who directs him to the woman he wants." ~ Love Bites and Silk Ties
4.5 Hearts - "This saucy little story hit the spot with interesting characters, some humor, some spice, and a thoughtful NA second chance love story about a returning vet with a few issues."
"I enjoyed the story, humor, and steam – oh yeah, did I mention the spice? Let's mention it again just to be safe." ~ Books and Bindings!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
4.5 Delighted Stars Favorite Quotes: “She was a woman in the twenty-first century with a degree. She didn’t need a damn man to mess with her head.” “When she saw Antonio wearing a black suit, leaning over a guardrail looking out to the harbor, heated sensations fluttered through her, like fireflies lighting her up as they flew through her body.” My Review: A well-written, quick, entertaining, and satisfying read. Sometimes picking up a novella is just what I need to cleanse my brain between reading heavier or longer novels. This saucy little story hit the spot with interesting characters, some humor, some spice, a thoughtful NA second chance love story about a returning vet with a few issues. Both of the main characters are likeable and smart people, who have made some less than intelligent choices. I enjoyed the story, humor, and steam – oh yeah, did I mention the spice? Let’s mention it again just to be safe.
Enjoyable Read! Great book by Lisa Carlisle. Antonio returns home from Afghanistan and is ready to start a new life. The problem is he is still in love with his ex Lina but he knows she will never talk to him again after he broke up with her. Antonio is at a local carnival when he sees a woman that offers to do a Tarot card reading on him. But he doesn’t believe anything she tells him. He receives a ticket to a club and decides to go since they were free. While at the club he sees Lina and brings up all the old feelings they have for each other. This book is around a 100 pages, and kept me reading until I was finished. I am looking forward to the next book by Lisa. A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.