She was this Montana Man’s greatest temptation . . .
Alina Cooke—little sister of his two best friends—is the last woman DEA agent Jay Bennett should be waking up next to on the day of her brother’s wedding. But their powerful attraction ignited a powder keg of desire, and their once simple friendship has just become impossibly complicated.
Alina’s always been steady, focused, and lived on the safe side of life. Jay is totally devoted to his dangerous job. She knows a future with him will be filled with worry that one day he won’t come home. She’s done it with her brothers. She’s not sure she can face that uncertainty with the man she loves. Yet being in his arms is a bad idea they keep repeating, again and again.
When Alina is run off the road, Jay fears his job has made her a target. But the threat in Alina’s life is closer than they think. As the enemy gets more ruthless, Alina proves she’s no easy target and Jay will do anything to bring them down. Because surviving and being together is the only thing that matters.
About the Author
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Ryan writes suspenseful contemporary romances about everyday people who do extraordinary things. Her deeply emotional love stories are filled with high stakes and higher drama, love, family, friendship, and the happily-ever-after we all hope to find.
Jennifer lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and three children. When she finally leaves those fictional worlds, you’ll find her in the garden, playing in the dirt and daydreaming about people who live only in her head, until she puts them on paper.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Jay is Beck’s and Caden’s best friend and part of this DEA family. Alina is Beck’s and Caden’ little sister. While she was at her brothers wedding and was extremely happy for them but she wanted what they had. Well she was drinking and Jay joined her then things happened. Well there was issues that came with what happened. Then there is a whole lot of other things that you need to read to find out. Now I’m on to read about King. This whole series is really good.
HOT! HOT! HOT! Jennifer Ryan’s Montana Heat series will blow you away with these hot and dangerous DEA Special Agents! Her attention to detail brings every word to life and takes you on a journey of emotions. You will no doubt be swooning over Agents Caden Cooke, Beck Cooke, Dawson King, and Jay Bennett. Tempted by Love is the last novel in this breathtaking series. DEA agent Jay Bennett had my attention from the moment he was introduced in previous novels and I was stoked to finally read his story! And Lord have mercy, his story was so overwhelmingly perfect I didn’t want it to end. Even though he’s the boss of this elite team of badasses, he found the one woman in the world who could bring him to his knees - Alina Cooke, the younger sister to his two best friends. But he knew, he just did, that she was his heart and body’s only weakness the moment he saw her joyfully laughing with her sister-in-laws one night. He’d known her for years, knew things about her from her brother’s idle chit chat, but not until now had he seen her in this overwhelmingly passionate way. As impulsive as it was, he had to act. Bad idea? Absolutely! Did he care? He should, but some bad ideas were worth the repercussions. Going after Alina started as a bad idea but ended up being worth everything. Alina Cooke. Close to both of her older brothers, Caden and Beck, knew what DEA life was like. She hated it. She hated the worry of not knowing if they were safe, if a drug cartel was going to finally take them out before they could take them down. She was methodical in life, safe, planned. She needed order to counterbalance her brothers’ chaotic lives. They had each finally found women who could accept what they did for a living, bring some perspective to it other than the dangers of work, and she was jealous. Happy for them, yes, but jealous because they found what she always wanted. Her brother’s best friend and boss, Jay Bennett, sparks her interest the moment (ok, after a few drinks) he sits on the bar stool next to her after Caden’s wedding. He’s older, sexy, and filled to the brim with bad ideas. Bad ideas she’s all on board for as long as her brothers don’t find out about it! One steamy bad idea turns into two, which turns into a fire burning so bright between these two characters you will leave fingerprints on the cover in anticipation. When Alina finds herself tangled up in an unexpected dangerous situation, Jay will take on the world to keep her safe and in his arms forever. Tempted by Love was so full of heart, passion, heat, and humor I found it to be the perfect ending to the series. My heart still has all the feels! ENJOY!
Montana Heat series is one of my favorite romantic suspense series I have read in the past year or so. Jennifer Ryan's writing is sharp, bright, and passionate. It brings out the intensity of the action and suspense and the enormity of the emotions whirling in the minds and hearts of the protagonists. Starting one of her books puts an automatic 'do not disturb' sign surrounding me because I will be immersed into the tale, and not coming out for anything until I get to the end of the exciting book. Tempted by Love tells the story of Alina Cooke and Jay Bennett, a love story of a best friend's little sister tempting the seasoned agent. Alina is a smart, professional, goal-oriented, accomplished woman. She grew up with two older brothers who work for the law enforcement and knows the dangers and threats it involves. To fall for a man who puts his life in danger daily is not the ideal situation in Alina's mind, yet the temptation is burning hot every time she looks into Jay's eyes, the feelings churning and growing in her heart taking over the rational thinking. Jay Bennett is a sensible, wise man with a quick, brilliant tactical mind. He is a dedicated man of the law who has put the job first for most of his career. Now his priorities are challenged as he realizes his attraction to Alina is much more than a physical fling. I loved the chemistry between Jay and Alina. There's unique honesty, straight talking, and true feels and connection happening between them. They have known each other for some time, yet when they finally have a chance to spend time with just the two of them, the romantic feelings start to bloom. And when their lives are in danger, they have to face and accept some realities of life faster than they expected. There is a twofold suspense building up in the tale. Alina's pharmacy is facing unexpected turbulence and is connected to the recent crimes in the neighborhood. The opioid crisis in the States is in the front and center of the tale, giving perspective and even information on the dangers and depth of the issue. The second fold of the suspense is the action from Jay's point of view from True To You, book two in the series, where King and Cara Potter are battling against the druglord and their feelings towards each other. That deadly war ends up putting King and Jay's lives into dire straits, and Alina's feelings towards Jay are challenged. The escalating tension of the threats and danger surrounding Jay and Alina, the growing feelings between them, and all the challenges they have to face regarding their families, the drama from the past, present, and the possibilities of the future together, it all is twined into an exhilarating, riveting, and entertaining tale. ~ Four Spoons with a teaspoon on the side