Tempting Fate

Tempting Fate

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Overview

Bad girls need love, too...

Lucia. Jezebel. Lola.

Three bold, beautiful and sexy women who just happen to be Lucifer's daughters. And daddy dearest is desperate to retire. On the heels of their brothers' failures, the devil is putting his faith in his daughters. All they have to do is successfully complete the challenges he sets before them.

Surely one of his daughters will win the keys to the Kingdom.

But even the most devilishly determined women can find themselves thwarted by that most debilitating of weaknesses. The single most powerful human emotion of all--love...

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158650741
Publisher: Martini & Olive
Publication date: 10/04/2017
Series: Devil May Care Anthology , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 513,938
File size: 593 KB

About the Author

J. Kenner (aka Julie Kenner) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal and #1 International bestselling author of over eighty novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres.

JK has been praised by Publishers Weekly as an author with a “flair for dialogue and eccentric characterizations” and by RT Bookclub for having “cornered the market on sinfully attractive, dominant antiheroes and the women who swoon for them.” A five-time finalist for Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA award, JK took home the first RITA trophy awarded in the category of erotic romance in 2014 for her novel Claim Me (book 2 of her Stark Trilogy).

Bestselling author Dee Davis worked in association management before turning her hand to writing. Her highly acclaimed first novel, Everything In Its Time, was published in July 2000. Since then, among others, she's won the Booksellers Best, Golden Leaf, Texas Gold, RT Reviewers Choice and Prism awards, and been nominated for the National Readers Choice Award, the Holt and an RT Reviewers Choice Lifetime Achievement Award. To date, she is the author of over 30 novels and novellas. When not sitting at the computer, Dee spends time in her 1802 farmhouse with her husband and two cardigan welsh corgis.

Kathleen O'Reilly wrote her first romance at the age of eleven, which to her undying embarrassment was read aloud to her class. After taking over twenty years to recover from the profound distress, she is now proud to finally announce her career - a romance author. Now she is the award-winning author of nearly twenty romances published in countries all over the world. Kathleen lives in New York with her husband and their two children who outwit her daily.

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Tempting Fate 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
sherrybauer More than 1 year ago
The follow up to Seducing Sin and another hot and steamy read by three fabulous authors! Three sizzling stories of three sisters given tasks by their father after their three brothers failed the tasks given them. Lucia by Julie Kenner - Lucia is a beautiful assassin who feels off her game and jumps at the chance for a change if she completes the task given to her by her father. Lucia and Dante meet while Lucia is waiting for her target to appear and have instant sizzling chemistry and a deep connection. I loved these two and especially loved the scene when Dante took Lucia out to dinner. No spoilers, you'll see why when you read the story! Lucia, like her brothers, fails her task, but gains so much more! My only complaint is I really wanted more of their story! Loved these two and loved that Lucia gained information from her father to help Dante solve his kidnapping case. Jezebel by Dee Davis - Jessie, the middle sister, is great at gathering information and her father's task for her, after Lucia's failure, reunites her with an old flame. David is full of guilt over his brother's death and is determined to find his killer. Jessie and David work together so they both can obtain their goal. This leads them on a suspenseful adventure full of twists and turns and hot and steamy nights together. Absolutely loved the ending to this story and that they were both willing to sacrifice everything for the other. Lola by Kathleen O'Reilly - Lola, the youngest sister, is stunningly beautiful and can have any man she wants. Her father's task is for her to take something from someone and so Lola meets Crash. I have to say I fell in love with Crash. A guy who seems to cause disasters wherever he goes, but does everything he can to fix them. A man with a truly good heart and a desire to help people. Lola and Crash fall hard for each other and both are willing to give up so much for each other. Totally loved these two and the changes falling in love with Crash made to Lola. A great read! Three fantastic stories you will love from the first page to the last!
PennieM More than 1 year ago
The Devil still wants to retire but since his sons have failed at their quests, he turns to his daughters. Lucia by Julie Kenner. Lucia is an assassin and her father has given her a target. She takes a break, a night off, and meets up with Dante and WOW! after a one night stand to beat all can she still go through with her assignment when she realizes it is Dante's father she is meant to kill? Jezebel by Dee Davis. Jezebel's talent is that she acquires things and she is supposed to find "the protector" and enlists David to help her. David blames this 'relic' on the death of his brother and when David and Jessie join up on this quest it was entertaining. Lola by Kathleen O'Reilly. She is a beautiful woman and vain and to maintain her beauty she gathers souls by sucking them out through sex. She is to take the soul of Christopher AKA Crash who has his own problems, he brings disaster wherever he goes, but he is resistant. Will these two be able to resist each other for long? At this rate the Devil may never get to retire... **Received this ARC for review**
Arys More than 1 year ago
Tempting Fate is three short works featuring J. Kenner, Dee Davis and Kathleen O'Reilly. The devil wants to retire and he gives each of his immortal daughters a challenge to complete in order to inherit his kingdom. Lucia (by J. Kenner) is Lucifer's eldest daughter and a master assassin who seems to have lost interest in her work, or at least developed a softer side. Her challenge is to assassinate a casino magnate which should be easy for her, until she realizes that her target is the father of the man who has inexplicably captured her heart. A nameless one night stand between Dante and Lucia turns into much more and I enjoyed how much romancing was put into their relationship. The emotion that Dante shows when he discovers that Lucia is the assassin sent for his father is well done and his struggle through it to realize her love for him makes their connection that much deeper. Jezebel (by Dee Davis) is the middle daughter and is a master at finding things, whether is the location of an object or the password to a security system. Her task is to steal a box, the Protector of Armageddon, the only problem is that one of the only men she has ever felt for in her immortal life, David Bishop, is after the box in order to avenge his brother's death. When they agree to work together a few strings free passionate encounters turn into more. Like many of her siblings Jezebel is worried that David will reject her if he discovers her heritage. They love that creeps back in makes their passion something more. I liked that for Jezebel, David actually sees evidence of her immortality and is able to accept what she is in a different reveal than the other stories. Lola (by Kathleen O'Reilly) is stunningly beautiful, but her power/curse steals the soul of anyone she makes love to. Chris/Crash is a walking disaster but uniquely able to help others. Lola's task is to steal his soul. I liked that Lola had trouble seducing him, every other guy on the beach was all over her, but his worries about the disasters that follow him allow him to be unaffected by her power. In many ways their story was the most real, the sacrifices they each made for each other. Overall Tempting Fate wove three more intriguing and unique stories into the devil's quest to retire and made each story interesting, fun and passionate. (I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book I received for free from in exchange for my open and honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.)
MaryJoMI More than 1 year ago
What a fabulously fun and entertaining collection of romances. So, what happens when the Devil, Lucifer, decides to retire? He needs to pass on his kingdom to one of his daughters. To determine who is worthy to inherit, he presents a test to each daughter. What could possible go wrong? Lucia by Julie Kenner: Lucia is strong and confident. She is an expert at her job, assassin, but she is feeling a disconnect with her work. When her dad, Lucifer, offers her a chance to take over his job, she jumps at the chance to take on this last mission. As she is doing reconnaissance, she meets Dante at the bar. What starts out as a one-night, no names, mind blowing sexual encounter turns into wanting to spend as much time as she can with Dante. Will she forget the task at hand? Dante has been summoned by his father but with him not around, is ready to return home then this incredible woman walks into the bar. When his father reveals someone is trying to kill him, he decides to stay and builds a connection with Lucia. What happens when who she is trying to kill is actually Dante’s father? Jezebel by Dee Davis: Jessie is the middle daughter and has a knack for acquiring things. Lucifer sets her on a mission to find ‘the Protector’ but she knows this will mean she has to find David, the man that broke her heart. David has been trying to find the Protector for years after his brother is killed in search of this relic. He is surprised when Jessie seeks him out and even more shocked to learn she wants to find the same item. They agree to work together since he wants revenge on the person who has the relic and she needs the item. As they both try to resist each other, well, their will power fails. I loved the adventure in this story, it gave me an Indiana Jones feel as they went on their quest. Lola by Kathleen O’Reilly: Lola’s story was unexpected for me. Out of all of Satan’s kids, Lola’s skill has a direct connect to her appearance which feeds her vanity. To stay looking beautiful, she has to suck souls which she does through sex. Lucifer sets her task to take a soul from Christopher St. Clair, aka Crash. Now Crash sees his world as cursed. Wherever he goes, whoever he meets, something bad always happens. He is on an island trying to find a way to remove this curse, he can’t handle the pain he feels for all these things. It would seem Lola could be his solution but Lola finds herself captivated with how she feels around Crash. This is something she’s never felt before. This is a very tangled web for both Lola and Crash which made for a very captivating story about their journey.
ShellyReyn More than 1 year ago
What a great follow up to Seducing Sin!!! Co-authored by Julie Kenner, Dee Davis, and Kathleen O'Reilly, we find the Devil frustrated at the failures of his sons in completing the task given them in exchange for taking over his empire. Now, looking to his daughters, Lucia, Jezebel (Jessie) and Lola, to take the reigns so he can retire, he finds it no less disappointing. The Devil starts with Lucia. In her story, written by Julie Kenner, we find her tiring of her job as an assassin for her father. She's good at it, but she's losing her edge. Missing opportunities to complete the job. She wants out. Her father tells her, if she completes one more job for him, his empire is hers. Determined to do it and leave this life behind her, she sets out to find her target. But, what happens when finds her attention divided between the task at hand, and the handsome Dante? When his connection to her target is revealed, can she keep her eye on her heart's ultimate goal? Does she even know what that is anymore? In Jezebel's story, written by Dee Davis, we find Jessie bored with the same life day in day out. It's been centuries and she needs a change. Her father gives her the task of locating an artifact that, if opened, could bring about the end of days. Her special talent of being able to visualize the location of items doesn't work with this artifact. There's only one person that can help her is David. But, they have a past. A painful one. Can they work together and focus only on finding the box? When they find their lives in danger and she has to make a choice, what or who will it be? Finally, we have Lola's story, written by Kathleen O'Reilly. Lola has it all. Perfect looks. Men throwing themselves at her feet. Anything her heart desires. But it all comes at a price. The souls of the men she beds. When her father offers her an out, take one last soul and his empire is hers, she jumps at the chance. But trying to seduce Chris "Crash" St. Clair is no easy feat. He's not falling prey to her perfection and her seductive ways. In fact, it seem to be the opposite. He's distant but alluring. Disaster follows him everywhere except when he's with her. But, he can't stay away for long. When emotions override the task at hand, will she be able to do what's been asked of her? Facing a choice will she take what her father has offered her, or give it all up, including herself? I've enjoyed this series! I only hope there is more!!
Embell More than 1 year ago
The sequel to Seducing Sin, the Devil now approaches his three daughters (Lucia, Jezebel, and Lola)each with a quest to gain the keys to his kingdom. The same three authors for Seducing Sin contributed to this anthology. Even though the Devil appears to play cruelly with his daughter's hearts a little more than his son's, turns out he may just have a soft spot for his daughters. This is a fun short steamy read. Lucia by Julie Kenner - Lucia has more of a special skill set than powers when compared to her siblings. She is the female counter point to Jack, the Devil's right hand woman. Her quest is to take out her father's competition, only she falls in love with her target's son. The flow was great, full of sweet tender moments, steamy sexy times. This was my favorite story in this book. Definitely think Lucia is the Devil's favorite child. Jezebel by Dee Davis - This story involves a supporting character (Faust) cross over from Marcus from Seducing Sin. Marcus and Jezebel (Jessie) seem to have a similar power, but whereas Marcus collects items, Jessie collects information. This was really similar to Marcus's story, Jessie also works with someone from her past and her quest involves going after an item. Once again great flow, steamy scenes, action and adventure. Jessie makes the biggest sacrifice out of all the siblings. The only thing I didn't like was when it came to Faust, we still don't know what makes him immortal. The author deviated from a general theme of when each sibling lost their mother, the Devil came to claim them, but Jessie was different. Lola by Kathleen O'Reilly - Just as in Jack in Seducing Sin, I didn't like the flow of this story. It wasn't choppy like Jack, it felt too rushed and once again there are continuity issues. Lola appears to be Nick's counterpart with a similar power, the ability to steal souls, just in a different way. This author also deviated from a general theme of all the siblings being immortal; yes, Lola is immortal, but she has to steal souls to maintain her youthful appearance. I like the general idea behind the story, I just feel like it could have been executed a little cleaner and smoother.
DebiDG More than 1 year ago
Tempting Fate will take you on three adventures by devil's hand. Descriptive writing and clever storytelling made this an outstanding read. Julie Kenner, Dee Davis and Kathleen O'Reilly created stories that were captivating and funny. The underlying theme of taking over hell was captured in each story, along with challenging exploits that tempted each of Lucifer's daughters. But will the obstacles to win their father's love and kingdom be too much or too little. A great read.