HE SEES HER IN A WAY SHE COULD NEVER SEE HERSELF.
SHE HAS NEVER FELT MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN WHEN SHE WAS IN HIS ARMS.
Sager Reed, the strong and silent bassist of the rock band Tempest, is well acquainted with loss. The thoughtful artist’s own tattoos only hint at his turbulent youth. He buries his guilt about it deeply within his troubled heart.
Melinda T. Belle, the daughter of a dysfunctional rock legend, as a rule avoids emotional entanglement. In fact, she has turned her back on nearly everyone and everything she has ever known. Now she is alone, trying desperately to find fulfillment in the one dream she has left, competitive skiing.
CAN SAGER OVERCOME HIS DARK PAST AND FINALLY BELIEVE THAT HE IS WORTHY OF HER LOVE?
WILL MELINDA REALIZE TOO LATE THAT HE IS THE ONE THAT REALLY MATTERS?
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I loved getting to hear Kai and Wen put their voices to Melinda and Sager. Together Kai, Wen, and Michelle made such an emotional story and I loved listening to it. The ups and downs for Melinda are so life like that you can't help but be dragged further and further into the story. I enjoyed hearing about what's going on with the band and how everything works out for them. Hearing about Sager's past and knowing what a wonderful sweet man he turns into is amazing. I loved the entire book (even the bad and the ugly parts, because you couldn't have the good and the beauty without them). This has been such an amazing series to this point. I can't wait for the finale with King as the star and everything that he is going to get into.
It's been awhile since I spent time with the Tempting Men of Tempest and I must say I relished being back with them. Oh, a few of them made me want to smack 'em for their behavior but that seems standard when spending any time with these bad...er reformed bad boys of rock. Of course, for most of them their behavior significantly changed - for the better - as they've settled down with women who captured their hearts. In Tempting Tempo, it's Sager's turn. Sager, serious Sager...who's so into Melinda aka Blue that he jumps at the second chance he's given with her. These two get first got cozy in Relentless Rhythm, the previous installment. But betrayal, misunderstandings, and hurt feelings put distance between them. With Tempest reconvening in Vancouver and Sager and Blue bumping into one another, the connection as well as the sparks rekindle. As per usual in a Tempest novel, Mankin takes on a social issue. This time she targets anorexia. Blue, having grown up in a less than loving home, has a skewed body image. Being a ski cross competitor doesn't help as she feels a lower weight would likely aid her on the course. And then there's her impulsiveness when it comes to making decisions, which generally leads to poor ones. Essentially, Blue feels the only thing she can control is her food intake. Sager sees more though. He sees all her flaws and still seems to love her. A love she finds it difficult to trust. Sager, naturally, has had his own share of hard times. Growing up in Southside with an abusive dad and drug dealing older brother led to no good. Luckily he found a family with King. That enabled him to get a handle on his anger. Music and art became his outlets but he never believed he'd find someone to love all parts of him. Til Blue. Of course, the road to love and happiness is bumpy. And I appreciated how Mankin created the obstacles she threw in their way - particularly the life-altering event Blue experiences that allows her to change her perspective, especially regarding herself. I think these two have a few challenges ahead but can weather them together. I enjoyed that the other members of Tempest and even Brutal Strength are present in varying degrees - some with integral parts. I liked getting glimpses of what life is like for them now and am extremely eager for King's story. And possibly Mary's as well. Oh, but I delighted in seeing past that woman's icy facade. Full of emotion, a gripping story, smexy scenes that may fog up your reading glasses, and characters that are engaging and genuine, Tempting Tempo is another gem in the Tempest series.
This is the first book by Michelle Mankin the I have ever read and I must say it will Not be the last. When I started reading I thought well here is another Rock Romance. Rock Star wants to have sex and move on, Girl wants Rock Star so she can say she has been with him. NOOOO! this book was so much more. WOW! Ok without giving to much of a spoiler... the phone sex was hot and I mean really Hot. But that pales in comparison to what happens in the rest of the book. This book is a real emotional roller coaster ride. I have sighed, I have cried the big ugly cry, I have been angry, and have cried happy tears. Ms Mankin has masterfully woven at least three story lines possibly four or five together in this emotional charge book. I now need to go back and read the first four books in this series. I can't wait till the next book comes out. I Highly Recommend this book. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.