Temptation by JD Hawkins
Release Date: August 29th
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Photographer: Wander Aguiar
Cover Model: Collin V.
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I’m going to be honest, when I saw the title, Temptation, I was expecting this book to be a bit more scandalous. While Wyatt and Melina were off the charts hot, I found this to be a cute love story of two friends finding their way together. Wyatt was living his life, doing work that he loves but something was missing. He didn’t expect to find it so soon when he moved back home. Melina on the other hand both loves and hates the work she’s doing, but she finds the inspiration that she started to lack when Wyatt appears back in her life. I loved them together, the really seemed to balance each other out. While Melina comes off as shy and quiet, she’s got an inner vixen inside that shocked even me. It was almost like she found more of herself when her and Wyatt were together. I also loved the dynamics of their circle of family and friends. The bickering between everyone was entertaining and it definitely showed how close they were. I thought Temptation was engaging and it kept me wanting more. I really enjoyed this book.
What happens when the boy you’ve wanted your whole life finally wants you back?
I’m used to taking what I want, being the best at what I do. During the day, I make big bucks as New York’s premiere consultant. At night, I can get any girl I lay my eyes on. I thought this life was what I wanted: working hard and playing harder–with penthouse apartments, luxury cars and bottle service every weekend. After six years in the city, I know I’ve been living like a monster for too long. I need to get my act together. I need to find something real. I need to come home.
LA means family and a fresh start. My parents and my friends who are close enough to be siblings.
Melina is nerdy smart, with a challenging sense of humor and legs for miles. It’s so hard to describe her…enigmatically beautiful. I’m sure there’s a word for it in French. But I know there’s a naughty girl hiding behind that shy smile that I’m dying to drag out.
There was always something between us. I never forgot her laugh, never could get her off my mind. Nobody ever seemed to notice how my body would react when I was near Melina, how much more focused I became—maybe not even Melina herself. But this time it’s different.
The more time we spend together, the more I wonder if there was something there all along. After so long in the fast lane, I don’t know if I can handle settling down. But seeing Melina’s passion, I’m tempted beyond belief.
I have to admit it: temptation is hard to resist.
I go dizzy, feeling so faint I need to close my eyes for a minute before I can do anything but bask. Wyatt strokes my hair slowly, the rough-but-cool touch of his hands bringing me back to life, and when I open my eyes I see him lying there beside me.
Suddenly the haze clears and I feel my stomach sink like a stone. The full magnitude of what just happened forming like a beast on the horizon.
“Oh god…I can’t believe we just…” I mumble.
“Yeah…” Wyatt replies with a lazy grin. “We did.”
The anxiety comes fast, flooding into that empty space left by orgasm.
Wyatt. My childhood crush. A friend I share with our families, our entire group. My new, albeit temporary, boss. As amazing as it felt in the moment, the myriad ways in which this was a horrible idea come out from wherever they were hiding an hour ago.
How could I be so reckless?
And how the hell are we going to keep this a secret?
About the Author
JD Hawkins writes erotic romance with modern-classic alpha males and strong, independent women. He currently lives with his wife in Austin, TX. He loves to travel and has lived in many places, including LA, New York City, India and Thailand. When he isn’t writing, JD enjoys surfing, training in Mixed Martial Arts, reading and taking naps. He once dreamed of becoming a ballerina. He’s always loved making up stories, especially ones inspired by real life.
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