Thursday, February 16, 2012

Review: Temptation of a Good Man

Temptation of a Good Man by Delaney Diamond
Hawthorne Family #1
Genre: Romance, Cultural, African-American
Pages: 82 (ebook)
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Can true love be found after one night of passion?
 Celeste Burton goes out with her girlfriends to celebrate turning thirty and winds up spending an unforgettable night with the man of her dreams. One week later, as a favor, she attends a wedding with a friend as his date and is shocked when she sees Roarke again.
 Roarke Hawthorne despises cheating. Cheating tore apart his family years ago. When the physics professor sees the woman he spent the night with show up at his sister’s wedding on the arm of his brother, he knows he should keep his distance. But because of the night they set fire to the sheets in his hotel room, he can’t resist the urge to be close to her–nor can he resist the temptation to have her back in his bed

My Rating:

My Review:
While out for her birthday, Celeste meets the perfect man.  After the perfect night she slips away quietly convinced that the experience was in her head.  Soon after her friend Derrick asks her to pose as his girlfriend at a family wedding.  He wants to impress his family with his success.  Needing a vacation, Celeste agrees, but she is unaware that she already knows a bit more about Derrick's family than she originally thought.

This story was pretty hot and I was really intrigued about the conflict.  I flew through the pages desperate to get to the resolution.  It's a short 82 pages and it didn't take me long to read it.  This well-written story kept me on the edge of my seat but I couldn't help but wish it were longer.  I feel like the story was a tad underdeveloped and wished the conflict was drawn out a bit longer.  It's the first in the series so I will definitely check out the next one.

Overall, I recommend this for those who enjoy quick sensual reads with a bit of a drama.

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  1. Sounds steamy and angsty, meaning awesome!
    That happens to me a lot as well, after reading a max 100 pages long read I always tend to wish it would have been longer, you know?

    Thanks for the heads-up about it :D I just might want to read it, I'm falling into bookish temptation here :D And you lead me down that perilous path :D

  2. Sounds like a great novella that would have made an even greater book. The conflict in this one sounds amazing. I so want to know how it all played out. I'm wondering if the resolution pleased all the characters. Might have to get my hands on this one.

    1. The conflict was awesome. I'm not sure if the resolution really pleased all the characters but there is a book 2. I think the second one focuses on Derrick, the friend/pretend boyfriend.

  3. While I don't really read books with a lot of sensuality, the plot and tension does sound awesome. The guy on the cover reminds me of Bill Bellamy....
    Truly Bookish

  4. I LOVE drama, I think I might give this ago! Seems short and sweet! Thanks for the Black History Month hop Alexis! <3

    Oh and you've been Book Tagged! Follow the link to see what that means! :)

    Book Tagged!

    1. Oh I'm glad you like it Amber! Yes there is a drama and it is the right kind too. Some drama I just can't take.

  5. Hi Alexis, thanks for taking the time to review my book! I suppose when people say they want more, that's a good thing, right...? :)

    You're correct, Derrick's story is next and is called A Hard Man to Love. I hope you enjoy it.

  6. Sounds like a good one! It's always nice to pick up a short but fulfilling read, so I'll have to squeeze this one in.

    1. It is a quick read. It really surprised me how suddenly I was drawn in.


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