Review: Don’t Tempt Me – Lori Foster

Posted 12 July, 2016 by Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews in Reviews / 21 Comments

*I received a free copy of Don't Tempt Me from Harlequin HQN via BEA16. This has in no way influenced my voluntary review, which is honest and unbiased *

Review: Don’t Tempt Me – Lori FosterDon't Tempt Me by Lori Foster
Series: Guthrie Brothers #1
Published by Harlequin HQN on 26 July 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 352
Format: ARC
Source: BEA16
Reading Challenges: 2016 New Release Challenge, COYER Summer 2016
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Love comes along when it's least wanted

Jason Guthrie has no time for entanglements—between helping out his widowed brother and teenage nephew and getting his hometown back on its feet, his days are spoken for. But his nights are another story… And when his lovely new neighbor, Honor Brown, reluctantly accepts his help in remodeling her house, Jason finds himself wishing his handyman skills could knock down the defenses she keeps building around herself.

Martial arts teacher Sullivan Dean knows real danger when he sees it—even when it takes the form of the gorgeous blonde helping her friend move in across the street. After putting his wayward past behind him to focus on teaching control to troubled kids, Sullivan has learned to avoid party girls like Lexie Perkins. But Sullivan can't seem to keep his hands off the real woman behind that flirty charm—or keep his heart from landing at her feet…

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Don’t Tempt Me is all about new beginnings, courage, friendship and family.

Review - (un)Conventional Bookviews

Sometimes, you grow up with a great family surrounding you, other times, you just have to make your own family – surround yourself by people you love and who love you back. The latter was the case for Honor in Don’t Tempt Me. Because she moved to stay closer to her dying grand-dad, Honor really didn’t have much tame for herself. Between her job, going to the nursery home in the middle of the night and trying to do some work on her house, she was a very busy lady. She still managed to get closer to her neighbors little by little, though, in big part thanks to her best friend, Lexie.

The writing, as always with a Foster book, was spot-on! I really got to know Honor and Jason well, and there were quite a few chapters about Lexie and her romance as well. Some of Honor’s inner dialogues really got to me, though, because she was so very insecure when it came to other people. In some ways, it’s completely understandable, her mom disappeared, and then her dad just kind of left her with her grand-dad – so she was used to people leaving. When she moved in, though, Jason offered to help her carry some stuff into her house, and she was all about not wanting to impose! When people offer help, it’s usually because they truly want to help, and the not wanting to impose part got old fast.

The slow pace and the way the romance unfolded really made my toes curl in pleasure, though, and the character development was nothing short of amazing! Written in third person point of view, past tense, Don’t Tempt Me is a strong romance that is perfect for reading during a lazy summer day!

Fave Quotes - (un)Conventional Bookviews

She tried to concentrate on Colt’s father, but couldn’t. She glanced at his brother again, and her gaze got caught in his. Something, challenge or maybe interest, kicked up the corner of his mouth in a nearly indiscernible way. But she saw it. Shoot, she felt it.

Somehow, on her, the mismatched outfit looked pretty damn hot. in fact, no matter what she war, the sight of her never failed to fire his blood.

If sex had ever before been that amazing, she probably wouldn’t have given it up so easily.

Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews
Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

About Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

Lexxie is an English as foreign language teacher and has a Master's degree in English Language and Literature. She's an avid reader, blogger, compulsive one-clicker and a genre omnivore. Ever since she learnt how to read she has been seen with a book or two in her hands everywhere she goes.

21 responses to “Review: Don’t Tempt Me – Lori Foster

  1. I get what you’re saying about Honor not wanting to be an imposition, Lexxie, but I might be a little more forgiving of her. I tend to behave the same way. 😉 I’m glad that you enjoyed this one overall though. It makes me even more eager to crack it open!
    Hope you’re having a great day…maybe celebrating a little?!? 😀 **BIG HUGS**

    • Nah… are you a bit like that? I haven’t noticed, Brandee! Really! <3 I really enjoyed the story, though, and I look forward to continuing this new series for sure.
      I was celebrating on the 11th for the job... on the 12th was Oldest 21st b-day, so yet another celebration then 😉
      Miss you!! *BIG HUGS*

  2. So glad to hear you enjoyed this one. I hope I might get aroudn tor eadign this enxt month as I am really curious about this one. I haven’t read any of Foster her books, so not sure what to expect. But I like the sound of the characters and the way the romance develops. So Lexie her story is a bit of a side plot besides the romance between Honor and Jason? I can see how the not wanting to impose thing and insecurities can get a bit old fast even when it does make sense for the character to be that way. Great review Lexxie and I am still so happy I won this one in your giveaway and I hope I can read it soon 🙂

    • I hope you’ll be able to read it soon, Lola, and that you’ll enjoy it as much as I did! Foster’s romances always make me feel good, and there is more to the story as well. The friendships here are solid, too.
      Lexie’s story is a side plot besides the romance between Honor and Jason, and it was a great way to start a new series :9

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    I didn’t get this one at BEA – guess I missed it while standing in line lol! I have only read 1 Lori Foster book so far and I did enjoy it. This one sounds like it’s actually more up my alley too! Great review 🙂 Miss you!!! Hugs 🙂

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