Hate: to dislike intensely or passionately; feel extreme aversion for or extreme hostility toward.
Scarlet Jennings, the preacher’s daughter who lived across the street, was a royal, uptight pain in my ass. When she looked at me, she saw a college quarterback asshole with rocks for brains, but she didn’t have a single word for what was happening between us.
When we were forced to ride together every single day that summer, there was definitely some dislike going on. Extreme hostility was a given, considering that we were spending so much time together in close quarters.
One night of bed-breaking, body-shattering, lose-your-voice-from-screaming passion had surprised us both, but it was only just the beginning…
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This is a book that I honestly read more out of curiosity than anything else. I was a little ambivalent after reading the first book in the Tempting series and wanted to see where the author would go next.
Leo and Scarlet were a refreshing change of pace after the angst in book one. I enjoyed the college age, odd couple, enemies to lovers story line.
My biggest complaint about Tempting was that the relationship building wasn't there. Ms. Lucian fixed that in Beguiling and we were able to see Leo and Scarlet form a relationship that was more than just a series of sexual encounters. My issue with this book, the thing that kept it from being a 3.5 star rated book or higher, was that the "enemy" part of the equation was never really addressed. At one point, Scarlet talks about why she and Leo went from being friends to not in high school, but they never really addressed the issue with each other.
This was a fun read and stands alone from Book one in the series. I'm not done with Ms. Lucian yet. I haven't had my socks knocked off yet, but it's exciting to see the growth from Tempting #1 to Tempting #2 and I am curious to see where #3 takes us.
Alex Lucian is an author living on the eastern coast of the United States who appreciates being anonymous, for personal and professional reasons. Tempting is Alex's first novel.
Tempting (The Tempting Series: Book 1)
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