Saturday, January 14, 2017

Too Tempting ~ Bethany Lopez ~ New Release and Review

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Too Tempting by Bethany Lopez

(Lewis Cousins, #1) Contemporary Romance - Now LIVE!



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Gabriel "Gabe" Lewis retired from the NFL and returned home to Cherry Springs. He combined his passion for football with camping and is now the owner of a football camp for teens. His summers are dedicated to spending time with family and teaching his campers about the sport he loves.

Zoey Zahn is a quirky, introverted writer and self-proclaimed geek. When she's asked if she’ll accompany her nephew, Christopher, to camp, Zoey agrees, envisioning quiet evenings of writing in the great outdoors. After she stumbles upon Gabe, however, quiet evenings alone are the last thing on her mind.

The chemistry between Gabe and Zoey is undeniable, but as camp ends, a brewing storm causes their blooming relationship to fumble. All Gabe knows is that Zoey is Too Tempting to deny, and he's determined to overcome the obstacles between them to be the man she deserves.

Too Tempting is the first in an all-new small town romance series by Bethany Lopez. Follow the Lewis cousins of Cherry Springs, the kind of place where there are festivals for every occasion and everyone knows your business, as they learn about love and loss.



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Elizabeth's Review

3.25 stars - Slightly Better than Average

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I have spent most of the evening debating how to rate this book. Part of me really enjoyed it, but I felt like about 2/3 the way through the story I was suddenly reading a different book and the two didn't mesh all that well.
I loved the first part of this book. Gabe is a retired NFL player who now runs a football camp, he's an all around good guy and easy to like. Zoey is a famous, albeit slightly kookie, author. A calendar mix up has Zoey arriving at Gabe's camp a week before her nephew is scheduled to be there and she ends up spending the week with Gabe and his cousins. Sparks fly and we have 2 weeks of fun, flirty romance between two people you normally wouldn't expect to see together. I liked this story and liked the direction I thought it was going - How does this couple of such different personalities make a relationship work in the real world?
At the end of their 2 weeks together at the camp, the author throws a massive curve ball that I could have lived with except for there just wasn't enough book left to really do the added conflict justice. The unexpected event involved several people and lots of complex emotions that didn't feel fully addressed in the rush to the ending.
This is book one in a series and I'm not ready to give it up yet - I am hopeful that book 2 will help to further resolve some of my lingering concerns.

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Award-Winning Author Bethany Lopez began self-publishing in June 2011. She's a lover of all things romance: books, movies, music, and life, and she incorporates that into the books she writes. When she isn't reading or writing, she loves spending time with her husband and children, traveling whenever possible. Some of her favorite things are: Kristen Ashley Books, coffee in the morning, and In N Out burgers.
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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for taking the time to read and review Too Tempting!