Don’t Tempt Me by Lori Foster
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…
My Rating: 4 stars out of 5
As many people know, I love me some Lori Foster. Her books are full of snappy dialogue, relatable characters and cute romance. I was not disappointed with this book.
Honor Brown was an interesting character, and her situation with her family is actually something that hit home for me. She is strong and independent but I did enjoy that she learned to let people in to help. I really enjoyed that she didn’t just allow herself to lean on Jason for help, but also her best friend Lexie. I think that is overlooked in romance novels, sometimes the new boyfriend seems like the only person that can get the main character to open up and that’s not how life works. I would have liked more of Lexie and Honor’s relationship as friend’s explained but it worked.
Jason Gunthrie could have used a bit more backstory, but he was so likable. He was such a good character, he was supportive and understanding. His brother and nephew were fun. The next book will be about them (I’m looking forward to it). I did enjoy the secondary romance between Sullivan and Lexie, but at times I thought that it took away from Honor and Jason.
What I didn’t like was how quickly the romance moved. It was very fast. I wish that there was a bit more of a conflict, possibly between the dad or one of her horrible horrible family. But again, I was happy with this book. It was sweet, made me cry and had a happy ending. It’s what I needed.