Book Review

Sunny Shelly’s Review: Tempt by Melanie Harlow

Nothing so wrong should ever feel so right.

TEMPT, an all-new steamy small town, one-night-stand, age gap romance featuring a plus-sized heroine and a hot single dad from USA Today and #1 Amazon Bestselling Author Melanie Harlow, is now available!

You’ve heard the story about the wedding planner who falls for the groom?
Well, this is the one where she falls for his father.
And that groom? He’s my ex.

I didn’t realize who the gruff, gorgeous older man was the night he rescued me from a creep in a Manhattan hotel bar. All I knew was that a hot, bearded stranger with a protective streak showed up right when I needed a reminder that real gentlemen still exist.

(Although he left his manners behind after asking me up to his room.)

It was the hottest night of my life, but I never thought I’d see the former Navy SEAL again.

Imagine my surprise at the rehearsal dinner one week later, when my sexy one-night stand is introduced as the father of the groom. Even more surprising? That temptation we felt in New York was no fluke.

In public, we pretend there’s nothing between us.

In private, we can’t keep our hands off each other.

The situation is beyond complicated. Zach never even knew he’d fathered a child until recently, and he wants to earn his son’s trust and respect. As for me, I’m looking for a man who wants to start a family, and Zach has made it clear he’s not that man. He’s fifteen years older, newly divorced, and he lives across the country.

But no matter how many times we draw the line, we keep crossing it.

Nothing so wrong should ever feel so right.

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Stars

“I think about you every minute of the day. I wish I could be the one, Millie Rose.”

“Maybe in another life, you could have been.”

I adored this story! Melanie Harlow did such a fantastic job creating Millie and Zach’s love affair. It was spicy, it was unpredictable, it was swoony, it was forbidden, it was something neither of them ever expected — and it was oh-so-tempting.

How could something so wrong feel so right? Everything made sense when Millie and Zach were together. All of a sudden, the guy who never wanted a commitment realized how much he enjoyed being with the temptress he met at a bar during a blizzard. And when Millie was with Zach, she just shone. I mean, she was a great heroine to begin with. Confident, sassy, smart, sure of herself (and curvy, which I appreciated!). But there was this other side of her that came out when she and Zach were meeting up in hotel rooms and her house in secret, and she just glowed.

But if only the 14-year age gap was the only complication between them. The want and longing and guilt lept off the page as Millie and Zach tried to figure out how they could continue to see one another yet not ruin the tenuous relationship he was building with his grown son. Her ex-boyfriend. There is heartbreak before they get there, but these two characters go on a marvelous journey together!

I really don’t want to say goodbye to Cloverleigh Farms and the MacAllisters! I hope there are books for the twins someday! Also, there are some GREAT Easter eggs in Tempt for Corinne Michaels fans — namely Jackson Cole since Zach works for Cole Security.

I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

About Melanie Harlow
USA Today bestselling author Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her heels high, and her history with the naughty bits left in. When she’s not writing or reading, she gets her kicks from TV series like Ted, Lasso, Schitt’s Creek, and Fleabag. She occasionally runs three miles, but only so she can have more gin and steak.

Melanie is the author of the BELLAMY CREEK series, the CLOVERLEIGH FARMS series, the ONE & ONLY series, AFTER WE FALL series, the HAPPY CRAZY LOVE series, and the FRENCHED series. She lifts her glass to romance readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and pet rabbit.

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