Tuesday, 19 September 2017


Here Comes the Bride
Chapel of Love #3
By Hope Ramsay
Releasing August 29th, 2017

In Here Comes the Bride (Chapel of Love #3) by Hope Ramsay, walking down the aisle to marry the man she loves was supposed to be the happiest day of Laurie Wilson's life, but when the groom leaves her standing at the altar, she decides to take his words to heart and date other people. However, the more time she spends with the best man, Andrew Lyndon, the more she finds herself realizing that the groom may have done her a favor by calling things off. Will she give Andrew a chance or will the man she was going to marry be able to convince her that he wants her back?

What a thoroughly entertaining, fast-paced, wonderful read Ms. Ramsay has penned in this story that had me hooked from the moment I started reading, as the heroine is completely blindsided because she thought that her groom loved her as much as she loved him. However, it was from the moment Andrew helps Laurie that had me hoping the heroine would realize what a blessing she's been given, as it's palpable the hero is determined to do whatever it takes to help her.

As for the dialogue, it was compelling and had me absolutely loving the main characters back stories, as Andrew knows what it's like to be blindsided by someone he loved, so he's the perfect person to be able to help Laurie overcome the rejection she's suffered. Moreover, both the main characters were enchanting and I really liked how resilient and courageous the heroine was when it comes to moving forward and seeing if dating other people would be worthwhile. However, in saying that, I felt sorry for her when it came to the secondary characters and the fact that everyone had an opinion on who she dates that isn't all that positive. Will they understand her need to try and pick up the pieces of her life and move on?

While the hero, he's confident, worked hard to where he's gotten to in his career and I liked that he sided with the heroine instead of siding with his best friend. I also liked how the hero dealt with his family when they were annoyed by the decisions he made that they didn't agree with. Those moments had me cheering for the hero and thinking how great of a guy he was. Yet, what I liked most of all about the hero is his determination to help the heroine, even though it seems he may have an ulterior motive. Is the hero using the heroine for his own personal gain when it comes to his career?

Overall, Ms. Ramsay has penned a delightful read in this book where the chemistry and romance between this couple was wonderful and the ending had me cheering for this couple's happy ever after, because of what the hero does to ensure that he's the one the heroine ends up with. However, in saying that, I just wished that there had been an epilogue to wrap things up a bit more and give me -- as a reader -- the knowledge of whether the hero got his wish of how he wants their relationship to go to cement their forever after even more. Do they get married? I would recommend Here Comes the Bride by Hope Ramsay, if you enjoy the revenge trope or books by authors Lori Wilde, Emily March, Debbie Mason and Catherine Bybee. 

There goes the groom . . .

For Professor Laurie Wilson, planning her wedding to longtime boyfriend Brandon Kopp has been a whirlwind. But somehow, between all the cake tastings and dress fittings, she never imagined being left at the altar. In the aftermath, she does what any sensible woman would - she swigs champagne and considers keying his car. Until someone knocks on her door with a much better idea for revenge.

Best man Andrew Lyndon thinks Laurie's better off without Brandon. But Laurie's father - and Andrew's boss - isn't going to accept anything less than a reconciliation. And he's made it Andrew's problem to solve. So Andrew decides to make Brandon jealous by setting Laurie up on a string of "dates." After a couple of weeks, Brandon will be begging Laurie to take him back. But Andrew's plan works a little too well because suddenly he's the one falling for Laurie -- and planning a proposal of his own.

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A McClendon Thanksgiving
McClendon Holiday #1
By Sean D. Young
Releasing September 11th, 2017
Entangled Publishing, Bliss

In A McClendon Thanksgiving (McClendon Holiday #1) by Sean D. Young, Faith McClendon is returning home after her marriage fell apart. Determined to focus solely on her career as a fashion designer, Faith never imagined she'd have a chance to repair her friendship with her best friend, Michael Montgomery. But when Michael tells Faith how he feels about her, will she give him a chance or will she break his heart all over again like she did when she got married?

This is the first book I've read by this author, and it's a book encompassing the friends to lovers trope; the tight bonds of family; winning back a friendship and having it become so much more; and a couple that face some tough obstacles in hopes of achieving their happy ever after, obstacles including the heroine's fear of losing herself again and whether the heroine's family will approve when it comes to what the hero wants because of his love for Faith. The way this story started had me liking the heroine immediately, as spending time with her sisters is something she needs, especially after all that she's been through that has made her return home to be with her family.

As for the dialogue, it was intense due to the main characters back stories, especially that of the heroine, because of what she's been through with her ex that makes her determined to rely only on herself. I also liked how determined she was to get her business up and running and how much success she has once she's opened, which is proven by the deal she's offered. Really, she's resilient and I liked that she took a chance on the hero. Then again, he's always been there for her through thick and thin. So, why did they lose their tight bond when she married? How could she not accept the hero's opinion when it came to her ex when she'd always listened to his opinion? While the hero, he's confident, hard-working when it comes to his career as a photographer, determined to win the heroine's heart and I liked the tight bond he has with his mother that has her offering advice when things don't go according to the plan Michael had for his future with Faith.

Overall, this author has penned a wonderful read in this book where the chemistry between this couple didn't have me feeling their connection at first, because it felt more like friends than the pair being interested in each other, but as the story progresses, the connection definitely grows. The way this story ended had me worried for this couple's happy ever after because of what the heroine is going through. Yet, in saying that, I liked how everything worked out for the best for Michael and Faith, because she certainly deserves a second chance at happy ever after with a man she knows will never let her down. However, it was the epilogue that wrapped things up nicely because of the special day for this couple. I would recommend A McClendon Thanksgiving by Sean. D Young, if you enjoy the friends to lovers trope, holiday romances, or books by authors LE Rico, Sonya Weiss, Robin Bielman and Candace Shaw.

Fashion designer Faith McClendon is back in Chicago to start over. She put her promising career on hold for too long, and she’s ready to get back in the game. She’s not willing to put her heart on the line again—it’s still far too bruised from her failed marriage for that, so when a renewed childhood friendship starts to make her think about second chances at love, she’s more than a little hesitant.

Photographer Michael Montgomery was Faith’s biggest cheerleader when she decided to move to New York City, and he’s been her shoulder to cry on since she came home to Chicago. He’s never been able to tell her how he feels, but maybe now is his chance to make the family portrait in his head—the one with Faith by his side—a reality. First, he’s going to have to break down the walls Faith has around her heart and convince her they can be so much more than friends.

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Ties that Bind
Hot in Hollywood #1
By Katee Robert
Sept 19, 2017
Amazon Publishing
Contemporary Romance

In Ties that Bind (Hot in Hollywood #1) by Katee Robert, Cora Landers did what she had to do to get out from under her mother's rule, even if it meant exposing herself in such a way that would ruin her image. Yet, the sex tape that surfaced allowed her to become one of the best divorce attorneys to the A-listers. However, when the man that helped her with the sex tape rocks up on her doorstep asking for help, Cora finds it impossible to send him away. Will Jack finally win the woman he's always wanted, or will she run in order to save herself from losing everything she's worked so hard for?

This was a really quick read from start to finish where I loved how it started because of what the hero is going through; the main characters were intriguing and entertaining due to their history and their back stories; and the dialogue had me completely hooked due to the obstacles these two face on their journey to happy ever after, especially with what happens to tear apart their relationship at the critical moment.

As for the dialogue, it was intense due to what happened in the past that had them walk away from each other and give them the chance to achieve the great success they have in their careers. Will they get their second shot at happy ever after? Moreover, the heroine is strong, brave and has done well for herself when it comes to her career as a divorce attorney. I also liked that she was willing to help the hero, even though it's not easy for her to let him in. Knowing that helping him could put her in the spotlight that she's tried so hard to stay out of. Yet, what I liked most of all about the heroine is the decision she made years ago to get out from her mother's rule. While the hero, he's confident and I liked how determined he was in his pursuit of winning the heroine over and hoping she'll give them a second chance at happy ever after. I also liked his friendship with one of the secondary characters and how they teased each other when it came to what they were wearing or women. 

Overall, Ms. Robert has penned a really good read in this first novella of her Hot in Hollywood series where the chemistry between this couple was intense; the romance fan-your-face hot due to the hero's dirty talk and his determination to show the heroine his dominant side; and the ending had me liking how far the hero was willing to go to win the heroine back, especially since it means dodging those determined to find out anything they can when it comes to the couple's relationship. I would recommend Ties that Bond by Katee Robert, if you enjoy second chance romances or books by authors Samanthe Beck, Harper Sloan, Tessa Bailey and Avery Flynn.

Once upon a time, Cora Landers was America’s Sweetheart and destined to be the Next Big Thing in Hollywood—but that was before her sex tape ruined her image and eliminated her contracts. These days, instead of being an A-lister, she’s divorce attorney to the A-listers. So when her ex—and fellow sex tape star—Jack shows up, needing her expertise, she wants nothing to do with it.

Jack McArthur might have costarred in that sex tape, but he didn’t share Cora’s fate—instead of tanking his career, the tape skyrocketed it. Now, as one of Hollywood’s most buzzed about new directors, Jack has everything to lose—especially when he wakes up after a friend’s bachelor party gone wrong to find that he’s apparently married a woman he’s never met before…and now can’t find. Desperate, he goes to the only person who he knows can help—Cora.

Cora reluctantly agrees to help Jack—both because he’s offering an absurd amount of money and because she loves seeing him as a disadvantage for once. Neither of them anticipate the very real problem of their being unable to keep their hands off each other—or that Jack’s accidental marriage might be anything but accidental. With both her heart and career on the line—again—Cora has to decide if she’s going to take the high road or leave Jack hanging in the wind the same way he left her twelve years ago.

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Jack opened the back door, every inch a gentleman—if it was gentlemanly to plan to ravage her in his backseat. Cora climbed in slowly, letting her dress ride up to give him a peek of her panties. His sharp inhale was reward in and of itself.

She expected him to follow immediately, but he stood there blocking the open space, his blue eyes forbidding. “Take those off.”
Cora settled back against the far door and pulled her dress up so she could slide her panties off. She tossed them in his direction, and Jack snaked a hand out to catch them. He slid them into his pocket and only then did he climb into the backseat with her.
“Really? You’re going to…what? Take them home as a memento? Bragging rights?”
She licked her lips. “Yes?”
“Shut up. You know goddamn well and good that I’m not a douche like that, so stop pretending that I am.” He hooked her thighs and pulled her to the edge of the seat as he went to his knees next to the seat itself. “And stop pretending that it doesn’t get you wet knowing that I’ll be jacking myself to the scent of you later.”
Her jaw dropped. “Holy shit.”
“Now, stop talking.” He nudged her shoulder until she leaned back against the seat. Jack ran his hands up her thighs, spreading her legs farther. “It’s been a long time.”
There was nothing to say to that because it was the truth. Cora grabbed the hem of her dress and arched off the seat so she could drag it over her head. It left her in only her bra, but Jack’s curse made the bold move more than worth it. She shook her hair out of her face. “It won’t be much longer.”
He didn’t take his gaze off her as he reached for the center console. “Fuck, Cora.” The blatant appreciate in his tone made her smile despite herself. Jack met her eyes. “This isn’t a one-time thing.”
“Excuse me?”
“You. Me. This.” He motioned between them. “We do this, we’re doing this.”
The words were less than enlightening, but with his thumbs stroking intoxicating circles on her inner thighs, she wasn’t sure she cared. “Fine. Whatever. I need you inside me.”
His slow grin was foreplay all on its own. Jack traced his thumbs along the dip where her thighs met her hips. “Getting there.” He didn’t give her a chance to curse him. One second he was teasing her, the next he pushed two big fingers into her, filling her in a way that was nothing compared to the main course. She rolled her hips, trying to take him deeper, but Jack just chuckled and kept his strokes light.
Need built, stronger than it had any right to be. His scent wrapped around her in the close confines of the car, the tinted windows creating an intimate atmosphere despite where they were. Cora didn’t want intimate. She didn’t want soft. She sure as hell didn’t want slow. She grabbed his wrist. “Stop teasing me.”
“Come home with me.”
She blinked, surprised for what felt like the thousandth time that day. “What?”
“Come home with me, Cora.” Jack kept stroking her, his fingers unerringly gravitating to that sensitive spot inside her that could motivate her to do damn near anything. She gasped and he leaned down to eat the sound. His tongue stole her words even as his fingers continued their wicked work. Jack consumed her.
And then he stopped.
He pressed one last light kiss to her lips and sat back. “What’s your answer?”
She wasn’t even sure what the question was. Cora shook her head, trying to clear it. “This is emotional blackmail.”
“Hardly.” His thumb idly circled her clit, sending a wave of tension through her body. “This is me flat out saying that I want you naked in my bed, to do with as I please for several hours before we pass out. Reality can wait until tomorrow.”
Common sense said it was the perfect time to stop this before she got herself—and her heart—into trouble. No one had ever seen her the way Jack threatened to. She didn’t relish the thought of being stripped bare, only to be left in the dust when he moved on from his current crisis.
But if she didn’t jump now, she might never get the chance to again.
The thought of spending the rest of her life kicking herself for missing the chance to be with Jack again had her finding words she never thought she’d say. “Yes.”
“Yes?” His cobalt eyes watched her every move, making her feel strangely like prey. It wasn’t a comfortable feeling, but it wasn’t entirely unpleasant, either.
Cora swallowed hard. “Take me home with you, Jack.”

Animal Attraction
Hot in Hollywood #2
By Katee Robert
Releasing September 19th, 2017
Amazon Publishing
Contemporary Romance

In Animal Attraction (Hot in Hollywood #2) by Katee Robert, Brooklyn James is good at what she does, but being a private investigator doesn't allow her a lot of luxuries or to be able to say no when someone comes to her wanting her help. However, proving that Levi Turnbull is the man responsible for taking the dog she's been tasked to find is going to be impossible, especially when the man would rather charm her into his life than allow her to discover the truth. But when Brooklyn finally discovers what she needs to close her case, will she give Levi the benefit of the doubt, so they can have the happy ever after they both deserve; or will she see justice served?

After reading the first book of this series and getting to know Brooklyn a bit, I couldn't wait to read more about her, and this was a very engaging and alluring read encompassing the enemy to lovers trope; enthralling dialogue that had me loving the fact that these two are on opposite sides, even though it's palpable there's plenty of chemistry between them; and two main characters that I absolutely charmed me because of the hero's determination of the heroine not to learn the truth of what he's done and the heroine's determination to discover the truth. The way this story started had me sympathizing with the heroine's situation, as she doesn't have a lot of choice but to accept any work that's comes her way, even if she doesn't like the client and would rather send them away.

The dialogue was well-written, fascinating and had me wanting to discover more about the hero and heroine and who would win when it came to finding out what the heroine wanted to know for her client. Did the hero take the dog and if did, does he have a good reason for taking the dog? Moreover, the heroine is resilient, courageous and I liked how determined she was to succeed in everything she put her mind to. I also liked the tight bond Brooklyn has with her good friend, Cora, because they need each other if they're to realize that love is a good thing and when you find Mr. Right that neither of them should let him get away. While the hero, he's hard-working, has a playful nature to him that had me liking him from the moment he was introduced, and I liked how determined he was to win the heroine over. Because he knows he needs her on his side when it comes to what she'll do when she learns the truth. Will she report him to the cops?

Overall, Ms. Robert has penned a wonderful read in this book where the chemistry between this couple was powerful; the romance fantastic in showing how right these two are for each other; and the ending had me liking the heroine more than I already did, as she did everything she could to show the hero that she was on his side. Besides, her client deserved the hard time Brooklyn gives him. I would recommend Animal Attraction by Katee Robert, if you enjoy the enemy to lovers trope, the opposites attract trope, or books by authors Kennedy Layne, Avery Flynn, Stacey Kennedy and Carrie Ann Ryan.

A private investigator might not be as glamorous as Brooklyn James had expected, but it pays the bills. Or at least it used to. In dire financial straits, she no longer has the luxury of saying no to jobs if she wants to pay her bills—which is how she ends up in a tree, spying on a billionaire who’s accused of dognapping. Not her finest moment.

Levi Turnbull made his fortune by creating tech that melds exercise with video games. It sounded great at the time, but now he’s got more money than he knows what to do with and he’s bored out of his mind waiting for the next game to launch. When he realizes a neighbor has been neglecting his dog, he takes matters into his own hands—by taking the dog. If he’s been trolling the neighbor ever since with hilarious fliers around the area… Well, he’s only human. When he finds a pretty redhead trespassing on his property in search of the missing dog, he sees the ultimate distraction until the launch.

Brooklyn initially agrees to a date in order to get close enough to Levi to find evidence of his dognapping—but that motivation gets complicated when they end up in bed together. She’s unable to resist his charm, and as they grow closer, Brooklyn can’t avoid the truth—not only did Levi steal a million dollar dog…he’s in danger of stealing her heart, too.

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He spun her around and pressed her hands to the door, his big body at her back. “This is the door.”
“It’s a very nice door.”
“Mmm.” His hips thrust against her ass, and she swallowed hard, her body clenching in anticipation. The first-time nerves were gone. She knew what was coming, and she knew she would be coming before long. They might not be compatible in life, but their bodies didn’t know that. Levi pulled her hair off her neck and kissed her there, taking his time, the sensation of his lips and beard making her toes curl. “I picked it out myself.”
Picked out… Oh, right. The door.
She arched back into him, rubbing her ass against his cock. “You have good taste.”
“Funny you say that, because what I want most right now is to taste you.” He backed off enough to pull her jacket off and then one hand was on the front of her jeans, unbuttoning them deftly and dragging the zipper down. She felt that tiny vibration all the way through her body. There was nothing to say, though, because he slipped a big hand into her jeans, dipping beneath her panties, and speared a single finger into her.
Brooklyn moaned and tried to spread her legs. The move tightened her jeans, holding his hand in place. “I need you.”
“Tour’s not done yet.” He pumped as much as he was able. And then he withdrew his hand.
She couldn’t keep her whimper of protest in. She spun to face him, trying to shove out of her pants in the process, and nearly face-planted. “Levi.”
“Dresser.” He lifted her, and walked the handful of steps to the dresser to set her on it. Then he yanked off her jeans and tossed them behind him. “Better.”
He stepped between her thighs and kissed her. It was nothing like the last time. There was no careful and teasing exploration. Levi sucked and stroked and nipped her into a frenzy. His mouth drew sounds from her she wasn’t aware she could make. She wrapped her legs around his waist and clung to his shoulders and basically tried to climb him like a big, sexy tree, because she needed his cock and she needed it now.
He shifted and set her back on the dresser, untangling from her. “Mahogany.”
It took Brooklyn a few beats to catch up. She looked down at the piece of furniture she sat on and back at the man in front of her, his hard length creating a mouthwatering outline against his jeans. “I don’t care.”
“You should. It’s a family heirloom. My grandfather built it.” He hit his knees in front of her and spread her legs wider. “It was his wedding gift to my grandmother.”
She blinked. Didn’t expect that, either. Brooklyn tried to get a better look at the massive piece of furniture, but Levi chose that moment to lean in and drag his tongue up her center and suddenly, she didn’t give two fucks about what she sat on, as long as it didn’t fall apart beneath her. She gripped the edge of the dresser to keep from levitating right off it and looked down her body to meet his gaze.
The switch had been flipped again. Gone was the playfulness, replaced by that intensity that had tingles shooting down her spine. He really was something.
She half expected him to rush through the oral, but she really should have known better. Levi hitched her legs higher and went after her clit like it owed him money. He sucked and licked and growled against her skin as his grip tightened on her thighs.
Brooklyn was so lost in her pleasure, she didn’t notice that he’d half released her until she looked down to watch him again and saw that he was stroking himself. He jacked himself while licking her, as if he couldn’t contain himself and…
Her back bowed and she came with a cry. “Oh, my God.”
“You don’t have to call me God. Levi will do.” He kissed first one thigh and then the other. “But if you’re going to insist, I won’t stop you.”
“Shhhh. You don’t get to talk shit when I’m too weak from my fantastic orgasm to fight back.”
Levi rose and kissed her shoulder, her collar bone, her neck. “Honey, that’s the best time to talk shit.”

New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Katee Robert learned to tell her stories at her grandpa’s knee. Her 2015 title, The Marriage Contract, was a RITA finalist, and RT Book Reviews named it 'a compulsively readable book with just the right amount of suspense and tension."  When not writing sexy contemporary and romantic suspense, she spends her time playing imaginary games with her children, driving her husband batty with what-if questions, and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse. 

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Monday, 18 September 2017


Arm Candy
Real Love #2
By Jessica Lemmon
Releasing September 5th, 2017

In Arm Candy (Real Love #2) by Jessica Lemmon, Davis Price is intrigued by Grace Buchanan, even though she's a redhead and he's a man that usually dates blondes. However, when Grace proposes a bet that he date a non-blonde, he accepts by asking her out. Yet, the more time he spends with Grace, the more he finds himself falling for the feisty bartender. Will Davis be able to win Grace's heart, or will her past demons send her running from the man she's fallen in love with?

What do you get when a feisty bartender proposes a bet to a successful clean-cut gorgeous man? A wonderfully entertaining, engrossing and fast-paced read from start to finish that had me enjoying the main characters back stories, their growing relationship and their banter that had me loving the way the heroine challenges the hero. The way this story started had me liking the heroine immediately, as she's jaded when it comes to relationships because of her parents. Yet, I liked that she wasn't afraid to take a chance on Davis.

As for the dialogue, it was compelling and had me sympathizing with both the main characters when it comes to their back stories, as their pasts have made them shy away from giving happy ever after a chance. The hero was duped by his ex while the heroine has seen how bad marriage can be. Moreover, the heroine is feisty, independent, resilient and I liked how willing she was to give Davis a chance, even though relationships aren't her thing. I also liked the friendship she had with one of the secondary characters, because she helps the woman overcome her fears when her friend gets cold feet. While the hero, he's confident, hard-working and I loved the relationship he has with his grandmother; an elderly woman that lives life to the fullest and would do anything for her grandson. I also liked how willing the hero was to take a chance on Grace, even though it isn't easy for him after what happened with his ex and the reason why he only dated blondes up until Grace proposes the bet.

Overall, Ms. Lemmon has penned a fantastic read in this book where the chemistry between this couple was powerful; the romance full of exquisite heat and passion; and the ending had me loving the heroine's courage, because even though she knows how badly relationships can turn out, she's willing to take a chance on a future with Davis. Then again, love can be a powerful emotion and it's palpable she's so in love with the hero. However, it was the epilogue that wrapped this story up brilliantly, because of what the heroine says to the hero about their future and what she hopes for. I would recommend Arm Candy by Jessica Lemmon, if you enjoy second chance romances or books by authors Lauren Layne, Jaci Burton, Katee Robert and Kelly Jamieson.

Last call! At the end of the night, a clean-cut hunk and a rebellious bartender act on their unlikely chemistry in this frisky standalone novel from the author of Eye Candy.

Davis: I’ve had my eye on Grace Buchanan for a while now. Unlike the bubbly blondes I usually date, the feisty, flame-haired bartender both intrigues and bewilders me. Something about Grace—the tattoos? the nose ring?—makes every part of me sit up and beg. There’s only one problem: She hates me. Trading insults and one-liners has become our M.O. But when Grace bets me that I can’t get a date with a non-blonde if my life depends on it, I’m determined to prove her wrong by landing the ultimate non-blonde: her.

Grace: I’m used to regulars hitting on me, and I’ve turned them all down, except for one: Davis Price. I like giving him a hard time, and he’s kind of cute in his suit and tie—if you’re into that kind of thing. Anyway, I don’t care how many blondes he takes home . . . until one of them sidles up to him in my bar. Nuh-uh. But after my little bet with Davis backfires, our first date lands us in the sack. So does the second. And the third. Neither of us wants more than the best sex of our lives. The trouble is, it’s not a question of what I want. It’s what I need. And what I need is Davis.

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The Doctor's Forbidden Temptation
Hot Brazilian Docs #3
By Tina Beckett
Releasing September 1st, 2017
Harlequin Medical

In The Doctor's Forbidden Temptation (Hot Brazilian Docs #3) by Tina Beckett, being the sister of his best friend, Natalia Texeira, is off limits for Dr. Adam Cordeiro. However, with the pair working together, he's finding it harder and harder to keep his hands off the woman. Will Adam be able to win Natalia's heart and keep his friendship with her brother, or will they go their separate ways because they can't seem to overcome their past demons?

I love sitting down to read a medical romance penned by Ms. Beckett, as she's a fantastic author whose books I get so engrossed in that I find I'm at the last page of one of her stories before I even realize and this is a series that I have been absolutely charmed by. Because the heroes are hot and irresistible and the heroines have been through so much and deserve their happy ever after, which is absolutely true with this couple. Right from the beginning, this book had me smiling because of the hero's reaction to the heroine and how surprised he is when he comes face-to-face with her. Will the heroine be able to talk her way out of the situation?

As for the dialogue, it was intense due to the medical drama and the main characters back stories, especially the heroine because of what she's been through that has made both her family and Adam protective of her. Yet, I liked how she's overcome her past and is determined to be the best doctor she can be, which is proven by how she helps one particular patient that is all but ready to give up due to what he's going through. Will their talks help? I also liked how strong and brave the heroine was and that she stood up to her brother when she needed to, especially when it came to her relationship with Adam.

While the hero, he's confident, a great doctor and I liked how determined he was to win the heroine over, even though he knows being with the heroine could destroy his friendship with his best friend and that the heroine could end up being hurt if she discovers things about his past. I also liked how he wasn't afraid to ask for help from the heroine when it came to helping a patient, especially when the heroine has first-hand experience with what Adam's patient is going through and that she was the best person that could help his patient make the right decision when it came to the man's future.

Overall, Ms. Beckett has penned a really good read in this book where the chemistry between this couple was strong, the romance delightful and showed how good these two are for each other; and the ending had me loving the advice the heroine received because without a doubt she needed to make things right with the hero after how she treated him. However, it was the epilogue that wrapped this story up nicely, as we discover how far this couple have come in their relationship and how happy they are. I would recommend The Doctor's Forbidden Temptation by Tina Beckett, if you enjoy medical romances, the brother's best friend trope, or books by authors Amy Ruttan, Annie O'Neill and Amalie Berlin.

"Nata…we can't do this."   

To Dr. Adam Cordeiro, Natália Texeira has always been off-limits. As his best friend's sister, and a cancer survivor, he's felt a duty to protect her. But the doctor he meets on her first day at Santa Coração Hospital is all grown-up and far too tempting… 

Natália has always had a crush on Adam, but he has a playboy's reputation! Nevertheless, when their forbidden passion becomes irresistible, Natália is compelled to discover what's really holding Adam back from giving his heart…

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