Don’t Tempt Me by Lori Foster #Review

Don’t Tempt Me by Lori Foster #ReviewDon't Tempt Me by Lori Foster

Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Harlequin on July 26, 2016
Pages: 352
Format: eARC
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Lori Foster has become my go to author for a bit of suspense, laughter and romance. Alpha men who love the strong women in their lives and aren’t afraid to admit they love them. What’s not to love! So when Don’t Tempt Me comes up on NetGalley, I jump at the chance to read it. In this story we get one main big romance with a side of another story – 2 stories for 1!

Honor Brown doesn’t realize just how over her head she is when she buys a run down house in an area with incentives to home owners to rehab the house and neighborhood. Pulling up to her new home, she takes out a garbage can while three handsome neighbors watch on and come to investigate. She doesn’t want their help nor does she feel she needs it. All she wants it to make a home from her own hard work, not accepting help from anyone. She wants to do this one her own.

Jason Guthrie grew up in this neighborhood and knows Honor has bitten off more than she can chew. He runs his own business from his garage, while also helping rebuild the neighborhood he loves. What he doesn’t need is a woman coming in thinking she can do it all and won’t accept his help…or his brother’s….but sometimes his nephew’s help is acceptable. Jason knows Honor is hiding something, but being the alpha man he is, he steps right in and pushes Honor to realize accepting help doesn’t mean you are weak.

The two dance around each other. Honor doesn’t just have a house to contend with, but also a family which puts more stress on her that is ever necessary. Although a lot of Honor’s stress at times is self made from the experiences of her life. Jason for his part, tries hard to support her, but also relieves some of her stress. Unfortunately, I grew tired of Honor after a while. She thinks she can do anything – great – but she lacks the knowledge and strength to do somethings, but won’t admit.

Now, Jason – why yes I will take me a side of Jason – he is a guy you grow to love. A little surley, a lot of working with his hands, sexy as Hell and someone to hold you when all you need to do is cry your heart out. He’s the rock of men and one that every heroine should get. One sticking point is he feels Honor is hiding something and in reality I felt she didn’t know him enough to spring what was going on to him right away. Oh, girls, the way he moves in bed will have you forgetting all that.

Supporting characters round out the story with a little side romance between Lexie (Honor’s best friend) and Sullivan (Honor’s neighbor across the street). Hogan is Jason’s older brother and he has some baggage that needs to be dealt with along with is son, Colt. Colt endears himself to my heart over and over in this book. He knows how to handle Honor without even trying to handle her. It was so sweet to watch.

For a Lori Foster book, this was just ok. I guess I have grown to love this author so much that everything hits out to the park, but it just didn’t happen with this book for me. Honor was more irritating than endearing and Jason at times was too alpha instead of accepting. While I enjoyed it, I can’t say it is my favorite Lori Foster book.

About Lori Foster

Since first publishing in January 1996, Lori Foster has become a USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly and New York Times bestselling author. Lori has published through a variety of houses, including Kensington, St. Martin’s, Harlequin, Silhouette, Samhain, and Berkley/Jove. She is currently published with HQN.

Lori hosts a very special annual “Reader & Author” event in West Chester, Ohio. Proceeds from the event have benefited many worthy causes, including the Hamilton County YWCA Battered Women’s Shelter, the Animal Adoption Foundation, The Conductive Learning Center for children with spina bifida and cerebral palsy, and The One Way Farm, Children’s Home.

Each year Lori donates all proceeds from one book to charity. You can see the benefit romance books here: http://lorifoster.com/benefit-books/

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!
  • I’m a big fan of Lori Foster too. I think she writes the best heroes. I didn’t grab this from Netgalley, but it just came for me at the library. I’m glad you liked this. I’m a little nervous that Honor will get on my nerves a bit, and a secondary romance is never something I love in a book. But still, it’s LORI FOSTER! Did you ever read Just a Hint, Clint? I love that book!

    • Shari Delighted Read

      Honor was sweet, but the whole not letting people help got on my nerves after a while. The secondary romance didn’t hit a home run with me. I found it blah.

      Nope I haven’t read that one.

  • I’ve read a few of her books and while I liked the ones I read, they were just ok for me. Sorry to hear this wasn’t a favorite read for you.

    • Shari Delighted Read

      This was just ok. I really didn’t get into the characters as much as I wanted too.

  • Debbie Haupt

    I LOVED it Shari! but like you said we can’t all love everything!

    • Shari Delighted Read

      Glad you loved it. Sorry, it just didn’t hit me as one of her best books.