I received this book for free for a Blog Tour in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.Tempted by Love by Melissa Foster
Also by this author: Sisters in Love, Lovers At Heart, Destined For Love, Friendship on Fire
Series: The Steeles at Silver Island #1
Published by World Literary Press on 9th September 2020
Genres: Chicklit, Contemporary, Erotica, Humour, Love & Romance
Source: for a Blog Tour
Jack "Jock" Steele
Enjoy heart-meltingly beautiful and toe-curlingly sexy romance in Tempted by Love, an emotionally riveting story about a man who has lost it all and carries a torturous secret, a divorced single mother who has everything to lose, and the little girl who helps them heal. Fall in love on the sandy shores of Silver Island, home to coffee shops, boat races, midnight rendezvous, and the sexy, sharp-witted Steeles.
In TEMPTED BY LOVE… Years ago, bestselling author Jack “Jock” Steele lost his girlfriend and baby in a horrific accident that drove a wedge between Jock and his family, keeping him from sharing a devastating secret. An aging philanthropist saved him from the brink of despair, and for a decade Jock cared for his ailing friend who became his family. Now his friend has passed away and left him a fortune—on the condition that he publishes another book. Jock is floundering, unsure how to rebuild the life he’d walked away from, much less find his muse, have another relationship with a woman, or even think about having a family of his own. But he can’t get his sweet, sexy new friend, single-mother Daphne Zablonski out of his head, and her adorable toddler must know something he doesn’t, because she wraps her tiny fingers around his heart and won’t let go.
Daphne has been through the wringer with her ex-husband and doesn’t believe true love is in the cards for her. Friends she can handle, but letting a man see her mom bod naked? Especially someone as strikingly handsome and unbelievably sexy as Jock? No, thank you. Besides, she has a toddler to chase after and enough fictional boyfriends to fill her lonely nights. If only her book boyfriends could make her body tingle the way one look from her mysterious neighbor does.
As Jock and Daphne’s friendship turns to something too tempting to deny, their lives take an unexpected turn. Can a man who has lost everything find redemption with a woman who has everything to lose? And then there’s that secret…
More Steeles at Silver Island are coming soon! TEMPTED BY LOVE (Jock) MY TRUE LOVE (Jules) ALWAYS HER LOVE (Levi) ENTICING HER LOVE (Sutton) CAUGHT BY LOVE (Archer) WILD ISLAND LOVE (Leni)
Thank you to Mellissa for my copy of this book. I am a huge fan of Melissa’s work and I have been waiting for Daphne to get her happy after for a while. This is the first book in the Steele family series but Daphne has been part of the Bayside gang for quite a while so if you have read that series, you’ll be familiar with her.
Daphne has really been through it. Her ex is quite frankly a pig. He didn’t treat her well. He mentally chipped away at her self-esteem and caused her to doubt how beautiful she is. Not only did he walk away from Daphne he also walked away from darling Hadley. That is something I can’t forgive him for. That little girl deserved so much more.
Ever since we first met Jock I knew there was something special about him. He was so tortured. I wanted so much for him to break through. The car accident left him broken and devastated. He blamed himself and was consumed by so much guilt.
I guessed early on where these two would end up and its just so damn perfect but the journey did throw me for a loop a bit. Melissa you can be a cruel, cruel woman. You damn near broke my heart!
I loved being introduced to the Steele family and their friends on Silver Island. I honestly cannot wait to read their stories. I am especially excited for Archers. I think that boy is going to steal my heart.
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