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…
Don’t Tempt Me was such a fun read and it told from multiple points of view. Don’t Tempt Me follows the story of 2 couples, Jason & Honor and Sullivan & Lexie. Honor is new in town and has a strong desire to stay independent. It’s hard for to accept and take help from others; especially without giving them anything in return. Honor is not at all prepared for her new neighbors. Not only is Jason the full package, but he’s good with his hands and isn’t afraid to lend a helping hand….When Jason meets his new neighbor Honor, he just knows that she’s going to be trouble. But, even knowing that, he can’t make himself stay away. Honor has secrets, and he desperately wants to break down her walls and show her some happiness…Sullivan is also one of Honor’s neighbors. From the moment Lexie sets eyes on him, she is determined to make him hers. However, Lexie isn’t like the girls Sullivan is used to and he’s not sure he can keep up with a woman like Lexie. Only time will tell if these two couples will get the HEA, they so desperately want and deserve.
Overall, I really enjoyed Don’t Tempt Me. I loved the story-line. I liked how well it flowed and how well the multiple points of view worked. Sometimes, when I get more than two points of view, I get distracted or lose interest. However that was not the case with this book. I was pulled in from the very beginning and found myself devouring this book in just half of a day. I fell in love with the characters almost immediately and was dying to know what Honor’s secret was. Lexie was an amazing best friend. She was like a sister to Honor and definitely someone you could count on. I loved seeing Lexie with Sullivan because I think they both challenged one another and made them want to try something different. And of course I can’t forget about Jason. Jason is the whole package. Sexy. Smart. Alpha. Protective. Just an overall good guy. He knows what he wants and isn’t afraid of going after it. He was a good match for Honor because he opened up her eyes and made her see the things that she was missing. He showed her that she could still be independent, but also have someone in her corner.
Don’t Tempt Me is a quick and easy read. This book had a great mix of steam and romance. There was some angst, but not too much. There were a couple of good twists thrown in, as well as frustrating moments. That made me love all the friendships and swoon-worthy moments that much more. And I just loved the finding love in the most unexpected place, vibe that I got from it. I think that the Guthrie Brothers Series is off to a really great start and I’m looking forward to seeing where this series will go next.
*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*