Can a woman actually make you feel like you’re losing your damn mind?
If she is Corina Miller.
The only woman who has ever made me long for something more, and let me tell you, that has me all kinds of messed up. After months of ignoring my feelings, it’s clear to me I’ve fallen for those piercing blue eyes and sexy smile.
But is it too late?
Have I pushed her into the arms of someone else?
Hell no am I letting that happen.
I’m on a mission to win the heart of the only woman I’ve ever cared about—and the only thing standing in my way is one stubborn and pissed off Corina.
I always did like a challenge.
“He held me gently even as he kissed me urgently, like he needed my kiss to breathe”
“I’ve never met a woman I felt like sharing a bed with. Until I met you. “
“It was those moments that made me realize I was in love with her. That no matter what, I would never leave her side.”
Finally, finally we get Corina and Mitchell’s story. And let me tell you, it was so worth the wait. I had so many burning questions about what happened with these two. There were so many missed opportunities and fears clouding decisions. The tension surrounding Corina and Mitchell was delicious, intense and totally undeniable. I just couldn’t get enough of it. I was dying for them to give in to what they both wanted and needed. They kept me on pins and needles and had me waiting with baited breath. And I loved every single moment of it.
Mitchell is far from perfect. He’s made mistakes, and has lots of fears when it comes to relationships: fear of love, commitment, the impact of his job. He thought he was going the right thing staying away from Corina, but he couldn’t have been more wrong….Corina’s world off it’s axis when she spent that fateful night with Mitchell. She thought what they shared was magic, but fate had other plans. She tried to move on and deny the pull , but Mitchell is not the guy you could ever forget…
I really enjoyed watching Mitchell and Corina’s relationship grow. They were both hurt by Mitchell’s past actions. And Mitchell had to really prove himself. I appreciated that Corina made Mitchell work for her affection and didn’t instantly forgive him. I think it really added to their relationship and made them really get to know one another. And the pull between Corina and Mitchell….it was so palpable, so undeniable. And if fate was offering up a second chance, well these two best not screw it up.
Tempting Love is an enjoyable second chance romance. It’s filled with lots of love, wonderful family dynamics, and fighting for what you want. This book is the perfect example of everything I have come to know and love from this author. Kelly Elliot has once again delivered a swoon worthy romance with just the right amount of alpha and steam and a little drama thrown into the mix. I am 100% addicted to these characters and their families and can not wait to see where the Cowboys and Angels series will take us next.
*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*
I followed him, my hands shaking as I grew angrier by the second. “That’s it? You’re going to let me move out?”
Mitchell reached for his keys, then turned to me. “I can’t force you to stay here, Corina. If you’re unhappy, then yes, you should leave. Do I want you to? No, I don’t. I know I fucked up, but if you’re going to throw it in my face every goddamn chance you get, then you’re right, this won’t work.”
He headed to the stairs that led down to his front door. My heart raced, and I knew I couldn’t leave it like this. Closing my eyes, I called out to him. “Mitch! You never asked me to the Pecan Street Honky Tonk.”
Stopping, he looked back up at me. “What?”
I swallowed hard and took in a quick breath. “The dance, you never asked me. And well, Lane asked me.”
Sadness swept over his face. “What did you tell him?”
Wringing my hands together, I answered, “I haven’t responded…yet. I was waiting for you.”
Mitchell rushed back up the steps and stopped in front of me. I don’t think I’d ever felt my stomach dip like it did when he raced toward me. He cupped my face and leaned in. My chest rose and fell with each breath as I waited for him to speak. His touch sent a flurry of butterflies through my chest.
“Corina, will you go with me to the street dance next weekend?”
My teeth sank into my lip, and I watched as his eyes filled with lust.
“Yes.” I smiled and added, “But only as friends.”
The corner of his mouth rose into a sexy smirk. God, how I loved that smile of his. “It’s a date, then.”
“As friends,” I added.
He leaned down and pressed his lips to mine. Before I could even process his lips, they were gone and he was stepping back. “I’ll take it. For now.”
Kelly Elliott is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling contemporary romance author. Since finishing her bestselling Wanted series, Kelly continues to spread her wings while remaining true to her roots and giving readers stories rich with hot protective men, strong women and beautiful surroundings.
Her bestselling works include, Wanted, Broken, Without You, and Unconditional Love, to name just a few.
Kelly has been passionate about writing since she was fifteen. After years of filling journals with stories, she finally followed her dream and published her first novel, Wanted, in November of 2012.
Kelly lives in central Texas with her husband, daughter, and two pups. When she’s not writing, Kelly enjoys reading and spending time with her family. She is down to earth and very in touch with her readers, both on social media and at signings.
To find out more about Kelly and her books, you can find her through her website.