Format Read: Print
Number of Pages: 432 pages
Release Date: January 1st 2007
Formats Available: Ebooks, Paperback
Purchasing Info: Good Reads, Author Website, Amazon, Book Depository
I had everything a woman could want.
My husband James. The house on the lake. My life. Our perfect life. And then Alex came to visit.
The first time I saw my husband’s best friend, I didn’t like him. Didn’t like how James changed when he was around, didn’t like how his penetrating eyes followed me everywhere. But that didn’t stop me from wanting him. And surprisingly, James didn’t seem to mind.
It was meant to be fun. Something the three of us shared for those hot summer weeks Alex stayed with us. Nobody was supposed to fall in or out of love. I didn’t need another man, not even one who oozed sex like honey and knew all the secrets I didn’t know, the secrets my husband hadn’t shared. After all, we had a perfect life. I loved my husband.
But I wasn’t the only one.
I keep saying that I hate crying while reading a book, well I DID cry a lot while reading Tempted…but as Susi would say ‘that’s the good kind of crying’. And she was right, I did cry but I feel better for having read this book.I saw this covers online months ago and I thought it was just GORGEOUS but I didn’t go any further. I had to wait till a very addicted to Megan Hart’s books someone I know, recommended it to me to decide to get the book. And let me tell you it’s even prettier in real, it looks like a piece of Art.
This is the second book I read from Megan Hart and it was a wonderful story. I think the main ‘thing’ about her books, is that it feels real…it’s all those little things that reminds you of your everyday life (not that I have a sexy Alex in mine…yet). I’m not sure I can explain this book, but I can try.
Anne has a ‘perfect’ life, she has a great husband and everything else…or so she thought. When she meets her husband long time best friend who was abroad for years for the first time, everything changes. She loves her husband James, and she thought she knew him…but Anne realize that he’s a different person when Alex is mentioned, he gets sparks in his eyes, something she’s never seen before. I won’t spoil anything by saying that the three of them get very close during that summer (it’s all in the blurb), I love the chemistry between them. I won’t lie to you I found it odd that she agreed to have hot sex with her husband and his friend (a near stranger to her!) just like that, but then it all clicked together.
Alex and James have history. They had a fight years ago and Anne thought they never talked again. She doesn’t even know why they fought, so when Alex decides to come home and James invite him to stay for a few weeks she’s very confused. Alex is HOT…well James too, but Alex oozes sex! I loved how ambiguous the feelings between Alex and James are…I was captivated, I wanted to know what happened and why he really came back. Most of all I wanted something to happen between the two of them! There I’ve said it, I wanted M/M love! lol But I’ll settle for a hot threesome *wink*, Anne is literally in the middle!
James is not the same man when Alex is around. When they are together they act as if they were teenagers again, they smoke, they drink, they play videogames, they go skinny dipping…It’s like James is finally himself, as if he wasn’t really free and open with Anne. He was the perfect husband, but the man he becomes when Alex is around is not the man she married. James is what brings them all together, Anne and Alex both love him, and it was frustrating to know Alex wanted more, wanted him. You could feel the frustration in their love making….Alex often wanted to watch Anne do things to James *Le sigh*
Megan Hart knows how to grab you from the start. I loved that there’s a lot of things happening in this book beside the ménage. Anne has to deal with family crisis (a lot of them!) and it’s not pretty. I got to love her 3 sisters, they all have some kind of drama going on and it’s captivating. I wanted to know what would happen to them next.
I’m not usually a big fan of flashbacks because they tend to slow down the storyline, but in this case I loved discovering Anne’s past this way. Not only that but the whole book is based on getting the past by fraction. We don’t get the whole Alex/James history at one time, we get it piece by piece as the heroine finds out about it. (yes I know I’m obsessed with the whole James/Alex thing).
Anyway, until the very end I wasn’t sure I would like how it was going to end. It’s not the HEA I would want for them, but it’s the most realistic. Anne made the good choice but it’s still heart-wrenching. Tempted is beautiful story, and I can’t recommend it enough. Now I can’t wait to read Alex’s Story, Naked.
I give Tempted 5 bookies
I bought this book myself
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