Wednesday 9 September 2020

❤ Tempted by Love (The Steeles of Silver Island #1) ❤ Melissa Foster ❤

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! 

ARC received from author for an honest review

If you have read my reviews, you will know that I have had my issues with the past couple of Melissa Foster books I have read. I won't lie, I was on the verge of probably giving up on reading them for a while.

However, with Tempted By Love, we are back to the Melissa Foster stories that I adore.

We have met Jack "Jock" Steele in earlier books (as you know, all her series interweave) however if you have not met him before, you won't feel lost.

The problem I have had with recent MF books is that to me, there was a lot filler.  The characters got their sh!t together and then cruised for a big percentage of the book.

I won't lie, I did feel that this was the way that Tempted By Love was going to go, however I was happy to say that this was not the case.  Yes, Jock and Daphne do have their baggage, particularly Jock, but they did not just cruise until this became a big issue.  They dealt with things in real time, no matter how difficult they were.  And I liked the way things were done.

I loved seeing more of the characters we have grown to love over the years - thank you for the family tree at the beginning of the book Ms Foster, as I always feel a little lost with everyone!

There is a 3 year old scene stealer who will also steal your heart.  If you don't love Hadley, then you don't have feelings, I swear!

Thank you too Ms Foster for bringing back my love of your stories.