Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Romance Book Review: Sweet Temptation

Author: Maya Banks
Series Connection: Sweet Surrender, Sweet Persuasion, Sweet Seduction
ISBN-13: 978-0425232583
Genre: BDSM/Erotic Romance/Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Berkley Trade

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First let me say that while this wasn't one of my favorites in this series, I wasn't surprised with the content and the excessive BDSM scenes. At the end of the last book in the series, Sweet Seduction, we see the into scene for Sweet Temptation getting an inside look at Micah life. All along readers have seen into Micah's kinky sex life, so it wasn't surprised that Micah's book would be filled with BDSM scenes.

The problem wasn't just the scenes being in the book, but rather than Micah having erotic sex with Angelina in the scenes fell far short and seemed too much like sadistic punishment, not making Micah came off as a good guy. I was sorry to see that because in the others books Micah was really a great character. That being said, it doesn't mean that some readers who enjoy erotic BDSM scenes will not like this book. It may not be to everyone's taste, but there is a market for those who enjoy this genre.

One thing I did like about this book was the mystery of Angelina's stalker and the scenes of Angelina taking care of him. Very nicely done.

In Sweet Temptation readers learn that Micah has been keeping secrets from his co-workers and friends. He is a former cop from Miami who come to Texas to forget his past. Three years ago his wife and best friend, David, whom he shared his wife with, were killed in a car accident. After the death of his two loved ones he leaves town and doesn't mention them again to anyone. Once a year he has gone back to Miami to let his grief out.

Angelina is David's sister. When Micah left Miami he left Angelina behind without a second thought, even though he had told David he would watch out for her. Angelina comes to Texas to find Micah not realizing that he isn't ready to love yet. She tries to convince him that the two of them are meant to be together, but all Micah offers her is sex. She accepts because she'll do anything for him to give them a chance.

Angelina comes into trouble and it falls on Micah to protect her, but can he come to love Angelina or is she just wasting her time?

He was a by-the-book cop who broke the rules in the bedroom…

Micah Hudson has painful secrets he’s run hard from. He has new friends, a new life, but he’s about to be confronted with the one person who reminds him of all he’s tried to forget—Angelina, the sister of his oldest friend David. She knows everything about his past, including how he and David fell in love with the same woman, and how they decided the best way to prevent her from tearing them apart was to share her between them. But then a terrible accident left Micah alone…

She was willing to do anything to make him see the woman she’d become…

Micah lost the two people who meant the most in the world to him. Angelina lost her only family. And she kept her deepest secret close to her heart. Her love for Micah. No longer willing to wait, she decides it’s time to go after him and bring him to his knees. She knows his secrets, his desires, his kinks and fetishes, and she’ll use whatever it takes to reel him in. Behind the easy going, loves women exterior lies a man with dark needs and passions. She can give him what he wants. But will he decide she’s what he needs?

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