Author: Olivia Adams
Title: Beautiful Temptation
Genre(s): Contemporary romance
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Review: In this novel, we follow Eve who is an 18-year-old woman with appearances that would make any man lust after her. We also follow Rocky, who is 10 years older than Eve and has been a friend of her family since he was a young child. They reunite after Eve moves back to London to live with her father. Although Rocky once perceived her as the awkward younger sister, he soon develops more...intimate feelings towards her that he has a difficult time managing. Rocky is known as the typical gorgeous male specimen with the bad boy, womanizer attitude, so there is no way in hell Eve's family would approve of their potential relationship. However, as time moves on, Eve and Rocky become more tempted to fall victim to their feelings for one another. This romance/light erotica really stands out for me because the readers get to know each character on an individual level prior to the climax of their relationship. Usually, I read novels in this genre that consists of 200 pages of naughty sex, so it is very refreshing to have character descriptions and development on an individual level. I also enjoyed the build of their relationship; everything moved at a realistic pace and there were certainly roadblocks that could happen in real life. The only aspect of this novel that I did not necessarily agree with is the cliff hanger. Normally I have no problem with a cliff hanger, if there will be another installment. However, this cliff hanger came at an awkward time; it followed a monumental moment in the book and we were left with only one of the character's perspectives. If Olivia would have altered the ending just a tad, I would have given it 5 stars, but other than that I found it to be really enjoyable and a smooth read!
Book Description: "They say forbidden fruit always tastes the sweetest. But that’s something Adam Rockwell doesn’t intend to find out. Adam Rockwell, or Rocky as he’s known to most, is renowned for his love 'em and leave 'em approach to women. He’s the archetypal player with the good looks and cock-sure personality to pull it off. As the talent scout for Harper Records, his life is one long round of gigs, nightclubs and parties. At twenty-eight, he has it all—a great job, flash car, swanky penthouse overlooking the Thames, and a seemingly endless supply of women willing to warm his bed. Life couldn’t be better. Until Eve Harper walks back into it. At first, he doesn’t recognise her. Why would he? The last time Adam saw Eve, she was just a kid. All he sees now is a beautiful woman. A woman he wants. But Eve Harper is one woman Adam cannot even contemplate adding to his list of conquests. However, staying away from her proves more difficult than he imagined. And the more time he spends in her company, the weaker his resolve to do the right thing. So, when he discovers that Eve is just as affected by him, as he is by her, will he still have the strength to resist? Or will she prove to be too much of a beautiful temptation? Beautiful Temptation is part one of a two part series and ends with a cliffhanger. It is an adult contemporary romance and is not intended for younger readers due to mature content."