Thursday, April 26, 2012

Throwback Thursday: Temptation by Nora Roberts

Author: Nora Roberts
First published in 1987 by Silhouette


Socialite Eden Carlbough didn't expect running a girls' camp to be easy, but these little monsters had her wishing she'd just stayed home. They literally drove her up an apple tree -- and she came crashing down into the capable arms of orchard owner Chase Elliot.

Chase knew he'd caught a windfall when he looked at the woman in his arms. The regal beauty was obviously accustomed to a sheltered paradise, and Chase wondered what she was doing in his neck of the woods. He didn't like being cast as a serpent, but how could he resist when she'd just offered him such forbidden fruit?

Temptation is one of the reasons I love to read the older romances by my favorite authors.  It oozes with cheese, but that is what makes it so good. Yes, the clothing and technology is outdated, but the general story isn't.   Actually, Temptation is one of Nora's milder romances.  There is really no sex in it, just hot kissing scenes.   It was kind of refreshing that they didn't hop into bed after the first meeting.  

Eden is a socialite thrown into making her own way in the world and I admired her determination to change herself.  I will admit though that her hot and cold behavior toward Chase got a bit tired after a while.  But, she redeemed herself in the end when she sticks up for herself with her aunt and ex-fiance.   Chase is a great character.   He is confident, funny and comfortable in his own skin.  And he is smitten with Eden from the first minute she falls on him.  I loved the scene when Chase and Eden first meet.  It was so good it had me smiling all day.  I was definitely rooting for these 2 in the end. 

Temptation was recently released on audio.  It's about 4.5 discs long, so a quick listen.  The narrator was fun to listen to.  If you missed it try it out.  You'll be smiling in the end..I know I was!

1 comment:

Belgie said...

In true Nora Roberts style, the woman is hard headed but soft at heart, just waiting for the love of a man like Chase! I liked this book a lot because it's just sappy and sweet and romantic. Eden has to overcome her fear of men and has to find a way to stand on her own. Chase however owns an apple orchard and knows she is capable of everything she wants, yet it takes him a long summer to show her that he believed in her all along.