Monday, January 15, 2018

Tempt Me by Carly Phillips

Author: Carly Phillips
Publisher: CP Publishing
Date of publication: January 16, 2018

Burned by an ex with a wandering eye, Austin Rhodes has sworn off women. His sole focus is his young daughter - and despite his good intentions, the little girl's live-in nanny. He hired Mia Atwood to care for his child but he finds himself lusting after her instead. Keeping his distance isn’t easy but he’s determined to be a gentleman. Until Mia's past comes back to haunt her and she’s in need of Austin’s brand of protection. Suddenly she’s his in every sense of the word — and he’ll do whatever it takes to shield the woman who tempts him beyond reason.

Tempt Me is the second book in the Bodyguard Bad Boys series.  This is Austin's story.  This can easily be read as a stand alone.  The characters from the first book make small appearances in this book, but you don't need to know their backgrounds to appreciate this romance.  

I thought this was a really cute "single dad falls in love with the nanny" story.  What I loved most is that they really got to know each other before acting on their attraction.  They both are aware of the boundaries that need to be there because Mia is Austin's employee.  Once they do give in though, they really ignite.  I loved them together.  I loved Mia's relationship with Bailey, Austin's daughter.  
The only thing that I didn't care for was was the lack of suspense. Austin is a bodyguard and ends up having to keep Mia safe.  However, I never really got the sense that anything bad was going to happen to her.  I think the suspense could have been built up a bit more.  Still, it's a fun romance and will warm your heart and leave you with a smile.

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