Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Tempt Me Forever by Layla Hagen - ARC Review & Release Blitz

Two enemies. One bed. What could possibly go wrong?

Our new general manager is the most difficult man on the planet. The night before Drake begins working at my family's hotel, he finds me in the bar, trying to get rid of a boring date. But the guy won’t take even a not-so-subtle hint.

Then Drake surprises me and comes to our table, but only to reprimand ME about dating in our workplace.
The asshat! I swear he thinks he can get away with it only because of those smoldering green eyes. Well, they don’t affect me. Nope, not at all.

He may be Mr. McDreamy, but he doesn’t know who he’s dealing with. I give as good as I get.

As we scout a location for a new hotel in Aspen, things really come to a head—just not in the way I imagined.
When our reservations get mixed up and we end up in the same room—sharing one bed—Drake confesses that he crashed my date because he couldn’t stand seeing me with another man. He wants me all for himself.

I don’t want to want him. Besides, the hotel needs him, and so does my family. But as I give in to the temptation that is Drake DuGray, things get deliciously complicated… in more ways than one.

There was a lot about this one that worked for me.  I ended up believing in the connection between Kimberly and Drake, and I believed that they would work as a couple, once they managed to find a way past their initial meeting and dislike of one another.

That said, I didn't really buy their initial dislike.  Yes, the emails were sort of annoying, but anyone who is hiring anyone for any role knows that new hires often come on a bit strong.  Once he was in place, other than having to settle into the culture of his new employer (also a normal thing) there really wasn't anything to make me feel there was any real animosity with one another.  

I guess the dislike portion of it felt a little clumsy to me. So while it didn't ruin the book for me, I did feel that I was somewhat lacking in the enemies to lovers portion of the title.  While not the whole point of the book, and the romance parts did work, there was some of the tension missing for me at the beginning.

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Meet Layla Hagen:

Welcome! My name is Layla Hagen and I am a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance.

I fell in love with books when I was nine years old, and my love affair with stories continues even now, many years later.

I write romantic stories and can’t wait to share them with the world.

And I drink coffee.

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