Tempted by a Touch by Kris Rafferty: Review

Posted October 24, 2016 in review Tags: ,

Tempted by a Touch by Kris Rafferty: ReviewTempted By a Touch by Kris Rafferty
Pages: 211

Series: An Unlikely Hero #2
Genres: Romantic Suspense


People keep dying around Harper MacLain. Try as she might, she can’t stop bad things from happening to those she loves. When her closely guarded secret lands her in the middle of her ex-boyfriend’s investigation, she’s in over her head. She hates that Detective Lucas Sullivan is in her life again, tempting her to fall back into bad habits…and his bed.
When Harper left him, Lucas tried not to care, burying himself in his job instead. Then Harper became the job. Now they’re on the run, and all he can think about is keeping her safe…and his hands off her. Lucas knows she's the key to solving his case, if he can keep them alive long enough to do it. And that's the trick...because falling in love can kill you.

Tempted by a Touch is book 2 of a series that you need to read in order. So, if it sounds like something you might be interested in, start with book 1, Betrayed by a Kiss! However, on the Amazon page for the book it says they can be read in any order. I disagree; honestly, I am kind of a stickler for reading books in order anyway and I can’t imagine being able to understand this book fully without having read book 1 first.

So, the major plot line continues from book 1. Joe has been arrested, he is claiming to have a ‘list’ of all the dirty cops involved, and will give their names to one person. Harper MacLain. Harper’s ex, Lucas, is now a cop in the town and has taken over the case. Their sexual tension is off the charts. Harper left him a year ago because he didn’t want to settle down and have kids. Now, he is her best chance at survival.

Since there is no need to really set up the plot since its a continuation from book 1, Tempted by a Touch gets RIGHT into the action and drama and it doesn’t stop until the end. Its not a long book, which is good, because there is never a ‘good’ place to stop. You are trying to figure out who is really a good guy and who isn’t and your thoughts will change frequently.

What didn’t work for me was Harper and Lucas. I struggled with really ‘getting’ them. I think because the book is in 3rd person I felt somewhat disconnected. Sometimes 3rd person just doesn’t work for me, and I think this is one of the books that is a perfect example. I loved the action, the suspense, the mystery; I was a bit ‘meh’ about the hero and heroine.



Love Thy Enemy by Katie Reus, Charlie Foxtrot by Lani Lynn Vale, Safe from Harm by Kate SeRine…then you will probably like Tempted by a Touch!

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About Kris Rafferty

About Kris Rafferty:

Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, I am the youngest of four in a rambunctious Irish-American family. I became obsessed with books young, and still retain an image in my mind of the first book I took out of the library. I completed my first short story during “rest period” in first grade, first novel at eighteen, first rejection at eighteen…it took me a long time to believe I could be a writer, and longer to convince anyone else. Meanwhile, I filled the time earning my BA at U/Mass Boston, married the love of my life (who is also the baby of his family), had three perfect children (that I could wax poetic about for days, and often do), and got my third degree black belt in Parker Kenpo Karate (a life-changing event that took over a decade of challenging my mind and body). I’m a staunch advocate for people empowering themselves, emotionally and physically, to be their best selves, to not rely on others to keep them safe in a world that is not safe. And I believe creating/playing music is the closest thing to creating life that doesn’t eventually lead to diapers and drool. I play classical piano, love summer road trips, am a fanatic for warm water ocean, and one of my favorite things to do is to say I’ll start exercising tomorrow.

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2 responses to “Tempted by a Touch by Kris Rafferty: Review

  1. I’m so with you on reading books in order! I hate when I read a review for a book that sounds awesome and then see it’s the 4th in a series or something. Because even if it can be read as a stand alone I have a hard time doing it. I feel totally obligated to start at book one. And sometimes it’s like, “Gah! I don’t have time for yet another 6 books series!” LOL Yeah, first world problems.

    Too bad you weren’t really feeling the main characters in this one. Sounds like this one was screaming for a first person (or even dual) narrative.

    • Yes, I think I would have liked it more if it were 1st person for sure! I tend to prefer 1st person anyway, but sometimes 3rd person works! And yes, reading books out of order makes me batty!!! I didn’t realize this was book 2 either. Thats what I get for not paying attention!

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