Series: An Unlikely Hero #2
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Source: ARC, NetGalley
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.
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: no
- Trope: mortal peril, second chance
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: series
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »not for the main couple; but, there is an epilogue that opens a few questions « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes for Harper and Lucas « Hide Spoiler
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!