Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Review: Far Too Tempting by Lauren Blakely

Jane Black has written the breakup album of the century, earning her a Grammy, a huge legion of new fans, and the pressure to repeat her success. Sure, the heartbreak from her husband’s unconventional abandonment might have been her inspiration, but it hasn’t done her any favors in the dating department. So when Matthew Harrigan, the toughest music journalist out there, asks for an interview, Jane agrees—as long as her personal life is completely off-limits. 

British, gorgeous, and way too tempting, Matthew’s the first guy Jane’s been attracted to since her husband. As she spends more time with him and their relationship heats up, though, so does her writer’s block. How can the queen of the break up pen the perfect follow-up when she’s seriously in love?

4 Star Review by Faith Dotson

Jane Black is heading back to New York with her son after winning album of the year…what a high she is on, right? Can you imagine a story about a hot WOMAN rock star and the man that stole her heart??? Well Lauren Blakley has done it again!!!

She is an indie-rock star whose last album was based off her devastating break up from her soon to be ex-husband, whom she still loves. While she is pending the divorce, she is receiving pressure from her record label and manager to produce another Grammy winning album and while she is doing all this, she manages to produce some form of normalcy for her son. But what she really didn’t expect was music critic, Matthew Harrigan, playing a big role in her life.

“Please let me kiss you again. I can’t take it. I can’t stand this. Do whatever you want. Objectify me again. I can’t stand not being with you.”

He is British, funny, smart, sensual, and sexy. Did I mention…Brit…who wouldn’t want all that wrapped up in one little package? With his own job expectations, why not follow Jane around while she writes and prepares for her next album. But Matthew soon recognizes that you must separate business from pleasure when an opportunity arises for him.

“You will always have more with me, Jane. Don’t you realize that now? I have and absolutely insatiable appetite when it comes to you.”

But if your heart's been stomped on, your emotions shattered, your feelings maddeningly unrequited, then you stand a much better chance of writing an opus.

The playfulness between these two is endearing and fun. They both are so engaging and fun. I wanted these two to work right from the first mention of his name. I found myself telling Jane, “Girl, stop thinking so much. This man wants you!”

You will find yourself going through the journey with Jane from a devastated woman to someone who has learned to let go of the past and head into the future with her arms wide open. It wasn’t all about the romance between Matthew and Jane. The family aspect is what made this story, believable.

“I need to let go. But not of Aidan. I need to say good-bye to the woman I used to be. Because there’s a better me now. A stronger me, a happier me. I’m the person I want to be. I don’t need a man to be happy, and I don’t need a man to be unhappy. I just need me, and I like who I am—mom, sister, daughter, friend.”  

If you are looking for a rocking contemporary romance…look no further. The flirty banter, the sexy emails, and the heart finally healing so that you are able to move on, and secondary characters that are smart, fun and likable….you will find it right here!!!

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