November 21, 2022 | Posted in:Release Day Blitz, Review

You’ve heard the story about the wedding planner who falls for the groom? Well, this is the one where she falls for his father. And that groom? He’s my ex.

TEMPT, an all-new scorching hot age gap, forbidden, small town romance, featuring a plus-sized heroine and her ex’s irresistible dad from USA Today bestselling author Melanie Harlow, is now available!

I didn’t realize who the gruff, gorgeous older man was the night he rescued me from a creep in a Manhattan hotel bar. All I knew was that a hot, bearded stranger with a protective streak showed up right when I needed a reminder that real gentlemen still exist.

(Although he left his manners behind after asking me up to his room.)

It was the hottest night of my life, but I never thought I’d see the former Navy SEAL again.

Imagine my surprise at the rehearsal dinner one week later, when my sexy one-night stand is introduced as the father of the groom. Even more surprising? That temptation we felt in New York was no fluke.

In public, we pretend there’s nothing between us.

In private, we can’t keep our hands off each other.

The situation is beyond complicated. Zach never even knew he’d fathered a child until recently, and he wants to earn his son’s trust and respect. As for me, I’m looking for a man who wants to start a family, and Zach has made it clear he’s not that man. He’s fifteen years older, newly divorced, and he lives across the country.

But no matter how many times we draw the line, we keep crossing it.

Nothing so wrong should ever feel so right.

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Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Tempt is the ninth book in the Cloverleigh Farms series by Melanie Harlow. It is also the fifth book in the second generation n the series. You can read each book as standalone but I recommend reading the series since it’s so fun, sexy, and heartfelt. Tempt is an age-gap, forbidden romance with a twist. Millie was looking for a plot twist and sure found one…
It all started at a hotel bar. Millie and Zach’s meet-cute is hot AF. The rest of the night they spend together is fire. It was just what Millie needed and nothing that Zach was even looking for. An unforgettable night with a complete stranger. A one-night stand with no-strings attached with someone who lives across the country, never to be seen again. Ready for that plot twist? It comes one month later at the rehearsal for a wedding she planned for her ex-boyfriend. It was time to meet the groom’s father…
There you go. Yep! He was the hot AF stranger from that hotel bar who made all of her orgasm dreams come true. Now, that’s a forbidden, naughty plot twist. At this point, they know they can’t go forward, right? Totally but they can’t seem to get enough of each other. Her curves make him weak in the knees. His demeanor makes her want him. It’s not only that but there was a connection from the very start. It was wrong but felt so right. 
My. God. This. Book. Is. Everything!! Some of my favorite tropes all rolled into one hit, delicious, and sweet package. I do believe it’s my favorite book in the second generation series. I do love a good age-gap story and that plot twist… I am here for it. And really, it’s not just the heat, these two are beautiful inside and out and have so much to figure out. It’s just fantastic and addictive. I am not sure if this is the end of the series or not but I hope not! 
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Everything about her was sexy. That hair—it hung down beyond her shoulders in blond satin waves. That body—those curves could make a grown man cry for mercy.
“You are infuriatingly, indecently beautiful,” I told her. “And I might never forgive you for making me want you so badly.” 
She put a hand over my cock, which strained against the denim. “Are you going to punish me for it?” 
“Hard and repeatedly.”
“I don’t want to be a good man tonight. I just want to be the one in your bed.”

About Melanie Harlow USA Today bestselling author Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her heels high, and her history with the naughty bits left in. When she’s not writing or reading, she gets her kicks from TV series like Ted, Lasso, Schitt’s Creek, and Fleabag. She occasionally runs three miles, but only so she can have more gin and steak.

Melanie is the author of the BELLAMY CREEK series, the CLOVERLEIGH FARMS series, the ONE & ONLY series, AFTER WE FALL series, the HAPPY CRAZY LOVE series, and the FRENCHED series. She lifts her glass to romance readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and pet rabbit.

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