Opening Sentence: Sophie Dempsey didn’t like Temptation even before the Garveys smashed into her ’86 Civic, broke her sister’s sunglasses, and confirmed all her worst suspicions about people from small towns who drove beige Cadillacs.
Synopsis: All Sophie Dempsey wants is to live a quiet life taping weddings for her video company. After all, she and her sister Amy come from less-than-respectable roots. But when a video assignment brings them to Temptation, Ohio, Sophie gets a bad feeling immediately. A bad feeling that begins with a car wreck, that turns to a confrontation, that leads to a run-in with Mayer Phineas Tucker. With a name like Phineas, Sophie expects an octogenarian, not the unnervingly sexy man who makes her feel things she’d rather not admit to feeling. Sophie wants to shoot the video and get out of town. Phin Tucker wants to play pool with the police chief and keep things peaceful. But Sophie’s video is causing an uproar with the ever-so-proper citizens of Temptation: The tape is turning into an erotic video, and Phin is pressured to put a stop to it. As events spiral out of control, both Sophie and Phin get more than they bargained for: gossip, blackmail, adultery, murder, vehicular abuse of a corpse, and slightly perverse but really excellent sex. All hell breaks loose in Temptation as Sophie and Phin fall deeper and deeper in trouble…and in love.
Comments: I’m not usually into romance novels, but Welcome to Temptation was a decent read. The characters were well rounded, not the standard clichés I am used to in this genre. I like the term ‘Vanilla Porn’ which I read for the first time in this book. I think it is a term that could probably be applied here. This is a good book with a real storyline and I enjoyed it.
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