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Friday, July 6, 2012

Review: Tempting the Best Man by J. Lynn

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Tempting the Best Man by J. Lynn 
Pages: 172
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Genre: Adult Romance
#1 in Series
Madison Daniels has worshipped her brother's best friend since they were kids. Everyone thinks she and Chase Gamble would make the perfect couple, but there are two major flaws in their logic. 1) Chase has sworn off relationships of any kind, and 2) after blurring the line between friends and lovers for one night four years ago, they can't stop bickering.

Forced together for her brother's wedding getaway, Chase and Madison decide to call a truce for the happy couple. Except all bets are off when they're forced to shack up in a tacky 70’s honeymoon suite and survive a multitude of "accidents" as the family tries to prove their "spark" can be used than for more than fighting. That is, if they don't strangle each other first…
Quick Thoughts

Yep. Basically.


Um... where did my panties go?
Wow. Just... wow. That's how amazing this book was, I'm just completely speechless.

J. Lynn is the pseudonym for Jennifer L. Armentrout-- a woman whom, I must say, has solidified herself as one of my top 10 favorite authors of all time. Jennifer truly has a gift for creating relatable female protagonists, and steaming hot men that know how to get a girl all hot and bothered. Her writing style is superb, just the right amount of dialogue and description to balance each other out, and her plots are on point.

Ladies, get out the ice packs and hand held fans, because Chase Gamble is IN THE HOUSE.
Obligatory swooning
That man was just delectable. He and Maddie have quite a background together, and I loved how the basis for their relationship wasn't just the massive and all-encompasing sexual tension that drew them together. They had a solid foundation, years and years of knowing each other.

But, damn, the sexual tension KILLED me! Both Maddie and Chase are holding back on what they really want, because they're afraid they'll get hurt, and they think it's not the right thing to do. I just wanted to grab them and smoosh their mouths together. Maddie just kept pushing him back, and pushing back. Why? Why on earth would anyone deny Chase Gamble? He was so seductive and charming, and downright sexy! In a way though, the endless tension only made it that much better when they finally do give in and make love, because then it's just a feeling of, "Ah, finally." But, of course, Jennifer being the amazing author that she is, can't give us a pretty little happily ever after. Just because they finally do the mattress mambo doesn't mean everything is fine in Maddie land.

I have to say that even though Maddie and Chase take their sweet ass time to have sex, there's still some really great scenes leading up to it that just---whoo boy. Yeah. Mm-hmm. Trust me, you're not totally unsatisfied while you wait.

A lot of what happened was just a terrible case of miscommunication, and it's times like that where I really get frustrated, because if either Maddie or Chase would open their mouths and explain, with just a few little words, what's going on, EVERYTHING WOULD BE FINE.

Either way, the ending was great, and I know that there will be 2 more companion books, featuring Chase's two brothers, Chad and Chandler, both of which are just as sexy and compelling as Chase.

5 out of 5 stars

Who Should Read This Book?

Basically, anyone that wants a fantastically written romance full of sexual tension. There's a lot of steamy scenes, so that's always a plus. The plot-line may not be out of this world brand new, but it's definitely enjoyable. PICK IT UP!

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