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Thursday, April 16, 2009

T Is for Temptation by Jianne Carlo



T Is for Temptation by Jianne Carlo
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc.
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Suspense/Mystery, Fantasy, Time Travel
Length: Full (345 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 4 Cherries
Review by Lilac

Tallulah Trent, a conjuring witch with dicey powers, falls for Jake Mathews, her deceased husband's partner.

For months Tee's kept her secret. Not once during Jake's visits has she conjured anything peculiar. Then he makes love to her, on a raft in the middle of the Caribbean, and chocolate cupcakes pop up everywhere. Worse, she discovers he believes she and her dead husband embezzled millions from their company.

Jake knows Tee's keeping secrets, is positive they concern the persistent aroma of chocolate which seems to follow her. But when dead bodies start popping up and they all point to Tee, he feels a strange over-protective streak erupt.

The bottom falls out of Jake's world when Homeland Security comes after him and Tee. Thrown together on the run, they discover each other sexually, but trust doesn't always follow sex, at least not at first.

Full of the unexpected, T is for Temptation is a fun read featuring a witch with unusual powers and the man who wants her.

In the book, Jake Mathews has lusted after his business partner’s widow since the day he met her. But Tee is not quite over her bad marriage and her husband’s reaction to her abilities. She is reluctant to trust anyone and fears what Jake will do when he learns of her powers. But soon passion takes over and the two are in for some very eventful lovemaking as rose petals, cupcakes, and even gladiators seem to appear at the most inopportune times thanks to Tee’s lack of control over her conjuring abilities.

In addition to having to deal with Tee’s ability, the authorities are after the pair thanks to her unscrupulous husband is illegal activities. He has gotten the pair into a mess of trouble and Jake and Tee, along with the help of some of their friends, must figure a way out. In a twist I didn’t see coming the pair learns some interesting details about Jake’s past that turn out to be very useful as they try to solve their legal problems.

I really enjoyed the little twists in the story and the characters we meet as a result. The story is filled with strong, well-crafted characters including both the main characters as well as secondary characters such as Jake’s friend, Alex. Even the bad guys come across as believable and you are never quite sure who to trust or what will happen.

I also loved the exotic setting and the author definitely seems to have knowledge of the various locations. From Trinidad and Tobago to London to Scotland, with vivid descriptions and details the author made me feel as though I were actually there and I loved each new discovery about the settings.

While there were a couple of loose ends that I wish were tied up a bit better, overall this was a fun and cute story with a bit of suspense. It was definitely far from predictable and I never knew what was going to happen next in this complex story. The different twists and turns captured my attention and really helped to add to my enjoyment. T is for Temptation is a great read full of surprises!

1 comment:

Jianne Carlo said...

Thank you Lilac for that lovely review. I'm glad you enjoyed T is for Tempation.

Jianne Carlo