Tempting Mr. Parker by Delilah Hunt
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Length: Short Story (106 pages)
Rating: 4 cherries
Review by: Dogwood
Thirty-nine year old CEO and architect Caden Parker is in love with Shakara James. For years he’s kept his attraction to the alluring stripper a secret, masking his guilty desire with disdain and contempt. When his hunger for the twenty-one year old becomes too hot to handle, he reveals his feelings, even though he’s afraid she’ll be disgusted and reject him.
Shakara yearns for the day when Caden, her best friend’s brother, will look beyond her poverty and the choices she was forced to make as a teenage runaway. As Cade’s feelings come to light, Shakara is stunned and overjoyed, but will there be consequences for their love?
Sex so hot I had to get my laptop a fire extinguisher! SIZZLE!!!!
The lovely Shakara James is best friends with heiress Julie Parker, but despite the attraction she feels for Julie's brother Cade, Cade has made it clear he does not like Shakara hanging out with his little sister, as he is certain Shakara is a bad influence.
Shakara is determined to make it on her own. She will not to be homeless and on the streets again, even if it means she has to take every legitimate job she can get to prevent that from happening.
Well respected and wealthy businessman, Cade Parker feels that the much younger Shakara should not come to visit his sister -- after all, Shakara is a stripper who has been raised on the streets and has no family and a questionable background. Even though Cade has always been half in love with the dark-skinned beauty, he feels protective of Julie and feels it's his place to steer her into a better direction. And what if Shakara is really after their money?
Julie is tired of her older brother dictating her life. She's twenty-one now, old enough to choose her own friends. She feels her brother is being unreasonable because he places too much importance on what the social snobs of Rhode Island think.
When these two opposites finally find themselves ensnared by Cupid's arrow, can Cade convince Shakara that they actually have a shot at a “happily ever-after” even when the odds are stacked against them?
Delilah Hunt did a good job at writing a story full of controversy and stumbling blocks. Main characters, Cade and Shakara, had so much to overcome that many times it seemed as though they could never work it out.
I couldn't help but cheer and pull for them while I was reading this story. The sex scenes were extremely hot and sizzled the edges right off the pages. This book provided a lot of emotional turmoil as well; one minute I was extremely happy for the characters, the next I was crying with them for their heartbreak. The secondary characters were well thought-out and very unique. This story flowed so well I had a hard time putting it down. I would have no problem recommending this story to a friend and have added it to my list of keepers.
Can total opposites make a Happily Ever After? Find out in this story! As you may see, with an open-mind all things are possible.