Tempting Trouble by Savannah Stuart/Katie Reus
Author: Savannah Stuart/Katie Reus
Story 1: Tempting Witness
When Madison Dubois witnesses a terrible crime, she goes to the only place she knows she’ll be safe, Detective Rafe Jackson’s house. Rafe has been in love with Madison Dubois for longer than he cares to admit. Unfortunately for him, she views him as a big brother. Or so he thinks. When she shows up on his doorstep terrified for her life, he has no choice but to keep her safe. Undeniable sparks fly when they’re forced to share a roof but unless he can keep her alive, their relationship might not have a chance to even start.
*NOVELLA* Story 2: Better Late Than Never (bonus short story)
For the past year Randall Phillips has kept his distance from sexy Lindsay Taylor. When she’s in a car accident, everything is put into perspective and he throws all his rules out the window. They share a heated kiss but for the weeks she’s on temporary leave she ignores his calls. Now that it’s her first day back at work, he plans to convince her they’re meant to be together. When he finally gets her alone he shows her all the physical pleasures she’s been missing out on. Can he convince her he’s playing for keeps?
Review: I absolutely loved this book! This is only the second book I have read by the author, both of them novellas, but I definitely plan to remedy that in the near future! Immediately after I read this one, I went online and bought a couple of her full length titles.
Tempting Trouble is really two short stories put together, but to be honest the second one is far shorter – so much so that it was difficult to connect with the characters. But WOW, the first one alone is worth buying this one for! It has two of my favorite themes wrapped up together for one scorching read – I love romances where one of the main characters has been crushing on the other for years (even more so when they both have!), and I love when we have a guy who ends up falling for his best friends little sister. So that fact that this had both had me excited to get started on this one. The author’s writing however, really shot it out of the park! Everything was so exquisitely well done and deeply poignant that I didn’t want it to end. Which brings me to my only complaint – I wish it had been longer. Believe me though, the author works with what she has here….it is action packed, emotional, and with enough sexual chemistry to warm you up on even the coldest of nights! I will definitively be having withdrawals after this one! Can’t wait to read more from this exceptional author!
As a side note – these are previously published works, so if you are a huge fan of the author buy with caution…:)