ARC: Tempted In the Tropics by Tracy March

Posted on 11/18/2013 in Book Review / 4 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

ARC: Tempted In the Tropics by Tracy MarchTempted In the Tropics by Tracy March
Series: Suddenly Smitten #2
Published by Entangled: Bliss on 9/9/2013
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Fiction, Romance
Pages: 120
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher

The only thing they agree on is the sultry heat between them.\r\n\r\nPaige Ellerbee’s life is far from perfect after moving back to small-town Maple Creek—there’s her struggling bakery, Sweet Bee’s; her aging father; and the fact she’s practically the only single girl in town. But when Lane Anderson, the town’s hot—and young!—new doctor, moves in next door, she wouldn’t mind receiving some intensive care…until their first conversation starts a feud.\r\n\r\nLane came to Maple Creek to lay low after inadvertently being associated with a pill-prescribing scandal. When the gorgeous blonde next door asks for his help with a program that could raise eyebrows, he has to refuse. He's been burned in the past when blinded by love, yet Paige's feisty personality has his blood running hot.\r\n\r\nWhen a little matchmaking lands Lane at Paige’s best friend’s wedding in St. Lucia, suddenly the romantic island vibe tempts them to kiss and make up. A temporary truce might be just what they both want—but forever love might be more than they can agree on.

Tempted in the Tropics by Tracy March was a cute follow-up to her knock-em-outta-the-park romance, The Practice Proposal.

I thoroughly enjoyed The Practice Proposal, so when I was approached by Tracy March’s publisher to review Temped In the Tropics, I jumped and said yes.  While Tempted In the Tropics is not the stronger of these two novels in the series, it was still a lot of fun to read and I look forward to returning to the series if she plans to put more out.

Tempted In the Tropics picks up exactly where The Practice Proposal leaves off: Liza Sutherland is planning her wedding to first-baseman Cole Collins and she wants her best friend, Paige Ellerbee to stand up as Maid of Honor in the wedding.  Paige is happy to do it, but she’s got her own issues in life and they include her aging (and ailing) father, a bakery she is trying to keep afloat in a town full of elderly, and oh yeah, a hot young thaaaang of a doctor (Lane Anderson) who moves to town temporarily who may or may not be making her girl parts go all aflutter.

This book did not have the connection between the characters that I felt in The Practice Proposal and I don’t know if that was just me suffering from book burnout, or just a flaw in the book, but I DID enjoy reading it nonetheless.  My favorite bits were when the group travels to the Caribbean for the wedding and sparks fly between Paige and Lane.  And boy did they.

March writes the embarrassing moments really well, because I felt my own cheeks turn pink during scenes that I could picture happening to me, knowing my own luck.  She also writes the scenery well, because I was once again sucked in, and it was a welcome vacation in my head to the tropics, especially as it’s getting cold outside in real life!

Overall, I think romance fans will like this, and you do not need to have read The Practice Proposal to “get it” for this one.  Nab it up, settle in with some hot cocoa and enjoy!

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Jennifer is both a book nerd and professional photographer. That means she lives in the fantasy world all the time, whether of her making, or someone else's. She collects books like the Duggar family collects kids, and began waiting for her Hogwarts letter at the tender age of 33.


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