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Review: Tempt by Melanie Harlow

You’ve heard the story about the wedding planner who falls for the groom?

Well, this is the one where she falls for his father.

And that groom? He’s my ex.

I didn’t realize who the gruff, gorgeous older man was the night he rescued me from a creep in a Manhattan hotel bar. All I knew was that a hot, bearded stranger with a protective streak showed up right when I needed a reminder that real gentlemen still exist.

(Although he left his manners behind after asking me up to his room.)

It was the hottest night of my life, but I never thought I’d see the former Navy SEAL again.

Imagine my surprise at the rehearsal dinner one week later, when my sexy one-night stand is introduced as the father of the groom. Even more surprising? That temptation we felt in New York was no fluke.

In public, we pretend there’s nothing between us.

In private, we can’t keep our hands off each other.

The situation is beyond complicated. Zach never even knew he’d fathered a child until recently, and he wants to earn his son’s trust and respect. As for me, I’m looking for a man who wants to start a family, and Zach has made it clear he’s not that man. He’s fifteen years older, newly divorced, and he lives across the country.

But no matter how many times we draw the line, we keep crossing it.

Nothing so wrong should ever feel so right.

This series is one of my favorites, but age gap isn’t usually my thing so I was hesitant to jump on this story. I’m happy to report that I loved everything about Millie and Zach’s story. Yes, he was older but he was also so likeable that I didn’t care (I usually do). They meet in a bar in New York and have a hot one-night stand after being stranded due to bad weather. They have the time of their lives but never expect to see one another again, so it’s quite a shock when Millie, the wedding planner for her ex-boyfriend’s wedding, is introduced to the groom’s father.

Besides the obvious, there are other logistical concerns that require this to be just a fling. She lives in Michigan and he’s in San Diego. He’s never wanted marriage or children but Millie very badly wants both. In the middle of it all, she’s struggling with the urge to change careers, quit her job and start her own business, which is a terrifying prospect in itself, so Millie’s got a lot going on but she handles it like a boss. Zach is perfect for her and one of the things I really loved about their story is that all of the conflict comes from other sources, it’s not between the two of them.

This is another fantastic installment in a great series and I’m so glad that I gave this book a chance. I received an ARC from Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review.

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