Friday, 1 January 2016

Tempted (The Wicked Woodleys #3) by Jess Michaels

Synopsis from Goodreads:

The youngest son of the Woodley clan, Gabriel has been obsessed with bringing his missing twin sister home since she disappeared over two years ago. His drive has forced him to block out all else, including any feelings he may have for the beautiful Juliet Gray. But when she is brought to London by Gabriel’s mother, avoiding the desire she inspires becomes impossible. 

Juliet never wanted to come to London in the first place, especially since she knows she won’t be able to avoid Gabriel, who has been both confusing and drawing her from the moment they met. But to give her father a chance at happiness, she’ll stay in town. When Gabriel asks for her help in finding his sister, explosive secrets will be spilled and long suppressed longings will overflow. But will their search bring them love or expose them to a danger that could destroy all they’ve built?

My review:

I haven't read any of the books from this series so this for me was a standalone novel, which was fine.

I enjoyed the story, it was the sort of book you read to relax, in times when you don't want to think too hard about the plot. It was quick, no fluffy descriptions, just straight to the point which kept it going along quite nicely.

I liked the characters of Lady Woodley and Jed Gray and it was nice to read more into their story of love and separation as they were both quite realistically written into the story.

On the other hand I could not quite get along with both Gabriel and Juliet. Juliet supposedly had one previous love encounter when she fell in love with a man with a title. But the way she was behaving around Gabriel and the way she talked and offered herself up to him just didn't sit with her story. She came across very confident in all things intimate, which is not a bad thing but it didn't go with her history.

And Gabriel just annoyed me. He is a thinker and scientist, but I found the parts where he would tell Juliet how he studied her pleasure and anatomy quite cringe worthy. I felt that this kind of talk wasn't necessary.

Overall it was a enjoyable quick read and I would definitely read more book written by Jess Michaels.

Thank you Netgalley for allowing me to read this lovely book in exchange for an honest review.

My rating: 3/5

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