A Forbidden Temptation by Anne Mather
Published by Harlequin Presents
Publication Date: March 1st 2016
Genres: Romance, Contemporary
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An unwanted desire…
With the death of his wife still raw, Jack Connolly's mood is dark and dangerous. He's not looking for a woman, until he meets buttoned-up but beautiful Grace Spencer, who stirs his senses back to life. Yet Jack cannot act on his feelings, as Grace belongs to another!
An impossible affair…
Trapped in a fake relationship to safeguard her family, Grace knows crossing the line with Jack would risk everything she holds dear. Beneath the hunger she sees in Jack's eyes is the promise of something more…but is it enough for her to surrender to a taste of the forbidden?
Jack Connolly is living in England these days. His wife died in a car accident and it’s been two years of…talking to her ghost. He’s rebuilding a house in England and using the time and money he inherited from his late grandmother to fix his house up. He’s doing the work himself and he’s sailing around in his boat. His sister in law Deb keeps calling to check up on him and wondering when he’s coming back to his homeland of Ireland.
The thing is, he’s not returning.
When he meets Grace Spencer, attraction stirs within him. It’s been a long time since his interest has been caught but every time he sees Grace, the attraction grows and her having a boyfriend already hasn’t done away with the burning desire he has for her.
Grace does not have a boyfriend. The guy that she used to date is still known as her boyfriend because her father invested a lot of money in that guy’s website and it didn’t pan out so that boyfriend lost her father’s money and she’s keeping him around to ensure that he pays her father back. She doesn’t even like the guy so she’s suffering in silence because her mother has cancer and her parents have enough to worry about. They shouldn’t have to worry about the shit she brought to the family.
When she meets Jack, she thinks he’s a friend of her “boyfriend” so she’s not keen on meeting him or having anything to do with him. It doesn’t matter that he’s hot as shit. She can’t touch so she’s not…thing is, she wants him and that doesn’t go away.
I want to say that there was some part of this book that I liked but I can’t. I thought Jack was an okay hero, Grace got on my nerves in the beginning and I never warmed up to her even after finishing the book. I almost DNF’d this book three different times but pushed through to see if it got any better. The book was slow from beginning to end and it was such a short book. It just wasn’t my cup of tea.
Grade: 1 out of 5