Chasing Temptation by Joya Ryan
Series: Chasing Love #2
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: October 20, 2014
Publisher: Entangled Brazen
Format: eARC, 149 pages
How I got it: From the publisher
Add it: Goodreads
Buy it: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Good things come in naughty packages...
What does it take to turn a good girl bad? Sick of her interfering brother nosing into her love life―and by proxy, her sex life—Penny Diamond has decided she needs a break from her "girl next door" reputation. And she knows exactly who can help her… Tall, lean, and impossibly intense Sebastian Strafford is rumored to have a sexual appetite with a decidedly wicked flavor.
Unfortunately, he's also her brother's best friend.
Sebastian doesn't do relationships. Getting involved with Penny―and giving into that carnal thirst he's tried to ignore all these years―is just about the worst idea ever. But he'll be damned if she turns to anyone else for her "education." So Sebastian makes her a deal: just two weeks to indulge in every sensual sin imaginable. Now he just has to keep himself from falling for the good girl. Especially when she's so deliciously bad...
With releases like Chasing Trouble and Chasing Temptation, Joya Ryan now sits atop my list of favorite Brazen authors right alongside Tessa Bailey, Diane Alberts and Samanthe Beck. Though her novels are short in length, she doesn’t skimp on the character development or the sexiness. If you’re looking for a steamy little novel with characters who will work their way into your mind and hearts, look no further than her Chasing Love series. Chasing Temptation is the second book in Joya’s Chasing Love series. Each novel is a standalone, but I still recommend reading both because you’ll want the whole story and they’re both great reads.
Chasing Temptation is a delightfully sexy romance between Penny and Sebastian. Penny is just out of a relationship with a man who thought she was too vanilla. Sebastian is a player who doesn’t do relationships. She’s looking to expand her sexual horizons and she has her eyes set on her brother’s best friend, Sebastian. Sebastian’s been attracted to her for years, but his friendship with her overly-protective brother has kept him from making his move. Sebastian doesn’t do relationships and his flings have a two-week expiration date. That keeps feelings from getting involved and someone getting hurt. After Penny propositions Sebastian, he agrees to give her two weeks. Will they last that long? Will one of them wind up with feelings for the other, thus making things messy? Will they live happily ever after? You’ll have to read to find out.
This book was so freaking good, y’all. I loved Penny from the start and I’d be lying if I didn’t say Sebastian was totally drool-worthy. Alpha male lawyer? Yes, please. Sign me up. I love a man who can rock a suit. Penny and Sebastian had so much chemistry, it was addictive. There was so much heat and passion between the two of them, I thought my iPad was going to catch fire. But more than their sexy time, I just loved their story. They challenged each other to see themselves in a different light. I desperately hoped they could find a way to stay together beyond two weeks. They were so well-suited for each other, I knew they’d make a great couple.
The Chasing Love series just keeps getting better and I can’t wait to see what Joya gives us next. The characters, the romance, the sexy times… it was all delightful and addictive. If you’re looking for a new favorite Brazen series, this could be the one. It’s definitely at the top of my list.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.