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Tempting Sophia by Jessica Prince
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publishing Date: November 2nd, 2017
Having my heart broken once was enough to make me give up on the idea of love all together. Instead of searching for The One I decided to embrace variety and turn by back on monogamy. I made a living convincing women they didn’t need a man to feel complete.
And I totally rocked at it.
Until the man who shattered my happily ever after came waltzing back into my life, determined to make me fall for him all over again.
He claims that I’m the love of his life. He wants a second chance, and it seems like he’ll stop at nothing to tempt the hell out of me. But if Dominic Abbatelli thinks he can win me back with his puppy dog eyes, heartfelt apologies, and declarations of love then he’s…probably right.
AH! I’ve been waiting for this book since I read Seducing Lola (getting that self-promo, go read my review!) and met Sophie and Dominic for the first time and let me tell you, it was absolutely worth waiting for. I read the entire thing this afternoon and spoiler alert: I recommend it for sure!
Sophie and Dominic were a couple a million years ago. They were young and in love. Then Dominic had to shatter her heart to pieces and ruin everything.
Sophie has come a long way since then. Along with her two best friends, she’s now host of Girl Talk; a radio show where they give advice to their listeners when it comes to matters of the heart. She’s also almost completely over Dominic… if only he weren’t so irresistible and if only he weren’t so hell-bent on getting her back.
I was about to burn this book when I realized Dominic had cheated on Sophie. (Well he kind of did, some might not think he did.) I’m very forgiving but not when it comes to lies. That’s why I wasn’t a fan of Dominic at the beginning. All I kept thinking while reading this book was that if he’s done it before, he would do it again. It was very hard for me to think he’d actually changed. But the more I read, the more he won me over. He’s very sweet and I love his determination. He’s definitely book boyfriend material.
Sophie is a badass, strong, independent woman and I’m sure everyone is going to love her. It’s hard to not love her personality. I was a fan of her since the beginning when I realized she was going to take things slow with Dominic and she wasn’t going to immediately fall back into his arms—although Dominic wasn’t a huge fan of that. LOL.
I recommend this book to all of my fellow contemporary romance lovers out there. It is a not-too-slow/not-too-fast paced second chance story with dual POV. The connection between Dominic and Sophia is undeniable and their story is definitely worth reading. Tempting Sophia will have y’all melting from the steam and believing in second chances.
4 / 5 flowers
“I can still tell when you’re lying,” he murmured, this time even closer than before. When I turned back, our faces were barely an inch from one another. It would’ve been so easy to lean in and press my lips to his. I still remembered how they felt against mine, how he could start a kiss so soft only to take it somewhere carnal a second later. “You get that little wrinkle between your eyes right here.” The tip of his finger gently stroked the skin between my eyes.
I sat frozen for several seconds before my brain reengaged and I pulled back, casting a furtive glance around the table. “Okay, look,” I whispered, leaning in closer. “This is how this is going to go. You’re my best friend’s brother, which means you’re going to be a part of her big day, which means I’m going to be stuck having to breathe the same air as you on occasion whether I like it or not. Because I love her and want this to be the best time in her life, I’m going to agree to put our past aside and be civil. But I am not doing this for you. Are we clear? I’m doing this for her. So please, don’t make this any harder than it already is.” Despite starting out strong, my voice turned weak on that last sentence, belying the pain I still acutely felt.
I watched with awe as Dominic’s face grew soft, making him even more handsome. “You know, no matter what you believe, I didn’t do any of this to hurt you, butterfly.”
“Please,” I pleaded. “Stop calling me that.”
“I’ll make you a deal. I’ll stop calling you that if you stop avoiding me like I have the plague. We work in the same building, for Christ’s sake. Can you at least pretend you don’t want to set me on fire every time you see me?”
Oh, if only he knew what I really wanted to do to him every time I saw him. But that would give him all the power.
“Okay, deal.” I extended my hand and successfully warded off a shiver when his large fingers engulfed mine in a shake. Quirking a brow, I gave him a skeptical look and said, “But this is for Lola… right?”
He grinned a sexy Cheshire cat grin that showed off his perfect white teeth. “Whatever makes you feel better, baby.”
I was fucked.
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Born and raised around Houston Texas, Jessica spent most of her life complaining about the heat, humidity, and all around pain in the ass weather. It was only as an adult that she quickly realized the cost of living in Houston made up for not being able to breathe when she stepped outside. That’s why God created central air, after all.
Jessica is the mother of a perfect little boy–she refuses to accept that he inherited her attitude and sarcastic nature no matter what her husband says.
In addition to being a wife and mom, she’s also a wino, a coffee addict, and an avid lover of all types of books–romances still being her all time favs. Her husband likes to claim that reading is her obsession but she just says it’s a passion…there’s a difference. Not that she’d expect a boy to understand.
Jessica has been writing since she was a little girl, but thankfully grew out of drawing her own pictures for her stories before ever publishing her first book. Because an artist she is not.