Temptation by J.D. Hawkins

TemptationTemptation by J.D. Hawkins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

 

 

Temptation by JD Hawkins
Release Date: August 29th
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Photographer: Wander Aguiar
Cover Model: Collin V.

 


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Synopsis

What happens when the boy you’ve wanted your whole life finally wants you back?

I’m used to taking what I want, being the best at what I do. During the day, I make big bucks as New York’s premier consultant. At night, I can get any girl I lay my eyes on. I thought this life was what I wanted: working hard and playing harder–with penthouse apartments, luxury cars and bottle service every weekend. After six years in the city, I know I’ve been living like a monster for too long. I need to get my act together. I need to find something real. I need to come home.

LA means family and a fresh start. My parents and my friends who are close enough to be siblings.

And Melina.

Melina is nerdy smart, with a challenging sense of humor and legs for miles. It’s so hard to describe her…enigmatically beautiful. I’m sure there’s a word for it in French. But I know there’s a naughty girl hiding behind that shy smile that I’m dying to drag out.

There was always something between us. I never forgot her laugh, never could get her off my mind. Nobody ever seemed to notice how my body would react when I was near Melina, how much more focused I became—maybe not even Melina herself. But this time it’s different.

The more time we spend together, the more I wonder if there was something there all along. After so long in the fast lane, I don’t know if I can handle settling down. But seeing Melina’s passion, I’m tempted beyond belief.

I have to admit it: temptation is hard to resist

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“5- Believe in yourself like I believe in you Stars!

I want to start my review by saying that I’ve read the last three books that J.D.Hawkins has written and each story is better than the last.
I gotta say, J.D. you outdid yourself with this one.
I loved it!
The story, the characters, the writing, and the sexual tension between Wyatt and Melina was sexy, sensual, and hot as hell.

I love the friends to lover trope and this book gave the reader an amazing backstory of the history, moments, and memories they shared as children which led to an undeniable attraction as adults.
I really liked how the author wrote how the characters could truly be themselves around one another. There were no masks or fake fronts.
The reader could “sense” how Wyatt and Melina had known each other so long they could read each other’s mannerisms and facial expressions like it was second nature.


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Wyatt and Melina also knew that once they crossed the line from friends to lovers they had to keep it a secret until they could figure out what they, themselves have and what they now want from one another.


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Wyatt and Melina’s story was engaging and a wonderful read.
I was cheering for them right until the very end, and I loved the epilogue!

Kudos J.D. for a wonderfully written story.
I highly recommend this book!


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About the Author

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JD Hawkins writes erotic romance with modern-classic alpha males and strong, independent women. He currently lives with his wife in Austin, TX. He loves to travel and has lived in many places, including LA, New York City, India and Thailand. When he isn’t writing, JD enjoys surfing, training in Mixed Martial Arts, reading and taking naps. He once dreamed of becoming a ballerina. He’s always loved making up stories, especially ones inspired by real life.

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***Release and Review** of COCKY CHEF by J.D. Hawkins

Cocky ChefCocky Chef by J.D. Hawkins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

 

 

 

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Synopsis

You can call me arrogant as much as you want. But when you’re the best at what you do and have the hottest restaurant on the west coast, with enough Michelin stars to make Gordon Ramsay’s head spin, you’ve earned the right to your confidence.

When I give an instruction in the kitchen, it’s not a suggestion–it’s an order. So when a new chef thinks she can do things her way and dares to say so to my face, even her sharp wit and gorgeous pouty lips don’t make it okay.

But I have to admit, she’s got talent. She’s creative in the kitchen and not even that double-breasted chef jacket can hide her perfect body. As I get to know her, I can’t help wanting to know everything she thinks. I’ve never met a more talented chef. And I’ve never met a sassier and sexier woman in my life.

There’s only one way this push and pull can end.

With her in my bed, begging for more.

 

My thoughts


“5 – if you can’t stand the heat, then get out of the kitchen stars!”

I absolutely adored this story!

This book had everything I love in a contemporary romance.

The characters were well developed and well written.

Willow and Cole had amazing chemistry, great bantering and off the charts sex scenes.

They were smart, strong, charismatic, kick-ass characters that were great to read about and to get to know.
They complimented one another perfectly!

I was engaged in the story from the beginning right till the very end.
I really enjoyed the storyline. (I wonder if the author got hungry while researching and writing about these fabulous dishes and wonderful ingredients?)

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I highly recommend this book if you’re looking for interesting, charismatic characters, great writing, and a wonderful story.

About the Author

JD Hawkins writes erotic romance with modern-classic alpha males and strong, independent women. He currently lives with his wife in Los Angeles, CA. He loves to travel and has lived in many places, including New York City, India and Thailand. When he isn’t writing, JD enjoys surfing, training in Mixed Martial Arts, reading and taking naps. He’s always loved making up stories, especially ones inspired by real life.

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**Book Tour, Excerpt and Review** of Unprofessional by J.D. Hawkins

UnprofessionalUnprofessional by J.D. Hawkins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

 

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Release Date: March 22nd
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Designer: Letitia Hasser from RBA Designs
Model: Christian Hogue

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Synopsis

What happens when the internet’s favorite playboy falls in love?
I have the best job in the world. Date beautiful women and write about it.
But I want to take it to the next level: instead of writing about my experiences make it into an online reality show.
But here is the catch. My boss wants me to share the show with a woman co-host. And he wants that woman to be my best friend and co-worker, Margo.
I’ll date beautiful women and she’ll date hot men. Sounds fair enough.
So now I have to watch her fake date hot men. I used to love going home with a different woman every night, but suddenly this isn’t as fun. Seeing Margo with anyone else is driving me crazy.

And the more time I spend with her working on the show, the less I want to keep our relationship in the friends’ zone. And the harder it is to stop myself from imagining her bent over the copier.
Things are about to get unprofessional.


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My thoughts

“5 – The ending will always be the same Stars!”

Let me start out by saying that this is the first book I’ve read by J.D. Hawkins and the first full-length romance/erotica novel I read by a male author. I gotta tell ya, I really like this author’s voice.

This is one of my favorite story-lines; when best friends cross that line and become something more.
I loved Owen and Margo’s characters.
I really enjoyed the history they shared and the strong friendship they have, which is why they so strongly fight the attraction they have for one another.
Owen and Margo were smart, funny, and entertaining.


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The story and writing were great.
The characters were likable, interesting and well developed, and I was engaged in the story right till the very end.


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I highly recommend this book!

Excerpt

“Thank god you live on the ground floor,” I say, as I rummage for her keys in her bag with one hand while keeping her from falling with the other. It’s not that I haven’t been to Margo’s place before, but when we hang out it’s usually at work functions or the occasional bar, and at the moment I can’t shake the feeling that I’m intruding a little.
“You know, you’re really fucking hot,” she slurs, giggling. My cock stirs at the brush of her lips so close to my neck, her warm breath against my skin. I have to shake it off.
“And you’re really fucking drunk,” I reply with a forced laugh, as the key finally catches and I kick the door open.
“No…I mean it,” she says as I step into her apartment, still holding her in my arms. “You’re like…the most beautiful man.”
“That’s very sweet of you,” I say, as I open a few wrong doors (closet, bathroom) until I find her bedroom. I walk in and lay her down on the bed, then pull away, setting her bag on the night table. “You should probably just rest a bit, let it pass.” I unlace her boots and ease them off gently, setting them on the floor before straightening up to go. This feels familiar, although I haven’t carried a too-drunk Margo home from a party and put her to bed since our undergrad years. “You need anything? Water, or—”
“Yeah.” Margo smiles.
“What?”
Instead of answering, she mischievously beckons me closer. I look at her, dress rolling up around her thighs, twisting her body up in the sheets, my imagination starting to whirl a little.
“Come here!” she yelps impatiently.
This could mean trouble—the problem is, I like trouble. I groan and go nearer to the bed.
“Closer,” she giggles, and I’m taken with the smile, the way she grinds into the bed…
“What?”
Her hand pulls on my shirt, her smile goes and instead her mouth is open now, weakened like she’s preparing to kiss me. I could so easily fall into her here, so easily bring my mouth onto hers, put my own hands under her clothes. I can almost taste her, appetite stirring…
Except being a real man doesn’t just mean knowing when to make a move, it also means knowing when you shouldn’t.
“Nice try,” I say, pulling back.
Margo laughs and pounds her fists onto the bed with disappointment.
“But I need to see what’s under your shirt. You still got those Grand Canyon abs, I bet.”
“Ok. That’s my cue to go,” I say, half-out the door. “See you tomorrow.”
“No! Come on! Please! I remember the view was fucking amazing. Just a little peek. A tiny little peek for old time’s sake. Come on, Owen! Don’t be an asshole. You know you want to show it off.”
I look back at her, hand on the doorknob, and find myself laughing.
“Happy now?” I say, pulling up my shirt a little way.
Margo screams and falls back onto her pillows laughing.
“I knew it! Just as perfect as that night you got locked out of the girl’s dorm,” she says, as I close the door and leave.
When I get back to my car, I’m still smiling.”


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JD Hawkins writes erotic romance with modern-classic alpha males and strong, independant women. He currently lives with his wife in Los Angeles, CA. He loves to travel and has lived in many places, including New York City, India and Thailand. When he isn’t writing, JD enjoys surfing, training in Mixed Martial Arts, reading and taking naps. He’s always loved making up stories, especially ones inspired by real life.

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