TEMPT ME TONIGHT
Believable characters and scorching love scenes enhance this emotionally complex novel. The strong emotional bond between the protagonists will enthrall readers. Unfortunately, a
frequently frustrating heroine and a cliched story detract from this tale of rediscovered love.
Trish Henderson left Eden,
Ind., a heartbroken teenager, but she returns a confident woman and successful lawyer. Still, Trish has never gotten over Joe Ramsey, her first love, or the heartbreak he caused her. Back in town to complete some family business, she decides to seduce Joe and then leave him. She never expects to become addicted to the pleasure only he can bring her.
Facing an adult Joe is harder than
she expected. As they heal old hurts, Trish isn't sure she has truly forgiven him for the past. Her ill-conceived plan has made her realize that she's still in love with him. Can she trust this grown-up Joe with her heart again? (Avon Red, Jun., 384 pp., $13.95)