Image of Don't Tempt Me (Hqn)


Image of Don't Tempt Me (Hqn)

Foster deftly balances primary and secondary love stories about overcoming first impressions, unfair assumptions and bad timing. The large supporting cast is well developed and distinctive, and although Honor’s extended family is cartoonishly villainous, the emotional tension caused by their actions feels genuine.

Jason Guthrie blunders badly when he boldly challenges his new neighbor by suggesting she has taken on too big of renovation project. But he soon learns how wrong he is about the capable and fiercely independent Honor Brown. When nasty family drama threatens to overwhelm her at the same time as she is targeted by vandals, Jason struggles to find ways to help that won’t trigger Honor’s protective defensiveness. He works to overcome Honor’s fear of showing any vulnerability, with the help of Honor’s flirtatious best-friend Lexie Perkins, who has uncharacteristically fallen for another of Honor’s hunky neighbors, Sullivan Dean. (HQN, Aug., 352 pp. $15.99)

Reviewed by: 
Ana Coqui