Thursday, March 30, 2017

Defiant Temptation (Harden #3) by Lynn Stookes



Goodreads Review




Harper Andrews hasn't had it easy; abandoned by her mother, dated a scheming boyfriend, and fought for her father’s life against cancer. But she's always prevailed, until now when her world seems to be falling apart.

Tristan Page never loses control; not at the death and reemergence of his sister’s cheating husband, the attack on her life, or even when his company seems to be failing. He's always in command of his actions until one woman threatens to make his world spiral.

Tristan plays on Harper’s last nerve.

Harper tries Tristan’s patience and self-control.

Forced together, in a search for her mother, they battle their attraction for one another. Harper wants him. Tristan wants what he can't have.

Can they defy temptation or will their explosive chemistry set them on a path for self-destruction?



This could have been a fantastic read if the following had been taken into account. The main characters ruined it there was too much push and pull from the Hero, he is an absolute pr§ck and IMO he didn’t improve throughout the book.

The shenanigans of the main characters deflected from the overall plot of the book. As when Harper and Tristan were following leads it got interesting. Secrets and lies were revealed.

But then an abundance of drama was inserted which wasn’t necessary. There were just too many eyerolling moments. Harper is dating Duncan although they aren’t exclusively she was being a right cow to him by getting down and dirty with Tristan.

The moment where I had enough? When Tristan went on a date and without knowing it. It turned into a double date. Most awkward date ever.

But the star of the book? Is Harry. Bless you made this book bearable.

So, what did I do in the end? I skimmed. This is a case of it being ME and not the BOOK. Please take my review with a pinch of salt.