Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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 my 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.
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Tempting Sophia is a Second Chance Romance, filled with funny dialogue, and steamy, hot action! This little gem packs a wallop; its cast of characters is reminiscent to those of a good sit-com and there’s even a Friend’s reference that fits to a tee.
Sophia Vaughn fell in love with Dominic Abbatelli, the older brother of her best friend, Lola, when she entered high school. Four years older than her, he hadn’t noticed her until her graduation. They dated for four years while she was in school in Seattle, and he was working for his father in New York, until they broke up. The when and the how was something they couldn’t agree on. But it was very ugly and painful, and Sophia had never forgiven Dom. That was ten years ago, and Sophia, Lola and Daphne, their other BFF, all work together on Girl Talk, a top-rated talk radio show. They dish out dating and relationship advice. She’s is still happily single and makes no bones about her dating habits.
“I discovered that it was much easier and a lot less messy to keep a handful of men on my hook as random bed partners than it was to ever get into another relationship.”
After visiting his little sister, Lola, Dominic decides to move to Seattle, after accepting a position at Bandwidth Communications, the company that owns the radio station the girls work for, in the same building. And with Lola engaged, it seems Sophia and Dominic will be seeing more of each other. Sophia decides she needs to be civil, if not friendly, to Dom, for Lola’s sake. He has other plans, and they include winning Sophia back, he’s never gotten over losing her.
When a male caller insists that all women are only attracted to men by their appearance, first and foremost, Lola and Daphne decide to test that theory. They cook up a contest, with Sophia as the prize (the winner will be her date to the wedding) and the contestants must answer her questions to see who she picks, all by emails. No pictures, or meeting in person, until the end of the contest. The questionnaire and emails start off as funny, with Sophia narrowing down to one contestant, and she begins to feel a connection to him. Meanwhile, Dominic is going full speed ahead with his plan to win back Sophia. And it seems that the more he tries, by stirring up old memories and being adorable, the more susceptible she becomes. He slowly begins to build up trust again.
“We’ll take this day by day, yeah? Until you trust me completely. Sounds good?”
“And that was the God’s honest truth. Everything in that very moment seemed absolutely perfect.”
Ha! We know that things can go wrong in a flash. When someone shows up, from Dom’s past, it could very well be the last drop in the bucket for Sophia. This is where I sat down and didn’t get up until the very end! I loved these two both separately and together. There’s a little bitter with the sweet mixed in the story as all second chance romance should have.
“Normally, I prefer to be the little spoon, but since my man needs it, I’ll be the big spoon tonight.”
Tempting Sophia by Jessica Prince
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publishing Date: November 2nd, 2017
“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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