Tempting Fate by Amber Lin (The Lost Girls #3)
Released: August 6, 2013
Erotic Contemporary Novella
Reviewed by Mandi
Rose is a very talented ballet dancer with aching joints. She has been dreaming of opening up her own ballet studio and teach, and she thinks she has enough money saved up to make that step. When her friend finds the perfect spot to lease, Rose knows now is the time. But Rose lives with a very overprotective older brother and knows she must break the news to him gently. Rose had an abusive boyfriend back in high school, and since then Philip rarely lets her out of his sight. To make things more complicated, Rose has a massive crush on Philip’s best friend and lawyer, Drew.
Drew returns the attraction, and the two of them cautiously let the other know how they feel. While Drew would like to come right out and tell Philip, Rose is more wary. Philip is a wealthy businessman who walks a fine line between dealing business legally or throwing a bit of crime into the mix. He isn’t someone to mess around with, but Rose and Drew can’t hide their intense attraction for long.
I really enjoyed this novella. Rose and Drew have really great chemistry and some nice tension as they realize they both have feelings for each other but they have to keep it a secret from Philip.
Drew was kind, courteous, professional. A perfect gentleman everywhere but his eyes. There he wrote me dirty poetry, doing every wicked thing I craved, promising satisfaction, retribution, if only, if only…
If only I could give in.
Drew is older than Rose and very loyal to her brother. I really like the fact that her brother doesn’t always do everything legal. He gets in with the bad boys of the Sanitation profession and that adds a darker edge to this story. (and his book is next which excites me greatly).
Rose is quite forward with Drew once she knows he reciprocates her feelings. She is confident and knows what she wants, even though she isn’t that experienced in the romance department. The sex scenes are really hot in this one.
My only complaint is that I wish it were longer. I believed in their HEA, but I would have liked more to their story.