Book Tour, #Review and #Giveaways: TEMPTED BY TROUBLE by Susan Arden

April 18, 2013 Book Tour, Contemporary Romance, Favorite Books, Past Giveaways 30

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 Welcome to the Tempted by Trouble by Susan Arden Book Tour! Today I have my review and the chance to either a $20 Victoria’s Secret Gift Card or a $30 Barnes and Noble Gift Card*!


*To be eligible to win one of these fabulous prizes: Simply leave a comment on this post (please include email). Two lucky winners from the tour will be chosen!


About the Book:


When a woman is the magnet for the wrong man, it takes a bad boy to break old habits.

Carolina Rodriguez is a large animal veterinarian on a mission to escape South Florida and her overprotective family. Willing to do just about anything, she accepts a job in Annona, Texas over the Internet from a family connection.

At her cousin’s wedding, she runs into Matt, a handsome Texan in the church parking lot. Matthew McLemore is more than gorgeous, he’s Carolina’s new boss, and needs her help to determine why his cattle keep dying. Matt’s instantaneous attraction to Carolina sorely tempts him to push the boundaries of their work contract, but a roll in the hay may prove too volatile to handle. Until she arrives on his ranch and is too hot to resist.

Carolina refuses to admit Matt’s raw sexuality is more than overpowering or that she’s the least bit tempted by this smooth-talking bad boy. But by the time the pathology lab reports comes back, they’ve explored every inch of each other. All of a sudden, this fiery affair is more than just a fling. And when a past flame threatens to overwhelm their new found romance, Matt must find a way to stake his claim to Carolina’s heart before it’s too late.

Warning: Contains a smoking mess of scorching love scenes.

Ice may be needed for blazing imaginations.


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My Review:


My Rating: 5 Stars


“She had two things he wanted very badly; her ability to save his family’s failing cattle ranch and a promise of a night he’d remember for years. Taking one would mean giving the other up, because he couldn’t have both. This wasn’t the type of a woman a man could fuck and then work with as if nothing had happened.”

SUPER HOT COWBOY ALERT! I loved this book.The story is engaging, the characters are great, and the sex is AMAZING.

From the moment they meet, sparks fly between Matt and Carolina. Susan Arden expertly creates incredible sexual tension that builds and builds until the characters (and the reader!) can barely stand it. When they finally give in, the sex is explosive and incredibly well-written. Some of the scenes literally took my breath away.

Matt is a fantastic hero: a handsome, chiseled, intelligent and sexy cowboy. A modern “caveman” type, he desires to possess Carolina completely, and when he does…. just WOW. Carolina possesses both strength and vulnerability, traits that make her a relatable and likable female lead.

“He took without asking, tearing down every wall she’d erected. The kiss continued on a path of destruction, her world fighting against his. Only when she whimpered and slumped against him, did he relinquish his power, turn raw greed into tenderness, and transform fire in soothing heat. He lifted her into his arms. “Tonight, baby, you’re completely mine. By the time we’re finished, we won’t be two separate people.”

Overall, this is a fantastic read. I enjoyed the story and setting of the cattle ranch, the interesting plot, and most of all, the connection between these two characters. The evolution of their relationship is a (smokin’ hot!) delight to read, and the HEA an added bonus 🙂

“This was madness. Matt drove her to the brink with his words and his body and she didn’t fight being out of control. This was more than a simple infatuation and girlhood flights of fancy. She didn’t need to think; it was in the absence of rational thought that he delivered her, into a place where she was free.”

*I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review.


About the Author:


Susan grew up in Miami, Florida and spent summers with her father, a college philosophy professor. Surrounded by stacks of books, she voraciously read throughout her childhood. Her father gave her the Little Prince not once, but several times over the years and the ideas of heartfelt vision stuck. “What matters is beyond the tangible. I love the concept of falling in love. The type of romantic journey that is so intense, it borders on insanity.”–Susan D. Taylor

Susan moved to Nashville where she taught biology and special education as well as coached girls’ soccer. No longer a public school teacher, Susan now writes about consuming passion, how attraction plays out, and characters that are either going to incinerate or meld like ribbons of warm caramel. She lives in TN with her husband, two blue heelers, two cats, a gecko and a snake. An RYT 200 (Yoga Alliance) specializing in vinyasa flow when she’s not writing her next hot romance.


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30 Responses to “Book Tour, #Review and #Giveaways: TEMPTED BY TROUBLE by Susan Arden”

  1. Susan Taylor Arden

    Being here at the Tattooed Book Review is a delicious treat. Your review of Tempted blew me away. Completely. Impossible to tell you how much your words mean to this writer. Thank you!

  2. Kathy Baethke

    Hi Susan, I can’t wait to read Tempted by Trouble! Good luck with your release.

  3. Tara Pennington

    Sounds like I need to make a stop while I’m in town today! This book looks and sounds awesome!!!!! e(dot)sadlersfan(at)yahoo(dot)com

  4. Tina M

    Love the cover of your book..Thanks for sharing with all of us!! adgali at ymail dot com

  5. Gillian

    Thank you everyone for visiting today and reading my review! I hope that if you decide to read it that you enjoy it as much as I did 🙂
    <3 Gillian

  6. Robin N

    I’ve not heard of this book before; adding this to my TBR list!

    nichols7577 at hotmail dot com

  7. Catherine Lee

    Short, to the point, great review. I like the premise, too. I assume they find out what’s happening to the cattle?
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  8. Renee Acard

    Looks like I book I would love to add to my pile of books to read. You authors are killing me. Best wishes with your book

  9. Cindi Clubbs

    Sigh, LOVE the cover;) Adding this to my TBR shelf because I have an overly protective family and am a Bad Boy magnet!!! lol. Plus, I love a good romance and mystery, thanks!!!

    cc_clubbs at yahoo dot com

  10. Nicole Garcia

    I bought Tempted By Trouble yesterday. It sounds so good. I can’t wait to start reading it:)And I love the cover. Purple is my favorite:)

  11. Cathy Wellman

    This sounds soooo very HOT !!!!! I HOPE I win. but if not going to get it this is a must read.

  12. Holly Allen

    Oh wow that is a VERY lovely looking cover 😉 I am adding this to my “To Read” list!!! <3

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