Hate: to dislike intensely or passionately; feel extreme aversion for or extreme hostility toward.
Scarlet Jennings, the preacher’s daughter who lived across the street, was a royal, uptight pain in my ass. When she looked at me, she saw a college quarterback asshole with rocks for brains, but she didn’t have a single word for what was happening between us.
When we were forced to ride together every single day that summer, there was definitely some dislike going on. Extreme hostility was a given, considering that we were spending so much time together in close quarters.
One night of bed-breaking, body-shattering, lose-your-voice-from-screaming passion had surprised us both, but it was only just the beginning…
Leo is an athlete and Scarlet is the preacher’s daughter who also happens to be his next door neighbour. Their parents put them in a position where they both end up having to spend time together during their summer. Scarlet has the house to herself and one night Leo gets her drunk albeit by accident. However it was so funny to read her ramblings and the actions she took to render Leo speechless. I had an insane grin on my face just imagining that happening because its just so out there for Scarlet.
Leo is not the typical athlete with no feelings or academic skills. He’s the one that knows he’s onto something good with Scarlet but doesn’t want to scare her off. They end up starting to tick things off her bucket list. Scarlet thinks that Leo is only with her so that they can tick things off their list but at the same time Leo wants to be with her regardless of the list. There is a moment in this book when Scarlet realises that and she doesn’t know what to do with that knowledge.
I’ll say this, I adored the first book in this series but I think Leo’s book wins for me because he’s so sweet and charming. He clearly falls for Scarlet earlier on in this book and is determined to prove that to her.
This book is funny, sweet and a really enjoyable read. The story, and the feelings that it evokes. It is a winner for me and I will look forward to more from this author in Adele’s next book!
Alex Lucian is an author living on the eastern coast of the United States who appreciates being anonymous, for personal and professional reasons. Tempting is Alex’s first novel.
Tempting (The Tempting Series: Book 1)
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