Title: Tempting the Heiress
Series: Royal Elite Heiress Duet #2
Author: Nana Malone
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 9, 2019
One error in judgment. That is all it took.
They say don't mix business with pleasure, but I fell in love with the client and now I’ve lost her.
But I would do it all over again if it meant keeping her safe.
Now I’ll have to fight like hell to earn her trust again. If I don’t, it could cost both of us everything.
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This book picks up right where book one left of, as is typical of a Nana Malone Duet book. Lots of plot twists and so many interesting characters. If you’re a fan of Ms. Malone, you’ll be rewarded by all the mention of related characters to the Winston Isles sagas. While this duet can be read as a stand alone, you might as well succumb to the allure, and be prepared to indulge in dive into the many books related to these two books.
We continue the bodyguard/nanny romance for Jax and Neela, but we get to see them explore their relationship and pasts more in this book. The plot in this second book is more complex and convoluted than book one, with many intricate details that must be kept straight. Through it all we see Jax and Neela working toward a new future and letting love into their lives.
Neela is quite possibly one of my favorite characters by Ms. Malone. Neela has to deal with some strange circumstances; her childhood, loss of a best friend, crappy ex-boyfriend, guardianship of a child, a new love interest. None are a far-fetched idea, even together they stay within the realm of possible, if not probable. But through it all she acts with dignity and respect and strength and perseverance. Jax is still our hot bodyguard and Maisie’s nanny. He’s a man with his own troubled past. He had some past situations that are clouding his present, but his future with Neela make him face the changes. And through it all he stays focused on their safety. Their story arc is one of my favorites in the Winston Isles.
Heat - Was the heat in the book good? Did it seem organic or forced? Did the characters have chemistry? (If the book is not supposed to have heat, skip this paragraph.)
We got into this book knowing Jax and Neela have chemistry. Despite them having to work through their trust issues, the desire and sexual attraction-and tension-is rife in the first part of the book. When they work it out, their encounters are well written and play into the scenarios, scenes, and overall plot just right
I find myself torn on all of the books by Ms. Malone I’ve read so far. I enjoy them, but after a while I find they follow a pattern or seem predictable; which is hard to explain as each offers very different characters and situations. Yet there is no mistaking the same author crafted each story, offering such consistent writing and dependable and uniform plots. This book specifically I felt had some challenges for the reader in keeping details straight (Willa’s past had so many minute details that were important and relevant, but hard to keep track of).
I find myself glad to be done reading the book, but at the same time, wondering about the stories for so many of the other characters-I do hope Ariel gets a happily ever after, and my brain needs to know the story behind her team! I do wish they weren’t written as duets as I dislike cliffhangers and would much prefer one long book to delve into. But the author gives us a good solid and enjoyable read each time.
“I wish to Christ when I saw you I didn’t feel like I’d been bloody poleaxed in my sternum. I couldn’t breathe when I looked at you. You stunned me. That’s the truth.”
“We were unavoidable. I can feel you watching me. It’s like a caress.”
If I was going to manage to exert some power over our dynamic, I was really going to need him to wear a shirt. Or I was going to be doomed.”
Plot = 4/5 Characters = 4/5 Heat = 4/5 Writing Style = 4/5 Overall Rating = 4/5
USA Today Bestselling Author, NANA MALONE’s love of all things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense she borrowed from her cousin on a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana at a precocious thirteen. She’s been in love with kick butt heroines ever since.
With her overactive imagination, and channeling her inner Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters. Waiting for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin, Nana, meantime works out her drama, passion and sass with fictional characters every bit as sassy and kick butt as she thinks she is.
The books in her series have been on multiple Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble best seller lists as well as the iTunes Breakout Books list and most notably the USA Today Bestseller list.
Until that ninja job comes through, you’ll find Nana working hard on additional books for her series as well as other fun, sassy romances for characters that won’t leave her alone. And if she’s not working or hiding in the closet reading, she’s acting out scenes for her husband, daughter and puppy in sunny San Diego.
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