Wednesday, May 20, 2015

review || DELICIOUS TEMPTATION { blog tour }

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Delicious Temptation by Sabrina Sol 

Publisher: Entangled: Brazen (5/19/2015)
Genres: Contemporary Romance 
Source: NetGalley/IndieSage
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Amara Maria Robles is a good girl. So good that she gave up her dreams of becoming a renowned pastry chef to help her parents with their struggling Mexican bakery. Yet her parents reject any changes she suggests, and refuse to sell her mouth-watering confections. Clearly being a good girl isn't paying off. So when her brother's sexy ex-best friend walks into the bakery, Amara's tempted to be very bad indeed...

After a scandal twelve years ago, resident bad boy Eric Valencia has returned to make things right with his family and friends. One glance at Amara and her wicked curves, however, and Eric finds himself thinking about how she’d feel beneath him—something he promised Amara's brother he would never think about, let alone do. But this bad boy is in deep trouble...because Amara's determined to have her cake, and Eric, too.

Sabrina Sol

about Sabrina || I'm the chica who loves love! I write spicy romance stories about strong Latinas and their seach for love, success and happiness. I live in sunny Southern California with my husband, three kids and two Beagles. And my large, extended Mexican family may -- or may not -- be the source of inspiration behind some of my characters!

{ review } .
In DELICIOUS TEMPTATION, we have two very different characters -- Amara and Eric. Eric was Amara's brother's best friend, but after graduation he just disappeared.

No word.

No note.

He was just gone.

The town was mostly ok with it, because he was the resident bad boy, but his friends felt the loss... As did Amara, who had had a major crush on him.

Now he's back in town and he's aiming for redemption. If the town won't accept the new him, he's honestly ok with that -- he just wants to be a decent guy.

Amara's still a good girl. She had an opportunity to be a baker at a huge restaurant in the Midwest, but when her family needed her to come home to help with the family bakery, she came back (note, while this can seem as a goody-two-shoes kind of thing, it is also true to culture). She had ideas for the family bakery, ideas to help get money flowing again, but her parents are rather old school and aren't too keen on her ideas.

When Eric first comes back, his first stop is the bakery to find Miguel. Rather than Miguel, though, he encounters a pretty girl working. True to his former bad boy self, one thing leads to another and he ends up making out with her...

...before catching her name.

...before learning that he just had a hot and heavy make out session with Miguel's kid sister.

Amara bothered me to a point. Without her friend telling her, you just knew she was one of those high school girls who crush on guys who was painfully obvious about it, because heck, she was painfully obvious about it as an adult.

Eric bothered me to another point. Here he was trying to redeem himself, but he kept going back to his so-called bad boy ways by chasing after Amara, after telling her countless times he was done and that he couldn't do that, that being with her when her family was so very against it, was against his new "to-be-decent" policy.

But those points aside...

Eric and Amara were smokin' together. The chemistry between the two was undeniable -- it didn't matter that Amara would do anything to get with him, it didn't matter that Eric would do anything to stay away... When they were within feet of one another, the chemistry just overtook them.

Eric is a recovering alcoholic, so he's learned how to 'say no'. He has some moments in this story where he wants to relapse, but he makes the conscious decision not to. Granted, he has a new weakness, and it comes in the form of Amara Maria Robles but...

"Fine! You're a nice girl, Amara, and I'm trying really hard to be a nice guy." --Eric

I liked that Eric pushed for the conversations Amara didn't want to have. I loved that Amara was in Eric's corner and was willing to stand up for him when it came to the town talking about him. Altogether, this was a cute read! 

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