Title: Tempting Tatum
Author: Kaylee Ryan
Genre: New Adult/Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 7, 2014
What do you do when your whole life crashes and burns? How do you get through the flames?
Tatum Thompson is living the dream. Her life is perfect; with a loving boyfriend, loving parents and a soon to be college graduate how can life get better? Life is good until it isn’t. When tragedy strikes Tatum runs to Josh only to find him in a compromising position with someone else. Turning away from the only life she knew, Tatum is forced to alter her life plan.
Blaise Richards is a tattoo artist who moonlights as a volunteer fire fighter. Lies and deception leave his broken heart closed until the beautiful green eyed girl casts her spell over him. She’s making him feel things he’s never felt. Making him want things he thought he would never want.
Tatum wants Mr. just for tonight.
Blaise wants Tatum to be his forever.
Can Mr. Just for tonight convince Tatum that she’s the one? How long can Tatum resist Blaise’s determination to make her his?
Reviewed by Ashley
4.5 out of 5 Stars!
Tatum Thompson has the life everyone dreams of; loving parents and a great boyfriend. When tragedy hits her the first place she runs to is her boyfriend, Josh’s, only he’s already holding another woman from behind. Josh tries to tell her it isn’t what it looks like…right, because that excuse has ever worked. Tatum ends up going back home and meeting with her best friend Leah. Both Leah and her fiancé are moving to Tennessee and ask Tatum to join them. With nothing left to her crumbling life back in Ohio, she sets off on a new adventure.
Blaise Richards is a volunteer firefighter and co-owner of a tattoo shop, Self Expressions, with his twin brother Asher. After being cheated on by his ex, Beth, Blaise has sworn off relationships, but isn’t into being a man-whore either. Coming from a tight-knit family, Blaise can’t deny that he wants what his parents and his brother Asher has relationship wise.
When Tatum goes in for an interview for a marketing/PR position for the town, she runs into Blaise. They are both drawn to one another, but Tatum wants to just concentrate on herself and getting her life back together. Can Blaise convince her that he wants more than just one night with Tatum?
I have to say that I really enjoyed this book. It was a quick read and honestly pulled me in from the beginning. I really enjoyed that it went back and forth from both Tatum and Blaise’s points of view so that you could see what was going on in each of their heads. My heart broke for Tatum in the beginning, and I was happy that she had friends like Leah and her fiancé Brent. Both helped her though such a hard time, and were her rock. I loved Blaise. He was so determined and patient with Tatum while she was piecing together her new life.
“I’m in this, Tatum. I will wait for you to catch up to what I’m feeling. Nothing is going to change my mind or heart.”
I mean he is just swoon-worthy. I couldn’t put this book down and read it in one sitting. This was definitely a 4.5 out of 5 stars for me.
Blaise has stepped up his seduction tactics. He’s constantly touching me, giving me sweet gentle kisses. His attention has me on fire. I’m ready to take him to the nearest storage closet or bathroom and take full advantage of what he’s offering.
He’s marking his claim for the night, and really, he doesn’t need to. I plan to allow him to seduce me. My earlier thoughts coming to mind. I know I shouldn’t since he is Ember’s brother, but I want him. I want to know what it feels like to feel his weight on top of me. To be able to trace his ink with my tongue. I can no longer resist his charms, or seduction techniques, whatever you want to call it. I just don’t want to resists him any longer. I want one night with him. One night of passion and no thoughts of what I lost. I just want him. With that thought, I relax against him. Blaise releases my hand and slips his arm around my waist to hold me against him. I need a drink!
Kaylee Ryan has had a passion for reading since she was a little girl. That passion has slowly led to spinning romantic tales, and a one-click addiction. When she doesn’t have her nose stuck in her kindle or fingers glued to the keyboard, you can find Kaylee hanging out with friends and family. She loves all genres of music, and enjoys scrapbooking. She lives in Ohio with her husband (her real life happily ever after) and their rambunctious little boy.