Published by Midnight Sands Publishing on May 28, 2014
Genres: contemporary, Love & Romance, New Adult
Source: ecopy from Author
“Someone needs to make you come completely undone, Sydney Parker.” His tongue moved slowly over his lips. “That someone is going to be me.”
Goal-oriented Sydney Parker has never had a problem focusing. She’s about to start law school, the first step on her way to the Supreme Court. With no time for relationships, she lives vicariously through her best friend Brynn, who has recently decided to use sex as a research tool. Sydney, however, hasn’t been laid in years. Men are a distraction, one Sydney has diligently avoided…until Jackson West crashes into her life, and under her hood.
The last thing Sydney needs is a hot mechanic working on her ‘69 Camaro. Especially a hot mechanic with eyes like the ocean and lick-me abs, who claims to be better in bed than a werewolf.
Jax thinks that’s exactly what Sydney needs.
But Sydney has goals, and a relationship with the enigmatic Jax would challenge her.
Sydney is about to find out that temptation is very hard to resist.
Tempting Sydney is a great read. Plain and simple. It is a satisfying romance that was extremely well executed. It is a new adult romance. I thought it was a standalone, but it is actually the first book in the Tempting series. If I had to guess, each book would be act as a standalone and be about a different group of characters. If the rest of the series is anything like Tempting Sydney, the rest of the books are going to be fantastic as well. Told in dual narrative between Sydney and Jax, this book is all about character development. You know that is right up my alley.
Sydney and Jax are not initially what you would think would work as a couple, but the closer you look at the two of them, the more you get it. Both of them are completely scared of relationships for very different reasons. In some ways they very different- Sydney is so by the book and structured and Jax is more spontaneous and in the moment, but in others they are so similar- they are both super stubborn to a fault.
There are so many things that I loved about Tempting Sydney. I loved the chemistry and connection that so clearly existed between Sydney and Jax, and I loved their back and forth flirting. These two just made you smile and your pulse pick up a few beats. Jax is the king of the innuendo, and I liked it….a lot. But past that, he is surprisingly caring. The way he looked out for Sydney was so touching.
The secondary characters were good too, but for me it was all about Jax and Sydney. I couldn’t put this book down, and when Sydney was on a date with another guy, I was mad at her! That normally doesn’t happen for me. I really liked Sydney, but I liked her and Jax together more than I liked them individually. Initially, I thought that Sydney was going to have more of the issues to work through, but Jax’s past was dark and debilitating to him. Angela Corbett does a fantastic job of delving into each characters backstory and making the reader completely understand and empathize with why they are acting the way they are acting. I loved watching these two grow individually and seeing how it led them together.
If you like new adult contemporary romance, Tempting Sydney is a book that you don’t want to miss. You will love the chemistry and banter between Sydney and Jax. You won’t be able to put this one down. I know I couldn’t. It is the kind of book that makes you smile and makes you want to go pick up every other romance that the author has written so you can fall in love with some of her other characters.
10 Random Things about Angela Corbett
- I was traumatized by a red-eyed monster on Dr. Who as a child and still can’t watch the show. Even hearing the theme song music makes me cringe.
- I’m a total germaphobe. I always have Clorox wipes and antibacterial gel with me.
- Each time I find something I really like at a restaurant, they take it off the menu within a few months.
- I’m terrified of spiders but I can’t kill them, so instead I trap them under a cup and wait for my husband to get rid of them.
- The first concert I ever went to was Neil Diamond. I was 11 and went with my parents. Neil is still one of my favorite singers, and I mention his songs a lot in the first book of my Kate Saxee mystery series, The Devil Drinks Coffee.
- I became a vegetarian when I was 5 years old after my babysitter explained that my hamburger used to be one of the cows in the field down the street. My parents thought it was a phase, but I’ve been a vegetarian ever since.
- The Utah Jazz NBA team used to practice in the gym at my college. We would watch them practice and sometimes when they finished, they would let students shoot around with them.
- My favorite children’s book was Go Dog Go. I LOVED those fast little dogs in cute cars and hats.
- New Orleans is my favorite city in the U.S.
- My dream house location changes depending on what movie/book I’m obsessed with at the time. For a while it was located on a coffee farm in Kenya (Out of Africa). After that, an estate in Australia (McLeod’s Daughters, The Thorn Birds). At the moment, I’d kind of like to live in Scotland with Jamie Fraser.
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