Review: Tempting by Susan Mallery

Title: Tempting

Format: paperback
Genre: Contemporary Romance, HQN
Source: personal copy
January 21st 2010 by HQN Books
My Rating: ♥ ♥

 After three romantic flame-outs in a year and a restaurant career going nowhere, Dani Buchanan needs a fresh start. She goes looking for her biological father, but never expects to find a senator running for president. As his long-lost “love child,” Dani could seriously derail the election– something his handsome campaign manager Alex Canfield isn’t going to let happen. Dani isn’t about to let Alex run her life, no matter how tempting she finds him–and Alex isn’t going to allow Dani to melt his cynicism, no matter how close he has to get. The last thing either of them wants is love, especially with scandals brewing and family trouble on the way. But Dani and Alex are forced to trust each other, and when trust turns to passion, the potential for disaster is only a tabloid scandal away.

Susan Mallery is my go-to for contemporary romance novels! I adore her writing, and have yet to meet a character/story I don’t just adore! The Buchanan’s have earned a special place in my heart now that I’ve finished this series!

I have loved following Dani through the series, and was excited to see her storyline wrap up! I’m so glad that she found her biological father, although I have to admit that I was disappointed with him as a whole. But his family? I loved them all, and was so glad that they embraced Dani so fully.

I also have to say that I loved Gloria in this, I loved that she pushed Dani to be a better person, and that her turn around has come full circle.

I do have to say that I was a bit disappointed in a few things. First and foremost, the lack of Buchanan interaction! (Come on, we didn’t even really get to “see” Walker!!) I thought the other three books had done so much to intertwine the family, and this one just left them hanging. I also didn’t care for Alex being Dani’s brother, even if it was only by adoption… That was a bit too close for comfort for my liking.

In the end? I loved Tempting, although I really felt like it was it’s own book and not so much part of the Buchanan series.

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