Monday, September 9, 2013

{ book review: Tempted In The Tropics by Tracy March - review & giveaway }

Title: Tempted In The Tropics
Author: Tracy March
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 192 pages
Release Date: September 9, 2013
ARC provided by publisher
The only thing they agree on is the sultry heat between them.

Nothing’s more important to Paige Ellerbee than her struggling bakery, Sweet Bee’s. When Lane Anderson, the temporary new doctor hot enough to rival McDreamy, moves in next door, though, she’s sure things are looking up. Until he threatens her business in their first conversation.

Lane just wants to practice medicine responsibly—not argue with the flighty bakery owner next door. But when he finds himself traveling down to the Caribbean to play guitar for Paige’s best friend’s wedding, suddenly the sight of the blonde in a bikini eclipses the fact they can’t agree on anything. And as their vacation romance grows, his reservations about starting something after getting burned by love are washed away like sand on the beach.

But once Paige and Lane land back home, will these polar opposites be able to forgive their feud and find lasting love?

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Thoughts on "Tempted In The Tropics"

I don't know who was sweeter- Paige or her Sweet Bee's Bakery?  Being the follow up to The Practice Proposal, I wasn't sure what to expect from Tempted In The Tropics when I began but I was oh so happily surprised.

Paige Ellerbee runs Sweet Bee's Bakery in sleepy Maple Creek.  It's a struggling business but she keeps it going with her favorite customers and making "magic" recipes for the elderly townsfolk based on their health needs.  That is until her customers' trusted physician Dr. Hartley goes on a once in a lifetime vacation and has his nephew fill in for him while he's abroad.

Enter Dr. Lane Anderson who should have his picture in the dictionary under the word uptight.  He has his reasons though; his previous practice partner's (and fiancee) actions caused him to be under scrutiny for the foreseeable future and he doesn't want any part of the business between Paige and his uncle.  Paige and Lane manage to avoid each other until they find out that will both be apart of a dream wedding in the tropics and that maybe a little vacation fling is what they both need. 

Tempted In The Tropics is a sweet and heartwarming story.  I was just what I needed after coming off my previous read.  Tracy March has a wonderful writing style that is equal parts humorous and realistic.  I also love the bits of current pop culture that were thrown in throughout the story.  The chemistry between Paige and Lane was apparent right from the start. They were quite the opposites but complimented each other in those ways.  The ending was a large mix of sad and happy tears all in one and perhaps the best Valentines Ball Maple Creek had ever seen.  Tempted In The Tropics is a short, happy read that left me while a smile on my face. Tracy March brought the little town of Maple Creek to life with a fantastic blend of characters. 

Early Praise for "Tempted In The Tropics"

“This is a terrific book! The storyline is fresh, modern and engaging. This is a fast-paced read the flows fluidly from beginning to end. The author does an excellent job of creating sexy seduction scenes that sizzle with heat.”LJT on Goodreads

“Oh. My. Gosh. I so loved Tempted in the Tropics by Tracy March. It was entertaining from start to finish with the perfect blend of romance, laughter, and passion.” Amy on Goodreads

About The Author

Award-winning author Tracy March writes romantic thrillers influenced by her career in the pharmaceutical field, and her interest in science and politics. She also writes lighthearted romances inspired by her real-life happily ever after.

Always up for travel and adventure, Tracy has flown in a stunt plane, snowmobiled on the Continental Divide, ziplined in the Swiss Alps, and been chased by a bull in the mountains of St. Lucia. She loves Nationals baseball, Saturday date nights, and Dairy Queen Blizzards—and rarely goes a day without Diet Coke and Cheez-Its.

Tracy lives in Yorktown, Virginia, with her superhero husband who works for NASA. They recently spent two years living in Washington D.C., and enjoy visiting often—especially when the Nats are in town.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for featuring Tempted in the Tropics, and for your awesome review, Brighton! I'm so happy you enjoyed the story. Good luck to everyone in my release day giveaway, and happy reading! :)


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