Flirting with Temptation by Kelley St. John
rating: 4 of 5 stars
From the back of the book:
She's Playing it cool.
Wild Child Babette Robinson doesn't do relationships, but she does have a knack for helping other peole with theirs. When she opens her own match-mending business and dubs herself "The Love Doctor," she becomes the biggest name in Birmingham. She even attracts the attention of socialite Kitty Carelle, who hires her to fix her broken engagement to Jeff Eubanks - Babette's ex!
He's Turning Up the heat.
Three years ago, Jeff and Babette's chemistry was off tthe charts, but though she based in his sexy charm nad wicked wit, she couldn't commit to a deeper relationship. Covinced that all women have wandering eyes, Jeff issues a challenge: He'll do as Babette askes and talk to Kitty, if Babette abstains from all flirting for one whole week. With Jeff doing his best to make her melt in his arms, will this sassy vamp be able to save her business? And after seven tempting nights, will sh want to give up the man she once tossed away?
What a fun book - it's loaded with everything a lighthearted contemporary romance needs. It has a great heroine and hero, good characterization, fun secondary characters, some of which come from an earlier book, it has a plot that moves along steadily, it has humor and so much more.
I really liked Babette as the heroine. She's confident and spunky, but she still has doubts about herself so she feels like a normal woman, one anyone can relate to. I also like Jeff, he seems torn and bitter, but Babette seems to bring out the best in him and he in her.
I loved the journey to get them back together, with Babette trying to get him back together with Kitty to prove she can commit to something (her job). I also enjoyed the side story of Granny Gert, who is very amusing. And the additional characters from Sunny Beaches, the retirement type community next door to Jeff's condo are great. I love Rose especially when Babette first gets there and they are spying on Jeff. That scene is just hysterical.
So if you enjoy humor and love mixed together, this is just the book for you. I have read several books by Kelley St. John and not a one of them has disappointed and this one by far does not. I was sad when it was over, I want more of the Robinson family, but it ends in a good way and I am satisfied there.
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
# Pages: 297
Genre: Contemporary Romance (humor too)
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