Tempting Tess

Tess Garrity is 45, a widow, with a grown daughter and a business partner who wants to buy her out. What’s a woman to do when the life she’s had for so long disappears? Tess heads to the mountains to try to figure that out. While there she meets Daniel Rios, 35, her next-door neighbor and the man who brings her back to full and glorious life. But can Tess get past the 10-year age gap? Daniel is bound and determined to help her do just that.
Tempting Tess is a hot and steamy short story that will call to every woman who has ever thought “Who the heck made the rules that because I’m a certain age I can’t do certain things?” And then said “Do I have to follow that rule? Well, I’m not gonna.” It will call to every woman who has immersed herself so far into being a wife and mother that they lose part of who they were. It will call to every woman who has buried part of their nature to “follow the rules” for the sake of others. 
Tempting Tess is an erotic short-story, so if you’re not comfortable with sex, don’t read this well done work by Ms. Carlysle. Otherwise, make sure you have plenty of ice water and a sub-zero walk in freezer on hand. You will need both.

Book Blurb for Tempting Tess

When forty-five-year-old widow Tess Garrity decides it's time to reevaluate her stale life, she rents a charming cabin in the mountains, little expecting her entire life is about to take a drastic turn. She's very drawn and more than a little sexually turned on by the sinfully handsome man next door.

Daniel Rios is captivated by the stunning older woman. She is sweet, funny and sexy enough to make him yearn to fuck her. He wants her more than his next breath but his first order of business is getting rid of an unwanted houseguest. Then Daniel moves in on Tess, tempting her to take another chance on love — with him. It's a naughty, edgy, seductive challenge he is fully prepared to take.

Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2008 3.75