Tempted by Trouble

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Tempted by Trouble

Bad Boys, #1

Ms. Arden penned a hot and sexy story for her readers to enjoy. When she wrote how Carolina Rodriguez and Matt McLemore met while attending her cousin Sam’s wedding, I laughed out loud how they “collided” into each other. What a first impression I got of Matt in his compromising position. I really didn’t like him because there was something about him that put me off at first, but as the story continued to unfold, he seemed to grow on me as I kept turning the pages. I really was curious as to what was causing so many cattle deaths on his family’s ranch. Thankfully, Carolina was a large animal veterinarian and she could help in determining what was really going on with the cattle dying. I also thought it was funny how the only way he could have her stay on the family property was to play off that they were dating each other. Talk about an awkward situation for the both of them, but it didn’t seem to hinder the attraction that was smoldering between them. Overall, this was a good book that helped me pass the time.


When Carolina stumbles upon Matt for the first time at Sam’s wedding, she’s beside herself at how awkward their first encounter is together. Putting their differences aside from their first meeting, Matt asks Carolina to help him figure out why his family’s cattle continue to die off. Since his father is so against modern genetic testing, the only other available opportunity for Carolina to get close enough to the cattle to do some testing is to pose as Matt’s girlfriend. Ironically, in playing his girlfriend, deep down there’s an attraction brewing between them that can’t be denied. How far are they both willing to explore the burning desire they have for each other? What is the reasoning behind all the cattle dying off?

Book Blurb for Tempted by Trouble

If you like your cowboys rugged and tough, and romance hot enough to peel paint, you've come to the right ranch.

When a woman is the magnet for the wrong man, it takes a bad boy to break old habits.

Carolina Rodriguez is a large-animal veterinarian on a mission to escape South Florida. Willing to do just about anything, she accepts a job in Annona, Texas over the internet from a family connection. At her cousin's wedding, she runs into a handsome Texan in the parking lot. Over a fender-bender and mini faceoff, she meets Matt McLemore.

Matt is more than gorgeous. He's Carolina's new boss, and needs her help to determine why his cattle keep dying.

He proposes to introduce her to his family as his girlfriend, giving her the opportunity to work and stay at his ranch without arousing anyone's suspicion. Only after she learns she's the last chance to help save his family's cattle reputation does she agree to act the part of his girlfriend. His raw attraction to Carolina is an excruciating temptation, but a roll in the hay may prove too volatile to handle.

Matt attempts to keep a hands-off relationship until they work side-by-side on his ranch and she's too hot to resist. Carolina refuses to admit Matt's rugged sensuality is more than overpowering or that she's the least bit tempted by a smooth talking bad boy.

But by the time the lab reports comes back, they've explored every inch of each other. All of a sudden, this fiery affair is more than just a fling. When a past flame threatens to overwhelm their newfound romance, Matt is forced to find a way to stake his claim to Carolina's heart before it's too late.

WARNING: Keep ice handy!

This is a new release of a previously published edition.

Night Owl Reviews Apr, 2013 3.00