“The Temptation” by Cheyenne McCray is the exciting and sensual long-awaited sequel to the Lexi Steele series begun with “The First Sin” and continued with “The Second Betrayal”. The charismatic couple of Lexi Steele and Nick Donovan are reunited just as Lexi’s life is being threatened and the roller-coaster ride of danger and suspense takes off even as the two struggle with their intimacy issues. The passionate interludes combined with the tension that ratchets up as they get closer to their target makes this an intriguing read and makes one anxious to reach the end yet vaguely disappointed that this is a novella. The author does a nice job of drawing out the suspense as one wonders whether the corruption in the upper echelons will halt the investigation in its tracks and the horrendous parallels that result from Lexi’s sister being kidnapped conjure up the nightmares of past events. A great combination of spice and suspense that provides a very entertaining read.
Lexi Steele and NIck Donovan are part of the Recovery Enforcement Division and reunite after his six month absence in order to track down the evil mastermind who is responsible for traumatizing Nick’s sister and masterminding many heinous crimes. They have to find out whether they still have a relationship even though Nick has moved to another state for his sister’s recovery and Lexi must decide whether to persist in her rejection of Nick’s love or to accept that they make a great team in and out of the bedroom.
Special Agent Lexi Steele is an operative with RED—the Recovery Enforcement Division, a highly secretive offshoot of the NSA. Her sexy, too-hot-to-handle partner, Nick Donovan, not only ends up in her bed but also gets inside her in a way no man has ever done before.
Lexi and Nick are on the trail of Karl Bachmann, a criminal mastermind who deals in sex slavery. To Lexi’s shock, her team is ordered to pull back. Despite the horrendous crimes Bachmann has committed, they are forced to stop their investigation. Lexi is furious—why would the government let a criminal like Bachmann get away?
Bachmann is out for revenge and is bent on destroying Lexi. When her family is targeted, it’s a run against time as Lexi and Nick search for a missing family member and the man behind it. They find themselves in a web of deceit and betrayal that goes to the very core of the U.S. Government itself.
In the midst of all the turmoil, Lexi fights her emotions for Nick, a distraction she can’t allow. Nick wants her trust and her love…something she doesn’t know if she’ll ever be able to give.
The clock is ticking. Time is running out.