A neighborhood of homes that are in dire need of restoring just got a new resident! Honor Brown bought a rundown house that she plans to restore but she doesn’t realize that her new place is smack-dab in the middle of homes all owned by hunky men. Her next door neighbor is Jason Guthrie, a carpenter by trade who has done beautiful restorations to his own home and his newly widowed brother and teenage nephew. Honor also has a best friend, Lexie, who has a secondary love story with Sullivan, one of the neighbors. Jason is immediately drawn to Honor and the main story line is their romance and Honor’s reluctance to accept anyone helping her as well as her trust issues. I enjoyed the story and found the characters to be likable but I really got tired of Honor acting so fragile and emotionally weird. I guess that I couldn’t believe that someone as perfect as Jason would go along with someone who was as “willy-nilly” as Honor. Would or could I ever be friends with Honor? NO! I like women who are strong and independent but willing to accept friendly offers of help (and not being manic about not accepting help). Except for the personality traits that I didn’t care for in Honor, I did enjoy the story and read it to the end. Lori Foster is a talented writer and does a good job of writing a contemporary romance.
Don’t Tempt Me by Lori Foster will be available on July 26, 2016 by the publisher, HQN Books. An egalley of this book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.