by Bethany Lopez
Release Date: January 2017
Series: Lewis Cousins #1
Genres: Romance, Contemporary
Gabriel "Gabe" Lewis retired from the NFL and returned home to Cherry Springs. He combined his passion for football with camping and is now the owner of a football camp for teens. His summers are dedicated to spending time with family and teaching his campers about the sport he loves.
Zoey Zahn is a quirky, introverted writer and self-proclaimed geek. When she's asked if she’ll accompany her nephew, Christopher, to camp, Zoey agrees, envisioning quiet evenings of writing in the great outdoors. After she stumbles upon Gabe, however, quiet evenings alone are the last thing on her mind.
The chemistry between Gabe and Zoey is undeniable, but as camp ends, a brewing storm causes their blooming relationship to fumble. All Gabe knows is that Zoey is Too Tempting to deny, and he's determined to overcome the obstacles between them to be the man she deserves.
Too Tempting is the first in an all-new small town romance series by Bethany Lopez. Follow the Lewis cousins of Cherry Springs, the kind of place where there are festivals for every occasion and everyone knows your business, as they learn about love and loss.
Too Tempting was such a romantic read filled with twists and turns that will leave you wanting for more.
From the sexy cover to the synopsis, I was intrigued with the overall plot from the very beginning, and needless to say the story did not disappoint at all. We get to meet two characters whose worlds might look seem different, but they have a lot more common than they originally thought. Right from the start we get to meet Gabriel “Gabe” Lewis a retired NFL player whose fame made him wealthy and a magnet to just about every women out there. Coming back to his home town of Cherry Springs, Gabe was determined to continue doing what he loved the most, and starting his own camp for teens was just what he needed. Now he opens his camp every summer and it is then that he is also able to spend time with his siblings as well. With only just a week away from opening day he is getting ready to welcome the campers when a sudden guest arrives to his camp and everything changes after that. His attraction towards Zoey is magnetic and Gabe can't wait to make her his no matter what, but things don't always turn out like we plan them to and soon a secret threatens to pull them apart.
Zoey Zahn never expected to find herself attracted to her nephew's camping coach, but arriving ahead of schedule has put her in a awkward predicament and now she has no choice but to stay in the camp with Gabe and his siblings. Wanting to get some alone time to write proved to be difficult when all she could think about was the chemistry that she had with Gabe seemed to have the minute she arrived. But when the two couldn't hold back any longer things started escalating fast and soon her quiet evenings alone were the last thing on her mind. A sudden relationship started to blossom and as the two started to get to know each other, the more they started to fall in love. Yet, when they were just about to decide what to do next in their relationship, a sudden secret resurfaces that could endanger what they've already built.
I truly enjoyed reading Too Tempting, the main characters were funny and cute with each other. There relationship grows rather fast, but it worked well in the story. The twists that we get towards the end were definitely surprising, I did not see them coming at all. It's evident that both characters have their reservations when it comes to trusting other people, for Gabe being in constant spotlight has made him unable to find the right women who likes him for him and not his money. On the other hand, Zoey has almost the same problem, but what she worries about the most is not being good enough for Gabe. Throughout the story we get to see them both grow and in the end they learned to trust in each other if they want to have a future together. All in all, if you are looking for a steamy and sweet read filled with twists than I would highly recommend reading this book. The ending well literally melt your heart! :)
***ARC provided as part of the blog tour in exchange for an honest review.***
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Award-Winning Author Bethany Lopez began self-publishing in June 2011. She's a lover of all things romance: books, movies, music, and life, and she incorporates that into the books she writes. When she isn't reading or writing, she loves spending time with her husband and children, traveling whenever possible. Some of her favorite things are: Kristen Ashley Books, coffee in the morning, and In N Out burgers.