Friday, May 18, 2012

Tempted By Her Innocent Kiss

This was probably my favorite in Maya Banks series of four college friends who were in business together.  Because Devon Carter wouldn't know what hit him until he faced the possibility of loosing his wife and his marriage of convenience as arranged by his father-in law in order to gain a multi-millionaire hotel corporation and insuring his future and that of he and his friends corporation.

Ashley Copeland didn't know she was part of the "deal" her father and Devon had arranged with Copeland Hotels and her father.  She was their only daughter and her father wanted to see her settled.  This agreement between the two men meant that Ashley was never to find out about "the deal".  She was adored by her family, her five best friends and she worked extremely hard at a neighborhood animal shelter.  But most of all she loved Devon Carter with her heart and soul. 

Devon put a "rush" on their marriage.  He had Ashley move in with him, in many ways friend to change her from the animated woman she was, masking her feel inferior to the point she began having migraines and her behaviour concerned her friends.  An then her world came apart on their wedding night when she dropped her new husband's computer and saw an email from Devon and her father outlining "the deal" they had made which destroyed Ashley!  Add to the mix upon moving home, she found out she was pregnant.  What a horrible mess and I could only hope the light bulb would go on for Devon to realize how precious Ashley was just being herself.  I also wondered like his friends, Cam, Rafael and Ryan would he "Go Big" and win her love and forgiveness?

Tempted by Her Innocent Kiss was an amazing love story thanks to the talented Maya Banks.  I also suggest you read "The 30th Anniversary Bonus Story by Brenda Jackson.  A lovely "forgiveness" romance, Never Too Late.

Back of the Book

Devon Carter was her first; now newly wed Ashley wants their passion to last. But her dreams of true love are crushed by the discovery that their marriage is another of Daddy's business deals. Her strategy: act the part of perfect wife and make Devon love her.

But Devon misses the bubbly, no-holds-barred woman his wife used to be. Who is this Ashley with the steely demeanor of a society wife? And will he find a way to rekindle the fire in her eyes…especially now that she's pregnant?

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