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Series: The Retreat #1
Title: Dodging Temptation by Avery Flynn
Author: Avery Flynn
Publisher: Entangled Indulgence, Entangled Publishing
Sometimes striving for revenge can blinker you to enjoying life’s opportunities. In this contemporary romance, Dodge Loving is determined to thwart his estranged Grandfather’s plans for his hotel chain by making the resort of his own family win a highly prestigious and lucrative deal. However, for that to happen, everything needs to be running smoothly and security is key to maintaining the privacy of the resort’s clients. When he discovers a member of the paparazzi hiding he’s determined to get to the bottom of the problem, even if it means throwing out the young lady employed by his Mum to catalogue her rare cowboy diaries. That young lady is Harper Conner and she’s equally determined not to let the paparazzi know any more about her – she’s spent most of her life in the spotlight, doing what is expected of her by her high powered political family but she’s had enough of that life. Their initial meeting is hotly confrontational but that’s just the prelude to hot encounters of a totally different nature! Can she melt the CEO and show him how to live life to the full or will old habits and pressure prove too much for this couple?
This is another story by this talented author with feisty. provocative main characters, equally stubborn and determined to succeed against the odds. It is a steamy romance with sizzling hot attraction, a exclusive resort under siege from the paparazzi and revenge all playing significant roles in the plot which has elements of both suspense and humour in it, keeping the reader both entertained and enthralled. I enjoyed escaping into this story and have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone looking for a story where suppositions, accusations and feelings of betrayal as well as an ageing rock star all contribute to the developing romance. Seeing that this is the first in a series, published back in 2014, I was quite looking forward to reading about how Dodge’s Mum endeavoured to find love matches for his brothers but I can’t find any sequels – but I’ll keep on looking!
I requested and was given a copy of this book, via NetGalley. This is my honest review of the book after choosing to read it.
Love takes aim and fires…
On the cusp of closing a multi-billion dollar deal, Dodge Loving can’t afford for anything go wrong at his ultra-exclusive luxury resort, where privacy isn’t just promised it’s guaranteed. So when he finds paparazzi hiding in the bushes, he’ll do anything to get rid of them-even if it means firing their target: the sexy, stuck up bookworm his mom hired.
Harper Conner just wants to be left alone to catalog the resort’s rare cowboy diaries. But after slapping her cheating senator ex-husband during a televised press conference-she’s a hot commodity for the tabloids.
Alone for the first time, without the protection of her political dynasty of a family, she can’t afford to get fired-especially by the Type-A jerk who runs the place. And she definitely should never have kissed him. Now Harper has two choices: get outta Dodge…or fall in love with him.