Don’t Tempt Me by Lori Foster ~Blog Tour w/ Review & Excerpt

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Don’t Tempt Me is a sweet, fast read about finding family, love, and more!  You can’t go wrong with this book! It’s a must read!”—Night Owl Reviews

“Best friends find hunky men and everlasting love in Foster’s latest charmer.”—Publishers Weekly

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Jason Guthrie has no time for entanglements—between helping out his widowed brother and teenage nephew and getting his hometown back on its feet, his days are spoken for. But his nights are another story… And when his lovely new neighbor, Honor Brown, reluctantly accepts his help in remodeling her house, Jason finds himself wishing his handyman skills could knock down the defenses she keeps building around herself.

Martial arts teacher Sullivan Dean knows real danger when he sees it—even when it takes the form of the gorgeous blonde helping her friend move in across the street. After putting his wayward past behind him to focus on teaching control to troubled kids, Sullivan has learned to avoid party girls like Lexie Perkins. But Sullivan can’t seem to keep his hands off the real woman behind that flirty charm—or keep his heart from landing at her feet…

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Panty Scorching – 5.0
Storyline – 5.0
Angst – 3.0
Tissues – 0
Value – 5.0
Overall – 4.25
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Reviewed by Robin

When Honor is moving into her new house…ok, maybe call it a “fixer-upper”…she didn’t expect Jason Guthrie to greet her with no shirt on. Does the man ever wear a shirt? Jason feels obligated to help Honor since she seems in over her head with the repairs and yardwork the house next door needs. But Honor wants no help from Jason or his brothers while Jason really doesn’t want any entanglements himself. Meanwhile, Honors best friend Lexie is a flirty, party girl. When she meets Sullivan, another neighbor, can she prove that she’s more than just a fun time? And will Honor learn that everyone needs help once in a while and that’s ok?

“The sun highlighted the cut of his cheekbones, the straight line of his nose and across those sleek, hard shoulders. Why didn’t he put on a shirt? She couldn’t quite keep her gaze from his chest, noting he had just the right amount of dark chest hair going from one well-defined pec to the other, then bisecting downward…”

When I started this new series, I realized this one was a little different than the ones I’ve read in the past. It features two couples – one woman learning to rely on others when she needs help and the other wanting to prove she’s a caring person worthy of real love. This was a really good story about friendship and family. I loved how close the Guthrie brothers were and the sense of community in the neighborhood. Although it was a little confusing, going back and forth between the two couples’ storylines, I did enjoy the book and would like to read more about the Guthrie brothers and the neighborhood.


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Proud of herself for coming up with such a great scheme, Lexie arrived a few minutes before Honor should be there. AS soon as she pulled up, she spotted Jason in the garage, hammering away on something that looked like a small house.


Honor deserved a nice but hunky guy, someone to pay attention to her, lighten her load a little and make her feel as special as Lexie knew her to be. Jason, with his simmering gaze and hot bod, seemed like a great candidate. From what Lexie had seen so far, the chemistry was strong. Enough sparks had bounced between them to start a forest fire.

With the top up on her convertible, she circled to the back passenger door. When she opened it, the stems of the large bird-of-paradise plant flopped out. Getting the thing in there had taken two men from the garden center and some creative stuffing.

Pushing her sunglasses to the top of her head, Lexie put on her best helpless face, glanced around, then zeroed in on Jason—willing him to look up.

“Excuse me.”

Startled, she followed the sound of that smooth, deep voice and found herself staring into incredible cobalt-blue eyes…

…in a stop-your-heart handsome face.

…with an oh-my-God physique.

Done with her up, down and sideways analysis of his fine self, she smiled. “Hi there.”

Dressed in loose athletic pants, running shoes and a snugfitting T-shirt, he asked, “Did you need some help?”

She needed all kinds of things…

He nodded to the plant.

Forgetting all about Jason and her plan, Lexie quickly agreed. “Yes. Please. Thank you.”

His polite expression never faltered—unlike her pulse.

Inhaling, Lexie looked him over again. Straight black hair, neatly trimmed but not overly styled. A firm mouth, strong jaw and those incendiary eyes. A lean, tall, finely honed body. “Where did you come from?”

“I live across the street.”

He could’ve said heaven and she would have believed him.

Wearing a quizzical frown, he glanced at Honor’s house. “I take it you’re my new neighbor?”

Oh, she wished. It’d be worth giving up her very nice downtown apartment overlooking the river. The views around Honor’s house were definitely better.

“My best friend is, actually.” Belatedly she held out a hand. “I’m Lexie Perkins.”

“Sullivan Dean.” He carefully took her hand, his touch gentle and somehow more familiar because of it. “It’s nice to meet you, Lexie.”

Liking the sound of her name on his lips, she tried to hold on to him, but other than a long look, he didn’t play along. Bummer.

From behind her, Jason said, “Hey, Lexie.”

She turned—and couldn’t help looking Jason over, too. Honor had struck gold with her location.

And to think she’d once considered the neighborhood old and stuffy.

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About The Author

Fosters-9Since first publishing in January 1996, Lori Foster has become a USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly and New York Times bestselling author. Lori has published through a variety of houses, including Kensington, St. Martin’s, Harlequin, Silhouette, Samhain, and Berkley/Jove. She is currently published with HQN. Visit her online at

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