With each book I read from this author I find myself enjoying her easy writing style, she has the ability to draw you in, make you fall in love with her characters, and holding your breath until that perfect moment. ~ Slick, Guilty Pleasures
The only thing they agree on is the sultry heat between them
Nothing’s more important to Paige Ellerbee than her struggling bakery, Sweet Bee’s. When Lane Anderson, the temporary new doctor hot enough to rival McDreamy, moves in next door, though, she’s sure things are looking up. Until he threatens her business in their first conversation.
Lane just wants to practice medicine responsibly—not argue with the flighty bakery owner next door. But when he finds himself traveling down to the Caribbean to play guitar for Paige’s best friend’s wedding, suddenly the sight of the blonde in a bikini eclipses the fact they can’t agree on anything. And as their vacation romance grows, his reservations about starting something after getting burned by love are washed away like sand on the beach.
But once Paige and Lane land back home, will these polar opposites be able to forgive their feud and find lasting love?
Review copy provided for an honest review
As soon as I started reading Tempted In The Tropics I realized I knew the main character and I had read this author before. Sometimes you read an author and their style jumps off the page at you and Tracy March is one of those authors. The heroine in this story Paige Ellerbee is the best friend to Liza from the first book in this series The Practice Proposal. So, not only did I get a fun, fresh, and flirty new story I got to check in on Liza and Cole from book one and be a part of their wedding. Win, win for me and I enjoyed every minute of it.
Paige returned to her hometown of Maple Creek, Maryland to help care for her dying Mother. After her passing she stayed in town to be near her Dad and she opened a bakery featuring the recipes her mother shared with her over the years. Paige had a successful career as a pastry chef, and while her bakery is struggling in a town whose residents are in their golden years she can’t leave it or her father behind. She dreams of finding a good man like her friend Liza has but she’s pretty much realized that won’t happen in Maple Creek until Lane Anderson comes to town, problem is he’s causing her problems that could possibly end her business too bad she’s such a tempting treat.
Is it just me or does everyone love tortured soul heroes? Lane has that written all over him and I fell for him from the first minute he opened his mouth and said, “Mornin” in his “rich, sexy drawl. Yes, Lane is from Austin, Texas and the author did a nice job with his character. He’s hipster enough to be from Austin, but he’s laid back enough to be from south Texas…all kinds of yummy rolled into a delicious doctor package. And of course when he talks, my mind hears our own resident Texas bad boy Matthew McConaughey and the looks are close enough to give me a good picture in my head as well. He is however reeling from losing his practice in Austin and a fiancée that screwed him over in more ways than one. When Paige calls him out on his first morning he knows for sure he’s interested but he has no idea how the pint sized blond will change his life.
Both of these characters are easy to like and different enough to make life interesting. I love that Paige although extremely attracted to Lane doesn’t just roll over when he refuses to help her like his uncle the doctor Lane is filling in for. She sees him as someone who can ruin her business and she’s worried about the people in town who she can’t help while he’s there taking over for a month. While I know his adamant insistence flummoxes her, I also understand his plight. This leads to some very interesting and entertaining conversations and confrontations. The thing is the tension between these is so thick it’s evident that it’s not just profession tension, it is sensual, sexy tension and oh boy does it simmer and boil!
They find themselves both in St. Lucia to attend the wedding of Liza and Cole and things get really interesting really quickly. While they do have sex, it’s implied. It takes place off the page but the foreplay leading up to it tells you what they share is pretty damn spectacular.
I really enjoyed this story there were several storylines going on but not so many as to overshadow the romance. They added humor and tension to an already good story giving it balance and making it better. Tempted In The Tropics is an entertaining story with great characters, a fantastic support cast, witty dialog, and a pretty spectacular ending. With each book I read from this author I find myself enjoying her easy writing style, she has the ability to draw you in, make you fall in love with her characters, and holding your breath until that perfect moment. Well done Tracy, well done!