Thursday, August 29, 2019

Temptation (Bad Angels, #2) by Inara Scott
[Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway]

Hello! Welcome to the next stop on the Temptation blog tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. I'm thrilled I get to share my thoughts on this book with you! Thank you for stopping by, and don't forget to enter the giveaway at the bottom!

Title: TEMPTATION (Bad Angels #2)
Author: Inara Scott
Pub. Date: August 26, 2018 
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC (Amara)
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 358
Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, iBooks, Kobo

As close friends and coworkers, attorney Zoe Riva and tech genius Connor Ashton know they can never get involved.



Until a scooter accident lands Zoe in Connor's arms—and his overnight custody—and she starts to see a man she's never seen before. With her career and her heart on the line, Zoe can't afford to take any chances. But when combustible chemistry takes over, even the smartest people in the room can make the biggest of mistakes… 
"He wanted to kiss her. No, he needed to kiss her. But he was absolutely, positively not going to kiss her."
I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. My thoughts and opinions are my own. Any quotes I use are from an unpublished copy and may not reflect the finished product.

Temptation was perfection! I seriously have no quibbles with this one. There's no miscommunication, no lying, and nothing annoying about their relationship. Zoe and Conner are two adults with clear expectations, and it was so refreshing to read about characters that didn't frustrate me. Their lives weren't perfect, and the two of them had their issues to work through, but their problems were relatable and understandable. 

First of all, I want to say how happy it makes me that Zoe is a confident and driven character. She knows what she wants professionally and personally, and she's not afraid to voice her opinion. I really liked how much Conner respected Zoe, and that the two of them were able to do more than have good sex. He appreciates her for her mind as well as her body, and it really showed when the two of them were together. 

I haven't read the first book in this series, although each book can stand on its own, and there were a few spoilers in this one about Tess and Mason. I'm sure I would have appreciated their cameos more had I read their story first! Tess sounds like someone I would really like. Regardless, I still plan on reading the first book, and I'm definitely buying this series for my shelves. 

I adored the GPGs and their badass Bridge playing! They're incredibly smart women that have had to fight for their place in the world, and I love how they teased each other and Conner. They welcomed Zoe into their group with affection and understanding, and I really hope they make an appearance again in the future. 

Conner was adorable and I loved his quirky behaviors. He doesn't like crowds or parties, and his childhood has left him a little broken. Zoe can see this, and she also recognizes that her past has damaged parts of herself as well, particularly how the two of them value themselves and their roles in a relationship. They don't believe they deserve love and happiness after past mistakes and choices, and it was nice seeing them work out the reasons behind their behaviors. 

Temptation is a remarkably well-written story that's fun and left me grinning like a fool! It's sweet and sexy, authentic and relatable, and I cannot wait for more from this author (particularly the other two books in this series). If you need a new romance in your life, I highly recommend this one!

Side note: I'm not a fan of whisky, but now I feel like I should give it another chance after Zoe's experience.

About the author: 

Inara Scott grew up on a steady diet of true love, heaving bosoms, and happily ever after. Romance inspired her first (terrible) novel, penned at the age of 14, titled A Wild and Stormy Passion. Today, Inara writes anything and everything, including adult romance and young adult fiction and adult romance.

Inara was finalist for the prestigious RITA® award of the Romance Writers of America for her book Reforming the Playboy. Her novels have won numerous awards, including the IPPY Award (Winter Rain), the Oregon Spirit Book Award Honor Book (The Talents and The Marked) the HOLT Medallion Award of Merit (Radiant Desire and Rules of Negotiation). 

When she’s not writing, she loves to spend time wandering around in the woods, paddling around on lakes, and has been known to occasionally dress up her little white dog in princess costumes.

Inara loves to hear from readers, and can often be found avoiding actual work on Twitter (@inarascott) or Facebook. Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Goodreads

1 winner will receive a $15 Amazon Gift Card, International.

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Tour Schedule:

Week One: 

8/26/2019- Novel Novice- Review
8/26/2019- BookHounds- Excerpt

8/27/2019- Bookriot- Review
8/27/2019- Country Road Reviews- Excerpt

8/28/2019- books_andpoetrii - Review
8/28/2019- Two Chicks on Books- Excerpt

8/29/2019- Do You Dog-ear?- Review
8/29/2019- Jaime's World- Excerpt

8/30/2019- Beaten Coffee Barista- Review
8/30/2019- Underneath the Covers- Excerpt


  1. I haven't read this author but this sounds like a book that I might enjoy.

    1. I've enjoyed her other books in the past! The Handmaid's Tale was really good, but I don't think she ever finished that series.

  2. I've been reading about romance books a lot more recently since a blogger who visits me often loves them. She has really tempted me in the past and now here you're doing it too Lindsi! I love that they enjoyed each other for more than sex. And especially that the heroine was such a stand out character. ❤️

    1. I've enjoyed them more in the last few years! When I was in high school and college, I only read YA with the occasional MG. Now I read everything! I even read a historical fiction the other day (Bringing Down the Duke -- ohmygodsogood). I read more MG and children's books now that I have kids of my own. Romance is a lovely way to pass the time. <3

  3. Lol, you know something is good when you want to try something that you do not like

    1. Right?? I feel like whiskey could be enjoyable if I find the right drink/brand. We'll see! I wrote down a few mixes I want to try (I prefer sweet drinks).

  4. Oh, I love the sound of this one! Thanks for the giveaway! I'm off to look for a copy. :)

    1. I added both Heartbreaker and Temptation to my Wish List! If the first book is anything like this one, I definitely want a copy for my shelves. <3 I hope you have a chance to read it soon. You'll have to let me know what you think!


Click the "Notify me" box if you want to be notified when someone responds!

“Stuff and nonsense. Nonsense and stuff and much of a muchness and nonsense all over again. We are all mad here, don't you know?”
― Marissa Meyer, Heartless