Published by Christine Glover on April 11th 2017
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A temporary fling… sizzling summer nights… two hearts on the line…
Former child star Sabrina Maguire is poised to make a major comeback, but an image destroying scandal while she’s vacationing in Italy threatens the film’s successful release. Her brother asks his best friend, Rafe Cavelli, to hide her for three weeks until a counter PR campaign reverses the damage and guarantees a box office winner.
When Rafe promises to protect Sabrina from the media, he’s positive that supervising her won’t be a problem. He’s wrong. Sparks fly between them. He’s determined to fight their intense attraction, but there’s nothing to stop them from indulging in their desires. Not when they’re in his secluded Tuscan Villa where anything is possible for three sexy weeks…But indulging in their temptation leads to more than passion. Now their hearts are on the line… can they have it all, or will their differences tear them apart?
Sabrina Maguire ended up in an Italian jail when there was a drug bust at a party. She had only gone to get her on and off boyfriend Jack Wharton out of trouble, but damage control must be done ASAP, and Sabrina’s brother, Trevor, sent his best friend Rafe Cavelli to fetch Sabrina and keep her away from the spotlight for three weeks. Sabrina, a former child star, is hoping to make it as an adult actress, but she doesn’t need any more paparazzi on her trail. Rafe has a villa in the Tuscany, and Sabrina will be able to hide while the hoopla dies down. Sabrina had heard of Rafe, but had never seen him before, and she’s nearly knocked over by how handsome he is, and Rafe is just as stunned by Sabrina’s sex appeal. But Rafe doesn’t need a scandal either; he needs to keep his reputation pristine if he is to accomplish what he set out to do for a few years, but Sabrina is so very tempting…
What a wonderful backdrop to set a romance! Ms. Glover describes the Tuscan countryside so vibrantly that’s TEMPTING THE HEARTBREAKER is a mini-vacation in itself. Sabrina and Rafe are both engaging characters, and he is not a stereotypical Latin lover; he is a good, and very honourable man, and he really likes Sabrina besides being wildly attracted to her, but he cannot afford even a fling, it could destroy everything he worked so hard for, but the flesh is weak, and Ms. Glover has written incandescent, incendiary, and very passionate sex scenes that really make us believe in Sabrina and Rafe’s love affair. Rafe and Sabrina’s family lives couldn’t be any more different, and that is one of the things that hinder the relationship: they don’t perceive being in a couple the same way, but I loved that it was not angsty but a fact of their respective lives. They really tried to work out their difficulties; theirs really is a complicated situation, but their love affair is wonderful and takes place organically. It does happen quickly, but it makes perfect sense, given the circumstances. Both Sabrina and Rafe have great backstories, and I loved how both characters evolved in the course of the story. Rafe is very Italian, but never a caricature, and that was a relief. I also enjoyed very much Sabrina’s scenes with little Gia; they felt honest and real.
TEMPTING THE HEARTBREAKER is a classic love affair of wild passion, but underneath of two hearts that were made for each other and are willing to compromise in order to let themselves love. TEMPTING THE HEARTBREAKER is a sexy, intense, and passionate romance that will make you wish for three weeks in Tuscany with your own Rafe.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.