Reviewer: Connie Payne
Title: Tempted by Trouble
Author: Liz Fielding
Publisher: Harlequin (Romance)
Release Date: June 2011
Genre/Sub-genre: Contemporary Romance
Year/Setting: Present day, England
Overall Rating: 4.0
Sexual Content Rating: None/Very Subtle
Language (Profanity/Slang) Content Rating: None
Violent Content Rating: None
Liz's Website: www.lizfielding.com
One wouldn’t think that meeting someone, a man, over ice cream could be so bad, but when the oh-so-handsome package of Sean McElroy presents Elle Amery with "Rosie" the ice cream van, an inheritance of sorts, well, that’s something altogether different, isn’t it?
Elle is confused and suspicious. As head of the house of four women, she has to keep her wits about her. Suddenly learning she has a great uncle, being around Sean…it simply muddles everything up.
Sean has never experienced the kind of loyalty and protection for family that Elle has for hers. He’s never experienced the family dynamic such as Elle’s, as crazy and charged and frustrating as it is. But he thinks he just might learn to like all the chaos. Or perhaps it’s just guilt he feels. After all presenting Elle with Rosie has caused Elle no amount of problems…
Her long lost uncle has left her holding the bag. Clients he’s booked to rent the van and accepted money from expect their event to be covered. Or else. For some odd reason Sean is the only one she can vent to, reluctantly ask for help from. Unfortunately she doesn’t trust men and is leery of taking any help from him. Can she well and truly trust Sean, not only with ice cream, but her heart, too?
Charming and light, yes, but there are several and various layers in Tempted by Trouble. Secrets and fear and hurts are all needing to be exposed and stripped in order for fresh starts to be possible. Untapped emotions, hurdles to jump, and love to conquer are the sprinkles on the top.
As for Elle and Sean; she presents herself with a hard shell but inside she’s vulnerable and afraid. Underneath the bachelor-only exterior lies a knight-in-tight-tee-and-jeans. With Liz Fielding at the helm, it’s a match made in delightful fiction.
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