ARC REVIEW: guarding temptation, by talia hibbert

a digital ARC was provided to me in exchange of an honest review, this doesn’t affect my opinion in any way.

Guarding Temptation, by Talia Hibbert

Published by Nixon House (April 22nd, 2020)

Genre: Adult Romance, Contemporary, Sensual/Steamy/Hot Romance

Goodreads

★★★★★

Protective. Obsessive. And rough around the edges.

James Foster knows the rules: you don’t fall for your best friend’s little sister. Nina is too young, too reckless, and too busy saving the world to be tied down by the commitment he craves.

If he was smart, he’d stop wanting her. But she’s the one thing on earth James just can’t quit.

Fierce. Principled. And impossible to resist.

Political campaigner Nina Chapman is sick of one-time things. She wants forever, and she wants it with her brother’s best friend—but James still sees her as a child to be coddled.

So when a controversial article lands Nina in hot water, she finds herself under his protection and under his roof. It’s a shame James doesn’t want her in his bed, too.

…Or does he?

Warning: this red-hot novella contains one radical leftist heroine, one over-protective hero, one annoying childhood nickname, and a shared apartment with only one bed. Also, Brexit. But not too much, I promise.

Please note:a version of this novella was previously published as Resisting Desire in the Rogue Nights anthology. This version has been revised and expanded to double its previous length.

saying i liked Guarding Temptation is an understatement. i loved it, a lot. i went in with zero expectations because 1/ i haven’t heard of it until recently, and 2/ i had not read any other books from this author (even though i do want to read her books). and i was pleasantly surprised

i did not imagine i would enjoy this novella so much. usually novellas tend to be…too short? a lot of novellas i read feel too rushed because it isn’t as long as a normal-length novel, so most of the time i don’t connect with the story. but Guarding Temptation was just the right amount, the perfect length. the story and the romance developed and wrapped up so well, even though it was just 114 pages. the story was so beautiful, and in between sexy times, discussed some serious matters too; political and social ones.

i had heard about the kind of characters the authors has in her books, and this one is no exception. strong, empowering characters (especially the female one) were at the center of it all, and i had a delight reading about them.

with all of this aside, i think what gripped me the most about Guarding Temptation was the writing; which i can’t describe with words but it’s just…so good?? how does one write romance with such talent that it makes it impossible for the reader (or at least it made it impossible for me) to stop reading.

in conclusion, this novella was a pleasant surprise for me. i highly recommend it if you’re looking for a breath of fresh air between your reads!

TRIGGER WARNING: Online abuse, racism, sexism, corrupt policing.

GUARDING TEMPTATION: A DIRTY BRITISH NOVELLA BY TALIA HIBBERT

Protective. Obsessive. And rough around the edges.

James Foster knows the rules: you don’t fall for your best friend’s little sister. Nina is too young, too reckless, and too busy saving the world to be tied down by the commitment he craves.

If he was smart, he’d stop wanting her. But she’s the one thing on earth James just can’t quit.

Fierce. Principled. And impossible to resist.

Political campaigner Nina Chapman is sick of one-time things. She wants forever, and she wants it with her brother’s best friend—but James still sees her as a child to be coddled.

So when a radical article lands Nina in hot water, she quickly finds herself under his protection and under his roof. It’s a shame James doesn’t want her in his bed, too.

…Or does he?

 

Warning: this red-hot novella contains one radical leftist heroine, one over-protective hero, one annoying childhood nickname, and a shared apartment with only one bed. Also, Brexit. But not too much, I promise.

Please note: a version of Guarding Temptation was previously published as Resisting Desire in the Rogue Nights anthology. This version has been revised and expanded to double its previous length.

 

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ABOUT TALIA HIBBERT

Talia Hibbert is a USA Today bestselling author who lives in a bedroom full of books. Supposedly, there is a world beyond that room—but she has yet to drum up enough interest to investigate. She writes steamy stories of passion, love, and sarcasm, then hawks them online because she just can’t help herself.

 

 

 

 

 
 

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