Saturday, October 24

Book Review: Tempted by Anna Ray

Anna Ray
Title: Tempted (Mafia Sinners Book 1)
Genre: Novella, Romance, Contemporary, Mystery
Format: ebook
Published:  July 25th 2020
Pages: 94
Where I Got It: My shelf (Netgalley)

This was supposed to be just business. No one said anything about falling in love.

I can’t stand Daniel Marino. He’s an insufferable flirt, a womanizer, and all he seems to care about is money—and sex. But he’s also the one paying me, and I need the money too much to turn down the job. Still, I feel like there must be more to him than a businessman and a playboy. If only he would let me see it.

Laura Byrne is the first woman to resist me in years. The moment she stepped into my office, I knew I wanted her in my bed. I might be her boss, but she still doesn’t back down from my challenges. And it just makes me want her more. The longer I spend pursuing her, the more I realize this isn’t just about sex anymore. It’s about making her mine.

Daniel and Laura will have to navigate a rough road to become closer, and even if their differences don’t tear them apart, Daniel’s mafia enemies might.

Read on to see how the sparks fly when these two heated personalities collide!

Been meaning to read this for a little bit. It sort of got buried in my virtual book shelf. 

We follow Laura Byrne and Daniel Marino who hate each other with a burning passion. Daniel is a womanizer and is part of a Mafia Family. Laura needs the money and accepts a job from Daniel but wants nothing to do with him or his world. But a job is a job. 

I was meh about both of our MCs. They were okay, but I didn't connect with either of them. That was my biggest issue with this. I enjoyed the story a lot! It was fun watching these two people get over their hatred of each other and find love. The mystery was a nice touch as well, but I really did not jive with either of them or even any of the side characters. 

This was short. Maybe if it was longer I would've had time to connect with SOMEONE. 

The mystery was good, as I mentioned. It wasn't the main focus of the story, but it worked and it added a little danger to the story and did help get these two together in a way. 

I would never want to be part of a mafia family....too dangerous but it always fun reading about it ;)

Overall...not a crazy amount to say. It was short and fun. Not crazy about either of the MCs but I did have fun with watching them fall in love and the mystery unravel. I'll give this 3 stars. 

- #10 on THE BAD BOYS OF ROMANCE challenge


Blodeuedd said...

Yeah, I say no, I want to connect

Carole Rae said...


Sophia Rose said...

Not caring about the romance pair that much sort of kills it for me, but glad the mystery element lifted it up a little.

Jen Twimom said...

Meh... doesn't sound like my kind of thing.

Carole Rae said...

Sophia, yessss I was bummed. I tried to like them.

Jen, I don't blame you at all.