J.D. Hawkins dabbles in the world of corporate BS meets the façade of the hipster culture. He greets his audience with the return of Wyatt from his lavish life of excess in New York and blends him into the hipster culture of the Los Angeles scene. Wyatt isn’t naïve to the ways of Southern California as this is a return of the king vibe within his family and close friends setting.
Hawkins brings to life the trope of familiarity sometimes blinds what has been in front of you the whole time. Wyatt recognizes his fate when he begins to work side by side with Melina, the quiet often overlooked family friend. Hawkins has a knack for bringing to life the underdog and allowing them to bloom while taming the alpha. In Temptation, the hint of reformed alphas and their leading ladies make a welcome appearance. The brilliant weave of old characters into the new future of Wyatt and Melina’s lives is well done. Through dynamic characterization, Hawkins also provides a beautiful growth mindset, allowing his characters to move seamlessly through change, rebuilding, and spreading their wings to see the future through a new lens. Temptation is well worth the click!
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“J.D. Hawkins’ Temptation is a swoon-worthy friends-to-lovers story that is emotionally satisfying, heartwarmingly romantic and fan-yourself-worthy hot.” Mary Dube at USA Today’s HEA
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I’m used to taking what I want, being the best at what I do. During the day, I make big bucks as New York’s premier consultant. At night, I can get any girl I lay my eyes on. I thought this life was what I wanted: working hard and playing harder–with penthouse apartments, luxury cars and bottle service every weekend. After six years in the city, I know I’ve been living like a monster for too long. I need to get my act together. I need to find something real. I need to come home.
LA means family and a fresh start. My parents and my friends who are close enough to be siblings.
Melina is nerdy smart, with a challenging sense of humor and legs for miles. It’s so hard to describe her…enigmatically beautiful. I’m sure there’s a word for it in French. But I know there’s a naughty girl hiding behind that shy smile that I’m dying to drag out.
There was always something between us. I never forgot her laugh, never could get her off my mind. Nobody ever seemed to notice how my body would react when I was near Melina, how much more focused I became—maybe not even Melina herself. But this time it’s different.
The more time we spend together, the more I wonder if there was something there all along. After so long in the fast lane, I don’t know if I can handle settling down. But seeing Melina’s passion, I’m tempted beyond belief.
I have to admit it: this temptation is impossible to resist.