Sunday, July 1

Tempting by Susan Mallery

Book CoverSome times I wonder at my reading choices. For some reason I felt the need to finish Susan Mallery's Buchanan series even though I was underwhelmed by each and every book in the series. Tempting didn't change my opinion of the series. An "Okay" book to finish an overall "Okay" series.
After three romantic flame-outs in a year and a restaurant career going nowhere, Dani Buchanan needs a fresh start. She goes looking for her biological father, but never expects to find a senator running for president. As his long-lost 'love child,' Dani could seriously derail the election— something his handsome campaign manager Alex Canfield isn't going to let happen. Dani isn't about to let Alex run her life, no matter how tempting she finds him—and Alex isn't going to allow Dani to melt his cynicism, no matter how close he has to get. The last thing either of them wants is love, especially with scandals brewing and family trouble on the way. But Dani and Alex are forced to trust each other, and when trust turns to passion, the potential for disaster is only a tabloid scandal away.
If you've been following the series you know Dani's had a rough year--her marriage falls apart, she falls for an ex-priest and has an affair with a man that's married, not that she knows this before hand. Through the first 2 books she treated like crap by her over the top evil Grandmother (Grandma goes through an amazing transformation in book 3--evil to good) because she's actually not her biological grandchild. Finding this out sends Dani looking for her real Father. And low and behold he's a Senator considering a run for President, has the perfect wife and a household of adopted special needs children. Ms. Mallery seems to have a thing for Presidential type characters.

Alex is the best part of the story, he's smart, loyal and caring. Dani is a mess, lots of contradictions and immaturity, not all bad as she very good with the children, but she's doesn't seem to deal as well with adults.

Not horrible just kind of blah.


Kristie (J) said...

After I read the first book in this series - Delicious - I was really looking forward to the rest. Then I read the second one (forget the title) and was pretty underwhelmed. The third wasn't bad but I didn't have any excitement about this one. I didn't even know it was coming out so soon. I'll probably read it, but I'm not in any hurry.
Overall I'm kind of disappointed over the series that started off grand

Tara Marie said...

Kristie, I thought Delicous was the best of the bunch. I think I'm going to be much more picky when it comes to her books. Most are just okay with an occasional good one thrown in to keep my attention.

sybil said...

I have liked them all. In a B, C, A-, B- way... I think...

LOL I wanted the expriest to come back. :)