Tempted with You: A Small Town Neighbor Next Door Hockey Age Gap Romance

· Sage Creek Book 5 · E.H. Lyon
12 reviews

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Nate Kade is the former hockey player who most certainly shouldn't be tempted by his new neighbor. She also happens to be his friend's much younger sister…

I’m many things—former sports star, owner of the successful bar Matchbox—and there’s no shortage of women willing to warm my bed for the night, either. Everyone around me is settling down, but that’s just not my style. No, I prefer against-the-door activities with a woman I’ve just met. But I should probably pay attention to details, because that one-night-stand beauty?

Turns out she’s my business partner and friend’s newfound sister—oops.

Melanie is ten years younger, just discovered she has an overprotective brother, and is new to town. Not only is Melanie my new next-door neighbor, but she seems to be turning up everywhere—including the ice rink where she also skates. I make it clear that our one night will not be getting a repeat, but she isn’t entirely on board with my policy. And I’m finding it hard to resist a second round. In fact, I'm just beginning to realize that I could finally be tempted to have it all with someone…

Small-town romance with a touch of sports, Tempted with You is the fifth and final sweet and steamy complete standalone novel from the Sage Creek series where you can revisit your favorite characters throughout. Readers who enjoy age-gap romance with a hunky brother’s best friend who happens to also be the next-door neighbor will enjoy Melanie and Nate’s journey to their HEA both on and off the ice!

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12 reviews
Shannon Williams
April 28, 2021
This Series Finale Had Me Blinking Back Tears and Clutching at My Heart Oh my goodness. I'm sitting here at nearly 11pm (when I've been awake since 4am and should be well into my dreams by now) with tears in my eyes and a tug at my heartstrings after reading E.H. Lyon’s “Tempted with You” in one sitting. I literally walked around the house with my Kindle, cooked dinner with it propped up on the counter, even did the dishes while reading. I could not put it down. In this fifth and final installment in the Matchbox series, we follow a budding relationship between bar owner and former hockey pro Nate and beautiful young physical therapist Melanie. What starts out as a friends-with-benefits situation runs the gamut as they work hard to get their HEA. Their chemistry is magnetic and super steamy, but what I love the most about this story is the emotional moments, the vulnerability, the flaws that make the characters genuine and relatable. After reading “Again with You,” which is Book 4 in the series and my first exposure to Lyon’s work, I was certain that Nate could never top his buddy, Jake, in my eyes. I don’t think I’ve ever been more wrong. Watching Nate come full circle across the pages is just so sweet, and weaving in all of the characters from the previous stories only makes this tale that much better. This really was a beautiful way to end the series. So very well done. I only wish I could give it double the stars!
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sharon rosenthal
April 29, 2021
I have adored this entire series but this book was one of the best books in the series. Maybe because we get to see Nate find his person but also we get to see what happens with everyone in the whole friend group. Melanie is Leo's newly discovered sister. She is 23 and is a PT and moves to town and Leo gives her his old penthouse. Guess who her neighbor is? Yep, bachelor and bar owner, Nate and well these two have a very special attraction but Nate is 10 years older, is partners with her brother and he doesn't date. Well these two have a tough time resisting each other, especially as they share many things in common. I really loved Melanie. She is a very mature 23 year old and I loved how perfect she is for Nate. And the way Leo finds out about them was absolutely awesome. if you haven't read this series yet, please do, each book is absolutely fantastic. But you can also read this book if you haven't read the others. I really have loved the authors writing style and the plots and couples of each book. I cannot wait to see what she writes next. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Anna M_82
July 25, 2021
I have LOVED every book in the Matchbox series. If you haven’t read this series, read EVERY SINGLE ONE!! They are all standalones but with interconnected characters so you will get so much more out of the books if you read them all. They are SO GOOD you will want to read them all anyway!! Nate’s the final friend of the Matchbox group that hasn’t found love. He also doesn’t think he wants to look for love. One heated night he meets Melanie and she becomes the first hookup that he might want to see again. Until he realizes that she’s also his friend Leo’s newly found sister. Melanie is AWESOME!! She definitely challenges Nate and keeps him on his toes. She’s beautiful, funny, sarcastic, and likes to challenge his rules of “only once” and “not his friend’s sister.” He’s going to have a hard time keeping those rules, especially when they discover they will also be neighbors. You have to read their story! You will LOVE it! It’s funny, steamy, sweet, and romantic. I love the skating scene near the end. It’s super sweet. I also loved the steamy scenes. These two together are HOT! Check out this book and this series today, you will be so happy that you did!! I received a copy of this book via Booksprout and I am voluntarily leaving a review.
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