Tempted by Love (The Steeles at Silver Island #1) Love in Bloom Contemporary Romance

· The Steeles at Silver Island Book 1 · Sold by World Literary Press
93 reviews

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Enjoy heart-meltingly beautiful and toe-curlingly sexy romance in Tempted by Love, an emotionally riveting story about a man who has lost it all and carries a torturous secret, a divorced single mother who has everything to lose, and the little girl who helps them heal. Fall in love on the sandy shores of Silver Island, home to coffee shops, boat races, midnight rendezvous, and the sexy, sharp-witted Steeles. They have a penchant for pranks, a passion for loyalty, and a trunk full of secrets. 


Years ago, bestselling author Jack “Jock” Steele lost his girlfriend and baby in a horrific accident that drove a wedge between Jock and his family, keeping him from sharing a devastating secret. An aging philanthropist saved him from the brink of despair, and for a decade Jock cared for his ailing friend who became his family. Now his friend has passed away and left him a fortune—on the condition that he publishes another book. Jock is floundering, unsure how to rebuild the life he’d walked away from, much less find his muse, have another relationship with a woman, or even think about having a family of his own. But he can’t get his sweet, sexy new friend, single-mother Daphne Zablonski out of his head, and her adorable toddler must know something he doesn’t, because she wraps her tiny fingers around his heart and won’t let go.

Daphne has been through the wringer with her ex-husband and doesn’t believe true love is in the cards for her. Friends she can handle, but letting a man see her mom bod naked? Especially someone as strikingly handsome and unbelievably sexy as Jock? No, thank you. Besides, she has a toddler to chase after and enough fictional boyfriends to fill her lonely nights. If only her book boyfriends could make her body tingle the way one look from her mysterious neighbor does.  

As Jock and Daphne’s friendship turns to something too tempting to deny, their lives take an unexpected turn. Can a man who has lost everything find redemption with a woman who has everything to lose? And then there’s that secret…

More Steeles at Silver Island are coming soon! Publication order subject to change.







Discover the magic of New York Times bestseller Melissa Foster's writing and see why millions of readers have fallen in love with the Love in Bloom big-family romance collection. Love in Bloom novels are written to stand alone or may be enjoyed as part of the larger series, so dive right into this fun, sexy romance.

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Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance, and women's fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa's emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented. Melissa loves to chat with book clubs and readers, invite her to your next event.


Foster's love stories are perfect steamy romance beach reads for fans of big-family, small-town romance. The characters are romantic and loyal, some are billionaires, others are not, and you're always guaranteed a happily ever after. 

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93 reviews
Jackie Wright
September 5, 2020
What a great start to The Steele’s at Silver Island Series and if Tempted by Love is anything to go by Ms Foster will certainly have a hit on her hands. This is single mum Daphne Zablonski and Jack “Jock” Steele’s story and it’s a beautifully written love story with wonderful characters who will certainly steal a piece of your heart. Jack is an author who has lost his best friend and his mojo, he has come to Silver Island to try and get his life and his mojo back but words ate not easily found could Daphne and her adorable little girl Hadley be the inspiration he needs or will Hadley, a little girl who loves unconditionally break his heart just a little bit more.... Jock and Daphne have a lot to risk if they take that leap of faith, so will either of them be prepared to take that giant leap and hope it leads to happiness..... All that’s left for me to say is please one click this gem of a read, I’m so excited for more in this series and I’m sure you will be too.
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Thelma and Louise Book Blog
September 10, 2020
5 Star review of Tempted By Love (The Steeles At Silver Island #1) by Melissa Foster This is author Jack "Jock" Steele and single mum Daphne Zablonski’s story and what a beautifully written, heart warming story it was. I particularly enjoy, Ms.Foster’s style of writing and cannot wait to read more in this series and if Tempted by Love is anything to go by, Ms.Foster has another winning series on her hand. Jock is a man shattered by his past, never having recovered form the loss of his partner and baby, estranged from his family, he has closed himself off to all but an old friend. When his friend passes away he leaves Jock a fortune on the proviso that he writes another book. Neither Jock or Daphne are looking for a relationship, but fate works in mysterious ways. Jock is drawn to Daphne and her little girl Hadley, who wraps him around her fingers and refuses to let me go. The chemistry between Jock and Daphne was sizzling and as they get to know each other it only intensifies. When the past comes back to haunt them, will Jock be able to come to terms with it? Will Jock and Daphne be prepared to take a giant leap of faith and perhaps finally find the happily ever after that they all deserve? One click now and find out.
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Susan Weber
September 7, 2020
What a fantastic story about breaking free from the prison in your head. Poor Jock locked himself off for years due to his past. Daphne a single mom of a three year old girl, Hadley. Daphne's daughter adores Jock and goes running every time she sees him. However, Jock wants nothing to do with Hadley and that makes her cry when he ignores her. For that reason Daphne tried to avoid Jock. Which is kind of hard because they live at the same resort. Jock is fighting an internal battle. As Jock and Daphne become closer he really wants to try to overcome his reaction to children, especially Hadley. Your heart will just melt as Jock starts to soften to Hadley. As always, Melissa wrote an amazing story. Her books sucks you in from the first page. You will most definitely laugh. You will definitely cry. This is book part of A Love In Bloom series. You do not have to read the previous book, however I strongly recommend you do. There are reoccurring characters.
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Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance, and women's fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa's emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented. Melissa loves to chat with book clubs and readers, invite her to your next event.

Melissa also writes sweet romance under the pen name, Addison Cole.

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