Tempt Me

· Bodyguard Bad Boys Book 2 · Sold by CP Publishing
43 reviews

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The single dad & the nanny…

Burned by an ex with a wandering eye, Austin Rhodes has sworn off women. His sole focus is his young daughter — and despite his good intentions, the little girl's live-in nanny. He hired Mia Atwood to care for his child but he finds himself lusting after her instead. Keeping his distance  isn’t easy but  he’s determined to be a gentleman. Until Mia's past comes back to haunt her and she’s in need of Austin’s brand of protection. Suddenly she’s his in every sense of the word — and he’ll do whatever it takes to shield the woman who tempts him beyond reason.

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43 reviews
Liza Brown
January 16, 2018
Tempt Me is a single dad/nanny story and Carly Phillips did an absolutely perfect job with it. This sexy stand-alone romance, which is part of The Bachelor Bad Boys series, pulled me in from the very first page. Austin was burned badly by his ex-wife and has no plans to every have another long-term relationship with anyone other than his daughter Bailey. However, he didn't plan on Mia Atwood, his daughter's nanny entering his life. I loved that both Austin and Mia pretty much were attracted to one another from the moment she started working as Bailey's nanny, yet they both always put Bailey's needs first. Books with kids can sometimes take away from the romance, but Ms. Phillips did an amazing job establishing Bailey's character without over powering the romance between Austin and Mia. In fact I think part of what helped Austin to feel more comfortable with Mia was how she always put Bailey's needs first. I thought the slow burn to Austin and Mia being together totally fit with his past and Mia working for Austin. I don't know if it would have been as believable to me if they both didn't delay getting together. I was so glad when they finally gave into their attraction and made love. They had seriously smoking hot chemistry and it only grew stronger the more time they spent together. I have to say I absolutely loved how protective Austin was of Mia once they got together. He always was protective of his daughter and it just showed even before Austin was willing to admit his feelings for Mia that he had already fallen hard. I loved watching this strong and complex man fall so hard for the first time in his life. I loved seeing Austin, Mia, and Bailey become a real family. Tempt Me is another winner in the Bachelor Bad Boys series. While it can totally be read as a stand-alone story, I see no reason to skip out on Rock Me first to meet all the other characters in the series. Rating: 5 Stars (A) Review copy provided by publisher
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Erin Lewis
January 12, 2018
5 star review Tempt Me (Bodyguard Bad Boys #2) by Carly Phillips Where do I start? This is a single father/nanny story about Austin Rhodes, Mia Atwood and an adorable little girl names Bailey (whom I loved). I love alpha males who are strong, sexy and protective, throw on a cute little girl who just about melts my heart and I knew I was in for one awesome read. Both Austin and Mia have fought their attraction for each other, neither wanting cross the line. They share sizzling hot looks and on occasion, some stolen kisses, so can they keep the chemistry between them from exploding particularly since neither of them really want to hold back.? When Mia’s past comes back to haunt her, Austin knows that he must step in and protect not only her but his little girl Bailey. He is protecting on so many fronts, not just Mia’s past but his own as his ex-wife seeks to get custody when her plan to extract more money from him is met with no success. Not only does he have to protect Mia but he needs to protect Bailey from the mother she doesn't know and who doesn't really want her, unless it is as a pawn in her revenge against Austin. The characters were easy to relate to and the steaminess when it occurred, off the charts as Austin and Mia sizzled together. This was one of those books I just didn’t want to put down or have end. This book runs the gauntlet of emotions and when you add in the suspense and danger it is truly a great read. Ms. Phillips has written a story where the characters are strong and well written (Bailey is so cute she almost steals the book) and I will admit I was extremely sad when I finished the book.  
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Pardon My Blurb
January 19, 2018
Tempt Me By: Carly Phillips ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review by Kristie K Good guys don’t always finish last, as Carly Phillips proves with her newest release… Tempt Me is a captivating tale of a single father, badly burned by the mother of his child and determined not to make himself or his daughter vulnerable by getting involved with a woman…no matter how tempting she may be. Austin Rhodes is a wonderful father, with a heart of gold, and a body for sin. His only apparent weakness is his daughter…until he hires a gorgeous new nanny that has his blood boiling, and his pants tenting. Mia Atwood grew up in foster care from the age of six, and put herself through college, but finding her true calling as a nanny. Her love for children and desire for a family of her own only fuel her passion for her job. When her most recent charge is a precocious six year old that captures her heart, and a boss that threatens to do the same, nothing can prepare her for the roller coaster she’s on. Carly Phillips delivers another incredible tale of desire, loss, fear, and hope with Tempt Me. While a popular genre at the moment, Ms. Phillips is able to add twists and turns that make this tale as unique as the characters she creates. I absolutely adore Austin, both as a father, a son, and as a man. Such a genuine man, with a heart as big as Texas, and a protective streak just as wide. His fears aren’t unfounded, but genuine, and his vulnerabilities are refreshing. Mia is everything I would want in a nanny, a friend, a sister, or a mother. She is a beautiful soul, with a heart full of love for those in her life. Always putting others first, especially the child she is in charge of, Mia is a truly extraordinary human being. The tension between Austin and Mia is nearly unbearable, and the push and pull that follows is both heartbreaking and beautiful. These characters believe in honesty with each other, which is both refreshing and a little…surprising? Most authors crank up the drama, where Carly Phillips just cranks up the real. A truly intoxicating read that I truly enjoyed from the beginning to end. Kristie K
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About the author

Carly Phillips, whose real name is Karen Drogin, was born on July 7, 1965 in New York. She received an undergraduate degree from Brandeis University. She eventually became a lawyer, but never really enjoyed practicing law. After having her first child, she decided she wanted to write a romance novel. Seven years later, she sold her first book, Brazen, to Harlequin Temptation. She is now the best-selling author of numerous romances including Simply Sinful, The Playboy, Summer Lovin', Hot Property, Cross My Heart, and Lucky Break. She also writes the New York Times bestselling Dare to Love series.

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