Tempted by a Kiss by Anna Durand

Tempted by a Kiss by Anna Durand
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (28 pgs)
Heat Level: Hot
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Nymphaea

Mel Thompson just dumped her cheating ex after two years together. Now she’s determined to understand the allure of casual sex by having a steamy fling of her own at a notoriously raunchy underground club. When her best friend, Adam Caras, catches on to her plan, he makes a surprising offer to derail her. If she wants a hot fling, he’ll give it to her.

Who better than Adam, renowned lady-killer, to demonstrate the erotic pleasures of a one night stand? Sex could ruin their friendship, but after a soul-searing kiss, Mel fears one night may never be enough.

Heat, heart and friends…what could be better?

I love the friends to possible lovers trope. Love it. This book didn’t disappoint. The characters are interesting and I liked reading about them. Ms. Durand spun a good tale. I got emotionally involved right away and hoped the characters would get together. For a short book, this delivers the heat, too. Whew!!

One thing that took me out of the story was the use of independent body parts. It was a tad jarring when a character’s hand seemed to move independently of the rest of him or her. That said, I still liked the book and I’m glad I got to read it.

Mel is easy to relate to–she’s had a rough patch and well, she wants to try again in dating. Who hasn’t been there? Then there’s Adam. I loved the description of him. I wanted to lick him, too. He’s sweet and perfect for her.

If you want a book that’s hot, but not too hot and has a lot of heart, then this might be the book for you!


  1. Great review!!! Anna is an awesome author. Love the friend to lovers trope, too. Have to check this book out.

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