*I was given a free copy of this book in return for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. I was not paid by the publisher or the author for my review.*
The Marine’s Temptation — Jennifer Morey
This book was delightful. It had a nice mixture of lighthearted banter between the two main characters (Carson Adair and Georgia Mason), intrigue, danger and of course…the romance.
I think this isn’t the first book in the series (I’m not 100% sure about that) but regardless, you’re able to jump right into the story and not feel like you’re missing anything. Well. I was, anyway.
Carson Adair is a former Marine and son of a wealthy business man. When his father dies, Carson comes back to the family to help pick up the pieces and figure out what exactly happened. His family has skeleton’s in their closet…some rather large ones.
Georgia Mason is the step-daughter of Carson’s father’s first wife. She’s also a librarian (which I just loved). She’s sassy and spunky… but she’s got a bit of a chip on her shoulder when it comes to the wealthy.
I loved the interactions between Carson and Georgia. From the very start it is very clear to the reader and to all the secondary characters that there’s something between the two of them. Carson teases her about her dislike…or is it disapproval?… of the wealthy. The way he’d do it was in a way that wasn’t too much of a jerk. He was able to get her thinking about her prejudice and start to change her way of thinking. It was wonderful.
Carson was fun to read. He’s a badass Marine and he’s also a sweet dude. He could be ruthless and deal with the multiple dangerous situations that himself and Georgia found themselves in, and he could make Georgia blush like nobody’s business. He didn’t let his injury that resulted in his discharge from the Corp define him. Sometimes the leading guy (when he’s military) in a book when he has an injury…he let’s it really effect his character…Carson didn’t have that problem. He knew what he was capable of doing and delt with things within his limitations.
Georgia was also fun to read. She’s a librarian, so she’s naturally curious. I just really loved her. She didn’t let Carson bulldoze over her, and she wasn’t afraid to call him on his shit. She also knows when she’s wrong about something, and can admit it. All around just loved her.
I loved Jennifer Morey’s writing style and how she was able to draw me right into the book. I read it while I was at work, and only put it down when I really had to. I can’t wait to see what other books she has available and for what else she puts out next.
I give this a solid 10/10.