Hailey Burton, Vice President of Tryton Financial Institute, finds herself in a position she never wanted to be in and hoped she could avoid. After the Chief Financial Officer of Tryton is found guilty of embezzlement the company finds themselves is serious need of some good public relations. When the company decides to reinstate its children’s toy drive for the Christmas season, Hailey finds herself in charge of an impossible task. Not only does Hailey feel uncomfortable around children, she doesn’t celebrate holidays and doesn’t want to start now. Worst of all, Hailey is forced to work with Quinn Matheson, when every toy company turns her down. Quinn, Hailey’s ex-fiancé, is still everything Hailey wants and more. Will the past keep them apart or bring them together? Can people really change? Is she ready to put fear aside and take a leap in love?
I loved this book. It is fun, flirty and sexy. Hailey and Quinn have a sexual attraction and energy that kept me hooked to the pages of this book. I loved their story and the play on words that the title provides in conjunction to the story within. Quinn is a sexy male character who any woman could easily fall for. I really rooted for both of them in this story and wanted to see them be successful in business and personal affairs alike. The ending was perfect.
Overall this story has a great plot that is believable and relatable. Each character is well developed and portrayed within the story. By the end of the book I felt as if I knew them personally. It was as if I was part of their social group, a friend watching and support them through the rough patch. Both of these characters have a magnetism that drew me into the story and kept me intrigued. I read this book in about two hours because I couldn’t put it down. While the length works for the book, I couldn’t help but want to read more. The story is unique in its own way but not totally original. The basic idea and flow has been explored in other contemporary romances, but “Toying With Temptation” by Madison Martin brings its own worth and energy to the table making it a great and highly recommendable read.
Toying With Temptation: A Romance
Chance Press (2012)
Reviewed by Tiffany Schlarman for Reader Views (4/12)