Brooklyn is running for her life. She
is a lioness shapeshifter but that won’t stop “the Asshole”
she is trying to escape. She is out of money and decides to
make a stop at “Uncle Lancaster’s” as she knows he will put
her up for the night. Lancaster, as patriarch of the
Lionheart family, knows Brooklyn is in trouble and wants to
help her. But he knows she won’t accept charity. So he
decides to hire her math skills and assigns her to work with
his son Khalid on an embezzlement case. Brooklyn has had
the hots for Khalid for years but knows she will never act
on it; she won’t bring danger to the Lionheart family.
Brooklyn and Khalid butt heads at every
opportunity. But is it just their way of trying to mask
their attraction? When Brooklyn suddenly goes into heat,
something that happens every five years, all bets are off.
After a one time together, both are sure they will never
find a better partner in bed. But Brooklyn, sticking to her
conscience, flees after “the Asshole” catches up and ends up
fighting Khalid. Khalid knows he will do whatever it takes
to find Brooklyn and make her his mate, no matter who he
will have to face or how far he will travel. When he finds
her, will she be willing to mate with him for life?
Temptress is a fast-paced
foray into the Lionheart firm and the lives of the lion
shapeshifters there, especially Khalid and the close family
friend Brooklyn. I found the overall plot line intriguing,
but with the way the story jumped around, I found myself
lost and having to reread passages to see if I had missed
parts of the plotline, very distracting. This was a huge
disappointment to me as the premise of the story was very
well thought out, but I feel like I missed parts of the
story. That being said, I will still look for another
chapter in this series to see if it was only this one story
as I was very intrigued by the characters and their world.
Ms. Morgan can also write one, or two, or three hot and
steamy love scenes. I found Temptress to be a
frustrating but interesting read.