Sierra, call me CiCi, Merritt is a 30ish
year old professional who is now to be married. But not by
her choice, it is actually her parents who have arranged this
marriage for her. This is not uncommon in 2647 with many
marriages no longer based solely on love, but the marriage of
corporations and families. CiCi has been married to her job
at Merritt Industries except for one disastrous relationship
that she has never completely recovered from. In the days
that approach her wedding her best friend talks her into
blowing off some steam at a hot spot on the planet where not
only are her nuptials taking place, but it is the home planet
of her groom.
Jonathan “Jack” Bain Wright the Third is
also a workaholic but for Wright Enterprises. His parent sset
up this arranged marriage and didn’t tell him until the last
minute. Now he can’t figure out how to get out of it. As a
Tregonian shape shifter he has to be careful and in control of
his other self, and he doesn’t know if he will be able to do
this with a wife. For his bachelor party his cousin suggests
that they hit a particular hot spot.
CiCi and Jack are drawn to each other and
hook up. Will they figure out they really are fiancé’s before
it is too late?
Tempting Traditions was a
fast paced and spicy read. I loved the idea of the arranged
marriage that was almost thwarted by the bride and groom with
each other. Marie Harte developed characters that were not
only believable but had a great chemistry together. I hope
Tempting Traditions is not the only story that will
be set on this planet by Marie Harte; she has the potential
for a winning series. If you like steamy sex scenes with soul
mates this book would make a good spring read for you.