Midnight Temptation by Dee Tenorio
The Remingtons, Book Two
Samhain Publishing
Contemporary Romance
ISBN: 1-59998-245-5
Reviewed by Cassie

   

 

For two years, Raven Remington has wanted his assistant, Vanessa Kaye.  With all his secrets, however, he knows it’s better for him to resist temptation.  Unfortunately, the temptation becomes harder and harder to resist, and one night they succumb to their mutual desire. 

Vanessa has been attracted to her boss for a long time, but always told herself he was unattainable.  Now she has him, but she knows she can’t keep him.  Will the secrets of the past keep Raven and Vanessa apart?

Midnight Temptation is a sweet, satisfying, and deeply emotional read.  Raven is the epitome of the tortured hero.  He’s been keeping dark secrets that hold him apart from his family, even his twin brother, Sky.  Everyone thinks the worst of him, and he tells himself he doesn’t care.  When his desire for Vanessa gets out of control, he doesn’t like it, because he doesn’t believe he has a heart to give.  Raven’s deep sadness and inner turmoil were touching, and I really wanted a happy ending for him.  Vanessa is the perfect heroine for Raven.  The secrets she’s keeping are even more painful than his, and they make her believe she will never have a chance at love and a family.  I usually get mad when a hero and heroine’s problems seem like they could be solved by a conversation or two, but Vanessa’s past is so painful, and so heartbreakingly real, that I had no trouble believing every minute of her conflict.  Throughout the long, emotional journey Vanessa and Raven took to love, I felt their emotions right along with them and hoped they’d finally get their well-deserved happily-ever-after.  The supporting characters, members of the Remington and Kaye families, help to flesh out the story by providing information about the past and support in the present.  The family secrets that were revealed in this book made me want to go back and pick up the first Remingtons book, although this one stood on its own perfectly well.  Dee Tenorio did a great job of creating a fascinating family I for one want to learn all about.  With a tortured hero, a heroine with a painful past, lots of emotion, and explosive family secrets, Midnight Temptation is an excellent read!

     

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