on July 19, 2015
Provocative is the sequel to the #1 Erotica Bestseller Tempting and should not be read as a standalone. Tempting is currently FREE for a limited time.
Coming home to a quiet, dark house. Meals by myself, because she was already done. Excuses and apologies, they were never enough. But even with that, when I touched her—when she arched under me and pulled me deeper— we couldn’t get back to where we needed to be. Where we used to be. It was all frustration. Loneliness. Loss.
Because even though she was no longer my student, the chemistry was always there. Adele and I loved each other. We thought we were unshakable.
But love isn’t always enough.
It wasn’t enough when I constantly disappointed her. It wasn’t enough when loss cleaved us in two. And when she left me, love was not enough.
She didn’t know yet that I’d never stop fighting for her. But she would.
**Author’s note: Let’s be real clear that this is BOOK TWO of a duet, and you’re going to want to read Tempting before you read this one. Adele and Nathan started their story in that book, and you’ll get the same sex, fighting, and cursing that you did in the first. But if you want it to make sense, read Tempting first. If any of that offends you, please avoid them both.**
Reading order for the Tempting series 1. Tempting (Adele & Nathan Part One) 2. Beguiling (Scarlet & Leo - Standalone) 3. Provocative (Adele & Nathan Part Two) 4. Addicted - coming October 2016 (Standalone)
What a great conclusion to Nathan and Adele’s story. I loved it! Provocative is the third book in the Tempting Series and the continuation of Nathan and Adele’s story from book 1, Tempting. In order to read Provocative, you have to read Book 1. Book 2 is not required as it is focused on a different couple.
This sequel explores how the couple is adapting to living together and how their daily routine is affecting them. In the beginning they’re faced with an unexpected situation as a couple and we get to see how they deal with that. It’s hard to discuss the book without spoiling it and I don’t want to spoil anything!
Adele was definitely my favorite part of the book. She’s the star of the story. I loved her way of thinking, her strength and her determination. I loved how she faced her troubles and how she reached Nathan a lesson. She was the adult in the relationship way more than Nathan was. And Nathan, well Nathan was pretty much same unlikeable, hot jerk Nathan, lol. If you read my review of Tempting you know that I have a love/hate relationship with him because he tends to be a jerk. He does turn around in this book and he finally takes the necessary steps to make the relationship with Adele work and I loved that.
Like I said, I overall loved the book. It’s a little less hot than Tempting but it’s still super hot. This book is also off the charts angsty. I also loved the secondary characters, Leo and Scarlet and I’m super intrigued by Elias. If you love forbidden romances, I super recommend this series. I can’t wait to read more books from this author!
**An ARC was generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review**
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