Wilder series, book 3
Brava Books, an imprint of Kensington Publishing Corp.
Rating: 4 Cups
As a teenager, Harley Stephens had a major crush on TJ Wilder. After a night that she would never forget, she was irrevocably changed when he seemed to forget that she gave him her virginity.
TJ has never been able to quite figure out why Harley always seems to blow hot and cold around him. Being together on a hiking trip brings the truth of what happened all those years ago, leaving TJ with the shocking realization that he wants to relive the experience.
Harley’s life is finally starting to take shape; she is dating a nice, respectable man and is thinking of moving to Colorado. But one kiss, one amazing touch from TJ has her life spinning out of control and questioning any decisions she has already made. As they continue to work together through Wilder Adventures, they will come to know each other in ways they never expected, and Harley will have to make the hardest decision of her life. Should she stay in Wishful where her future seems to be shaky, or move to Colorado where her future looks nice and stable?
Ms. Shalvis always has a way of writing that touches the reader’s soul and Instant Temptation is no different. The amazing dialogue that flowed from TJ’s lips as he expressed his thoughts to Harley was always poignant, leaving me sighing in response. The way Harley is always taking care of her family’s needs and leaving her own behind left me feeling that TJ’s alpha maleness was a perfect match for her strong and independent nature. Seeing how both TJ and Harley’s feelings for each other opened slowly like a blooming rose is a sight to see and will have you aching to support them as they struggle through one emotional upheaval after another. The author never disappoints and this is a definite keeper; a novel that I will be sure to enjoy time and again.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More