Thursday, October 3, 2013

Tempted in the Tropics by Tracy March

Paige Ellerbee has a good thing going with the elderly who dominate her small Maryland town. After her mother’s death, Paige moved back home to take care of the only family she has left. Besides looking after Dad, she manages Sweet Bee’s, the bakery where she makes “magical” treats that seem to help the ailments of her customers.

Leaving behind scandal and a cheating fiance in Texas, Lane Anderson is the new doctor of Maple Creek who is unwilling to provide Paige with the medical information of his patients. Without this crucial information to make the right recipes, her business will fail. Lane might be the hottest guy in Maple Creek, but Paige can’t see any redeeming qualities in the uptight doctor, beyond his swoon-worthy looks.

If ruining her business wasn't bad enough, Paige learns that Lane is attending their mutual friend’s destination wedding in St. Lucia. Fortunately, a truce and a tropical fling might be just what the doctor ordered.

March’s (The Practice Proposal) uninspired contemporary doesn't really break any new ground here to make it particularly memorable. Still, the tropical locale is a good backdrop for romance and the love scenes are tame enough for those who like their sex on the light side.

Originally published in Xpress Reviews: E-Originals | First Look at New Books, September 27, 2013

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