Tempted in the Tropics by Tracy March
About the book:
The only thing they agree on is the sultry heat between them.
Nothing’s more important to Paige Ellerbee than her struggling bakery, Sweet Bee’s. When Lane Anderson, the temporary new doctor hot enough to rival McDreamy, moves in next door, though, she’s sure things are looking up. Until he threatens her business in their first conversation.
Lane just wants to practice medicine responsibly—not argue with the flighty bakery owner next door. But when he finds himself traveling down to the Caribbean to play guitar for Paige’s best friend’s wedding, suddenly the sight of the blonde in a bikini eclipses the fact they can’t agree on anything. And as their vacation romance grows, his reservations about starting something after getting burned by love are washed away like sand on the beach.
But once Paige and Lane land back home, will these polar opposites be able to forgive their feud and find lasting love?
About the author:
Award-winning author Tracy March writes romantic thrillers influenced by her career in the pharmaceutical field, and her interest in science and politics. She also writes lighthearted romances inspired by her real-life happily ever after.
Always up for travel and adventure, Tracy has flown in a stunt plane, snowmobiled on the Continental Divide, ziplined in the Swiss Alps, and been chased by a bull in the mountains of St. Lucia. She loves Nationals baseball, Saturday date nights, and Dairy Queen Blizzards—and rarely goes a day without Diet Coke and Cheez-Its.
Tracy lives in Yorktown, Virginia, with her superhero husband who works for NASA. They recently spent two years living in Washington D.C., and enjoy visiting often—especially when the Nats are in town.
My Rating: 4 Cogs
It's not common for me to read a book where I love the heroine nearly as much as I did in this novel. Paige Ellerbee is such a fantastic person that I couldn't help but wish I had someone just like her as a friend. Not only did she give up a high paying pastry chef job at a posh hotel for her family, but she stayed behind in a small town making Dr approved muffins for the elderly to help them keep themselves in line for their health. She's a completely admirable and fantastic woman that easily deserved a bit of romance in her life.
That romance was fantastically delivered by none other than the new stiff shirted new doctor that refused to help her continue the Dr Approved Muffin plan, which was wreaking havoc on her business and making her fear that she was going to lose her bakery. The two are whisked away to the Caribbean in order to go to a mutual friend's wedding, where they call a truce and the sparks start to fly.
My only real concern about the book is that I have a hard time believing that these two would have been so easily able to call a truce. Although I can understand that a truce was definitely in order so they wouldn't cause problems with the wedding, I feel that the lack of any real hostility is a bit unbelievable. There's a bit, peppered through the pages, but really, Paige seemed to just cave in to the fact that the doctor could potentially ruin her business, which did not seem congruent with the remainder of her character.
This small hiccup did not leave me turned off to the book, though. Tempted in the Tropics is a great quick read, perfect for summer!
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“This is a terrific book! The storyline is fresh, modern and engaging. This is a fast-paced read the flows fluidly from beginning to end. The author does an excellent job of creating sexy seduction scenes that sizzle with heat.” – LJT on Goodreads
“Oh. My. Gosh. I so loved Tempted in the Tropics by Tracy March. It was entertaining from start to finish with the perfect blend of romance, laughter, and passion.” – Amy on Goodreads