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A Lesson in Temptation is my first Audra North and I have a feeling its not going to be my last This woman can write the heck out of a novella delivering an emotional and scorching read that is so very worth your time It s not the cover alone that is out of this world sexy when it comes to A Lesson in Temptation what lies inside is mind numbingly soA Lesson in Temptation is part of the Stanton Family series With two full length novels an My thanks to NetGalley and Entangled Publishing LLC for providing me with a free copy for an honest reviewThis was a very fast paced novella that spanned a period of 5 6 weeks and Tango classesA former student and her TA find themselves in a Tango class for two very separate reasons however the attraction they had a few years ago is still very much thereBoth have their reasons as to why they work so hard but whilst he excludes the fun she is determined and works hard to make sure that she has someIt s a sweet and fun and enjoyable read that seems to finish very ickly For this review and visit my blogTo be honest I wasn t expecting much from A Lesson in Temptation Lately a lot of the short romances I have read have been disappointing so I was The Magnificent M.D. unfairly expecting this to be as well Short romances are hard to get right becaus 4 Stars From the vertical tango to the horizontal tango this was a fun flirty sexy novellaI was charmed by Adam sirkiness and amused by his dogged determination to put his career goals before his own needs and pleasure and not to enjoy life Julie was the complete opposite and was hell bent on living life to the fullest Their mutual attraction started years ago when neither of them was in the position to act on it but now Julie had the opportunity to set things in motion and she was ready to take on the challenge Adam didn t stand a chance When we move we must lead and follow with the center of our body Ivana told the class pointing to a place just beneath her breasts and gliding backward If your center does not come first you will find it difficult to dance tango That means straight backs don t let your arms flop all about and don t tiptoe around and lose your balance Now all of you face your partner and walk toward each other with your center leading When you reach each other walk backward to your starting place With intention Christ First he was paired with the sexiest woman he d ever known and now he had to walk toward her with intention If he intended anything toward her he d be thrusting into her by the end of the class Couldn t he walk toward her with a vague interest instead Lots of sizzle and sexual innuendos Julie and Adam tangoed their way from the dance floor to the bedroom and this enjoyable journey was filled with light hearted moments intense passion and witty dialogue For a novella it was nearly a complete package but it lacked a little in the end and while it was sweet it was very abrupt However I enjoyed the Audra North s writing and storytelling so much that I want read the entire Stanton Family Novella series A copy of the book was provided by Entangled Edge in exchange for an honest review Audra North has placed herself firmly on my autobuy list This lady can write a novella From the opening page A Lesson In Temptation grabbed and with ev Professor Adam Harkness Hotness is given the gift of tango lessons Something which he deems a waste of time time in which he could be working on either grading papers or writing his own book so he can be published and get tenure at Columbia University Julie Stanton walks into her first tango lesson alone ignoring all of the work that she has to do but is committed to keeping her promise to herself of allowing time for her to live her life and just have fun When Adam walks into Julie s class memories of their first meeting years back come to light Adam was Julie s TA in college and one afternoon they got a little too close while he was explaining a lesson Nothing happened and both brushed it off and forgot about it Except that neither one of them did When Julie and Adam are paired as dance partners Adam is reluctant to warn Julie that even though this is a six week class he will only be attending the first one Until the night ends and Adam realizes he wants Julie agrees to keep their blossoming relationship as a kind of sex without strings deal ntil Julie starts falling back in love with her Professor HotnessWhen Julie starts making plans for after the dance classes end Adam freaks out and cuts all ties Julie accuses him of being afraid of living and leaves For the most part I really enj. Adam Harkness pulled himself out of poverty to become one of the world's most respected Finance professors but at the cost of his personal life When a well meaning friend gifts him with a dance course Adam decides to attend one class out of courtesy but no than that He has work to do after all or at least that's what he tells himselfAfter being bullied in high school Julie Stan.
Oyed this novella It is part of a series but can be read as a stand alone While the author gave the reader background knowledge on her characters it wasn t ntil the end of the story that Julie and Adam learned about each other and what they learned was why they were both so driven Adam is working so hard so he can send money back to his mother and sisters in North Dakota after their father made some bad investments with the family farm and then passed away Julie is escaping the girls who The Surgeons Miracle / Dr Angelos Baby Bombshell used to bully her mercilessly back in high school It was so bad that she had to change schools just to finish She vowed to never let anyone take her self esteem away from her and even if it hurts to try and live the life she wants which means to put herself out there and do Which is great advice for all ofs who have been bullied in the past Don t let the bitches get s downMy only complaint and it s silly is that the author in describing Julie s eyes compared them to brand new pennies Which I immediately thought of as copper eyes and how creepy I m hoping she meant shiny and bright But that was just my pet peeve Otherwise this was a sweet romantic story 4 So should I call you Professor Hotness now StarsAdam Harkness and Julie Stanton have history together after being the TA in one of Julie s finance classes in college and almost kissing her Adam never expected to see her again Life for Adam is one long round of work work work and as such when gifted a package of dance lessons from a couple of concerned friends in the hope he will get out and live a little he is less than thrilled to be giving p his time for what he considers is a total waste of his time That is The Best Man in Texas until he walks in and see s Julie all grownp and now not off limitsShe s a distraction Not to mention vibrant and beautiful and fun Everything he wasn t I loved Julie she was a fighter and even though had suffered a few knockbacks in her past she wasn t afraid to put herself out there for Adam even if it meant getting hurtShe d though about him for years Wanted him for yearsSexy Professor Harkness was an absolute treat too nifty with his feet on the floor dirty with his everything between the sheets and sweetly vulnerable the rest of the time How do you make me forget about all the things hanging over my head Audra North s Stanton Family Novella Series is fast becoming one of my favorites although short the stories are well developed and easy to lose yourself in for an hour or two I would love to see a full length romance novel from this author at some point in the future I love her writing and would like to spend than a couple of hours enjoying the pleasure of reading her wordsARC supplied via Netgalley in exchange for the above honest review The novella A Lesson in Temptation is the fourth story in the Stanton Family series I read and enjoyed two of the previous stories found this one to be funniestAdam Harkness s The Prodigal Comes Home (Mirror Lake, unshakable drive and insane work ethic has landed him a coveted tenure track position as Finance professor at Columbia While a professorship gives him some measure of security he is not about to letp and risk losing it all Feeling the pressure to finish his book he doesn t want to slack off even for a night but find himself nder an obligation to attend a dance class gifted to him by his colleague and mentor Naomi Stressed and tense he walks into class and spots a familiar face across the roomEver since she put her horrible high school years behind her Julie Stanton has been determined to make sure she enjoys living life making the effort to make time for fun and play despite her demanding career Feeling her work life balance has dangerous skewed toward too much work she has signed p for a Tango class as treatcommitment to herself to get out and enjoy lifeJulie and Adam are both thrilled and mortified when they run into each other at class because a few years before Adam had been a TA for one of Julie s classes and while they had both felt sparks neither acted on them Now years later they find themselves attempting to learn the most seductive of dances while hiding their attraction Despite his fears and reservations Julie entices Adam to embark on fling that will affect their lives in ways they both nderestimate I thought this novella with incredibly funny with great banter and even slapstick but with a real sweet core Adam is incredibly risk averse and shies away from his feelings from Julie while at the same time failing to see the seriousness of her feelings or value what she brings to his life There is great groveling and the resolut. Ton took refuge in her studies But now that her hard work has paid off and Julie has found success in her job it's time to focus on finding the same happiness in the rest of her lifeWhen Adam walks into the same tango class that Julie signed p for she recognizes him immediately as the professor whom she had a crush on in college Both Adam and Julie have proven themselves to be.
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Ion was sweet and perfect A review copy of A Lesson in Temptation was provided by Entangled Publishing via NetGalley I was about a A Biblical Approach to Developing the Inner Qualities of a Leader uarter of the way into this one when I clicked over to darn you one click and bought the other three titles in the series Fifteen minutes after finishing this one I started on Healing Her Heart No doubt the other two will follow soon what They re novellas I can sueeze them in somewhereSome of my favorite parts of this one were the times we were inside poor Adam s head He tried so hard to stay focused on his goals and keep Julie out of his mind Fortunately fors and Julie it didn t workThis one had me laughing out loud at the dinner table it s their dance instructor giving them one of their first directions in the first class period and Adam s responseNow all of you face your partner and walk toward each other with your center leading When you reach each other walk backward to your starting place With intention Christ First he was paired with the sexiest woman he d ever known and now he had to walk toward her with intention If he intended anything toward her he d be thrusting into her by the end of the class Couldn t he walk toward her with a vague interest insteadHere s a little later in the same lessonDancing while trying to suppress an erection was about as fun as it soundedThey were still walking together all the couples moving in a big circle He had one hand just along Julie s rib cage and the other was pressed against her palm His mind would not let go of that image of her open and ready for him and the contact was killing him This close he could see how perfect her skin was and she smelled so good Oops Another couple bumped into him from behind He tripped forward into Julie For a brief moment they were pressed full body against each other breasts to chest hip to hip andhis cock almost jumped with relief at the feel of being pushed against her sweet soft heat Oh Her eyes flew wide and he jumped away bringing them both to a full stop while the offending couple danced around them completely naware of the awkwardness that they d left behind Just act like nothing happenedHe nearly laughed out loud Julie Stanton had just felt his erection and his advice to himself was to feign ignorance Moments like these made him estion how he d ever won that Fulbright ScholarshipSee Poor Adam And poor Julie because she s only got a little over a hundred pages to convince this guy that he does indeed need to loosen Taming the Demon (Demon Blade up at least enough to let her in Fortunately for them both she manages it nicely A Lesson in Temptation is a short steamy read with laugh out loud moments You don t have to have read the others in the series to enjoy it but after this one you ll definitely want to Rating 4 stars A I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review I can always turn to author Audra North when I am looking for aick hot read Her novellas never fail to disappoint and A Lesson in Temptation is a welcome addition to her series The Stanton Family Due to the restrictiveness of a short narrative Ms North is always able to sustain an entertaining plot along with characters that are well developedAdam Harkness or should I say Adam Hotness has worked very hard to achieve a place on Columbia University s faculty He has given Sinfully Sweet (Harlequin Blaze up all of his free time which includes some much needed fun for the sake of finishing his publication and supporting his family back home in North Dakota To force Adam to loosenp and have some fun his good friends gave him a gift of tango lessonsIn order to save herself from the bullies in high school Julie Stanton threw herself into her studies A little than a few years later she graduated from Columbia with the highest honors and is now a senior analyst with a prestigious firm in New York City Making friends and social connections has always been difficult for Julie yet she puts herself out there time and time againAdam and Julie met in college when Adam was a TA in one of Julie s classes Their chemistry was magnetic back then and now it is even so when they find each other in the same dance classI liked this book and the entire Stanton Family series thus far Ms North is a talented storyteller and her characters are always well defined likeable and real I appreciated how the personal details of both Adam s and Julie s past were discovered and slowly nraveled The time they spent together the they realized a fling was not in the cards Overall a sexy fast paced enjoyable read with a hot coverComplimentary copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review. Excellent scholars But when the attraction between them turns into something will they be able to open their hearts and learn a new lesson how to loveEach book in the Stanton Family series is a standalone full length novella that can be enjoyed out of order Series OrderBook #1 Falling for the CEOBook #2 One Night in SantiagoBook #3 Healing Her HeartBook #4 A Lesson in Temptati.
Audra North is a contemporary romance author of than twenty romances including the Stanton Family series from Entangled Publishing the Hard Driving series from St Martin’s Press and the Pushing the Boundaries series from Samhain Publishing She is the owner and publisher of Pink Kayak Press which focuses on the publication of diverse romance works Winter Rain a Pink Kayak Press antholo