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*Release Blast with Review* Temptation by JD Hawkins


Temptation by JD Hawkins

Release Date: August 29th

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Photographer: Wander Aguiar

Cover Model: Collin V.




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My Review

JD Hawkins writing for me has been so unique from his first book that I am always excited to pick up a new book and see what he has in store for us next. His writing is sexy and direct, and he has a way of pulling stories together with characters you aren’t always sure you’re going to love right off the bat. With Temptation, he took a little different direction. I would say this is the softer and sweeter side of JD Hawkins writing. We still get a great story, but it isn’t the same writing style as I have become accustomed too from him; but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

In Temptation we see the story of Melina and Wyatt. Two young adults that have known each other forever. Suddenly, they find themselves working together at her job. And he’s her “boss”. Her character is fun, and I relate so much because of the photography aspects that this alone made it a fun read for me. He’s a playboy who’s been living in NYC, now relocated and closer to home. When their paths cross sparks fly. Their connection is pretty instant and seeing their love story unfold was wonderful.

This book was a fun and quick read for me and it is truly the lighter side of JD Hawkins. If you aren’t into the heavy on the cocky alpha male aspect, this book is a fun read.




What happens when the boy you’ve wanted your whole life finally wants you back?

I’m used to taking what I want, being the best at what I do. During the day, I make big bucks as New York’s premiere consultant. At night, I can get any girl I lay my eyes on. I thought this life was what I wanted: working hard and playing harder–with penthouse apartments, luxury cars and bottle service every weekend. After six years in the city, I know I’ve been living like a monster for too long. I need to get my act together. I need to find something real. I need to come home.

LA means family and a fresh start. My parents and my friends who are close enough to be siblings.

And Melina.

Melina is nerdy smart, with a challenging sense of humor and legs for miles. It’s so hard to describe her…enigmatically beautiful. I’m sure there’s a word for it in French. But I know there’s a naughty girl hiding behind that shy smile that I’m dying to drag out.

There was always something between us. I never forgot her laugh, never could get her off my mind. Nobody ever seemed to notice how my body would react when I was near Melina, how much more focused I became—maybe not even Melina herself. But this time it’s different.

The more time we spend together, the more I wonder if there was something there all along. After so long in the fast lane, I don’t know if I can handle settling down. But seeing Melina’s passion, I’m tempted beyond belief.

I have to admit it: temptation is hard to resist.




I go dizzy, feeling so faint I need to close my eyes for a minute before I can do anything but bask. Wyatt strokes my hair slowly, the rough-but-cool touch of his hands bringing me back to life, and when I open my eyes I see him lying there beside me.

Suddenly the haze clears and I feel my stomach sink like a stone. The full magnitude of what just happened forming like a beast on the horizon.

“Oh god…I can’t believe we just…” I mumble.

“Yeah…” Wyatt replies with a lazy grin. “We did.”

The anxiety comes fast, flooding into that empty space left by orgasm.

Wyatt. My childhood crush. A friend I share with our families, our entire group. My new, albeit temporary, boss. As amazing as it felt in the moment, the myriad ways in which this was a horrible idea come out from wherever they were hiding an hour ago.


How could I be so reckless?

And how the hell are we going to keep this a secret?



About the Author

JD Hawkins writes erotic romance with modern-classic alpha males and strong, independent women. He currently lives with his wife in Austin, TX. He loves to travel and has lived in many places, including LA, New York City, India and Thailand. When he isn’t writing, JD enjoys surfing, training in Mixed Martial Arts, reading and taking naps. He once dreamed of becoming a ballerina. He’s always loved making up stories, especially ones inspired by real life.




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