Overall Grade: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
T.K. Leigh’s Temptation is a promissory note. It’s the beginning of a journey that hopes to keep her readers on the edge of their seats. Besides being a promise of what’s to come, it’s a quick nibble, meant to hook and entice. And it does just that.
The story follows Lachlan, an Aussie-born professional American baseball player, who has just found out his sister has died. Distraught, he returns home to Hawaii to process his grief. However, there are questions, and he doesn’t believe her cause of death. With the help of his ohana, his brother from another mother, Nikko, he’s intent on finding some answers. In the meantime, he encounters Julia on the beach where he’s surfing after she was stung by a jellyfish. From the minute Julia and Lachlan meet, they feel this otherworldly attraction. He assists her, and they go their separate ways. Yet, they meet again at a local restaurant. Again, they feel drawn to each other. Later that evening, during the early morning hours, they come across each other again on the beach and share a bottle of wine together. It is then that they can no longer avoid their attraction to each other. Later that day, he comes to her house, and they make the agreement to spend the week together, no strings attached and no personal details divulged. Underlying all of this is Lachlan and Nikko’s investigation into the trauma of his past as well as his sister’s death. When Temptation ends, T.K. Leigh leaves us all on a HUGE cliffhanger.
Temptation is but a beginning. There is an evolving introduction of Lachlan and Julia, but there are definitely details to be revealed. Leigh teases us with a few of them, but there is much much more to come given this is a four-book series. I’m excited about what’s to come. This reverse age gap is sure to bring the angst and the steam if Book 1 is any indication, and Lachlan and Julia’s chemistry already eats up Leigh’s first book.
If you’re willing to be patient for the evolution of the series, jump into book 1. Or wait until the final book and binge-read it. Either way, based on what I’ve read thus far, you won’t want to miss this series. I’m ready for Book 2.
In love and romance,