Overall Grade: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
If you thought T.K. Leigh’s Temptation ended with a bang of a cliffhanger, then you will be shocked that she upped her game in Persuasion, the second book of her Temptation series. The continuing saga of Lachlan and Julia doesn’t just give you more answers about the suspense storyline of this series. In fact, you find out more of their backstories in this book. Leigh also brings more of the heat between Lachlan and Julia, more than you find in Temptation. What I like about this series is the need for the four books. I’ll be honest. When I first saw this series would include four books, I was annoyed. I’m not a “wait for all of the stories” type of reader. Even more, I’m an ARC reader for T.K. Leigh (of course, for an honest review). So slogging through the wait of four books seemed interminable and, at first, too decadent. All of this might have seemed true at the beginning; yet, now having read through the first two books, it appears to be necessary. T.K. Leigh is carefully unraveling the emotional journeys of Lachlan and Julia, and she gives them space through this four-book series to grow in their characterization. Even more, she deftly exposes the various parts of the suspense portion of this romance. There was no moment during this book (and its predecessor) when I felt the pacing unravel. Instead, Julia and Lachlan’s journey requires all four books. If T.K. Leigh continues to write them in a way that makes her readers rabid for this romantic suspense, then the Temptation series is well worth the wait. And Persuasion, the newest book, simply adds more kindling to the growing fire of a story.
In love and romance,