Overall Grade: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Like the ex-husband, serial killer of her FMC, Julia, T.K. Leigh craftily lures her readers into the books of her Temptation Series. Provocation, book 3, provides more of this gripping story in this series of four books. The first two books set the romance between Julia and Lachlan into play, while the other story in parallel to the romance, the one involving Julia’s serial killer ex- and the deaths of young women, has only shadowed their romance. Provocation invites us into more of the romantic suspense, highlighting the sociopathic tendencies of Julia’s ex.
For me, Provocation was a fast read, keeping me engrossed as Julia must confront her ex, Nick. This creates complications for her relationship with Lachlan. One of the best parts of this story comes from Julia’s friend and business partner, Naomi. She clarifies to Julia that she worries over Julia and Lachlan’s relationship as she perceives it to be more physical than emotional and connective. This book highlights the ravine that these two must traverse to truly grab their happy ending. Page after page, I found myself engrossed in their story.
Honestly, I’m ready for book 4, Obsession, because Provocation ends on a major cliffhanger like the first two books of this series. The stage is set with this book. Will Julia and Lachlan finally find their happy ending? It’s about time that they do.
In love and romance,