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review 2018-12-04 15:46
Temptation Rag
Temptation Rag - Elizabeth Hutchison Bernard

May Convery is a young woman living in New York City's upper class neighborhood in 1895. More than anything, May wants to make decisions of her own, including her love life and pursuit of poetry. May plans on going after her dreams beginning by sharing her romantic poetry with her piano teacher and love interest, Mike Bernard. Mike is faking it in the world in order to become a renowned musician. Mike and May's romance comes crashing down quickly as May's parents have other plans for May as Mrs. Theodore Livingstone. Meanwhile, the world is being overtaken by ragtime music. Mike quickly picks up the style and makes a name for himself as the Ragtime King of the World. Mike and May go their different ways, but will never forget what they once had.

Temptation Rag is a look into the lives of some of the real-life stars of the ragtime era and is written by the wife of Mike Bernard's grandson. While the story takes us from 1895 through 1920, the writing gives a good sense of the feeling of the ragtime era. One of the most interesting themes of the book was the cultural appropriation of ragtime music and how it persisted through time. Mike Bernard, crowned the Ragtime King of the World and his competitor Ben Harney, dubbed the creator or Ragtime were both white men. The African-American pianists, such as Scott Joplin, Strap Hill and Otis Saunders had to fight for their recognition. May's story, though fictionalized showed another side of the time period, though part of the upper class, May had no rights. Through time, May participates in the Women's Suffrage Movement, embraced her poetry and befriended African American artists. With this, she was finally able to take control of her life and forgive events of the past. Overall, a sweeping historical novel of the Ragtime era. 

This book was received for free in return for an honest review. 

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review 2018-11-29 08:37
Audiobook Review: Anticipating Temptation by Randi Perrin (Author), Xe Sands (Narrator)
Anticipating Temptation - Xe Sands,Randi Perrin

 

 

Anticipating Temptation will have you rooting for the underdog. Perrin gives beauty a makeover with Char Brown. Char is a sweet woman with a bucketful of self-esteem issues. Nursing a broken heart and an outlook of defeat, she's about to find the man she always hoped for. If he can convince her he's the real deal. Perrin puts into words the struggles of being different, but Char and Darryl prove how beautiful, unique can be. From the heartfelt words to the empathetic delivery and the magnificent characters, it's easy to love everything about Anticipating Temptation.

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text 2018-11-09 16:31
Herrera's Temptation (First Defense Book 1) by Samara King $2.99!
Herrera's Temptation - Samara King

Star light, star bright, first star I see tonight…will be at my mercy.

It is his responsibility to ensure minimum risks are taken with his clients. Now that ex-cop Nicolas Herrera is working with his dead partner’s daughter, pretending it is no different from any other case is becoming harder. It’s his duty to protect her, not give in to the wild attraction that shoots between them like electric currents.

 

Larisa Vega wants this criminal off the streets. If she has to go undercover as a celebrity, she will execute without fail. She doesn’t have time for Nic shadowing her every move with his quiet strength and bedroom eyes. Where was that concern when her father bled to death in his arms?

 

But when the Starlight rapist turns his sights on Larisa, will she trust the man she holds responsible for her father’s death and for stealing her heart?

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review 2018-07-17 19:19
The Temptation of Forgiveness - Donna Leon

It is very difficult to maintain the same quality throughout a longstanding series as this one(this is number 27...). And although that the storyline is still very good,the development of the characters is too detailed(looks,hand movement, breath taking,frowned eyebrows...).But this is unfortunately not exactly an added bonus. It does not lead to more understanding, more depth...

That said,one of the main characters is the city of Venice and Venice fulfils its role to perfection!

 

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text 2018-05-30 17:54
Locked in Temptation (The Protectors #3) by Brenda Jackson $1.99
Locked in Temptation (The Protectors) - Brenda Jackson

Police detective Joy Ingram’s connection to elite security expert Stonewall Courson is instant. Undeniable. Electric. But her commitment to protect and serve has always come first. Everything else is secondary—especially when she uncovers an underground surrogate baby-making ring. Joy can’t risk a distraction during the most important case of her career, not even one as sexy as reformed ex-con Stonewall.

There are few things Stonewall values more than a strong woman. But when Joy’s investigation draws her into a deadly conspiracy that goes deeper than she ever imagined, he must convince her that he’s the best man to protect her. And while he puts his life on the line to save hers, the insatiable attraction between them becomes the one danger neither of them can escape.

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