Book Review: Temptation Returns by Lisa Carlisle

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By Lisa Carlisle




Antonio returns from the Marine Corps to begin a new life as a civilian. While visiting Cape Cod, he meets a strange woman who reads his Tarot cards. He doesn’t believe in such nonsense; after all, he’s a Marine. When he returns to Boston, he receives a ticket to a rock club where he runs into the one woman he never forgot.
Lina can’t believe Antonio is back in town, right before her wedding. Being around him again resurrects long-buried feelings. Will she be able to resist temptation in the form of a dark-haired Italian Marine, the same man who once broke her heart?

 My Rating:

 4.5 hearts


Favorite Quotes:

“She was a woman in the twenty-first century with a degree.  She didn’t need a damn man to mess with her head.”

“When she saw Antonio wearing a black suit, leaning over a guardrail looking out to the harbor, heated sensations fluttered through her, like fireflies lighting her up as they flew through her body.”


My Review:

A well-written, quick, entertaining, and satisfying read.  Sometimes picking up a novella is just what I need to cleanse my brain between reading heavier or longer novels.  This saucy little story hit the spot with interesting characters, some humor, some spice, and a thoughtful NA second chance love story about a returning vet with a few issues.  Both of the main characters are likeable and smart people, who have made some less than intelligent choices.  I enjoyed the story, humor, and steam – oh yeah, did I mention the spice?  Let’s mention it again just to be safe.

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Lisa Carlisle

Lisa Carlisle
USA Today bestselling author Lisa Carlisle loves stories with dark, brooding heroes and independent heroines. She’s honored to be a multi-published author writing in different genres since she’s wanted to be a writer since the sixth grade. For much of her professional career, she’s written non-fiction — but she’s discovered writing romance is the most fun. Her romances have been named Top Picks at Night Owl Reviews and All Romance Ebooks.

When she was younger, she worked in a variety of jobs, moving to various countries. She backpacked alone through Europe, and lived in Paris before returning to the U.S. She owned a bookstore for a few years as she loves to read. She’s now married to a fantastic man, and they have two kids, a cat, and many fish.

USA Today Bestselling Author of Romance and Suspense

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