Tempted

Tempted From NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR Maya BanksPregnancy Passion and the End of Innocence Ashley Carter had saved herself for Devon Carter and it was worth it Now she wants their p

  • Title: Tempted
  • Author: Maya Banks
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  • From 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR Maya BanksPregnancy, Passion and the End of Innocence Ashley Carter had saved herself for Devon Carter, and it was worth it Now she wants their passion to last in holy matrimony But her dreams of true love are crushed by the discovery that their marriage is another of Daddy s business deals Her strategy act the paFrom 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR Maya BanksPregnancy, Passion and the End of Innocence Ashley Carter had saved herself for Devon Carter, and it was worth it Now she wants their passion to last in holy matrimony But her dreams of true love are crushed by the discovery that their marriage is another of Daddy s business deals Her strategy act the part of perfect wife and make Devon love her.But Devon misses the bubbly, no holds barred woman his wife used to be Who is this Ashley with the steely demeanor of a society wife And will he find a way to rekindle the fire in her eyes especially now that she s pregnant TEMPTED was originally published as Tempted by Her Innocent Kiss

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    1. Holy shit. Y'all, this is bad. This is the gold medal winner of the Bad Romance Novel Olympics. The platonic ideal of bad. It is so bad I enjoyed every page because I knew it could only get worse, and it never let me down.Okay, so you have the heroine, Ashley. Ashley is a 23 year old college graduate whose list of things she doesn't understand contains the following: business, computers, and bottle openers. No, I'm not kidding about that last part. She is so helpless she has to ask the "hero" to [...]

    2. I've often said that Maya Banks has found the perfect recipe to write a Silhouette Desire, a fraught situation and deception and a perfect blend of a hero who starts out as a jerk but is felled by an awesome heroine and best of all he has to work to get her back. This is the third book in the series about four friends and as we've heard in the other two books Devon the hero has been handed a situation, romance the daughter of the man whose company he wants to merge with and he finds it no hardsh [...]

    3. Tempted by Her Innocent Kiss is the third book in Maya Banks’ Pregnancy and Passion series, and another great story. Like the other books in the series, the plot isn’t terribly unique, but Ms. Banks has taken what would have been predictable, fleshed it out, tweaked it and made it into something distinctively hers. About the book: Devon Carter is all about business. He’s smart, determined and power hungry, and will do whatever he has to do to continue climbing the ladder of success, even i [...]

    4. I've been thoroughly enjoying the "Pregnancy and Passion" series and the third book doesn't disappoint. Ashley's has been waiting for the right man and the right moment, and she believes "it didn't get any more perfect than Devon Carter right here, right now." But what Ashley doesn't know is that her seduction has been carefully planned by Devon, as part of a business merger with her father. When she learns the truth after their wedding, Devon tries to convince her to be "sensible" and "grown up [...]

    5. 4.5 starsI was excited to be able to preview this third installment in Maya Banks’ Pregnancy and Passion series. The first two installments were solid 4 star reads for me, but this is my favorite so far.Ashley has a pure, sweet, vivacious personality and her excitement in finding her dream man was a joy to experience. Of course, there would not a story if everything stayed on that path. Devon courts and proposes to her in order to seal a lucrative deal with her father’s corporation. The worl [...]

    6. I hate to say it, but I love this book.Ashely is a sweet bubbly verging on airhead heroine who adores Mr. Stick up his Derriere Devon with an eye on the prize. Watching Ashley reel in horror over the MoC her father sets up with the man she loves is somehow enjoyable, and that is so sick. Maya Banks has quite the varied style, and I love all of her Pregnancy/Passion books. I don't know what it is about the huge misunderstanding that I love, but there you go.Ashley finally figures out she has a ba [...]

    7. The first 30% of the book I sat with a knot in my stomach. Angst is a HUGE understatement! I could not enjoy anything about their courtship and wedding knowing what was really happening. I think I would have preferred to be in the dark, but then we could not have Devon's POV. But his POV did not really make him redeemable so I could have done without.Then the bottom dropped out and I hated him even more. The things he saidPlus he lived with his head up his ass expecting her to just get over it. [...]

    8. This one just didn't do it for me. Mostly because the storyline was a done-deal with hundreds of different variations in between. And there was nothing spectacular with this one either.Ashley was the daughter of a wealthy businessman with whom Devon had been negotiating for a merger with his own company. And when he was offered the merger with a condition that he take Ashley to be his wife, Devon thought nothing of it and agreed with the terms. Why Ashley's father was adamant to marry her off at [...]

    9. I have to say I loved this book the most of the 3 I read so far, which is really saying something since I really hated Devon at the beginning. I understood that this was to him simply a business deal but I knew he felt something for Ashley even though he acted so cold. What I enjoyed most was the emotion in this book, the kind of emotion that I think Maya Banks is known for! When Ashley discovers, on their wedding night no less, that her marriage to the man she loves was simply a business deal i [...]

    10. Tempted by Her Innocent Kiss is most definitely my favorite out of the Pregnancy & Passion series thus far. Reading anything with unrequited love in it has always been one of my weaknesses. I truly sympathize with Ashley in here because while Devon went into his marriage knowing it was a business arrangement with no rules saying that he should love her, Ashley whole-heartedly loves him and wanted to marry him because he the man that she chosed. This third installment by Maya Banks was heartb [...]

    11. This is the third book in the Pregnancy & Passion series. Unbeknown to her, Ashly is used as a bargaining ship in a merger between Devon and her father. Devon is reserved and always in control.The complete opposite to Ashly's unreserved nature. Ashly is a wonderful heroine, full of effervescence, too innocent, too naive for her own good. It is so painful to see Ashly's hurt and disillusionment on her wedding night when she discovers that her marriage is build on a big lie. In order to save h [...]

    12. So far I liked this 3rd in the series best. There was angst and growth and unrequited love etc. The hero didn't really do right by the heroine and caused unnecessary problems but he wasn't an ass. It was more along the lines of stupid guy mistakes. He treated the heroine well throughout though and the reader could see he felt more for her than he understood himself. The heroine wasn't a wimp but rather a woman in love trying to make it work before she gave up. Very nice read and I'm looking forw [...]

    13. Wonderful Intense Emotional read,loved Ash very much,Dev was jerk through half the story but when he realizes what has he done my anger melted and my heart went out to him,he really regretted his doings,absolutely loved the way he made up for the wrong he was doing the only thing disappointing thing was "realization about what had happened and what had he done came a little too late" almost at the end i wanted it sooner other then this absolutely loved the book.Very anxious for Cam's storyRecomm [...]

    14. Tempted by Her Innocent Kiss is the 3rd book in Maya Banks’ Pregnancy & Passion series. Though I missed out on book 1, I definitely became intrigued with the series after reading book 2, Wanted by Her Lost Love which turned out to be a great read.Devon Carter has always been ambitious. Though he finds everything wrong with the deal that William Copeland forces on him, Devon goes along with the plan and dines and woos William’s only daughter Ashley Copeland, all the while beguiled by her [...]

    15. romancenoveljunkies for readers BRIEF SUMMARYDevon Carter is close to getting the merger he’s being waiting for but it comes with a price, he has to marry Ashley. Ashley is clueless about the business side of her father’s company and thinks meeting Devon was by chance; until her wedding nightOUGHTSI am in love with this story. The first two chapters had me pulled into the story as we follow Devon and Ashley life before the wedding. In the beginning, Devon was the take charge alpha male who w [...]

    16. So good! ***Details***I really enjoyed finally getting my hands on this book. I would love to read the rest of the series.I liked how the story unfolded as a whole. I enjoyed that even though Ashley's father stipulated the marriage as a part of the business merger, Devon still liked her. He wasn't all about advancing his career and he honesty wanted to make her happy. Ashley was a sweetheart. She was so optimistic and happy. She loved Devon and couldn’t wait to start her life with him and have [...]

    17. It would seem that Maya Banks' writing does not work for me. I hadn't read the other books in the 'Pregnancy and Passion' series, so I might b missing some backstory here, but anyway, the main gist of the story is that Devon wants to merge Ashley's father's company with his own. The only way Ashley's dad will agree to that is if, without her knowledge, of course, Devon weds Ashley. He agrees. As luck would have it, she finds out (after they're married), and drama ensues The story is about them w [...]

    18. This was a good read. Ashley is wooed by Devon into marriage only to find out on her wedding night that she was just a bargaining chip in the negotiations between her husband and her father. Ashley fell in love with Devon, and found out he wasn't in his new marraige for love. This book takes you on the journey of watching a vivacious woman crumble and become a shell of what she was, just earn her new husbands love. I felt for Ashley. Maya Banks has proven herself as a writer with her Highlander [...]

    19. The third book in Maya Banks' Pregnancy & Passion series. Devon Carter looks at his marriage as a business deal. Probably because it is one. Ashley Copeland falls head over heels in love with Devon, not knowing he doesn't return the feelings. She is kept in the dark on Devon true reasons for asking her to marry him.Not terribly original but it was nice. Also not my favorite of the series but I still liked it.

    20. Review posted: Happily Ever After - ReadsDevon is all set to marry Ashley as part of a deal his soon to be father-in-law came up with. Their companies will merge and in return Devon marries Ashley, so Ashley’s father can be sure that she’s taken care of. Ashley starts out the story as a breath of fresh air. She’s fun, she says what she thinks and she wears her heart on her sleeve. All of that drives Devon crazy, not a good kind of crazy. They have the chemistry and she’s saved her first [...]

    21. "Tempted by Her Innocent Kiss" is definitely my favorite book so far in Maya Banks' Pregnancy and Passion Series. Both the title of this book and the name of the series describes perfectly the story that unfolded in this book. Ashley Copeland is a young, exuberant, glass half full kind of girl who wants the perfect fairy tale in her romantic life. She believes that Devon Carter is her prince come to help make her dreams come true. While the two have chemistry, a basis for their relationship is a [...]

    22. I really liked this story as it was full of angst. However I did feel sorry and even got a bit teary for poor Ashley. Devon persued Ashley and she fell in love with him and was ecstatic with his proposal and agreed to marry him believing that he loved her too - although in all honesty he hadn't said that he did! Ashley is a very bubbly and loud sort of person who is kind and good to everyone. Devon is a reserved character and does not approve of public displays of affection and finds Ashley to b [...]

    23. Having your Daddy buy your husband is never a good sign. Nor is it a good start to a marriage when you don't know that your Daddy stipulated the man had to marry you in order to close the deal on their business merger. Ashley is the little princess who is tricked into marrying Devon. When the truth is revealed, it crushes her.This trope is an old one yet Ms. Banks still makes it fresh in a way that I enjoyed it. Ashley is no spoiled princess. She's a sweet and fun loving woman. Her spontaneity i [...]

    24. Tempted by Her Innocent Kiss was a satisfying contemporary romance. The main female character, Ashley Copeland, was very sweet and likeable. I found Devon Carter, the main male character, to be misguided, but liked him from the beginning anyway. The storyline kept me interested, and I enjoyed the book.Ashley Copeland is thrilled when the man she loves, Devon Carter, asks her to be his wife. On their wedding day, Ashley inadvertently finds out that marriage to her is part of a business deal with [...]

    25. This one is my favorite so far and a large part of that is due to Ashley. Her character has the option of annoying me, but instead she charmed me. I loved her zest for life and how she shook up Devon's life, it was just what he needed.You knew the situation of how the marriage was going to come out and it was going to be ugly, that it happened on her wedding day was bad luck for Ashley. Part of me was mad at her for attempting to work things out, I would have rather she just washed her hands of [...]

    26. Devon'S marriage to Ashley is one of convinience. In order for Devon to merge Tricorp hotels with Copeland's he should marry Ashley. Ashley's father is willing to marry her off to Devon. Later on, during their honeymoon, she comes across evidence of what had transpired between her father and Devon,though at this time Devon has seriously began to like her, like her bubbly personality. He realises this as he notices the change in her. Ashley tries to change herself to fit the kind of woman she thi [...]

    27. Good book. I really liked Ashley. She was such a cheerful, enthusiastic person. I thought that she was exactly what Devon needed. I liked the fact that Devon hadn't wanted to deceive her. I thought her dad had his heart in the right place, wanting to make sure she was taken care of, but his execution stunk. I could see that Ashley was wiggling into Devon's heart, but he didn't realize what it meant. He just kept feeling off balance and blamed her for it. When she found out about the deal, he wen [...]

    28. 4.5 stars!This was fully of angsty goodness, and you all know I love angsty goodness!! The guys in this series have been serious jerks, and I think Dev takes the cake for jerkiness. But good grief, in all his jerky stupidity I felt sorry for himt as sorry as I felt for Ashley, but there was pity there for him once he realized what he'd done. Devon finally pulled his head out of his ass and he made a grand gesture that was totally swoon worthy; and since Ashley never stopped loving him, it was mo [...]

    29. I liked this 3rd book in the series. In the beginning Devin was such an ass hat and I really didn't like how cold blooded he was toward everything especially Ashley. I also didn't like Ashley a lot either. She was just too perky and did need to grow up some. I felt so bad for her though by how she was deceived and tried to make herself someone she thought Devin could love. I was happy how both of them changed for the better however I did think Devin needed to suffer a little more than he did. Lo [...]

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