Tuesday, July 22

***Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway *** Tempting Sydney by Angela Corbett


Title: Tempting Sydney (Tempting #1)
Author: Angela Corbett
Genre: Romance/YA
Publication Date: May 28, 2014
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Goal-oriented Sydney Parker has never had a problem focusing. She’s about to start law school, the first step on her way to the Supreme Court. With no time for relationships, she lives vicariously through her best friend Brynn, who has recently decided to use sex as a research tool. Sydney, however, hasn’t been laid in years. Men are a distraction, one Sydney has diligently avoided…until Jackson West crashes into her life, and under her hood.

The last thing Sydney needs is a hot mechanic working on her ‘69 Camaro. Especially a hot mechanic with eyes like the ocean and lick-me abs, who claims to be better in bed than a werewolf. 

Jax thinks that’s exactly what Sydney needs. 

But Sydney has goals, and a relationship with the enigmatic Jax would challenge her. 

Distract her. 

Tempt her. 

Sydney is about to find out that temptation is very hard to resist.

My Review

From literally the first page of this book I was hooked, how can you not be with the hilarious discussion between Sydney and her crazy ass best friend Brynn? From the beginning laugh out loud moment my smiling face never really faltered as I read Tempting Sydney.

If you’re looking for a read where the lead male is a hot hot hot mechanic with alpha tendencies, trust issues and a bit of a sweet side then look no further. This book is the perfect read for you.

Sydney is your typical law student; goal oriented, a bit anti social, a devote studier, and of course a sexual recluse.  Sydney is way too uptight and convinced that boys will only disrupt her current routines. 

This is all of course until she meets Jackson West.

The story is basically girl sees hot guy, hot guy sees girl but neither say anything to the other, leaving to carry on with their lives. I swear even from the start here I could feel the pull these two were going to have on one another.

"What the hell was that?" Brynn asked in a half whisper. Her voice brought me out of my trance.
“I think you just had eye-sex with him!”

But thankfully for us destiny intervenes, Jackson just happens to be the new sexy mechanic who comes to the rescue when her car breaks down on the side of the road. With instant recognition the awkwardness begins for our little bookworm as Jax starts his assault of sexual innuendoes almost instantly upon Sydney. I loved reading this part!!!, I could feel the attraction radiating off the pages, it was here that I knew for sure that I was going to be loving this book. I really love me a plain old guy meets girl story sometimes and this just seemed to hit the spot.

As the book progresses Sydney tries to deny her feelings for Jax, but as her car keeps needing service and Jackson just happens to always be there to fix it we see Sydney’s resolve dwindling. And honestly Jax has some of the best one liners and some serious innuendos that I found myself constantly blushing!

“Hey, sixty-nine. Want a piece?” I shook my head, candy the very last thing on my mind.
“want a piece of candy, then?” 

See he’s soooo good!! 
There are a ton of lines like this that just had me grinning, I honestly don’t know how she denied him so long! 

Jax's character is amazing! I loved everything about him, there were times when he was so sweet,  I seriously had tummy flutters. I was just waiting for these two to give in have the hot and dirty sex I knew they were destine to have.

Of course not everything can be perfect for Syd and Jax. For them it's mainly a matter of letting each other in. They both have walls that seem so strong, there were times I was wondering if these two were going to make it. But thankfully they are able to work though it and I feel they get the happy ending they deserve. Yay! I really liked this book because it was a refreshing change, rather than there being outside characters trying to keep them apart and tons of drama from crazy ex's and so on, it was really just their own internal dilemmas holding them back.

★★☆ 4.5 Totally Sweet Sweet Stars ☆★★

Reviewed by Gillian Grybas

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The light from the setting sun glared off the truck door as it opened. The person was in shadow, but his outline showed a large, tall, imposing frame. Wide shoulders, narrow waist, full head of hair. I thinned my eyes. Since Red was just a little above hobbit size and balding, I figured this must be one of his employees, and not one I recognized by silhouette. I lifted my hand to block the light and try to get a better view. It didn’t help. He kept walking toward me and was five feet away before I realized who it was.

            Confident, gorgeous blue eyes held mine. It was the guy. And he was standing in front of me…about to work on my engine. I had a momentary hot flash and took a deep, steadying breath to try to calm down.

About the Author

As a child, Angela Corbett’s most prized possession was a set of read-along books. She used to follow along with the narrator on the stereo and dream of when she would be able to read by herself. Her childhood reading habit led her to consider her future career. However, after consulting with her parents, she realized she had already exceeded hobbit height and since fairies and dragonslayers were tricky jobs to get, she decided she wanted to create worlds of her own. She started writing poetry in elementary school and worked as a journalist in high school and college, but could never leave her love for writing fiction behind. 

She is a graduate of Westminster College where she double majored in communication and sociology. She has worked as a journalist, freelance writer, and director of communications and marketing. She loves classic cars, traveling, and escaping in a good book. She lives in Utah with her incredibly supportive husband and their five-pound Pomeranian, Pippin, whose following of fangirls could rival Justin Bieber's.

Eternal Starling is her debut novel and the first book in the Emblem of Eternity trilogy. 

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1 comment:

  1. I can't even tell you how much I love this review! Thank you so much, Gillian! <3 And thank you for being part of the tour! <3