All Allison Michaels ever wanted was to become a graphic designer, be like her big sister, and find the love of her life. But buried under mounds of student loan debt, working two dead-end jobs, she has no time for a social life. As things stand, she can’t see how any of her dreams will ever come true. That is until an opportunity of a lifetime lands on her doorstep.
Tempted by the seductive promise of being debt-free, walking in her sister’s footsteps, and living it up in Chicago, small town girl, Allie takes a chance, If she is successful, she will be debt-free, and have real-world references from a big-time graphic design firm. It is a win-win-win situation. All she has to do is ruin a man. A very bad man.
Finding love can wait, or can it?
Never did she expect to find the man of her dreams in a Chicago theater, the timing is nothing short of inopportune. Maybe Bryant will wait for her and give her space while she seduces the wicked man she was hired to help destroy.
Allison soon learns that “too good to be true” always is as she trades one burden for another. She may never truly be free.
Bryant Kirklen isn’t the man he envisioned himself becoming. He’s done bad things, hurt people, even people he cared, and it has made him a lot of money. But money, especially dirty, tainted money can’t replace love. With no one to care for and no hope for a family of his own, he is left seeking meaning in his life—one that won’t likely measure up on judgement day.
Then he sees someone, like a beacon of hope, he is drawn to her. She is everything and all of the things he has lost in himself. Especially her innocence and beauty that runs deeper than her lovely exterior. She is perfect, but he is so far from it.
How can he possibly drag her into his world?
For her sake, he has to resist the temptation to take what he wants like he has always done. Somethings are just to precious to destroy.
Tempted is the first book in the slow-burn Taste of Freedom trilogy. The story is continuous and not a stand-alone novel. The trilogy should be read in succession and books one and two have cliffhanger endings.