Review: Tempted
TEMPTED - Sharon C. Cooper
Amaris Publishing
October 2021
Romantic Suspense
REVIEWER: Brenda Larnell | RATING: A
REVIEW: This series has proven to be one of the best Romantic Suspense series I’ve read in a long time. Book #7 of Atlanta’s Finest highlights Detective Ashton Chambers, soon to be a security specialist with Supreme Security and Dani Eubanks, Atlanta bar owner. The storyline is fast-paced and captures your attention from the first page. When the story begins, Ashton is directing an operation to rid Atlanta of a street gang along with its leader, Lennox “Nox” Howard, Ashton’s nemesis. Ashton’s love interest, Dani, is the owner, along with her brother, Cole (SHOW ME) of the Double Trouble, a popular bar. Ashton has a thing for Dani, and he is ready for her to become his woman. Although she is tempted, Dani is reluctant to take their relationship to the next level, and you’ll uncover her reason when you read the story.

First, Dani and Ashton are a hot couple. She is the yin to Ashton’s yang, and when her life is threatened, Ashton goes into full protector mode. Ashton is one cool brother who will beat the brakes off anyone who dares to threaten Dani. It’s a complicated situation with many bad players who will not hesitate to kill anyone who tries to stop them from trafficking guns. I like how Ms Cooper cleverly inserts the men and women of Supreme Security into the tension-filled storyline. From Mason Bennet (
A PASSIONATE KISS, Book #1) the owner, and Hamilton Crosby, (VINDICATED, Book #2), the managing partner of Supreme to the other four partners, and all their wives, show up to protect Dani and offer assistance to Ashton in every way they can. They are some smooth operators, and the way they get the job done proves they are indeed supreme at doing what they do.

The side characters, mainly the men and women of Supreme Security, contribute to the story by adding to the intrigue and supporting the main characters. Opposite to the good players are the bad ones. Heading the list are Nox Howard, leader of a local gang, David Surakian, international gunrunner, and Brandi, Ashton’s ex. I love a Romantic Suspense with miscreants, and Ms Cooper creates some that makes you go, “Boooo-Hiss”! The Epilogue contains an HEA that is full of wonderful surprises!

As you can tell, I love this story as well as the series. There are now seven books that comprise the series, but the good news is that it’s not a continuing series, so each book can be read as a stand-alone.
TEMPTED is an engaging, and suspense filled story. I recommend it for your reading pleasure.

17th October 2021 |