My Temptation by T.L. Swan: My Review

T.L. Swan has launched a new series, Kingston Lane, with the release of My Temptation in August 2023.

Already a fan of Swan after reading the Miles High Club series, I snatched up this neighbors-to-lovers story like nobody’s business and enjoyed it.

The Verdict: If you love Swan’s romance books and enjoy second chance romances with snarky heroines and alpha male heroes you’ll enjoy My Temptation too. While the story did veer off at moments, overall I recommend this romance book.

Check out my book review of My Temptation below to learn more!

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My Temptation
by T.L. Swan

Category: Contemporary Romance
Tags: Neighbors to Lovers, Alpha Male, Enemies to Lovers, One Night Stand, Second Chance, Wounded Hero
Series: Kingston Lane
Published August 2023
Amazon | Goodreads
Rating: ★★★
Boyfriend Rating: ★★★★

My Temptation Summary:

The first time I laid eyes on Henley James, I was mesmerized.

The chemistry between us was like nothing I’d ever felt.

Impeccable suit, dimpled smile. He was charming and gorgeous, sophisticated and suave. He gave me his business card and asked me to call.

His dating game was strong; I was gone from his first smile. I’d love to tell you our date was a raging success, but it wasn’t. Far from it.

I decided right there on that day that Henley James and I would forever be mortal enemies; I would never think of him again.

Three years later, I bought my dream home. I’m so excited to meet my neighbors—that is, until I do.

Oh no! What are the chances?

It’s him. Still single, still the hottest man alive, and still obnoxiously sarcastic. He saunters around wearing next to nothing and refuses to close the blinds at night.

I will not let myself think of him at all costs. It could be my sanity.

My temptation is a nightmare.

My Temptation: My Book Review

It’s always so fun when a favorite author starts a new book series! I loved Swan’s recent series, Miles High Club, so I was super excited to start My Temptation.

Henley and Juliet had the BEST first date which set up this book nicely. You could immediately sense their chemistry and connection and I LOVE that in a romance.

I also loved how the book turned to an enemies to lovers story three years later when Juliet buys the house next to Henley (unknowingly) after he ghosted her after their epic date.

Their push-pull was still there so I just buckled in the for the ride.

Unfortunately, the book kind of lost its direction for me at times after that, especially after their miscommunication is ironed out and even after they finally succumbed to their attraction.

Though you do get the best alpha male in Henley, and I appreciated the commitment issues he was dealing with.

It was a bit odd that Juliet started working at his dad’s nursing home but that storyline weaved in and out at various times but didn’t always seem seamless.

I liked the neighbors -setting up more to this series – and yet at times, those stories seemed inserted at random times and detracted from Henley and Juliet’s central story.

So overall, while I loved the romance and the characters together, the plot line and story arc just didn’t flow seamlessly for me which detracted from the book overall.

We will see what comes next to Kingston Lane!

*I received an advanced reader copy. All opinions are my own.

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