Blog Tour: Tempting Isabel by Rissa Brahm

This book did not fit any of my challenge criteria.

Disclaimer: I was sent this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This has in no way affected my opinion of the book, nor the outcome of this review. 


Luck. Lust. Love.

Wedding planner Isabel Ruiz is cursed. Her hometown of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico agrees, considering her tragic track record. Alone and loveless, she creates fairy-tale weddings for others. Her only distraction? The occasional anonymous fling. So to avoid further tragedy, her rule, one–night–only, is never broken…

Until Zack.
Self-made millionaire Zack James is in town for his brother’s wedding, when a sudden spell of depression hits. Maybe burned out by his fast and luxurious lifestyle? Not even his two female companions hold any interest.

That is, until he meets Isabel. She humbles and captivates him, reigniting his thirst for life. With her, Zack feels more alive than ever. To his delight—and her dismay—they share a deep bond, a sensual connection, and one mind-bending night.

Zack must have her – to complete him. And Isabel must escape him – to save him.

Their game of catch and chase leads to lust-turned-love. For Isabel, it’s fate’s cruelest joke. But Zack won’t quit, positive he’s the cure to her curse. Can he convince her to risk everything with him? Or will it all go south…in paradise.

What I liked: Fans of erotic fiction will really love this – it’s 50 Shades but much better written.

The writing is so descriptive and engaging that I sped through this, finishing it up in about two days. Its 330 pages makes for a fast-paced read. There are no tired clichés here, even in times you’d almost expect to see something pop up.

The book is marketed as having a happy eber after ending, and it definitely does deliver. Tempting Isabel is the first of a series, and I will definitely be looking out for the next one.

What I didn’t like: Despite it being fast-paced, some of the descriptions are a little wordy and you might find yourself going back to them again to get the full idea.

I’d also have ratheres to see Isabel and Zach meet a little earlier than they did, which might have picked up the start of the novel a little – I admit I did struggle with the first 50 or so pages.

Out of five?: Four. A really fast read and thoroughly more enjoyable than *that* other piece of erotica.


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