Description from Goodreads
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. **Mature Content Warning** 17+ for language, and adult situations. HEA. (less)
Welcome to my first Blog Tour post! Over the summer I was kindly given the opportunity to join this blog tour despite being a completely new blogger. As you may see, keeping up with a blog has been a bit challenging to juggle between being a single mom to an awesome third grader, teaching 43 awesomely funny fifth graders, and all of life’s other necessities. Regardless, I’m very happy to be joining in by presenting my personal review of Tempting Isabel!
Here are some of the things that I enjoyed about the book. I really appreciated Isabel’s overall independence. She was stubborn and embraced her sexuality with no shame which is something I think women struggle to do in the face of society at times. Despite being a bit too much of a playboy for my tastes, I did think his infatuation with Isabel was somewhat endearing. It was a bit unrealistic how desperately he wanted to find her after only one encounter, but I realize that was necessary in order to show the gravity that they felt pulling them together. Beyond that, I thought it was cute how much Zack loved his little brother and the lengths he went in order to bring happiness to him.
I would recommend this book to readers who want a love story with the twist of a possible curse and love at first sight coupled with intense sex scenes. While I didn’t particularly care for some of the language used in the book, I know it’s what some people enjoy and will have fun reading.