Author: Gina Gordon
Published: August 11th 2015
Source: Copy given by author for honest review
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Caution: May contain spoilers
She's the woman he loves to hate.
Penn Foster wants a lot of things. She wants a spot on the board of a charitable foundation. She wants to win the stupid, plastic family trophy. And more than anything, she wants her tall, hot, and brooding boss naked in her bed. Now, on a Hawaiian vacation with her family, she's desperately trying not to think about how he'd sound whispering dirty things in her ear.
He's the man she can't have...or can she?
Cole Murphy keeps himself locked down, away from the press and out of the spotlight. Still haunted by a traumatic childhood, his ability to trust has been decimated. Penn, with her sexy body and confidence, is the only person able to drag him out of his shell. Which is why he crashes her vacation and accepts her proposition for no-strings sex. But is the inescapable heat building between them a delicious temptation, or will it end in total disaster?
When I read Gina Gordon's Rush, I was blown away by how sexy and awesome the story is. It made me believe that after that one book, it would impossible not to fall for her other books as well. Sometimes you just get that feeling, like in your bones, after only one story and you just know.
Guess what? I was sooooo right.
Penn is on vacation in Hawaii with her family for a competition they do every year. She hasn't been able to win it, and she's determined to make this year her year. When Cole shows up out of nowhere and wants to help her win, it seems like a plan... until the inevitable temptation becomes too much. They fall into bed together and decide it's a vacation only fling. Penn and Cole break each other out of their usual roles: she brings out his naughty side and he helps her free her true self in front of her family. It's not that easy, though, because each of them have their reasons why they hide. Will they be able to break free and still have each other in the end?
Recipe for Temptation had super sweet sexiness and touched the heart. I fell for Cole, and adored Penn. I could relate to her so so so much with not feeling completely free around certain people and how frustrating it is. The romance was lovely--and the ending was fantastic. I've added every last book by Gina Gordon to the to be read pile, and have a goal of reading the previous three books in the Madewood Brothers series ASAP!