Tempted by Love by Melissa Foster {Book Review}

Tempted by Love is another amazing, emotional romance story written by the super talented Melissa Foster that will have you grinning, crying, and possibly drooling over the sizzling heat and romance of Jock and Daphne.

Disclosure: I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books, I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.


Enjoy heart-meltingly beautiful and toe-curlingly sexy romance in Tempted by Love, an emotionally riveting story about a man who has lost it all and carries a torturous secret, a divorced single mother who has everything to lose, and the little girl who helps them heal. Fall in love on the sandy shores of Silver Island, home to coffee shops, boat races, midnight rendezvous, and the sexy, sharp-witted Steeles.


Years ago, bestselling author Jack “Jock” Steele lost his girlfriend and baby in a horrific accident that drove a wedge between Jock and his family, keeping him from sharing a devastating secret. An aging philanthropist saved him from the brink of despair, and for a decade Jock cared for his ailing friend who became his family. Now his friend has passed away and left him a fortune—on the condition that he publishes another book. Jock is floundering, unsure how to rebuild the life he’d walked away from, much less find his muse, have another relationship with a woman, or even think about having a family of his own. But he can’t get his sweet, sexy new friend, single-mother Daphne Zablonski out of his head, and her adorable toddler must know something he doesn’t, because she wraps her tiny fingers around his heart and won’t let go.

Daphne has been through the wringer with her ex-husband and doesn’t believe true love is in the cards for her. Friends she can handle, but letting a man see her mom bod naked? Especially someone as strikingly handsome and unbelievably sexy as Jock? No, thank you. Besides, she has a toddler to chase after and enough fictional boyfriends to fill her lonely nights. If only her book boyfriends could make her body tingle the way one look from her mysterious neighbor does.

As Jock and Daphne’s friendship turns to something too tempting to deny, their lives take an unexpected turn. Can a man who has lost everything find redemption with a woman who has everything to lose? And then there’s that secret…

More Steeles at Silver Island are coming soon!

MY TRUE LOVE (Jules) – Releasing 31st March 2021!

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I have been reading Melissa Foster romance books for a long, long time – years. I have always been a big fan of her stories. They have always been filled with emotions, love, family, and sizzling connections; but I have recently noticed a trend. Her romance stories are going deeper with bigger background stories that make you feel so much deeper and connect to the character on such a deeper level. In fact, the last couple of Melissa romance stories that I have read; I have cried during parts of the book because the emotions are so raw, so real, so palpable. It makes me love her books even more!

I have always been a fan of Jock. We have been introduced to him a few times in the past and I really did like him. He seemed like such a neat guy and I knew a small piece of his background from Tegan’s story, but the real, full story slayed me.

I never could have even imagined the type of man Jock was. He always seemed so quiet, so reserved, so… professional. But wow. We got to learn an entire new person in Tempted by Love.

Daphne and Hadley… I have liked Daphne since we were introduced to her and who doesn’t love a toddler!? My heart ached for the girls when I learned their full story.

Being a mom (albeit not a single mom), I could relate to Daphne when it came to how she viewed herself. (Although admittedly, her mom bod sounds much hotter than mine!) It was refreshing to have a man appreciate every inch of her – physically, mentally, and emotionally – but also a man who didn’t want the skinny magazine model, but an average, normal, mom bod.

Jock and Daphne together… good thing they are on the East Coast because they could have ignited those West Coast wild fires with just a look!

I loved Jock and Daphne’s story. Their background stories, how they got to who they are, who they became when they got to know each other, the sizzling romance between them. Love!

If you haven’t read any of Melissa’s books before, you can easily pick this one up (or any of them) and start reading. All of her books – although part of a bigger series – can be read as stand alone books without missing anything! (One of the reasons I love her books so much!)

You will definitely want to pick this one up!!

“Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!” – NYT Bestseller Lauren Blakely

“You can always rely on Melissa Foster to deliver a story that’s fresh, emotional and entertaining. Make sure you have all night, because once you start you won’t want to stop reading. Every book’s a winner!” – New York Times Bestselling Author Brenda Novak

“With her wonderful characters and resonating emotions, Melissa Foster is a must-read author!” – New York Times Bestseller J. Kenner

Releasing 31st March 2021!!
My True Love (The Steeles at Silver Island, Book 2)
Embracing Her Heart (The Montgomerys Book 1) by [Foster, Melissa]Can a man who resents the hand he’s been dealt and a woman who spends her days grateful for every little thing find true love in each other’s arms—or are their differences stronger than both of them? Find out in this funny, sexy, heartfelt romance, and fall in love with Grant and Jules on the sandy shores of Silver Island, home to coffee shops, boat races, and midnight rendezvous.

Even war heroes need a little help sometimes…

After spending years fighting for his country and too damn long learning to navigate life with a prosthetic leg, Grant Silver returns to Silver Island to figure out a future he couldn’t fathom without fatigues and a gun in his hand. He’d almost forgotten how a man could suffocate from the warmth and caring community in which he’d grown up, and if that weren’t bad enough, his buddies’ beautiful and far-too-chipper younger sister won’t stop flitting into his life, trying to sprinkle happy dust everywhere she goes.

As a cancer survivor, Jules Steele knows better than to count on seeing tomorrow. She doesn’t take a single moment for granted, and she isn’t about to let a man who used to be charming and full of life waste the future he’s been blessed with. She’s determined to get through to him, even if it takes a few steamy kisses…

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About the author
Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and women’s fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented–perfect beach reads for contemporary romance and new adult romance lovers who enjoy reading about loyal, wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines with complex relatable issues.

Melissa also writes sweet romance under the pen name Addison Cole.

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