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Tempting Target

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After being widowed at a young age, Jade Hadley is tired of her celibate existence and is determined to add a little romance and sex into her life again. When her deceased husband’s sexy best friend admits a longtime attraction, her entire world is thrown off kilter.Security expert David McIntyre is in love with Jade and has been from the moment they met. Unfortunately for...more
Kindle Edition, 190 pages
Published January 14th 2011
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DNF at 35%

I just couldn't bring myself to care about David - who seemed determined to have Jade, his best-friend's widow and his good friend, and convince her that she wanted him...and I kept feeling like it was a 'no matter what Jade thinks' sort of thing. Do not like.

Then there's Jade. Yes, she lost her husband. And that's about all I can say about her. She has no personality. She apparently owns a business, but I have no idea what it is. Though admittedly I was skimming quite a bit.

Not to men...more
Eva Millien
This riveting contemporary romance gets the adrenaline pumping when widow, Jade Hadley is finally ready for a second chance at happiness and she tells her sister she needs some “excitement and red hot sex” in her life. Security expert David McIntyre has been in love with Jade since he met her so when he discovers she’s ready to date again he sets out to seduce her into a HEA with him, but before they can get things worked out, excitement comes calling as well and Jade’s life is threatened.

If she was moving on, he was going to make damn sure she moved on with him. He was through being patient. She didn’t know it yet, but she belonged to him.

Tempting Target by Savannah Stuart is a stand-alone romantic suspense-lite story mixed with a little erotica. This was my first book by Savannah Stuart and I was excited to have the opportunity to read and review this title.

The heroine, Jade Hadley, mourned the death of her husband for several years. Waiting in the background is her husband’s b...more
Jade is a young widow & Her husband was a US Marshal that died in the line of duty. David is Jades best friend who also happened to be her husbands bff. David has loved Jade for years (even while she was married to his bff). After 2 years of being alone Jade is ready to date & be with a man again. David realizes now that she's ready, now is his time to make a move. Once he makes it known to Jade what his intentions are, she freaks but only after they make out. It's not only till Jade's l...more
The Bookish Chick
After being widowed at a young age, Jade Hadley is tired of her celibate existence and is determined to add a little romance and sex into her life again. When her deceased husband’s, sexy best friend admits his long time attraction to her, her entire world is thrown off kilter.

Security expert David McIntyre is in love with Jade, and has been from practically the moment they met. Unfortunately for him, that was the week she married his best friend. For years, he’s stayed silent, giving her time t...more
Guilty Pleasures
Shelly‘s review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews


Review copy provided for an honest review

Super story of moving on. Jade Hadley was widowed at a young age and has finally decided it is time to move on. She is tired of not having sex and is ready to start dating and getting some super hot sex. What she doesn’t realize is that she can get this from her hot, deceased husband’s best friend David McIntyre, who has been her rock and friend for years. David has been in love with Jade since...more
Michelle Rodriguez
An ARC was provide by the publisher via Net Galley for an honest review.

Jade is a widow having lost her husband Aidan four years ago. Her husband was a US Marshal who died in the line of duty. His best friend David, has been pining over Jade for so many years. He has been giving Jade her space so he can make his move.

Jade comes to terms that she needs to start dating and wants to start having hot sex lol. Little did she know she would have excitement and hot sex with David.

Everyone around Jade k...more
Patty McKenna Van Hulle
Tempting Target by Savannah Stuart
Savannah Stuart

Males love to crave what they can't have and I call this the FORBIDDEN FRUIT SYNDROME! This is one of those fabulous tales!

Jade Hadley is a young widow who has her own successful clothing store, a meddling sister and mom, troublemaking twin nephews and her fantastic and stable best friend, David, her deceased hubby's partner. What Jade really needs is some steamy, uncomplicated and hard sex. She misses having a man on or under her and the close physical connection. Jade decides t...more
Marta Cox
Another sexy story direct from the imagination of Savannah Stuart who some readers will recognise as the pen name of Katie Reus. If you are searching for a romance with both heat and plot then you have hit the payload with this book!
David first met Jade when his best friend introduced him to the woman he was about to marry. David couldn't quite believe that the gorgeous Jade would be forever out of reach but being the good and loyal guy that he is he never let the couple know how much he wanted...more
This is the story of Jane Hadley who has been widowed at a young age and she has finally decided that she had wasted enough time being celibate. Wanting to add a little romance and hot sex in her life, she decides to start dating again. But she hadn't realized that she could be getting it from her deceased husband’s extremely hot best friend...
David McIntyre has been in love with Jade the moment he met her. Unfortunately, she was also his best friend's wife. For years he didn't act on his feelin...more
This was a short action, hot sex, and romance filled story. David & Jade have been friends since she met her husband as David and he were best friends. David has always lusted for Jade but respected her husband's memory. Once Jade decided she was ready to date again David refuses to let Jade not see him as a prospect. Jade was spunky and sweet and through her clothing store gets sucked into some DEA drama. David is a former Seal, former US Marshall and now in private security so when Jade is...more
Dawn Dysart
Loved the romance that was bursting off the page!! The drama/suspense was totally unexpected as it showed up in the middle of the read and carries through. Although this was written three years ago, and can tell some things are outdated, it's an exceptional book!! It's not too short and not too long. I will say, an epilogue would have been perfect as I was so sad when it ended.

Jade decides that she is ready to get back in the dating game after losing her husband two years ago. What she doesn't...more
The moment David McIntyre met Jade Hadley it was love at first sight, but there was one complication, she was marrying his best friend. David had been there by both of their sides for the short marriage and it was David who was by Jade's side when she lost her husband.

Two years later David has become Jade's best friend. Jade knows it's time to move on and she is ready, but when she tells David she is ready to date his reaction is not quite what she expected. David can't believe Jade is wanting...more
2 years after having lost her husband, Jade is ready to live again and begin dating. David, her husband's best friend and hers has been in love with her since the moment he met her and has been waiting all this time for her to be ready and hopefully accept the fact that he wants to be more in her life than just her bff. Jade, however, has no idea that he has these feelings for her and when she realizes it, she's terrified. He's her best friend and she's never about him in that way before. It's a...more
Rosemary K
Jade Hadley lost her husband in the line of duty. Now she is finally ready to move on with her life. David McIntyre, her husband's best friend, has always loved Jade. Now she is aware of him as a man and lover. Of course, romance takes a back seat when someone is trying to kill you. Luckily David is a well-trained security expert. Will their romance lead to a HEA? No one writes erotic romantic suspense like Savannah Stuart/Katie Reus. This book is a wild ride that combines intrigue with a sensua...more
Fictional BookHos
This was a very quick, very easy read, with little to no excitement in it unfortunately. It took them forever to actually have sex and I felt it was too dragged out. I can understand her inner turmoil because of David being her Deceased husbands best friend, but she just whined and played head games one time too many for my liking. It wasn’t a bad read, but it really hd nothing exciting going on. Even the Drama wasn’t really all that exciting. I need some drama in my drama.
In my opinion, its r...more

Holy melted kindle Batman, this book is H-O-T! The sex is scorching, the chemistry amazing, and the action is page turning! I didn't realize that Savannah Stewart was a pseudonym for Katie Reus who's books I LOVE but once I got into it I could tell the style was very similar. This book grabbed me from the very beginning and did not let me go until the very last page. Jade was a great character, strong and vulnerable, smart…I loved her! And David, Oh My GOD, David! Smoking hot, strong, Alpha, hon...more
Ok, there are a few moments where the police procedural part of the suspense plot is a little unrealistic, but if you can ignore that, Tempting Target is a hot, enjoyable read. Savannah Stuart's characters are well written, and the romance develops at a realistic pace in the story context. I am recommending Tempting Target to those who enjoy a little suspense and danger with their erotic romance.
Kaylea Cross
Loved this story! David is my favorite of Savannah Stuart's heroes. Yummy and protective and caring, and hot enough to curl my toes. *shiver*
This was a quick read filled with some action/mystery and steamy sex along side love.

David has been in love with Jade since the moment he met her, the week she married his best friend. Now Jade is widowed, has been for a few years, and he's stopped serial dating trying to get over her. What will it take to make her his?

Jade lost someone she loved and has taken the time she needs to get over it. Ready to date she seeks the help fo her sister and the unwanted help of her mother. But they both ha...more
Savannah Stuart in one word sure knows how to move a friendship to something hotter than ever. I loved that David is a man determined to get his woman no matter if she says no. The friendship between them is hot but the passion when they get together sizzling. One minute you have Jade ready to get into the dating pool and then bam David is up all on her. The sex is definitely hotter than she has ever experienced before in her life. Tempting Target is definitely one you don’t want to pass up.

This was an enjoyable short read from Savannah Stuart. The plot is one we've seen before where the husband's best friend is in love with the wife but is afraid to make a move after the death of the best friend. However, I still found the book to be enjoyable. My only complaint was that I thought things wrapped up too quickly at the end. There was a suspenseful build up to a dangerous situation and then book is over almost immediately. I would have liked just a bit more of the two as a couple bef...more
Linda Rimer-Como
Am interesting story about second chances at love that is also full of suspense. The characters are believable and have great interactions. David and Jade are best friends, there is sexual attractions, someone is after her and he needs to protect the woman he loves. I enjoyed the suspense aspect entwined with the unfolding love story very much. Intriguing book filled with mystery and new found relationships.

Received copy from Net Galley for review.
Negar Arvanaghi
Holy hotness! It took her two years to jump him? I would have been all over him. Although, she needed time to grieve. I loved that there was some suspense and intrigue in the story. It wasn't all sex. There was a secondary story with her sister and her husband. I kind of wanted an epilogue to see what happens with them.

I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Jade is a young widow who decides after two years to get back into the dating game. David was her husband's best friend and has always been there for her but when he finds out she's ready to start dating , he wants to make sure he's the only one she goes out with.
Plenty of hot scenes. What got me was at about 65% of the story is when the suspense came into it. So it was sort of like rushed a little. Still enjoyed it.
Johanna Panko
Thanks netgalley for a free read in exchange for a review. This was an okay read....I wasn't blown away or anything but I got through it okay. I was hoping for some excitement and a few of the scenes did that but the book just didn't suck me in. Overall entertainment was three stars, I would read something from this author again.
Toni Lewis
Another great read to add to my collection of books .... Loved the Jade and David story , With everything going on in Jade's life it was nice to see that David always had her back. To me this story was well written yes of course we all want more more more but it's a well written book and well worth reading ... Loved it
Received an ARC for review

I've read books in the past published by Ellora's Cave and they were all sex and no story. This one was not like that. Great story of David and Jade. Hot sex, both fantasy and actual. Bad guy trying to kill her. Plus a bonus of her sister and husband. Loved it.
Amy R
This was my first erotic romance book. I was curious what all the hype was about and since I have read several this author’s books (romantic suspense and paranormal romance) under a different name, I thought I would give this one a try. I enjoyed the story as well as the writing and the characters, but I don’t think I am cut out for erotic romance. There were just too many intimate scenes for my liking compared to the rest of the story. I do think they were well written and with emotion and feel...more
This was an enjoyable book, I enjoyed the development between the characters to romance, the writing and the happily ever after.
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This is a pen name for Katie Reus

Author Savannah Stuart has been reading romance for as long as she can remember. Her stories often have a touch of intrigue, suspense, or the paranormal, but the one thing she always includes is a happy ending. She currently lives in the South within walking distance of the beach with her very own real life hero. In addition to writing (and reading of course!) she...more
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Claiming His Mate (Crescent Moon, #2) Taming the Alpha (Crescent Moon, #1) Tempting His Mate (Crescent Moon, #3) Better Late Than Never (Adrianna's, #2) Unleashed Temptation (Miami Scorcher, #1)

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