Too Much Temptation (Brava Brothers, #1)
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Too Much Temptation (Brava Brothers #1)

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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07  ·  rating details  ·  4,393 ratings  ·  168 reviews

Setting: Contemporary Gillespe, Kentucky

Sensuality: 10

Virginal and voluptuous, Grace Jenkins has secretly loved and lusted after handsome Noah Harper for three years but he was engaged and, therefore, off-limits. Then Noah walks in on his bride-to-be with another man and abruptly breaks off the engagement, refusing to explain the reason for the canceled wedding to his fa

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Paperback, 305 pages
Published December 1st 2007 by Zebra (first published January 1st 2002)
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads)
This was a book my sister shoved at me and told me to read. Boy am I glad she did. This was a really awesome book. Grace is not just a little plump. She's a big girl, and once Noah actually starts looking at her, he likes everything he sees. The love scenes were very hot, the hottest I think I had read at that time. I don't tend to find too many of the very erotic type romances as romantic, but this one was. More on the modern romance side, where it's not so much "We're married" at the end of th...more
Julianna
I really thought I was going to thoroughly enjoy Too Much Temptation, but in the end it just didn't grab my attention and engage my emotions the way I had hoped. In my opinion, the story was pretty light on the plot and the characters were underdeveloped and inconsistent. All of the characters seemed to have thoughts, feelings and actions that were as changeable as the weather, making it very difficult for me to fully grasp anyone's motives. There were quite a few scenes that were written from t...more
Christel
Aug 11, 2008 Christel rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: the Purvettes
Recommended to Christel by: Julie (jjmachshev)
If the second one is anything like this one, WHOA!

Thank you Julie for sending this to me.

I loved this book!! This one was for the rest of us girls, the fuller figured ones. Just the way Noah treats Grace is so sweet telling her that she is not fat and that she is beautiful just got me!!

Good story and goos hot sex included
Lady Heather
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Every once in a while you come across a little gem that just puts a smile on your face, and has you engaged from page one.
That is exactly what this book did for me!

This was a short, sweet read and I absolutely loved every minute of it!

I LOVED the characters! Noah and Grace were amazing together, and boy did I ever wish I could be in Gracie's place (especially in the bedroom)!

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The evolution of Grace and Noah's relationship was wonderful to read!

I really enjoyed the writing in this book particula...more
Karla
Sweet, charming, steamy, quick read. Noah is your typical alpha male, 6’4” of yummy deliciousness. Grace is delightful, funny, driven and unfortunately has some image issues. She sees herself as plump and undesirable. Noah sees nothing but a warm, curvaceous, real woman that is his every fantasy come true. He wants her, she’s willing and they can’t get enough of each other. *Stamps foot* I want Noah for myself!! He never wavers from his want or need for her, tells her as much as he shows her, an...more
Bookie | The BookChick
This was a nice story. It had interesting characters even though the plot was not overly complex. Indeed, it was very basic.

I enjoyed the dynamic between Noah and Grace. He was attracted to her regardless of what she felt about her physical appearance.

Secondary characters:
Kara - an unnecessarily dramatic emotional wreck
Agatha - takes no prisoners battle ax and shrewd negotiator
Ben - devil may care attitude but always concerned about his brother

Foster did a nice job with this book and it was int...more
Tessamari ♥Many Waters...♥ ~ Sweet Spot Book Blog
Sep 26, 2012 Tessamari ♥Many Waters...♥ ~ Sweet Spot Book Blog rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Tessamari ♥Many Waters...♥ ~ Sweet Spot Book Blog by: Lindsay
Four Stars

He wanted everything that concerned Grace to be his business. He wanted to know that she was safe and happy and that she was…his.

This was such a cute story. Take one very sexy Alpha hero and add a very cute, lovable, and kind heroine and you got a one very enjoyable story. Before you ask, or assume, yes, this is very predictable, but who cares, right? Sometimes you just want to read something for the fun and enjoyment of it without having to worry about what’s about to happen. This is...more
Maldivianbookreviewer

4 star contemporary romance

I read this book a long time back and whilst browsing through a discussion forum on Amazon, I once again came across this title and had the itch to read it all over again. Lori Foster is an author who writes great stories with lots of humor injected into the romance which makes reading the book a more memorable one. And yes, the sensuality level of her novels are off the charts as well!

Noah is one of the bastard grand sons of Agatha, a woman who is as rich as she is...more
Nisha
Cute. Grace and Noah are a great pair, but Ben really steals the show. I loved him the best. Yes, the content was steamy, but it was not overdone so that Grace and Noah did not have enough time to build a relationship. Grace started off pretty nice, but she did not make a lasting impression on me. Noah was the perfect man and was the right bit the jealous lover. Kara was kinda dumb and consistently pissed me off, despite the fact that she was a "good person".

Worth a read, though not memorable (e...more
Kelly
This book was fabulous I read it in 2 sittings because I just had to get some sleep.
Just finished up and have to say I can't wait to read some other Lori Foster books. Hopefully Ben's book will be next.

Noah is so head over heals for Grace I loved it. He is demanding and forceful in the bedroom and out. I am a softy for a alpha hero Possessive and jealous are my favorite.

I enjoyed the grandmother and the banter between her and her grandsons. The book is a quick read and skims over the boys pas...more
Ruth
This is such a great story. It's steamy in a nice way - hot but not prone to some of the ridiculous neo-medical descriptions some erotica resort to. This also has a nice story, and most of the main characters are great also. The grandmother is a manipulative, stupid old witch, and the ex is a limp, wet kipper, and I do think a more satisfying ending would have been the two of them pushed down a well together, but I guess the actual ending is more like real life. The hero and heroine are fabulous...more
Cara
Mar 03, 2013 Cara added it  ·  review of another edition
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I didn't like how they continued to stay so focused on Grace's weight. If he was so ok with it, the wording chosen seemed less than positive at times. Fleshy, plump, etc got a little redundant and distracting. I enjoyed the fact he fell for a 'real' woman but it didn't have to be so focused on it, if it wasn't a deal for him. I can see Grace focusing on it, but for him to see it and acknowledge it over and over again seemed to take away from the romance of it. I liked Ben's character a lot and w...more
Nikki
3.5 stars.

The premise of this book excited me at first with the beginning and most of the middle proving to be kind of fab. But in the end I felt a little bit let down.

Being voluptuous myself, I found myself cheering for the curvy heroine but even I got sick and tired of the author bringing her body shape up in almost every paragraph. It did my head in.

I was set to give this a 4 star rating but the flat delivery along with the cliched ending and constant projections of body issue hang-ups made m...more
Melissa Fletcher
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Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim)
Plus sized heroine Grace Jenkins is a personal secretary. She's also in lust with her boss's grandson. When Noah Harper, the grandson in question, is disowned by his controlling grandmother, Grace decides that she's the one to 'comfort' him. They do a lot of 'comforting' for the rest of the book.

I gave it four stars for the non-traditional roles and storyline.
Katina
This was really good. I haven't read too many of Lori Fosters books but after this one I'll definitely be on the lookout for more.
Lynsey
I can't decide if I really liked this or if I really really liked it!

Noah is a dominating alpha male but has seemingly been keeping this well hidden. Since he has split from his uptight fiance, he has decided that he has had enough of behaving as other people think he should. He was all set to marry someone he didn't even love because of it and is glad to have had his eyes opened before it was too late.

Grace is a good girl and always has been. She is incredibly caring and hard working, and is co...more
Jolene
I loved this book! Gracie was such a refreshing unique character to me and she made the whole story come alive. Noah was so set in his ways, and so sure of the road ahead of him that when Gracie finally stepped up and put herself in his path, it knocked him through a loop. Gracie was an overweight and insecure woman and doesn't realize her appeal, or even that she has any. She has this amazing personality and to watch her come alive through the eyes of the characters was a beautiful thing to wat...more
Ceej
I couldn't give it five stars but I had to give it four because BIG GIRLS RULE! I was totally with Grace. Like her, I've felt invisible and been interested in men who saw me as nothing more than a friend. I commiserated with her about knowing men don't flirt with big women. Just like her I tend to admit my weight issues before anyone can thrust them on me. It really makes you oblivious to the men who might truly be interested. I love that she wasn't wimpy. Being shy is okay but it's also apparen...more
BecksBookPicks
This was a hot little number! The only Lori Foster I have read before was from a book of three short stories by three different authors. I am so glad I decided to read this book. It was full of sizzling chemistry. This was the first book in a two part book series. The next book will be Never Too Much which I hope to get to soon.
I loved how Grace was a "bigger" girl in this series. It gets tiring sometimes always reading about these model skinny girls who we all know can get any man they want. He...more
Shawn
I love it when I find a book where the main female is not stick thin and model pretty but instead has the same weight, looks, "he'd never notice me" hangups that most of us have/had. The qualities of her male characters are every woman's dream. They are all muscle and bad ass on the outside and kind, caring and sensitive on the inside. What I like about Lori's books are that she writes love stories that aren't far fetched from reality. Grace is a woman who really knows what she wants but can't p...more
Barbara ★
Overweight heroine gets the hero. Yeah Lori Foster!

Grace has always been in love with Noah and when he offers a no strings attached sexual relationship, she jumps at the chance to have any part of him. As you and I both know that Noah will fall for Grace. It's the journey that is exciting and wonderful and the sex is very explicit - she is his sex slave after all. :)

Our full-figured heroine gains self-confidence and sexual freedom and our hero falls mightily and finds the woman he's always need...more
Mer
Loved this book!!! Noah & Grace were so stinking cute together! It was refreshing to read about a normal woman who was not model gorgeous but rather pretty & absolutely beautiful on the inside! Noah was always making sure that Grace knew she was beautiful to him......I related to Grace on many levels, sometimes not easy in a romance novel, but I have a "Noah" of my own & I was rooting for their passion to turn into love.

Laura
I really struggled with this one. There wet some sexy moments but overall, not one of my favorites. I didn't like the character of Agatha at all and since she's in the story quite a bit, it left a bad taste in my mouth. The writing was fair, but I will say the character of Noah was smoking hot and that part I very much enjoyed! Two and a half stars
KimKirt
I liked Grace a lot. Noah, well, he had to grow up a little, but I suppose that's what Grace was there for. In the end, it all worked out. Another good series by Lori Foster, I've read them both (in order, shock, I know). Wish there were more brothers...
Lady Raven RAVE!
One of the best stories I have read. I could not put it down until I was completely finished. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves tales of erotic romance, devoted love and about real everyday women. seXXXy

Socalgal5
I adored this book. I have re-read it several times. The story deals with Grace, a plus size woman who works as a personal assistant to an upper crust woman. Noah is the grandson of the upper crust woman but grew up on the streets. After breaking off of his engagement due to his fiance's infidelity, Noah begins to notice the kindness, loyalty and beauty of Grace. Grace has had a crush on Noah since she met him. She is a great character. She is open, caring, but stands her ground for what she bel...more
Erica
I was clearing out a cupboard at work and found a stack of random romances. Since no one claimed ownership I took them under my wing, and this one was the first of those I read.
It’s light and fluffy, so in that respect it’s exactly what I want in a romance. Not too much thinking, not too complicated, and (very important), some pretty steamy sex. In fact, when I started reading this book I figured it would end up being a good four stars at least.
Where it all went wrong was in characterisation. Th...more
Rebecca
One thing I have come to appreciate about Lori Foster books is that everyone is essentially really 'good' people. It's a nice change of pace fro a lot of other books.
Melanie
Usually I enjoy Lori Foster, but I just couldn't get into this one.... the annoyingly low self-esteemed, "fat" doormat heroine just wasn't working for me.
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Since first publishing in January 1996, Lori Foster has become a USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly and New York Times bestselling author. Lori has published through a variety of houses, including Kensington, St. Martin’s, Harlequin, Silhouette, Samhain, and Berkley/Jove. She is currently published with HQN.

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