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Tempting (Buchanans #4)

4.03  ·  Rating Details ·  5,287 Ratings  ·  176 Reviews
After three romantic flame-outs in a year and a restaurant career going nowhere, Dani Buchanan needs a fresh start. She goes looking for her biological father, but never expects to find a senator running for president. As his long-lost 'love child, ' Dani could seriously derail the election something his handsome campaign manager Alex Canfield isn't going to let happen. ...more
Paperback, 379 pages
Published July 1st 2007 by HQN (first published 2007)
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Nov 27, 2009 K. rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Everyone who likes straight up sweet romance with a bit of scorching tidbits and witty bantor!
Shelves: audiobooks
Another sweetly romantic Susan Mallery book. I just have an overall love of this author's sense of humor and writing style. I've listened to all of her books on audio, and she has the best reader (Therese Plummer on most of her books) that never fails to bring all the characters to life and makes her books unfold before my very ears.

This one was the last book of the Buchanan series, and one of my favorites (Dani's story). Losts of touching moments and worthy side stories. Of course she brought
JoJo - JJJ (Jo Anna) Janesko
Just love this family. I am sad this is the last book about them. It was even a treat to have an epilogue. Loved it!!
Jul 18, 2009 Kath rated it it was ok
Okay, but not one of Susan Mallery's better books. This s the fourth in the Buchanan series and have read the first, and really enjoyed it. Based on what I previously read about Dani and what was disclosed to have happened to her since, this story had so much more potential. To have a love interest (whom I really liked) that just happened to be her long lost fathers adopted son was just plain weird. Also, the "Gloria" turnaround seemed too insincere and too unbelieable based on previous ...more
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Iris Blobel
Dec 28, 2013 Iris Blobel rated it really liked it
What a wonderful finish to the Buchanan series! And yes, I have to admit, I'm pleased I persisted and read all four of them.

I loved Dani's story from the very beginning. As already mentioned in the review of Cal's story, it's a family story and I'm a big sucker for that! Family is big in this story as well!

Dani finds her biological father, who happens to be Senator Mark Canfield who's running for President. His adopted son, Alex, is his campaign manager.

The sparks between Dani and Alex, and the
Melissa McHugh
Jun 29, 2012 Melissa McHugh rated it liked it
I'm beginning to think there's nothing Susan Mallery can write that is going to impress me. It's the fourth book I've read after the Fools Gold Almost trilogy, and I just can't get into her. The plot on this was meh, and the characters were meh. I liked Katherine, who wasn't even a main. The two leads were Dani felt extremely wishy washy. She was just too good, and when she wasn't too good to be true, she was dishwater. Alex never quite captured my attention because I just never ...more
Two-haiku review:

She finds her father
Falls for his adopted son
Can it ever work?

A little icky
Politics and family
Really well written
Sep 04, 2010 Leah rated it it was amazing
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May 17, 2009 Wendy rated it it was amazing
This is the 4th in the Buchanan series. But only the second that I have read and now I'm obsessed about getting the others. So I guess you can say that I loved this book. Susan Mallery is a smart and funny writer and a joy to read.

Dani Buchanan is a woman that believed all of her life that she was a Buchanan, but recently she found out that she isn't. She is the daughter of a US Senator that is running for President. She is scared to death about meeting him but overcomes her fear and try's to g
Jan 31, 2009 Anica rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
I feel like giving the book 2,5 stars but I am in a good mood so ...yeah...

Anyway, I was so excited to read this book after the last 2 books in Susan Mallery's Buchanan series were quite good but this excitement left already after a few pages. :( I confess, the beginning was funny! After that, it went down the drain. Like really...

It's like nothing really happened at all. No highlights, no nothing! I expected the book to be at least a bit funnier but even that was a huge disappointment. Maybe it
Apr 16, 2011 willaful rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of romance involving families
3.5 stars. This is the last in Mallery's "Buchanan" books, a good series for readers who like contemporary romances that are light in feel, but have some meat on their bones.

I read this a few years ago and thought it might improve on rereading in its proper place at the end of the series; it did, a bit. I appreciated Dani's straightforwardness and take-no-prisoners attitude in the previous books, and knowing how much she suffered in them made it more forgivable that she wimps out somewhat in th
Jac (For Love and Books)
3.5 Stars, rounded up.

Susan Mallery is my go-to for contemporary romance novels! I adore her writing, and have yet to meet a character/story I don't just adore! The Buchanan's have earned a special place in my heart now that I've finished this series!

I have loved following Dani through the series, and was excited to see her storyline wrap up! I'm so glad that she found her biological father, although I have to admit that I was disappointed with him as a whole. But his family? I loved them all,
Dec 10, 2012 StrangeBedfellows rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a great book. I haven't read the previous Buchanan books, but this one stands perfectly well on its own. The plot is perfectly constructed, deceptively simple yet never boring.And all the characters are fun to read. Best of all, the chemistry between the two main characters, Dani and Alex, is convincing and highly entertaining. The attraction between these two comes alive off of the page and, despite their relatively brief acquaintance, you can really see them fall for each other as the ...more
Karina Garcia
Aug 21, 2014 Karina Garcia rated it it was amazing
Los cuatro libros que componen la serie Buchanan fueron los primero que he leído de Susan Mallery y me han dejado muy buena impresión, son muy lindas historias, contadas de manera impecable y con el aire clasico que me gusta encontrar en las novelas...quizas este libro que cierra la historia me ha gustado un poquito más pero los cuatro son muy bellos, los recomiendo si gustan leer historias de familia, a mi me encanta y disfruto mucho encontrandome a los protagonistas de otros libros en el ...more
Oct 25, 2010 Sasha rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
Warning: I only read the sample...

There was no spark and the prose left me bored. I thought the author was trying to tell the story while setting up all the usual plot points but failing to engage the reader emotionally. I hadn't read the previous books in the series, which may explain my lack of emotional attachment to any of the characters I met in chapter 1. However a good author will draw you in emotionally with each new novel rather than count on past experience.

I think I just might have t
Feb 12, 2010 Ellie rated it really liked it
I liked the storyline of this book. Dani's search for her birth father, him being a politician with a big adopted family, Alex and Dani's attraction, the father not being perfect etc. The themes were quite dense and interesting, especially the story when it is centered around Alex's mom, she is a very interesting character.

I real page turner and it is nice to see a Buchanan lady who is as sexy as her brothers.
Nov 18, 2011 Lisa rated it really liked it
By far my favorite in the series. Conclusion of the four stories was done superbly. I find myself reading this one over and over.
Houve muito drama para este último volume, mas gostei do desfecho, previsível como se esperava.
Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim)
I liked it. The last of the Buchanan clan was as interesting as the first. One of my favorite romance series I've read to date.
Nov 02, 2008 Marleen rated it did not like it
Disappointing read.
Titinha Scaeiro
Gostei!!! ^_^
May 10, 2012 Melissa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Dec 02, 2016 June rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Buchanans and Mallery fans
Dani's story of finding her father, a possible Presidential candidate. A rare political figure, who has adopted all his other children and steps down when asked to by his wife.
Nov 23, 2016 Mary rated it liked it
It was good but the waffling by Dani got old fast.
Oct 11, 2016 Joanna rated it really liked it
This was really good until the end. It drug out too long. I liked Dani and Alex's interactions. You could tell the heat was firing up in the kitchen. Good book.
Brittney Musick
Jul 07, 2011 Brittney Musick rated it it was amazing
My prediction was correct. As of this moment, Buchanans is definitely my favorite Susan Mallery series.

I have to admit I was a little worried about this book. Even though I really liked Dani and had been looking forward to finally getting to her book, I wasn't sure how I felt about the introduction of so many new characters. However, while I missed seeing the Buchanan men as much as in previous books, I actually really came to like the Canfields.

The situation in this book was rather unique, but
Heather in FL
A great end to the series. Dani has been hurt in relationships many times before. First, by her ex-husband Hugh, her disabled college sweetheart who cheated on her before leaving her. Then, her rebound guy Ryan ended up being married. He knew about Hugh's betrayal, but thought nothing about his own to his wife and toddler or that Dani would have a problem with it. Then, she meets a sweet guy with whom she has no sexual spark. At the beginning of their first date, she finds out he's an ex-priest, ...more
Sep 13, 2015 Sabine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Drei Bände lang habe ich die Buchanans begleitet und erst hat Cal, dann Walker und schließlich auch Reid die Liebe gefunden. Im letzten Teil geht es um ihre kleine Schwester Dani, die bereits im ersten Band erfährt, dass sie gar keine echte Buchanan ist.

Bereits im Vorgängerband hat Dani von Gloria Unterlagen bekommen, die ihre sagen wer ihr Vater ist, doch DAS hätte sie sich nun wirklich nicht träumen lassen: Senator Mark Canfield, der gerade die Kandidatur zum Präsidentenamt erwägt.

Neugierig ge
Jul 05, 2016 Michelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this in 2008 and September 2013.

Tempting by Susan Mallery 4

So I've read one of Susan's other books, well half of it anyway. It was one of the Fool's series book. So then I thought I'd try reading this book along with a different Fool's series book. Turns out Tempting was a reread for me. I'd completely forgotten that I'd read it. I didn't recognize the plot but I did remember some of the characters.

So I finished rereading because it's a decent romance book with some sex scenes. The charac
Aug 28, 2012 Amanda rated it really liked it
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