Tempting (Buchanans, #4)
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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. D...more
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Published July 1st 2007 by HQN (first published 2007)
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K.
Nov 27, 2009 K. rated it 4 of 5 stars
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...more
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!!
Novel
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Kath
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 behavior...more
willaful
Apr 16, 2011 willaful rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  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...more
Wendy
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...more
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,...more
Iris Blobel
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...more
Leah
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Anica
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...more
StrangeBedfellows
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
Melissa McHugh
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 just...eh. 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 under...more
Sasha
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...more
Tam
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.
Sabine
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...more
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.
Lisa
By far my favorite in the series. Conclusion of the four stories was done superbly. I find myself reading this one over and over.
Patty
When I started reading contemporary romance, my first love was Susan Elizabeth Phillips. I would hate to admit to the number of times I read some of her novels. She is a good, reliable writer and I didn't know much about other romance writers. Then I found Jayne Ann Krentz, Jennifer Crusie and Susan Wiggs. (What is it about the name Susan?) I liked all of these authors, although Phillips stayed my best source for total escapism. Apparently, Susan Mallery has become my best "flight from reality s...more
Jessi
Earlier in the series, Dani Buchanan discovered that she would never have her dream job managing one of her family's restaurants because she wasn't truly a Buchanan. In this book, she is trying to learn more about her biological father, a state senator who is gearing up for a presidential run. He seems like a good man, who with his wife adopted six children, all with some issue varying from deafness to AIDS. His oldest son, Alex, is the biggest block standing between Dani getting to know her fat...more
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
Brittney Musick
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...more
Amanda
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Gail
This is the 4th book in the series, which means I'm reviewing them a little out of order. The Buchanan sister is the heroine in this book. In one of the earlier books, it's revealed that the grandma is so mean to the heroine because she's not actually a Buchanan. Mom had an affair and the heroine was the result. So the heroine, in this book, decides to go dig up dear old dad (not literally--he's alive). Turns out Dad is a senator in the midst of a pre-campaign for president. He wasn't married wh...more
Kathy Anne
I gave it an honest 5 *

I liked each Mallery book I`ve read to varying degrees and most of them a lot.And thats even tho it`s political which I will rarely read.But loved this one.
I loved Alex the Hero and the h was ok, but she had to be stupid to push her way in the middle of a presidential campaign like she did to find her real Dad-of course then the rest of the book had a good dose of whining about the repercussions from that Dumb act. That and believing Alex`s x wifes lies about him all the w...more
Melissa
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Joana M.
4 STARS

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Susan Mallery has done it again!
Dani has sworn off men for good. Until, of course, she goes looking for her biological father and meets his adoptive son - Alex. :')
Their love is so beautiful!

This is the last novel of the Buchanan Series by Mallery.
I absolutely recommend it! ;)
Julie Barrett
tempting by susan mallery
Dani Buchannan knows the truth now and she goes to talk to her real father.
Mark Canfield, a Senator running for President is her real father.
Alex is Mark's adopted son, known as Dragon Boy, and he puts himself in between anyone and Mark. Mark and Katherine have adopted their children, they all
have a disability.
Walker is back from the war and with Gloria being disabled for a bit he's running the empire.
He's found the love of his life and she wants Danni to be a bridesmaid...more
Darcy
I was surprised by this book. I have always liked Dani and thought she got shifted by Gloria. I was glad to see that changed.

I can understand Dani wanting to find her father, turns out he was a VIP and she walked into the fire. Her father was a cold fish from the start, I had a hard time liking him. It seemed like he didn't considered his family at all, they were more like props.

Kathryn was great and really helped make the story. When Dani told her she wished she was her parent I agreed with h...more
Marie
4.5
Dani's story is probably the best out of the entire series, although I did enjoy them all. Part of this is the fact that it built through out the entire series, and we had time to fall in love with Dani. She went from happily married to cheated on to being the other woman... and we even tossed in an ex-priest.
(I thought she was a little harsh with him, but it would be a bit off-putting)
So finally it's her turn to get her happily ever after?
Sure, but it's gonna take some work.
First off, I love...more
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