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Sweet Temptation (Sweet #4)

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He was a by-the-book cop who broke the rules in the bedroom...
Micah Hudson has painful secrets he's run hard from. He has new friends, a new life, but he's about to be confronted with the one person who reminds him of all he's tried to forget--Angelina, the sister of his oldest friend David. She knows everything about his past, including how he and David fell in love wit
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Paperback, 358 pages
Published April 6th 2010 by Berkley Heat (first published January 1st 2010)
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Kristen
3 1/2 to 4 Stars

Well, sometimes I shock myself. I actually enjoyed this book more than I thought I would. I loved the plot, the humor, and especially the heroine, Angelina. She had an inner strength that I admired tremendously. In fact, I liked her so much that she ended up on my favorite heroine shelf. I was a little disappointed with the hero, Micah, though. From the start of the series, his character was fun-loving, charming, and deliciously cocky. Unfortunately, in his own book he came acros
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Auntee
Not as bad as I thought it would be...in fact, except for a few chapters/scenes that were way beyond my comfort level, this was a pretty good book.

This was 35-year-old former Miami cop and now Houston security expert Micah Hudson's story. Micah, everyone's sexual "third" from the previous books in the 'Sweet' series, finally gets a lady of his own. Well, not without a lot of dragging his feet/making excuses about why he'll never let himself fall in love again, but he does eventually give in to a
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seton
Jul 08, 2009 seton rated it really liked it
Series: 4th in the Sweet Series (ongoing)
Sensuality: XXX
Reason for Reading: Maya Banks is my crack

Plot: Angelina has been in love with Micah, her brother's best friend, for ever. However, things are complicated because Micah was in a three-way marriage with the brother and another woman. He still mourns their deaths 3 yrs later. Angelina has been keeping tabs on Micah and thinking that the time is finally right, she goes to him in Houston with a stalker (natch!) on her trail.

Ramblings: I'm gonna
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Blacky *Romance Addict*
There were maybe 50-80 pages of an actuall story here, and that part I really liked, after the big action after they got the bad guy, the ending vas very nice. Everything else in this book was sex. And I didn't like it much. Threesomes can be hot, I've read a few and liked them, but here... oh boy, there was a fivesome in here lol I don't even know what's it really called, but it was just awfull to read, Micah shared her with some guys, and when I say shared, I don't mean then had sex together, ...more
Shawna
Jul 09, 2009 Shawna rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of heavy, angsty BDSM/Ménage erotica & tortured heroes
Recommended to Shawna by: Continuation of series
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5+ stars – Romantic Suspense/Erotica/BDSM/Ménage

I've been in love with Micah ever since Sweet Surrender, and I'd imagined that his story would probably be the darkest of the series. Well, Micah really showed his tortured, brooding, cold side in this, and it definitely has some heavy and hardcore content. And in fact, there were times that Micah made Damon from Sweet Persuasion seem like a total pussycat. Despite a few moments here and there that stretched my comfort zone just a bit, especially d
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Penny
May 12, 2012 Penny rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: b-read-bdsm, reviewed
I am upgrading the book to 4 stars instead of the 3 I originally gave it because I keep coming back to reread it.

PROS:
- I find the love story very appealing and sweet.

- There are some BDSM sex scenes that are amazingly hot, I loved them. I actually thing that those kinky sex scenes are the main reason I keep rereading Sweet Temptation. Let me explain, it is not just for the sex, but also because how that sexual relationship is transmitted through the book. It could have come across as porn, bu
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Cyn Mistress Kitty
WOW, I had liked Micah so much in the other books and I still liked him and could sympathize with him until the half way point of the book. After that, I lost all respect for him. What he put Angelina through crossed the line for me to cowardly, cruel and self centered. Time after time he told her he would only give her sex and it would be for his pleasure only and boy howdy it was. The way he had her be involved in a gang bang and numerous whippings made me sick. And every time things got a lit ...more
Tilly Slaton
Nov 14, 2011 Tilly Slaton rated it it was amazing
This book was intense! INTENSE! The entire book was heart shattering, blood gushing, skin tingling erotic.

Sweet Temptation is a story about Micah and Angelina.

This book is filled with mystery. Despair. Doubt. Betrayal. And I loved every second of it.

Micah has been a free-spirited and sexual charged character in all of the prior books. He is funny, sexy, and adores the female body. A total man whore to say the least.

Micah has been running from the grief of his best friend, David and his wife, Ha
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Gemma
May 04, 2010 Gemma rated it it was ok
Shelves: erotica
Ok I finished this book, but really it was a struggle.

yes, I know its erotica and yes that means that there usually is little or no plot, but I was really disapointed in this book.

IT started off all well and good and I was really intrested in the motivation of the main heroines motivation for taking the choices she did, but near the end I just skipped most of it.

Yeah the sex scenes were rather steamy and not something I usually read, but then I just didn't care. The fact that the Heroine was wil
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Dee
Jul 16, 2011 Dee marked it as did-not-finish
I can't carry on with this, I am only a quarter of the way through and am abandoning it! I am seriously beginning to wonder if I want to continue on with this series but I am interested in Connor so will look for his story and I hope (and pray) that is not hard core.
Shannon (Giraffe Days)
Aug 21, 2010 Shannon (Giraffe Days) rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2010, erotic-romance, bdsm
It's taken four books for me to see the pattern going on here: books 1 and 3 were relatively sweet and tame in their depictions of desire and passion, while books 2 and 4 are hedonistic and intense and not for the sexually timid. So that should give you some idea of what to expect here.

Micah Hudson used to be a cop in Florida but for the last few years has worked for a family-run security company in Texas - becoming one of the family in the process. That's about all his friends know about him, t
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Amy
Apr 07, 2010 Amy rated it liked it
Shelves: 2read2
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JiEun
Oct 05, 2012 JiEun rated it did not like it
Shelves: books-i-hated
Hated this book. Nothing sweet or tempting about it.

I like to have some romance and love in my erotica and this one just didn't have it. Perhaps it's a matter of personal preference and lifestyle choices, but I just cannot see how love can exist with someone as dominant and messed up as Micah. I also think that Angelina nees to have her head examined as well.

The sex scenes were definitely very hot and well-written, but they still left a bad taste afterwards because the gangbang scene, while hot
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Lori
Mar 16, 2010 Lori rated it liked it
I had a few issues with this one, most notably, the D/s relationship. There didn't seem to be a give and take. Micah didn't appear to be having sex or dominating for anything other than his own pleasure (including bringing in multiple partners for Angel without any seeming reason for it). He never said anything along the lines of "This makes me happy to see you pleasured". Nope, just ordered Angelina around and treated her awfully. Note that there are several scenes w/multiple partners, includin ...more
Kaylea Cross
Jan 08, 2011 Kaylea Cross rated it did not like it
Since this is labelled as an erotic romance, I actually found this book very disturbing. It was way, way too harsh for me. In my opinion there was no romance between the characters. Only a blind, raging lust on the hero's part, and the heroine's willingness to do anything to satisfy him. Just to fulfil him so he'll keep her in his life.

The hero (Micah) and heroine (Angelina) both crave pain during sex--in a big way--but it was never explained why, or at least not in a satisfactory way that made
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Shar
The sadomasochism in this one is way too extreme and requires a lot of suspension of disbelief, but I could appreciate the classic clichéd he-treats-her-like-shit-for-the- whole- book-until-the-last-page- when-he-figures-out-he-loves-her-and-grovels-a-bit storyline. The stalker plot was really predictable.

As mentioned by many other reviewers the sex scenes/gang bangs were horrible and degrading, but while reading I was distracted by having to suspend my disbelief. Angelina endured an amazing amo
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Jaci Burton
Feb 25, 2010 Jaci Burton rated it it was amazing
This book is hot stuff. Lots of bdsm action, multiple sex partners. This is a dominant/submissive type of story, so be sure this is your cup of tea. Very good story, good suspense. The guys in this series are smokin' hot and extremely alpha. The women are smart and sexy and very independent.
Trisha
Jun 24, 2012 Trisha rated it it was ok
This book in the Sweet Series was so incredibly disappointing. I had been looking forward to hearing Micah's story ever since he was mentioned in the other books. Banks' Sweet series is an interesting series since the books intertwine so much. You have a large set of main characters that are used in all the books, and she ties up the loose ends of the relationships in earlier books in the next one. So I already knew a lot about Micah, and was really excited to hear more about his past, and to se ...more
Ellie
Jan 02, 2010 Ellie rated it really liked it
Wowzers. That was quite the book.

I found some parts hard to swallow (such as the quick transition from "I don't want to sleep/corrupt you, you are my best friend's little sister" to "Lets have a 30+ page 5-some"). But the characters, themselves, were interesting.

Micha, was interesting to me. As a man, him and I wouldn't work out (foreplay is important to me. I worry about Angel's inevitable friction burns and tearing, yow!) and I am not sure that I would choose Angelina as a friend. However, I
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Vintage
I read this quite a while ago and just copied my review from Amazon.

This story was nastily unpleasant. Time and time again Micah abuses "Angel girl". Does she pop him upside the head and find someone else. Of course not. She simply takes humiliating abuse. I am a little new to reading BDSM and erotica; this was gross, not sexy.


Maya Banks is an edgy writer. This is a sad fail for me. , and it relates specifically to one particular scene. I can read menage as well as BDSM, but this was just too mu
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Sparklybearsy
Mar 06, 2010 Sparklybearsy rated it it was amazing
If i could have given Micah's book ten stars i would have. I LOVED it so much, he's been the character throughout the other "sweet" series i've looked forward to reading the most, and OHHH i fell in love with him all over again in Sweet Temptation. A must MUST read, it has everything you'd expect from mister sexy kink Micah. Angelina my favourite heroine from the entire series, she wasn't afraid to go after what she wanted and to protect herself and not expect a guy to be her knight in shining a ...more
 ~*~Princess Nhya~*~
Nov 16, 2010 ~*~Princess Nhya~*~ rated it did not like it
Did not like this one at all! Although the last 2 chapters it got a whole lot better, there still was not enough time for Micah and Angelina to redeem themselves. IMO. But I would still like to read the others in this series because there were a few characters in this one that I was intrigued by. Wondering how they got together and their stories in general. But this story, I would not recommend.
Silvia Drascall
Jul 02, 2015 Silvia Drascall rated it liked it


I’ve been expected Micah's story since…ALWAYS….kkk…cuz, until this he was my kind of alpha male, my McDream Man…kkk…so sexy, funny, flirt charming…But then he met Angeline (holy crappy) and lost all those specials qualities&skills… sniff, snif…I cannot help myself…I rested in my misery. Really disappointing…



Let me explain why: Sure, I like both – separately ,as a couple…arghhh…they affected my nerves in a negative way. The sex scenes were hard and hot, no doubt about that (well, I prefe

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Marion
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Shellie
Sep 25, 2015 Shellie rated it did not like it
Just awful. Beyond awful. So awful I may never read Maya Banks again, certainly nothing from the Sweet series. It's basically a prolonged sexual assult on a 23 year old girl by an emotionally distant and much older man and three of his friends. It was neither sexy nor romantic. It was disturbing and upsetting. It was also beyond belief, with our gutsy heroine screaming in pain at the various atrocities befalling her, then magically 'liking it'.
There were many other problems, from weirdly rushed
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Marie
Oct 09, 2009 Marie rated it it was amazing
I have to say that Sweet Temptation, out of all the books in this series, was the one that I had looked forward to the most. I love Micah; he is the main charcter in this entire series and there was something about him that I loved.

This book does not disappoint, but it is not for the faint of heart. Micah is indeed the master at kink, but Angelina is his mirror image and if you note that fact when reading this book it will make much more sense.

Micah is hiding, Angelina comes to his doorstep an
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Aղցela W.
This book had the most sex scenes in it which was good some of them seemed pointless it was still hot Angelina lost her only family her brother who raised her after her parents died. She loved Micah she knows all his secrets, his desires, his kinks and fetishes, and she'll use whatever it takes to reel him in. She can give him what he wants. But will he decide she's what he needs? This book was really good Angelina has a stalker on her tale and Micah will do anything to keep her safe. Micah is a ...more
MountainKat
While I was reading this I felt like it was 4 stars, so that is what I am going to give it. But if I were to describe it, I would list all the things that bothered me about it. It pushed my boundaries of what is comfortable to read about sexually, it was hot definitely, but I did squirm a little and not in a good way. I seriously wished Micah would pull his head out of his ass several times and was dying to see Angelina stand up for herself. Fortunately both things happened and we did make it to ...more
Holly
Dec 02, 2009 Holly rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bdsm, bn-ebooks
I have to say first that I thoroughly enjoyed this entire series! EXCELLENT! Now, in regards to Micah's story, I knew that is was going to be a little bit more rough than the previous books, yes even Damon's, because I knew that Micah was a tortured soul. That said, I had no idea just how tortured. At times even I cringed at the hardcore BDSM in this book, it was VERY intense at times and tended to raise my feminine hackles. I loved the characters, I especially loved Angelina and her strength an ...more
Mareli
Apr 15, 2010 Mareli rated it did not like it
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Maya Banks is the #1 New York Times, #1 USA Today and international bestselling author of over 50 novels. A wife and mother of three, she lives in Texas.
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Sweet (6 books)
  • Sweet Surrender (Sweet, #1)
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