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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. Dan ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published January 19th 2010 by HQN Books (first published 2007)
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K.
Nov 27, 2009 K. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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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!!
Kath
Jul 18, 2009 Kath rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
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Iris Blobel
Dec 28, 2013 Iris Blobel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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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
Dee
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
Karina Garcia
Aug 21, 2014 Karina Garcia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 sigui ...more
willaful
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
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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
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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,
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Leah
Sep 04, 2010 Leah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Anica
Jan 31, 2009 Anica rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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StrangeBedfellows
Dec 10, 2012 StrangeBedfellows rated it really liked it
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
Sasha
Oct 25, 2010 Sasha rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
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Ivonne
2,5*
Houve muito drama para este último volume, mas gostei do desfecho, previsível como se esperava.
Zel Polev
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Ellie
Feb 12, 2010 Ellie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Jane
Mar 26, 2016 Jane rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Damn! I'm a sucker for HEA ending!

I enjoyed myself while reading this book. One is about the change in Gloria. I mean she's been an ass in book 1 and 2. And when she somehow start to change in book 3, I'm still trying to adjust my opinion of her. Then in this book 4, I like the way she and Dani bond. They eat popcorn together and watch Dani's dad campaign interview video. And I like how Gloria speak. How she support Dani and finally playing the role of a Grandmother.
I've always like Dani. I th
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Carla Cabrera
This started out really good. I was all for the romance between Alex and Dani and they had great chemistry. I just didn't care for the jumping to conclusion and misunderstanding that happened and then the lies. I understood how feelings were hurt but couldn't justify to myself why it had to happen or get why Dani just accepted what she was told. Although I realize this kind of stuff really happens more than I'd like it still turned me off. There were some redeeming parts in the book and I'm glad ...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
Nov 18, 2011 Lisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
By far my favorite in the series. Conclusion of the four stories was done superbly. I find myself reading this one over and over.
Jennifer
Jun 10, 2015 Jennifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned, buchanans
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Kelly
Apr 05, 2016 Kelly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 Stars.

The book had its good points and it's bad. Dani and Alex could both really get on my nerves. They both had occasional flaming cases of "assume-the-worst-and-don't-communicate"-itis. I hate when simple things become a big deal because people don't just have a conversation. I wish I got to see more of the Buchanan family, and Alex interacting with his family, because those were some of the best parts of the book. Also, Dani's biological father/Alex's adoptive father sort of sucks. I don
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Emily Higgins
Aug 03, 2014 Emily Higgins rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Dani is told by her "grandmother" that she is not a Bannister. Dani's mother had an affair while separated from her husband and Dani was the result. Dani is determined to meet and get to know her birth father. The only trouble is that Mark Canfield is considering running for President, so everything about him and his family makes the news. It gets even more complicated when Dani and Mark's adopted son, Alex, are attracted to one another. Even though there is no blood relationship between them, i ...more
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
Christine
Feb 24, 2015 Christine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book, however that being said it didn't keep me as entertained as the previous three in thie series. I wanted the advantage of reaching through the pages of the last three and shaking Gloria senseless. I was almost miffed to see she reformed. Dani seemed to lose a lot of her strenghth in this book that she gained in the earlier series. Just my opinion.

This series was also my first experience reading Susan Mallery. I probably won't read any more of her series, but will definately fi
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Bronwyn Rykiert
This is not the best book in the series. This is Dani's story. Dani knows she is not really a Buchanan because her mother Marcia, had an affair. Dani has decided to go and find her father and when she finds him she finds out that he is running for president, is married and has 8 adopted children, some with special needs.

It is a basic story girl meets boy and falls in love. In this story Dani falls for Alex, the oldest adopted son of her father and his wife Katherine. The romance is not without i
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Marjorie
Aug 13, 2014 Marjorie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Dani Buchanan finds she has a biological father that she did not know about. Problem is he is running for president so she can not derail the campaign. The campaign manager is Alex Canfield, the president's adopted son, and he does not trust Dani. Then he finds himself falling for Dani, even though at first he does not trust her. Dani meanwhile is leery of another relationship since she has had bad luck in that area.

Another great Mallery novel that you do not want to put down until you finish i
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Marleen
Nov 02, 2008 Marleen rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Disappointing read.
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