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Taylor's Temptation (Tall, Dark & Dangerous #10)

3.96  ·  Rating Details ·  2,080 Ratings  ·  74 Reviews
When it came to protecting the innocent, Bobby Taylor was your man. But when his best friend, Wes, asked him to keep an eye on his little sister, Bobby desperately wanted to pass. Because to him, gorgeous redhead Colleen Skelly didn't look like anyone's kid sister. He doubted she was innocent. And he wanted to keep more than just his eye on her....

After years of trying to
Published July 1st 2001 by Harlequin
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Opening Line: “Navy Seal Chief Bobby Taylor was in trouble.”

This is my favourite book from the whole series… Hmmm haven’t I said that before? (The Admirals Bride, Prince Joe, Frisco, Hawken) Anyways this one was super good.

You really can’t go wrong with any of the books from Suzanne Brockmann’s Tall Dark and Dangerous series though. They’re all well written, with to-die-for Navy SEAL heroes (who usually shed a tear in the name of love) and just the right amount of action, suspense and sweet, sw
Rachel Brown
I usually enjoy Brockmann's books a lot, but she can be uneven and has written a handful of stinkers. Unfortunately, this was one of them. It had the single least convincing romantic obstacle I've encountered in romance so far, and that's including Brockmann's own "Because I'm your boss... in this civilian temp job that you don't even need."

Navy SEAL Bobby Taylor, on leave after being wounded on a mission, is dispatched by his teammate and best buddy Wes to convince Wes's civilian little sister
Sep 09, 2015 Yolanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ayyyy cómo me ha gustado!!!
Tammy Golden
Hero fabulous, heroine very irritating

I am a huge fan of SB. I've read all her books. And I do like the Navy SEAL series, though I notice the thing keeping the hero and heroine apart pretty much always is the same: The hero is a busy SEAL who is gone on missions all the time, and he just can't imagine any woman putting up with that for long, so he avoids serious commitment.

Thankfully, SB does add another wrinkle to this book to keep it from being totally predictable: Bobby, the hero, who figures
This is Bobby Taylor time to shine and get his girl. She happens to be the sister of his best friend and SEAL partner West which brings out all sort of guilt, embarrasment and fear. Fear of losing his best friend, fear of not being good enough, fear of hurting the one person he really doesn't want to hurt. Ever.

Bobby despite his huge physique and Brockmann does describe the man in length comes across as a man very conscious of his impact on others. Brockmann writes one of the most interesting c
Aug 08, 2011 Becky rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
(Probably more of a 3 1/2 stars....) Taylor's story was pretty good; the falling in love with best friend's sister storyline is always good for angst. It's just that both Taylor and Colleen seemed to be a bit too clueless for too long about too many things (Colleen about why Taylor was hesitating--seriously, best friend's little sister? You don't have to be Einstein to figure that one out--both of them about their true motivations and feelings, etc.) but overall it was a quick, enjoyable read. N ...more
Brockmann's Tall, Dark & Dangerous series is addictive fluff.
The book had a good plot, and was not that bad, but something was missing.
Feb 07, 2008 Joene rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romanticmystery
May 17, 2010 Lesley rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The phone sex was AMAZING!!!
Kate McMurry
Apr 15, 2013 Kate McMurry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review of Kindle Edition, reissue of 2001 short contemporary romance

Bobby Taylor is a mammoth man, six-foot-six and built like a wrestler. He is handsome, with Native American ancestry, and a long, sexy braid. Though he is a fierce Navy SEAL, he is gentle and protective toward all women, but especially Colleen Skelly. Though she is a grown woman of 23, currently in law school and extremely strong and independent, Colleen's brother Wes, who is a fellow SEAL, the same age as Bobby, and Bobby's bes
Author: Suzanne Brockmann
First published: 2000
Length: 3102 kindle locations
Setting: Contemporary. Boston.
Sex: Infrequent. Varies from explicit to door half-closed. Phone sex.
Hero: SEAL.
Heroine: Law student.

A slow build to an anti-climactic, rapid conclusion.

What started out as an interesting enough romance with (another) strong, independent heroine and a hero who didn’t want to love her built towards two intriguing suspense plots - Morrison and the AIDS clinic, trip to a war-torn country - and r
Robert "Bobby" Taylor punya tugas berat. Bukan tugas untuk terjun di suatu medan berat penuh teroris dan menyelamatkan sesuatu atau seseorang. Tapi tugas ini permintaan dari "saudara kembar beda ibu" sekaligus sobat renangnya Wes Skelly. Wes meminta Bobby unruk menasehati adiknya Colleen Skelly supaya tidak pergi ke Tulgeria.

Colleen, mahasiswi fakultas hukum yang punya kerjaan sampingan menjadi relawan kemanusiaan. Saat ini ia berencana pergi ke Tulgeria. Wes dan Bobby mati-matian berusaha melar
Jan 19, 2014 Sabine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: special-books
Bobby Taylor ist ein Schrank von einem Mann. Mit fast 2m Körpergröße und einem ordentlichen Paket Muskeln macht ihm nur wenig Angst. Doch eine Sache gibt es: Colleen Skelly, die kleine Schwester seines besten Freundes und Schwimmkumpels Wes.

Als Bobby nach einem Einsatz mit einer Schussverletzung außer Gefecht gesetzt wird, lässt er sich von Wes dazu überreden nach dessen Schwester zu sehen, da der selbst auf eine Mission abbeordert wird. Colleen studiert Jura in Boston und arbeitet ehrenamtlich
May 19, 2012 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ein Mann, ein Wort ... genau das macht Bobby Taylor wirklich zu schaffen als er auf geheiß seines besten Freundes und Schwimmkumpel, Wes Skelly, nach Boston fliegt um dessen jüngere Schwester Colleen dazu zu bewegen keine Dummheit zu begehen. Nicht nach Tulgaria zu reisen. Nicht ihr Leben auf's Spiel zu setzen. Nicht inmitten von Terroristen zu verkehren. Keinen Kindern zu helfen. Gar nicht so einfach, vor allem da seit Jahren der einzige "Puffer" zwischem ihm und Colleen ihr Bruder Wes war und ...more
Ok, Just to be clear I read this book at Suzanne Brockmann's Tall, Dark and Deadly series it's just that I read the first book over a year ago and I am between books so decided to read book 2 of this 3 book set. Now why did I do that. This shit fell off a cliff, exploded, was charred so badly as to be unrecognizable from her other books. This book features Nave SEAL Bobby Taylor and Colleen Skelly as the central characters. Bobby is best friends with Wes Skelly and they have been basically joine ...more
Books about Navy SEALs are popular. So much so, that I wouldn’t be surprised if there were way more fictional SEALs that real ones. I don’t really get it, but then, I don’t enjoy romantic suspense much and these SEAL books are all romantic suspense. This book gets a pass on my normal worries (that romance built in times of intensity is at least partially based on those intense times and I need EXTRA proof that what the characters are building is going to last. And no, a happy epilogue is not pro ...more
Jennifer Grout
Colleen was entirely too pushy - I started hating her about halfway through the book, and felt sorry for Bobby.
Bobby Taylor is a Navy SEAL who has had a crush on his best friend's sister for years. The sister, Coleen, has also had a crush on Bobby for just as long. Of course, neither knew how the other felt. Coleen tries to seduce Bobby but he rejects her because his friend has threatened to kill him if he touches his sister. Coleen is planning on going with a group of volunteers to a small war torn country. Her brother, Wes, has sent Bobby to talk Coleen out of this trip. When she won't be swayed from h ...more
Aug 01, 2011 Renee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have the Silhouette Intimate Moments version w/the purple spine

LOVE this book - probably my favorite in this particular series, although I've nevr been disappointed by any of her books. I'm a Navy brat (dad & grandpa) and love SEAL heroes in books. Watch military channel w/my son every chance I get!

Suzanne Brockmann does male dialogue well, and what's not to love about patriotic heroes?

Bobby Taylor's in a bad spot. After getting wounded in LOD saving his best friend's life, said best frie
Oct 05, 2015 Dawn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Taylor's Temptation by Suzanne Brockmann
TDD #10

Bobby Taylor & Colleen Skelly

Navy Chiefs Bobby Taylor and Wes Skelly are best friends who practically read each others' minds--they are closer than brothers. Their teamwork is legendary. Wes is called OCONUS for an op right after hearing that his little sister has volunteered to visit an orphanage in war-torn and terrorist-ridden Tulgeria in just a few days. He begs Bobby to travel to Massachusetts to talk her out of going on the trip. Bobby's h
Mar 09, 2015 Julie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, military
Though this was one of my least favorite Brockmann books, I'm hard-pressed to pinpoint why. The characters are likeable, well developed and the writing is good. The story is ok, though I think the orphanage angle wasn't as believable as it might have been portrayed - of course I believe there are many orphanages that need help, but I' not sure about the authenticity of this group gong there or just casually pulling Seals into help them carryout their largely humanitarian mission.

I think the pro
Jan 14, 2012 Kay rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: print
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Loved it! Just as great as the first time I read it and one of my top favorites in the "Tall, Dark & Dangerous" series.

I love best-friend/sibling pairings and this one worked so well! Right from the start there were some serious sparks and it only grew from there. Colleen was determined to get Bobby to break and it was hilarious watching the big, tough Navy SEAL become putty in her hands. I wish Wes hadn't gone all protective big brother on Bobby and Colleen- he said some nasty stuff about
Vina Raintree
Oct 06, 2013 Vina Raintree rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this book is super duper good !
taylor bobby, saudara bukan kandungnya wes skyler, sedang terluka dibagian bahu. karena sedang masa penyembuhan itulah wes minta tolong sama bobby untuk pergi mengunjungi adiknya, collen karena wes bilang collen punya ide gila untuk pergi ke daerah full teroris anti amerika untuk jadi relawan anti aids disana.
sebenarnya nih☆★ dari awal bobby sudah ada rasa sama collen, cuman dia nggak berani deket deket soalnya collen itu adiknya sahabat baiknya.
pas collen tahu
Apr 18, 2012 Nella rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book #10 - Taylors Temptation

This says it all:

“When it came to protecting the innocent, Bobby Taylor was your man. But when his best friend, Wes, asked him to keep an eye on his little sister, Bobby desperately wanted to pass. Because to him, gorgeous redhead Colleen Skelly didn't look like anyone's kid sister. He doubted she was innocent. And he wanted to keep more than just his eye on her....
After years of trying to get magnificent Navy SEAL Bobby Taylor to herself--and away from the prying ey
Sep 20, 2012 Anita rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book and loved to see Bobby struggle with the decisions he eventually made. It was refreshing to have a hero who took into consideration what effect his actions will have when he chooses to follow his heart. The moral dilemma when you fall for your best friend's sister is the core of this story. When two men work as closely as Bobby and Wes, trust is the foundation of their relationship.

Wes put that trust to a true test when he asks Bobby to try and talk Colleen, Wes' sister) out
Jun 29, 2014 Fedora rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very enjoyable read and stands alone well. This is book 10 in Brockmann's Tall, Dark & Dangerous series.

US Navy Chief Bobby Taylor has been in love with his best friend's sister for years. He's never acted on it for a couple reasons--she's always been too young and he'd never do anything that his friend Wes would see as a betrayal of their friendship.

Colleen Skelly has had the hots for her older brother's best friend for years. When Wes sends Bobby to dissuade Colleen from a humanitarian tri
Another favorite. Love the falling in love with your best friend's sister theme. Bobby is a great hero. Another one who is not perfect physically. We are told that if he doesn't keep on top of his exercise regimen he would run to fat. He has wanted Wes Skelly's little sister for years and in this books she finally gets him. There was a well done suspense element in the second half of the book. It was pretty well done without being the entire focus of the book. Loved the scene when Wes found out ...more
After reread in March 2014, I downgraded it to 3 stars.
I did not remember that Bobby seemed so insecure, so obedient to his friend's wishes that he did not even allow himself to think about his and it did not really ring right. I rather liked Colleen and how she went on seducing Bobby, though her physical insecurities also seemed a bit too much. And her initial plan to go into a war-thorn country to get children from an orphanage into the US seemed honestly unrealistic and filled with good inte
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Suzanne Brockmann was born in 1960. Married to Ed Gaffney, a lawyer and published writer. They have two grown children: Melanie, who is a personal trainer and author, and Jason, who is an actor and tap dancer. They divide their time between Boston, Massachusetts, Sarasota, Florida and New York City.

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“Bobby laughed. Not at loud. He would never laugh in his best friend face when he went into overprotected brother mode. But inside in his own head, he was rolling over the floor in hysterics. Outside of his head, he only lifted a quizzed eyebrow.” 0 likes
“Oh, man. Yeah, Wes was going to kill him. But before he did, Bobby would ask them to put four words on his tombstone : It Was Worth It.” 0 likes
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