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Summer Projects:
1) Get in shape
2) Prepare for NY move
3) Lose virginity

Tess Blakely's innocence is getting downright embarrassing. But growing up in a small town with four very big brothers ...well, she might as well have been wearing a chastity belt. She's read loads of books about sex, but now she needs some hands-on training. And her best friend, "Mac" MacDougal, looks
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ebook, 224 pages
Published July 1st 1999 by Harlequin Temptation
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MBR
Stuff I liked:

1- I loved Mac from the stetson on his head to his delectable toes and everything in between. His tenderness and the way he understands and puts first each and every desire of Tess is what made me fall in love with him. Even with his desire raging out of control for Tess, Mac shows her the sensual side of love as only a man in love can and in the process made my heart go flip-flop every time he came up in the story.

2- Tess. She makes for a unique combination with her innocence (w
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Brenda
Nov 27, 2016 Brenda rated it liked it
Shelves: so-plain, okay
I really really liked it but I'm not sure I'll be reading it again, I felt it a bit rushed.
They both were great characters though!
Andrea Guy
Mar 11, 2010 Andrea Guy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Vicki Lewis Thompson's books are almost always fun books. That said, Pure Temptation just didn't do it for me, and I'm hard pressed to figure out why, besides the obvious, 26 year old virgin thing.

Dear god, I wish writers would stop with this. Its just a little too unrealistic. It may work for a cute comedy, but in a romance novel where the heroine is supposed to be gorgeous, its just silly.

All that aside, Tess and Mac are cute and funny. Tess has a summer project to lose her virginity and Mac i
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SweetSue
Jan 18, 2016 SweetSue rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really liked this one. I like the friends to lovers trope and the idea that small-town life isn't "settling." Tess and Mac have been friends since birth practically. He's buddies with her brothers but the two of them have always had a special, but platonic friendship. She decides it's time time to lose her virginity before moving the NYC for a job. (How she got through college as a virgin isn't clear since she has no moral issues against it and I can't believe one of her brothers followed her ar ...more
E. Jamie
Aug 22, 2014 E. Jamie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loooved this book so much! Friends to lovers is definitely my crack. Mac was a delicious hero and Tess was my favorite kind of heroine. Strong, yet so very likable! The only thing that kept this from being a five star read for me was I found how Tess decked out her bedroom in all harem-ish like decor for their first time and the whole belly dancing costume things a tad cheesy and they took me out of the story at times. Still, this is definitely on my keeper shelf.
Netanella
What an awesome friends-to-lovers story! Reading Vicki Lewis Thompson is like returning to your auntie's house after an extended absence - warm, cozy, heart-warming awesomesauce, vanilla-scented goodness.
Marie
this is a book I read years and years ago.....it stuck with me if you are into hot reads where the hero and heroine are best friends who turn into lovers this is awesome.....tess turns to Mac to break out of her viginity.....love this
Melissa Spears
Jun 21, 2015 Melissa Spears rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Vicki Lewis Thompson writes hot Cowboys like no one else!

Vicki Lewis Thompson writes hot Cowboys like no one else! Mac and Tess are best friends until Tess shakes things up a bit! Fun quick read!
Maura
Sep 03, 2011 Maura rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
What can I say Harlequin all the way!
Liz Marie
Me encanta releer este libro. Me parece una bonita historia de cómo la amistad se puede convertir en algo más.
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New York Times and USA Today bestseller Vicki Lewis Thompson believes love makes the world go around and laughter makes the trip worth taking. The recipient of RWA’s Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award and the author of more than ninety books, Vicki pioneered a new kind of romance hero with Nerd in Shining Armor. Following the success of her nerd stories, Vicki launched a boisterous paranormal ...more
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