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Tempted by Trouble

(Bad Boys Western Romance #1)

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  275 ratings  ·  34 reviews
For a woman seeking a fresh start, it’ll take a bad boy to break old habits.

All it takes is a church, a parking lot, and sparks flare when opposites collide: the doctor and the rancher!
Sweet and funny medical romance.

When Dr. Carolina Rodriguez accepts an assignment in Texas, she's unprepared for her new boss. He’s brash, pigheaded, and sexy-as-sin. She's looking for a
Paperback, 192 pages
Published April 1st 2013 by Crimson Romance
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May 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
When Dr. Carolina Rodriguez is snatching a power nap in the church parking lot before her best friend's Miami wedding after a lively hen night, she's disturbed to catch a couple having wild sex in the next vehicle - the kind of sex she's never thought herself capable of having. Trying to make a quick exit, she bumps into the couple's car and encounters the vehicle owner, Texan cowboy Matt McLemore, all man and all cowboy. He doesn't seem overly disturbed that she's interrupted him during an ...more
Gillian (Tattooed Book Review)
Visit on April 18 for my stop on the Tempted by Trouble Book Tour!

“She had two things he wanted very badly; her ability to save his family’s failing cattle ranch and a promise of a night he’d remember for years. Taking one would mean giving the other up, because he couldn’t have both. This wasn’t the type of a woman a man could fuck and then work with as if nothing had happened.”

SUPER HOT COWBOY ALERT! I loved this book.The story is engaging, the characters are great,
Jane Hunt
Mar 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Carolina never dreamed her cousin's wedding would be so eventful for her! After a hen night to remember Carolina and Sam her cousin are almost late for Sam 's wedding. Carolina snatches a power nap to recover from the night's excesses. Parked in the car park she becomes a voyeur.Later she realises she has just met her new boss 'Matt' in less than conventional circumstances.
The two main characters are well developed. Matt first appears arrogant but his life is full of conflict and you soon want
Jul 11, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Apr 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
What an interesting way for the heroine and hero to meet in a book!!! I loved Carolina and her no nonsense exterior that she tried so hard to hold. She took one look at Matt.. Humph.... and knew that logically he was not what she needed in her life. Little did she know it was already decided that he would be in her life for quite some time!

Carolina has always been attracted to the bad boys. She is desperate to break that habit and start a new life. That is one of the reasons she has agreed to go
Apr 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Be warned, Tempted by Trouble by Susan Arden is very hot and very sexy romance, you may need a fan and a drink with some ice to stay cool.

Carolina Rodriguez and her cousin have always been inseparable but now that her cousin is getting married they will have to learn to be two separate women. After dropping her cousin in front of the church to get ready, Carolina decides to go park the car and take a quick nap to recuperate from their late night out. But when she wakes up she finds herself in a
Apr 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
More than I expected. Flame throwing is more like it. Stand back because right from the start things get going for the H/H. Carolina has a tendency to like a man who is reckless, and with her past she's already headed for trouble with this rancher at her cousin's wedding. There's the dynamics of their attraction, and the fact that they can't have one another that makes this read so appealing. Who hasn't wanted the impossible? I will say, that once they put aside their reasons to stay apart, the ...more
Michelle Bowman  / We Love Kink .com
If you like your cowboys hot and your heroines sexy, then this is the book for you! Matt is a cattleman with a huge problem.. his cows are dying. Caroline is a large animal vet who hold the answers he needs.. The sparks are hot enough to set the pages on fire. The story is spellbinding. From Miami to a little town in Texas this story will take you for a ride you will not want to get off of. I could not get enough! This is a 4 star book and I can not wait to read more from this author who knows ...more
N. Kuhn
Apr 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: wow, western
Ok, I'll start with the negative first. I hated the ending. Why? Because I wanted more. I fell in love with Matt and Carolina, and to me, the ending meant no more feisty fighting hotness!

On to the positive. This book was Fantastic. I mean, wow. The author knows how to turn a romance novel into something hot. This book, I literally had to stop reading, put hubby in a coma, then come back to finish it. The emotions that the descriptions and writing evoked inside of me were amazing and fulfilling.
Brandy Dorsch
Apr 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was a fun read. I like how the interaction was between Carolina and Matt. You could see the sparks leaping from the pages! Matt did seem a little old fashioned in some spots but I figure it is the way he was brought up. I would have liked to seen more to the ending of the story. I just felt like it dropped me. These are two passionate characters and I am hoping that Susan Arden continues with these siblings.
Colleen Everly
Mar 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book very sexy loved the plot. Who doesn't like a bad boy with family values
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Review published with blog tour stop:-)
Jun 16, 2019 marked it as did-not-finish
Shelves: romance
The writing is just too awkward - then there’s the editing errors - “Yes, that will due.”
Jul 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
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this book was awesome!! Carolina has been hurt and left unsatisfied by her lovers/boyfriends....she thinks some thing is wromg with her because he have is 26 and hasnt ever had a orgasm. then there is Matt owner of the Ranch Carolina is going to be working for for a couple of weeks. they first meet at Carolinas cousins wedding in the parking lot.....Matt is in the middle of geting a blow job when Carolina backs up trying not to be noticed and hits his car..( i was turning red at this point lol) ...more
Lynn Worton
Oct 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
I love a good romance, so I was looking forward to reading this.

Carolina Rodriguez is a wonderful character. I liked her a lot. She is a veterinarian, who has been hired to find out what is killing the cattle at Evermore Ranch. When she meets Matt McLemore sparks fly!

Matt McLemore is an intriguing character. He certainly makes an impression! He's super smart and sexy. I liked him a lot too! The chemistry between these two characters is extremely HOT!

I have literally read hundreds of romance
Brenda- Naughty Bits' Book Reviews
love warning labels on books. I can't help it they make me want to find out why. And wow this book was sexy! I think the excerpt is a little to clean for this book so don't let it fool you. This book is delicious.

Matt McLemore is a hot modern cowboy that is heartbroken by a past love and by the issues plaguing his family ranch. No time for a women to fill his basic needs for months leads him ending up in the front seat with a "one night women" while at his friend? family member's wedding. Oh
Romancing the Book
Oct 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Review originally posted at Romancing the Book

Talk about starting off on the wrong foot. The sparks start flying almost immediately between our two main characters. Carolina wakes up from a power nap in her car and finds herself with front row seating to Matt’s “encounter” with another woman. Determined to be inconspicuous, Carolina backs out of the parking stall and plans a discreet exit however those plans are shot to smithereens when she hits the
Apr 23, 2013 rated it liked it
Tempted by Trouble is fast paced contemporary romance taking place in Texas with a smokin' hot rancher, Matt, as the hero and a feisty if not a little vulnerable Cubian American heroine, Carolina.

The sexy scenes start from the beginning of the book and it is chock full of them. Matt and Carolina have no problem in the sex department, that is sizzling. The communications department is a whole other story. When Matt hires Carolina, a large animal vet, to find out what is killing the cattle on his
Mar 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Wow - Susan Arden certainly delivers the chemistry and sizzle in this novel about rancher Matt McLemore and Veterinarian Carolina Rodriguez. You will be hooked and not able to put the steamy read down when the sparks first fly between these two in an embarrassing church parking lot encounter.

Carolina learns her acquaintance is her new client, Matt McLemore. Their initial meeting was less than professional and full of mistaken assumptions and misunderstandings. Lucky for us these two don't let
Samantha Holly
Feb 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is a classic romance short story with just the right amount of steamy sex scenes.

Matt McLemore works on his family's cattle ranch (Evermore Ranch) and hires a vet (Dr Carolina Rodriguez) to investigate the reasons behind all the cattle deaths. The only stipulation is she is to investigate in secret as he is going against his family's wishes by bringing an outsider in. So, he comes up with the idea that she be his girlfriend for the two weeks of her contract but didn't count on the instant
~Nichole~  Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews

About 50% in this book picked up and became a lot more serious then it first started. I liked the scenes where Matt and Caroline worked together with the animals. They seemed to just fit perfectly. Lots of drama and a sudden ending..still an entertaining hot read

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Apr 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is mouth-watering read. The erotic scenes are so detailed, you will not be disappointed. This book has me panting as I read, it takes my breath away. Seriously, read this book. you wont be disappointed.. I read this book twice and it was just as good on second time, and I still plans to read it again. and again! This man, matthew is deff on my fictional book boyfriend list, I would love it if he does all these things to me as he did to carolina and say all those dirty things and possesive ...more
Jen Cothran
Oct 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Where can I find a ranch with men the likes of Matt! *swoon* And Carolina is a fiesty, red-hot woman, who happens to be a large animal vet that Matt has hired site unseen. Little do they know that their immediate sparks at her cousins wedding will lead to the most amazing, full on wild ride!

A little wager and a lot of pent up tension make this a sizzling hot and mouthwatering read. Carolina and Matt fight their attraction with as much control as either can muster, but who will give first? This
Nov 13, 2015 rated it did not like it
Words fail me. I can count on the fingers of one hand how many 1 star reviews I have given. Usually grammatical and spelling errors don't bother me but there were so many of them in this book I lost count and they really ruined the whole book. As it was nothing really happened and the plot was very thin. The last straw for me that knocked it down to 1 star was at 76% in the middle of a steamy scene 'his fingers continued to move, lower over her public bone...' PUBLIC - really!
Aug 26, 2015 rated it did not like it
Are you kidding me? I couldn't get past page 12 when the heroine meets the slimy "hero" after noticing him getting a bj from another woman in the car parked next to her. She tries to get away but ends up getting into a fender bender with his car. He gets out of the car, slimes over and propositions her, literally seconds after going at it with another woman! Ugh, creepy does not even begin to cover it. What woman in real life wouldn't be absolutely disgusted by that?!?!?
Dec 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This is the second book I read by this author. I understand that this is a reprint but it should have been proofed before released. Otherwise a good book.
Michele bookloverforever
very alpha male, professional woman vet...clash, meet, fall in love, get hurt but ends happily
Jun 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed this one. Great story and with some very steamy smut.
Feisty female lead paired with a sexy cowboy. What more could a girl ask for?
Great book

This was a real great book to read. Intense and sexual at times but a real good book to read.
May 16, 2014 rated it it was ok
Liked the rancher aspect of the story, but everything else was a little bit too predictable & cliche. Still an entertaining read.
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Bestselling romance author, Susan Arden began writing Westerns and suspense romance in college. In 2012, she won a fiction pitch contest and a publishing contract followed for Tempted By Trouble. She's married, a mom, and lives south of Nashville in a spot that's more country than city.

Susan writes in partnership with her husband under several pen names. To recharge, they enjoy traveling and

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