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Far Too Tempting

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  2,033 ratings  ·  238 reviews
Jane Black has written the breakup album of the century, earning her a Grammy, a huge legion of new fans, and the pressure to repeat her success. Sure, the heartbreak from her husband’s unconventional abandonment might have been her inspiration, but it hasn’t done her any favors in the dating department. So when Matthew Harrigan, the toughest music journalist out there, as ...more
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Published October 21st 2013 by Entangled: Edge
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Oct 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
5 Holy Shit Stars!

Let’s start off with some visuals. Now, I know that David Gandy is not the only man out there with a British accent, but come on… blue eyes & eminently lickable… that is pure muse making right there. Because seriously if I ever met David Gandy the only words out of my mouth after being quickly arrested would be “Look at him – who wouldn’t lick him?”

Okay, let’s get back to the book.

Jane Black finally seems to have hit it big, after three albums it only took having her heart
Lauren Blakely
May 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Loved it! (Of course!)
*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time

Well my Lauren Blakely cherry has officially been....

And I really, really liked Far Too Tempting!! Guess I'll have to go back and check out some of her other books!

FTT was definitely on the sweeter side. It didn't have a lot of angst and un-neccesary drama. That conflict that was there was resolved in a mature way and qucikly at that. The storyline was also a bit different which was refreshing.

Jane Black has just won a Grammy for writing this generation's break-up album.
Tara Simone
I read an early draft and it is imprinted on my brain. I LOVED it. I can not wait to read again when it is released from Entangled Publishing. Yeah, yeah, I know I'm a Lauren Blakely junkie and yeah, yeah, I get early copies...but omg, omg, omg..I can't wait to read this one again and I NEVER read a book twice. I'm just too busy. But for this one I will make an exception. ...more
Oct 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was kinda like Adele's story but with a twist :)
I liked it very much!

Jane & Matthew

The story starts with Jane receiving a Grammy for her album "Crushed". It's a break-up album that she created after her divorce.

“I’m not at all ashamed he’s gay…I’m ashamed for being so goddamn blind for so many years. I’m embarrassed that I was so stupid I missed all the signs…I’m annoyed that I’ve been unwanted for so long. Untouched, unkissed, undesired for years.”

After a huge sucess, it's hard to follow
Jul 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013
I loved this book so much. Matthew is beyond swoon worthy- him being British was a definite bonus . Jane is a great lady who struggles to find herself and her voice throughout the book. The secondary characters, especially Ethan, Owen and Jeremy are all great! Loved The Doctor too ;)
Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Sep 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013
Jointly reviewed on:

J&G: 4.5 Stars


Sometimes a story can capture you so completely that it allows the world around you to dissolves while you escape into its pages simply provides you with the perfect balance of everything you love. That was Far Too Tempting for me. It wasn’t overly angsty, overly dramatic, overly erotic or overly frustrating. Nope, this book had a bit of everything and the balance was just right. It was the perfect escape and I lo
Victoria S.
Where is the pre-order option for Jane Black’s album?
5 Stars ***I am 100% guilty of being Tempted!!! You lined, hooked, and sunk me Lauren Blakely 

Far Too Tempting Cast

I do not generally pre-order artists albums unless I can get a preview of the material. Shrew my old tactics, I want both Jane Black’s album. If you are a fan of Girl With A Guitar series like I am, you will fall head over heels for this book. Lauren Blakely centers her story around an Indie rock singer-songwriter, Jane Black, whose shattering m
May 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars, faves
But if your heart's been stomped on, your emotions shattered, your feelings maddeningly unrequited, then you stand a much better chance of writing an opus.~Matthew Harrigan, Beat Magazine

Jane Black has been totally broken. But her music, her pain and her son gave her the inner strength to rise above it and make something positive out of it. She created the ultimate break up album called Crushed. But even though she and her music have gained respect and popularity, she still has fears, insecuriti
Sandra Shipman ~ Two Book Pushers
I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of Far Too Tempting for an honest review
I have read all of Lauren Blakely's novels and they keep getting better and better. This is my new favorite. I fell in love with the characters from the beginning, Jane is an awesome Rock Star and Matthew is a tough Rock Critic but from the start they were flirty and fun together. I have to have humor and banter to stay interested in a book. This one has the perfect mixture of emotions involved, can go from tears to sm
Downward dog
Oct 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: musician
I received an advance copy of this book to write a review. I have to admit, it's my first book by Lauren Blakley and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It's about Jane a struggling musician going through divorce and feeling bad about herself. Suddenly, her album is a huge success and she is a star. This is about how she deals with success and new love. Matthew Harrington, a hot music critic wants an interview and Jane. ...more
Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
Sep 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars. Loved it!

Jointly reviewed for Totallybooked blog


Jenny: Sometimes a story can capture you so completely that it allows the world around you to dissolves while you escape into its pages simply provides you with the perfect balance of everything you love. That was Far Too Tempting for me. It wasn’t overly angsty, overly dramatic, overly erotic or overly frustrating. Nope, this book had a bit of everything and the balance was just right. It was the perfect escape and I loved it.

*ARC Given to Blog for Honest Review*

3.5 “Lucky Deck” Kisses

Music and a hot Brit – yeah…I’m so on board with this book! :-) I have a slight fixation with Lauren Blakely books. I can always count on her to write emotional love stories with awesome heroines, deliciously dreamy BBF’s that are super sexy with just enough angst but always leaves me with a smile on my face at the end, and Far Too Tempting completely lived up to my expectations.

Jane Black…or Jane Stanchcomb, when she’s not using her
Lucinda Claire
Sep 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Lauren Blakely is one of my favorite authors. I’ve read many of her books, so when I was offered an ARC of "Far Too Tempting" in exchange for an honest review, I jumped at it. I didn’t expect to be disappointed, but I kinda didn’t expect to fall madly in love either. Well, I wasn’t, and I did.

"Far Too Tempting" introduces us to Indie rock singer-songwriter, Jane Black, whose album (based on the devastating breakup of her marriage a year ago) has won a Grammy for album of the year. We also meet M
Oct 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely LOVE Lauren Blakely, and was so excited to be able to read an ARC of 'Far Too Tempting'. In typical Lauren fashion, this book did not disappoint.

Although Jane Black is finally finding success as a musician, she is still mourning her failed marriage. Enter Matthew Harrigan, a critic for Beat, a music magazine (added bonus: he's British!). They've known (and secretly admired) each other through the industry, but her success opens the door for them to spend time together and get to kno
Oct 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed, adult
I absolutely love reading books about musicians, the business, and the impact it has on their personal lives. I think it all stems back to my obsessive boyband phase in high school. I seriously loved reading about the music, touring, and how they would find that balance between their personal and public lives. I also wanted to be a singer for the longest time, so I suppose that also has to do with it. Anyways. One of my favorite things about this book is that I thought Lauren did such a great jo ...more
Sep 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
ARC received by the author in exchange for an honest review.

I must confess that this is my first Lauren Blakely book, but it is most definitely not my last!

This is pure, smiling-like-an-idiot, feel-good romance. It is the type of book that you will pick up on a cold evening, curl up on the sofa with a glass of wine with, and be lost to the world in for hours.

I feel that the blurb really says a lot about what the story is about so I will not go into more details as such as I am afraid of revealin
Oct 21, 2013 rated it really liked it

Review Originally Posted at: Book Freak

Rating: 4.5 Stars

It took one failed marriage, a broken heart and a heart-breaking album for indie singer Jane Black to make it and earn the Grammy. After her post win-euphoria, gaining a large number of fans and story-hungry press, she can already feel the pressure for her to make a next big-hit album. It may took only a few days to finish the last hit album inspired by her ex-husband’s abandonment, what will it take for her to make the next one? Her love l
Sep 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Review of Far Too Tempting by Lauren Blakely
4.5 stars

I connected with this book. I lived it and breathed it like it was happening in real time, in real life. I rooted for Jane, wanted to reach in and help her. I lusted after Mathew, wanted to reach in and touch that sexy Brit. Alas, I couldn’t touch Mathew and I couldn’t help Jane but wouldn’t you know that Lauren Blakely wrapped it all up in a nice big bow and made it all right.

Jane Black is a rock-star. She was finally made it with her latest
Dani Morales
Oct 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
There’s something magical when you start a book that you’ve been dying to read. I’ve become a huge fan of Lauren Blakely and am making my way through all of her books as quick as I can. So of course the logical thing to do when you receive an email from the fabulous KP Simmon at Ink Slinger asking you to sign up for a Lauren Blakely tour, you sign up and pray you get in! Totally got it! Totally LOVED this book. It might be my favorite from Lauren Blakely, seriously hands down. Why you ask? I’ll ...more

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I have been hearing bout the WORD OF THE DAY game for a plenty of time now.. I think it's time for me to try that shit too..

So my WORD OF THE DAY for today is FAR TOO... Okay, that's two words hence BREAKING the rule..but do I look like I care?


Now, lets use the word to make sentences to freaking describe the book from MY view..

ONE Far Too Boring I almost cried due to the boredom of reading the book but
Oct 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Another outstanding romance from the extremely talented Lauren Blakely. The mixture of music and passion was electric!

Far Too Tempting by Lauren Blakely put a fresh spin on rock star romance and I loved it! I gobble up delicious tales of famous musicians but I appreciated the different side with the heroine as the star. Rather than following the band on tour, I got a closer look behind the scenes that felt personal and real. It was great to experience my favorite aspects with new twists.

Jane Bl
Yvette ~ Nose Stuck in a Book
Jun 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
I'm a huge fan of Lauren Blakely and I love Entangled publishing so I was already predisposed to like Blakely’s latest novel, Far Too Tempting from Entangled Edge before I even read a single page. This rock star romance I unofficially subtitled "how Jane Black got her groove back," is everything I've come to expect from this author and more. Far too Tempting is not a typical rock star novel and Jane isn't a typical rock star, yet this is exactly why I love this book. It’s a cute, sweet read with ...more
Tami Talbert
Aug 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was offered this book as an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Lauren Blakely is unequivocally one of my favorite authors. I have read every one of her stories and have enjoyed them all immensely. I always look forward to new releases from Ms. Blakely and Far Too Tempting definitely doesn't disappoint.

Jane Black is a singer/songwriter having released three prior albums, all of which were not well-received by the public nor the music critics. However, after an unforeseen breakup with her hu
Jennifer Reyes
Oct 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to receive an ARC copy of this book.. and my oh my!! Lauren Blakely did NOT disappoint! Once again I was blown away!

This is not your typical rock star novel, and that is what I loved about it. I enjoyed the fact that Jane Black is not your typical rock star. She is a very normal, down to earth artist; going from attending the Grammy's to the volunteering at her son's school the following day. She likes to keep everyone she trusts close to her, and does not let many into her li
Anna Worth the Read Blog
Oct 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
By Lauren Blakely

**I was lucky to receive an ARC to give the author an honest review. **

I have read other work by Lauren Blakely and each time I'm loving them more and MORE. I totally fell in love with these characters in FAR TOO TEMPTING. Matthew Harrigan, be stills my beating heart, with his sexy British charm and don't forget the accent. Sigh! Jane Black's independent women take all attitude leaves you feeling her strength to survive and be successful as a rockstar, girlfrien
Oct 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Originally given 4.5 hearts at Rookie Romance.

I'm not entirely sure how I managed this...but this is the first of Lauren Blakely's books that I've read! I have a few of her book on my kindle, but I've not read them yet. That's going to change very soon, because I really enjoyed this!

Jane is so grounded, she's a mother, a friend, a sister...and just so happens to be a pretty huge rock star! Music is her life blood, and her break up album is the first time she's had real success in the music worl
Book Drunk Blog
Oct 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
***** Received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review****

*****5 Deliciously Wonderful Stars!!!!

"I’ve heard enough music to know that the best songs and albums come from broken hearts. Maybe there just isn’t anything to say when you’re swooning, falling, floating, chasing. Maybe when you’re deliciously, deliriously happy, nobody wants to hear about it. But if your heart’s been stomped on, your emotions shattered, your feelings maddeningly unrequited, then you stand a much better
Sep 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-galley
Music, romance and a yummy British sweet talker!

I knew the moment when I read the synopsis for this book that I had to read it. Far Too Tempting was my first time reading anything from the lovely Lauren Blakely, and I am thoroughly impressed!

I found Blakely to write incredibly likeable characters. Jane is a rock star who hit success big time with her breakup album. She's also under a lot of pressure to write her next album. When Matthew Harrigan enters the picture wanting to write a story on Ja
Here is another reason why I adore Lauren Blakely. Far Too Tempting is a brilliant new adult contemporary romance with a female indie grammy award winner as the lead character, smatterings of musical references from indie rock bands to Johnny Cash, flirty sexual innuendo emails and a hot British music critic.

Jane, a female indie rock musician, has self-doubts about her sex appeal towards men after the facade of her marriage. Jane is also a working mom. She doesn't have a conventional job yet I
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