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(Pregnancy & Passion #3)

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  4,943 ratings  ·  289 reviews

Pregnancy, Passionand the End of Innocence...

Ashley Carter had saved herself for Devon Carter, and it was worth it. Now she wants their passion to last in holy matrimony. But her dreams of true love are crushed by the discovery that their marriage is another of Daddy's business deals. Her strategy: act the pa
Kindle Edition, 149 pages
Published February 10th 2014 by Harlequin Special Releases (first published March 1st 2012)
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Mar 30, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Holy shit. Y'all, this is bad. This is the gold medal winner of the Bad Romance Novel Olympics. The platonic ideal of bad. It is so bad I enjoyed every page because I knew it could only get worse, and it never let me down.

Okay, so you have the heroine, Ashley. Ashley is a 23 year old college graduate whose list of things she doesn't understand contains the following: business, computers, and bottle openers. No, I'm not kidding about that last part. She is so helpless she has to ask the "hero" to
I've often said that Maya Banks has found the perfect recipe to write a Silhouette Desire, a fraught situation and deception and a perfect blend of a hero who starts out as a jerk but is felled by an awesome heroine and best of all he has to work to get her back.
This is the third book in the series about four friends and as we've heard in the other two books Devon the hero has been handed a situation, romance the daughter of the man whose company he wants to merge with and he finds it no hardsh
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

Tempted by Her Innocent Kiss is the third book in Maya Banks’ Pregnancy and Passion series, and another great story. Like the other books in the series, the plot isn’t terribly unique, but Ms. Banks has taken what would have been predictable, fleshed it out, tweaked it and made it into something distinctively hers.
About the book: Devon Carter is all about business. He’s smart, determined and power hungry, and will do whatever he has to do to continue climbing the ladder of success, even if that
I've been thoroughly enjoying the "Pregnancy and Passion" series and the third book doesn't disappoint.

Ashley's has been waiting for the right man and the right moment, and she believes "it didn't get any more perfect than Devon Carter right here, right now." But what Ashley doesn't know is that her seduction has been carefully planned by Devon, as part of a business merger with her father. When she learns the truth after their wedding, Devon tries to convince her to be "sensible" and "grown up
Oct 01, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Ask Margo advice column excerpt:

Dear Margo, I am pregnant for the first time and realizing that the father is a complete fraud devoid of any decent human emotions. I really love him, though, so I'm going to try to change myself into the automaton he says he wants. Signed Expecting

Dear Expecting Him to Change His Behavior,
Dump him. You don't need him, and all the toxic behavior isn't good for your health. Meh, who am I kidding, you have doormat written all over you -- you're not going anywhere.
I hate to say it, but I love this book.

Ashely is a sweet bubbly verging on airhead heroine who adores Mr. Stick up his Derriere Devon with an eye on the prize. Watching Ashley reel in horror over the MoC her father sets up with the man she loves is somehow enjoyable, and that is so sick.

Maya Banks has quite the varied style, and I love all of her Pregnancy/Passion books. I don't know what it is about the huge misunderstanding that I love, but there you go.

Ashley finally figures out she has a ba
This isn't the edition I read. Note to self it was: Tempted by Her Innocent Kiss / Never Too Late. (The story at end was dreadful, fyi.)

Okay, on to this story. The conflict: Hero is forced into marriage with the heroine by heroine's father if he wants to take over/run a hotel chain. The caveat is that he can't tell the heroine and he lets the heroine think he's in love with her. Heroine is a fluffy kitten who loves the hero in the most exuberant way. The tension in the first half of the story is
4.5 stars

I was excited to be able to preview this third installment in Maya Banks’ Pregnancy and Passion series. The first two installments were solid 4 star reads for me, but this is my favorite so far.

Ashley has a pure, sweet, vivacious personality and her excitement in finding her dream man was a joy to experience. Of course, there would not a story if everything stayed on that path. Devon courts and proposes to her in order to seal a lucrative deal with her father’s corporation. The world is
Dec 25, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: safe-for-me, series
The first 30% of the book I sat with a knot in my stomach. Angst is a HUGE understatement! I could not enjoy anything about their courtship and wedding knowing what was really happening. I think I would have preferred to be in the dark, but then we could not have Devon's POV. But his POV did not really make him redeemable so I could have done without.

Then the bottom dropped out and I hated him even more. The things he said...Plus he lived with his head up his ass expecting her to just get over i
Jan 06, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, contemporary, 2012
This one just didn't do it for me. Mostly because the storyline was a done-deal with hundreds of different variations in between. And there was nothing spectacular with this one either.

Ashley was the daughter of a wealthy businessman with whom Devon had been negotiating for a merger with his own company. And when he was offered the merger with a condition that he take Ashley to be his wife, Devon thought nothing of it and agreed with the terms. Why Ashley's father was adamant to marry her off at
Sep 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have to say I loved this book the most of the 3 I read so far, which is really saying something since I really hated Devon at the beginning. I understood that this was to him simply a business deal but I knew he felt something for Ashley even though he acted so cold. What I enjoyed most was the emotion in this book, the kind of emotion that I think Maya Banks is known for! When Ashley discovers, on their wedding night no less, that her marriage to the man she loves was simply a business deal i ...more
Diana~ (Kiss Me Books)
Tempted by Her Innocent Kiss is most definitely my favorite out of the Pregnancy & Passion series thus far. Reading anything with unrequited love in it has always been one of my weaknesses. I truly sympathize with Ashley in here because while Devon went into his marriage knowing it was a business arrangement with no rules saying that he should love her, Ashley whole-heartedly loves him and wanted to marry him because he the man that she chosed. This third installment by Maya Banks was heartb ...more
Jan 18, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the third book in the Pregnancy & Passion series.
Unbeknown to her, Ashly is used as a bargaining ship in a merger between Devon and her father. Devon is reserved and always in control.The complete opposite to Ashly's unreserved nature. Ashly is a wonderful heroine, full of effervescence, too innocent, too naive for her own good. It is so painful to see Ashly's hurt and disillusionment on her wedding night when she discovers that her marriage is build on a big lie. In order to save h
Jacqueline J
So far I liked this 3rd in the series best. There was angst and growth and unrequited love etc. The hero didn't really do right by the heroine and caused unnecessary problems but he wasn't an ass. It was more along the lines of stupid guy mistakes. He treated the heroine well throughout though and the reader could see he felt more for her than he understood himself. The heroine wasn't a wimp but rather a woman in love trying to make it work before she gave up. Very nice read and I'm looking forw ...more
Wonderful Intense Emotional read,loved Ash very much,Dev was jerk through half the story but when he realizes what has he done my anger melted and my heart went out to him,he really regretted his doings,absolutely loved the way he made up for the wrong he was doing the only thing disappointing thing was "realization about what had happened and what had he done came a little too late" almost at the end i wanted it sooner other then this absolutely loved the book.

Very anxious for Cam's story
Tempted by Her Innocent Kiss is the 3rd book in Maya Banks’ Pregnancy & Passion series. Though I missed out on book 1, I definitely became intrigued with the series after reading book 2, Wanted by Her Lost Love which turned out to be a great read.

Devon Carter has always been ambitious. Though he finds everything wrong with the deal that William Copeland forces on him, Devon goes along with the plan and dines and woos William’s only daughter Ashley Copeland, all the while beguiled by her inno
Lady Raven RAVE! for readers

Devon Carter is close to getting the merger he’s being waiting for but it comes with a price, he has to marry Ashley. Ashley is clueless about the business side of her father’s company and thinks meeting Devon was by chance; until her wedding night.


I am in love with this story. The first two chapters had me pulled into the story as we follow Devon and Ashley life before the wedding. In the beginning, Devon was the take charge al
So good!


I really enjoyed finally getting my hands on this book. I would love to read the rest of the series.

I liked how the story unfolded as a whole. I enjoyed that even though Ashley's father stipulated the marriage as a part of the business merger, Devon still liked her. He wasn't all about advancing his career and he honesty wanted to make her happy.

Ashley was a sweetheart. She was so optimistic and happy. She loved Devon and couldn’t wait to start her life with him and have a
Lady Jaye
It would seem that Maya Banks' writing does not work for me.

I hadn't read the other books in the 'Pregnancy and Passion' series, so I might b missing some backstory here, but anyway, the main gist of the story is that Devon wants to merge Ashley's father's company with his own. The only way Ashley's dad will agree to that is if, without her knowledge, of course, Devon weds Ashley. He agrees. As luck would have it, she finds out (after they're married), and drama ensues The story is about them w
♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡
This was a good read.

Ashley is wooed by Devon into marriage only to find out on her wedding night that she was just a bargaining chip in the negotiations between her husband and her father. Ashley fell in love with Devon, and found out he wasn't in his new marraige for love. This book takes you on the journey of watching a vivacious woman crumble and become a shell of what she was, just earn her new husbands love. I felt for Ashley.

Maya Banks has proven herself as a writer with her Highlander
The third book in Maya Banks' Pregnancy & Passion series. Devon Carter looks at his marriage as a business deal. Probably because it is one. Ashley Copeland falls head over heels in love with Devon, not knowing he doesn't return the feelings. She is kept in the dark on Devon true reasons for asking her to marry him.

Not terribly original but it was nice. Also not my favorite of the series but I still liked it.
Dec 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Straight to my favorites list. I wanted to slap the hero so many times for being so blind and bringing so much drama in their lives but it made the happy ending so much sweeter! Ash was passionate, open and honest nothing like Devon that is. I was so happy when he stopped being a delusional idiot.
Ughhhh. Maybe 1.5 Stars....maybe.
I couldn’t even stomach this story until chapter 17. CHAPTER 17, out of 21 total.

Here is why in the form of a rant. (view spoiler)
Mar 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is my 4th read, and i honestly don't know why i really like and enjoy this book. It is such a simple story without OTT drama, no ow/om. I don't know, but i both like the H and h of this book. All i know, is that i have that satisfied feeling you have when you read a romantic novels.
Feb 16, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Devon is all set to marry Ashley as part of a deal his soon to be father-in-law came up with. Their companies will merge and in return Devon marries Ashley, so Ashley’s father can be sure that she’s taken care of. Ashley starts out the story as a breath of fresh air. She’s fun, she says what she thinks and she wears her heart on her sleeve. All of that drives Devon crazy, not a good kind of crazy. They have the chemistry and she’s saved her first time for
"Tempted by Her Innocent Kiss" is definitely my favorite book so far in Maya Banks' Pregnancy and Passion Series. Both the title of this book and the name of the series describes perfectly the story that unfolded in this book.

Ashley Copeland is a young, exuberant, glass half full kind of girl who wants the perfect fairy tale in her romantic life. She believes that Devon Carter is her prince come to help make her dreams come true. While the two have chemistry, a basis for their relationship is a
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Feb 27, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook-arc
Tempted by Her Innocent Kiss was a satisfying contemporary romance. The main female character, Ashley Copeland, was very sweet and likeable. I found Devon Carter, the main male character, to be misguided, but liked him from the beginning anyway. The storyline kept me interested, and I enjoyed the book.

Ashley Copeland is thrilled when the man she loves, Devon Carter, asks her to be his wife. On their wedding day, Ashley inadvertently finds out that marriage to her is part of a business deal with
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Having your Daddy buy your husband is never a good sign. Nor is it a good start to a marriage when you don't know that your Daddy stipulated the man had to marry you in order to close the deal on their business merger. Ashley is the little princess who is tricked into marrying Devon. When the truth is revealed, it crushes her.

This trope is an old one yet Ms. Banks still makes it fresh in a way that I enjoyed it. Ashley is no spoiled princess. She's a sweet and fun loving woman. Her spontaneity i
Mar 29, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012, romance
This one is my favorite so far and a large part of that is due to Ashley. Her character has the option of annoying me, but instead she charmed me. I loved her zest for life and how she shook up Devon's life, it was just what he needed.

You knew the situation of how the marriage was going to come out and it was going to be ugly, that it happened on her wedding day was bad luck for Ashley. Part of me was mad at her for attempting to work things out, I would have rather she just washed her hands of
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Maya Banks is the #1 New York Times, #1 USA Today and international bestselling author of over 50 novels. A wife and mother of three, she lives in Texas.

Other books in the series

Pregnancy & Passion (4 books)
  • Enticed by His Forgotten Lover (Pregnancy & Passion, #1)
  • Wanted by Her Lost Love (Pregnancy & Passion, #2)
  • Undone (Pregnancy & Passion, #4)
“She smiled then, an adorable, sweet smile that took his breath away. He forgot all about trying to maintain an air of civility. His inner caveman came barreling out, grunting and pounding his chest and muttering unintelligible words.” 9 likes
“He wrapped one arm around her waist, and cupped her nape with his other hand. This time when he kissed her there was none of the restraint she’d seen in the past. It was like kissing an inferno.
Hot, breathless, so overwhelming that her senses shattered.”
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