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Tempting Sydney

(Tempting #1)

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  372 ratings  ·  50 reviews
Due to mature content, this New Adult novel is recommended for readers over 18.

“Someone needs to make you come completely undone, Sydney Parker.” His tongue moved slowly over his lips. “That someone is going to be me.”

Goal-oriented Sydney Parker has never had a problem focusing. She’s about to start law school, the first step on her way to the Supreme Court. With no time
309 pages
Published May 28th 2014 by Midnight Sands Publishing (first published May 26th 2014)
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Jun 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
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This book hooked me right from the start.

I loved both Jax and Sydney..whether it's the casual banter,the chemistry or the sexy innuendos between them.

Though they both have their own issues..the author tried not to prolong the book too much which i liked the was a sweet, loving read for me and I enjoyed reading every moment of this book.

And you can't help but love Brynn too,she's Sydney's best friend..hope she also get her own book.

One thing's for certain this book is surely not going to
Denise Hallauer
Jan 20, 2015 rated it it was ok
I couldn't finish this one, I made it about 3/4ths of the way through it and had to stop when they had their 100th fight (slight exaggeration). Jax and Sydney haven't known each other very long and she just expects him to open up and share every single little detail about him when it's clear he's a private person and doesn't trust easy. He took her on a date up to the mountains to look at the fall leaves, something she mentioned she loved doing, and on the way up there she picked a fight with hi ...more
Jun 13, 2014 rated it liked it
Book # 80 for 2014

Actual rating: 2.5 stars

This was a "Just Like That" kind of story, you know, focused-control-freak-who-hasn't-had-sex-in-ages girl sees hot-as-hades-smirking-guy-with-bed-hair-but-really-looks-good-on-him and they flirt a little, a little push here, a little pull there and they end up together, that sort of thing.

It was a fun read, really short and seemed rushed, like it was just too taxing to put more meat into eat so it settled on a really, really simple plot. I've read a lot
Sophie Jordan
Aug 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Oh my Jax!!! How sexy can one guy be?
Viper Spaulding
Aug 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Somebody should have warned Sydney about the danger of making plans! She's very determined to focus on her education and not get distracted by dating. Then she meets Jax, the hotter-than-sin mechanic who makes her engine purr! Jax is determined, too, and once their chemistry lit up, Sydney didn't stand a chance. This was a brilliantly written book complete with hilarious secondary characters, plenty of steamy sexy times, and a heartwarming build-up to a beautiful HEA. I voluntarily reviewed an A ...more
We Said It: Literary Reviews  w/ Ts Blogging
Title: A Must Read!
Angela Corbett’s “Tempting Sydney”

Reviewed by T’s Blogging
1:13 a.m.

It isn’t everyday that I read something that has me schmaltzy or staying up into the wee-hours of the night to finish it. I could not stop blushing, smiling, and wishing that I was Angela Corbett’s main character, Sydney. To be so in control and then finally find that one soul that can tempt me into seeing past rituals and the need to obtain paper success.... Now if you ask me, “A book like that is w
Jul 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I started this book yesterday afternoon about 4 pm and finished it at 1 am in the morning, in between cooking dinner and doing stuff, but I could not put it down until I finished it!! I absolutely adored this book! This is the first NA book written by Angela and I loved it! Sydney is a girl with a good head on her shoulders, she may be a prude because her goals kind of get in the way of having fun, but then Greek God Jax enters the scene and causes some ripples in that ocean of Sydney's. I loved ...more
Aug 27, 2014 rated it it was ok
Meh... The first half of the book was ok but after it became a total disapointment.
charles e. dawson
really goog story

Angela Corbett writes really goog stories under both pen names , the other being Destiny Ford. I read the Devil drinks Coffee series which was so funny and well written that I wanted to read more of her writing. His book has a great complex love story of two people who have difficulty opening up to romance and giving up control. The heroine was a military brat so making friends was difficult with so many moves during her youth. The hero is quite shut down but so gentlemanly , pr
Feb 24, 2021 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I hated this book

Although the hero was acceptable, the heroine kept digging at the hero for a "relationship" before she would even agree to date him. What kind of woman does that?. The point of dating is to get to know each other over time. She wouldn't commit unless he answered all her questions at the beginning, making himself vulnerable. After all, she could tell him to get lost after making himself vulnerable. And he was somewhat of a weakling for giving in to her demands. This was so bad, I
Jun 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sydney and Jackson are perfect for each other in every way... or are they?
Heartache and strife, anger, fear and sexual tension are all in the mix in this book. This story took me through every emotion possible. What two people go thru to learn to open up and trust each other while trying not to rip each other's clothes off. No spoilers here. You won't regret reading it. Check out Sydney and Jax they are hot!!
Jan 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hot and heavy

Super good. Instantly hot and heavy with lots of sexual tension and really cute conversations. There is a deeper thread through it all but it's a fast lusty read worth buying.
Rebecca L. Ash
Feb 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A good read

The story of Jax and Sydney was a well written book and flowed along so seamlessly that I found myself thinking about them during the day and couldn’t wait to pick it back up at night.
Apr 17, 2014 rated it liked it
Review originally posted at Ramblings From This Chick

Tempting Sydney is the first book that I have read by Angela Corbett and I did enjoy it. There were a lot of things that I really liked about this story, but there were also things that didn't work for me. I feel like this one was a bit hard for me to rate because what I liked I really liked, and what I didn't I really didn't like. I would definitely say that this one is worth the read, but honestly it wasn't my favorite and I found it predict
My Secret Book Spot
Jun 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Tempting Sydney (Tempting #1) by Angela Corbett
5 of 5 Stars
Corbett had me nearly in tears with laughter from the very first page!!!!! Not the entire book is comedic but it is definitely quite humorous at times.
Tempting Sydney is a beautiful tale of two young, very different, individuals who find something that neither had immediate plans to include in their lives- love. Sydney is an extremely focused and bright young law student who is determined to put her future career ahead of everything, inc
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Tempting Sydney is a great read. Plain and simple. It is a satisfying romance that was extremely well executed. It is a new adult romance. I thought it was a standalone, but it is actually the first book in the Tempting series. If I had to guess, each book would be act as a standalone and be about a different group of characters. If the rest of the series is anything like Tempting Sydney, the rest of the books are go
Laura Hampton
Jun 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is the first book that I have read by Angela Corbett and I really enjoyed it. I look forward to reading more of her work in the future. I found Tempting Sydney to be refreshing. It wasn't your typical romance, filled with haunted pasts and nearly unbreakable walls surrounding a characters heart.

Sydney Parker has just started law school. She eats, sleeps and breaths homework. Her goal is to get her law degree and work for an amazing law firm. Only then will she take the time to possibly find
Margie   'CSR' Fite
Jul 29, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a cute book... it was a fun and easy read. I was able to read this book in one day, and I enjoyed it.. It kept me intrigued enough to keep turning the page to find out what was going to happen next..
Sydney is a studious young woman.. she is about to begin law school and has no time for relationships and dating.. unlike her roommate, and bff, Brynn (omg, she is sooo funny, I laughed so hard - she keeps Sydney from seriously turning into an old lady who never would come out of her house!
Red Cheeks Reads
Jul 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Sydney Parker has her priorities straight, nothing will get in the way of her goals! Law school is going to require a lot of studying and boys are not going to get in her way. Or so she thought. A pair of ‘Blue Eyes’ at Soup and Spoon challenge Sydney, her goals, and her comfort zone.

“Someone need to make you come completely undone Sydney Parker…that someone is going to be me”

Holy hotness, Jax West has a way with words and uses his fair share of innuendos. But I didn’t mind. He made me blush
Genesis Sheli (Whispering Chapters)
Tempting Sydney is a very good story, filled with playful banter, friendship and helping one another discover who they are and helping overcome the past.

I was skeptical about reading this story but I am glad I did. It's very interesting and entertaining. I love Jax's character, primarily because I could relate to him being closed off and not letting people in. He's a very fun person, very caring, even when he didn't know much about Sydney.

Sydney is an organized and controlled woman. She eats cho
Davidandkelley Crandall
Jun 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Corbett writes in the best way, the way that draws me into the story! It's important for me to feel like the story is real, especially in a romance. The setting and characters came to life for me and made me believe them. This love story is one that's consummately balanced; written perfectly with the skillful amount of erotica and enchantment.

It is said that love is a magical feeling...or it can shatter your heart. Jax and Sydney have undeniable chemistry - despite the effort - that will take yo
Johnnie-Marie Howard
Jul 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: r2r
Really this story needs 4 1/2 stars!!! Omg I really loved this story it was sweet with a hint of badass to it!! This has been a completely different romance story then what I'm so use to and I liked it!! This was a very well written story with only 1 POV. The ending was great short and left me on a cliffhanger but hey I can deal with that. I do however want to read more!! In fact I feel like I missed a big part when it came to the end like a big chunk is missing somewhere and I'm left in lombo w ...more
United Indie Book Blog
Jun 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Sweet combination of romance, humor, and tragedy. I loved this story - Sydney and Jax have a connection from the first time they make eye contact. They don't even talk to each other at their first meeting but soon after Sydney has car trouble and Jax is driving the tow truck that comes to help her out. Jax is closed off at first and this almost breaks him and Sydney up but once Jax starts to open up about his sad past they are able to move forward. This book will make you laugh, cry, and want to ...more
Shauna Casey
Jul 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was the first book I read by Angela Corbett. I found it refreshing and funny. Sydney and Jax have an undeniable connection. Living vicariously through her bestie Brynn just isn't going to cut it anymore. She needed to experience life on her own & then there is Jax. I loved the way this story developed and the dynamic between the characters kept you wanting to know more. Who doesn't just want to let go sometimes and when there is a smokin hot guy around ~ why not! I look forward to reading m ...more
Apr 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story - Sydney and Jax have a connection from the first time they make eye contact. They don't even talk to each other at their first meeting but soon after Sydney has car trouble and Jax is driving the tow truck that comes to help her out. Jax is closed off at first and this almost breaks him and Sydney up but once Jax starts to open up about his sad past they are able to move forward. This book will make you laugh, cry, and want to smack Jax and Syd - fantastic read! This is the f ...more
May 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
I could not put down this book until I got to the last page. Jax is such a likeable character even when he is being a shallow, egotistical cad. You just know all that ego is hiding a much deeper, compassionate and complex man. Sydney has her own issues and Jax is just the person to bring her out of her comfort zone. It was such a treat being witness to the highs and lows of their budding relationship. I especially enjoyed the 'epilogue' at the end of the book that related to the theater scene ea ...more
Ana Rivas
Jun 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. I love stories that don't have outside obstacles like someone trying to break a couple a part. I like the internal relationship struggles. I loved Jax's character and his sexual innuendos towards Syd. Syd's character seemed kind of boring but I guess that was the point in having Jax spice up her life. I will definitely be re-reading very soon. When I finished reading it I had the biggest urge to start all over again, but I have a lot of books for summer reading that I ...more
T.M.B.A. Corbett
Sep 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
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I loved the characters Jax and Sydney and the tension between the two was exciting! Only real dislike was that in my opinion the book was too Short. The writing was good and brought the simple plot to life and keeps you reading, but it just left me wanting more. I guess that is a good complaint when you want more from a writer. In this case we will get more since this is book one in a series, YAY!
Jun 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Ahhh, Jax. Tall, dark and delicious? What more can a girl ask for?

This was a nice, quick read involving entertaining banter, lots of sexual innuendo, with heart warming moments. Sydney is an entertaining woman with quirks I'd probably scratch my head at (forks and chocolate...) while Jax works to break her out of her controlled shell.

I enjoyed this latest book from Angela Corbett. I'm also hopeful that we'll see a story featuring Brynn and her research ;-)
Rachelle Conyer
Oct 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
OMG! What an emotional rollercoaster. Let alone the book cover being all hot, the story was a page turner. It was hard for me to put it down without finishing it. Its an adult novel and there are some steamy parts in it that makes you want to keep Jax all to yourself. Its got romance, sex, drama, and a little humor in it. It is definitely a book that i can recommend to you and know that you will love it. Its my first book by Angela and I look forward to reading more from her.

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As a child, Angela Corbett’s most prized possession was a set of read-along books. She used to follow along with the narrator on the stereo and dream of when she would be able to read by herself. Her childhood reading habit led her to consider her future career. However, after consulting with her parents, she realized she had already exceeded hobbit height and since fairies and dragonslayers were ...more

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