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Summer's Temptation

(Vandeveer University #1)

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  1,720 ratings  ·  115 reviews
If there are only three truths in life, they are these. Women will always try to change a man. Men will always say anything to get a girl in bed. Tyler Mason will always have a long line of girls trying to domesticate him, and none will succeed. If one of these ceases to be true, the world will cease to exist.

These are the rules as college student Cassie Faye knows them,
ebook, 340 pages
Published July 7th 2014 (first published July 4th 2014)
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Ashley Willis They were left unanswered. The second book in the series is Tyler's story and the tattoo will be addressed. I'm hoping for a Fall 2015 release. If…moreThey were left unanswered. The second book in the series is Tyler's story and the tattoo will be addressed. I'm hoping for a Fall 2015 release. If that changes, I'll let you know. Thanks!(less)
Ashley Willis I'm working on the second book in the series right now and hope to have it out in the Fall. Thanks for asking!…moreI'm working on the second book in the series right now and hope to have it out in the Fall. Thanks for asking! (less)
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Jul 10, 2014 rated it really liked it

Title: Summers Temptation
Series: Vandeveer University #1
Author: Ashley Lynn Willis
Release Date: July 7, 2014
Rating: 4.5 stars
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I picked up Summers Temptation out of pure curiosity. The blurb and the cover caught my attention and I just couldnt say no to it. I love reading everything new adult; especially when its sexy, sweet and maybe a little bit fluffy read. I adore
May 21, 2015 rated it it was ok
There's a good book and a pretty great romance in this somewhere, but it's very hard to find because of the blatant sexism that runs throughout this entire book.


Okay, glad I got that out of my system. A female author really should know better.
Melissa (Ever So Mela)

Feels like forever since I last read a book. Also feels like that's my new line every time I'm able to add a book to my read list ^_^

So on to the review...

This book is really all kinds of blah. Aren't I eloquent? It's just there are really no words that better encompass this storyline more than "blah". And to be honest it's not even the storyline. I love the whole friends with benefits turn lovers but this one just didn't live up to what I wanted and sorely needed.

The characters, while not
Jul 18, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc

**Summer's Temptation generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.**

3 Tempting Stars

Reading a good New Adult book always puts a smile on my face. The freshness and naivety of young love, the butterflies in your stomach flitting because of a new and exciting relationship prospect, and the angst stemming from the feelings we get when were not ready to put our full trust in someone.

Summers Temptation, for me, is a story thats been time and time again. Female lead is in
Anne OK
Oct 15, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014-reads
I found this cleverly written little gem to be a delightfully fun-to-read sexy frolic in the New Adult genre. What stole my heart most about this new-to-me author's book was the mixed bag of secondary characters that add to the overall good vibes that the first installment in Williss new Vandeveer University Series offers. From a homeless philosopher, who offers words of wisdom for the price of a cup of coffee each morning to a may-be-gay best friend to a sexy handsome college professor and a ...more
Oct 30, 2014 rated it liked it
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Nadine Wilmschen
Jun 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

I really really loved this story - unless the last 20 pages.
There was no bad cliffhanger or something like that, but the end did not feel right.
Tyler was such a great character (for a man whore) but this end... ? Hmm. I don't know.
It was too much and and not enough at the same time.

I hope one day the second book of Tyler and Cassie will be released. It was announced for the fall of 2015 and I'm a little bit afraid that the author had given up on writing :/
The Other Kelly
Jul 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
*4.5 stars* I really enjoyed this and it reminds of why I started obsessively reading NA. Been way too long since I've read anything in this genre that gave me the "goosies" like this book and the H, Tyler did.

This is a stand alone in my opinion.
Keep Calm Novel On
Jan 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of the ePub from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Summers Temptation is a fun and flirty read. As a college student Cassie has sworn off ever having a boyfriend until she graduates. She was bruised emotionally by her boyfriend and is determined not to let anything or anyone interfere with her academics or her heart again. The author brilliantly shows the reader who Cassie is through her words, thoughts and actions. The reader really gets to know Cassie and her
Jul 19, 2014 rated it it was ok
I really don't know what to rate this one. On one had, the writing flowed smoothly with a fast pace, but the content seemed to drive me mad.
This whole "the love of my life cheated on me, then broke up with me, so now I'm super depressed" theme seems to be a popular one for New Adult books. I have no problem with the theme, but it gets a bit redundant.
The main character Cassie ticked me off. She managed to mope about her ex THE WHOLE GOSH DARN BOOK. Like seriously?! Yes, cheating is horrible, and
Jul 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an unbiased and honest review

If you are a dozen roses, seen The Notebook multiple times kind of individual, then Summer's Temptation is for you. Cassie is currently suffering from a heartbreaking end to her relationship with Wyatt, the man she saw herself marring. She got so depressed she almost lost her scholarship and dropped out of school. Deciding that risking her heart is too dangerous, she decides she will not be in a
Sep 02, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all NA readers
Genre: self-pub NA romance
Series: #1 in an ongoing series with same couple
Cliffy? Um, I guess - no? But it's not even what I would call a HFN.

I really enjoyed this. However, this reads like a perfect mix of Webber's Easy and The Hook Up and might come across derivative to some. The parallels are going to be obvious and numerous when you read it, so I won't be pointing them out here. I do think it's one of the better NAs I have read recently and deserves more attention than it has received since
Lisa F
Oct 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: r2r
Move over book boyfriends there's a new hottie in town TYLER MASON!!! hell yea :)

was really shocked by how much I enjoyed this, I couldn't lol it down I read it in one day :)

a girl with a broken heart goes to her fine ass playboy next door neighbour for some no strings attached sex, she want Tyler mason as her f**k buddy and I can understand why.

I really liked Cassie she's a good character that girls can connect with and I love how honest she is with herself and her feelings, she knows she's
 Soph - Lock&Key
2.5 / 5.

I'm really conflicted about this one.....
Leanne Crabtree
So sweet

I was surprised by how much I liked this book considering I found it recommended on a BookLikes list called Book to Fall in Love With. Most of them have been failures for me but occasionally I've found a hidden treasure like this one.

I was hooked from the first page and read it in one sitting (it's gone 1am) because I couldn't give up on them yet. It made me cry but it turned out so sweet in the end. I loved it.
Jul 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fic Central

When Cassies boyfriend dumps her for another girl, shes devastated. It doesnt help that shes the recipient of everyones pity either. Or that shell never have sex again. Okay, maybe not never, but since shes not a one-night-stand kind of girl, and shes nowhere near ready to risk her heart in another relationship. So when her friend Liz suggests she enlist their hot neighbor Tyler into a benefits only, no strings kind of agreement and once she gets over her shock it seems like the only
Jul 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed-2014
Complimentary copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Cassie is finishing up her sophomore year at Vandeveer University and is still mending a broken heart, having broken up with her boyfriend Wyatt a few months previous. Cassie and Wyatt had been the quintessential couple; Wyatt, involved in campus politics, was a mover and shaker and Cassie, heavily involved in the Greek system, seemed the perfect match. So when Wyatt cheats on Cassie and finally dumps her, she finds
Zoë Ann
Jan 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 magical little stars

*I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

What is it about a bad boy that is so attractive?

Cassies had a rough time in the romance department and she isnt even out of university. Both her boyfriends have cheated on her so its understandable that all she wants out of the love lottery. Enter Tyler, resident bad boy, womanizer and none other than her next door neighbour. Cassie is more than aware of this fact; its what makes her so attracted to him,
**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs:** 

Man, I can't believe just a few weeks ago I was in a reading slump. I have been loving the books I have picked up since SO FREAKIN' MUCH! Summers Temptation kept me up until 2:30 am on a work night because I couldn't stop reading. I have found my new book boyfriend, fell in love with the characters and the romance was just what I was looking for, and I didn't even know before I started reading. This is a great new

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3.5 stars

Happy now, Stephanie? I read and I loved it. Though it may not be that original, I enjoyed this book quite a bit. But it's not perfect and I did have a few issues with it.

Normally I give a short summary, but I don't feel like doing that because it's practically the same as any other NA book. And that's also the first thing that is starting to bother me. And that's not just this book, it's every NA book these days. After a while I grow
I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
*5 beautiful stars*

Cassie has had her heart broken not once, but twice. Her second breakup left her in pieces that she feared would never get put back together. Her life consists of college, parties, and her best friends. She has sworn off any relationships due to her past heartaches. So what happens when she starts crushing on her insanely hot professor? (That has an English accent...yum). The fact that her extremely hot neighbor is
Oct 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I'm pretty sure author's do not like to hear that readers do not like their covers. Honestly, judging a book by the cover, I wouldn't have picked it up. I don't know why but the cover is not for me. The good news is, I got a copy for an honest review and didn't see the cover. I am THRILLED that I didn't see the cover because this book was amazing.

The characters were very defined with their own personalities and multiple layers. They were not flat and when the book was over, I really felt like
E.J. Logan
Oct 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing

Probably one of my favorite reads this year. Thanks for letting me read and review your book. I can't wait to read the second :)

I love Tyler. Who doesn't love a hot bad boy with a heart. By the end of the book my heart was melting for him.

The book had me laughing and melting throughout. I loved all the side characters as well. Liz and Hannah seem like great friends and Freddie what a sweetheart. I'm glad he is figuring everything out.

Now Cassie. I really loved her. I could relate
Dec 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
I was so surprised by this book !!

The first thing that drew me in was the cover ! After reading the blurb I was further intrigued.
Who couldn't resist Tyler ?

He is the ultimate bad boy, but appearances can be deceiving.

Is there more depth to Tyler ? Is Tyler doing the same thing as Cassie, protecting his heart?

Overall there were times where I got fed up with Cassie and her attitude.

The story kept me interested from start to finish but now I have to wait for
the next book. There is a teaser at the
Jan 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was a very good book. It was very detailed and descriptive. Ms. Willis really puts it into perspective the feelings of the charcters. The book shows us that we will all go through heartbreak and when we do we shouldn't take drastic measures like what Cassie does. You can tell that Ms. Willis put a great deal of thought into the book and that she may have been seeley heartbroken at one time or another. If you read this book you will understand what it means to have true friends and you will ...more
Kelly (the book hussy)
Oct 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
**This ARC was received in exchange for an honest review**

I really liked this book -- I could not put it down!!
Loved the characters, especially Tyler and Cassie. I swear, every time I turned a page, I would do a quick scan for Tyler's name. A new book boyfriend to add to the list, even though he is one heck of a man whore!

The chemistry between them was intense! The sex scenes were not written in complete detail, but steamy nonetheless.

I am SO happy they will have another book. However, the sneak
Jul 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars. Great book - very hard to put down. I'm looking forward to more from this author. Kind of reminded me of Beautiful Disaster, but not in the plot way, more of an angst way in a college setting.
Oct 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars!
KD Dreams
May 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
~~~~5 tempting and mesmerizing stars!~~~~

This book is about Cassie. She's a college student at Vanderveer University. She sweet, beautiful, and smart, but her boyfriend of two years just dumped her. She is broken hearted and almost lost her scholarship, so she makes herself a promise....No relationships for two years until school is done. Her studies can not suffer anymore, she has dreams. So too help with the issue of not having a man around to satisfy her needs, her friends and her go buy her
Nana Lee
Feb 05, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017
The story started out cute and funny but as I got to know the characters more, it became meh. Can't help but think that Cassie isn't really exceptional enough to have 3 men going gaga over her. Tyler is ok, but a bit unredeemable in my opinion though the author tried. For better fb to lovers story, I recommend Love Show by Audrey Bell and The Deal by Elle Kennedy.
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Ashley lives in the midwest with her husband of twelve years. For eight years, she worked as an engineer in general aviation but quit her job to be a stay at home mom to three precious kiddos. She wrote her first two books in September of 2009 and has been penning her imagination ever since.

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