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Tessa's Temptation

(The Temptress #1)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  122 ratings  ·  35 reviews
What happens when the siren becomes the tempted?

College student Tessa Burke is on the verge of eviction. Her life changed when her dad was in a bad car accident. He’s been in the hospital for months and making little progress. Desperation is setting in. They’re about to lose everything.

Successful architect Chase Carlisle has made a name for himself among the rich and famou
Published September 12th 2014 (first published September 9th 2014)
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Jun 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
4-4.5 Stars

This book was fun, flirty, sexy (although I really wanted much more kink from Chase as it was eluded to at the beginning of the book) and the drama that did ensue was a bit far-fetched for me.... I would have loved to have the "chase" go a little bit longer on both ends. The "chase" ended far too quickly for me and there could have been some better drama/angst as well to heighten this story a bit more but all in all a very quick read:) Again, this is just my opinion and my reading pre
Tbird London
Oct 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
As you have read and heard many times, reviews are the personal opinions of the reader. The reason I state this now is because Tessa’s Temptation is one of the few times I have to openly disagree with the synopsis that I was given. I read it and had a picture in my mind of how the characters were going to appear. The more I read the more I felt I had strongly misjudged them going into the book just by the synopsis.

Tessa Burke wasn’t given an easy ride in life. Now in her early twenties she has
Sep 30, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wicked
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

Tessa's life had been turned upside with the accident that sent her father to hospital and later to a rehabilitation unit. As much as she tried to hold it together, everything was falling apart. She had lost her job, the landlord was about to evict them and no family to rally around her.

In walks Chase Carlisle on the very day that perfect storm of her troubles came together. Her father had asked him to take her in, to put a
Aug 14, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: d-n-f, zzzzz
Genre: CR
Sensuality: PG-13

20 yr old college student moves in with a friend of her father. Bland, generic, and pallid writing.
DNF @ 50%

Tags: older man (12 yrs)
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Sep 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Tessa is in a bad place. Her dad is in the hospital recovering, she’s a full time student and she’s about to be evicted from her apartment. One person from her past, one she doesn’t even remember, can turn her entire world on its head.

Chase has known Tessa’s dad for a long time. The man once helped him out of a bad time in his life. When asked to take care of the man’s daughter, he doesn’t hesitate to pay back the debt he feels he owes. Chase seems to have it all… money, his own company, and his
Colleen B
Sep 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
I don’t love the book description above. Tessa wasn’t really a “siren”… really Chase could be more considered the “siren” and the one who was considered tempted. (Although Tessa obviously wanted Chase.) But she was pretty inexperienced…. and he was the one with women chasing him.

I also didn’t really see Tessa as a “wild child”. At 10 years old her mother left and she had to grow up. Now… was she gorgeous, and sexy, and younger (20 to his 32), and hard for Chase to resist (especially once she put
S.M. Harshell
**I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.**

* 3.5 Stars *

Tessa's life was falling apart around her. Her father was in an accident, she lost her job, they were being evicted from the apartment she shared with her father. Her father called the only person he thought could help, Chase Carlisle. Chase is a well off business man that has the ability to take care of Tessa and her father, but he he hold the attraction he feels for Tessa at bay?

I saw where this was going
Ruthie Taylor
Sep 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
"I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads."

There was something inherently enjoyable about this story. It was dramatic in places, but mostly a lovely romantic story, with some seriously sexy moments! The main characters were so well drawn that scenes were entirely believable. The writing was smooth and it was easy to just keep turning the page (metaphorically). I will definitely be seeking out more books by this author.

It was a fun read and finished just how I hoped
Jennifer Schultheis
Nov 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Ella Jade does an excellent job at keeping me enthralled in her books. Tessa's Temptation had me addicted from the very first page. The storyline was captivating, to where I zoned out everything else around me. Definitely a page turner. I really liked Tessa as a character. Such a strong female who definitely knows how to go after what she wants....and what she wants is Chase. I can definitely relate to Tessa because I want Chase too! Tessa's Temptation is a must read!
Zillah Raven
Apr 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic read

This story is amazing. Chase and Tessa are just right for each other. He's a Billionaire Bad Boy and she's a fiery redheaded siren. They fit well together. Don't get me started on the other characters in this book. Their journey is long and a hard fought one, but worth the trip. The writing and flow of this book is done well. Highly recommend this book.
Liz ~ Liz's Reading Life
Sep 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Over the past couple of years I have to come to love Ella Jade, so when she started talking about this book, well I became obsessed with it! I'm sure I asked, pleaded and demanded for tidbits and excerpts on a daily basis; like I said, I was obsessed. And then one fine Thursday morning I got my wish and I may have even did a little happy dance.

This story is about a girl that is struggling to make ends meet after her father is involved in an accident that could potentially leave him unable to wal
Nov 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is the 3rd book I have read from this author and I have enjoyed each one. Tessa's Temptation is another hit for me. This story crosses everything off my list to leave me smiling afterward. It is filled with seduction, romance, sexy and steamy scenes and enough twists and turns to leave you guessing. Tessa's father asks Chase to basically provide and care for his beautiful 20 yr old daughter after he finds himself still requiring several months of rehabilitation following a car accident. Tes ...more
Sassy Moms Say Read Romance
Sep 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing

First of all thank you goes out to Ella Jade and Shades of Rose who provided us with a copy of this book so that we could bring you this review.

Oh man where to start. I absolutely adored this story. I loved Tessa and her strong character, for a young woman to live the life she'd lived most of her life and still have the strength to fight is amazing. I also loved how Chase wants to help her and show her that she can now be happy. She can focus on herself and her father while he worr
Danielle Schaaf
Tessa's Temptation (The Temptress Series Book 1)
By Ella Jade

Tomes Rating: 4.5 Stars
Tissues Rating: 3 Boxes

Ella Jade has once again supplied us with an amazing story with strong characters and witty humor. Tessa’s Temptation is a wonderful showing of ‘father knows’ best! Tessa’s father is in an accident and unable to care for himself needing to be in a rehab facility. Chase was once a rebel child in need of some proper discipline and Pat (Tessa’s father) was there for him. With a 12 year age diff
Oct 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nook

This one was super hot and semi suspenseful! I was sucked into it and had a hard time setting it down!

I really liked the characters and that the relationships was drawn out for a bit. But once they got together, WOW was it hot! Tessa is very feisty and incredibly strong for a woman her age. She's had to grow up really fast. It was interesting to see her thrown into the "princess" lifestyle with Chase. I like that it didn't change her. Chase has always had money. He is so generous. Even to a fau
Michelle Eriksen
Sep 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is the first book that I have had the pleasure of reading by Ella Jade. I received Tessa's Temptation as a complimentary copy from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review.

I absolutely love Tessa & Chase. Tessa is about to loose everything, she is being evicted from her home, her father is may never walk again after a bad accident and she looses her job. Her father asks Chase to take her in and let her live in his house while she goes to college. The instant chemistry is ex
Nov 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Tessa is a young lady who has needed to hold down a job, while going to college so she could take care of her dad. When her life goes downhill, she is forced to make a tough choice. Chase is a rich guy who was once down on his he's setting out to repay his debts.

Ms. Jade writes an amazing tale of an unlikely romance and a woman who won't take no for an answer. Tessa isn't shy but she's innocent into the world around her. With Chase, she's been given a chance to experience more of the
Dakota Storm
Sep 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Ella Jade sure knows how to right sexy as hell romances. I loved these characters, especially Chase, besides his obvious wealth..he's sexy, gorgeous inside and out and a amazing all around guy. Tessa is sweet, tough as nails and a caring and loving person. These to together a are hot as hell, funny and so damn smitten with each other. Love their flirtiness that turns to red hot passion. Wow! Did I say how sexy they are May she's sweet, caring and so full of love for these too. T ...more
N. Kuhn
Sep 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Oh wow! I love Tessa. She's awesome. Bubbly, vivacious and she knows what she wants. Heck, at her age, I had no clue what I wanted. She was a level headed girl who had to grow up before her time.

Chase, well damn, can someone find me a man like him? Deep pockets, a big heart and some sexy moves in the bedroom!

This was an emotional, well written story. I cried, I laughed, and hot damn was the sex steamy! This was a great story and I look forward to reading more about Tessa and Chase in the next
Sep 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: erotic-romance
Tessa’s Temptation could also be called Chases’ Temptation. The chemistry between these two is there right from the start and the sexual tension is through the roof. I cheered these two on. They wanted it bad and I wanted it bad. They’re explosive together. Wow.

There’s lots more to this story than hot, hot, hot passion. Yes, I needed to write hot three times, lol. There are Cinderella moments and plenty to swoon over, but there’s also tension, misfortune, cruel intent, rich suspense and more. Th
Shelly Celli
Oct 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Chase is on

This was an amazing read. I loved how Tessa is so relentless with working to get what she wants, and that happens to be Chase. He was so admirable fighting his feelings for her for so long due to their age difference and his relationship with her father, but when he gave in he was all in. Their love was like something out of a storybook and I loved every minute of it all. Audra was a psych wench but some things coming to our attention made me feel sorry for her. Loved this book an
Sep 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
I loved Tessa. She is a young woman's who knows her own mind. She is put in a situation where she's living with Chase, who because of their age difference, wants to keep their relationship platonic. Tessa disagrees and sets out to make Chase hers. The sexual tension escalates from there.
The sex scenes were hot! I really enjoyed the emotional development. Throw in the drama of a crazy ex-girlfriend and it makes a book you don't want to put down!
Sep 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Ella has done it again. She has written a book that you fall in love with the characters right from the beginning, and leaves you wanting more. Tessa was a girl who grew up too fast and was dependent on herself. Chase was wealthy man who grew up with money. See how their story unfolds when he is asked to take care of her by her father. Once you start this book you won't be able to resist it's Temptation
Sep 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Ella has done it again. She has written a book that you fall in love with the characters right from the beginning, and leaves you wanting more. Tessa was a girl who grew up too fast and was dependent on herself. Chase was wealthy man who grew up with money. See how their story unfolds when he is asked to take care of her by her father. Once you start this book you won't be able to resist it's Temptation.
Misty Roule
Aug 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Two opposites with the same destination...

This is another gold winner from Ella!!! Wow, I couldn't put it down! Dammit if she doesn't know how to write the perfect alpha billionaire hero... she never forgets to add all the right elements!!! There's drama, action, crazy phyco's, romance, hot steamy scenes, and a splash of sass. Bravo Ella, bravo!!!
Happy reading : )
Beth Morris
Aug 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I absolutely loved this book. It was full of all kinds of twist and turns. You didn't know what was going to happen next. I like that about a book when you can't predict what will happen. Definitely a must read.
Sep 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars Reviewed on behalf of Give Me Books
Oct 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.

Fantastic! Really a great read. Hot and steamy. Romantic. Dramatic. I loved it immensely and highly recommend.
Amanda Adkins
Feb 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! Ella doesn't disappoint here. There was plenty of hot, steamy goodness with plenty of other goodness. I love Tessa and Chase 's story. Definitely recommend this read!
Jeana Andrews williams
Sep 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book
It was awesome
It is a must read
Couldn't put it down
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