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Be My Temptation

(The Crawford Brothers #2)

4.37  ·  Rating details ·  1,130 ratings  ·  159 reviews
You met Josh Crawford and Ashlyn Hart in Be My December, now its time to hear their story.

One night connected them.
One decision separated them.
One craving tempted them.

Ashlyn Hart was done with men, or at least those outside of her books. After stupidly falling for the charms of her cheating ex and having her heart broken yet again, she decided to create a new life. One
Published June 29th 2015 (first published June 27th 2015)
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5 "Tempted" Stars

After having read (and adored) Be My December, I was so ready to dive into Josh's story. I was not disappointed. Be My Temptation follows Ky's brother Josh and Ky's best friend Ashlyn. It seemed like I got to know them pretty well in the first book of the series, but that was only just scratching the surface of these two. The manwhore and the light hearted best friend were a match made in angsty heaven.

Josh met Ashlyn four years ago. Known for being one to sleep around, Ash kne
♡❀✦☞ Sammy ☜✦❀♡
Jan 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-f
5 AMAZING stars!!!

My Josh & Ashlyn...


Josh & his dirty mouth...


I have a HUGE woman crush on Ashlyn Hart. ❤


#TeamJoslyn FORVER!


ARC copy provided.
Rachel Brookes
May 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
It would be strange if I didn't rate my book 5 star, right? ;-)
Lyra Parish
May 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015-goal, beta
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Why yes I'm rating a book before it was released because I had the pleasure of reading it before everyone! Be Jelly!
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If you loved Ky Crawford, watch out, because his little brother is giving him a run for his money.

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Sexy. Dirty Mouthed. All Alpha. Passionate. Loving. And I could go on and on.
Josh Crawford will steal your heart from the beginning all the way to the end.

I won't give spoilers, but get ready for this:

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Release date: June 29th!
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Mark it on your calendar and before you buy it... purchase
Jun 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book! Lovers to friends to lovers. That's like the ultimate romance, right?

Josh Crawford is the ultimate playboy. He's successful, lives on his own, super good-looking and has a new girl in his bead almost every night. What no one knows though, is that he's been in love with Ashlyn since the night they were first together four years prior. He's wasting no time now making sure she knows that it's her he wants and he'll stop at nothing until Ashlyn is his forever.

Ashlyn is still reeling from
Advance Readers Copy (ARC) provided for my blog for an honest review by the lovely author Rachel Brookes

Title: Be My Temptation
Series: The Crawford Brothers #2
Author: Rachel Brookes
Source: eARC
ASIN: B010KKP248
Pages: 394
Genre: Contemporary
Age Group: New Adult
Characters: Josh Crawford, Ashlyn Hart
Point of View: First
Happily Ever After: (view spoiler)
Release Date: June 27, 2015
Date Read: August 16, 2015
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes and Noble

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Kell's Bookmark Clique
Jun 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I am lucky enough to have been given an early copy of Be My Temptation, and Rachel Brookes has definitely outdone herself with this book. I loved, no wait, I adored Be My December, and Be My Temptation is equally brilliant . Ky Crawford from BMD is my ultimate book boyfriend, but his little brother Josh comes in a very close second. Ashlyn Hart is Josh's ultimate temptation, and she is a wonderful heroine. She is gorgeous, has loads of sass, and she made me want to be her best friend, even thoug ...more
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Jan 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Oh my, this book. If you thought Be My December was good, you will absolutely love Be My Temptation. Rachel Brookes brings the steamy Josh Crawford out in full force! I couldn't wait to read his story; we were introduced to him as the typical bad boy bachelor but I just knew there had to be more to him. I was absolutely right! His dynamic is one that you can't help but fall in love with and his sexy...let's just say he brought sexy back. In. Full. Force.

And Ashlyn, this girl stole my heart! The
Aug 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
***ARC generously provided by Author in exchange for an honest review.***
Earlier today I finished Be My Temptation by @all_things_rachel and I absolutely LOVED it! Josh Crawford was perfect in every way! I'm totally #teamjoslyn all the way! So glad I decided to make this book my first read of the year! I just loved Josh and Ashlyn's relationship. They cracked up. They both become some of my favorite characters. Thank you Rachel for sending me one of my new favorite books!
Jun 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
There are not enough words in the world to describe my love for this author, her talent and the characters she brings to life. Rachel Brookes is one of those authors who pushes herself to bring something bigger and better every single time. This book has been written from her heart and soul and delivered in such a spectacular way. She writes with passion and depth that is completely unique to her. Personally, I read for feels, and being on this journey with her, it had been nothing short of AMAZ ...more
Oct 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
*** I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ***

Well, let me tell you now if you loved Ky the first Crawford Brother then you are going to LOVE his little brother Josh that man is just so lush!! I like Ky but Josh I loved him. Be My Temptation by Rachel Brookes is the second in The Crawford Brothers series and is Josh and Ashlyn story. Two people shared a night one that five years later they have never forgotten; especially Josh Ashlyn was that one Temptation, who he just
5 team Joslyn stars

Love a good quality friends to lovers story and this was one of them not to long or too short, filled with hot and swoon worthy,heartwarming moments.

Josh and Ashlyn have been friends for 5 years, Ashlyn was the one night stand that could of been more. The morning walk of shame was no shame at all, Ashlyn meets Josh's brother Ky in the kitchen and for the first time in a while Josh saw his brother smile, Josh new then they both needed her in their lives and they all became grea
Emma ~ The Indecisive Reader ~
Jan 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars
Aug 10, 2015 rated it really liked it

My Thoughts:
Alpha male
Hot Sex
Why am I just discovering Rachel Brookes? Have I been under a freaking rock? Holy Shit this woman can write! HOOKED, I am HOOKED. OMG, first with Be My December. Hello heartbreakingly beautiful and traumatic story. ------- WOw’d, yup I was Wow’d.
Now this? Let me just say, she definitely did not disappoint with this story AT ALL!
I can’t even being to explain how freaking ANGSTY this story is.
Isn’t it funny how sometimes that person you h
Dec 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Full Review can be found at

I was given this book by the author herself for an honest review.

FANGIRL OVERLOAD!!! Seriously, I don't know how I am going to function for the rest of the day knowing that I finished one of the best novels I have read this year. Once again, Rachel Brookes has created a life between two characters that have done and gone through things in their past, that have affected their future.

So from the beginning, you get an understanding
Courtney {SmuttyBookLover}
Mar 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Rachel completely outdid herself with Josh's & Ashlyn's story! It was funny, sweet, HOT..... Like holy shit Josh you sexy ass maniac where did you come from HOT! FULL REVIEW TO COME!
3.5 Stars

Overall Opinion: This was a cute, sexy, and easy read. I liked it, but I don't think it'll be all that memorable. I found it to get kind of cheesy towards the end, and it was even to the point where I felt the author was telling me how in love they were through reading them say it over and over to each other instead of making me feel it. A little over "just ok" because it was better than I thought it'd be, but not down as one of my all time favorites either. Just FYI...I have not read
Jan 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Josh and Ashlyn have a history and a connection but neither has been able to pursue the interest they've had. Josh has his secret reasons and Ashlyn is determined not pursue him and get her heart broken. They each value their friendship and find it hard to want to mess things up. But when Ashlyn decides a career change and an upcoming move out of the country it forces Josh's hand. He can't wait anymore to show her what she means to him and insists she stay with him while she is having house reno ...more
Hooked On Books
Jun 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5 stars

Be My Temptation is my first book by Rachel Brookes but definitely will not be my last. I am now reading Be My December. If I could give more than 5 stars I would. I just loved Josh Crawford he may now be my number 1 book boyfriend.

Josh Crawford and Ashlyn Hart first meet at 19 when Ashlyn is a virgin. Josh is the ultimate alpha male and player. When they get together one night and she gives him her most precious gift they both have one night together but 5 years of torment. Ashlyn moves
Jun 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: adult, 5-star-books
**Received this book from the author in exchange for a review**
5/5 Stars

You know when a book makes you cry (happy tears I mean), it really means that you just read an amazing novel. I really don't need to tell you this book is phenomenal because those of you who have read Be My December know how amazing Rachel's writing is.

"He remembered everything, he digested everything I said, and could read me like an open book. No one could do that but him.
That was Josh Crawford."

The ending chapters made m
Jun 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is without a doubt my favorite book by Rachel Brookes! Seriously, I loved this book so much and it was so much more than I could have expected.


Ashyln and Josh have been friends ever since they hooked up a little over 4 years ago. But both still want one another secretly. I love a good friends to lovers book but this one was more of a lover to friends to lovers book! These two had some serious chemistry and I don't see how this didn't just happen again years ago! The tension was
Romance Readers Retreat
Dec 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

Once again Rachel delivers on the feels, how can so many emotions be delivered in one book???

Josh Crawford is a hot, heart fluttering, dirty talking playboy who leaves a string of women wanting more, but we also get to see his big heart and sensitive side too which i loved, i love an alpha but he also has to have that soft side to him which Josh has.

Ashlyn has attitude, funny and is kickass i loved her, she's been left heartbroken by ex boyfriend Lachlan that's the reason why she keeps
Abbey's Fully Booked
Jun 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book was nothing short of Phenomenal, it left me in a book hangover for nearly 5 days. I could not get Josh & Ashlyn out my head - they are permanently embedded into my brain.

Josh Crawford... be still my beating heart - you are officially my top book boyfriend of 2015 so far, and Ashy was an amazing leading lady to be paired up with Josh.

Rachel wrote this book perfectly, every emotion was thought out well and every sex scene was smoking.

F*ck #teamjoslyn - it's all about #teamjosbey
Mariama Bah
Jul 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Team Joslyn

Love love love this book. It an amazing read filled with romance. Why can't all books be like this. If you love erotica not just sexual erotica but once with romance that will make you swoon, then this book is for u.
Yvette (Booksandbandanas)

I absolutely loved this book so so much, by far my favorite from Rachel. josh is EVERYTHING! Must read I can not wait to read more from her.
Kristine GPI Bookblog
There are some books you want long before they are ever written, some stories you beg the author for, some that you believe in so fully long before pen has even touched paper, such was the case with Be My Temptation, back during the beta reading stage of Be My December, before the ink was even dry on the first book in the series, as I was giving the author my feedback and thoughts I started championing for Josh and Ashy's book, I believed in these two, I sensed there was a bigger story for them ...more
Jun 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourites
Reviewed @ Confessions From Romaholics
Review copy kindly provided by author in exchange for a honest review
Be My December was on my all times favourites, it utterly destroyed me and I have been waiting for this sequel. I wanted the story of Josh and Ashlyn so bad after what happened in BMD. As there was tension oozing from these two and I wanted to discover their side to the story of the event that happened all those years ago.

It was written before we knew it that these two were meant to be tog
Jan 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series, read-in-2016
We met Josh Crawford and Ashlyn in Be My December, and finally we get to see what all the chemistry between these two is about!

Josh and Ashlyn had one steamy night five years ago, and then things changed for them, and they became very good friends. Josh knows he let the best thing that ever happened to him slip through his fingers all those years ago, and when he sees the chance to get Ashlyn to see what he sees, he jumps on it.

Ashlyn is done with men after finding her ex cheating on her (again)
Ang -PNR Book Lover Reviews
Be My Temptation
(The Crawford Brothers #2)
“One night connected them.
One decision separated them.
One craving tempted them.”



After Be My December I wanted to dive straight into Be My Temptation and I did just that, I jumped into this book with high expectations and Rachel delivered them.

Friends to lovers, is my jam.

Josh is the biggest play boy and has a new girl in his bed every night, it is kind of gross that is until Ashlyn.
He has been in love
Bette Stanek
May 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
4 Oh My Temptation Stars. Holy cow, I thought Ky was one of my favorite book boyfriends, and he is, but Josh? He more than gives Ky a run for the money and pretty much wins the title. The subject matter of this one isn't as intense as Be My December, but then Josh and Ashlyn haven't gone through the trauma that Ky and Eden went through. This story is one of lovers, to friends, to lovers again. It picks up pretty much where Be My December ended and alternates between Josh's and Ashlyn's perspecti ...more
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Rachel Brookes is from the east coast of Australia and writes angst ridden love stories with a pinch of craziness, a dash of drama, a cup of romance, and a bucketload of sexiness. With five novels currently published, she is constantly writing and getting ready to release her next hero and heroine into the world. An avid reader, Rachel can often be found with her kindle in her hand, and getting lo ...more

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