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Fighting Temptation

(Men of Honor #1)

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  13,876 ratings  ·  1,062 reviews
Jaxson is arrogant, angry and aggressive. Yet he’s also beautiful, strong and honorable. I unconditionally and irrevocably love every damaged part of him. And for the boy, who didn’t believe in love, he would always and forever have mine. ~Julia Sinclair

Julia was different from anyone I’d ever met. I never thought someone so good and genuine existed until her. The more I s
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Published January 19th 2014 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (first published January 18th 2014)
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Val ⚓️ Shameless, Skanky & Bitchy  ⚓️
2.5 Stars

The short of it:

The heroine was a GOLDEN CLAM who did dumb shit despite being "perfect."

What's a "golden clam" you say?


This is a phrase that me and my work man buddies use to refer to a certain type of female.

What kind of female you say?

A female whose vagina is apparently just so fucking magical that it drives otherwise sane men crazy, prompting them to commit a buffet of crimes including but not limited to peeping, stalking, kidnapping, and other more general forms of douchebag
4 Tempting Stars.

Julie moved with her grandparents when she was 17, after the death of her mother. She makes good friends and she falls in love with Jaxson. He’s only her best friend and neither of them wants to jeopardize their friendship… until Jax announces he’s leaving to join the Seals. Julie decides that is the moment to share her true feelings, but he tells her that he doesn’t deserve her. Now, six years and some drama later, Jax is back in town. And he’s decided to get back the girl h
☽ jodi bibliophile ♥
(Please note that this review contains curse words. If you don't like the F word then please don't read on).

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I have a bone to pick with you fuckers and I'm not talking about the huge boner I'm tenting right now.

Now I class myself as, well a fucking good person, yes I've been named the female Jesus once or twice but frankly I'd fucking throw in Mother Fucking Theresa into the mix too.

I've known some of my books friends for a few months, some longer, some more than a fucking year and NO ONE has
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KC Lynn’s Men of Honor series is one that’s been on my TBR for a long time. The first book finally became available on audio and I started listening right away. There was a lot I loved about this book, but the hero drove me mad. I’m a sucker for a broken guy (bring on Cade’s book PLEASE) but for some reason, there were things Jaxson did/said that rubbed me the wrong way and I just couldn’t get over it completely. Still- I did enjoy many things and I’ll be checking out more of the series becaus
And this my friends is why I LOVE GOODREADS! I happen to stumble across this book on a friends wall! It was amazing!


The Men of Honor Series focuses on three friends that are Navy Seals. All three of them are the definition of "hot alpha males with some serious emotional scars" to boot! Fighting Temptation features the story of Julia and Jaxson.

Julia and Jaxson are best friends. Julia loves Jaxson and has always wanted more.

"Jaxson is arrogant, angry and aggressive. Yet he’s also beautiful , s
"That's All" Ash
Oct 01, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
296 Reviews.

4,313 Ratings.

4.26 average rating.

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Somebody’s full of shit.
4 and a Half Star More if I Could Stars

Soooo, this is the first book in the Men of Honor series reading order, but as luck would have it, it's the third one I've read.

Yeah, out of order's just how I roll.

Despite the fact I haven't had the time to review these books past my initial star rating, I want to give a big high five to K.C Lynn for writing a consistently entertaining series. I've rated each of the books 4 Stars which is a rarity for me. I mean come on, one of them has to blow, right? Not
Chantal ❤️
Calling it at 15% he slept with another woman after she told him she loved him and that she was waiting for him. DONE!
Sorry I tried!
If he has not done stuff with her before maybe I could go on but this is cheating!!!



I hate it when my expectations for a book are high and I can't give it the stars I was hoping for... I really wanted this to be a 5 stars story, because I know K.C.Lynn is awesome, but unfortunately I was wrong about this one.

After reading Beautiful Insightful, I knew that this author will be on my TBR list with a lot of books, because the story was amazingly written, a perfect package of love, action, steamy scenes and funny dialogues. So, I ended up choosing Fighting Temptation, because it had
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
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Stand-alone book 1.

Jaxson is arrogant, angry and aggressive. Yet he’s also beautiful, strong and honorable. I unconditionally and irrevocably love every damaged part of him. And for the boy, who didn’t believe in love, he would always and forever have mine. ~Julia Sinclair

Julia was different from anyone I’d ever met. I never thought someone so good and genuine existed until her. The more I saw of her the more I became addicted to her. Every time I was a
Sep 14, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I can't stomach any more of this story. What I've read so far has put me off.


He spends 7 years banging other women while keeping the stupid doormat Julia "on ice" and threatens all other guys in town to stay away from her. Yep, he's having a good ole type screwing woman after woman but she's not even allowed to go on a date with a guy. And this is because even though he wants her "more than anything" the poor liitle dear, he's just not good enough for her. No, instead he's good eno
SamJ ★Needs a HEA★
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★Book Basics★

Genre : - YA/NA Cont. Romance
Series : - 1st in series
Love triangle? - (view spoiler)
Cheating? - (view spoiler)
HEA? - (view spoiler)
Would I read more by this author/or in this series? - Yes
Rating - 3 stars


So, I am struggling with how to actually rate this book.

The heroine was a bit whiny and seemed to either cry or gig

Title: Fighting Temptation
Series: Men of Honor #1
Author: K. C Lynn
Release Date: 18th January, 2014
Rating: DNFed so no rating
Cliffhanger: No
HEA: (view spoiler)

I really wanted to give this book a chance and love it. I have a thing for unpopular self – published books that from time to time turn up to be real gems. I hoped this would be the case with Fighting Temptation by K. C Lynn. The blurb quickly caught my attention and the cover only screamed at me ‘Pick me up! Pick m
This is awesome

I luv this book its just brilliant from start 2 finish the story is about Julia an Jaxson Julia moved in with her gram when she was young after her mum dyin she was very close to an she was a great mum so Julia was goin through a bit of a hard time but she luvd her gram an she knew she would b ok but there is one person in town that everyone talks about an that's Jaxson Reid he is the hottest guy an he knows but she is attracted to him straight away but every woman as had a pie
Jan 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Tempting Stars!

Loved this one!

This story was my favorite type of trope... girl loves boy, girl confesses love to boy, boy acts like a jerk and rejects girls love.. then spends a lot of time making up for his douchery. Throw in friends to lovers and an OTT alpha male and you are just hitting every one of my spots ! And that was Fighting Temptation.. from page one until the end I was sucked in to Jaxson and Julia's story. I even love their names.. Plus a group of side characters/best f
Jacqueline's Reads
3 Stars

This is my first K.C. Lynn read and to be honest I picked up this book because of the narrators. I love Callie Dalton and Teddy Hamilton and they need to do lots of book together.

Even though I rated this book 3 stars, it wasn’t a bad book, it just wasn’t anything memorable nor unique.

The book was written in 2014 and a lot of romance stories have been written since then. There’s a certain formula to writing and if you want all the boxes checked, well this one is for you. It’s a really chee
Feb 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Bad Boy Stars

Oh I do love finding a new author. Like Hulking Out over a new author. And a really good new author at that. I read a lot of new books. Some are good. Some are great. Some are neither. But findng a new author with such great with happiness.

Julia is the nice girl with the sad story. She has been in love for years. She hasn't done anything about it since he is not in love with her. So she has settled for being the best friend. Damn does she hate being the best
Jul 26, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Julia was sweet. Quite naive and cries on a dime but I liked her.

Jaxson was a total a$$hole and I just wanted to kick him in the balls. The over-dramatic/He-Man/Bossy behavior went beyond ridiculous. Seriously! It felt like the author took every alpha characteristic from various books and created this bafoon. (Hint:less is more!!)

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Bit harsh?

Jan 13, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ARC kindly received from the author in exchange for an honest review

Merged review:

Arc kindly received from author in exchange for an honest review..

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WOW..first book, not even on Goodreads yet and I loved it! One of my favorite things about being on a reading and reviewing blog is being able to read first time authors. The excitement and nervousness that they feel in sharing their hard work, love and dedication is palpable. It is like baring your soul and standing just waiting for jud
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“I unconditionally and irrevocably loved every damaged part of him. And for the boy who didn’t believe in love, he would always and forever have mine.”

OMG! This.Book! Hoot!

Fighting Temptation is my first KC Lynn book, the one that made me obsessed over this author's writing, the book that had me rooting over soldiers, marred, scarred yet off the charts alpha, sexy and hot. This is the book that started my love and addiction over this author's knacks of emotional writing, sexy and hot an
✝✝ Ⓓaisy ❣ ✝✝
This book is all about Jaxson!!!! If you are in the mood of bad arse, tattooed, military boy- grab me! Ooo yeah and he is such an Alpha!

Happy reading

D x
Jan 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

4 stars!

Jaxson and Julia have been best friends for almost two years now, when she came in town to live with her grandma after her mother passed away. In that time Julia fell in love with Jaxson, and when he decides to join the Navy, she admits to him that she loves him. He has feelings for her too, but he doesn't want admit that to himself. He thinks that she deserves someone better than him, less damaged. He is a towns bad boy, he has angry and control issues and that is the reason why he is
Dnf 29%

Perhaps I'm too old relate to characters in their twenties who behave like prepubescent kids, perhaps I've read the same old tired storyline too many times to enjoy it on repeat, but whatever it is, I've suffered enough of this cheese. Nope, not for me.
✰♊ Angie ♊✰
Loved it...

Super spicy HAWT
Yummy alpha
Standalone with HEA...
Yes, Please

Shei Love
UPDATE: 02/04




Simona Misevska
3 stars
I m sure that if I read 3 years ago when is published I will absolutely loved,but now when I read so many books with similar plot I find fighting temptation boring.
Jaxson was the bad boy in town, motorcycle and all. Julia was the new-to-town good girl. Opposites attract and all that. They fall in love and get their HEA.

Stop! Rewind...

Just kidding! That was the start of their friendship...their romance is much much more complicated. Jaxson decided to join the Navy when Julia was eighteen, breaking her heart. Yet she vowed she would wait for him, and before he left for training they shared a kiss. A kiss that gave her enough hope about them to go to his gr
Jun 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was really craving an OTT alpha. I’ve been reading a lot of beta males lately. Nothing wrong with it, I just needed that dark, over the top, gritty, overly possessive, jealous, overprotective, super strong, I’ll beat anybody who even looks at you, you ain’t leaving me, unreasonable YOU MY GIRL hero.

My goodness did Jaxson deliver. This guy was so possessive and protective, he reminded me of

I did not like that he was a man-slut, but it fit his backstory. I liked Julia’s soft nature, but I just
Steffi De Ceuster  ♥
I'm so sad to rate it so low..
It was a story that's special and I loved how they had a unique friendship! But personally his temper hit my nerves... I have a temper myself, but I hope not as bad as his with everything she does his temper goes up..

Also a minor thing I hate so Jaxson can sleep around with everyone, but Julia can't he warns everyone away from her.. Like for real? And then there is a time when he is trying to make up with her and also thinking "would screw another girl help?" Like s
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K.C. Lynn is a small town girl living in Western Canada. She grew up in a family of four children—two sisters and a brother. Her mother was the lady who baked homemade goods for everyone on the street and her father was a respected man who worked in the RCMP. He’s since retired and now works for the criminal justice system. This being one of the things that inspires K.C. to write romantic suspense ...more

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Men of Honor (3 books)
  • Sweet Temptation (Men of Honor, #2)
  • Resisting Temptation (Men of Honor, #3)
“I unconditionally and irrevocably loved every damaged part of him. And for the boy who didn’t believe in love, he would always and forever have mine.” 12 likes
“I’ll never stay away again, Julia, I can’t. I need you as much as I need my next fucking breath, so get used to feeling me, because you’re mine.” 10 likes
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