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Delicious Temptation

(Delicious Desires #1)

3.58  ·  Rating details ·  297 ratings  ·  106 reviews
Amara Maria Robles is a good girl. So good that she gave up her dreams of becoming a renowned pastry chef to help her parents with their struggling Mexican bakery. Yet her parents reject any changes she suggests, and refuse to sell her mouth-watering confections. Clearly being a good girl isn't paying off. So when her brother's sexy ex-best friend walks into the bakery, Am ...more
Paperback, 236 pages
Published May 16th 2015 by Entangled Publishing, LLC
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Claire Robinson
2 - "You're not the only churro in town." Stars.

The one positive that I have taken from reading Delicious Temptation is that the author has a great writing style. The problem that I have is that pretty much everything else about the book was all so very lackluster, the characters; their back stories and the book as a whole was just extremely negative.

”You’re twenty-six and you still let your parents run your life.”

I struggled with Amara, the above quote pretty much sums up why, at that age you n
Ivy Deluca
Quick(ish) Review
I loooooved this so much. I knew I had been hoarding this on my TBR Mountain for a rainy day and today is finally that day.

Amara Robles came home after years away building her career as a pastry chef to help her family’s struggling bakery in East LA, and sometimes, when you go home, the preconceived notions people have of her as the “good” girl make breaking out of that mold difficult for Amara. Eric knows all about preconceived notions, as the neighborhood “bad” boy goes back
Maf (Bookworm Wanders)
This book will make you hungry and happy, so make sure you have some Mexican pan de dulce while reading it.
May 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Sometimes, a person can be too good, too accommodating and forget to think of what they need. Amara is beautiful, hardworking and has put all of her hopes and dreams on hold when her family’s small bakery is in trouble and her parents are unable to run it. She has her own dreams and ideas to help save and grow the bakery, but her old-fashioned and proud father is adamant that things will not change.

Eric has made some huge mistakes in his life and it’s time to come home and make things right. He
May 09, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
DNF @ 50%

Unfortunately Delicious Temptation failed to tempt. If I'm honest, I could've put this down earlier than 50% but I wanted to give it a fair chance.

It's not badly written, there is no issue with the authors writing style and I wouldn't write-off future books just yet. My issues were with the characters and the storyline. Ordinarily I like the older brother's best-friend trope, but I struggled to warm to either Amara or Eric. The only way I can think to describe them is as overgrown teen
Dec 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm generally not a fan of the Best Friend's Little Sister trope because I find the underlying paternalism too icky, but this one hit spot and I inhaled it in it's entirety on a lazy Sunday morning. It helps that it features one of my favorite themes - characters trapped by their pasts and yearning to break free of their reputations. The heroine is tired of being the "good girl" - especially since it's led her back to East Los Angeles to try and save the family bakery, only to have her parents d ...more
The Romance Evangelist
May 25, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: review-books
Hard to believe the hero and heroine were in their late 20s, as this read more like a NA and that's not a good thing. I was annoyed more than I was charmed.

Full review at The Romance Evangelist.
DNF at 28%..I'm sorry. I tried, but this authors voice is not agreeing with me :-(
Heather 123
Aug 27, 2018 rated it did not like it
DNF 25%

I tried... but just couldn't finish this one. It was slow and I found Amara to be incredibly annoying. I understand her devotion to her family, but at some point she needs to stand up to them.
Lacey (laceybooklovers)

Originally posted at Booklovers For Life

Delicious Temptation was a less-than-stellar read for me. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t very good either. I grew easily bored at times, and even got a little frustrated with the characters, but thankfully I never actually hated any of it. This book was just too predictable, although I did love the cupcakes/bakery aspect of the story. The heroine being a pastry chef brought a unique twist to the story, but the characters themselves were not as enjoyable for
Xan West
Aug 23, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: latinx-author
The sex scenes were the best thing about this; well drawn, hot, definitely where the most chemistry was between the MCs. I liked the bakery setting but this didn't hit my sweet spot with food descriptions. Not enough detail, and we don't get to see her thinking about baking enough. The characters are a bit thinly drawn for me, and the resolutions of the various arcs and obstacles don't really feel earned enough. Its also one of those romance arcs where it would be resolved if people just communi ...more
Jun 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

I really enjoyed reading Delicious Temptation, the storyline was interesting and kept me turning the pages, I highly recommend this book.

Thank you Entangled Brazen via Netgalley for the advance copy.
Felicia Grossman
Jan 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I REALLY enjoyed this book. Both Amara and Eric are trying to prove themselves. She's been called home from a pastry chef job in Chicago to help the family's struggling bakery except her parents don't trust her to do anything BUT bake (and nothing out of the box). She attempted a cupcake shop early in her career and lost a bunch of money and now, despite her talent and hard work is never allowed to live it down and never allowed to be anything but a child in her parents' eyes. A "good" child, bu ...more
I enjoyed this one quite a bit, but I really hate when books have mothers who will not let their grown children make their own choices. It's a thing for me. That said, this book is really lovely and I especially loved the way Eric supported Amara going for her dreams. I'm looking forward to continuing the series because I really liked Daisy even though I think the set up for book two could have been handled differently.
Mel González
She was really getting sick of people who felt they knew what was best for her without asking her what she wanted.

Have you ever read a book that is not exactly brilliant literature but that resonated with you in a way you can’t really explain? That was this book for me. Let’s try to dissect why that is. Firstly, I’m a huge advocate for finding good New Adult out there, without clinging to the stereotypes that this genre has around it. I thought that even though this book followed a l
Kim Reads (Read Your Writes Book Reviews)
Reviewed for Read Your Writes Book Reviews
by Kim

Sabrina Sol has brought something Entangled Brazen has been missing, diversity. A contributing factor to me wanting to read Delicious Temptation was because the hero and heroine were both Mexican American. The fact that there was a bakery involved and the possibly of recipes had nothing to do with it. Okay, maybe a little bit.

My takeaway from the book was that it’s real. The hero, Eric Valencia has made mistakes in his past, but he’s trying really
Sabrina Sol is a new-to-me author and as soon as I saw the announcement for this book, her debut Brazen release, and I read the blurb I just knew I had to read it. So when an e-mail came from Entangled with this one as an option for review, I immediately signed up and to my great pleasure I was approved!

I must say what really attracted me to this book was the fact that it was a foodie (pastry chef) romance with a best friend's (okay ex-best friend, but that makes little difference to me) little
May 03, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Original review can be found at

** I received an advanced readers copy of this book from Entangled: Brazen via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!**

This book was an average book for me. I didn't love it and I didn't hate it but at the same time I probably won't remember it. I felt like it needed some work to make it a more memorable story.

The characters were slightly underdeveloped and the attraction between Amara and Eric was even more
Apr 25, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars.

Ok, so there were things I liked and others that I wasn’t much of a fan.

We have Amara on one side, with her love of baking and her incredible talent. Except that her parents were total jerks and didn’t trust her at all at something she went to school for. I mean, come on, she was offered a great job and she refused it to help them. They least they could’ve done was to say thanks. Jeez, they annoyed me to no end. I also didn’t like how Amara let them run her life. She was an adult with
Beyond the Pages
May 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Delicious Temptation...I totally loved the title and how it played into the whole bakery concept! As I was reading the story, I just knew for certain that the title would end up being the name of one of Amara's cupcakes. In fact, there were several descriptive terms that I thought would make good cupcake names. Ha!

Overall, I liked this contemporary story. I liked the cultural flavor that was weaved into the romance. I also liked the insane chemistry between the lead characters, as well as the in
May 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Amara moved back home to help her parents with their failing bakery. She's a good girl and a good daughter. Eric moves home to help his sick grandma after 12 years of being gone. He left town and never looked back. He was the town bad boy, the type of guy that girls would date to make their parents mad. When he moves back to town, he runs into his ex-best friends little sister, Amara, and their is some serious chemistry between these two. Eric promised his friend he wouldn't touch his sister but ...more
Jenny Harris
May 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book as an ARC for an honest reveiw

In this book we meet Amara Marie and Eric. Eric use to be friends with Amara Marie's brother but one day he just disappeared. Now he is back but no one knows why but Eric knows that he wants to get to know the gorgeous woman in front of him but when he finds out who she really is it makes him wonder if this is a good idea with him trying to get back in her brother's good graces.

Amara Marie knows she wants Eric just like she did before he disapp
Bette Hansen
Apr 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I really loved this story! Amara Robles has always had big dreams. Unfortunately the demands and needs of her family have kept her truly pursuing them. Now once again, she's back home helping to run the family bakery. Eric Valencia has made some huge mistakes in his life but he's on the right track now. Back home to care for his Abuela, he's sober and working hard to rebuild his life and business. Getting involved with anyone was never in the plans but after seeing Amara he can't get her out of ...more
Heather andrews
Apr 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
When Eric gets a booboo he has one remedy he wants Amara to give to him, "are you going to kiss it and make it better?” he asked, his voice low and husky." He's always locked and loaded when his girl is around, "his c*** jerked to attention . “Sounds good to me. I’m ready to go." He says the most romantic things, "God, I want to bend you over and eff you right here,” he growled." He's always looking out for his girl, "careful now. I’d hate to see that beautiful a** get burned.” Amara nearly drop ...more
Maria Rose
DNF at 30% - just couldn't get around the mannerisms and language of the characters, which to me felt like they were teenagers, not adults. And the hero didn't appeal to me either, his insta-sex attraction to the heroine didn't feel natural. I liked the bakery premise and the recipes sounded delicious. Just not for me :-(

Note: a copy of this story was provided by the publisher via NetGalley for review.
May 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
good girl meet bad boy. this book was good. i think amara and eric are great for each other. amara doesnt want to be seen as the good girl anymore and who better to hook up with than the recently returned bad boy in town eric. they are great for each other and really balance one another out. good read from a new to me author

=arc given by publisher in exchange for honest review
N.G.Peltier N.G.Peltier
I finallyyyy read this, after being recced it for so long and i looved it!

Loved the writing style and omggg the food descriptions. i want to taste each and every one of Amara's pastries.

I really loved the relationship between the reformed bad boy and supposed good girl. So steaaaaamyyyy.

Luckily i have the other two books already so I can dive in to book 2 next :)
Elisabet Salas
Oct 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Not only is this romance swoon worthy but it was so relatable it hurt! I am mad this is only my first Sabrina Sol book!!! I love seeing myself in books (heart eyes)
Mar 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was in a foodie mood thanks to Silvana's amazing post which you should check just google TheBookVoyagers it's the most recent recommendation list.

This book has a heroine who loves to bake and I loved how she made Latin desserts with modern twists. I got reallyyyyy hungry and wanted to try everything to be honest. I'm not picky with my food descriptions so this one hit the mark for me though it did focus more on Amara's wish to become a successful baker rather than stay in her parents' bakery m
This was a very quick read that should 100% be made into a movie because the basic premise of Amara trying to revamp her parent’s bakery and trying to prove herself to them while Eric, her brother’s best friend, helps her out with the construction side of things would make a super cute romcom. I enjoyed it a lot and the beginning especially got to me. Amara put her dreams on hold to move back home and help out her parents with their struggling bakery, where she runs back into Eric. He decides th ...more
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I'm the chica who loves love! I write spicy romance stories about strong Latinas and their seach for love, success and happiness. I live in sunny Southern California with my husband, three kids and two Beagles. And my large, extended Mexican family may -- or may not -- be the source of inspiration behind some of my characters!

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