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Summer Temptation

(Hot in the Hamptons #2)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  103 ratings  ·  44 reviews
Meet Leigh DeGray...

After graduating college with honors and landing the job of my dreams in New York City, I’m off to The Hamptons to spend the summer with my two best friends. My life seems perfect, right? It’s not. The truth is, I have a secret that may make the future I’d planned so carefully completely fall apart. A hot summer romance is the absolute last thing I’m lo
ebook, 140 pages
Published August 4th 2015
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This was a short little novella that promises to keep the reader hooked from page 1! Two people that start off on the wrong foot, but soon find that they are smitten with each other as time goes by. Leigh was a strong and vibrant woman, while Nick was a confident and caring male. I read this in record time because I was so caught up in their story and had to know how it ended. Endearing supporting characters just make this romance more of a feel-good story. Looking forward to reading about Leigh ...more
Aug 06, 2015 rated it really liked it

I liked Leigh and Nick, I liked their whole romance and the initial meeting was classic. The story was sweet and romantic.

Leigh had it all planned out, she already got accepted to a high end PR firm even before she graduated. But she has hit a bump in the road that can threaten to derail her whole life. She has the summer at the Hamptons before she starts her job to figure it all out.

Nick Kenzy has worked his butt off the last two years and was just fired, now he needs to find a way t
Eunice Lan
Jul 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Title: Summer Temptation
Author: Wendy S. Marcus
Genre:  Romance
Publication Year: 2015
Got the Book By: Arc was given for an Honest Review
Rating: 4 StarsBlurb:

Meet Leigh DeGray...
After graduating college with honors and landing the job of my dreams in New York City, I’m off to The Hamptons to spend the summer with my two best friends. My life seems perfect, right? It’s not. The truth is, I have a secret that may make the future I’d planned so carefully completely fall apart. A hot summer romanc
Bff Book Blog
Jul 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-rated-reviews
Hot in the Hamptons is just that – HOT, HOT, HOT! This set of 3 novellas is the quintessential beach read! They’re fast, fun and super sexy! I absolutely fell in love with Kelsey and Sean, Leigh and Nick, Storme and Holden.

Kelsey fulfills her life-long lifeguard fantasy with the super sexy Sean!

Leigh shares her most life altering secret with the sure and steady Nick.

Storme and Holden put their lives and expectations on hold to diacover if their chemistry is the real deal and OMG, You’ll want to
Maria Rose
Jul 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is a sweet and sexy summer romance, the story of Leigh and Nick and is part of a trio of stories, each standalone but with linked characters. There are three girlfriends who are enjoying a summer together before one of the them gets married in a few weeks. For Leigh, it's a chance for some fun before she knuckles down to her first real post college job. Nick is an out of work investment banker who is in the Hamptons to stay with his grandfather while he regroups and looks for another positi ...more
Hina Tabassum Khatri
Jul 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
In first person narrative it is more of an emotional connection with the character that I feel.

Her life might change because of one weak moment of her life but Leigh does not stop her life because of that. She wants to fill all the happiness and living dreams in her life that she still can. Always new dreams and goals on the horizon.

Out of his high flying job at the Wall Street, Nick is by no means a pauper but he still hesitates breaking the news to his grandfather who loves him dearly.

A chance
Aug 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
"Summer Temptation" by Wendy S. Marcus is book 2 in her 'Hot in the Hamptons' series. It is a read alone book or you can read the first book in the series which I recommend. Perfect Summer read at the beach or by the pool. You can also read this in Winter if you'd like and dream about warm Summer days.

Leigh goes to the Hamptons with her friends for a last Summer jaunt before becoming a responsible adult and entering the job network. Nick is jobless and in the Hamptons to take care of his ill Gra
Aug 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What a great read this one is one of three stories about three friends with three different authors and it is fun sensual and emotional as hardworking Leigh spends the summer in The Hamptons and falls for such a great hero caring and loving Nick. Leigh has a problem that she has kept to herself but when she gets to know Nick a little better after their first fiery meeting she finds it so easy to talk to him and opens right up and they decide to spend the summer together for fun but this leads to ...more
Jul 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really loved these characters. The author does a wonderful job of making them real with honest emotions. Leigh is spending summer at the beach after college graduation with her two best friends before real life hits her. She never expected to meet Nick, who suddenly finds himself at loose ends. I also really loved Nick's grandfather, Murphy.

It can be read as a stand alone, but is part of three connected stories by different authors. I'd recommend reading them all to enhance the experience.
Amber Hughes
Jul 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was my first read by Wendy and I will definitely be reading more of her books! I really liked the chemistry between Nick & Leigh and how Nick was there for Leigh through everything she was going through. Great sexy, romantic novella.
BookWorm 221
Jul 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015, arcs-2015
Awwww this one actually made me tear up a little bit.

Great addition to the Hot in the Hamptons series, Leigh and Nick were so cute together and both had many admirable qualities, I really liked the way their relationship progressed and it made for some very cute date scenes.
Aurelia Rowl
Another lovely read, both sexy and sweet, from Wendy S. Marcus that had me grinning and smiling throughout.
*I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Summer Temptation takes place at the same time as the other books in the series. And, if you've read the first one, you already know what's going on with Kelsey... So now we get to know what is going on with Leigh and why she behaves somewhat weirdly in the previous book. Leigh suspects she may be pregnant but she delays taking the test because she really just wants to enjoy her last Summer vacation with her friends before th
Lynn Lim
Aug 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Summer Temptation is a wonderful, well-written book of love. You will read about Leigh and Nick, two people with their own problems. Leigh thinks there is a possibility that she is pregnant. She will not take a pregnancy test because she does not want to confirm it. She is driving to the Hamptons to spend the summer with her two best friends to plan Storme's wedding. They have all just graduated college and the three of them are having a summer fling before settling down and putting on their big ...more
Nerdy Chic
Aug 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Summer Temptation is book 2 in Hot in the Hamptons series. These novellas are written by some phenomenally talented ladies and can be read as stand-alones as each book is about a different couple. Summer Temptation is Leigh and Nick’s story written by Wendy Marcus and I have to say, I totally enjoyed it.

Leigh grabbed me from the beginning. Leigh is graduating from college and on her way to a much needed vacation with her two best friends in The Hamptons before she starts at her dream job. The pr
Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Aug 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Leigh DeGray is looking forward to her much needed vacation and six week stay in the Hamptons with her friends before it's time to start her new job. While traveling to her vacation destination she stops at a little road side cafe for a bite to eat, and meets a older gentleman who reminds her of her grandfather, he is there to celebrate his wedding anniversary and honor a long standing tradition he had with his late wife. Leigh is so touched by his story that she offers to be his dinner companio ...more
Cheryl Steckling
Jul 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Summer Temptation by Wendy S Marcus
Spending a summer in the Hamptons with best friends is a perfect time. Leigh, Storme, and Kelsey head to the Hamptons to relax, party, and have that last great time together.
All 3 girls have a story and this also includes Nick Kenzy and his grandfather. Leigh is going through a secret and no one else knows yet. She is fresh out of college and about to also start a dream job. She has her father’s and grandfather’s health crisis besides being possibly pregnant.
Sultry Steamy Reading
I received an ARC of this book from InkSlinger PR in exchange for an honest review and as part of the series' blog tour promotions.

We're now on the second novella of this sexy summer-theme series, Hot In The Hamptons. This is now Leigh's story. If you read my review of Summer Dreaming, you'd know that I absolutely loved that book. I liked that fact that while these books are fast reads, they still pack a punch when it comes to the story.

If Summer Dreaming had an instant flirtation the moment the
Aug 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Summer of Temptation by Wendy Marcus is one of the books in a three-book trilogy – Hot in the Hamptons. It is a sweet, heartwarming story about Nick and Leigh. Leigh has fled to the Hamptons to spend a final summer before entering the workforce while Nick finds himself jobless spending the summer with his grandfather, Murphy. I fell in love with Leigh from the moment she meets Murphy. She is a sweet girl that helps Murphy through one of the hardest times – dealing with his fiftieth anniversary w ...more
Fiona Marsden
Aug 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
There are so many things about this book that normally I wouldn't pick it up, but I'm a great fan of Wendy Marcus and her distinctive writing voice. First of all it's a 1st person point of view (which I usually avoid like the plague) but with alternating chapters. Thank goodness. I really wanted to get in the head of Nick the hero.

Leigh is the kind of heroine I usually avoid. The ones that get themselves tangled with a douchebag and end up preggers. Or at least maybe preggers. We don't know for
Oct 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Completely different to what I've been reading lately and quite delightful in its differences.

Summer Temptation is one of three stories, or novella's I think would be the right word; a trilogy titled hot in the Hamptons. This is Leigh and Nick's story. It's told in first person which allows for some fun in the light and flirty writing. I dont think Leigh and Nick would ever normally meet so I love the situation that occurred for them to meet and then for Nick to track Leigh down to do the right
Kara Hildebrand (Two Book Pushers)
Hot in the Hamptons Series has everything you want in a summer read. Three novellas that pack the punch of full length novels, sex, fun, sun, love, sexy leading men and ladies and happily ever afters!

Summer Temptation
Leigh is spending the summer in the Hamptons with her best friends. All three have just graduate college and are spending the summer together before they start their lives. Leigh has an unfortunate meeting with a jackass named Nick that turns out to be the highlight of her summer. W
Rhonda Brant
Aug 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was a short, sexy, sassy and endearing story that is perfect for the summer read at the beach or pool. One thing I'm never crazy about is short stories, forces the author to shove everything they want to write about into around 100 pages, leaving the reader feeling very rushed and missing some important aspects of the ongoing story they are reading, this book is no exception, but I thought the author did a really good job telling Nick and Leigh's story. Absolutely loved Murphy, made you wan ...more
Jennifer Schultheis
Aug 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: just-for-me
Summer in the Hamptons…what’s not to love. Leigh, Storme, and Kelsey head to up to the Hamptons to relax during the day and party all night. Every young woman’s dream, right? Well, Leigh is going through some things at the moment and she is keeping a secret but doesn’t want anyone to know yet.

When Nick meets Leigh for the first time, it doesn’t go well. He basically accuses her of being a prostitute and things go downhill from there. When he realizes he was in the wrong, he sets out to make ame
Bette Hansen
Jul 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story! This is one of the books in the Hot in the Hamptons novella trilogy that chronicles the last summer three newly graduated friends share before starting their post college lives. This is Leigh and Nick's story and it is fabulous. Their initial meeting his hilarious and things can only improve from there. The last thing Leigh is looking for is a summer fling but after she shares her "secret" with Nick and he doesn't run for the hills, he seems like someone she can spend a littl ...more
Jul 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

This is a very sweet short story. Nick is an honourable guy and I loved how he was instantly focused on Leigh. Leigh was a girl in need of a summer of fun, if I'd ever seen one. Their first meeting has gone into my "best of" pile! I really enjoyed how the author wrote in the first person for both of the lead characters. I feel it made all the difference and brought me closer to them. I will keep my eye out for more from this author.

This book is part two of the "Hot in the Hampton" serie
Jul 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is my first book from Wendy. It grabbed me from the beginning. Leigh's story took me at heart. The predicament she found herself in was deep. Her love for her grandfather and dad was the sweetest thing. He love for Murphy was so sweet (omg murphy's introduction had me crying!!). And then...enter Nick. I sooooo disliked him from the very introduction. Talk about bad first impressions...COMPLETELY misread the situation, smh. In his defense he was having a very very bad day. Once the misunders ...more
Aug 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A Terrific Summer Read
This is the second book in the Hot in the Hamptons trio, and while you don't have to real all of the books, I would recommend that you do in order to get a better, fuller picture. As these are all short novellas you don't have to worry about having a mountain to plow through in order to read the series. This second book is so good, Leigh is the focus of this book and OMG! when she meets Nick it is a very entertaining but total disaster. We all know what happens when we ASSU
Jul 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars this book was just so sweet Nick who started off really a jerk. Ended up being such a wonderful man. Leigh who is really going through a difficult time but has this heart of gold that you absolutely just fall in love with. I loved Murphy who is every persons fantasy grandpa. This story shows you even in a short time your heart knows what it wants even if its not a traditional kinda way. If you haven't read all three books one is fine but I suggest you read them all. There's clues in ea ...more
Tina Brimlow
Aug 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I don't know where to start. I am utterly speechless on how much I loved reading Summer Temptation. It was just so captivating. It was OMG I am going to kill him, it was aw that's sweet, and then it was just me laughing at a certain part that my mom walked in asking "what's so funny?"

Leigh was this calm, down to earth character who was going though some tough situations.

Nick was the one where you sat there and say to yourself "I am going to punch him in the mouth" and then turn around saying "A
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Wendy S. Marcus is an award-winning author of contemporary romance who lives in the beautiful Hudson Valley region of New York...where she spends way too much time indoors on her computer. Writing. Really! Okay, more like…where she spends way too much time on Twitter and Facebook! To learn more about Wendy and the books she’s managed to write, in spite of her social media addiction, visit http://W ...more

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