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Beyond Temptation

(Forged of Steele #3)

4.40  ·  Rating details ·  1,211 ratings  ·  40 reviews
Sexy millionaire Morgan Steele will settle for nothing less than the perfect woman. And when he lays his arrogant eyes on sultry Lena Spears, he believes he's found her. There's only one problem, the lady in question seems totally immune to his charm.

Morgan is determined to convince the sassy career woman that he's Mr. Right. He wines and dines her. He promises her the bab

Paperback, 299 pages
Published December 26th 2006 by Harlequin Kimani Romance
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Mar 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Morgan was too hot to handle in this. He was not going to let Lena get away without a fight. I loved it! The steamy chat session was great, didn't like how she talked about a twin though. She seemed to old to not talk about what she wanted without the whole twin thing. He was game though and turned it up when she tried to pull away. Can't get enough of these Steels.
Jul 19, 2007 rated it really liked it
WOW...Morgan Steele is a man with the patience and self-control of a put up with the year long rejection from Lena, yet still go after her with such determination...I MUST admit I enjoy the measures he takes in an effort to woo try to make her see that he is her Mr. Right...and that she is the PERFECT woman for him...what an AMAZING man...and although Lena is sweet, her attitude is a little annoying at times...but I still want to see her come away with the ULTIMATE prize...a ...more
Tammy Benton
Jul 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was one of my favorite Brenda Jackson novel. This book was about Morgan Steele how he was obsession with Lena Spears and came up with a plan to win her over. By making a business proposal to buy a house and sell his old house just to get close to her. It start off as friendly get to know her better. He also proposal to her offer have a stable environment for her mother and being his wife and having his baby. Lena was overwhelmed she felt she wasn't good enough to fit in his world. Little di ...more
Gloria Hyde
Aug 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beyond Temptation

I choose 5 stars for this book, because of the real life picture it tells about people who are gain. People who seems to think and believe that love is in how you look, what you wear, and the price of it as well. Here Morgan loved Lena for all the RIGHT reasons, but Lena had to first love herself. Lena and Morgan's love for family, was their common goal that shined above everything else. He loved Lena and her mother unconditionally, and she loved him enough not to stand in the
Jan 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book was waaayy better than the last one. Lena could have done without the split personality character which was weak and cheesy. Her character had enough issues without adding that tidbit. This Steele (Morgan) had to really work for his bride and that was what was missing from the last book. I'm now reenergized to keep reading the series. :)
May 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I can't get enough of Brenda Jackson's writing. This book is no acception! She writes passionately and with so much enthusiasm you can just feel everything happening as if you are in the book or sitting watching the conversations. I definitely recommend this book to others. In fact, I recommend the entire series.
Nate Brustein
Apr 21, 2007 added it
Recommends it for: Middle-aged black women running from love
I don't think that I am necessarily the target audience for Brenda Jackson's books.
Lady Raven RAVE!
so far have nothing bad to say about the series love each book in the series so far...
May 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
I love a marriage(/engagement) of convenience – or “of purpose” as the hero of this book, Morgan, calls it. I did *not* love the setup that Morgan had been asking our heroine, Lena, out for a year and kept getting rejected. That’s not charming, it’s annoying and potentially harassment. Just saying, it’s notable that the relationship didn’t move forward until he stopped hitting on Lena and started getting to know her and what was important to her.
Apr 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I loved Morgan and Lena's story. Loved how Morgan knew she was his perfect woman and would not her or anyone stop him from being with her. I would absolutely recommend this book to anyone who love a great romance story. I am trying to find the book about Donovan. Great job as usual Brenda please keep the wonderful stories coming. Thank you.
Kim Short
May 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love and business mixed well

Good read for those who enjoy a nice believable romance. Just enough to keep you turning the pages and not get bored with the story.
Yvonne Harrison
Jun 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Couldnt.Stop Reading

I enjoyed the humor and romantic jesters.of this book. The hero was quite a loving and caring guy which made the reader root for.him
Oct 12, 2012 rated it did not like it
Definitely a romance with a bit of "steam". This was a quick, escape read. The story is set in a small Texas town with two people who have abandonment and trust issues, all centered on a five month old left on a doorstep with a claim of paternity.

I almost hate to admit I read this but for the sake of full disclosure I confess.
Nov 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Oh My! Morgan is definitely a Steele man that knows what he wants and when Plan A didn't work, he went to Plan B in order to secure the place for his perfect wife, Lena Spears in his life. His plan hit a few rough spots, however he refused to give up until he eventually won the heart of Lena's forever! This was a wonderful and very passionate love story!
Jul 23, 2014 rated it liked it
Even though the female lead character was a little slow on picking up vibes from the male lead there was still a nice flow. It showed that if you don't love yourself you can't let anybody else love you.
Nov 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Heart felt

This book sent me through a way of emotions. I wanted to beat the check out of the high class society group myself for causing trouble. But in the end, true love prevails.
Dec 27, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
It was a good read and I liked how it wrapped up. I must say that with all the talk of Lena's Gemini twin (let's take into affect that she's an only child), it had me thinking she had multiple personalities for a moment (and this is from a Gemini). All and all, it was a good read.
Author Ruby Binns-Cagney
Brenda Jackson intrigues you with her storytelling. Her influence is deep and wide, encompassing all that family means to you. The challenge with her books is morals versus consensus. Good if you like romance.
Apr 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good read!

I enjoyed this book and all the characters. It kept my attention from beginning to end! Can't wait to read the next book!
Helen Horace
Mar 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

As always Brenda did it again I was glad to see that she added over side women into this story. I love the way it ended.
Mar 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I truly enjoyed Lena and Morgans story. I onky wish the author would describe the characters features in greater detail.
Jan 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
real love .... Loved it
A. Jones
Apr 18, 2015 rated it liked it
Morgan and Lena did not disappoint.
Aug 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Loved Morgan and Lena together. Loved this story.
Mar 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: brenda-jackson
You got to love Morgan for doing WHATEVER IT TAKES to get that one special lady. I love it!
Jan 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Epitome of what a romance novel should be. Love Morgan and Lena's journey to the alter.
S. Spencer
They had how many babies?
Chevanne Brown
Apr 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
could not put this book down! i fell in love! love brenda jackson books
Mar 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
started slow but once I got into it I couldn't put it down and pulled an all nighter to finish it
Shiann michelle salazar
Oct 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: best-books-ever
i finished the book and it was really told you things about love that you would want to was sad,it had drama,and it was exciting to read.once you start reading it you can't stop.
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In 1994, Brenda Jackson’s first novel, Tonight and Forever, was released. Since then she has had more than 100 novels and novellas published (the first African-American author to accomplish such a feat) and has over 3 million books in print.

A native of Jacksonville, Florida, Brenda is the first African-American author to have a book published by Harlequin Desire and the first African-American rom

Other books in the series

Forged of Steele (1 - 10 of 12 books)
  • Solid Soul (Forged of Steele #1)
  • Night Heat (Forged of Steele #2)
  • Risky Pleasures (Forged of Steele #4)
  • Irresistible Forces (Forged of Steele, #5)
  • Quade's Babies (The Westmorelands, #14; Forged of Steele, #6)
  • Intimate Seduction (Forged of Steele #7)
  • Hidden Pleasures (Forged of Steele #8)
  • A Steele for Christmas (Forged of Steele #9)
  • Private Arrangements (Forged of Steele, #10)
  • Possessed by Passion (Forged of Steele, Book 11)