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(Tempting #2)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  1,281 ratings  ·  133 reviews
Hate: to dislike intensely or passionately; feel extreme aversion for or extreme hostility toward.

Scarlet Jennings, the preacher’s daughter who lived across the street, was a royal, uptight pain in my ass. When she looked at me, she saw a college quarterback asshole with rocks for brains, but she didn’t have a single word for what was happening between us.

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Published March 23rd 2016
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Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
Feb 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
******6 +++ STARS*******

I consider myself a fairly passionate reader. When I read something I genuinely adore I cannot help but feel it deep in my bones. I get this euphoric high; a rush I can't really put into words. It's what I search for. It's what keeps me reading. I'm looking for that book that I consider a golden ticket. A book where there is not a single thing I would change, not a line I would alter, not a character trait I would tweak. A book so blissful in it's entirety that I can get
Hannah ◇Reader in the Rough◇
"She hated me. And that did something strange to me, like I wanted to pick her apart to figure out exactly why, figure out exactly how to fix it."

Alex Lucian's Tempting was a knockout in chemistry between an angsty student and brewing teacher. It had a maturity that many NA romances lack.

Beguiling, while still a solid story, lacked the character background and relationship history that made me enraptured in the first book of the Tempting series.

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4.5 sweet and hot romance stars

just awww
first there's this angry, supressed passion bursting out....

then when the realisation's already too late to back down...from LOVE

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Leo Madsen and Scarlet Jennings were two people that have known each other for ages, they are neighbours and their familes are friendly and visiting. BUt Leo and Scarlett estranged from each other during the highschool, where Leo started to get popular as a jock/a quarterback and Scarlett was an u
Tink Magoo is bad at reviews

Parts of this were amusing and sexy, but I found the majority of it boring and I never quite felt that connection between the main characters.

Stylo Fantome
Mar 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
AH-mazing. Leo is the perfect man, in my humble opinion. Best NA I've read in a LONG time. Can't wait to read more from this author.
Nov 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: new-adult
I loved it! It’s an amazing enemies to lovers story and I enjoyed every minute I spent reading this book. Scarlet and Leo are neighbors, but they don’t really like each other. They are forced to ride together in Scarlet’s car all summer. They get to know each other better. They spend a lot of time together, more than just in Scarlet’s car, and they start to develop feelings for each other. Scarlet and Leo are wonderful characters and I loved them together. They are so hot! Scarlet pushed Leo awa ...more
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Dec 21, 2015 rated it liked it
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When I first read Tempting by Alex Lucian I was blown away. I simply loved it. Fresh and sexy as hell. Enjoyed Adele's story and her friend Leo was something else. So when I heard the next book was going to be Leo's story I definitely had to read it.

Leo was such a great, funny and sweet guy. I adored his patience and view on Scarlet. Even though he's had his share of women he's very different with her. He respected her background as a preacher's daughter and her sexual inexperience. He certainly
After reading and quite enjoying Tempting, I was very excited to dig into the second book of the series by Alex Lucian. But where as Tempting was a sexy and gritty joy ride with the right amount of forbidden and angst, this book was just a bland and cliché New adult tree trunk that the world could've done without.

Douchey jerkface who has slept with half the population suddenly gets the hots for the dull and inexperienced goody-two-shoes he hates for no apparent reason. Goody-two-shoes who has ne
Chiara Cilli
May 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Erotic Romance lovers, New Adult lovers
Shelves: best-of-2018
Sono letteralmente INNAMORATA della penna di questo autore‼ Sin dalle primissime righe ho capito che sarebbe stato arduo staccarmi dalle pagine di questo romanzo, e tanto è stato. La storia di Leo e Scarlet mi ha TOTALMENTE RAPITA, perché ha tutto ciò che vorrei trovare in un libro: passione irrefrenabile, gelosia, angoscia e molto altro!

  La mano di Leo si sollevò a coprire la mia, che stavo ancora tenendo premuta sulla sua bocca, e poi, con gli occhi nei miei, mi morse il palmo e un secondo do
Jo - *✽*•.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•*✽*
Beguiling is often used to describe something or someone who is captivating or seductive. This would be the perfect description of Scarlet, through Leo's eyes.

Leo and Scarlet grew up across the road from each other. They played together, went to school together and road bikes through their neighbourhood. One puberty hit, everything changed. Leo developed into a handsome young man and a talented quarterback. His popularity grew and there was no shortage of interest from females. Scarlet's path in
Jul 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Leo and Scarlet grew up as neighbors living across the street from each other. They were close friends up until high school and then remained as enemies until their mothers paired them together for the summer. Leo was clueless as to why Scarlet hated him so much. She harbored old feelings of resentment towards him because he was popular and attractive while she struggled with insecurities.

Scarlet is a preacher's daughter, but in title only. (There aren't any preachy or religious declarations th
Mar 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
You know that funny happy dance (mine’s more of an Elaine from Seinfeld sort of dance) that you do when you read a fantastic book?! Well, you should’ve seen me busting a move after Beguiling.

I devoured Alex Lucian’s first book Tempting within a day and was eagerly waiting for Beguiling to come out. Now let me just say that Beguiling is a completely different book. Sure it has a few scenes with Adele from Tempting but it can definitely be read as a standalone. It has more of a lighter tone then T
Christine (Shh Moms Reading)
the preacher's daughter and the sexy quarterback about to spend the summer together driving to school - I loved the push and pull and even more so, I loved how he didn't realize what was right in front of his nose the whole time. One drunken night leads him into wanting more while she still wants to keep him at arms length and he has his work cut out for him to try to win her over. I had a constant smile on my face and loved the fact that this was fun, sweet, sexy and no real drama. Yes I didn't ...more
Jul 31, 2016 rated it liked it
This was just good for me, albeit a little bit too sweet and predictable. After the forbidden, lusty and dark student teacher theme in the first book this seemed a bit tame and I struggled to maintain my interest at times. It wasn't bad actually, just I've read the reformed man-whore so many times now it's got a bit old.

Second in the series but stands alone.
Pick a Book
Dec 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
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4 stars

Just what I needed. After reading two heartbreaking books THIS was just what I've been looking for.
Romantic, not too much drama and fun.
I'm in love with Leo!
So good!

This is a new to me author and I went in blind. I was pleasantly surprised how hot and sweet it was. Super low on angst, just how I like it!!
Feb 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5 Truly beautiful, Sexy Stars

Wow, just finished this beauty and it was beyond fantastic!!!!! I was in total love with Scarlet and Leo and their story was so emotional, so sex, so stunningly beautiful, it was PERFECT!

Leo, OMG......he was everything that I had hoped he would be and yet so much more!!!!!!! Scarlet was a beauty inside and out and I loved the banter between the two of them, whether it was sexual, humorous or just downright serious! The sex between these two was HOT as BLAZES, I mean
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4.5 stars!

Omg, super liked Scarlet and Leo's story! I have to admit I'm a sucker for a hate to lovers book.

Scarlet is the preacher's daughter who lives across the street from college football QB, Leo. They were tight as kids and drifted apart in high school when Leo became part of the in crowd and she didn't.

I will say that the separation that ended up making her hate him for abandoning her was NEVER addressed and was the reason for the half star off.

I didn't understand why the author would lea
Feb 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Oh, Leo. You never stood a chance. Neither did you, Scarlet.

Friends since grade school, rich kid Leo and preacher's daughter Scarlet grew a little estranged when high school hit. largely because Leo behaved like a typical good looking, hormone-fueled teenage guy. Now the two are in college - he finishing up a football scholarship at a local Boston area school, and her embarking on vet school - and only mildly more mature.

It's difficult being a preacher's daughter, even if you aren't terribly res
Jamie Lynn
Dec 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I LOVE Alex Lucian’s writing. When he hit the scene with Tempting, I knew, *KNEW* that he was an author to keep an eye on. His second book Beguiling is no different. I absolutely loved it.
The writing, the characters, the storyline…impeccable.

Beguiling was just as intoxicating as Tempting was but on a lighter note. Where Tempting was more forbidden and a little bit darker, Beguiling was lighter, a little more comical with some fun, witty banter thrown in. (And who doesn’t love some witty bante
Laura McMillin
Dec 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Sweet and sexy!
The preacher's daughter and the star quarterback? A match made in heaven! =)
I absolutely loved this book! Scarlet and Leo's story is definitely one you don't want to miss out on!!
Scarlet Jennings is a preacher's daughter, always one to do the right thing, striving to do her best so she can ensure she makes her parents proud. When it is forced upon her to help out her neighbor with a ride to school everyday, who is she to say no? She knows that it will be a long summer to get throu
Feb 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely loved!

This is the 2nd book I've read by this author & I'm a fan. This Leo & Scarlett's story was well developed & the characters have known each other for a long time. She thought he was a man whore & he just thought she was a bitch. The fact that their parents houses are across the street from each other and they have to see each other on a regular basis during the summer had some very entertaining moments.

Leo, for the life of him, cannot figure out why Scarlett can'
Jan 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
alex Lucian knows how to create believable characters. Scarlet was nothing like a Adele, and yet, just as badass in her own "control freak" kind of way, and Leo owns my heart since book 1, so suffice to say, I loved him just as much. I was also surprised about how funny the story was, giving how serious Tempting got at times.
Overall, Fun, sexy story, and really cool writer. Definitely writing more of her books.
May 10, 2016 rated it it was ok
Como lectora que disfruta especialmente de este tipo de historias (del odio al amor, normalmente con muchas situaciones irónicas y sarcásticas que me arrancan una que otra risa), tengo que decir que me decepcionó esta lectura. Tanto potencial...
No es que sea malo, pero le falto algo para que fuera un poco más interesante.
Maria "Rosie" Poli
Feb 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Full review to follow.
Ana Oh
Jan 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So. Freaking. Sweet.

This is such a cute love story. The naughty parts are good, and I absolutely fell in love with Leo. A great read.
Sasha Brümmer
Aug 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this novel. Goodness, that's two for two, Alex.
Feb 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh Leo

Sweet Leo. I loved him in Tempting. Not your typical jock, with a spunky, sexy woman as a best friend. The build-up in this book was great. The sexy times were the perfect amount of detail. The love was stellar. Great book.
Sep 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beguiling and bewitching romance story

I thoroughly enjoyed the characters in this story, and the twists and turns as it developed. Provocative and engaging. Anyone who likes not romances will enjoy this book.
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