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Tempting Eden

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  302 ratings  ·  108 reviews
A modern re-telling of Jane Eyre that will leave you breathless...

Jack England
Eden Rochester is a force. A whirlwind of intensity and thinly-veiled passion. Over the past few years, I’ve worked hard to avoid my passions, to lock them up so they can’t harm me—or anyone else—again. But Eden Rochester ignites every emotion I have. Every glance from her sharp eyes and each tea
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Published September 29th 2016
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

★★★★! Tempting Eden (stand-alone). Boss meets her new hot assistant & is tempted by him in this urban tale inspired by a classic!

“She stopped moving and stared at my cock. Her eyes grew wide.
“Oh my god, you’re gorgeous.”

Tempting Eden (stand-alone) opens up to successful real estate agent Eden Rochester learning she has yet a new assistant, this one a male. Recent MBA graduate Jack England has come a long way since troubled upbringing and is happy for the opportunity.

May 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
A reimagining of Jane Eyre it was not, although there are enough elements included to reference JE.

What I loved was Celia's acknowledgements, especially to Mr Aaron whom she describes as "half black, half Korean and a whole lot of sexy." *Swoon*

Jack England (really, though?) and Eden Rochester, our MCs, were polar opposites in some ways, yet similar in more. Jack, a mixed race, ex-con, from the wrong side of town; Eden, an upper-class Southern belle who was also a single mother of one.

Theirs wa
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Type: Standalone
POV: First Person - Dual

Eden Rochester was a high flying real estate powerhouse. She was a notoriously demanding boss, going through her PA like its going out of style. But her latest one brought something different that could change the game.

Jack England had a late start in life. Coming from a bad upbringing, he worked hard to change the course of his future. But having fantasy of bending his boss over the desk wouldn't help secure hid job es
Jul 05, 2016 rated it really liked it

Eden Rochester is an ambitious real estate broker from a reputable southern family. Even though she was raised with privilege and unlimited opportunity, it didn’t prevent her from making some bad choices. Until now, Eden was willing to make sacrifices to meet her end goal but she didn’t anticipate the addition of a certain someone in her life.

“I think you’ll find me perfectly capable.” He wasn’t flustered in the least, his steady confidence like a calm body of water.”

Jacquarius “Jack” Eng
Kay (❦ ᴗ ❦ ✿) BooksandMe

I usually don’t know what I’m reading until I started down on the words and got so engrossed on the pages. But this book somehow, I have to know. The title was intriguing enough and those blue eyes looking at me just makes me want to stare right back at him. Those eyes, so hot. They got to me.

I’m actually more familiar of a dark skinned man and a fair-skinned woman’s story rather than the opposite. What fascinates me most is the contrasting color when the skin is together. Dark brown against cre

Sep 14, 2016 rated it really liked it

actual rating 3.75 "things do not change, we change" stars

Ms. Eden Rochester and Jack England.

Two completely different people, considering their upbringing, backgrounds and yet they couldn't be more soul alike...beneath it all,

She is a hard driven, ambitious real estate broker, he is her assistant.

It s a forbidden relationship yet it couldn't be more right, impulsive, passionate and somewhat desperate of need and hungry for affection.

She's not what she represents, she's got a "bitch mode" armour
Oct 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Can i give 4 stars because i think Jack England is a really hot hero? (So ok, it may have something to do with my thing about dark-skinned guys.....mmmmm)

Review to come. I read this because
(1) I have loved many of Celia Aaron's books, they've yet to disappoint me, especially the Acquisition series.
(2) She usually features non-lame heroines, in other words, her heroines usually have titanium backbones - which i like in a book heroine.
(3) This one features a coloured hero - however, imh
Sybil aka Lala
Sep 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I wasn’t going to read this book. When I saw “modern retelling of Jane Eyre” I had many a flashback of being forced to watch the BBC mini-series by my sister about a million times. I could probably recite every word in my sleep. I didn’t even find the book all that enjoyable (I’m more of a Hawthorne girl myself). As a whole, “the classics” didn’t become interesting to me until about the 1900s when Baum took a girl on a whirlwind journey, Orwell raised a revolution and Ayn Rand started (what woul ...more
Carlene Inspired
ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.

I am going to be honest, I had no desire to read Tempting Eden...and not because of that absolutely gorgeous man on the cover (you're ridiculous if that was your issue). Jane Eyre was never my favorite book. *gasp* I know! So nothing about it appealed to me, other than the man (can we just talk about the man?) and of course, that Celia Aaron was the author. She never leads me astray, so when she made a post about readers not interested in it because
Oct 10, 2016 rated it really liked it

“You think this conversation is between a boss and her subordinate?”

Tempting Eden is a modern re-telling of thé Jane Eyre story in reversed roles.

Jacquarius “Jack” England, 25, biracial with uncanny blue eyes. A summa cum laude graduate in Finance and assistant to realtor Eden Rochester. Jack has been in the foster system his whole life and grew up in the bad part of town. He is an ex-con who gotten a second change on making a good life and redeeming himself in the process and is very grate
Aug 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
I love interracial romance so I was extremely excited to get my hands on this book. I must say I was not disappointed at all. I wasn't surprised by this since I've never been disappointed by one of this author's books, she always writes stories that I quite enjoy. I loved the dynamics of Jack and Eden's relationship, watching them fall for each other and overcoming everything in their path. What I loved the most was watching to grow both as a unit and separately.

If you're a fan of not just inter
Mina Love
Oct 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing

As you all may know, I have been a fan of Celia Aaron's a little over a year. She has written books ranging from the slight paranormal/romantic to the dark and romantic. Celia is an author who is not ready to be put in a box, nor should we as readers, even try to. Celia surprised me with this new read, TEMPTING EDEN, because she touched on a subject that has forever been an issue, but she touched on the subject so elegantly and with respect to the r
Stacey Broadbent
Aug 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Tempting Eden is one of my favourite Celia Aaron books. Eden is this strong, stubborn woman who has clawed her way to the top. She is intelligent and has a sharp tongue, with a tendency to push people away.
Jack, her new assistant, has worked hard to become the man he is today, pushing his past behind him. He has a sharp mind and actually seems to know what he's doing, unlike so many of her other assistants.
Long hours at work allow them to get to know each other even more and they find themselves
Paula  Phillips
Nov 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Tempting Eden by Celia Aaron captured my attention for a couple of reasons. Reason #1 - was that it was written by one of my automatic must-read authors. Reason #2 - The fact that it was a classic rendition type story, as I love all those modern-day renditions of original books and lastly - Reason #3. Tempting Eden is loosely based on Jane Eyre which happens to be one of my all-time favorites in my Classics list. In this book, we have a gender-reversal as our Rochester is Ms. Eden Rochester and ...more
Ivy Deluca
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Jane Eyre remix: You know when you adore a classic, and then you hear a remix? You hope that it’s different enough that it complements the original and doesn’t feel like nails on a chalkboard. As we may have seen this summer, some folks cannot handle when you do a gender twist on an old classic - hey female Ghostbusters, how y’all doing? ;) - but I’m here to say that Tempting Eden has successfully done so and left me with a new-to-me author’
Sep 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing

Celia Aaron is a Goddess!

I don’t think I need to write more in my review.

Oh okay then. It’s clearly not enough.

Those who know me, know that I am a great fan of Celia Aaron. I am like a little girl in front of the window to the bakery, whenever she releases a new book, and I just got to read her books. It’s not because I’m not critical of her writing ( this I’m telling myself in a very grave voice) I just seem to love everything she produces.


I read Tempting Eden on my couch one Sunday afternoon.
Dana ~ The Dirty Smut'atter
Aug 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, 2016
4.0 Stars|4.5 Heat Level

This was my first experience with a Celia Aaron book and I really like her writing style and the dual POV’s is a favorite of mine. This book is a standalone that I could easily see spinning into side stories if Ceilia got interest from readers.

This is a story of two people that have allowed their past to become secrets that keep them backed into a corner.

“Secrets, secrets, everything around here is all secrets. Seems to me everything would be better if there were no secre
Maggie Schuler
Sep 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
Jack and Eden are the epitome of juxtaposed characterization from the get go. Jack is level headed and even keel, while Eden is hot headed, fiery, and demanding. As their story unfolds it becomes apparent that their tango was more intentional and guided, rather than random and chance driven.

Celia Aaron's Tempting Eden tackles several difficult themes with extreme prose brilliance. She unfolds the difficulties of being born biracial, foster care, falling in the eyes of the wealthy, sexual orient
Aug 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
First let me start by saying Jane Eyre is my favorite book and when I found out Celia Aaron was writing a retelling of the classic I screamed with excitement. I enjoyed the characters role reversal with Eden Rochester and Jack England and while there wasn't a crazy wife locked in an attic there were plenty of secrets that each kept hidden. I took my time reading and really enjoyed how everything played out, especially the steamy sex scenes. (And just so you know, I now want my own Jack England) ...more
Miranda Hillers
Sep 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
What can I say. The stories by Celia are always beautiful. The characters, the setting, the writing... the list goes on. In Tempting Eden we learn that two opposite persons attracks. Eden is a strong woman, a litttle bitchy and Jack is...well Jack is Jack. A handsome guy and he's is very nice. They work together and the attractions to each other grows more and more. But they have different backgrounds and secrets. Can all that make them happy?
Thank you for the ACR, Celia and keep up writing!
Beauté De Livres  (Vivian Freeman)
Celia Aaron’s latest novel, Tempting Eden is the perfect combination of deep, complex and profound creativity. Pushing herself and her story outside the box, Celia Aaron effortlessly combines romance and race. Reaching deep, Aaron brings to life a story of two different people and diligently expresses the individual experiences and choices of both these characters. Tempting Eden convincingly blurs the lines of fiction and reality, taking the harsh truths people face and healing them with passion ...more
5 stars!

I absolutely loved this book! The characters had depth and the story was well written. Brava Ms. Aaron on another fabulous read!
Catherine Bibby (Rochelle's Reviews)
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.

Having read many of Celia Aaron books and seeing the dark and delicious man on the cover of Tempting Eden, I decided it was time to pull up a chair and meet the new muscled hero, Jack England. Celia always manages to have me indulging in her steamy fantasies whether her heroes are wearing cleats and swinging a bat, charming a jury and commanding a court room, or wearing a suit and assisting a tyrannical female boss. Celia takes readers to a gru
The Saucy Owl
Sep 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Eden is the modern day Mr Rochester and performs perfectly as "byronic" heroine when she first meets Jack. He stays cool and composed, as though nothing affects him, but it soon becomes apparent that Eden affects him in the best way. 

I loved the way Jack's character was portrayed, he lets everything Eden throws at him just roll straight off him. He's brilliant at his job and one of the few assistants that can handle Eden. At first I thought Eden was just down to be rude to everyone, even Jack, b
Sep 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Eden Rochester is a no nonsense, business woman with a spine of steel. She wants results and she wants them now. Her new assistant, Jack is tempting in many ways. He is a late bloomer, as in a college degree and life. But what they both know is that they want each other. Can Eden keep her past hidden from Jack? Can Jack get Eden to open up and be honest with him?

This a quick story, but oh so engrossing. I felt like Eden and Jack could be people I know. That I had a little snippet into their live
Mila Grayson
Sep 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
When I saw the cover reveal and read the blurb for Tempting Eden by Celia Aaron, I knew I had to read it. I received a copy of the book and immediately jumped in. There were a few things that I liked right off the bat and drew me to this book. I loved that the lead male was black, I loved that the lead female was in a position of power, or seemingly so, and I loved that it took place in the world of real estate – my real-world job is in commercial real estate. I’ve been a long-time fan of Celia’ ...more
Sep 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Tempting Eden by Celia Aaron is an erotic romance inspired by one of my favorite novels, Jane Eyre. It has the characters you love, but switched. Different and the same all at once. If you are a fan of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, you will enjoy the references laced throughout, and if you have never read Bronte in your life, this is still a passionate story of what passion, drive and love can cause you to do and what it takes to see the path that has been in front of you all along, but have bee ...more
Barbara Jaros
Sep 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Fabulous! I fell in love with Jack and Eden. They are so beautifully human. So perfectly flawed. You'll want to slap some sense into both of them and then jump up and down cheering them on!
Al *the semi serial series skipper*
Not what i expected.
Rock Chick
Sep 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
"A modern re-telling of Jane Eyre that will leave you breathless..."

The book did leave me breathless for many reasons.

I loved the role reversal: for once, the dominant figure in the book was a woman! And a powerful woman at that!

Eden Rochester is a successful real estate agent. She is confident, capable, demanding and not easy work with.

She demands a lot from her assistances and so far non of them met the requirements.

Until Jack England ….

Jack comes from a different background than Eden.

He gre
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