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 ...more
★★★★! 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.
A reimagining of Jane Eyre it was not, although there are enough elements included to reference JE....more
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.
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 ...more
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 ...more
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
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 ...more
Ok.....so 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 ...more
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 ...more
“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 ...more
If you're a fan of not just inter ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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’ ...more
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. ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
Thank you for the ACR, Celia and keep up writing!
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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