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Tempt Me

(Bodyguard Bad Boys #2)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  783 Ratings  ·  281 Reviews
Bodyguard Bad Boys… Sexy, hot and oh so protective!

Burned by an ex with a wandering eye, Austin Rhodes has sworn off women. His sole focus is his young daughter - and despite his good intentions, the little girl's live-in nanny. He hired Mia Atwood to care for his child but he finds himself lusting after her instead. Keeping his distance isn’t easy but he’s determined to
Kindle Edition, 148 pages
Published January 16th 2018 by CP Publishing
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I’m a HUGE fan of the single dad/nanny trope and Carly Phillips just did it RIGHT!

Single dad and bodyguard Austin Rhodes has been burned by love before and he has no intention of ever going through that again anytime soon. But that captivating and beautiful live-in nanny, Mia Atwood is BEYOND temptation at this point and he is struggling to keep himself in check. Mia is caring, selfless, and has a good heart. She loves what she does and she’s damn good at it, and of course, she cares for Austin
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Are you ready to get tempted with a hot new sexy contemporary romance by Carly Phillips? Honestly, I don’t think you will need much persuasion to read Philips latest release that centers on a sexy single father and the hot adorable nanny hired to help raise his sweet daughter. Since this book pretty much is a quick read, I won’t say much since it’s a very much straightforward story that was fast paced, sweet, and sexy. Tempt Me was a well-wr
April Symes
Carly Phillips has done it and done it good with her single dad/nanny trope latest. Austin Rhodes is a bodyguard for Alpha Security. He is divorced and has sole custody of his daughter. He has had a bitter breakup with his daughter’s mother /his ex and all he cares about now is taking care of his daughter. He doesn’t want to date or ever get married again or even have more children, that is how bad his last relationship burned him.
Mia Atwood is a sweet woman who is very good at her job. She has
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Rosalie’s Review

4.5 Stars

This is the second book in the Bodyguard Bad Boys series and I loved it! Austin Rhodes has been hurt and wants to just live his life, him andhis daughter. Hiring a nanny to help out this Bodyguard with basic care of his daughter while he works is top priority. No sexy women have to ever be involved in his life again…enter sexy nanny Mia Atwood.

Mia loves her job as Austin’s live in nanny, and having a hot boss to look at? Perks of the job. However, she knows Bailey is her
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Tempt Me by Carly Phillips is Book Two in the "Bodyguard Bad Boys" series. This is the story of Austin Rhodes and Mia Atwood.
Austin is part of the Alpha Security and a divorced single dad who has sworn off serious relationships after is bad experience he had. Austin is planning to stay focused on his daughter Bailey and his work.
Mia was raised in foster care and has a background in child development and is working for Austin to help care for Bailey.
Austin is finding that Mia is making it hard
***4 Stars***

I’m a total sucker for the whole single parent trope, or just when kids have a key role to play in the storyline because they truly bring so much to the table when learning about the characters. Then add in a little nanny/employer/employee twist to things, and it’s hard not to make grabby hands for a book, and lemme tell you, Carly Phillips came through with Tempt Me. It was all kinds of sweet, swoony, heart melting and smexy with just the right amount of drama and even a dose of
Isha Coleman
Dec 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
Amidst shady exes, dangerous pasts and seductive temptations, love blooms. Tempt Me never walks a straight line. Mia and Austin are a maze searching for a way out. Among the twists is a beautiful little girl, an unwanted attraction and the forces that can rip everything apart. Carly Phillips took a hard road to love, but the bruises to the heart deliver the ultimate payoff in the end. Tempt Me proves that sometimes the sweetest hello can be the hardest goodbye.
Book Lover
Jan 05, 2018 rated it liked it
Austin Rhodes is a bodyguard for Alpha Security. He is divorced with sole custody of his daughter, Bailey. He was burnt badly by his ex and has focused his attention on his daughter. He doesn’t want a relationship, marriage or more kids.

Mia Atwood has a child development degree with a minor in psychology. Growing up in foster care, she didn’t have the best childhood, but has made a choice to not look back and always see the positive. She has been working for Austin for three months, loves her j
Erin Lewis
Jan 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 star review Tempt Me (Bodyguard Bad Boys #2) by Carly Phillips

Where do I start? This is a single father/nanny story about Austin Rhodes, Mia Atwood and an adorable little girl names Bailey (whom I loved).

I love alpha males who are strong, sexy and protective, throw on a cute little girl who just about melts my heart and I knew I was in for one awesome read.

Both Austin and Mia have fought their attraction for each other, neither wanting cross the line. They share sizzling hot looks and on o
Crystal Viverette
Jan 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Austin and Mia's story is sexy and full of chemistry. This is a book you will not be able to put down. Carly Phillips has a unique talent . She can make you feel you are living the story with the character's. This five star read will not disappoint.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Jan 13, 2018 rated it liked it
***ARC Provided by the Author and Rock Star PR***

3.5 Stars

I enjoy the single dad/nanny trope. I think I like the appeal of a man who is willing to be the main caretaker of a child also being the kind of guy who is fully in touch with his feelings, or at least a little more than some men in the "real world" and, heck, this is the reason I read romance.

Austin and Mia were wonderful together and their chemistry was strong and believable. I loved that Austin allowed Mia's relationship with his daug
Jan 15, 2018 rated it really liked it

Swooooon!!! Carly Phillips inflamed my heart in TEMPT ME!

I was giddy with excitement to dig into this smolderingly sexy Bodyguard Bad Boys romance because I am a sucker for a heart-tugging single daddy tale! And since I have never read a book from Ms. Phillips involving children, I was curious to see how this author would spin this forbidden romance revolving around a devoted father who is disillusioned by love yet can’t resist the sweet temptation of his precious little
This is the second book in this series and can be read as a standalone without any problem. The previous couple from book one is mentioned and make a brief appearance in this book.

Austin Rhodes is a wonderful single father to his precocious 6-year-old daughter Bailey. He calls her Baily Button, so cute. I really loved his character. He is a good man, father and son. He is a bodyguard and his profession came in handy during a few issues that happened regarding both of their pasts. I won’t get int
Cali Jewel
Jan 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Emotionally thrilling, sexy sweet, action packed single dad burned by love falls for the nanny romantic adventure filled with passion and danger. How could I possibly resist.

Austin Rhodes is a gruff, sexy, strong alpha male protective type bodyguard that has been burned by love and is not looking to repeat the process. He just wants to live his life and raise his daughter as best he can until.... Enter the live in nanny Mia Atwood sexy, sweet and so caring she is excellent at her job and tempts
Christine Jalili
Dec 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What an amazing story. I went through so many emotions. I love how Mia fell for Austin and his daughter Bailey. She’s the nanny. Can he resist her? It’s so HOT when they had their first kiss. Can they do casual? The sex scenes are so hot and steamy. I love how strong she is in saying they can’t cross the line anymore. I stayed on edge, there’s issues with his ex wife plus Mia is being threatened. Can Austin protect her? I cried as something happens to her. Is she becoming important to Austin? Yo ...more
* A review copy was provided by the author for the Blog Tour *

~ 4 Nanny Stars ~

Tempt Me is the second book in Carly Phillips Bodyguard Series.

I thought this was an enjoyable read. I always look forward to reading the single dad/nanny stories that are out there. This one was no different. I have truly come to love Carly’s writing and the stories and characters she gives us readers.

This was a quick read and what I love the most about Carly’s books is that we get into the heart of the story right
Jan 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I just loved this book. Austin, Mia, and Bailey were so well written, it was hard not to fall in love with them. The plot had a good amount of suspense when it came to the things that were troubling Mia and Austin. And little Bailey Button was just the cutest little thing. I really enjoyed the connection between the characters. Austin and Mia’s connection to each other grew at a good rate that had me quickly turning the pages to see what happened next. The way both Austin and Mia reacted to Bail ...more
Shannon Ferguson
Dec 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was a good, sexy read. It drew me in from the start, and had the perfect amount of angst and drama to keep me drawn in. Mia and Austin heated up the pages in this fantastic read that I would definitely recommend!!
Sep 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. I love the single dad/nanny trope, so I was looking forward to this book in the series, and it did not disappoint.

Austin Rhodes is a bodyguard for a private security company. He's great at his job, but he's debating a change in his responsibilities. He doesn't want to be in the line of fire anymore, since he's a single dad to his 6-year-old daughter, Bailey. His ex-wife left them both, and he has no interest in any new romantic commitments. He's hired a great nanny f
Cheryl Graham Petit
Dec 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I expected a well-written bad boy single dad/nanny romance story, and Carly Phillips did not disappoint. Tempt Me is a hot and sexy read full of angst, suspense, danger, drama, twists, and a sizzling chemistry between the main characters that leap off the page. You can feel the sexual tension between them and you can't wait to see if anything will come of it.

I volunteered to review an advance reader copy of this book.
Heather andrews
Dec 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Austin is such a good man, he can admit when he needs his woman, “Mia, stay. Please. Bailey needs you.” He paused. “I need you,” he said, the words obviously not easy for him to admit out loud." Austin loves to plan special dates for him and his girl, “I thought we’d take a walk. It’s beautiful this time of year. And then I figured we’d come back here and eff like bunnies until the real world intrudes.” I loved this book, I fell in love with Austin.
Jessica Alcazar
I’ve read a ton of single dad/nanny books in my time for a few reasons, kids in romance are my jam and they always make for excellent feel good stories. Tempt Me was no exception :)
This story had a little bit of a lot but the romance was never overshadowed by any of it. You have mystery and intrigue with a dash of angst but most of all you get a swoon-worthy journey full of heart!

The dynamics between Bailey, Mia and Austin were truly relatable. The story put a smile on my face from the very begi
JoAnna G
Dec 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
I can start this by saying I absolutely loved this book. It was such a great read. I fell hard and fast for all of them. I am a huge fan of single dads. Then throw in the fact that he is a bodyguard. Holy hotness. Ms. Phillips did not disappoint with this book. There is Mia running away and Austin’s ex. There is drama, laughs, angst and sexual tension you can cut with a knife. It kept me enthralled and glued to my seat. I had been in a reading slump and this one just sucked me back in and I love ...more
Badass Bloggettes
Jan 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Tempt Me by Carly Phillips has so many elements that make me one-click a book as soon as I read the blurb. Single dad. Click. Hot member of a security team. Click. The heroine is a strong, character who needs protection. Click. A previous paramour burns the hero and turns him off relationships. Click. Employer-employee attraction. Click. A little suspense. Click. Tempt Me has all of these one-click triggers, and I can’t resist.

Tempt Me is the second book in the Bad Boy Bodyguard series abou
Sandy S
Jan 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date January 16, 2018

Bodyguard Bad Boys… Sexy, hot and oh so protective!

Burned by an ex with a wandering eye, Austin Rhodes has sworn off women. His sole focus is his young daughter - and despite his good intentions, the little girl's live-in nanny. He hired Mia Atwood to care for his child but he finds himself lusting after her instead. Keeping his distance isn’t easy but he’s determined to be a gentleman. Until Mia's past comes back to haunt her and she’s in
Lynn Reynolds
Jan 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: finished-reading
Rating: 4.5 Stars

Mia Atwood knows how to take good care of people. Austin Rhodes also takes care of people. Our author knows just the right combination in writing likeable/lovable characters. But she goes the extra mile when creating a character that has no redeeming qualities. If the person weren’t fictional I think my fist – no I mean (cough) foot – would have made a connection.

It’s all about building suspense and tension. The pace of the story was perfect – not too fast and not too slow, it w
Jan 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Tempt Me is book 2 in the Bodyguard Bad Boys series. I loved this book!! This is Austin Rhodes and Mia Atwood's story. Austin works for Alpha Security and Mia is the live in nanny for his daughter Bailey. Austin was severely burned by his ex-wife and isn't looking for anything. Mia lost both her parents at a young age, lived in foster care until she was went to college and is looking for her HEA. When the past comes up to bite them both, they turn to each other for comfort. As I said I loved thi ...more
Jan 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Can I just say I feel like one lucky woman :)
I had the pleasure of getting an ARC "Tempt Me".

Hopefully I articulate the awe-inspiring feeling this book portrays. The author
depicts two very different characters who are drawn to each other with such style that it was very hard not to fall in love with them.

Austin is fighting an attraction to his nanny who has a past that most employers would have veered away from but there is just something to be said about honesty. Mia loves Austin's daughter an
Chasing Away Reality
This was a sweet, sexy, fast-paced romance with a little suspense thrown in to keep me interested. I loved Austin and Mia as individuals and a pair. They had a level of trust and comfortableness with each other that you usually don't see among single dad/nanny combos. It was refreshing. I also adored how they both interacted with Bailey, Austin's daughter. Their relationships were so natural. And I appreciated how Austin allowed Mia and Bailey to love each other without trying to force a certain ...more
My Girlfriend's Couch Blog
Jan 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Can I stat with that cover!!! O.M.G. After reading Tempt Me, I have to tell you, it is PERFECT! You sometimes see covers and read the blurb and wonder if they will match up. That is my Austin Rhodes!!!

Okay, now that I got that out of the way… Here are my thoughts on Tempt Me. Full disclosure, I was not a fan of the first book in this series, Rock Me. Which, side note, is strange for me given that I have fully enjoyed Carly’s previous work. That being said, when I was picked to be on Carly Philli
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About Carly:
After a successful fifteen-year career with various New York publishing houses, and over 40 sexy contemporary romance novels published, N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips is now an Indie author who writes to her own expectations and that of her readers. She continues the tradition of hot men and strong women and plans to publish many more sizzling stories. Carl

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