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(Hotel Temptation #3)

3.70  ·  Rating details ·  70 ratings  ·  56 reviews
Buttons are made to be undone

One wicked touch at a time…

Self-made businesswoman Lucinda Graves is determined to add a tropical hotel to her company’s empire. Devastatingly handsome owner Jason Kaoki is willing to negotiate—but only if Lucinda rises to the challenges he sets! Lucinda passes every test, but as each dare grows hotter and wilder than the last, will she be able
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 165 pages
Published March 1st 2019 by Harlequin Dare (first published February 18th 2019)
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Valerity (Val)
Jan 27, 2019 rated it really liked it

This is the first book I’ve read by this author and a change of pace with a hot & sexy romance. I enjoyed it a lot and time flew by much too quickly when I read it. I’ll be checking out more by this writer for sure. The male character in this book was patterned after Jason Momoa and that’s all you picture after the start in that part, very steamy. Lucinda Graves is the London-based businesswoman who has traveled 40 hours to Jason Kaoki’s unnamed island in the Pacific to try to get him
I've started to read the Dare books. I have read a few now. I love reading about a fictional hotel business, it adds such a glamorous atmosphere. I really enjoyed reading about these strong characters, both wanting success in their own way. Lucinda Graves seemed to have done her homework and gathered all her information before upon meeting with Jason Kaoki. Lucinda represents an international hotel business, she wanted to build at the resort where Jason lived on a private island. It was true tha ...more
Frankie (Chicks, Rogues and Scandals)
I can’t believe that it has taken me this long to read a Mills and Boon Dare book, but better late then never, right? This is a great introduction to this whole new series of books and a whole new-to-me author.

Even though this is apart of the Dare range from Mills and Boon, it is also book three in the Hotel Temptations series, which very easily can be read as a stand-a-lone. There are mentions of character’s that I believe are apart of the series, but I saw them more as backing story about Jas
Bookgasms Book Blog
Feb 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ratula
I am so addicted to Caitlin Crews stories and have loved the Hotel Temptation series immensely! This novel was so powerfully sexy and I could not stop reading!

When Lucinda Graves makes it her mission to convince millionaire Jason Kaoki to turn his undeveloped private island into an elite luxury resort, she had no idea the amount of combustible chemistry that would erupt between them.  But when the connection to Jason forces Lucinda to reevaluate her own long term wants and desires, she realizes
Favourite Quote:
“You don’t look for the point in surfing, you just surf. The point finds you when you’re ready.” (Jason)

Lucinda Graves shows up at Jason’s island, determined to succeed where five men before her have failed—convincing Jason to let her develop an exclusive resort at the island. Jason is on the island in an effort to prove to himself that he’s nothing like the man who sired him—a selfish hedonist who chased everything in a skirt—but when prim and proper Lucinda shows up, he can’t r
Shell Cunliffe
Mar 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Oh my was this book hot, especially the beach scene, wow the sexual chemistry was off the page. One thing that bugged me was why make the heroine feisty who was in control of her life, she knew what she wanted and how to get it, for her then bow down to the hero, for me this didn't make much sense.

But apart from that this was a well written book, which took you to this wonderful island and a gorgeous hero, and let me just say any book written by Caitlin Crews is definitely worth reading.
Ruthie Taylor
Feb 19, 2019 rated it really liked it

~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

This is the third book in the series - and whilst you don't have to have read the others, I would recommend you do, as they will go a long way to explain Jason's attitude! They are really good reads too, and I am writing my review assuming you do know the back story.

Jason was left a remote island with an empty, decrepit hotel on it, unlike his three half siblings ... but he finds himself hiding out on the island after h
Cathy Geha
Mar 01, 2019 rated it it was ok
Untamed by Caitlin Crews
Hotel Temptation #3

I like this author’s books...I really do...but...this one was not my favorite. I wanted more...more depth to the characters, more backstory for both Jason and Lucinda, more to make me see the connection between the two, a way to believe Jason would make the decision he did about the island he owns, more responsibility in discussion of developing a pristine island, more...just more. The writing was well done but I had trouble believing the story could ha
Renée Dahlia
Apr 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I do love a prickly heroine who knows her own strengths and isn't afraid to use her body and brain to get what she wants. And she gets everything she wants and more.

The hero thinks he can push her around and he soon realises that she's a lot more than he's used to. Of course, he's intrigued.

I really enjoyed how the heroine never had to back down from her position or give up anything she'd fought hard for in order to win her business case. And she gets love too. Perfect.
Maria Rose
Untamed by Caitlin Crews is the third story in her Hotel Temptation series. It’s about a set of half-siblings who share the same father, a man they never knew who bequeathed them each property in his will. This time it’s Hawaiian born Jason Kaoki and his private Pacific island that are too much for property developer Lucinda Graves to resist.

Lucinda is determined to be ‘the one’ – the one who can convince reclusive former football star and owner of this beautiful tropical island she’s just arriv
Kim Vanravenswaay
Lucinda needs to be in control of her life. She needs to be in control of the direction that it's taking. Jason makes her question everything. It's easy to imagine him as an island god.
The setting of this book sounds beautiful and very relaxing. I would not mind visiting the island.
Heather andrews
Dec 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Lucinda has no problem challenging her man, “are we surfing?” she asked, with a lilt in her voice that he knew was yet another challenge. “Or are we just going to stare?” Jason just loves to egg his woman on, “is bait a fancy British word for eff, Scotland?” I liked this book, I loved Jason.
Amina Ibrahim
Dec 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Untamed by Caitlin Crews is a delightful romance full of sexual tension. It is a very detailed book. The whole novel shows the events of one day except for some memories. Two point of views made it better to understand the characters, especially since there was more monologue than dialogue. Character development was incredible. At first both Jason and Lucinda look like opposites, but as their personalities unravel, they are more alike than I thought. Both trying to fit in the world in a manner s ...more
Liz Donatelli
Mar 06, 2019 rated it did not like it
Review published on All About Romance...
Lauren loves llamas
I’ve had a hit or miss time with categories, but this blurb sounded so good and I’ve heard great things about the new Dare line, I just had to try it out. And while it wasn’t precisely my cup of tea, I did enjoy it. This is the third in a series, but I read it as a standalone without any issues.

Lucinda has clawed her way to the top of the hotel business through pure tenacity and strength. The latest target in her sights? Jason Kaoki, heir to a small Pacific island, who’s already sent a handful o
Donna Repsher
May 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Untamed by Caitlin Crews is the third novel in her Hotel Temptation series, a series I've been following from the outset, and this one is my favorite so far. The fact that the male lead in this novel, Jason Kaoki, might as well be the twin of handsome actor, Jason Momoa, certainly helped, from his Hawaiian heritage, to his looks, his tattoos, to his devil-may-care attitude. I can't argue with Ms. Crews' choice, but in this novel, although I would have preferred that it be a longer read, she adde ...more
I've enjoyed reading a few books from Harlequin's Dare line, and was delighted to find this one on NetGalley and receive an ARC in exchange for an honest review. While I haven't read anything else by Caitlin Crews, I found it worked well as a standalone novel. I'm guessing the earlier stories are about the hero's half-siblings, and that's great, but reading them wasn't necessary to enjoy this book.

As the three stars indicate, I liked this book. I liked it, but something held me back from loving
Marsha Spohn
Reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf

UNTAMED is a sexy, steamy romance between two extremely stubborn, determined people. Jason simply wants to be left alone on his tropical island refuge – just goes to prove that money can’t buy everything, like isolation. Lucinda is equally determined to crash his solitude, swoop in and grab the gold coin that the others, all men, have been denied – Jason’s island as the location to an exclusive hotel.

Neither expected the explosive heat between them. And neither will
Feb 27, 2019 rated it it was ok
This book had a lot of potential. I liked the idea of a laid back island guy who has no plans to develop the land. When a parade of men are sent to try and get him to sell and develop the land he refuses until Lucinda comes to try. She is buttoned up, wearing a black suit, and her hair slicked back into a bun. All that buttoned up persona provides is a flame to Jason. He wants to push her to lighten up, while also giving up. He doesn't expect her to meet his every dare. They light up the heat in ...more
Feb 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Viper Spaulding
Feb 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hang on for this untamed romance!

Lucinda is not above using every weapon in her arsenal, especially when the target is as deliciously sexy as Jason. Jason has been running off suits intent on developing his island for quite some time, but she's the first one that looks like she might be worth entertaining ... for a while, at least. Mutual attraction soon explodes in passion, and that's when everything goes wildly beyond expectations.

Jason and Lucinda are both knocked off kilter by the intense in
Jane Hunt

Sizzling hot from the start and I don’t just mean the weather. Lucinda finds that doing business on a remote Pacific Island has a completely different set of rules.

Lucinda and Jason are successful and rich, both have known physical and emotional hardship and it has left its scars. Relationships have not featured in either of their lives to date. Both players, they embark on a series of sensual games. They both want to win, but neither expect the prize to be so life-changing.

This is an intense st
Connie N.
#3 in the Hotel Temptation romance series

Thanks to NetGalley for a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I actually had no expectations about this book since I chose it at random when browsing through NetGalley's offerings. And it turned out to be a very pleasant surprise! I loved the exotic setting of a deserted island, with the rich scenery of blue ocean, blue skies, and bright sun. Lucinda's discomfort with this lush location put her at an initial disadvantage, but soon we s
Dec 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Lucinda Graves is a woman on a mission. And, she will do anything to get what she wants. Lucinda’s mission is to convince Jason Kaoki to agree on opening a resort on the private island he inherited from his estranged father.

Lucinda and Jason’s business meeting is anything but formal. In fact, it eventually leads to the bedroom and becomes a one night affair that changes both of their lives.

This is one steamy book set on a tropical private island in the Pacific Ocean. Both characters are incred
Debbie Caswell
Feb 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A great edition to the hotel temptation series and it can be read as a stand alone even though previous characters are mentioned throughout

Lucinda Graves works for a hotel chain and it is her job to get Jason Kaoki a millionaire to allow her chain to build an exclusive hotel on his private island even though every one else has failed with him. Yes it would make him even richer but how much wealth do you really need. When the combustible chemistry between them ignites she will have to rethink wha
Kristina Birch
Mar 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Untamed will keep you warm from the first page!
The third book in Caitlin Crews’s Hotel Temptation series, Untamed is set on a private Pacific island and is the story of hard-edged Lucinda, a hotelier, and playboy Hawaiian football star, Jason. Both Lucinda and Jason are determined to win at any cost but end up losing their carefully crafted personas within hours of meeting and their hearts within a day.
I’m not a huge fan of insta love but Crews’s approach here felt a bit more realistic and cer
Feb 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star-reads
What if the heat between the two characters isn’t a slow burn, it is a fiery inferno that surrounds them and takes their breath away? What if you are so put together, you become your true self once you stop being what you think you need to be. What if you become everything you swore, you’d never be, by trying to hard to be what you think you need to be

What If….. you stopped overthinking, overacting, and let your self be free to be the you in your soul, the one that makes you happy. And what if,
Sofia Lazaridou
Mar 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Untamed is a short story that belongs to the Hotel Temptation series. If it weren't for the epilogue, I would have said that the book had no ties to another, but as it turns out it's book 3 in the series. Untamed develivered everything I am expecting from a short book. The characters fell quickly for each other, there wasn't much room for character development, but our couple had chemistry and I was amused by the way their relationship was working out. Due to the books nature, I didn't have high ...more
Bette Hansen
Mar 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Quick, fun, and sexy! Very intriguing characters with Lucinda Graves being the focused businesswoman wanting to develop the private island currently owned by Jason Kaoki. A beautiful high end resort would have people flocking to the island. Jason inherited the island from an absent father and has intention of developing it. Who is he to argue when Lucinda proclaims she plans to change his mind. He'll listen to her pitch but she has to play by his rules!

Nice relaxing read and one I definitely rec
Karen Roma
Feb 02, 2019 rated it liked it
3 1/2 Star Review.....

Untamed is a quick, hot and sexy read that definitely gets the blood pressure rising and ensures the need for a nice cool drink too! I’m sorry that I have somehow missed the first two books in the series, but this story stood well on its own and certainly kept the readers interest from start to finish. I’ll be looking for more of this series and also checking out Caitlin Crews backlist.
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Caitlin Crews discovered her first romance novel at the age of twelve, in a bargain bin at the local five and dime. It involved swashbuckling pirates, grand adventures, a heroine with rustling skirts and a mind of her own, and a seriously mouthwatering and masterful hero. The book (the title of which remains lost in the mists of time) made a serious impression. Caitlin was immediately smitten with ...more

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