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Cassie Miller is broke. Her parents cut off all funding when she dropped out of medical school, and graduate school is expensive. A full-time nanny job at the Wellington estate is the answer to her problems, except working for beautiful, successful Brook Wellington wasn't in the job description.
Brook has always had a head for business. Born into a global shipping empire, s
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Paperback, 240 pages
Published January 1st 2020 by Bold Strokes Books
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Lex Kent
This was a sweet and enjoyable romance. I mentioned before how I’ve been sick almost all of 2020. I’m finally 95% back to normal but when I was sick I could hardly read. Unfortunately, that means I’m pretty far behind in my ARC reading/reviewing so I had the opportunity to read many reviews about this book before I ever read it. I noticed that the early reviews started out strong, but then they turned into a bit of a mix with many people not caring for or flat out disliking the main character Ca ...more
Diane Wallace
Jan 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
'ARC provided by both NetGalley and The Publisher in exchange for a honest review'

**'I always knew that a good writer is one who keeps what others throw out and then I realized that a good writer is also one who throws out what others keep..'

Compelling read!
With all the overwhelming and glowing interpretations that other readers have posted about this remarkably well written story, I will only add to theirs with just a brief viewpoint. Because everything that has been stated is all that I most d
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Corporate Slave
Dec 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a book about Emotions! This isn't just a romance! It's a brilliant mix of family, love and sacrifice! While the blurb is not something new, the way the author handled this was very different!

The part that I enjoyed the most was the incredible characters that the author introduced us to! Every single character had a part to play in this incredible read! The family dynamics from both ends made so much sense and you could easily relate to. The beauty of this read is that it tackles so many
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Kara
Jan 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Temptation” should be subtitled “Do You Love or Do You Hate Cassie?” Fair warning: I adored Cassie!!!

Many reviewers were critical of MC Cassie flirting and having a date with other women while she was swooning over her employer, MC Brook. IMO, until there was even any discussion of a possible relationship between the MCs, there was nothing wrong at all with her flirting, or even having a relationship with someone else.

As it was, Cassie doesn’t think she has any chance with her beautiful and su
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Alexis
I'd rather have Brook as my nanny.

The plot. Medical school drop out and broke college student Cassie Miller gets hired as the live in nanny to none other than Brook Wellington, COO and Daenerys Targaryen lookalike.

The characters. I can't put my finger on why I didn't really care for Cassie despite the story being told from her POV. She came off as rather bland for lack of a better word. Brook was a more complex character but even though she was called an Ice Queen, I don't consider her one. She
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Jude in the Stars
Dec 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
With a title such as Temptation, I would have been disappointed if there hadn’t been a couple of steamy scenes. No worries, Kris Bryant totally delivered, steam and more.

After reading The Traveling Triple-C Incorporeal Circus by Alanna McFall, I needed something much lighter. The good news is, so did Kris Bryant. As she explains in the foreword, “After writing about a mass shooting, a person struggling with anxiety, and a survivor of a plane crash, I decided to write something flirty and fun”. M
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Agirlcandream
Cassie Miller has disappointed her parents by dropping out of medical school to pursue a career she prefers so they have cut off all financial support. She’s 24 years old, broke and in need of a part time job while she goes to grad school.. A chance for free room and board and a nanny job caring for the son of Brook Wellington seems like a perfect fit. Too bad she can’t stop crushing on her new boss and her adorable kid.

Cassie is a piece of work. She’s young, has her whole life ahead of her and
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Gaby LezReviewBooks
Jan 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Cassie Miller’s parents cut off all funding when she dropped out of medical school so she takes a nanny job for millionaire businesswoman Brook Wellington. But when both women discover their mutual attraction, it gets harder not to give in to temptation…

In her acknowledgments, the author says that after writing some pretty heavy books she decided to write something more playful. And she delivered. As in really, really playful. At first sight, this novel follows the cliche of boss-nanny romance b
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Joc
I couldn’t escape the feeling that this felt like SwanQueen fanfic which, for me, is not a bad thing. Twenty-four year old Cassie Miller lands a job as the live-in nanny to six year old Noah. Noah is the son of Brook Wellington, heir to an international shipping company. He’s sweet and smart and Cassie finds it easy to relate to him from the outset. Brook, though, is beautiful, cold and always in control.

I don’t mind stories with children in them, especially children who sleep like the dead in t
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Carrie
Dec 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book has a great first line. I was hooked from the start.

Cassie decided to go against her parent's wishes and drop out of medical school. They decided to cut her off. In need of money to fund her graduate studies, she takes on work watching children. Brooke runs her affluent family's business while her CEO father makes deals hobnobbing on the green. She is in need of a full time nanny for her son.

I really liked both of these characters. Cassie had a lot of chutzpah, likely inherited from h
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Tiffany Green
Dec 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Did you ever read a book by an author and think... "This book is so good, there is no way this can be topped... No way this author can write an even better book".... I'm not sure there are many authors that can keep topping their last book time after time but Kris Bryant sure can.

Temptation has easily become my favorite book of Bryant's (I swear I think that every time a new one comes out). This story is about Brook Wellington... rich, successful, older, ice queen... Brook Wellington and Cassie
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Loek Krancher
Jan 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it!

Brook is all business, a no-nonsense woman, successful and very private. For her, Noah is her top priority but she also runs the family business. She can’t be in two places at once. So Brook needs help and she needs stability for Noah. Due to unpleasant circumstances, Cassie's life has become all about finishing college and work. One day she gets a job offer as a nanny. A well-paid job with benefits. Falling for her boss was not in her plans. But the more they spend time together, the h
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Luce
5 stars for Temptation by Kris Bryant

Cassie Miller needs a job. After a year in medical school, she dropped out after realizing being a Doctor wasn’t for her. She decided to go to graduate school for her masters in Environmental Sciences followed by her Ph.D. Unfortunately, her parents, both M.D.s have cut her funding completely when she dropped out of Med School. No car, no stipend, no tuition, and no contact with Cassie. At the moment she is living with her grandmother Nana and driving her old
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Corrie
Temptation was a fairly angst-free and sweet romance. According to some reviews, there were quite some Cassie haters, but I didn’t find her all that bad. She is young, yes (a 24 year-old is practically a puppy in my eyes) and she let her eyes roam over all the pretty women surrounding her (who wouldn’t?), but I found her actually pretty mature for her age. And she was very good with the children. Besides, she can’t help growing up in an affluent household. Being cut off from the gravy train woul ...more
Betty
Kris Bryant has created something very special with her novel Temptation. She has written a beautiful romance filled with emotion. This story made me cry, and that doesn’t happen very often.

This is a tale of contradictions. The main characters are so different that it’s hard to see how they could end up together. There is an age gap. Brooke is fourteen years older than Cassie. There is a financial gap with Cassie a struggling college student while Brooke is the COO of her family’s multi-million-
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Rosi
Jan 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
This has been a sweet, hot romance where a girl, Cassie, who has to work as a sitter to pay for her studies ends up working as a full-time nanny for a woman who has a six-year-old son. Said woman, Brook, is a total ice queen, through and through, haughty and unaprochable, or thats is what Cassie thinks. As Cassie, through the interaction with Brook's son, Noah, gradually gets into the world of this little family and build liaisons between them. Then, because of the close coexistence and some thi ...more
Heinerway
Oh yes, just what I needed now. A warm and fuzzy story. Wonderful!
Farah
Jan 06, 2020 rated it did not like it
Addition- 13th January
Yes, I am still a proud Cassie hater. To those who like/love/can relate to her, when I read your thoughts on Cassie, I don't feel at all to continue my voodoo online course, make voodoo dolls of you and perform lobotamy on your dolls, why? Because I respect you. I work with many early 2Os, they are among my best teachers, role models and I hate seeing them being represented in such way. I love you ladies, and I am not going to let a character like Cassie gets between us. U
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Anja
Dec 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing


That's all I can say! Finally (after quite an awesome book drought) a wonderfully written story with amazing characters. Experience them yourself, I loved every bit of the story!
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Les Rêveur
All my favourite tropes in one book... I knew right away this was going to be a great book, I just wasn't prepared for how wonderful it actually was.

Check out the full review below:

https://lesreveur.com/2020/01/02/temp...
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Paradise Lost
Jan 09, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: f-f
I'm just going to say it, I hate Cassie! I guess that about sums it up. ...more
Tere
Feb 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Cassie Miller is a struggling student after her parents stopped supporting her when she quit medicine school and started her masters in environmental science. She turned into babysitting, and suddenly finds herself hired as the nanny for Brook Wellington’s son, Noah. Brook is the CEO of the family’s multimillion dollar business and a divorced parent. Oh, and fourteen years older than Cassie. Can the relationship exist despite these common tropes?

So I enjoyed this one a lot. Starting with the na
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JulesGP
Jan 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
The subject of Temptation by all appearances should be a gateway to naughty happenings. Mega bucks businesswoman Brook Ellington dabbles in afterhours fun with her son’s very attractive nanny, Cassie Miller, who seems to effortlessly draw every woman’s eyes, including that of her boss’s. Understandably, there’s a lot of steamy scenes and longing looks but given that there’s a 14 year age gap, an employee/employer dynamic, and a well-off girl/millionaire girl rift, there’s also plenty of angst in ...more
Stephanie
Jan 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed this. I tend to like Bryant as an author. So, I wasn't surprised! It is a sweet age gap romance with a cute kid thrown in for good measure. Lots happen in this book, but it's not too angsty. The sex tho...

I received an ARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
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Karen
Jan 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
I am a big Kris Bryant fan! I also like age gap romances and rich girl/poor girl romances. Temptation has all of those things, but there is a small twist on the latter. Cassie grew up in an upper middle class family but was cut off from her parents when she decided to drop out of med school and pursue a graduate degree in an area her parents didn't approve of. Brook is the rich older woman in this one. She is under 40 but still much older Cassie. Since this one is told from the viewpoint of Cass ...more
F.
Feb 04, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My dog died yesterday. This is not part of the book or the review - it’s just a note of caution to not go by my review if you were ever in danger of doing so....

This is my nth KB novel. Beautiful first person writing. Fully realised characters. Build up to x% and then sex, with a side of sex, sex for desert and an after dinner/ sex mint of angst.

It was just what I wanted. Nothing much happens. It’s well written. There’s a sort of ice queen. A definite age gap (*sigh. Must we?) and a boss - empl
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Best Lesfic Reviews
Dec 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Cute nannies and hot bosses seem to really fire authors’ imaginations for romance with various degrees of success. This one totally kills it giving us the whole aww-shucks wash of romance that kept us smiling long after finishing the book.

Read the full review @ https://bestlesficreviews.blogspot.co...
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Elske
Feb 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this romance. As I’ve come to expect from Bryant it was well written. It also had a lighter feeling than her last few books. In her foreword Bryant mentioned that as her intention and I think she succeeded very wel in her aim. I loved all three main characters, Brook, Cassie and Noah, Brook’s son. Though this was a bit of instant love, I still felt there was a nice build up of the relationship between Brook and Cassie. There was virtually no angst, which I appreciate. I recommen ...more
CLo
Feb 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
I really enjoy most of Kris Bryant's books, so when this became available and I noticed it, I jumped on the chance to read it. This is an age gap book with the a 14 year difference and while I usually avoid these types of books I really enjoyed it. Brook's character was written very well and she didn't come off as someone almost 40. I know, I know, what does that mean...I can't explain it. Anyway, Brook, COO of a large corporation, and Cassie, struggling grad student, meet at a soccer game. Broo ...more
Pam Holzner
Jan 17, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
Pretty good. I'd give this maybe a 3.8 and rounded up.

I quite enjoyed the story until our heroines started having sex and then it was just too man scenes and I had to start skipping ahead. Your mileage will vary.

I held of on starting this because I remember folks here being critical of Cassie's behavior. I'm not completely sure what that was about since she seemed pretty mature to me.

I could guess (view spoiler)
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Multi-award winning author Kris Bryant was born in Tacoma, WA but has lived all over the world and now considers Kansas City her home. She received her B.A. in English from the University of Missouri and spends a lot of her time buried in books. She enjoys hiking, photography, spending time with her family, and her dog, Molly (who gets more attentio
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