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Tempted by Love

(The Steeles at Silver Island #1)

4.56  ·  Rating details ·  1,045 ratings  ·  288 reviews
Jack "Jock" Steele

Enjoy heart-meltingly beautiful and toe-curlingly sexy romance in Tempted by Love, an emotionally riveting story about a man who has lost it all and carries a torturous secret, a divorced single mother who has everything to lose, and the little girl who helps them heal. Fall in love on the sandy shores of Silver Island, home to coffee shops, boat races, m
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 325 pages
Published September 9th 2020 by World Literary Press
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Nadene  (Totally Addicted to Reading)
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.I had a wonderful time with this book from start to finish. Despite the few moments where the story dragged, I had a blast spending getting to know the main characters.

I have been waiting with bated breath for Daphne and Jock’s from the moment I picked up on their chemistry in Bayside Fantasies. It was at that moment I recognize that Jock suffered tragedy in the
Nadine Bookaholic
Tears upon tears, my eyes were like a broken faucet I cried so much. Heartbreakingly beautiful story!

I have been waiting for Daphne's story for a while now, I have watched all of her friends find their HEA's while she raises her daughter without the father anywhere to be seen and always wondered what her story was and when she would finally get her turn at happiness, well, thankfully her time has come.

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Jessica Alcazar

Melissa Foster makes me smile ... swoon ... happy ... just all the things!

I feel like I might just be repeating myself like a broken record when I review a book by Melissa Foster but holy balls kids, she is really just that good! I’m running out of good things to tell you about her word wizardry!

This time she wove an unforgettable tale of growth, redemption, moving forward, acceptance, love, and hope. To say this story is emotional would be an understatement, all the emotions! Every plot po
Sep 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
[I received a digital arc for an honest review]

Tempted by Love
is the start of a new series by Melissa Foster. Like of Melissa Fosters book sit can be read and enjoyed as a stand alone. However, if you have read any of the books in her Bayside Summer series than you'll recognize many of the characters in this book. Personally, I have been waiting what seems like forever for Jock and Daphne's book and it was as wonderful as I hoped. It's just a bonus that it's the start to a new series and knowin
Lynn Mullan
Jun 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was an excellent read. It's the start of a new series (Silver Island), another sub-series of the fab Love in Bloom series from Melissa Foster, that just keeps on giving.
This is the romance between troubled Jack 'Jock' Steele and Daphne Zablonski, who we met in the Bayside Summers series. Her daughter, Hadley, is too darn cute.
They both have difficult pasts to move on from (Jock's is more fraught due to death and family issues) but the angst just adds to the sweet story line. It all pla
Sep 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was from another level, LOVED everything about it & deserves more than a TOP 2020 MUST READ list, my REVIEW & TEASER on my Blog -> CLICK HERE
Sep 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

Tempted by Love by Melissa Foster is a beautifully written heartwarming read and I really enjoyed it.

The storyline is entertaining from start to end, the characters are likable, I enjoyed getting to know them and watching the relationship between Jock and Daphne unfold warmed my heart and I was left with a big smile on my face.


Tempted by Love is a great start to The Steeles at Silver Island series and I'm looking forward to reading more of this lovely series.

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Sandy S
Sep 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars—TEMPTED BY LOVE is the first instalment in Melissa Foster’s contemporary, adult THE STEELES OF SILVER ISLAND erotic , romance series- another spin off from the author’s LOVE IN BLOOM series. This is writer Jack ‘Jock’ Steele, and event planner/single mother Daphne Zablonski’s story line.

Told from dual third person perspectives (Jock and Daphne) TEMPTED BY LOVE follows the building romance and relationship between twenty six year old Event planner / singles mother Daphne Zablonski, and
Cathy Geha
Sep 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Tempted by Love by Melissa Foster
The Steeles at Silver Island #1

How marvelous to come into a new Melissa Foster series on the very first book! Learning about the island, the main characters of the family and finding out that there are plenty of Steele’s to make this a rich and plentiful group of stories is wonderful!

In book one we meet three people that will profoundly impact one another. Through their growing relationship they will find friendship, a way forward and a future together. Jock Ste
Sofia Lazaridou
Sep 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Tempted by Love is the first book in The Steeles at Silver Island series by Melissa Foster. It's a stand-alone, but like most of MF's books, it's connected not only to the feature books in the series but also from books from other series. Everything is explained thoroughly though, so don't worry about missing something.

The blurb says everything you need to know about Jock, Daphne, and their story. Oh, there is more, but these are the core things, like the fact that Jock has been hiding his past
Tpagirl Loves Romance
Tempted By Love was the first book in the Steele’s of Silver Island series by Melissa Foster. It was one of many within her interconnected Love in Bloom series.

Jack “Jock” Steele was a brooding recluse. We had met him previously in the Bayside Summer series and knew he had a tragic past, but we had no idea what that meant until now.

Daphne Zoblonski was a single mother to three year old Hadley. We had met them previously throughout the entire Bayside Summer series. Daphne worked at the resort bu
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)


Daphne is devastated that the man her toddler, Hadley, has taken such a liking to, cringes whenever Hadley focuses her attention on him. So it's really even more sad that Daphne's body reacts with such enthusiasm when near Jock. Oh well, not that she'd ever allow her body to make her decisions for her, not with a man who can't stand being near her baby girl.

Jock's been through something almost impossible to be
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ARC received from author for an honest review

If you have read my reviews, you will know that I have had my issues with the past couple of Melissa Foster books I have read. I won't lie, I was on the verge of probably giving up on reading them for a while.

However, with Tempted By Love, we are back to the Melissa Foster stories that I adore.

We have met Jack "Jock" Steele in earlier books (as you know, all her series interweave) however if you have not met him before, you won't feel lost.

The problem
Carly Wilson
Sep 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Tempted By Love is the brand new book by Melissa Foster, and it is the first book in the new Steele and Silver Island series. I was given a copy in exchange for an honest review, and as always, I honestly completely and utterly loved this story.

Ever since i was introduced to Jock and Daphne, I couldn’t wait for their romance, and this book did not disappoint. It was the perfect combination of everything I love in a compelling and addictive romance. It had a beautifully wounded hero whose hotness
Sharon Martin
Sep 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Theirs was such a beautiful story to be told, their love felt so right and so real that it really moved me, and still does. Jock is in a heartbreaking dilemma of needing to let go of the past demons to enjoy the feelings he is learning to have for Daphne. When something feels really right you throw caution to the wind and go further than you every thought you could, to do whatever it takes to make it happen and that's exactly what happens with Jock. Daphne, a devoted single mom, doesn't believe ...more
Jill M
Sep 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: hot-sexy-men
4.5 stars

At first there was a lot going on and a lot of characters to remember. Having not read all the interconnected books it was hard to keep track of all the side characters and who was who and who liked who.

I decided to concentrate on Jock and Daphne and Hadley and their wonderful story. It was an amazingly beautiful story filled with emotion and heart. It will definitely pull on the heart strings and give you all the feels.

I love Melissa’s writing style and way she weaves a story. This on
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Tempted by Love by Melissa Foster is the First book in The Steeles at Silver Island Series. This is the story of Daphne Zablonski and Jack 'Jock' Steele. Daphne is a single mother who has been burned by her ex, so love she doesn't think is in the cards for her going forward. Jock was devastated by the loss of the women he cared for along with their child. Now in their present day, Jock is still holding on to the pain of the past. Daphne and Jock start to find each other has something more than t ...more
Sep 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Kids know best

Jock and Daphne are two of my favourite Melissa couples and with cute little Hadley mixed in its perfect. These two have to battle demons in their pasts to allow them to be together. Hadley knew all along that Jock was the best and he just had to realise it himself for them to become a family. Such a perfect, swoon-fest of a romance book.
May 19, 2021 rated it liked it
Too sweet that I couldn't even reach half. ...more
Kari Hansen
Sep 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Jock has endured a tragic loss that continues to haunt him so even though he has built a new life for himself he is not really living until a single mother and her beautiful daughter come into his life. After the pain he endured he closed himself off to love or a relationship, but they manage to breach the walls he has placed against his heart despite his intentions to keep his distance.

Daphne may have made the wrong choice when it came to her daughter Hadley’s father, but she wouldn’t change a
Mary Mooney
Sep 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads, so here is my review.
Here is another couple to fall in love with from author Melissa Foster, she has a way of finding the broken-hearted people and bringing them the happily ever after they deserve.
Daphne is trying to rebuild her life for her daughter and herself after the divorce. She is not looking for another husband. Finding new friends is one thing but when she sees Jock, feelings begin to come alive.
Jock is trying t
Sep 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have been reading Melissa Foster romance books for a long, long time – years. I have always been a big fan of her stories. They have always been filled with emotions, love, family, and sizzling connections; but I have recently noticed a trend. Her romance stories are going deeper with bigger background stories that make you feel so much deeper and connect to the character on such a deeper level. In fact, the last couple of Melissa romance stories that I have read; I have cried during parts of ...more
Lynn Reynolds
Sep 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Rating: 4.5 Stars

The author has written a note to her readers to let them know that this is an emotional story. After I read that, I figured keeping tissues close at hand was warranted.

Daphne has a cutie pie that some day may be a heartbreaker but for right now she’s just a scene stealer – and hilarious without really trying. Jock may seem angry at the world but it could be something deeper than that. It was nice to see a relationship blossom as this couple gets to know each other. The author do
Aug 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Once again I am reminded of why I love to read romance. This book is absolutely fantastic! It’s sweet, heartwarming and emotional with a nice healthy side of sexy. It’s even silly and funny at times which I love. As with all of Melissa Foster’s books, family and friendships are at the very heart and soul of everything. I laughed, I cried, I swooned, as Jock and Daphne swept me up in their special story along with little Hadley too of course. I adored their journey to their HEA so very much!! It ...more
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
Overall 5 out of 5 stars
Performance 4 out of 5 stars
Story 5 out of 5 stars

friendship, chemistry, trust, respect

It was simply beautiful to watch as Jack (Jock), Daphne and Hadley all fall in love. For Hadley it was love at first sight. Jock had much to over come to allow love to consume him completely. He had a hard past that colored his perception of life, love, and children. Daphne had her life in order as she thought it was until it was not. That left her divorced and a mother to a newborn bab
Ana Paula
Sep 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book of the new series The Steeles at Silver Island, but if you are an avid Melissa Foster's reader as I am you already know Jock and Daphne from the Bayside series.

Jock has been through a great lost and very young decided to drop his writing career and work as a caregiver for Harvey. After Harvey's death he has the feeling of a big empty nest in his heart and decides to give himself sometime to recover. Living in the Bayside Resort is no trouble for him specially as he sees Da
Erin Lewis
Sep 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 Star review of Tempted By Love (The Steeles At Silver Island #1) by Melissa Foster

This is author Jack "Jock" Steele and single mum Daphne Zablonski’s story and what a beautifully written, heart warming story it was. I particularly enjoy, Ms.Foster’s style of writing and cannot wait to read more in this series and if Tempted by Love is anything to go by, Ms.Foster has another winning series on her hand.
Jock is a man shattered by his past, never having recovered form the loss of his partner and
Nicki Conroy
Sep 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Daphne has always been one of my favorite characters in other Melissa Foster books. She was always in the background. I knew that her story would grab me when it became available and Foster did not disappoint. Daphne is a single mom and has a great support system of friends. Yet, all single moms need more for themselves. And, finding that more is hard.

Jock was not a character I really cared much about the first time I met him. I do not know what made me feel that way but he was just a side chara
Sep 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: add-ama, t
3.5-4 stars.

In this first book in the series, we have Daphne and Jack; they are in really different places in their lives, yet there is a strong attraction between them. She’s a single mother, raising her little girl the best she can; and he’s a guy with sooo many emotions, he simply can’t let himself feel more.

I really liked Daphne and her little girl, Hadley (she was just too precious). They made a great team, even when it looked like everything was against her, Daphne kept going for her littl
Sep 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Oh my, this book took hold of my heart and I went on such a ride with Jock and Daphne. Both have been hurt by love in the past - and the crazy attraction these two have for each other at times adds to their pain, though no one's fault but the past.

Jock has PTSD from a past accident that causes him to retract from small children. The only problem is that the one woman who has made him feel anything in the past 10 years has a beautiful, joyful, and lovable baby girl causing him to keep his distanc
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