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I’m obsessed with a woman who’s nothing but trouble.

She’s feisty and tempting.
And she doesn’t let anything come in the way of her mission.
I’ve dealt with my fair share of rule-breakers.
So, Delilah isn’t what I need.
But I can’t stop dreaming about having her in my arms.
She might be hiding a secret.
A secret that could destroy me and burn the city to the ground.

There’
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Jayne
Sep 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I’ve said this before but I guess I’ll repeat myself yet again: anytime I see a book by Felicity Brandon I pick it up, knowing full well that I’m about to embark on an adventure, usually a dark one, but so much fun that I can’t deny myself the rather guilty pleasure. She never disappoints me, and she maintains her excellence in this book as well.

Tempted is another book in the Dark Necessities series. This time we meet Dalton, brother to Connor and son to Ethan and Lily. Unlike his father and bro
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Louise H  -  ⭐ Life in the Book Lane Reviews ⭐
Whilst you don't need to have read either of the previous trilogies to follow this story, there is some reference made to the events in those books and characters overlap. However this is the first of a three part story for Dalton and Delle (Delilah), so be aware that it ends on a cliffhanger.

Whilst not as overtly dark as some of the previous books, there was still some aspects of this story that pushed boundaries and blurred lines. Delilah is an incredibly feisty heroine, torn over her actions
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Brandy Roberts
Sep 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really wanted to like Tempted I just couldn't connect to the story and the characters , this would be the first book that I've read by the author and I would like to revisit this story in the future .
KittyLuvr
Sep 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Hands down, FAN-flipping-tastic!! I read this one (like ALL Ms Brandon's other Dark Necessities books) in ONE D*MN STRAIGHT READ! I could NOT put this one down. And the further into the story I got, the faster & faster I was compelled to read.
In my opinion, Ms Brandon is one of the few writers I view as more than a writer, I consider her to be a flat out wordsmith. A Crafter of the finest product, a diamond of the first water.
Why? Because no matter the story (from pitch black to gray to light)
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Anne Baker
Sep 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Little Firecracker


A magnificent read I simply had to finish in one sitting, up all night, but so so worth it! A gripping BDSM read full of criminal organisations, bent cops, love, fear, hate and so much more in Dalton and Delilah’s first book of their story in the Dark Necessities series. You would never believe that Dalton was Connor’s brother in this compelling absorbing tale of love and hate between this older, younger couple! A book I am going to highly recommend in ms Brandon’s amazing seri
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Rhonda
Sep 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Man, where do I start? I've read the other 2 trilogy's in this journey and they took me to places in my mind I didn't think I would ever go. Now we are getting the last brother's story. Dalton!!!!! He totally different from his father and his brother.................but is he really? That's the question that is lurking in the back of my mind. Delle is no weak and wimpy woman. She's strong, she's very mouthy and she's very, very stubborn. As this story starts to unfold, we learn more about each c ...more
JD
Sep 22, 2019 rated it liked it
This is the only full-length book of Ms. Brandon's I've ever read to the end. I failed to finish Taken and The Viking's Conquest since public humiliation, kidnapping, torture, rape, and murder aren't my kinks. Her shorter fiction for anthologies is much less harsh (Ladder 54: Five Firefighter Romances and Vikings), as is the occasional stray book (Taming Lady Lydia). Because the reviews indicated that Dalton wasn't the sociopath his brother is, I decided to try it. I'm glad I did. Below is what ...more
Jennifer Pierson
Sep 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thank goodness when I read Felicity Brandon's stories, especially this insane series, I know that I'm actually getting dark & twisty, instead of sissy characters with no substance. So, here we are, Dalton's Tale. He comes from quite the family tree, as he's brother to Connor, with his parents being Ethan & Lily, so he's got some psycho blood running through his veins, though I'm more partial to Dalton, since some that psycho is tempered with a tad bit of soft & good. So, I'm telling you the stra ...more
E Loprete
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
WOW!!! Felicity Brandon, once again has taken her readers into this world of intrigue and passion with Tempted the Dark Necessities - Dalton's Tale. So excited that Dalton, son of Ethan and Lilly finally has his own story. We witness a less harsh man unlike his brother Connor and father, but none the less he has his own ways of handling situations within the Syndicate. Dalton who is in charge of the clubs for the Syndicate and is only going through the motions, unsure of why he is feeling so out ...more
Anna
Sep 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ms. Brandon is one of the Queen of Dark Romances. She is an amazing writer and I love her books and have been especially taken with her Dark Necessities series. I was really excited to read Dalton’s story. He is not as dark as his brother and father, but he cannot be a part of the Syndicate without having some dirt on his hands. In this book, we met Delilah. We don’t know her story, but we know pretty quickly that she is not telling the truth. I did not like Delilah. Not at the beginning, anyway ...more
Terri Trawets
Sep 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the story of Dalton from the Dark Necessities Series. He is brother to Connor and the son of Ethan and Lily. Dalton is more laid-back than the other men in his family. But, do not let that fool you. He has a method of his own, that took me on an erotic journey that I will never forget.

A BDSM Club and a chance meeting with a headstrong, feisty Delilah, captures Dalton’s attention. He runs the clubs for the Syndicate and therefore must maintain certain decorum. When Delilah has difficult
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Lindarhc Robson
Sep 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dalton was the quieter of the two brothers. He saved Connor many a time but now it seems Dalton is in trouble himself. He goes to club Diablo for a quiet night but a woman at the front of the line starts to mouth off at him. After finding her name and that of her friend he makes her apologise and then gets them entrance. Once inside Polly wants to play but Delilah won’t let her. They get shown around and Delilah cause a scene in one of the rooms. Dalton decides he has to teach her a lesson. He g ...more
Lindarhc Robson
Sep 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dalton was the quieter of the two brothers. He saved Connor many a time but now it seems Dalton is in trouble himself. He goes to club Diablo for a quiet night but a woman at the front of the line starts to mouth off at him. After finding her name and that of her friend he makes her apologise and then gets them entrance. Once inside Polly wants to play but Delilah won’t let her. They get shown around and Delilah cause a scene in one of the rooms. Dalton decides he has to teach her a lesson. He g ...more
Mom2three
Sep 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
OMG! This is a fabulous read. I devoured the words and wished for more. I'm always amazed by Felicity Brandon's way with words. Her stories come alive, wrap themselves around me, and hold my attention even after I've finished reading them. This one is slightly less dark than some of the other books in this amazing group of books, but it's not a fluffy romance. It's a captivating read that will grab your attention and not let go. I loved the heat level and the sense of danger and suspense in this ...more
Hanan
Sep 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Time for Dalton’s story to be told.
He’s the more quieter less harsh of the Reilly men.
Dalton isn’t the psycho his dad was.
Or the obsessed stalker like his brother.
But he is still intense and determined.
Dalton is also pure alpha and dominant in nature and personality.
Delilah is a loud brash type of woman.
I didn’t like the way she came off when Ms. Brandon introduces her to the reader.
I absolutely love feisty sassy heroines.
But for me she was more abrasive and aggressive.
As the author reveals more
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Saskia
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
After Conner and Ethan’s story we finally get to know more about Dalton. In some ays he is like his father and brother, but he is not as dark.

Dalton’s nickname for Delilah is very well chosen. She is a little firecracker. That is what makes their interactions a lot of fun. There are very well matched.

I really enjoyed reading about Delilah first steps into the world of BDSM. There were so many conflicting feelings and emotions. She feels like she shouldn’t like this at al, but then she does and
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Carolyn
Sep 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ms Brandon has done it again! We’ve had Connor and Molly’s story. Then Ethan and Lily’s. Now it’s time for Dalton. He has the same gift/curse thing that his father and grandfather had but seems to be missing the psycho gene. Dalton meets a fiery red head named Delilah waiting in line to get into one of his BDSM Clubs. She causes a big scene later and ends up getting a personal lesson in BDSM from Dalton. Sparks fly between these two but Delilah is hiding a big secret that could be deadly for eac ...more
Coral
Sep 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Alright for the first half of the book I could NOT stand Delilah at all! Her character was just rude and uneducated about bdsm. Now normally I wouldn’t care that a character had no knowledge on this subject but Delilah claimed she did and then went on to assume that no one would submit willingly to that world. Honestly I almost couldn’t read this book because of her. About 60% of the way through she starts to like what Dalton has taught her about it and starts acting nicer as well. Because of th ...more
Lisa Roberts
Sep 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed Daltons story it was very interesting he has the patience of a saint when dealing with Deliah who is a tornado of emotion and speaks her mind and he knows exactly how to get her to where he needs her to be and push those boundaries.
I found Dalton very calm so different from Ethan and Connor and very passive and extremly passionate and being with Delilah has opened up his mind I can't wait to see what he's gonna do and with Connor on his way back that got me excited I can't wai
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Christy Kremsreiter
Sep 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Amazing that is what Felicity Brandon’s books are. This series of books just seems to go on and that’s good cause you don’t want it to stop. This one started about the youngest brother Dalton who thankfully is nothing like his father so far. Although he enjoys the benefits of BDSM and running a club that deals in it at least his girls get to live.

Dalton seems to fall hard for the spitfire Delle and tries to save her from her former life with some bad men. I just hope it all works out in the end.
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Suzy
Sep 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am in awe of Felicity Brandon’s creativity in the Dark Necessities storylines. I absolutely love Tempted the latest spinoff from the series. Her main characters Dalton and Delilah were such a wonderful couple to read about. Their fiery passion for each other was impossible to resist, they were drawn to one another. It was hard to stop reading this book once I started it. The difficulties they had to overcome to be together kept me intrigued and sitting on the edge of my seat to find out what w ...more
Rosalie Belle
Oct 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
In Tempted, we meet Dalton, Connor's brother, a much softer man in the family. Don't get me wrong, he still knew how to tickle mine (and obviously Delilah's) fancy, but it was nicer to see there was a lighter side in the family.
Delilah plays off the innocent, which confused Dalton from the beginning. Why, if everything shocks her, was she in his BDSM club? And her red headed spirit ends in getting a lesson from him in the language of BDSM, whether she wanted it or not.
This book has a little
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Linda
Sep 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I cannot get enough of the Dark Necessities novels, and Dalton's has started with such intensity. I'm already in love with Dalton! No matter his proclivities, he is a romantic, caring, loving man. I cannot wait to find out more! Delle has been a challenge, but a challenge Dalton is so ready for! Loved this "but Delilah wasn't a love-sick fool, and this wasn't a paperback novel." !!!!! This got me too... "Well, I guess you're not going to be doing much thinking for the next couple of hours then." ...more
Mary S.
Sep 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ok I gotta say that I was warn that Dalton story was not going to be as dark as Connor and Ethan story was but I was hoping for just a little bit of it. The story was still good you still get that bdsm on this one but it did not grab me as much as Ethan did I think he became my favorite of the Reilly guys. And Delilah I don't know if she will be one that I will like I like her sass but I think she had to much of it lol!. But I'm still sticking with the series and see what will happen next to Dal ...more
Gail Lacroix
Sep 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The dark world of the Syndicate brings its share of mistrust and when the feisty red head falls into Daltons world he knows she is not telling the whole truth. He's going to teach her the rules of BDSM and find out what it is she really is after.When Delilah makes her entrance into Daltons world she is there for a purpose to gain information on the Syndicate and inform Jacob.She has no choice but to do what he says he owns her,but can she keep up her charade and not break cover.
Love the Dark Nec
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Gaynor Jones
Sep 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Stunning!

Dalton and Delilah's story is full of intense chemistry, heat and sex, lies, manipulations, betrayal and more. Each has secrets that have formed them into the people they are, but they have secrets that they hide from themselves as well as others.
Their journey has started and will include delving into a world of BDSM, chemistry, unexpected feelings and their own demons. But there is a price to pay for everything.
Intense, dark, gripping, emotional and compelling. This is a must read! Mor
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Lisa Pellizzi
Sep 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It’s over already?

I’m so involved in Dalton & Delilah and all of a sudden it ended. I really got into these two people. It wasn’t like I was reading a book, I felt like I was with them. Dalton is one hell of a sexy man. At first I wasn’t crazy about Delilah. She was a snot nosed bitch. Then she finally realized what a man she had and he was going to protect her. Now another person in the syndicate. (Spoiler). I want the next book now! I’m going to crazy waiting. Loved,loved, loved Tempted. Great
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Gaynor Jones
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Stunning!

Dalton and Delilah's story is full of intense chemistry, heat and sex, lies, manipulations, betrayal and more. Each has secrets that have formed them into the people they are, but they have secrets that they hide from themselves as well as others.
Their journey has started and will include delving into a world of BDSM, chemistry, unexpected feelings and their own demons. But there is a price to pay for everything.
Intense, dark, gripping, emotional and compelling. This is a must read! Mor
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Jackie Moore
Sep 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a good start to Daltons story. He isn't quite like his brother or his dad. That is for sure. But he does have plenty of things similar as well. And he has instant attraction to Delilah. Even tho she comes off as a antagonistic person and is very uneducated about the BDSM lifestyle.

My favorite part is probably when Dalton takes Delilah over his lap for the first time and she starts seeing a bit more of the lifestyle. And she also gets a bit of an attitude adjustment.
Amy
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh good lord was this so worth waiting for. Dalton needed his own story and I really enjoyed him finding it with Delilah. There is something about his patient wait while doing the Syndicates work, babysitting Connor, watching over the clubs that makes his story compelling and sensual and perfect. I really hope that there is one for Saul and cannot wait for more with the brothers.

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