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Tempting Tim

(Billingsley #4)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  192 ratings  ·  117 reviews
I never wanted the limelight. The only thing I wanted was Conley Logan.

When words failed to express my feelings for Conley, I relied on music instead. But our love song ended before it even began, before I'd even told her how I truly felt. As a result, I watched Conley leave hand-in-hand with my bandmate instead of me.

Not wanting the fight that would break up the band, I
Paperback, First, 274 pages
Published June 13th 2020 by Honey Bee Publishing, LLC
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May 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was the first book in the series I've read and as soon I as read the last word - I went and bought the other three books in the series.

Small-town, Friends-to-Lovers = YES PLEASE!!!

This book had all the feels and the sexual tension between these two was through the roof! Conley is a strong heroine who's just trying to find her way and as her blinders from the past start to fall, she begins to see that the relationship she thought she had was all a lie and that the guy she should have fallen
Jun 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book 4 in the Billingsley series and the first that I have read from this series and author. I really enjoyed this friends to lovers romance. Tim and Conley have been friends forever but after a huge falling out, they went their separate ways. Fast forward to years later and Conley is back in town. Will they be able to get back to how they were when they were school? Can it move into something more than friendship? Great read and I can’t wait to read more from this author.
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Tempting Tim (Billingsley #4) by 
Melissa Ellen

5 STARS ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Tempting Tim is the fourth book in the Billingsley series by author Melissa Ellen. It is written in dual POV, and it tells the story of Tim and Conley.

This book was AMAZING.

I read all of Melissa Ellens's book, from the very first one, and she just keeps growing and becomes better and better.

Billingsley series is one of my favorites. Although I prefer in general dark romance and dirty, Melissa's books are a breath of fresh air, sweet and
Rhonda Ziglar
Jun 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 SEXY TIM STARS!! Wow, I loved this book....I could not put it down. Best 2 hours of my day. Tim and Conley have been friends forever and these two will take you on a journey. Their journey will give you all the feels with sexiness throughout. Looking for a quick read to escape life...here you go.
Vanessa (nessreads)
Jun 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

This was my first read by Melissa Ellen and it was fantastic! Being introduced to this amazing group of friends just makes me want to go and read their books that much more. And it goes without saying that Tim and Conley were exceptional—I loved them.

Tim and Conley have known each other since they were 15. Tim has always had a crush on her and when he finally gets the courage to tell her how he feels his bandmate swoops right in. So instead of telling Conley and not wanting to break up
Jun 17, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, music
When I read the book description of ‘Tempting Tim’ I knew this was a book I’d love to read. Even though this book is a part of a series, and I haven’t read anything by this author before, this book was supposed to read as a standalone so I dived right in.

‘Tempting Tim’ was right from the start an easy to read book that I got lost in right away. Somehow, I just didn’t need time to get into this story at all. Sure, the two main characters took some time to get to know. But it felt easy and I loved
Erin Lewis
Jun 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
4 star Review of Tempting Tim (Billingsley #4) by Melissa Ellen

Recently I have found myself gravitating to small town romances, add in that this is a friends to lovers story and it was a win/win for me. Melissa Ellen is a new to me author and I am surprised I have not come across her before.

This is Conley and Tim’s story and it was an entertaining love story about regrets, getting a second chance and taking a leap of faith. Although the fourth book in the series, I had no trouble reading it. How
Tania's Book Blog
Jun 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Tim and Conley had a secret crush on each other since they were 15 years old but they never told each other. He sat back and watched his friend sweep her off her feet. Fast forward 16 years and she returns and Tim realizes he still has feelings for her and her feelings for him are still there. There were so many things and Tim tried really hard to not fall for her. Conley didn’t know what to think anymore and she was tired of putting off what she wanted for others. His friends were rooting for h ...more
Books Wine and Besties
Conley and Tim. Two best friends that never admitted their feeling and drifted apart as Conley went for his band mate. Years later, these two reconnect back where they started.

“I’ve been in love with you since I was fifteen, Conley Logan. And I promise you that will never change.”

This was my first book from this author. I really enjoyed this small town romance. It was a super quick and fun read. I actually couldn’t put the book down. Got sucked in to the small town drama and I love good small to
K.A. Lightle
Jun 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This happens to be the first book I've read in this series along with the author.

I couldn't help but to get drawn in by the small town story and well the characters them self.

It's hard to put into words what this story is beyond the book blurb because really you want to read this one and well along as the others from this series. It can be read as a stand alone but for the other characters than our main two it's nice to have a bit of background too.

I can say I'm hooked and wanting more lol
Jun 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020-read, 2020-arc
Tempting Tim had everything! Small town, friends to lovers, rock star romance and it was a great read. Tim and Conley were once close friends and after a falling out and many years Conley finds herself back in her hometown and back in Tim's life. I enjoyed reading about these two and them learning to not be scared to go after what you want in life! ...more
Jun 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020
A great friends to lovers story! Conley and Tim are both awesome, and although I wished they hadn’t allowed an idiot to come between them for years, I’m glad I got to experience them finally coming together!
Aug 24, 2021 rated it liked it
Of the whole series I have to say this is the best one I read. It was still a bit anticlimactic but it was good read non the less.
Jaimie Whorley
Jun 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Is there anything hotter than a handsome romantic? Yep! A handsome romantic rockstar who writes loves songs about his high school crush!

Tim has always been in love with Conley. It’s what made him walk away from the band. He couldn’t stand watching her with his band mate any longer.

Twenty years later and Conley’s back home in Billingsley but she doesn’t bring Bobby with her. Tim agrees to give Conley a job at his bar. After all he let her go a long time ago. He’s not in love with her anymore. F
Jun 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020-books-read
This is an ARC review. All opinions are solely my own.

Tempting Tim by Melissa Ellen is book 4 of the Billingsley series. This book can be read as a stand alone but there is some character cross over. It should not detract from the story of this book.

Tim and Conley have been friends since they were children. Conley returns to their hometown and their chemistry grows. There are a few bumps in the road, some from outsiders and some from each other. But I think what is evident is that they had the f
Mariam Mohsen
Aug 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars... This was pretty awesome and full of love... Really enjoyed it
Jun 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Title: Tempting Tim
Author: Melissa Ellen
Genre: Small Town Romance
My Rating: 4 second chance at love Stars!
Swooning Level: So much angst, so little time!

”Nothing will ever be as easy as you and me.”

Stuck in a relationship where she’s been forced to put her dreams on hold, Conley Logan picks up and moves back home to start afresh. There, in her small Texas hometown, Conley is comforted with the dreams & love she had left behind years ago. Tim was her high school crush and the one person she has n
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)

Conley's back in town for unnamed reasons, and she needs a job. Thank God her friends sneakily set her up with a bartending job. Or maybe not, considering the owner of the bar is her former best friend, Tim, who seems to despise her now. Oops.

It seems Tim had long held feelings for his friend, but when Bobby swooped in, he stepped back and not only let him have the girl, but their band, too. Now Conley's back in town, without Bobby, and Tim's having a hard time controlling those still there feel
Jun 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tempting Tim is the first book from this author I have read but definitely not my last book from her. Whilst this is the fourth book, you can definitely read this book without reading the other ones

Conley has always counted on someone for everything. However she come crawling home realising her life isn’t perfect like she wanted it to be.

Back into the life of Tim

Tim is sweet, he wanted only one thing and gave up his band and the girl to smooth things over. So when Conley walks back in and makes
Kristen Lewendon
Jun 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Second chances are my Kryptonite. When done right, they leave me weak in the knees and absolutely breathless. And even though both of our leading couple made me badly want to smack some sense into their thick skulls, this was a second chance romance done very right. Tim is everything my best book boyfriend fantasies are made of. He has all that sweet southern-boy charm paired with a heart that’s just too big for his body. (That’s not even counting that he’s a bartender/owner and one-time rock st ...more
Amy Stephens
Jun 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Melissa Ellen, where have you been hiding?

More than anything I love discovering authors that I instantly connect with, where I know after just a couple of pages, that their writing and story is exactly the kind I enjoy reading. This is the case with Melissa Ellen. I love friends to lovers romance with the small town feel to it and Tempting Tim was exactly this. What a great story with lots of feels!

Prior to reading Tempting Tim, I had to no idea this was book four, so I've gone back to start at
Kelly  DeMarco
Jun 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Revelations of the heart and mind
Tempting Tim (Billingsley Series Book 4) by Melissa Ellen is a wonderfully well written book with tons of feels and plenty of heat. The characters are awesome and this author’s writing is a style I really enjoy. In fact, after this book, I am intrigued to read her other books in the series and all the others as well.
The plot of Tempting Tim is as engaging and captivating as the characters themselves. Conley and Tim have history and as these two get to know one an
Jun 16, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A slow burn romance with emotion:
Tim has loved Conley from the sidelines for years but has tried to move on with his life. When Conley moves back to their hometown and starts working in his bar, it gets exceedingly more difficult for each of them to keep denying their feelings. However he has a strict no fraternizing policy and it takes a while for these two to be honest with each other. I enjoyed seeing Conley finally take ownership of her feelings and future.
I liked all of the camaraderie and
Jennifer Pierson
Tim and Conley have known each other since they were 15 years old, and he's pretty much harbored a secret crush on her this whole time, but since he can't get the courage up to tell her, one of his bandmates gets her instead. So, he doesn't tell her, instead keeping the peace by suffering in silence, and moves on. Conley has finally figured out that she's lost herself somewhere, and now it's time for her to take control of her life. She also figures out that Tim should have been her person so lo ...more
Laura ~ Not Now I'm Reading
Jun 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is my first time reading author Melissa Ellen - and it will definitely not be my last.

I truly enjoyed how the story immediately drew me in and immersed me in this small Texas town. The characters were compelling and I felt the heartbreak, hope, anger, confusion, and happiness felt by both Tim and Conley.

I liked how they both had to finally realize that in order to embrace their future they had to first let go of the past.

Bobby was a douche canoe. But, I DO want to know what his agent said t
Linda 🖤 LB Book Blog
Jun 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Tempting Tim is the first book I’ve read by Melissa Ellen. I loved her writing. The story was so good. Former best friends that lost touch. Of course there are more circumstances around that.

These two were best friends from high school. Tim harbored the biggest crush on Conley. But they never so much as hooked up. Now many years later, she’s back in their small Texas town of Billingsley.

From Tim’s cold shoulder to her ex still bothering her, Conley was having a rough start when she moved back h
Jun 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
I wasn’t sure what to expect with this story especially as it is my first read from Melissa Ellen, however I really did enjoy this read. I found myself lost in this gook and Tim/Conley were entertaining characters.

For a first read I found myself loving Tim so much. Conley took longer to realise the depth of her feelings and that Tim was the person she should have been with all that time. They are stubborn characters and no lie I was so frustrated at times but that frustration honestly just kept
Edna Hill
Jun 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this one. This book is the 4th in this series and I can only imagine what the other 3 books are like if this one was this good. There is Conley, who was the hometown girl that left to go on the road with her then boyfriend Bobby who is the lead singer in a band. After many years Conley moves back home and runs into old friends from school and the "one" who is the owner of the local bar, Tim. This book had everything: lost loves, secrets, stalking ex-boyfriend who can't take that the rela ...more
Cyndie Tomkins
Jun 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow. This book was awesome!! It is the 1st book I have read from this author, and definitely not the last, I have already bought the first 3 books in this series and can't wait to read them.
Although this is the 4th book, I was able to follow the book and not feel lost.
Tim and Conley were both great and the depth of their emotions were real and I found myself routing for them to open their hearts and bring down their walls. Like in real life, communication is a very important aspect in any relat
Jun 15, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, hidden-gems
Sweet Second Chance Romance

Tim and Conley had been friends since they were15 and neither of them let their true feelings known. About the time that he was finally going to let Conley know how he felt Tim's band mate moved in on her and they hit the road.

Now Conley is back to their small town working in Tim's bar. Will this now be the time for these two? This was a sweet romance that gave me all the feels.
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Melissa Ellen is an indie author of contemporary romance. She writes modern day couples that give you all the feels. A lover of both the big city and small towns, her stories are set in both. A Reason To Stay, book one of the Blackwood Series, was her debut novel.

She grew up as a bookworm, reading anything and everything and still tries to read at least a book a week. She's always had an active im

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