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Touch of Temptation

(Primal Instinct #6)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  905 ratings  ·  44 reviews
Dark temptations lead to darker pleasures…

Driven to make amends for his past mistakes, Watchman Kellan Scott is on a deadly mission to save the life of Chloe Harcourt, the beautiful young woman who’s been taken captive by the sadistic enemy Kellan and his friends are fighting to destroy. The sexy-as-hell Lycan will do anything for the half-witch, half-Merrick female wh
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Published October 20th 2020 (first published October 19th 2010)
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I received this book as an ARC.

This book reminded me of the Immortals After Dark series, the Midnight Breed series, and the Demonica series. Not the actual storyline, of course. What I mean is that it has the same feel as those other series. The world is set up and easy to understand, but the focus is definitely not on the world building. Most of the focus, and the factor that makes the book shine, is the character relationships and interactions. There's a lot of humor and even some sexiness in
Nov 10, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I am still on fire after reading this book, it's definately a panty dropper...lol ;)It really was that freakin hot...I loved it!!!!...Chloe and Kellan rock....He was just sexy as hell, the way that the author described everything about him throughout the duration of the book (shudder)...And Chloe didn't get on my nerves and for me that's a huge feat for me because the female heroines in these paranormal romance books usually pluck my last nerve...I was cool with both of them....And the sex scene ...more
Oct 24, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasyromance
Best book in the series so far. Kellan was a favorite of mine, and you could see his progression as a devil-may-care fighter, to a caring warrior. And Chloe was a great counterpart, strong and a fighter in her own right. To suffer what she did at the compound, and to still put her faith in him, says much about his pull. Despite herself, she still falls for him. It was adorable that she couldn't believe that Kellan would love her without the curse. I liked the many secondary characters; their con ...more
3.75 Stars Paranormal/Urban-Fantasy

The Primal Instinct series by Rhyannon Byrd is one of the two paranormal/urban-fantasy series that I indulge in. I didn't start out with this series from the 1st book itself, but rather took the plunge with book 4 in the series Touch of Seduction which hooked me onto the series and its fabulous set of characters who all seem to be finding their happily ever afters in the midst of a war that continues to wreak havoc on their society of preternatural beings who
Oct 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didn’t expect this book to be paranormal I thought it was just going to be an erotic based romance but it was great. The couples love they had for each other was so strong.
Michelle Leah Olson
Another great one!
Rhyannon Byrd never leaves yup disappointed with her series, and the completion of each new release just has you wanting the next installment...
Oct 13, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good read

Deliciously evil and yet captivating paranormal romance. Kell and chloe are the main coup,e but the story of good versus evil continues. Liked it but not as much as his brothers story. Looking forward to Raines story.
Mari Jack
Jun 25, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Another good one from Rhyannon Byrd!
Apr 04, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was the book I was desperate to read! Touch of Temptation was everything I wanted it to be and much, much more. It was great. I was so glad I read the previous two books because otherwise I really would have been confused and wouldn’t have known what was going on. Kellan ends up falling for Chloe from a picture Olivia shows him right back in book 4, Touch of Seduction, then Kellan has this mad plan to get Chloe free by getting himself captured in Touch of Surrender and only Morgan can find ...more
Here we have the 6th installation of the Primal Instincts Series.

This book is Kellan and Chloe's story.

Two books ago, Kellan saw Chloe's picture while helping Aiden keep Olivia and Jamie safe. Chloe had been kidnapped by the Kraven and since that day Kellan has been driven to rescue her.

Chloe is not only a merrick, but a Mallory Witch, and the curse that has plagued her bloodline for centuries has made her reluctant to accept any type of emotional proclamations.


The premise of this story is g
In the paranormal battle of good vs. evil, Kellan, a Lycan shape-shifter, is on the good side, but hasn’t always made the right decisions. In fact within their warrior group, he is known as a womanizer and he is beginning to feel like a real screw up.

Then Kellan, gets one look at the picture of the missing witch, Chloe and he suddenly feels drawn to change his life. He can’t get her out of his mind, so he sets himself up to be captured and taken to where she is.

I love, adore, and worship this se
Dec 21, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My verdict: 3.5 stars.

Hmm, I think I might have sabotaged myself reading this out of order. I'd recently read Deadly Is the Kiss and awarded it 5 stars. When I saw this was available from the public library, I snatched it up even though it broke my cardinal rule...never read a series out of order. Ah well, I already knew from reading the Grangers #1 that there was a HUGE back story, a bunch of dynasties/families/clans and a ton of cross-over characters (think Nalini Singh's Psy-changling Series
Mar 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really love this series , the characters are awesome and the plot is good , at times some of the things in the book get a little redundant but I still love all the books.

I've been waiting for Kellen's book for a while now and I was so happy to finally get to read it , I love his story , the fact that he risks his life to find & rescue Chloe was so great , completely different from how some of the other books start out , I really liked the little banter between Kellen & Chloe , they are actuall
Sep 01, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pnr, 2010, vampires, shifters
I love a book that has the hero and heroine think they aren't good enough for the other, and boy does this book have this in spades. Kellen is the screw up in his group of friends, while Chloe is fighting her Mallory/Merrick heritage. You can't help but to fall for Kellen right along with Chloe as he fights his own nature to do what would be better for her rather than do what he wanted. Chloe wasn't able to help him much as her Merrick was coming to the forefront causing her to say outrageous th ...more
TXreader Stacy
I love this series, I just wish Byrd wrote faster. Kellen's story starts in the previous book (Keirland and Morgan's). He has set off across the wasteland to rescue Chloe from Westmore, crossing paths with a nest of vampires who he gets caught up in a fight with, that leaves him poisoned. Racing against the poison and the clock to free Chloe, Kellen struggles to get Chloe free before the Casus catches up with them. Kellen is trying to redeem himself by rescuing Chloe, but it is Chloe who rescues ...more
There is just something about a male who feels unworthy of love that just makes me all gushy. LOL

I was afraid that Kellan's self loathing would get on my nerves, but thankfully it didn't. As a playboy/werewolf shifter/and screw up, he continually feels that he's not deserving of the kind of love that his friends and brother have found. Chloe, a Mallory witch/merrick, instantly feels that her curse is what's making Kellan attracted to her.

This book had a lot of recaps in it (which I appreciated)
Michelle Tempted By Books
I would have liked to give this one more stars but I just had a harder time getting into it than the previous books. I think it is probably due to the length of time that has lapsed since I read the last novel. So I came into this one like a newbie. I needed the background information and character development, which seemed rather slow. I was also very annoyed with Chloe. She spent 905% of the book thinking that Kellan only wanted her because of a curse and was so low on self esteem that I wante ...more
May 25, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: home-library
I have a hard time saying whether are not this was not the best book in this series or not. Not sure, but it does rate far up there! I loved Chloe and Kellan as a couple. Kellan is that bad boy we all want to meet and reform. And, Chloe is that good girl who has a bad girl just waiting inside for the right man.
Kellan Scott is a Lycan watchman from the other five books in this series who has been a very bad boy. Now he decides he will rescue Chloe from a very sadistic captor to make up for all th
Oct 08, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Acomplicated story that is a continuation of situations and circumstances begun in the previous five books. Kellon Scott was introduced in book one but only now comes into his own. He has finally matured and is determined to rescue Chloe Harcourt, a young beautiful witch who has been taken prisoner by a sadistic warmonger bent on power grabbing and needs her unique abilities. A really great love story at the core but lots of suspense and action swirling and fomenting around the main characters. ...more
Lisa M
What the heck?! (view spoiler) My reaction wasn't "That makes sense," but "What the...!" And RB had a thing for telling us about what people said in narrative form, instead of letting them speak for themselves in dialogue. What kind of writing is that? Maybe she was rushed.

Oh well, I'm overlooking those things for some reason and giving it 4*s anyway. You can't beat R
I don't Know, I can't enter in this serie. Maybe it's me, maybe it's the translation (lack of humor everywhere), maybe it's the story (too much enemies) or the characters. All the times, I have a lot of expectation (good summary, good cover, good presentation of the main characters in the previous books...) but at the last I'm disappointed. I have finished it but so little remains in me, that I can't really tell it's my favourite type of paranormal romance. Sigh. ...more
I LOVED this book!

Kellan is … amazing, and I loved how hard he tried to save Chloe, and how consuming his feelings for her was. Chloe was just perfect for Kellan and I loved them as a couple.

The storyline was wonderful and I loved how Kellan fought so hard to save the day and show everyone just how wrong they were about him. The romance intense and VERY hot.

A must read for all PNR lovers.
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Review Excerpt:

“Touch of Temptation” Book 6 in the Primal Instinct series by Rhyannon Byrd, is an erotic tale brimming with sexual intensity in the face of the ever present war between the Watchmen and the Casus.

Mar 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Such a phenomenal story! Beautiful, devastating, powerful, emotional, self sacrificing, heart wrenching, empowering, and erotic are just a few descriptions I give to this book! The BEST so far! With each new book in this series the stories and character connections get better and better. Each one more powerful than the next. I don't know how the last 3 will be able to compete with this one! ...more
Angel Padillo
The ongoing storyline is good, as well as the individual storyline. But the "I'm not good enough to be with you" thing is a little repetitive in this series. Not enough to take away from the quality of the book, just enough to make you wanna punch the main character and tell him to stop being a dumbass. ...more
Aug 01, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is another great addition to this series. I liked as much as I have liked the first part of the series. The characters never disappoint me and they keep coming back in each book. Thanks to that this is one of the better series.
Nov 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Wendy *Sebella Blue* Mitchell
Love this series, and Kellan (the hero in this installment) is my favorite character since it started. We have watched him grow and mature into a very worthy hero. Luckily he is paired with a just as worthy heroine. Plus he's a were, so the sex scenes are HOT. ...more
Sianne Morrison
An interesting book. Like the vampire/werewolf/witch aspect. Easy to read. Believable, interesting characters. Liked the twists towards the end. If you like a good vamp/wolf book, then this is a good read. A few hot, erotic scenes, not for the light hearted, but not inappropriate. Like this one.
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Rhyannon Byrd is the national bestselling author of more than forty contemporary and paranormal romance titles, including the romantic thrillers LONDON AFFAIR and NEW YORK SCANDAL, and her books have been translated into ten languages. After years of enjoying the California sunshine, Rhyannon now lives in the beautiful Malvern Hills in England with her family and their ever-growing collection of c ...more

Other books in the series

Primal Instinct (9 books)
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  • Edge of Danger (Primal Instinct, #2)
  • Edge of Desire (Primal Instinct, #3)
  • Touch of Seduction (Primal Instinct, #4)
  • Touch of Surrender (Primal Instinct, #5)
  • Rush of Darkness (Primal Instinct, #7)
  • Rush of Pleasure (Primal Instinct, #8)
  • Deadly Is the Kiss (Primal Instinct, #9)

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“He gave her a quick devastating kiss, then drew back, the look in his eyes making her melt. "You know what I want? I want to enjoy you, Chloe. Everything about you, for the rest of my life. Learn all the miracles that make you who you are. Be your best friend, your lover, your everything. I'll worship you, protect you and love you til the day I die. And then I'll defy whatever higher powers are out there to try and keep me away from you, because I won't even let death come between us."

"Wow," she whispered, completely dazzled.

"And you're going to marry me."

"Her eyes went wide, "I am?"

"Oh, yeah," he breathed out.”
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