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Tempting

(Buchanans #4)

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4.05  ·  Rating details ·  6,221 ratings  ·  214 reviews
After three romantic flame-outs
in a year and a restaurant career going nowhere,
Dani Buchanan needs a fresh start. She goes looking
for her biological father, but never expects to find a
senator running for president. As his long-lost
'love child, ' Dani could seriously derail the election--
something his handsome campaign manager
Alex Canfield isn't going to let happen. Dani i
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Paperback, 379 pages
Published July 1st 2007 by HQN
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K.
Nov 27, 2009 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Everyone who likes straight up sweet romance with a bit of scorching tidbits and witty bantor!
Shelves: audiobooks
Another sweetly romantic Susan Mallery book. I just have an overall love of this author's sense of humor and writing style. I've listened to all of her books on audio, and she has the best reader (Therese Plummer on most of her books) that never fails to bring all the characters to life and makes her books unfold before my very ears.

This one was the last book of the Buchanan series, and one of my favorites (Dani's story). Losts of touching moments and worthy side stories. Of course she brought
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Andrea
Dec 31, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018-read
3.5/5

This was going to be my favorite except there were all these stupid remarks reinforcing traditional gender stereotypes. It's basically 2019 and I'm not here for that shit. Also Danny did something really stupid and immature at the end that pissed me off. I have loved Danny from book 1 so I had more hope for her. Gloria again is a shining star in this and if you had told me I'd like her by the end of the series during book 1 or 2, I would've eaten a rock.

I liked seeing Danny become a part o
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Kim
Oct 29, 2018 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars
Kath
Jul 18, 2009 rated it it was ok
Okay, but not one of Susan Mallery's better books. This s the fourth in the Buchanan series and have read the first, and really enjoyed it. Based on what I previously read about Dani and what was disclosed to have happened to her since, this story had so much more potential. To have a love interest (whom I really liked) that just happened to be her long lost fathers adopted son was just plain weird. Also, the "Gloria" turnaround seemed too insincere and too unbelieable based on previous behavior ...more
JoJo - JJJ (Jo Anna) Janesko
Just love this family. I am sad this is the last book about them. It was even a treat to have an epilogue. Loved it!!
Novel
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Iris Blobel
Nov 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
What a wonderful finish to the Buchanan series! And yes, I have to admit, I'm pleased I persisted and read all four of them.

I loved Dani's story from the very beginning. As already mentioned in the review of Cal's story, it's a family story and I'm a big sucker for that! Family is big in this story as well!

Dani finds her biological father, who happens to be Senator Mark Canfield who's running for President. His adopted son, Alex, is his campaign manager.

The sparks between Dani and Alex, and the
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Melissa McHugh
Jun 29, 2012 rated it liked it
I'm beginning to think there's nothing Susan Mallery can write that is going to impress me. It's the fourth book I've read after the Fools Gold Almost trilogy, and I just can't get into her. The plot on this was meh, and the characters were meh. I liked Katherine, who wasn't even a main. The two leads were just...eh. Dani felt extremely wishy washy. She was just too good, and when she wasn't too good to be true, she was dishwater. Alex never quite captured my attention because I just never under ...more
Dee
Two-haiku review:

She finds her father
Falls for his adopted son
Can it ever work?

A little icky
Politics and family
Really well written
Leah
Jul 30, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: adult-lit, 5-stars, m-f
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Elizabeth
Jun 20, 2019 rated it liked it
VERY low 3

This book was difficult to rate. It definitely started out strong, but the story completely lost me at about the half way mark. The father was just not fleshed out as a character. It seemed like he was being set up to be a villain, and then at the last moment he pulled a 180 and all of a sudden became a model husband and a great father. You can't just create a character to be that flawed and then switch his personality to fit the happy ending of the book.

Speaking of characters that we
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Linda A.
Apr 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Saga Continues

I love Susan Mallery and this book continues the tradition of being a totally enjoyable read with characters we come to care for and the choices they make. The only reason I gave it only four stars was because the idea a man considering a presidential run, a man who had yet to be in a primary could have children who could engender such interest from the press, just does not ring true. Still, it is a fun novel for "escape" reading!
Monica Gearhart
Jan 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another good book by Susan Mallery. But we will get to read the rest of all the stories? Does Dani and Alex get married? Lori and Reid?
Wendy
May 17, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This is the 4th in the Buchanan series. But only the second that I have read and now I'm obsessed about getting the others. So I guess you can say that I loved this book. Susan Mallery is a smart and funny writer and a joy to read.

Dani Buchanan is a woman that believed all of her life that she was a Buchanan, but recently she found out that she isn't. She is the daughter of a US Senator that is running for President. She is scared to death about meeting him but overcomes her fear and try's to g
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Anica
Jan 23, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
I feel like giving the book 2,5 stars but I am in a good mood so ...yeah...

Anyway, I was so excited to read this book after the last 2 books in Susan Mallery's Buchanan series were quite good but this excitement left already after a few pages. :( I confess, the beginning was funny! After that, it went down the drain. Like really...

It's like nothing really happened at all. No highlights, no nothing! I expected the book to be at least a bit funnier but even that was a huge disappointment. Maybe it
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willaful
Apr 09, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of romance involving families
3.5 stars. This is the last in Mallery's "Buchanan" books, a good series for readers who like contemporary romances that are light in feel, but have some meat on their bones.

I read this a few years ago and thought it might improve on rereading in its proper place at the end of the series; it did, a bit. I appreciated Dani's straightforwardness and take-no-prisoners attitude in the previous books, and knowing how much she suffered in them made it more forgivable that she wimps out somewhat in th
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Jac (For Love and Books)
3.5 Stars, rounded up.

Susan Mallery is my go-to for contemporary romance novels! I adore her writing, and have yet to meet a character/story I don't just adore! The Buchanan's have earned a special place in my heart now that I've finished this series!

I have loved following Dani through the series, and was excited to see her storyline wrap up! I'm so glad that she found her biological father, although I have to admit that I was disappointed with him as a whole. But his family? I loved them all,
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StrangeBedfellows
Dec 10, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a great book. I haven't read the previous Buchanan books, but this one stands perfectly well on its own. The plot is perfectly constructed, deceptively simple yet never boring.And all the characters are fun to read. Best of all, the chemistry between the two main characters, Dani and Alex, is convincing and highly entertaining. The attraction between these two comes alive off of the page and, despite their relatively brief acquaintance, you can really see them fall for each other as the ...more
Fleur
Dec 06, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
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Elle
Feb 08, 2010 rated it really liked it
I liked the storyline of this book. Dani's search for her birth father, him being a politician with a big adopted family, Alex and Dani's attraction, the father not being perfect etc. The themes were quite dense and interesting, especially the story when it is centered around Alex's mom, she is a very interesting character.

I real page turner and it is nice to see a Buchanan lady who is as sexy as her brothers.
Lisa
Jan 04, 2010 rated it really liked it
By far my favorite in the series. Conclusion of the four stories was done superbly. I find myself reading this one over and over.
Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim)
I liked it. The last of the Buchanan clan was as interesting as the first. One of my favorite romance series I've read to date.
Melissa
Aug 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jack Vasen
Nov 06, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
This is the last of the Buchanan Saga and as such builds on the previous books. A lot of Dani's background is covered in earlier books, but this book could be read alone but then would lose something.

Like previous books, secondary characters are important, but it is more about Dani's new family of her biological father. The book keeps things interesting and it has some interesting twists. Much of the story centers around political PR and her father's proposed bid to be President. I'm not sure I
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Debbie
Sep 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Susan Mallery's Fool's Gold series is one of my all time favorite series so I'm not sure why I've never gone back to read her other books. However, I can across this one at the library and have been in a reading slump so gave it a try and while a slightly different feel to it compared to Fool's Gold I really enjoyed it.

I haven't read the first 3 books so I missed a lot of the drama between Dani and Gloria but I still really enjoyed watching their relationship grow throughout the story. My heart
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Tina
Dec 07, 2018 rated it liked it
This turned out to be a reread. I didn't realize I had read it before (probably when it first came out because Mallery used to be auto-buy for me before Fool's Gold). As soon as I started reading, it all came back to me. Another time when not reading the sample has come back to bite me, I feel like I wasted a Hoopla credit.

But for that reason, I decided to read it again (more like skim because I remembered everything, that's how good Mallerys books are) and I liked it. I'm fairly sure I 5 starre
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Sarah Ayu
May 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Gail A Ostrove
May 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
All the Buchanan's are either engaged

Or married and have all reconciled with Gloria. The Canfields are now part of the extended family. Katherine trusts Mark truly loves his life with her and was willing to give up his dream to save his family.
Linda Price
May 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hard to out down

The story started off with a bang and just continued on, always with new and unexpected plot twists. It was very moving and I really liked the development of Katherines character.
Jasmine
Not a fan of how wishy-washy Dani is, although I do love her spirit when it comes to fighting for her family.

Alex isn't even a Buchanan but I think he's my favorite boy from this series (I'M SORRY, WALKER).
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