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Tempting Levi

(Cade Brothers #1)

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4.02  ·  Rating details ·  631 ratings  ·  112 reviews
Off-limits never looked so tempting.

Levi Cade’s firefighting career burned up after an accident on the job. Then his father died and left him in charge of the family’s multimillion-dollar resort. Now he’s forced to work with financially uptight advisors telling him what to do, and he needs someone he can trust at his side.

The perfect candidate walks through the door in he
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Kindle Edition, 230 pages
Published June 6th 2017
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Michelle
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Tempting Levi is the first book in the new adult contemporary romance, Cade Brothers series by author Jules Barnard. I have read, and really enjoyed, the first couple of books in Jules' series, which used to be called the Blue series, and is now called the Men of Lake Tahoe series. I really enjoyed the books I read from the series, and I have been meaning to finish it. Now that I have read, and enjoyed Tempting Levi
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tinyteaplots
This story was cute and sweet, if not a touch frustrating. I really enjoyed all of the family dynamics going on between Levi and his brothers, and also Emily and her sister. There were layers that I found interesting and I can see good things happening in future books in the series. I did feel like the conflict was sort of over done, though, and that spoiled a bit of my fun. Just a bit.
Levi was a good brooding alpha, which I always enjoy. Emily was sweet, but resilient and I found that she seem
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I can't wait for more books in this series!

This is the first book I've read by Jules, and it for sure won't be my last! This was a solid and steamy contemporary romance with a large cast of characters I can't wait to learn more about!

Emily and Levi were in a tough spot; they knew they had feelings for each other, but thy let the stigma of Emily being "the ex's little sister" stop them from pursing each other. They worked in close proximity, so you can imagine the tension that was built up having
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Heather andrews
May 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Levi is one possessive man, "placing a hand on her shoulder, he stopped her from entering the car. “Hell no. No naked spa day with a bunch of horny businessmen.” Levi likes to give his girl options, "he blinked innocently . “Of course. But I wouldn’t mind if you went topless at work too. It would make my day so much brighter. Though only topless in my office. No need for the vultures at Club Tahoe to get a look at what I have.” I really liked this book, Levi was one stubborn man.
Cynthia Austin
Levi Cade is still reeling over the betrayal of his brother and his girlfriend sleeping together. Even though it's a been a few years, and Lisa Wright is long gone, the episode still haunts him and he is a long way from forgiving.

But when his father suddenly passes and Levi finds himself the new CEO of Club Tahoe, he's suddenly overwhelmed with revamping a quickly failing hotel. It's a good thing his father planned well in advance and prepared for this moment by hiring Levi an assistant upon his
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T.H. Hernandez
This first installment in the new Cade Brothers series, a spinoff of the Blue series, is worthy of it’s heritage. We meet Lisa’s ex-boyfriend Levi, brother of Adam, and Lisa’s half-sister, Emily. After the death of their father, Levi is put in charge of Blue Casino’s rival, Club Tahoe, with the help of recent MBA graduate, Emily. There’s a lot of baggage between the brothers and a reluctance on the part of both Emily and Levi to go where exes should never go, but that only adds a layer of forbid ...more
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
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~Lynzi
Firefighter turn CEO. Can't get hotter than that!!

Levi is the eldest of 5 boys. So his whole life has been about taking care of everyone he loves. Especially when he mother dies. He takes on an even greater role, to be the best big brother he can be. He likes plans. He likes order. And that's how he wants to keep his younger brothers, except they don't like that idea. But when their dad passes away, Levi really has to step up. Becoming the new CEO of the family business. Except, he doe
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Erin Lewis
Jun 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 star Review of Tempting Levi (Cade Brothers #1)

Another new author to me and one I will be looking into further.

Levi is in untenable position, pushed into running his family's luxury resort. He never planned to return home, let alone run the family business and keep his brothers in check, but circumstances change.

When the woman hired to help him turns out to be Emily Wright, his ex's sister, he finds himself faced with a dilemma. Complications arise when he finds himself insanely attracted
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Renee Entress
4 Stars

This book has laughs, steam, forgiveness, healing, and second chances.

This is Emily and Levi's story. When Levi’s dad died he left him in charge of the family’s luxury resort. But Levi was a firefighter. After an accident, he is home to take care of family business. He’s go all these people telling him what to do and all he really needs is someone who can work beside him and guide him. The only requirement is that he can trust that person. When Emily his ex’s little sister shows up he is
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Leila
Jul 30, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5* sometimes you just need an easy read that's light on your soul.

This is good for daytime reading and relaxing with a cup of tea.

I've read the blue series and this is different venturing into new territory away from the Casino and into the driving range.

This series follows the Cade brothers who are either high strung, moody, cocky or unassuming, but one thing is for sure under all that bravado all it will take is for the love of a good woman to turn the bad boys good.

Ashley Stevenson
This story was steamy hot and amazing love the characters. A new to me author but love the way the story was written and can't wait to read Wes story.
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)
Levi Cade has been entrusted by his deceased father to take care of their family's luxury resort. Levi's not sure if he's up to the job, nor is he sure he wants the job, but as the responsible, eldest brother, he knows he has to do it. When he finds out the woman who was hired to be his assistant is his ex's little sister, though, he's really sure it's not a good idea because Emily's sister is not only his ex, but she was the only woman he'd ever loved. Loved until she cheated on him with his br ...more
Isha Coleman
May 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
Levi knows how to be a loner, but will never admit to being lonely. With a less than ideal family life and a non existent personal one, he's all business. Even if the business is not his first choice. Barnard is at her best, when she explores people who are at their worst. Levi needs to be loved. Emily wants to be accepted. When the man who always has a plan, needs a favor from the woman with a lot to prove, SPARKS FLY. There's only one thing that stands in the way of what they both want. His pr ...more
Rhonda
Sep 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyable series starter

I had already read all of Jules Barnard's novels in the Blue/Men of Lake Tahoe series, so I was happy to see that she started a new off-shoot series with the Cade brothers. As always, Jules Barnard did not disappoint! Tempting Levi was an enjoyable read with interesting characters that kept me involved throughout. I always enjoy Ms. Barnard's style of writing and the character's perspectives. Having read the Epilogue to Tempting Levi, I am looking forward to reading the n
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Christine Hill
Jun 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cade Brothers Series by Jules Barnard
Contemporary Romance

Tempting Levi (Book 1)

I received a complementary copy of this novel and decided to review it because I honestly enjoyed it. You can also read this review at my blog: www.loveserially.wordpress.com

Overall Rating: 3.5 (sXe)

Quick & Dirty summary: Levi Cade is facing a challenge he’s never faced before. After his father dies and leaves him in charge of the family business, Levi has to done a suit rather than the firefighter’s gear that he
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Casey
Jun 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Find this review and more at Ramblings From This Chick

Tempting Levi is the first book in the Cade Brothers series by Jules Barnard. This series stands alone, but it is a spin-off of Barnard's Men of Lake Tahoe series. That was the series that first introduced me to Jules Barnard's writing, and I was so excited when I heard about the Cade Brothers getting their own series. Tempting Levi was a great start and I already can't wait for more.

All Levi wanted was to leave Lake Tahoe behind, but an acc
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Kim
Aug 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good start to series

Levi is a former firefighter forced into the role as CEO of the family resort after his father's death. He soon finds out his father has hired his Ex's sister as his assistant. Levi comes with a fair amount of baggage to overcome. Also employed at the resort are 3 of his 4 brothers. There seems to be a lot of baggage with them as well. I look forward to reading the rest of the books in this series.
April Symes
This new series by author Jules Barnard is a spin off from her Men of Lake Tahoe series. In her last book, we met Adam Cade. In this book, we get to meet the remaining Cade brothers and what brothers they are.
This book is about Levi-In Tempting Levi, we get to know all about him, his past and his pain. Levi is an ex-fireman and new CEO of Club Tahoe. We learn why he is no longer a fireman and what led to him becoming the CEO of Club Tahoe. Although his father left him a business to run, Levi has
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SBee Reviews
Jun 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars.

Not tempted enough...at first!

I received an Advance Reader Copy for Tempting Levi by written Jules Barnard and voluntarily reviewed this book. This is the first book of the Cade Brothers series as well as my first read from this author. The oldest of five sons, Levi Cade is saddled with the main responsibility of running his father's renowned resort, Club Tahoe, now that he has passed on. A fireman by trade, he definitely requires the help of an executive secret
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Heather Jasinski
Tempting Levi (Book 1 Cade Brothers series) by Jules Barnard

Levi was a firefighter but he had to stop since a cement block fell which caused him to loose part of his vision in one eye. He loved helping people and putting out fires. Now he’s taking over as CEO of Club Tahoe, a place where his father, Ethan, owned/worked. Levi has brothers that help out. Levi didn’t know anything about running a business so his father already had an assistant in place, Ms. Emily Wright, who was Lisa’s half-sister.
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Tina Morgan
Jun 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars
So this book was and is very hard for me to rate and review. It was a good book and had the potential to be a 5 star review!

Levi and Emily had chemistry from the start even tho Levi was fighting it. The background on both of them was spot on you knew exactly where they were coming from. You also knew exactly how each felt now. It was duals pov's which I love, I love getting into both characters heads and seeing how they feel and how they think. I love how there was drama but it was br
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Sassy Southern
Jun 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars
So this book was and is very hard for me to rate and review. It was a good book and had the potential to be a 5 star review!

Levi and Emily had chemistry from the start even tho Levi was fighting it. The background on both of them was spot on you knew exactly where they were coming from. You also knew exactly how each felt now. It was duals pov's which I love, I love getting into both characters heads and seeing how they feel and how they think. I love how there was drama but it was br
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Lynn Reynolds
Jun 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finished-reading
Rating: 4.5 Stars

Levi Cade has some personal challenges that have him looking for a change. Emily Wright has a job where you can see where things might be a little awkward. She shows how tough it can be when trying to fill someone else’s shoes too. But they both have a common goal. This was a great way to introduce Ms. Barnard’s readers to the Cade family. It’s a family that’s not perfect but then what family is.

This book gives the reader a peek at the other Cade brothers – who we get to see as
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Smashlybookalicousreviewingchicks
This is the first book I have read by this author and I am excited to read more on the Cade Brothers. In this book we meet, Levi and you didn't know if it was Wright or Wrong for him to pursue his feelings towards his now assistant and ex's sister. Oh, Emily may have been a temptation to Levi, but he taunted her just as much.
Levi a former firefighter is left to take over Club Tahoe after his dad passes away. His heart may not be fully in with this, but we shall see if this changes over the cour
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Emily Goodman
Jun 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ever since I read Barnard’s Men of Lake Tahoe series, I’ve been chomping at the bit for more of those delicious Cade Brothers! In her new spinoff, Cade Brothers Barnard has finally given me one of those four deliciously tempting Cade men in the form of Levi!

In Tempting Levi, you get a closer and more in depth look at the ex-fireman and new CEO of Club Tahoe. After taking a serious hit to the head, Levi’s dream job of being a firefighter is ripped out from under him. After his father died and l
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Sandi Ramirez
This is the first book I have read by Jules Barnard but it is not the last. I have already started reading the Men of Lake Tahoe Series so that I know the back stories on all the Cade Men. Just to say...you do NOT need to have read that series before reading Tempting Levi, but I decided I wanted to so that I could enjoy my re-read so much more. AND YES I WILL BE RE-READING THIS BOOK.

This book was one of those books that I got into from the start. I think it helped that I also grew up in a large
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Donna
Jun 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tempting Levi is an enjoyable story. Levi and Emily are likable and make a good couple. Emily is an intelligent, competent woman who doesn't take guff from anybody. She is the glue holding Club Tahoe, and the Cade brothers, together. Levi works hard to keep the resort afloat while figuring out how to be a CEO. The rest of the Cade brothers work just as hard to keep the place running smoothly. They don't always agree but they get the job done. I was glad to see Levi and Hunt starting to work on m ...more
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“Though he had touched her bared skin—purely to get her attention. Had nothing to do with being drawn to her beauty like a bug to the neon light that would be its death. No,” 0 likes
“Yeah, that wasn’t gonna work. He couldn’t date Emily. She was Lisa’s sister, for God’s sake. And his assistant. And he needed her at the club more than he needed her in his bed. He wanted her in his bed, but he wasn’t impulsive like his younger brothers.” 0 likes
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