Tempting Isabel by Rissa Brahm
I absolutely LOVE this story! It grabs you from the first page and holds you to the last. I have read it honestly probably 4 or 5 times already and still laugh, smile, & chuckle throughout. As well as panic, worry, cry and stress at what happens next. I just plain canNOT get enough, I want more and more from Rissa! I’m on the edge of my seat waiting for Taking Jana, Paradise South Book 2 to be available!
Zack’s in Vallarta for two reasons, to purchase the condo he’d spent his summers and holidays as a child. The condo is also the last piece of property from his father’s portfolio, it took 15 years to accomplish but he had decided he would own the entire portfolio the day his father left him, his little brother and mother for his pregnant mistress. The other reason was to be the best man in his little brothers wedding. He raised Darren and took care of his mother although he’d only been a kid himself. Zack knew after the disastrous split of his parents he’d never get married, he preferred the freedom of being an extremely smooth talking rich bachelor. But he was glad Darren was too young to be devastated by it and could now settle down with the one woman that fate made for him.
What is causing this funk Zack is in, sex with women from the bar or even closing on the condo didn’t fill the void he felt inside or relieve his headache, nothing he’s tried has worked. Things like this didn’t happen to him, it’s even keeping him from celebrating the victory of the condo, it’s unacceptable. Then Isabel crashes into his life, she’s a Latin angelic beauty that turns him into a blubbering mess, but the void & headache were gone. He had to talk to her but his mouth wouldn’t work, worse yet… He didn’t exist to her, she just walked away, but he has to find a reason to get a second chance to talk to her. She made him feel alive, maybe for the first time ever.
After almost a year of fighting the courts, Isabel is finally the proud owner of her grandparents condo. It’s her out of town haven, but she’s afraid to say it out loud or it’ll go up in smoke like everything else in her life, including her soul mate Sebastian. The last thing she needs is something to go wrong on her first morning in her new home. Isabel has always been a magnet for mishaps, things breaking, falling, crashing and crumbling around her, it’s her curse, it’s why she keeps to herself and only has one night trysts with out of town vacationers.shes lost too much to even think about looking for romance or a relationship. Then she crash lands right onto the floor in front of a man who is just simply too gorgeous to be walking.
Will Isabel’s curse cause Zack harm, will Zack’s non belief in luck help him convince her they should be together or keep them apart? You’ll have to read Tempting Isabel to find out, but my oh my I love this story! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
FAVORITE PASSAGES-No, it was all so much worse. He didn’t exist for her, just not on her radar, or in her very recent past, or even on her planet. She hadn’t been rude or snotty in the slightest, just wholly uninterested. An earthquake just shook his world to a standstill. A woman, an angel, rather, just limped away from Zachary James in her one high heel without a qualm, without a care, without giving him a first, let alone a second, thought.-
-Zack James, smooth as silk with all life matters, had become completely and hopelessly inept around a woman.-**
Due to sexual content and adult language this novel is recommended for readers 17 and older. I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review!