Tempting Grace: Vaughn #4

Tempting Grace
Vaughn, book four
ebook, 70 pages
Published August 25th 2009 by Samhain (first published 2009)
ISBN13 9781605046556

Since a car accident left her unable to have children, Grace Vaughn has hidden her heart behind a wall. So far it’s held strong, and no one complains much—except the few men she dates.

Now that fortress is crumbling thanks to Jackson Hill, an annoyingly attractive man who makes her imagination go wild just watching him in the office. He’s practically bullied her into attending a Vegas conference with him. Three days alone with the delicious Jackson—in Sin City, no less—is sure to push her right over the edge.

With a loving family, a decent bank account, a nice set of clubs, Jackson’s life is almost complete. Except for the missing piece. Grace. She sets a fire in his blood, and the conference is the perfect crowbar to get past her defense mechanisms. It’s time to see if the bump-and-grind potential in that booty of hers can be channeled into something a little more satisfying than looking.

He’s got just the tactic to get her to let down her guard—and hopefully her panties. A wicked bet. Because if there’s one thing he knows about Grace, she can’t resist a double-dog-dare…

I chose not to do a review post for book three in this series, Taking Chloe, but it was a very good read and definitely better than the first two books. This one however, knocked them all on their asses.

Three years ago, Grace suffered a car accident that left her in the high risk department for failed pregnancies. Since then, she's felt lacking in the woman department even though she's only twenty-two and not looking to start the family chapter of her life anyway.

Then, a year ago, she met Jackson Hills, who starting out very coyly flirting and being just damn near perfect. Then somewhere in between that time and present day, their relationship evolved into verbal sparring matches and quick jibes aimed at getting beneath eachother's skin. Jackson knows what he wants, and isn't hesitant at all about admitting it to her, her cousins, or anyone else for that matter. Grace is the problem here.

She clasped her hands in her lap and just barely kept herself from saying something she’d regret. “The only problem I have is that you can’t take no for an answer.”

He chuckled. “Really? Because I don’t recall asking a question.”

My favorite scene involved chocolate cake. Grace just wouldn't take the freakin' cake and it pissed Jackson off. Ticked me off too. What is it with women and turning away perfectly good, perfectly delicious, chocolate cake? Just eat the cake! And while you're at it, if the guy wants to molest you a little, well let that happen to!

With a good share of humor, light bondage, and well maintained chemistry, Tempting Grace is my favorite of the Vaughn series. 4 out of 5 stars.

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