Monday, November 4, 2013

Tempting Fate by Amber Lin (Book Review / Contest Giveaway)

In association with Goddess Fish Promotions, Jersey Girl Sizzling Book Reviews is pleased to host the virtual book tour event for Tempting Fate by author Amber Lin!

Book Review

Tempting Fate by Amber Lin
Book 3: The Lost Girl Series
Publisher: Loose Id
Publication Date: August 6, 2013
Format: eBook - 91 pages / Kindle - 258 KB 
ISBN: 9781623004385
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance

BUY THE BOOK: Tempting Fate

BUY THE SERIES: The Lost Girls
Book 1: Giving It Up
Book 2: Selling Out
Book 3: Tempting Fate

Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author / publisher in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Goddess Fish Promotions.

Book Description:

Rose Murphy is ready to break free from her brother’s control. She’s ready to open her own ballet studio. And most of all, she’s ready to live without fear. So when she sees her brother’s lawyer, the man she’s lusted after for years, she gives in to her body’s desires.

A sexy show through her bedroom window whets both their appetites. On Drew’s next visit, he returns the striptease favor. Mutual masturbation gives way to a naughty late night phone call. She’s a breath away from everything she’s hoped for, but not everyone wants them to be together. When the relationship comes to light, their sensual peace may be shattered.

Book Excerpt:

What next? If there was a script to forbidden exhibitionism, I had never read it. I moved with pent-up desire, acted on ideas unformed. I trailed my palms up my stomach and lifted my small breasts like an offering.

I wanted his hands on me, wanted him to touch and caress and pinch me, so I did it myself, grasping my nipples between my thumb and forefinger. I squeezed slightly, and as if he were connected to me, as if he had done it, his body jerked infinitesimally.

Was he excited? I knew enough to look for a bulge at his crotch, but it was too dark to see. I wished he could tell me what he wanted me to do, but maybe that would ruin the illusion of safety. From fifteen feet away, I watched him lick his lips and heard the tacit message.

I put a finger to my lips and licked, slightly exaggerated so that he could see. He leaned forward slightly—yes, more. I sucked the finger into my mouth and could have sworn his hips moved slightly where they rested against the car. Trailing my wetted finger over my chest, I circled my nipple and pinched again, savoring the bite of cold air and hard pressure.

I let down my hair from my tower in the form of secret glimpses, and like Rapunzel, I needed exposure like I needed air. He joined me with his arousal, in the commands conveyed with his body. We communed in a language of our own. Climb to me. I don’t want to be alone.

An ache built in my sex under the weight of his stare and my own touch. My hips moved in answer to his, finding an instinctive rhythm.

I reached for the band of my sweatpants, then paused. Panties too? Too much. I pushed down the pants but left the matching pink bikini panties on.

There was no way I could have heard, but I could have sworn he groaned. I imagined tiny molecules of air vibrating at the sound, traveling all this way and whispering against my lips.

I tucked my fingertips beneath the soft, stretchy hem of my panties, but then he wouldn’t be able to see. Instead I slid my palm over my covered sex and slipped beneath the strip of fabric between my legs. Wet heat met my questing fingers, more slippery than I had ever felt it when alone in my bed. I teased myself along the slick outer lips before sliding upward in search of a particular place—there.

My knees threatened to buckle from the pleasure that coursed through me, from the hard training of the day. I braced myself against the window, one hand on the glass and the other on my clit. It did more than sustain me, it connected me to him, an arc from the outside in, and the result was electric.

He leaned forward, gripping the top of the open door. I watched his other hand ball into a fist before letting my eyes fall shut, imagining that hand on me, holding me just as tightly, bruising me so I would never forget.

Finish it.

I didn’t know whether the words came from him or me, but I let the currents pull me along, let the arousal swirl faster and deeper until I couldn’t find the surface, couldn’t breathe—could only buck and moan and spill all over my furiously rubbing fingers. My stuttered moan was loud in my ears, filling my room before it dropped off into a sigh.

My Book Review:

In the third book of the The Lost Girls series, Tempting Fate, author Amber Lin weaves a passionate erotic romance novella written in the first person narrative that follows the forbidden romance between Rose Murphy and Drew Laramie.

Rose has lived a sheltered life under the protection of her mobster older brother Philip. As Rose's professional ballet career comes to an end because of her age and injuries to her knees, she dreams of opening up a ballet studio and moving out of her brother's home. Drew Laramie is a Harvard graduate and Philip's attorney. Both have harbored a longing for each other for a long time, and now their fantasies turn into reality ... but can their romance last when Philip learns about their relationship?

This is a sensuous novella that follows Rose and Drew's longing, sizzling attraction and sexual tension that unfolds into a passionate romance that will curl your toes! This is a beautifully written story of two people who have waited a long time for each other, through angst and longing, their coming together was palpable and very sigh worthy. I loved watching Rose blossom when she was with Drew, and he was the perfect man for her. As their romance grew, their ability to overcome obstacles that stood in their way with strength and love was captivating and made the story that much more enjoyable. The only drawback is that I wish that this story was a full length novel as I didn't want it to end.

Tempting Fate is a wonderfully sensual, tender and passionate erotic romance story that you will not be able to put down.

Tempting Fate is the third book in The Lost Girls series. While it can be a stand alone read, in order for the reader to fully appreciate this wonderful series, I would recommend that the books be read in sequential order, you won't be disappointed!


About The Author

Amber Lin writes sexy romance with damaged hearts and redemptive love. Her novel Giving It Up received The Romance Reviews Top Pick, a Night Owl Review Top Pick, and was called “truly extraordinary” by RT Book Reviews. The sequel, Selling Out, follows a prostitute and a cop as modern day forbidden lovers. She has an upcoming small town romance with Carina Press in November.

Amber married her high school sweetheart, birthed a kid who’s smarter than she is, and spends her nights writing down her dirty thoughts. In other words, life is good.

Tempting Fate by Amber Lin ~ Virtual Book Tour Page: Goddess Fish Promotions

Virtual Book Tour Contest Giveaway

Win A Signed Paperback Copy Of
Giving It Up 
(Book 1 of The Lost Girl Series)

Author Amber Lin will be awarding a signed paperback copy of Giving It Up, the first book in The Lost Girls series (US only) to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.

Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning.

The tour dates can be found here:

Virtual Book Tour Schedule

Tour Schedule:

September 30: All in One Place
October 7: Long and Short Reviews
October 14: Unabridged Andra
October 21: Harlie's Books
October 28: Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess
November 4: For the Love of Bookends
November 4: Jersey Girl Sizzling Book Reviews
November 11: As the Pages Turn
November 18: Erzabet's Enchantments


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you for the opportunity to host the virtual book tour event.

  2. Great review!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

    1. Hi Natasha! Thank you for stopping by and posting your kind words, I appreciate it. Good luck in the contest giveaway. :)