A Lesson in Temptation (A Stanton Family Novella)
by Audra North
Adam Harkness pulled himself out of poverty to become one of the world’s most respected Finance professors, but at the cost of his personal life. When a well-meaning friend gifts him with a dance course, Adam decides to attend one class out of courtesy, but no more than that. He has work to do, after all – or at least, that’s what he tells himself.
After being bullied in high school, Julie Stanton took refuge in her studies. But now that her hard work has paid off and Julie has found success in her job, it’s time to focus on finding the same happiness in the rest of her life.
When Adam walks into the same tango class that Julie signed up for, she recognizes him immediately as the professor whom she had a crush on in college. Both Adam and Julie have proven themselves to be excellent scholars. But when the attraction between them turns into something more, will they be able to open their hearts and learn a new lesson – how to love.
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review
Wow this author really knows how to write novella’s! Usually novella’s are a bit of struggle for me, while I love how they can add to a series, I often find novella’s too short or rushed. Well Audra North her novella’s are nothing like that.
As soon as I picked up this book I didn’t want to stop reading. The two main characters intrigued me and I liked how they coinidently met again and how that added fuel to their attraction again. While at first it sounds like the focus is mostly on the lust, there is a lot of love and depth to this story as well. Julia and Adam really get to know each other and they where so good together. Although there where some momentswhere I just wanted to shake some sense into Adam.
Even while it is a short story I still got a good idea of who the characters are and why they are the way they are. There is some background and some information about their current jobs and why they work there. I liked getting to know them and the romance was hot and well done.
I can’t wait to read Audra North her other novella’s in this series as well (this is the second book I read in this series) and this series certainly helped changed my opinion of novella’s. There where some small references in this book to other books in this series, although I didn’t got all of those as I haven’t read all the other books yet.
To conclude: I really enjoyed A Lesson in Temptation and once I started reading I didn’t want to stop. Audra North writes awesome novella’s, they aren’t rushed at all and there’s a surprising amount of depth in the story. I liked both character and they where so good together.
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