NOW AVAILABLE!! Tempting Little Tease by Kendall Ryan ~ Sarah A’s Review

A hot new standalone romance from New York Times bestseller, Kendall Ryan.

She’s the tutor I hired to teach me Italian.

She’s way too young for me, but she’s also gorgeous, bright and filled with a curiosity about life that I find incredibly refreshing.

It’s fucking adorable.

I’m old enough to know better, but this pretty young thing tempts me beyond belief. And for the first time in my life, I can see myself falling.


Is this what it’s like to be pursued by an older man? The complete confidence, the lack of expectations, the sincerity?

My God, it’s exhilarating.

Quinn Kingsley is totally unexpected. I’m moving to Italy in three weeks to teach English, and while I never expected something so real to develop between us so quickly, our chemistry is undeniable.

There’s something so sexy about this back and forth he and I share. Flirting with this man is like playing with fire, and I’m bound to get burned.

Io sono attratto da te. I’m attracted to you, he tells me.

But is our attraction enough to get us through the complications of a massive age gap and an international love affair?

Only one way to find out…

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Tempting Little Tease was a super quick read.  I was finished with it two hours after starting, all while dealing with my kids at the same time.  It bodes well for the novella (I’m sure this can’t be novel length) that I was so invested in it that I continued reading throughout my regular daily tasks.  Alessandra and Quinn’s story was sweet, short, and sexy.  It would be a great way to spend an afternoon.

Tempting Little Tease is the fourth book in Kendall Ryan’s Forbidden Desires series.  After the first two books, which both focus on Gavin and Emma’s relationship, each book focuses on a different brother and can be read as a standalone.  However, the boys are all brothers, so reading each book in order gives greater insight into what makes each man tick.  Tempting Little Tease is written in dual first-person perspective, narrated by Quinn and Alessandra

Quinn’s story was the lightest of the Kingsley brothers’ stories.  There was never any question of the pair’s feelings about one another.  I never once considered there was something that may stand between the two of them and their happily ever after.  Alessandra and Quinn’s story was one of immediate attraction and insta-love, but it very much worked for them.  I greatly appreciated the fact they were both so open with everything, and there wasn’t any secret keeping, as those stories where the climax is completely predicated on a miscommunication can be frustrating.

Tempting Little Tease was a surface story.  If that’s a thing, if it’s not, I’m making it one, and I will define it as a story that only scratches the surface of a potentially much larger tale.  The story was only about the beginning stages of the relationship, never really delving into the characters beyond a few surface details.  It worked in a way where I was satisfied with Quinn and Alessandra together, but I love digging in deep with my characters and wish we could have seen more about who they were as people, outside of their relationship and respective careers.

I wish we could have got to know more of the inner workings of Quinn.  Throughout the first two books he was such an enigma, and I’m still not sure I know who he is as a person.  He seems to be a great romantic partner and an attentive lover, but I still don’t feel like I know what is beyond all of that beautiful façade that is Quinn.

Thus far, I’ve really enjoyed Kendall Ryan’s Forbidden Desires series, but Temping Little Tease didn’t stand up to its predecessors.  It felt too light to fit in with the other stories, and the character development wasn’t nearly as in depth.  I still have great hope for the final book in the series and fervently hope it returns to the same tone and intensity we got in the first couple of books in the series.

Forbidden Desires Book 1

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Forbidden Desires book 2

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Forbidden Desires book 3

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Forbidden Desires book


A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She’s a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she’s appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.

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