I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * ONCE FORBIDDEN, TWICE TEMPTED by Karen BoothOnce Forbidden, Twice Tempted by Karen Booth
Series: The Sterling Wives #1
Published by Harlequin Desire on September 1, 2020
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Torn between loyalty and lust…

A relationship so off-limits,

It could cost her everything…

Real estate agent Tara Sterling jumps at the chance to start fresh when she inherits part of her late ex-husband’s company. But claiming her rightful place at Sterling Enterprises means working side-by-side with CEO Grant Singleton, her ex’s best friend. Their long-simmering heat spells trouble as both vie for control of the business—and lose control of their thirst for each other…


Such a fresh concept! With the first book in her brand new Sterling Wives series Karen Booth takes her reader on a roller coaster ride of emotion as an unusual set-up comes into play that is oh so juicy. In ONCE FORBIDDEN, TWICE TEMPTED we meet Tara Sterling who steps in to help run Sterling Enterprises with her ex-husband’s best friend. The ending was abrupt, but overall I loved the concept, the characters and the happily ever after! Looking forward to the next in the series.

Tara is the epitome of class. She’s self-assured and successful and has a heart of gold. Watching her come into her own and shine is very rewarding.

Grant is such a nice guy. He has wanted Tara for years, but always respected his best friend and stayed away. Circumstances now have them working side by side and the temptation is overpowering.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a fast paced romance with a mental connection in addition to the passionate draw of the couple with lots of drama in the background to set the stage.


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