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Review & Giveaway: TEMPTED IN THE TROPICS by Tracy March

I loved reading Tempted in the Tropics by Tracy March. It was entertaining from start to finish with the perfect blend of romance, laughter, and passion.  In the follow up book to The Practice Proposal, Tempted in the Tropics follows Paige and Lane’s story. Paige Ellerbee runs Sweet Bee’s Bakery in Maple Creek and Dr. Lane Anderson is in town to cover for his uncle’s medical practice, which is next door to Sweet Bee’s. The two of them have a rocky start, but a long weekend in St. Lucia changes that…

TemptedInTheTropics_500 (1)The pacing of Tempted in the Tropics was perfect. Sometimes in contemporary romance there is a lull here or there in the story, but not so with this one! I really had a hard time putting it down because there wasn’t an easy stopping point – I had to keep reading to find out what happened next.  The setting was awesome because most of it took place in St. Lucia. If Tracy modeled the resort in the book after one she stayed in, I definitely want to visit St. Lucia!

The characters were well developed. Paige is full of spirit and Lane was raised much more conservatively, and is rather “uptight” according to Paige. There are some absolutely laugh-out-loud funny scenes in this book as well as some very sweet and tender “aww” moments.

I really enjoyed the romance build up between Paige and Lane because it was so true of their characters. It was Cole and Liza’s wedding (from The Practice Proposal) that brought Paige and Lane to St. Lucia. There was a little matchmaking going on behind the scenes that made sure they had to spend time together to start things off.

As with Tracy’s other stories, the intimate scenes were left up to the reader’s imagination. She does a fantastic job giving bits and pieces of the physical chemistry like the soft kisses and touches, the characters thoughts and emotional responses and at the end of the book it was just as passionate and sexy as books with detailed sex scenes.

So far it might seem like Paige and Lane had an easy road with their relationship, but that was not the case.  There were still questions and doubts, disapproving parents, ex-fiances, family health concerns and potential job failure that really tested their ability to be together. Through it all, Paige and Lane had great friends by their side and continued to be drawn together by the peace they got from one another. The ending to the story was absolutely perfect and allowed me to let out a very happy sigh. If you are looking for a passionate, romantic and very entertaining contemporary romance read, I highly recommend Tempted in the Tropics!

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About the Book:

Title: Tempted in the Tropics (Suddenly Smitten, #2)
Author: Tracy March
Publisher: Entangled Bliss
Release Date: September 9, 2013
Category: Contemporary Romance
Source: ARC received from Publisher

Official Summary:

The only thing they agree on is the sultry heat between them

Nothing’s more important to Paige Ellerbee than her struggling bakery, Sweet Bee’s. When Lane Anderson, the temporary new doctor hot enough to rival McDreamy, moves in next door, though, she’s sure things are looking up. Until he threatens her business in their first conversation.

Lane just wants to practice medicine responsibly—not argue with the flighty bakery owner next door. But when he finds himself traveling down to the Caribbean to play guitar for Paige’s best friend’s wedding, suddenly the sight of the blonde in a bikini eclipses the fact they can’t agree on anything. And as their vacation romance grows, his reservations about starting something after getting burned by love are washed away like sand on the beach.

But once Paige and Lane land back home, will these polar opposites be able to forgive their feud and find lasting love?

Buy links: Amazon | B&N | Kobo Books

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About the Author:

4575285Award-winning author Tracy March writes romantic thrillers influenced by her career in the pharmaceutical field, and her interest in science and politics. She also writes lighthearted romances inspired by her real-life happily ever after.

Always up for travel and adventure, Tracy has flown in a stunt plane, snowmobiled on the Continental Divide, ziplined in the Swiss Alps, and been chased by a bull in the mountains of St. Lucia. She loves Nationals baseball, Saturday date nights, and Dairy Queen Blizzards—and rarely goes a day without Diet Coke and Cheez-Its.

Tracy lives in Yorktown, Virginia, with her superhero husband who works for NASA. They recently spent two years living in Washington D.C., and enjoy visiting often—especially when the Nats are in town.

Tracy’s links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Pinterest

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Giveaway Details:

Tracy is giving away a Tropics Beach Bling prize pack including a charm bracelet, ring and a $25 Amazon or B&N gift card. Just fill out the rafflecopter form below!

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Thanks for celebrating Tracy’s newest release with us today!

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  1. Sherri Caudill Lewis

    I am reading the book now… I love it! Almost finished because I haven’t wanted to put it down 🙂

    1. Amy

      Hi Sherri – what has been your favorite scene in the book?

  2. Tracy March

    Thanks so much for featuring Tempted in the Tropics, Amy, and for your awesome review! I’m thrilled that you liked the story! 🙂

    1. Amy

      Keep on writing those stories, Tracy! We love them!

  3. Michelle Harlan

    Tempted in the Tropics was such a great book! I loved Paige & Lane! Can’t wait to see what Ms. March has for us next.

    1. Amy

      What was your favorite scene of Tempted in the Tropics, Michelle?

  4. Jessica Adkins

    Great book! Cant wait to read more from Tracy March!!

    1. Amy

      Thanks for stopping by, Jessica!

  5. bn100

    Nice review

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