Tempted - Megan Hart

"Love is some messed up shit."

So are my feelings towards this book.

Tempted by Megan Hart had some really good moments and it was sensual and intensely erotic but it left me with too many conflicting emotions to give it a higher rating.I liked the unconventional theme and the first half was entertaining and engaging, but I felt my initial interest getting weaker as the story progressed.

I don't need to like the characters to enjoy a story but I could never connect with the MC or empathize with the couple’s relationship, which prevented me from experiencing all the emotional turmoil that this situation is supposed to convey. The characters are flawed, but not very interesting and the story has a realistic quality to it, it addresses some real-life problems and while I appreciate that, at the same time, it all felt flat, cold and devoid of emotion.

Another connection that I didn’t feel was the one between Anne and Alex. I understand why she felt "tempted" by him but the sudden strong emotional attachment that she claimed to feel for him, just wasn’t convincing enough.

I am aware that this isn't a typical romance and given the circumstances, I wasn’t expecting a satisfying ending but the one we got was very disappointing, especially regarding the relationship between Jamie and Alex, I felt that it ended leaving many unanswered questions and many unexplored possibilities.

This story left me with a sense of restlessness, but despite my feelings towards this book, I have to say that I really liked the writing, it was compelling enough to make me want to read more books by Megan Hart.