Release Blitz with Review:Tempt by Melanie Harlow

November 21, 2022


You’ve heard the story about the wedding planner who falls for the groom?
Well, this is the one where she falls for his father.
And that groom? He’s my ex.

TEMPT, an all-new scorching hot age gap, forbidden, small town romance, featuring a plus-sized heroine and her ex’s irresistible dad from USA Today bestselling author Melanie Harlow, is now available!


I didn’t realize who the gruff, gorgeous older man was the night he rescued me from a creep in a Manhattan hotel bar. All I knew was that a hot, bearded stranger with a protective streak showed up right when I needed a reminder that real gentlemen still exist.

(Although he left his manners behind after asking me up to his room.)

It was the hottest night of my life, but I never thought I’d see the former Navy SEAL again.

Imagine my surprise at the rehearsal dinner one week later, when my sexy one-night stand is introduced as the father of the groom. Even more surprising? That temptation we felt in New York was no fluke.

In public, we pretend there’s nothing between us.

In private, we can’t keep our hands off each other.

The situation is beyond complicated. Zach never even knew he’d fathered a child until recently, and he wants to earn his son’s trust and respect. As for me, I’m looking for a man who wants to start a family, and Zach has made it clear he’s not that man. He’s fifteen years older, newly divorced, and he lives across the country.

But no matter how many times we draw the line, we keep crossing it.

Nothing so wrong should ever feel so right.

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The one thing that I really like about this author is that she gives you all the feels when it comes to small town romance. You’re going to get swept up in the quaint little town, the loving people, and the thrill of finding that new kind of love and witnessing every moment from start to finish. This is what she brings to every book and this story was no different.

Millie Rose has always had big dreams of doing something on her own eventually but being a wedding planner for her family’s business is more than enough for her right now. She’s single, happy with her family life, and is enjoying being in the present. But one night at a hotel bar changes everything and decides to go out of her comfort zone, Millie embarks on something that she swore she would never do. When that moment resurfaces a few weeks later and makes things in her personal life more complicated, she has to decide whether if some things are worth fighting for.


I don't want to go too deep in the premise of the story but I will say that I really liked that this was a good forbidden romance. It took it’s time in the important parts and the characters actually spent a lot of time getting to know each other and building something good even though it was done in private the majority of the time. Despite a few bumps in the road that threw their romance off track for a little bit, there was still something that was genuine and deep with these characters and you felt their love. It was slow burn, hypnotic and it made you want to be a part of the family.

If you’re looking for a small town eyebrow raising romance, then this one’s for you.


About Melanie Harlow
USA Today bestselling author Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her heels high, and her history with the naughty bits left in. When she's not writing or reading, she gets her kicks from TV series like Ted, Lasso, Schitt’s Creek, and Fleabag. She occasionally runs three miles, but only so she can have more gin and steak.

Melanie is the author of the BELLAMY CREEK series, the CLOVERLEIGH FARMS series, the ONE & ONLY series, AFTER WE FALL series, the HAPPY CRAZY LOVE series, and the FRENCHED series. She lifts her glass to romance readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and pet rabbit.

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  1. Fantastic review, Sonya! xo
    I haven't read from this author for a while, but this one is definitely tempting me :)

    1. Thank you so much Nat!! I really love this author's writing style so I keep going back to her 😍😍