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Jamaican Temptation Paperback – April 15, 2017
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Afton Locke is a USA Today Bestselling Author who prefers romantic fantasies to everyday reality. Fantasies take her to different times, races, places, and beyond. She lives with her husband, several unnamed dust bunnies, and a black cat that can be scary or cuddly, depending on the current book. When she’s not writing, Afton enjoys hiking, cooking, reading, and watching retro T.V.
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I really liked this story. It was different and I'm a lover of different. Justin was Rastafarian and Kyra was a girl who was his temptation. I started out not liking Kyra. She was self-absorbed and materialistic. Justin changed her and I loved her journey. Justin was so nice and sweet but I was mad at him for his decision on whether or not to do a surgery that could save his life. In the end, I'm glad he did it, even though he was close to dying. He made Kyra so much better and she in turn, made him see things beyond his strict beliefs. I really liked this book. Can't wait to read more.
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Originally posted at Romancing the Book
Kyra Mays may be looking for a rich man, which meant that she never imagined she would be tempted by a white man who is a lead singer in a band — and looks like he barely has two coins to rub together.
In Jamaican Temptation, author Afton Locke takes readers to an island getaway where Kyra meets reggae singer Justin Lance, who is far from her ideal of the perfect man. With temptation drawing them closer, will the couple enjoy a few stolen hours of were they destined to be together?
One of the unique aspects of the storyline is the inclusion of the Rastafari faith and its role in Justin’s life. Unfortunately, it appeared that the negative aspects were also emphasized, since Justin had adopted the religion as a way to separate himself from his rich father. Caught between desire and his faith, Justin has to make difficult decisions that will impact the future.
While the love scenes were certainly spicy, I found it a bit ironic given the religious overtones. The man who couldn’t seem to accept life-saving medical treatment fell prey to the warmth of a woman’s body after making such a big deal about avoiding temptation.
The unexpected plot twists provided plenty of opportunity for development, which would have made this a much more intricate story. Unfortunately, many of those opportunities were left dangling and seemed a bit out of place. I can see where the author was trying to make a point about how Kyra evolves as a character who cares about something other than materialistic items. However, that might have been too deep of a concept to weave into what should have been a steamy hot read.
It was a quick quick read with a speedy romance between two people who walked different paths in life. The editing was A+!!! I personally didn't see any errors, which is hard to come by in eBooks - so great job on that.
Now Justin and Kyra.... what can I say?? Their initial conversations were comical - Kyra thought they peculiar, whereas Justin figured they were thought-provoking. What it really showed was how different their lives and goals were. By the ending, they appeared to be on the same page -
“I have a feeling we’re going to get a lot more practice with compromise,” he said.
She moved aside one of his dreadlocks to kiss his cheek. “I think you’re right, but
after what we’ve been through, we can handle just about anything.”
What I wanted more of was to see their relationship develop more organically. The author spent a lot of time focusing on Justin's struggle over his beliefs and little time on the actual relationship with Kyra. Justin wanted to keep proving how much of a Rasta he was, but he kept doing things that were knowingly outside of his beliefs. We saw Kyra focusing on things other than their relationship- she was materialistic and her whole "I want to meet a rich, white man" was a little over the top.
It was an OK read, but I would definitely give this author another try as this was my first book by her.
When I read the dedication and thru out the book it reminded me of Bob Marley's music especially this song:
As you read the story you can tell there was an attraction between the two main characters. And it made you wonder what was going to happen with them. The portrayed to me as a HFN cause you to me personally are just that words and acts speak mountains. So it was up in the air if...
The one thing I really disliked was the religion bit, yeah sure it was necessary to a point but... Both characters are set in their ways and stubborn.
Overall a 3.5 stars.