- File Size: 1569 KB
- Print Length: 135 pages
- Publisher: Entangled: Indulgence (March 11, 2013)
- Publication Date: March 11, 2013
- Sold by: Macmillan
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00BQMQGMW
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
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Tempted by Trouble (Entangled Indulgence) Kindle Edition
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Pippa Rowantree is forced to go into exile for a couple weeks while the situation of the scandal slowly dies down. Force to stay with Marco Capello who just sees her as the same party girl that she was seven years prior. Somehow they need to keep out of each others way in order to find peace. Yet, that isn't in the cards for them.
I felt so sorry for Pippa. I don't know, but how many people do stupid things when they were younger. I mean seriously, some people need to make mistakes and learn from them. Pippa was one of those people. However, Marco kept throwing her past in her face. No matter how hard she tried to explain she had change, Marco wouldn't hear. He basically blamed her for ruining his life. Oh man, that pretty sucked.
I liked Marco and disliked at the same time. He was so judgmental towards Pippa it made me dislike him. Then when you read what happen to his life, you kind of understand. However, I kept thinking she was still a teen when all that happen. So, I had mix feelings towards Marco.
Seriously, LOVED the story. Tempted by Trouble definitely tugged on my heart. Throughout the story I felt those tears wanting to come out, because I felt for Pippa. Towards the end the flood gates couldn't be closed. Fantastic read! I personally like the animosity between Pippa and Marco, because of Marco wasn't willing to reconcile with the past. So, if you are looking for a read that tugs at your heart and hope of reconciliation, you might want to read Tempted by Trouble. I must say it was certainly a tempting read.
Flash forward to the present. Twenty-five year old Pippa has left her father's house and has been working waitress jobs to pay her bills. She has given up the parties, and she's given up on her father. He didn't want her around when she was a child, so why should she be hurt when he doesn't want her around now that she's an adult? Though she's striving to put her past behind her, the paparazzi won't leave her alone. They stalk her and snap pictures of her every move, plastering lies about her in tabloids, online, and anywhere else they can find the space for their stories. Because she has a record and has had her share of encounters with the police, she knows that nobody would believe the truth, so she tries to ignore the negative press about her.
After being assaulted by her employer, Pippa finds herself in another mess. She's going to be charged with assault, and because her boss was unconscious and bleeding all over the floor, the police don't believe her story. Her father bails her out of jail and trundles her off to Marco's home in the Caribbean, where she's to stay until her case goes to court. Battered, bruised, and resigned, Pippa's welcome to Marco's home is less than enthusiastic. He tells her the only reason that he's agreed to allow her to stay in his house is because his mother asked him to, and because his house is large enough that they shouldn't have to see each other. Oh, boy! Someone else who believes all of her bad press.
I didn't like Marco at first, and I was worried that I never would. He always believed the worst of Pippa, kept flinging her past in her face, and treated her like a child. He was certain that the assault was her fault, even after seeing the painful and vivid bruises marring her skin. He was so pompous! So arrogant! So alpha that I could almost smell the testosterone wafting from my iPad. Ugh! He was so Italian! He was the worst of my relatives rolled into one angry character who kept blaming a messed up, lonely kid for his problems. Ugh! again! His light bulb moment was almost too late for me to accept his remorse, but when it finally happened, I believed that he realized he had done wrong and that he needed to make up for his poor behavior.
Pippa, I liked right away. She's carrying so much baggage that it's hard to not feel sorry for her, even though that would be the last thing she would ever want. She is a fighter and a survivor, and somehow she's going to make it out of this mess, too. The thought of going to jail is daunting, but she refuses Marco's offer to foot the bill for a cut-throat defense attorney. She doesn't like to be in anyone's debt, and she's damned if she'll be in his. While I wanted her to just give in a little and take Marco's help - after all, she is looking at jail time here - I could understand where she's coming from. The men in her life certainly hadn't treated her well, or given her cause to trust them, so it made sense that she would be wary of accepting his help.
While I wasn't always a fan of Marco, he did turn around near the end of the book. Pippa's emotional and personal troubles are immense, and I thought that the resolution of her relationship with her estranged father was too simplistic and not convincing. Still, I found Tempted by Trouble a quick, engrossing read that kept me engaged in the story. With the warmer weather coming, this would be a great title to toss in your bag for a leisurely afternoon at the beach.
Pippa, a UK socialite, is no stranger to the papparazi. Any mistake she makes, perceived or real, are photographed and publicized. She has tried to straighten her life out for the last 5 years, but people will see what they want and expect to see. Pippa discovers this with the latest incident that has left her phsycially injured and in emotional upheaval. Her father and stepmother are only too happy to send her to stay with her stepmother's nephew Marco, in the Caribbean, out of the public eye.
Ever since Pippa's mother died when she was 7, she has felt lost, unloved, and unwanted. Marco was a bright light to her whenever she saw him, paying attention to her and making her feel things for him that he apparently did not reciprocate. Pippa expects things to be a bit uncomfortable with Marco initially, but she is not prepared for his coldness, nor his belief that she almost ruined his life years before.
Marco has trouble believing Pippa has matured, that she is not all the tabloids make her out to be. As Pippa's stay with him moves along, he begins to see her in a different light and starts to understand her as a way he didn't before, to learn things about her he never knew. But can he move past the past hurts to persue a relationship with Pippa? Can Pippa also move on, come to terms with her past and feel like she does belong, that she is worthy of love?
Michelle Smart really drew me into Tempted by Trouble, I couldn't put it down! Pippa and Marco both have strong personalities that feed off each other and complement each other, two people I can visualize in my mind. They are at times setting each other on fire either verbally or phsycially, depending on where in Tempted by Trouble we find them. Pippa and Marco both demonstrate that they are caring, heartfelt people despite the troubles and, in Pippa's case, the sadness, that plague them.
Tempted by Trouble is a great romance in such a romantic setting...the Carribean. I could smell the salt air and heat as Michelle described the environment.
I highly recommend this book to all romance readers out there!!
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