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Tempting Tessa is a book that I took a chance on because the synopsis grabbed my heart. I loved the cover image knowing the Hero in our book would be a Vet and hoping we'd see everything that goes along with that. I'm here to say, I REALLY ENJOYED this book.
Jake and Tessa are a couple that have experienced more sorrow than most of us experience in a lifetime. Tessa is a young woman that's raising a son with the love of her life, until the unimaginable happens and she's all alone to raise her beautiful little boy Ty. Jake on the other hand gave a great sacrifice to fight for the freedoms in our country and because of that, he carries a heavy load. Then one day thanks to a broken pipe these two come into each other's lives.
There is an instant draw for both of them which their best friends are happy to help them expand on. I loved how they had this "setup" just to see if there was the chemistry they were both feeling individually. These two are perfect for each and in so many more ways as we find out the further we read in the story.
There's such a sweetness to the way Jake and Tessa explored the beginning of their love for each other. Having said that, don't think there isn't any heat when these two get down to it...because OH MY!!! And the way Jake is with Ty just warmed my heart. For these two to find each other to fit into each other's lives just proves they're meant to be . There's some revelations that come about because of their circumstances that just reinforces this as well.
Overall, Ms. Lind did a good job with her character development and plotting the story. I will say one of the things that bothered me a little is there is a stiltedness to the conversations between our H/h. Because of this, reading the book wasn't as smooth as I'd like it to be. This won't keep me from reading her future books because as I said early, I love watching debut authors grow into their own and I see a very bright future for Ms. Lind.
Tessa is handed a huge blow in the prologue of the story with dealing with her husbands death. He was her everything along with their son Ty. He was her first and only love. She struggles for years to move on from that, but in doing so she seems to have closed herself off the the possibility of love beyond her son. Jake is not a stranger to pain. He suffered a major injury while fighting for our country and lost his leg. He has struggled with PTSD and learning how to walk again with the use of a prosthetic limb but he never lost hir positive outlook on life. These two are perfect for each other, but it takes time for Tess to open herself up to Jake. We are a part of that journey and are able to watch their love grown. This is not an insta-love story and I love that! This is basically the story of their love from start to finish. We get to see their love progress and also there hard times as well. Lind did not just show us the good, but the bad as well, which is true in real life. There is good and bad in every relationship, it is how you weather the storm that makes it all worth while.
My biggest complaint about this story is we are given absolutely not reaction or feeling about Jake and his prosthetic leg. Lind completely glances over it. I understand that Jake has come to terms with it so it is probably not a big deal to him at all, but doesn't Tess have a reaction. We read about their discussions about having one, but we are never given any information about either characters feelings about it. It is completely implausible to say that neither character had any reaction to it at all. Lind makes it a point to show the emotions of the characters in every aspect of their growing love story to us, but this is just left to the way side like it is secondary information. This is information is important to the story line, but also important for us and Tessa to be able to understand Jake better and what he has gone through. By just glancing over that aspect of Jake's life, we are left with many questions that come up again later in the story line.
Tempting Tess is another short read, but is worth it. We are not cheated out of anything in this story. Lind does any amazing job wrapping up all the lose ends and ensuring that Jake and Tessa's journey is completed. I personally can not wait for her to write something else!
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