THE CASE FOR TEMPTATION – Robyn Grady
About That Night , Book 1
Harlequin Desire #2712
Contemporary Series Romance
Los Angeles, New York City & Australia – Present Day
Lawyer Jacob Stone is attending a wedding in Los Angeles where he meets spa owner Teagan Hunter. He doesn't catch her last name at the introduction, which proves to be an issue after they spend a passion filled night together. Turns out that Teagan is part of the Hunter family, the same family that he is about to file a defamation suit against on behalf of his client. At first, he doesn't let on he realizes who her family is as he whisks her off to meet his family. But it comes out—and eventually breaks them up. Teagan's first loyalty is to her family, and not to Jacob, even if she's falling in love with him.
For Jacob, there is a lot going on while he tries to determine whether there's any chance of a future with Teagan. He likes her—a lot—but between his client and a new wrinkle in his life, he can't focus on how to make things right with her. While they are grappling with what to do with the “legal matter” that hangs over their heads, Jacob learns that his ex-girlfriend gave birth to his son without telling him she was pregnant. For Teagan, a baby is an issue for her because it brings back the painful memories of her miscarriage—and the fact that she can no longer have children.
There is a lot going on in THE CASE FOR TEMPTATION and as such, this tale takes place over several weeks. The moment Jacob and Teagan meet at the wedding reception they are hooked on each other. Would he have not spent the night with her if he'd realized who she was related to? Hard to say, because the intense attraction between them was too hard to ignore. At first, Jacob thought they could work past the issue, but that may have been lust clouding his judgment. As for Teagan, she is confused over her feelings for Jacob, but knows her family is her first priority. After Jacob learns of his previously unknown son, it makes it easier for her to walk away. Yet, despite the breakup, neither can forget the other.
THE CASE FOR TEMPTATION is an emotional tale and one that readers won't soon forget. Between the instant attraction, becoming an instant father, and the barriers placed between them, Jacob and Teagan have to deal with plenty of stuff before they can find a future together. This tale is connected to The Hunter Pact series, which focused on Teagan's brothers and appears to bridge that series to a new one involving the Stone family. You will see (and catch up with) the Hunter family while getting insight into the Stone family.
A complicated and emotional tale you won't want to miss, be sure to pick up THE CASE FOR TEMPTATION.