Book Title: The Right Temptation
Author name: Diane Escalera
Publication date: July 1, 2013
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Can a childhood crush mature into the real thing?
Kayla Martinez has recently landed an RN position at a prestigious hospital in her hometown. The new job is everything she’s hoped for, especially when one hot specimen shows up in the ER. She hasn’t seen her childhood crush in years, and considering how much hotter he’s gotten over time, she almost ends up needing resuscitation.
The last thing Nico LaCosta needs is a broken arm. Now his pal’s kid sister wants to soothe his pain, but he’d rather keep his distance so her big brother doesn’t break his other arm. Kayla’s no child anymore, though. She’s one hot-blooded woman, determined to remind him of a mind-blowing kiss back when they were teenagers. Leave it to Kayla to drop by his house unannounced and play Nurse Seductive. A guy has to follow the buddy code, or face the consequences. Still, sometimes giving in to temptation is worth it…
CONTENT WARNING: Racy Language, Hot Sex, Lusty Latin Lovers
This novella is perfect for readers who love stories about adults reconnecting with a childhood crush. This is book 2 of the Latin Heat Trilogy by Diane Escalera. I hadn’t read the first book in the series, but I didn’t feel lost reading the second novel. The main characters, Nico and Kayla, have most of the focus of The Right Temptation, with only a little interaction from a few secondary characters. I think you could comfortably pick this up as a stand alone read.
The “Latin Heat” part of the book is shown through the spiciness of these two Latin lovers connecting. The author incorporated Spanish phrases into the book, adding to the authentic feel of the dialogue. I give this book a 3.5 star rating, because the ending and conflict resolution was a little too quick in my opinion. I felt like there was a lot of build-up, and I wanted more action and heat at the end. But overall, I’m happy I spent a couple hours reading this cute romance.
Reviewed by: Monica