Gina Gordon: Recipe for Temptation

Find this review and at Ramblings From This ChickRecipe for Temptation is the fourth and final book in the Madewood Brothers series from Gina Gordon Each book features a separate couple and can be read as a standalone The blurb really drew me in here as I was unfamiliar with Gina Gordon before this book So I really went into this one blind and having no expectations While there were things to like here this one was a bit confusing to me and I ended up forcing myself to finish this one after it started out pretty decent if a bit confusing Penn Foster and Cole Murphy have worked together for the past three years with Cole somewhat being her boss again the situation is sort of confusing Penn wants to be on the board of a charitable foundation in which Cole s family runs Cole had a traumatic childhood and does his best to stay out of the spotlight and keep his life private Though Cole and Penn both want each other they both have their reasons for staying away But when Penn goes on a family vacation and Cole shows up things uickly escalate and they find themselves finally giving into temptation But can their relationship last past the vacation or are they destined to be a fling that ends in disaster I really didn t understand all the dynamics between these two and their relationship At first it seems as though they don t like each other at all yet they are attracted to one another But then as you get into the story a bit it almost seems as though these two are close friends that very much admire one another and ust don t act on their feelings It was all a bit confusing and contradictory here and I really didn t know what the deal was I also didn t really get the whole situation as far as their Chastity jobs went either Cole is a successful chef and his family has a charity that helps out children It was clear that Penn worked with them on the the charity and had been around the family for the three years that was constantly stated yet I didn t really see what her exactob was beyond the charity It was all Experiential Learning just a bitumbled for me and I found myself getting lost in what all was going on The main focus here seemed to be on Penn and the dynamics with her family which was a whole other mess I loved the heat and chemistry between Penn and Cole but I felt sort of detached when it came to the connection between them as I didn t really know what was going on The physical side between them though was clear and those scenes were honestly the best parts of this book hands down I have to say though that I absolutely hated Penn s entire family These characters were beyond horrible and I couldn t stand a single one of them Every time it looked like one would have some redeeming uality something would happen and I would hate them even than before The end was too little too late when it came to them and I honestly felt like they weren t genuine at all at that point It seemed too easy and unrealistic and they came off as extremely fake I also hated how Penn was so strong in her everyday life yet with them she was this weak shell of herself that refused to be herself Cole did his best to try and help her embrace that around them but when she would even remotely try it would Die Neurobiologie des Glücks just wind up with her awful family being completely close minded andudgmental So while there were some really great moments here between Penn and Cole and they definitely had some steam between them the rest of this story was ust a mess for me I did finish because I wanted to see what would happen and because this one was thankfully pretty short I think if it had been any longer though that I would probably have given in and uit The only reason that I am giving this one three stars is because when it was ust Cole and Penn together things were good It was the rest of the story that ruined what could have been a really good book for me Looking at other reviews and ratings for this one I seem to be in the minority though with plenty of people really enjoying this book So if it sounds like something you might like you should give it a shot This very well could be an example of not every book is for every person and that person was me in this caseARC Provided by Publisher 2 12 starsThis review also appears on Pretty Sassy CoolThe Madewood Brothers series is one of my favorite series and I really loved the previous books I ve been waiting for Penn and Cole s story ever since Recipe for Satisfaction came out I didn t like this one as much as the other books in the series but no matter it s still hot and I still Gina GordonIf you ve read anything else by Gina Gordon you know that she writes insanely hot scenes filled with chemistry that will make you combust and Recipe for Temptaion is no different Cole and Penn are ultra hot together The story was entertaining and fast paced but I wanted from them Maybe it s because I had built up what was going to happen with them so much in my mind I A New Philosophy of History just didn t expect them to come across as so normal Like I said they re hot He s a great dirty talker and you ll definitely be satisfied after reading this Itust wasn t my favorite Recipe for Temptation is an enjoyable finale to Gina Gordon s Madewood Brothers series It s not my favourite of the four but she has brought us an endearing couple with a good chemistry a fun and frustrating storyline and who don t scrimp on the sexy time when they finally give in to one another It was time for a Murphy to kick some Foster assPenn and Cole have been skirting around one another this entire series and her being the fun confident force of nature company marketing guru and he the uieter brooding of the four brothers I wasn t uite sure how their st. A sexy category romance from Entangled's Brazen imprintShe's the woman he loves to hatePenn Foster wants a lot of things She wants a spot on the board of a charitable foundation She wants to win the stupid plastic family trophy And than anything she wants her tall hot and brooding boss naked in her bed No.

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Iet and unsure of herself What starts out as Cole trying to help Penn survive the vacation turns into them finally giving into their sexual attraction to each other This is the first book I have read in this series and I really enjoyed it My favorite thing about this book was the chemistry between Cole and Penn they were super hot together with a lot of sexy scenes I also liked Cole s brothers and plan to go back and read their stories I look forward to reading by this author ARC provided in exchange for an honest review Slick s review posted at Guilty Pleasures Book ReviewsPsssstI have a secret I m a sucker for the Madewood Brothers there I ve said it and admitting it is half the problem or so they tell me I love this group of men who were saved by a woman from the foster care system I love the family they created and the fact that they try and honor their late foster mom with everything that they do and most of all I love that despite the issues these men have they are good men and the women that love them see that long before they do A man who does everything to avoid the spotlight because he fears that his past will come back to haunt him a woman who for three years has done so much for him and his family and a trip in paradise made Recipe for Temptation a crazy sexy fun story and my favorite of this seriesCole Murphy loves his work as a somewhat famous chef he enjoys feeding people the food he makes and working with his family s foundation supporting all kinds of programs to help at risk children He is haunted by his childhood and what he had to do to survive and the things he witnessed and the situations he was forced to deal with at a young age and the result is he isn t a very nice person He avoids people the media and getting involved but when he finds out that the foundation s media specialist Penn Foster could use his help on her family vacation he decides to repay her for some of the good things she s done for him in the last three yearsPenn isn t happy about being at her family s annual vacation and games but she s determined to win this year Penn would like nothing than to be her real self around her family but she tows the line and shows her family the Penn they want her to be but when Cole arrives to help her with the family games things take an interesting turn and he s determined for her family to see the Penn he knowsThese were such interesting and complicated characters and it was fascinating to watch them unravel each other s secrets and explore an intimate relationship both bound and determined it would only be while in Hawaii and then they d go back to ust friends First off I flat out LOVED that Penn is an expert at dirty talk and curiously that at first it seemed to make Cole nervous Cole was not a talker but he did excel at taking charge which Penn found out she enjoyed as she d always been the aggressor in her relationships I m not kidding when I say there were a lot of sex scenes in this book and they were hot hot H O T Holy smokes were these two well matched despite Cole having some reservations at timesFor the life of me I could not figure out Penn s strange family dynamic and I felt bad for Cole who thought he was going to see what a normal family looked like but instead found he was uite appalled at the way her family treated her and the really less than healthy competition her father drove them all toTheir relationship wasn t easy they both were dealing with feelings they didn t expect and some issues they couldn t ignore but I loved watching them get there even though at times it was difficult What I did really love was how easily they had each other s backs when things got rough with her family I think it was a testament that their feelings were running much deeper than either one realizedI love it when characters overcome adversity and live their dreams and both Cole and Penn were successful in doing so and that s what made this a good story what made it a great story was that along the way they figured out that having someone to share it all with made life all the betterReview copy provided for an honest review 3 That ackhammer is hard to ignore StarsBeing the fourth and final book in the Madewood Brothers series I have to admit I had high hopes for Recipe for Temptation I did enjoy it but I wouldn t say my expectations were really met if I am being honestPenn and Cole have pretty much been circling around each other for all of the previous three books in the series and I was really hoping for the story between them to be ust that between them The inclusion of Penn s pretty abhorrent family and the storyline taking in their Funcation in Hawaii kind of detracted from the focus of this story this couple finally getting together His past wasn t his futureCole has always been the elusive self contained of the brothers and the author did a really good ob of giving him a back story that offered valid reasoning s for it I liked that Penn was pretty much the opposite of him being the dirty talker of the two the reverse to the normal dynamic was a refreshing change I ust really didn t need the rest of the Foster clan and all the erroneous drama that came with them I think this couple together had enough to work through without that addition Watching you suirm for an entire week is going to be entertaining I liked that this book took us away to Hawaii but would have liked a little time spent back with the rest of the Madewood family being the end of the series I would have also liked a longer epilogue All in all an easy going but easily forgettable readARC generously provided via Entangled in exchange for the above honest review. O trust has been decimated Penn with her sexy body and confidence is the only person able to drag him out of his shell Which is why he crashes her vacation and accepts her proposition for no strings sex But is the inescapable heat building between them a delicious temptation or will it end in total disast.

Ory would go But what I liked was how we saw a completely unexpected side to to Penn when faced with her godawful annoying familyCole s reasoning for being the way he is works well it s not over the top nor does it show weakness and this is why I enjoyed him And as sexy as he and Penn are together they also share some lovely moments that inject emotion I loved how the dirty talk aspect was twisted and as much as I disliked her family and wanted to wallop her sisters in law I actually liked the injection of awful and the cheesy nature of the Fun cationI have to say I ve loved this series Finn and his spatula will always mean he s my number one brother but Cole Neil and Jack have all been appreciated and I ve enjoyed their dynamic Recipe for Temptation may not have held any particular surprises but Gina Gordon has ended the series well Copy received courtesy of Entangled Publishing for an honest and unbiased opinion ARC provided by publishers in exchange for an honest reviewimage error Okaybut there was something about this book that ust did not gel with meCoulda been the heroineway too aggressivecoulda been the heroway too passiveI do like the bossemployee trope though review copy provided by publisherI m very much a mood reader when it comes to picking which books to read when although I also do a lot of reading challenges which make me get out of comfort zone One of the reading challenge I m currently trying to finish up reuired a book set in Hawaii and when I came across the description for Recipe for Temptation I knew that I had to pick it up And to say that I was uickly sucked in would be an understatementyou know how sometimes you pick a book up and it ust doesn t catch you immediately so you put it down and start another one or 5 or 6 and then there are other books where you start reading and before you know its 2am and you have to get up at 5amyeahRecipe for Temptation was definitely the latter of the two although it wasn t uite 2am like 1230hahaI fell in love with Penn from almost the first minute I was introduced to her I don t know why maybe because she was ust so likable and REAL compared to her family who wereOMG how to even describe them It actually reminded me a lot of my extended family at times how everyone seems to be perfect except for me although when all is said and done I m probably one of the successful of my siblingscousins even if i m not marriedno kids And as for Coleany guy who is willing to drop what he is doing to travel to another country since the rest of the series is set in Canada to help the woman he loves even if he doesn t want to admit ityeah where can I line up to be issued one of them hahaI didn t actually realize that this was 4 in a series until after I started reading and was introduced to the Cole s brothers but that only made me want to read and in the week following me completing this I read those other 3 books Seeing Penn and Cole s relationship develop through those books only deepened how I felt about them in this one I would recommend reading the previous 3 books in the series first in nothing else to understand Cole s background and how important Penn really is to ALL of the brothers in the series and bonus all 4 books are hot and smexyI know for sure that I will be checking out books by Gina Gordon in the future in fact I could very easily see her being added to my auto buy list if the rest of her writing is as strong as the Madewood Brothers series A solid 4 stars for Recipe for Temptation A group of brothers bought together by Vivian Madewood have been the subjects of this seriesNow it was Cole Murphy s turn and he chose to keep himself hidden out of the limelight which he left shining brightly for the othersCooking was their game and Cole was another prolific chef though he chose to direct his talents towards teaching others Other boys that had had a similar less flavoursome start in life like himselfPenn Foster was the marketing ueen who ruled the part of Madewood that Cole operated in with her Louboutins firmly entrenched in his camp She was sassy sexy oozed so much confidence that Cole had been drawn to her the day he met her three years agoPenn found herself on a weeks holiday but not to kick back relax those stilettos She found herself on a regular family vacation that consisted of a stupid series of challenges that culminated in the win of the Foster Cup She had never won it from her 3 brothers and their respective spouses and she also felt an abnormal level of suppression overcome her whenever she was in their presenceWho should turn up to help her in her challenge nightmare but Cole Fresh from his imminent launch never normally taking time out but he was there the object of her affections and he wanted to win the cup for herThis is only the second book I have read in this series and the second book I have read of Gina s It was an easy entertaining read that dallied between Penn s inability to show her true self to her family and Cole being hung up about his shitty start in life i m afraid that the monotony of eluding to his past but never really giving it any substance wore a tad thin for me The background story introducing Penn s family and her level of interaction with them was enough to carry her side but I felt Cole s backstory was lackingARC provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review 35 starsPenn and Cole have worked together for 3 years When Penn goes on her yearly family vacation Cole shows up to help her win the trophy but when he gets there he sees a different version of Penn than he is use to Normally Penn is loud and a little wild but around her family she is W on a Hawaiian vacation with her family she's desperately trying not to think about how he'd sound whispering dirty things in her earHe's the man she can't haveor can sheCole Murphy keeps himself locked down away from the press and out of the spotlight Still haunted by a traumatic childhood his ability

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