Love So Tempting - Marquita Valentine

Love So Tempting

By Marquita Valentine

  • Release Date: 2015-08-18
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 221 Ratings


Prim and proper beauty queen Lemon McCoy is at her wit’s end when one night of passion leaves her pregnant by Jessamine’s favorite ladies man, Tristan Lawson. Forced to turn to her childhood tormentor in her time of need, she convinces Tristan to marry her to keep the gossip in their small town at bay.

Marine turned hometown librarian Tristan Lawson has secretly loved Lemon McCoy for years but they can’t seem to be around each other without trading insults. When Lemon finally spends the night with him, it’s a dream come true, and he hopes, the start of something more. But the very next morning they are back to their bickering ways that forces the two apart. Until Lemon confesses that she’s pregnant with his baby, giving him a second chance he never expected.

Although Tristan agrees to a marriage of convenience, he is confident he can show Lemon they are right for each other. But can Lemon trust him with her heart, or will their past be too much to overcome?

This iBooks Edition contains: All new and exclusive content with Bonus Chapters 16 and 17.

The Lawson Brothers Series:
Love So Hot- Brody
Love So True - Lucas
Love So Irresistible - Mason
Love So Tempting - Tristan
Love So Perfect- Austin
Love So Unexpected- Caleb
Love So Right- Preston


  • Favorite

    By 512 books
    This one is my favorite so far☺️
  • A fantastic, emotion-filled romance

    By ficcentral
    The verbal sparring between Lemon McCoy and Tristan Lawson is practically a legend in their small town, but it hasn’t always been such a battle between them. Years have passed, though, and their animosity toward each other hasn’t faded, making things that much harder when one night of giving into their attraction leads to pregnancy and a sudden marriage. The Verdict: This story has been building since the beginning of the series, so of course I couldn’t wait to find out what was in store for Lemon and Tristan! Back when Tristan was deployed, he and Lemon sort of inadvertently became pen pals. He shot off a quick, funny letter, she responded with her usual wit, and a friendship grew from there. But what could have been their great love story was shot to hell when other people interfered, and Tristan and Lemon’s pride kept them both from revealing their true feelings for each other. Fast forward several years, and they’re both still harboring plenty of attraction, love, and loathing for each other. But one unexpected night together leads to an unplanned pregnancy, and they finally get their chance to make things right — if they can put aside their barbs and let their hearts show a little. One of my favorite things about this series is the quick wit among all the characters, none more so than that between Tristan and Lemon. There’s no denying the sexual tension between them, but they won’t let down their guards for one second around each other. Fortunately, one night they let things go too far, and in forgoing the condom, they’ve finally created a situation in which they have no choice but to show some vulnerability. The second Lemon told Tristan that she was pregnant, things started getting really good. Even as he was trying to hide his feelings long enough for her to get more comfortable with him, his best side began shining through. Of course, he’s a man, so he certainly screwed up once or twice, but he did his best to put Lemon and their child first. Likewise, she didn’t hesitate to uproot her life to start a future with him. Had their history been different, I probably would have thought they were both idiots for jumping into a hasty marriage, but even though they each claimed it was for the baby, it was clear it was for themselves, too. They were careful not to reveal too much, but they were also surprisingly honest with each other, and when the whole truth finally came out, it was impossible not to mourn the time they’d lost. Lemon’s sister is a piece of work, and while I’m sure her story is coming up, there’s a part of me hoping it’s all miserable and angsty for a good long while. She certainly deserves it after what she pulled. But watching Lemon and Tristan reconnect was still awesome, and even though we definitely got a fully developed story, the pages flew by so fast! Their background story allowed the quick pace of their relationship to flow seamlessly, and their chemistry was beyond perfect. Love So Tempting is a fantastic, emotion-filled romance that had me rooting for the characters from page one. ***FicCentral received this book from Wordsmith Publicity for free in exchange for an honest review.
  • Great story

    By royalc11
    I had been waiting for this story ever since I read the first book in the series! The book reads so much better when you've read the previous 3 books that give you a glimpse into their dysfunctional relationship. I only wish the book had been longer & maybe went a little deeper. But it was still a great read. Tristan by far is my favorite brother! & Marquita keeps me intrigued with every book, no matter which series. Fantastic!
  • Awesome

    By L madrid
    I absolutely loved this book. I have read all your books so far in the series and I always look forward to the next one,
  • Love So Tempting Lawson Brothers Book 4 Marquita Valentine

    By Groomsmom
    This novel opens with a Marine on his tour of duty getting letters from someone from home. They grew up together, but have always had a rocky relationship. The letters between Tristan Lawson and Lemon McCoy are funny, sarcastic and sometimes even sweet giving us an idea of their "friendship." After an injury that sends him home he heads straight to Lemon's house, where he is turned away by Apple, Lemon's sister, telling him lies to "protect her sister." Lemon never learns about this encounter. A few years go by, Tristan is now the head librarian in their struggling library, Lemon owns her own business and is still living at home. She delivers some papers from her father to Tristan, and the old sparks combust. For one amazing night, all their bickering is pushed aside. But in the morning, it's back. But, something happened that night that can't be swept aside. Lemon is pregnant, she wants the baby and she wants to marry Tristan. This novel can be read as a stand alone, but characters from previous books are a large part of the story. I found myself wanting to shake Apple for her cruelty to both Tristan and Lemon. Their growing love is sweet and touching, and they find out they can handle just about anything together even with interference and bumps in the road. An enjoyable story with a very satisfying ending. I received this ARC from the publisher and NetGalley for an honest review. Pat Fordyce
  • Must read!

    By Jujulove17
    I am so addicted to all of Marquita's books! I loved Tristan and Lemon's story. So perfect. A Hot marine and a beauty queen! Can't get any better than that. Sweet, funny, romantic and super sexy. These Lawson men will make you swoon.
  • Sweet and satisfying love story.

    By Josephina57
    I love the Lawson brothers and Tristan and Lemon's story is another winner. Can't wait for the next book in the series.