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Enticing Interlude by Michelle Mankin
Series: Tempest #2
Published by Selfpublished on 4 February 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Source: Kindle Purchase
Reading Challenges: 2015 TBR Pile Reading Challenge, Bookish Resolutions Challenge 2015
To the talented vocalist Justin Jones, love is merely a game that he plays by his own rules.
But to Bridget Dubois, love and heartache are one and the same.
Broken too many times before, the delicate beauty keeps her emotions carefully concealed. Bridget has her own set of rigid rules when it comes to men. She prefers to avoid them altogether, especially dangerously seductive auburn haired emerald eyed players like Justin.
But the new lead singer of the rising rock band Tempest doesn’t like to be ignored. Justin is used to getting what he wants, and now he’s set his sights on Bridget.
Suddenly, it’s no longer a game.
What do you do when the one you can’t have turns out to be the one you can’t live without?
As the pressure builds, will it temper them or will it shatter them both like fragile crystal?
Enticing Interlude was definitely enticing, and if not for the way Bridget reacted when a stranger (to her) told her lies about Justin, I’d have given this 5 stars – but that just frustrated me too much!
Enticing Interlude is Justin’s story, as he takes over as lead vocalist in Tempest after War leaves the band behind in a fit. At first, it’s hard for Justin to find his place, especially because Bryan is weary of him and the connection he has to Lace. When Lace’s friend from rehab, Bridget, arrives with her young son, however, Justin is completely taken with both of them. And he finally understands that having one-night-stands with groupies will never make him happy. Bridget has been burned so badly in the past that she doesn’t want any man in her life apart from her son. Coming to Vancouver to stay with Lace, she just wants to lick her wounds and get herself back on her feet again.
I really enjoyed the whole storyline in Enticing Interlude, apart from when someone from Justin’s past comes and shares supposed truths with Bridget, and she doesn’t even question anything that person says. The relationship between Justin, Bridget and her son was so sweet, and I loved seeing Justin being more responsible than he had been in the Brutal Strength stories where I had gotten to know him.
With the mystery of Bridget’s past, Enticing Interlude was indeed enticing, and I enjoyed how she slowly learned to open up to her friends about what she needed to do to secure her future so it would be much better than her past. Written in past tense from dual points of views with chapters from both Justin’s and Bridget’s perspective, I got to know both characters really well, and I fell in love with both of them!
Those gorgeous eyes appeared to have been doing some checking out of their own. I felt exposed beneath the intensity of his gaze. My pulse started thundering loudly inside my ears and the space between us became supercharged with electricity like the atmosphere back in Florida just before a lightning strike.
Refreshing. The complete opposite of the woman who’d wrecked my bed last night and would likely disturb my dreams for nights to come.
Who the hell was Carter? The thought that Bridget might have a boyfriend bothered me more than I cared to acknowledge at this point.