Blog Tour – Far Too Tempting by Lauren Blakely – Holly’s . . . Star Review, Guest Post and Giveaway



Jane Black has written the break-up album of the century, earning her a Grammy, a huge legion of new fans, and the pressure to repeat her success. Sure, the heartbreak from her husband’s unconventional abandonment might have been her inspiration, but it hasn’t done her any favors in the dating department. So when Matthew Harrigan, the toughest music journalist out there, asks for an interview, Jane agrees—as long as her personal life is completely off-limits. 

British, gorgeous, and way too tempting, Matthew’s the first guy Jane’s been attracted to since her husband. As she spends more time with him and their relationship heats up, though, so does her writer’s block. How can the queen of the break-up pen the perfect follow-up when she’s seriously in love?

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★★★★☆ 4.5 Stars

When I first read the synopsis for Far Too Tempting by Lauren Blakely I instantly wanted to read it. I can’t resist a rock star book anyway but the fact that it’s the female main character who is actually the rock star was such a novel concept that I couldn’t wait to get stuck into it and when I did, the world around me ceased to exist as I got lost in Lauren’s latest offering of literary fabulousness!

The premise that had me so desperate to read this book was really not a let down. Each of the characters – both main and secondary – were brought to life in a way that made them seem real to the reader and the fact that Jane (the female main character) was a single mom made it really easy to relate to her.

The “unconventional abandonment” of Jane’s husband was something I’ve not seen in books before but does happen in real life so I’m so glad that it was highlighted in Far Too Tempting. It had a great shock factor to it and the scene where Jane describes how it happened had tears pouring from my eyes! It was executed so brilliantly it made the reader feel all the pain and heartache thst Jane felt.

And then we have Matthew Harrigan. Who can resist a British guy? Well being a Brit myself, usually I can but evenI was a swooning, giggling mess over all of Matthew’s British charm. What a character! He’s smooth, sexy, charming and will have women’s ovaries exploding all over the world. You need to meet this delicious piece of man candy.

The book on a whole was absolutely fantastic but one of my favourite parts was the email exchanges between Jane and Matthew. They were fun and flirty and filled me with a giddiness that I could have sat and read nothing but their messages to one another and be perfectly happy.

Far Too Tempting is a fantastic story of second chance love and Lauren Blakely is fast becoming one of my favourite authors. I cannot wait to see what she has for next and I would honestly recommend anything she writes. 4.5 stars.


Music journalist Matthew Harrigan, let’s us in on his perfect songs for Far Too Tempting.



Ring of Fire – You have to love him. He’s the Man in Black.
I Want to Hold Your Hand by the Beatles – You probably thought I’d pick a more complex Beatles tune, like a Day in the Life or Hey Jude. But the simplicity of this song wins out – you can’t listen and NOT smile.
One by U2 – U2’s best song ever. The lyrics are masterful!
London Calling by The Clash – Rock, punk and anger all in one, this song took on the system.
Vacation by the Go-Gos – Surprised you there, didn’t I? But who doesn’t want to go on vacation?
Sweet Child O Mine by Guns N Roses – Like there’s any question about this song’s epic-ness
Call Me by Blondie – Can’t stop playing it.


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Lauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and her books have appeared on the New York Times,
USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists. Like
the heroine in FAR TOO TEMPTING, she thinks life should be filled with
family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren
lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs. She loves
hearing from readers! Her novels include Caught Up In Us, Pretending
He’s Mine, Playing With Her Heart, Trophy Husband, and Far Too
Tempting. On November 21, she’ll release the edgy new adult novel THE
THRILL OF IT. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney.






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