Title: Tempt My Heart
Author: Danielle Jamie
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 2 2014
**WARNING** This book will emotionally wreck you!! Do not read at work or in a crowd of people unless you're okay with them watching you ugly cry like Farrah Abraham haaa!! Then as soon as you recover from your emotional breakdown prepare to be VERY hot & bothered!!! This is a heart wrenching tale of love and loss with a sexy twist in the form of rockers Jordon Valentine and Brittan McKenna. If you love sexy rockstars and are a sucker for a sad story then Tempt My Heart is your kind of book. Bloggers say they haven't cried this hard since 'Taking Chances' By Molly McAdams and crushed so hard on a rocker since Kellan Kyle! This standalone is a must read! Brittan McKenna and Jordon Valentine are going to rock your world. BLURB! Brittan McKennaâs life was perfect. After getting engaged to her high school sweetheart her happily ever after seemed to be all planned out. However after 9/11 her fiancÃ© drops out of college to enlist; Brittanâs life takes a swift turn.During his tour she tried to stay strong and hold onto the hope that he'd soon return to her, but then the unthinkable happens and she gets the news every military spouse prays they never have to hear. On the day Cane died, Brittan believed her heart had died along with him...or so she thought until her passion for music causes her to blaze a new trail testing fate and âtempting tomorrowâ. Eight years marks the anniversary of Caneâs death when Brittan sets eyes upon Jordon; a guitarist whose shrouded in mystery and a world class bad boy for her bands opening act, Tempting Tomorrow. Will he have that spark to set Brittanâs heart a light? After swearing off love will Brittan allow herself to feel again after years of trying anything to numb her pain and heartache? Does Jordon have what it takes to win her heart and make Brittan love again? Falling for a rock star is a dangerous game, but itâs a hopeless task when you both have hidden demons. For Jordon love does not exist... not until he meets the lovely Brittan who has the power to tame the untameable beast inside of him. Will Brittan open her heart to love or will she sabotage the relationship before it even has a chance?
Leaning against the sink resting my hands against the cool marble, I stare at myself in the mirror.
What the fuck did I just do? I think to myself as I try to shake the words of doubt from my mind.
I just fucked the most gorgeous woman on the damn planet but now I have a seriously problem. The sex was too good. How the fuck am I going to be able to act as if this didnâtâ happen and travel with her for the next six months?
I now understand why Brittan is so serious about never mixing business with pleasure. But for her and me itâs two totally different reasons.
For her she doesnât want the drama.
For meâ¦itâs going to be torture. Pure. Fucking. Torture. Because I'm going to have to see her every Goddamn day for the next six months and not be able to bury myself inside of her, like I was five seconds ago.
Get your shit together. Sheâs just another chick. Iâll have thousands just like her begging to help me forget about her as soon as we kick this tour off next week.
Raking my fingers through my hair, I take in a full breath of air and blow it out slowly as I finally get my feet to move and head back into Brittanâs bedroom.
Iâm still stark ass naked as I make my way over to my boxers that are lying on the floor at the foot of her bed. Brittanâs eyes land on me and flicker with a look of desire then darken with pain instantly making my chest ache.
Grabbing my boxers I slip them on and ask, âAre you okay?â
Brittan instantly goes from looking like her puppy just died to flashing me an all teeth smile which I can instantly tell is forced. I canât wrap my head around this girl. âYeah, Iâm great. Just tired, todayâs been a roller coaster of emotions that have left my mind and body exhausted.â
I immediately remember an article I read in a magazine the other day with Brittan. She was being interviewed by some music blogger about our upcoming tour, then she was talking about some new charity thing sheâs doing in the memory of her fiancÃ©. If I remember correctly he died eight years to the day. I canât believe she actually showed up to the party with it being the anniversary and all. I guess sheâs just trying to move on with her life.
Now I feel like an ass for coming on so strong tonight.
Crawling onto the bed I lie down next her, propping myself up on my left arm. We both stare at each other for a few seconds without speaking as I gaze down into her gorgeous big brown eyes. I try to see past the facade sheâs putting on for me.
I am trying to keep my emotions in check and not let Brittan see sheâs getting to me. But I'm failing miserably because I instantly notice that Brittan sees the pain in my eyes that Iâm trying to mask. I donât know why but seeing the sadness that is all consuming for her is so raw. I feel as if I can feel every ounce of sadness that sheâs feeling.
Raising my hand, I use the pad of my thumb and gently brush away a few stray strands of her dark silky hair from her face and tuck them behind her ear.
Slowly I slide my tongue over my lips trying to moisten my mouth that is now dry and starving to be quenched by her intoxicating kiss.
So much for just getting the hell out of here. I canât fool myself; I am definitely feeling something for this woman.
Staring down at her I canât help but tell her exactly what is bouncing around inside my head, âYou are a mysterious and captivating woman, Brittan McKenna. I am trying so hard to read you, but I officially think itâs impossible.â
A look of shock and amusement flashes across her face as she falls back on the pillows beneath her. She lets out a low belly laugh that makes my lungs stop working momentarily and my heart stammers against my fucking chest.
I canât control my actions now. My body is taking over and ignoring the voice in my head telling me to get my shit an get the hell out of here, right the fuck now.
Leaning down I kiss a path from the small curve of her jaw, breathing in the smell of me on her skin, mixed with a fruity scent as I work my lips up to her mouth. With each kiss I press to her skin, her laughter quiets and slowly stops.
âSorryâ¦â Brittan says breathlessly with her voice soft and sweet. Each time this woman speaks, she makes my brain go haywire. âI canât even read myself half the time, so donât feel bad. I donât think anyone will ever understand me. And captivating is far from the word Iâd useâ¦more like complicated.â I canât help but take notice to the sadness in her words.
It guts me to know she feels this way.
It's as if no one will ever understand her and will waste their time if they even bother to try. I donât know how she doesnât see what I see. When I look at her I see a woman whoâs strong, talented, beautiful; and has the ability to bring me to my knees with just the slightest touch and those kiss me lips.
Grabbing her chin, I force her to look at me. Sheâs spent the last few seconds with her eyes fixated on the chandelier above her bed, trying to keep from looking at me. Iâm going to make her look at me and listen to what I have to say whether she wants to or not.
I breath in a fast sharp breath before speaking, âTo me, Brittan, you are the most captivating woman Iâve ever met. The second I saw you dancing tonight I couldnât take my eyes off of you. No matter how hard I tried. You donât see it, but you are beautiful and are worth someone taking the time to see the real you. Not the facade you put on for the outside world.â
She just stares up at me frozen and dazed. Her mouth moves but nothing comes out. Itâs adorable. The corners of my lips curl up into a ghost of a smile, as she reaches up gently sliding her delicate little fingers through my hair. I feel her nails scratching at my scalp causing a shiver to shoot down my back and cause my dick to ache in my briefs.
Palming the back of my head she pulls me down to her, crashing our lips together. Giving me one more ârock my fucking worldâ kiss, with those perfect lips of hers. I can feel it in her kissâ¦sheâs saying goodbye. Not just for tonight. Forever.
From here on out weâll just be Brittan and Jordon, two musicians touring together.
I donât know why but I actually feel a little pissed about this.
Normally, Iâm happy that I donât have to try and explain that after tonight there will not be any dates, phone calls, or texts. I expect nothing but a night of casual sex followed by see ya later.
As I pull away from her kiss she whispers up at me with her sexy little voice, âGood night, Jordon.â
My heart stammers against my ribcage again, Iâm now the one forcing a fake ass smile at her. I climb off the bed without saying anything in return. If I try to talk Iâll end up saying something weâll both regret, and wish was never spoken when the morning comes.
In record time, I collect all of my clothes and throw them on before heading out the door and fishing my phone out of my jeans. I quickly shoot a text to the guys letting them know Iâll be at the hotel and will see them in the morning.
I sit down onto the stone steps outside Brittanâs front entrance and call a cab. Within fifteen minutes a tiny yell cab is pulling up and asking me, where to? I donât look back as I tell him the name of our hotel. Looking back at the house where I know sheâs inside alone, will only make this moment more difficult.
Resting my head against the back seat that smells of stale cigarettes, I run my hands over my face, as images of tonight replay in my head. Iâm totally fucked. Just a few hours with her and sheâs imbedded herself inside of me.
The only thing on my agenda tomorrow is getting completely trashed. Hopefully I can find a hot willing chick I can use to fuck Brittan out of my system. If that doesnât work, I know one thingâ¦itâs going to be a long ass six months.
Brittan McKenna meets the love of her life, Cane Allen, at 16 years old. After September 11, 2001, Cane decides he wants to serve our country and join the Army to help fight the war on terror. After proposing, Cane is deployed for the second time. While Cane is away, Brittan gets a chance to sing with her favorite local band in Miami. One fateful day, Brittan's worst fears come true, Cane was killed in action in Iraq. After eight years, a downfall with drugs, and six months in rehab, can Brittan find the strength to stay sober, keep her dreams on track to becoming a world famous rock star, and most of all, find love again? On the eight year anniversary of Cane's death, Brittan's record label is throwing a tour launch party for her band, where she meets Jordon Valentine. Jordon awakens feelings in Brittan that she thought were buried with Cane. Can Jordon break down her walls? Can Brittan overcome her inner demons and let someone new in? WOW, is all can ever say about anything Danielle Jamie ever writes! You always feel every single emotion at every point in her books. This is no exception! Going into this book knowing that Brittan doesn't get her happily ever after with Cane, is upsetting once you read how amazing they are together. Their chemistry is magic. This only makes you cry harder when the tragic news comes. I cried right along with Brittan, feeling like I lost a loved one. This story really hits home. I'm sure we all know at least one or two people who served for our country in the war on terror, or any war for that matter. I for one know quite a few, some close, and some not. I'm very thankful for all who serve, past and present, and always pray for their safety. I found myself hoping and wishing Cane would return home unharmed, even knowing it wouldn't happen. When Brittan meets Jordon, the sparks go wild! I loved seeing Jordon stay by Brittan's side no matter what she did or said. Even at her worst, he helped her through. Danielle really knows how to connect to her readers. You literally feel like you are living the life of these characters. I love an amazing read with so much connection. Brittan and Jordon's journey is obviously not easy, but they do get the happily ever after they both so much deserve. What a roller coaster ride it was, and I loved every second of it. I will rave about this book for as long as I can, and recommend it to everyone. Tempt My Heart is an absolute MUST READ! Five amazing stars from me.
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Amazon Bestselling Author and a mother of 3 wonderful kids. Madison 10 Bailey 6 and Finn 2. I run a successful online boutique, Bailey Booperâs Boutique; many of my items featured on Teen Mom 2.
I live in a small town in NY with my husband of 11 years, enjoying my happily ever after. My perfect day is spending time at the beach, I love the Ocean. Iâm an outdoorsy type of girl; every chance I get Iâm outside walking or running around with my kids.
I have been writing for as long as I can remember but I finally decide to peruse my dreams of sharing my stories with the world when I published my first Novel Irresistible Desire back in March 2013.