Welcome to Temptation

Welcome to Temptation

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Hoping for their big break when they agree to produce a documentary about an aging film star's return to her hometown, wedding videographers Sophie and Amy share whirlwind affairs with the local major and the police chief before the project is compromised by a pornographic slant, the mayor's corruption and a murder. Reprint.

McMillan Palgrave

Sophie Dempsey wants to help her sister film a video and then get out of Temptation, Ohio. Mayor Phin Tucker wants to play pool with the police chief and keep things peaceful. But when Sophie and Phin meet, they both get more than they want. Gossip, blackmail, adultery, murder, vehicular abuse of a corpse, and slightly perverse but excellent sex: all hell breaks loose in Temptation as Sophie and Phin fall deeper and deeper in trouble... and in love.

& Taylor

While helping her sister film a video in Temptation, Ohio, Sophie Dempsey encounters the town's handsome mayor, Phin Tucker, and the unlikely duo find themselves drawn into a web of scandal, gossip, blackmail, adultery, and murder.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2000
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312641375
Characteristics: 341 p. : map ; 25 cm


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M_ALCOTT May 02, 2014

How does an innocent documentary turn into a porno? And is there such a thing as a "classy porno" ? And when did oral sex stop being sex? And why does that water tower resemble a phallus? While on location in the small town of Temptation,Ohio, Sophie Dempsey finds herself in need of some "phallic variation" ( her words). What I would call a "phallic muse" to help inspire her, so she can write sex scenes for a movie she's working on with her sister Amy. A movie starring one hit wonder Clea Whipple ( a.k.a " Candy Suds" ), who's looking to make a come back. Phin Tucker (or more accurately Mayor Phin Tucker) is more than willing to provide Sophie with some "phallic variation". Phin is the kind of mayor that likes to please his constituents (o.k. maybe just Sophie). Not all of Mayor Tucker's constituents are happy about the movie though. One of them being his over-bearing mother Liz and the other his council/campaign rival Stephen Garvey, who wants to pass anti-porn legislation. There's also a murder mystery. "Welcome to Temptation" is a smart, funny and sexy novel. I give it four phallus ( I mean four stars).

Dec 18, 2013

I have no idea why I liked this book so much. I think it's because the town (and citizens) of Temptation are so perfectly balanced between insane and serious, that you can't help but love and laugh out loud at how the story changes between murder mystery and mammary water towers. I loved the main characters, they had great chemistry and the sex was hot! Loved the flat out chaos in town for the latter half of the book (made people say and do crazy things which was hilarious to read), the interesting way the murder mystery was solved and of course, the well deserved HEA for our quirky and dynamite couple.

Aug 11, 2011

I love the Dempsey's!

Jul 29, 2011

This is a very sexy and funny read. Entertaining characters that will make you laugh out loud. This is a book you can re read.


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M_ALCOTT May 02, 2014

" Let me get this straight. You don't care that Phin went down on me, but you're jealous that I'm listening to my sister instead of you ? Brandon, I think this is an indication that this relationship isn't working for us. " - Sophie


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