Tempting the Best Man (Gamble Brothers #1) – J Lynn


13614836Madison Daniels has worshipped her brother’s best friend since they were kids. Everyone thinks she and Chase Gamble would make the perfect couple, but there are two major flaws in their logic. 1) Chase has sworn off relationships of any kind, and 2) after blurring the line between friends and lovers for one night four years ago, they can’t stop bickering.

Forced together for her brother’s wedding getaway, Chase and Madison decide to call a truce for the happy couple. Except all bets are off when they’re forced to shack up in a tacky 70’s honeymoon suite and survive a multitude of “accidents” as the family tries to prove their “spark” can be used than for more than fighting. That is, if they don’t strangle each other first…


A week after reading this book, I’m having a really hard time even remembering it. That probably doesn’t say much about it, huh? I normally read and love everything that J. Lynn a.k.a Jennifer L Armentrout writes, but this book just didn’t cut it for me. The writing was poor, the characters were annoying, and the story was just way too short.

I was so shocked that Armentrout wrote this. Normally, I can tell apart Armentrout’s writing from the rest. She has this snarky, funny quality to all of her writing that just screams her name? But this book? This book screamed a 99 cent Harlequin Romance book that you can find on the bottom shelf in the used book store. Harsh? Maybe. But it’s the truth!

The characters just didn’t do it for me. Maybe if the story would have been longer, then I would have had a better chance of connecting with them, but I really wasn’t the biggest fan of them. I honestly think that it just comes down to character development. There wasn’t enough time to fall in love with anyone in the story.

As for the story, like I said, it was just too short. The characters were weak, the writing was poor, and the whole story had a super cheesy feel to. All of this comes down to the story just not being long enough. I didn’t have enough time to fall in love with anyone, and I was being forced to accept a relationship that I had no time to gain an interest in.

When I look at my Goodreads, I can see that a lot of my blogger friends rated this book 4-5 stars. So, maybe there is something to it! Unfortunately, this book just was not for me.


Pages: 172

Publication Date: April 23rd 2012

Publisher: Indulgence (Entangled)

Source: Ebook

Rating: [rating: 2]