Renee Rose ~ Don’t Tempt Me ~ Blog Tour / Excerpt / ARC Review




Don’t Tempt Me, an all-new smoking-hot dark mafia standalone romance from USA Today bestselling author Renee Rose is available now!







I grew up in The Family, but I’m no mafia princess.
I’m the castaway they threw crumbs to after my father’s murder.
Now Joey LaTorre shows up at my door and won’t take no for an answer.
He’s the bad boy I crushed on as a teen–
Dangerously handsome.
Deliciously dominant.

But I can’t fall for a man like him. I won’t.
I’ll never return to La Cosa Nostra.
Even if he learns to unlock every secret to my body–
I must keep him away from my heart.

The book is a lengthened and revised version of the previously published story The Bossman.






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“Why me?” The words croak out of me.

He tilts his head to the side. “I don’t know, Soph. I just think…you might be the one.”

Panic rises in my throat. I might have conceded we were exclusively screwing. But I’m not getting pulled back into the Family. No matter how weak-kneed its crown prince makes me.

“I’m not, Joey.”

His expression shutters, but if anything, he looks more resolute. More stubborn. “We’ll see. For now, no more men. Got it?”

I lift my chin. “Are you asking me or telling?”

“I’m asking.” I see a flicker of humor around his lips. “In a forceful way.”

I can’t help it. I laugh. “Yeah, I’m getting that.”

His hands are gentle on me now, settled on my hips. He brushes his lips over the shell of my ear. “Do I still get dinner tomorrow night?”

I don’t know why I’m trembling–whether it’s from the orgasm or the conversation or just Joey’s continued closeness. “Yeah.” I breathe the word.

He puts a knuckle under my chin. “Yeah?”

I stare into the dark brown pools of his eyes and nod.

His lips brush over mine. “I’ll see you tomorrow, then.”

The moment he leaves, I miss his body. Crave his attention back on me. Want to learn his secrets. But that’s crazy. I don’t know what I’m doing with this man.

Hot sex is one thing, but I can’t get into a serious relationship with him. Tomorrow night I’ll explain that clearly. When his hands aren’t on my skin. His scent isn’t surrounding me. Before he makes my body hum and my throat hoarse from begging.




My ARC Review:

Book 2 in this Made Men series, and edited and extended version of The Bossman, a good entertaining age-gap / mafia read with plenty going on!

Sophie works as a massage therapist, struggling to make ends meet at the best of times, living on her own. Her father was in the mafia until he was killed, her mum suspects they had something to do with his death, never liking him being in the mafia, and got out of the Family with Sophie after he was killed. Her mum moved away to Florida and remarried, Sophie stayed loving what she did, but you never really get to leave the Family…..

Joey cooks the books for the Family, he has a back injury and is recommended to go see if Sophie can help him out. He hasn’t see her for years, since the day of her dad’s funeral when he took her away to the coast for some time to herself. It’s years later and little Sophie is all grown up and beautiful, the pull to her is still there, and Joey finds himself lusting after her, as she tries to mend his sore back.

Sophie can’t believe Joey is in her studio after all these years, but boy is she glad she’s the one tending to him and his sore muscles, but she’s getting a little hot under the collar! But he’s part of the Family, something she want’s nothing to do with, she is still raw and angry about her father’s death, but cannot ignore the pull she is feeling towards Joey. Her healing hands end up riling Joey up until he can no longer resist and takes her in her studio. He knows one taste of Sophie will never be enough, and he get her to commit to having 3 dates with him, in the hope he can win her round.

These two work so well together, Joey is older and experienced and Sophie finds herself submitting to him, enjoying his dominance and control, finding out she has a bit of a kink for it. Hot scenes with good power exchanges, spankings and punishments with sass from Sophie and Joey knowing how to push all her buttons. Joey finds himself rethinking about his whole way of life, he wants more of what Sophie can offer, but can he step back from the Family and offer her more?

This was a good read with plenty going on, not just in the bedroom, but with a rival gang, a disloyal member of the Family with threats and danger around every corner! Looking forward to reading more from this series.




About Renee 

USA Today Bestselling Author Renee Rose loves a dominant, dirty-talking alpha hero! She’s sold over a million copies of steamy romance with varying levels of kink. Her books have been featured in USA Today’s Happily Ever After and Popsugar. Named Eroticon USA’s Next Top Erotic Author in 2013, she has also won Spunky and Sassy’s Favorite Sci-Fi and Anthology author, and Romance Reviews Best Historical Romance. She’s hit the USA Today list ten times with her Chicago Bratva, Bad Boy Alpha, Wolf Ranch books, and various anthologies.


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