I very much enjoyed reading “Tempting Fate” by Alissa Johnson. The tenor of this story is light as air, with a healthy dose of sexual tension around the main characters that we can see from the beginning are perfect for each other…if they could just quit arguing.
Mira was left an orphan when her parents died, and their will placed her under the care of a distant relative who turned out to be a thorough rotter! But as luck would have it, she literally fell into the company of a similarly aged girl on a neighboring estate and ended up spending most of her time there, an honorary member of the family. Over the years, she’s gotten plenty of enjoyment from teasing, fighting, and insulting the oldest brother and heir Whittaker. Now if she can just hold for two more years, she’ll be out from under the heel of her nasty relative.
Whit is handsome, rich, and quite a catch. If he could only stomach the simpering girls of the ton, he’d be a much happier man. Well, that and if he could quit letting Mira get the best of him. With his mother’s house party in jeopardy, she extracts a promise from Whit and Mira to be ‘nice’ to each other and on their best behavior. Imagine their surprise when, with no insults to banter, they discover something a bit more…
I enjoyed “Tempting Fate” so much that I just ordered Alissa Johnson’s first book “As Luck Would Have It”. This story is not a serious, dramatic one. Rather it’s hugely comical, with lightning-quick repartee and hot sexual tension. A perfect afternoon break for a smile and a laugh.