Monday, June 2, 2014

Alluring Temptation (Bayou Stix Book #3) by Skye Turner

Liam Christianson is the devil-may-care, rhythm guitarist for Bayou Stix, the hottest rock band around. He’s a playboy and likes to do things his way. No regrets. He knows that women love him, and he uses that to his advantage. He’s cocky and shallow. Or so it seems.

Clove Rodrigue is the baby sister of Liam’s bandmate and friend. She’s a sweet, fairly innocent young woman who was dealt a bad hand and became a victim of circumstance. After finishing culinary school, she returns home to Baton Rouge. She finds herself living under the same roof as Liam and they quickly realize they are like oil and water. He hates how perfect she is, and she can’t stand his treatment of women.

Both Liam and Clove are accustomed to letting others see only what they want them to see, each hiding behind false pretenses.

What happens when polar opposites realize that their hatred of one another is really attraction? Will they succumb to the allure? What happens when the things that you fight so hard against are the very things you need the most in the world?

My Review: 4 1/2 stars
I loved reading about Liam changing his ways because he wanted to be a better person. Clove is Dade's little sister, and they've had a five year stretch where Liam could do nothing right as far as Clove was concerned. Liam has been living the rock star lifestyle, sleeping with almost any williing woman, total man-whore. That pisses Clove off, but Liam doesn't know why. There a quite a few things that happen that bring Clove and Liam together living in the same house. Clove herself is going through some things that initially no one knows about. Then one afternoon, a kiss changes everything between Clove and Liam. Clove runs away, and Liam doesn't really know why. Once everyone learns about what's going on with Clove, Liam has some hard decisions to make. He knows he's attracted to her, but doesn't know how she feels. Liam also knows he's going to have to change his lifestyle if he wants Clove to be part of his life. I loved reading about Liam and his Paw. After a conversation with his Paw, Liam decides to change, not just for himself, but to see if there's any chance for him and Clove. I loved that Liam and Clove took the time to talk to each other about the past that they shared, and their own individual pasts. When Clove tells Liam why they haven't been friendly for five years, Liam is filled with self-disgust. I felt badly for Liam not believing that he was good enough for Clove. I loved the way that Liam wanted to be there in all ways for Clove and was willing to take things slowly for her, putting her needs and wants before his. There were quite a few surprises in this latest Bayou Stix book, but they were all good. Syke has done a fabulous job keeping me guessing where all this is going, and I love it! I can't want for the next book, which is all about Dade and Melonie. I really want to read their story, from the little snippets of conversation between them in this book, it's going to be a really good one!! More Bayou Stix, please!!

Skye Turner Bio 
Skye Turner is an avid reader and an editor turned writer.

She attended Southeastern Louisiana University and Louisiana State University where she majored in Mass Communications, centering her studies in Journalism. Unfortunately life intervened and she made the choice to leave her studies.

She lives in small town Louisiana with her husband, 2 children, and 4 fur babies.

When she's not chained to her laptop pounding out sexy stories she can usually be found playing Supermom, reading, gardening (playing in the dirt), listening to music and dancing like a fool, or catching up on her family oriented blog.

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