cover image Don’t Tempt Me

Don’t Tempt Me

Lori Foster. Harlequin, $15.99 trade paper (336p) ISBN 978-0-373-78972-6

Best friends find hunky men and everlasting love in Foster’s latest charmer. When hairstylist Honor Brown buys a fixer-upper in a rundown neighborhood in the generic small American town of Clearbrook, she discovers that her new neighbor puts the gent in gentrification. Just the sight of Honor as she climbs out of the moving van sends a shiver through Jason Guthrie. Never mind that Honor’s best friend, Lexie Perkins, is just as pretty in her own way; his carnal receptors are tuned to Honor’s frequency. Even though she’s determined to do all the rehab work herself, it turns out Honor can use an occasional hand from Jason—sometimes with a hammer, sometimes without. Meanwhile, Lexie starts hooking up with Sullivan Dean, another neighbor. The foursome’s road to a double happy ending is paved with Foster’s characteristic breezy banter and uncomplicated plot. Her no-fail formula is sure to please her fans. (Aug.)