Surrounded by Temptation by Mandy Harbin
When Krista needs Ariel’s biochemical expertise because her new boyfriend can turn into a mountain lion, Ariel thinks her sister has lost her mind. But the possibility of a major discovery like this is too much of a temptation to ignore. Create a drug to stop a shifter from forcing a mating? Only if she got to test his sexual limits herself.
Rob thinks Ariel is an angel in disguise, and he immediately knows she’s the one for him. But is he strong enough to resist his animal’s need to claim her once the temptation begins?
WARNING: This book contains a shifter who must resist his feral need to mate and a biochemist who is hell-bent on testing his sexual limits. You’ll never look at science the same way again.
Reader advisory: This book contains graphic language and explicit sex.
Surrounded By Pleasure (Book 2):
Toby Woods doesn't want anything to do with Krista, but watching his brothers fight over her ignites his feral side. He wants her, and he'll stop at nothing to have her.
He knows it's temporary, but will he be able to let her go when it's time?
Surrounded By Woods (Book 1):
When Mikaela Patterson takes on a client with specific requirements that no single women be allowed on his property, she keeps her broken engagement a secret. She doesn't realize her client and his sons are mountain lion shifters whose instinct to mate with any available woman can turn deadly.
Josh Woods knows his father would never allow an available woman on the property, so he doesn't understand why he is immediately drawn to Mikaela. Their passion ignites, but when the truth comes out about Mikaela's true availability and Josh's animal instincts, their desire has consequences neither wants to face.
Warning: This book contains a shifter who will make you sweat and a feisty heroine who can take him on. Get a cool drink when you read this one!
Whoa wee. HOT is what this story is! I read all three and I love stories that are like this. One book is about how one couple get together then the next is about another couple which are characters that you were introduced to in the first one. Then the third is about another couple! I think that I loved the third the most. Because Ariel had to "test" her drug on them. When I say "test" I mean seduce lol. It was really interesting to see how she "tested" him while holding herself back, because man he is hot and wants her but she has to say no. Which she does, until she says yes then Bam the heat get turned up some more. I thought that the thing that happens with the other brother (no, im not telling you what happens) was really interesting. It added more to the story than just the couples getting together.
I think the third book is my favorite then the first book then the second.
I really liked the first one because it really draws you into the story, characters and location. Mikaela is very interesting, she had just broken up eight her fiance but doesn't tell anyone otherwise she wouldn't be able to help her client. I love the way she pushes at Josh and his mountain lion.
The second one was pretty good too. Krista is different most main female characters. She is shy and not quite as strong as most women. I think that is why Toby is the perfect brother for her. He is caring and not overbearing. And very protective.
Copyright © MANDY HARBIN, 2012
All Rights Reserved, Amira Press, LLC.
When Krista opened the door and they stepped in to Rob’s cabin, Ariel kept her expression even…with great difficulty. Rob was shirtless and bound to a wooden chair. His worn jeans hung low and showed how cut he actually was. His legs were tied to the chair, too. God, his bare feet even looked sexy. But what was the hottest thing about him was his gaze. The way his eyes peered into her. Like they were already alone and he was ready to pounce.
Rob growled, showing fangs, and she gasped. She didn’t know they had fangs like that unless they’d already shifted. Maybe she should’ve gotten some additional information from Krista and Mikaela before walking into the lion’s den. Literally.
“Come,” Rob rasped. “Now.” His arms flexed within their bindings and Ariel went rigid, wondering if they’d hold.
Toby growled next to him, his eyes focused solely on his brother.
“We should get started,” Josh said.
“I-I have the medication right here.” Ariel started to step forward, but Josh threw his hand up, stopping her progression, and moved toward her, blocking her view from Rob.
And apparently Rob didn’t like that because a blood curdling roar came from his direction.
Krista squeaked and jumped next to her at the same time Josh stepped to the side, allowing Rob to see his fill. Toby’s head snapped in Krista’s direction at her distress, then whipped toward Rob. He crouched in front of his brother, a menacing growl slipping pass his lips. Ariel shivered. For some reason the softer growl from Toby sounded more deadly and a hell of a lot more terrifying than the loud roar Rob made.
Rob hissed at Toby and wiggled in his chair, struggling to get free.
Josh stepped up and took the syringe from Ariel. “I’ll do you. You stay here.”
When Ariel starting giving Josh the instructions, Rob’s gaze flew to her, snarling. She quickly finished the steps Josh needed to administer the medication and watched as he approached Rob from the side, making sure to not to block his view of Ariel.
She watched as Josh bent in front of Rob and blindly handed the needle over to Toby. When Josh grabbed the hem of Rob’s jeans, Ariel swallowed. There was no turning back now. She watched in rapt fascination as Josh unfastened Rob’s jeans and slowly slid the zipper down so he could get to the injection site.
“Damn,” Ariel breathed when Rob’s rock hard erection sprang free. He was freaking huge!
Rob had been making low growls and hisses at his brother as he worked the closure on his jeans, but when Ariel spoke, his attention snapped back to her. His growl got softer, broken. What the… Is he purring?
“I think he likes that you find his, um, member impressive,” Krista whispered.
About the Author:
Mandy Harbin is the author of several books across multiple genres that range from young adult to erotic romance.
Her novels include Season’s Change: Summer, a young adult romance, and Darkest Sin, an erotic romantic suspense, both being the first in new series. Mandy also continues to work on her Possession series, which explores BDSM elements with Digital Possession being the series starter, and the ever popular Woods Family series, which began with Surrounded by Woods. She lives in a small Arkansas town with her family and can be reached via her website at www.mandyharbin.com