Dangerous Temptations Review & Excerpt

Posted February 25, 2015 by Miranda in Excerpt, Review / 0 Comments

Dangerous Temptations Review & ExcerptDangerous Temptations by Brooke Cumberland
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Genres: Romance, Fiction, Contemporary, Suspense

One night was all it took…
One night to ruin everything I thought I knew.

From the outside, I had the perfect lifestyle.
Wealthy fiancé, blossoming career, amazing friends.

I wasn’t looking to get married yet, but when William—“Manhattan’s
royalty”—charmed his way into my life, I couldn’t deny the security and comfort that overcame me.

To society, I was the girl only after his money. I was the party-goer who
managed to seduce a man twice my age to have the lifestyle some could only dream of. I was every magazine’s cliché of what a gold-digging whore was.

I wanted to prove them wrong—that our love was real and that
I wasn’t that girl.

But then everything changed.
One wrong decision. One unfaithful night. One haunting reality.
Perhaps they were right.

The media didn’t see it coming…and neither did I.

**This is a stand alone romance suspense novel with no cliffhanger. HEA
depends on who you ask.**

Also by this author: The Intern, Pushing the Limits

Miranda’s Review

I’ve read a lot of books already this year, and I have to say Dangerous Temptations is one of my favorites. From storyline to character development — romance, relationships, drama, smut, and everything in between this book will run you through a gamut of emotions. Just when you think you’ve got it all figured out, Cumberland throws in a curveball.

William is the perfect gentleman. Polished, refined, and successful. He’s determined that he and Mac are a perfect match. They have amazing chemistry, mutual respect, and love …

“How do you want it?” he asked, making me blush in response. “Tell me what you like…” he demanded, nuzzling his nose alongside my jawline.

Mac hasn’t led a privileged life. She had to work for every single thing, every opportunity was earned with her stubborn will to succeed. Maybe even a little blood, sweat, and tears. My favorite part about Mac is her strength. She’s been through hell and back and managed to come out on the other side a better person for all the hardships she survived. Even in the moments where I wanted to throttle her and her choices, I still respected her character.

“Hard. Rough. Hot.” I felt his body tremble against mine.
He bit my neck and groaned.

Alex is everything a person could possibly want in a book boyfriend. He’s a growly alpha man with a sweet side. He knows what he wants and will do anything to get it — no matter the consequences.

“Jesus Christ, Mac. You’re every man’s version of a perfect fantasy.”

The chemistry in this book is off the charts. I couldn’t get enough. If you are already a fan of Cumberland’s work you are going to find this to be some her most erotic and emotional work to date. Dangerous Temptations is a perfect balance of dramatic storyline and super hot smut. Okay, I’ll be honest here, anyone that knows me knows I can never get enough hot smut … but if I had to pick a book to say has perfect balance between the two, this would be it. My only complaint with this book is that I can never un-read it and experience it for the first time again. Dangerous Temptations easily earned FIVE stars for storyline and FIVE PLUS drenched panties, not to mention certified Mommy’s a Book Whore must read status!
You won’t be disappointed.

Just remember, Alex is mine. I’ll share him until the end, but you’ve gotta return him.


“How long do you plan to act like this?” His question shocked me, my body jerking in response.
“Act like what?” I turned around, narrowing my brows in disapproval.
“That you despise me,” he said bluntly.
I thought about his question for a moment, realizing this was probably just as hard on him as it was on me, but he was the one acting like an arrogant jerk.
“I wouldn’t have to if you’d stop trying to cross boundaries with me when you know it’s inappropriate.”
“Inappropriate?” He laughed, pissing me off more. “Good god, it’s like you’re a Stepford Wife.”
“You know what I mean.”
“You mean…that I’m tempting you? That I’m giving you something more to desire?” He took a step toward me, caging me in with his arms around me. I stepped back as far as I could before hitting the back of the sink. “If you didn’t feel it too, there’d be no issue. But I know for a fact you do.”
I swallowed, hating that he was right, but it didn’t mean anything. It couldn’t.
“Just because your technique—“ I waved a finger between us, “—normally works for other girls, doesn’t mean it’s going to work on me.”
He furrowed his brows and asked, “And what technique would that be?”
“Getting what you want, who you want.” I pushed against his chest, needing the space. “You’re not used to girls saying ‘no’ to you. You use your name, your father’s popularity to gain respect, and truthfully, it’s a little pathetic,” I snapped, the courage I’d felt quickly left as his eyes darkened, getting more intense.
He leaned into me and shot back, “Do you see any other girls here?”
“Give it time.” I held my ground as best I could. His face that close to mine was making it almost impossible to think straight.
He laughed in my face, a deep, throaty laugh that came out as if he was amused by my antics. “If it’s on the Internet, it must be true, right?”
I had looked him up late last night when sleep wouldn’t come to me. Although I tried, wanting—needing to forget that whole day, it just wasn’t happening. Most of the stories were from his teenage and early college years, there hadn’t been anything recent, but I used it against him anyway.
“Isn’t that the way the game works?”
“I don’t know what game you’re playing, sweetheart, but I know what you felt when you kissed me. You feel what I feel and there’s no denying that.”
His eyes looked into mine, confident and tense as I stared back. “It doesn’t matter, Alex. It’s never going to lead to anything, so you should just stop trying.”
“And what if I don’t?”
“You’re just wasting your time.”
“I’m willing to bet I’m not, but if you want to be delusional, fine with me.” He pressed his chest against me and brought his face closer to mine. “I wasn’t sorry for what we did, Mac. I’ll never be sorry for that. I’m only sorry you felt guilty about it afterward.”
“If you cared about me at all like you claim, you’d back off, Alex.”
He huffed in an amused laughter. “That’s one thing you should learn about me, Mac. I don’t back off on something I want.” He gripped my chin with his thumb. “I was trying to get you out of my mind, and I failed miserably. The only thing I want from you is you. I don’t need to parade you around like a little trophy wife or show you off to my friends. Once you see that, you’ll change your mind.” He dropped his hand and stepped back, walking away with the last word. It didn’t matter anyway, I had nothing left to say.

About Brooke Cumberland

Brooke Cumberland is a USA Today Bestselling author who’s a stay-at-home mom and writes full-time. She lives in the frozen tundra of Packer Nation with her husband, 4 year old wild child, and two teenage stepsons. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading love stories, listening to music that inspires her, and laughing with her family. Brooke is addicted to Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice White Mochas, yoga pants, and anything sweet. She found her passion for telling stories during winter break one year in grad school–and she hasn’t stopped since.

About Miranda

Smut loving book whore.

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