Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Book Review - Training Temptation by Diana Baron

Training Temptation by Diana Baron
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About The Book:

Caroline is about to lose everything she owns, the estate that is the only thing left of her mother's and her reputation as one of the best trainers and stable owners for Ponygirls.  She needs to raise a large amount of money and fast!  This leads to her making a deal with the "devil" Edward Hastings.  Not only does Edward Hastings have a reputation for being a Playboy but he is also the son of Anton Hastings,, the man who wants to foreclose on her estate and a competitor in the world of Ponygirls.

The deal is struck and Edward agrees to become Caroline's trainer but only if she agrees to stick to his rules.

What Did I Think?

I will admit when I first started to read the book I wasn't sure what I was getting into.  I am the first to agree I love a good erotic romance but "Ponygirls" hmmm.  However, that being said the book didn't really dwell on the "Ponygirls" they were more a backdrop for the main storyline.   Diana did an amazing job building and and displaying the magnetic chemistry between Caroline and Edward.  Unlike some erotic romance I have read,  the hot, steamy scenes were well placed within the storyline and were not just thrown in for effect.  It did find it just a little slow going in the very beginning but the story soon built momentum and before I knew it, it was over and I so wanted to read more!

I thoroughly enjoyed Training Temptation.  Diana was able to pack a big punch, twists and turns, sex and thrills into a short story.  A very quick read so this one is great to take with you to the beach, appointments, on the bus or subway on your way to work.  You aren't left having to wait until supper is cooked and the kids are in bed before you can finish.  I look forward to reading 

About Diana Baron - information quoted directly from her website.

Diana Baron


Diana began writing the moment she learned how to hold a pencil. By elementary school, she was writing and directing plays for kids in her afterschool program. Over the years, short stories piled up on her nightstand. At night, she could always be found holding a flashlight and a book under her blanket.

She studied writing and literature through high school and into the first two years of college. But then, her fascination with other cultures and religious practices took over. She has degrees in Cultural Anthropology and Comparative Religious Studies from San Jose State University and is published in non-fiction.

After college, her life took an unexpected turn. She’s currently a project manager and technical spec writer for a Silicon Valley, California computer company by day and a daring novelist by night. When she’s not tearing up the felt playing at the World Series of Poker, she’s traveling to her favorite Caribbean islands.

1 comment :

Dorothy Thompson said...

Are you still blogging, Kim?