Book Review: Tempted by Mr. Wrong by Jacquie Biggar

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Tempted by Mr. WrongTempted by Mr. Wrong by Jacquie Biggar
Tempted by Mr. Wrong, a novel published in 2017 by Jacquie Biggar, is the first romantic suspense book I’ve read in a very long time. I previously read another novel in a different genre by this author but wanted to sample something at opposite end of the spectrum [of a normal read for me] this week. I love suspense but the romance stuff is fairly new to me. In the end, it was quite a winner. Let’s dive into the review…

Tammy-Jo, better known as TJ, has a bad track record with men. She had a bit of an illicit affair with a stepbrother, Jason, in her late teens (parents had only just married) but her father chased him away, causing a family drama that wouldn’t end for years. TJ married another guy to help out her father, as they went into business together… but what type of business was it exactly? We don’t know in the beginning, yet something seems foul as the husband ends up dead. We know it’s bad when TJ looks guilty and someone attacks her to collect missing evidence. As Jason helps protect his stepsister, almost ruin his own career, and stops her father from interfering again, he realizes he still loves her. But how does she feel about the man who hurt her all those years ago?

From the get go, readers know this isn’t just a sappy love story; no offense intended to readers who want that… I only mean… this has a whole lot more going on. Murder. Stalking. Revenge. Power struggles. All the typical suspense and mystery elements which kept me highly intrigued. TJ is a complex woman. At first, she seemed spoiled, but as you got to know her, she was heartbroken. Her father is controlling. Her stepmother is developing dementia or Alzheimer’s. Her husband was a jerk. Jason is all she has left, and it’s been a decade since she saw him. Right there… the hook to want her to win. I fell, and I think most readers will too. She’s multifaceted and grows on you quickly.

Biggar developed the suspense quite well. I was all set to cast the villain, and in the end, it’s more open-ended until a final decision is made. Who exactly started all the trouble years ago? It may not be what you think it is… and that’s why I really enjoyed this book. It had so much of what I usually love to see in my reads, plus some extra. There’s one lengthy and detailed romance scene between two characters, which of course is super sexy and physical and all that fun stuff. Sometimes I closed one eye and skimmed (to kinda get the picture) and others I invested in the details. I think I feel like a voyeur when I read those scenes, so I revert back to a 15-year-old boy and giggle. But that’s just me, as I can definitely say they are written very well. There was heat, lust, attraction, and intimacy — all in a good way!

The dramatic opening scene really sets the tone, and from there, it keeps you glued to the pages. I think I devoured it in about 2 hours one afternoon. Having finished two novels by this author, I can safely say she crafts a superb story, writes with easy yet intelligent fluidity, and knows how to capture her audience. I’ll definitely be reading more from her, and perhaps I’ll learn to love the love scenes one day too! 🙂

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For those new to me or my reviews… here’s the scoop: I’m Jay, an author who lives in NYC. My stand-alone novels, Watching Glass Shatter and Father Figure, can be purchased on Amazon as electronic copies or physical copies. My new book series, Braxton Campus Mysteries, will fit those who love cozy mysteries and crime investigations but with a twist. There are five books: Academic CurveballBroken Heart Attack, Flower Power Trip, Mistaken Identity Crisis, and Haunted House Ghost. I read, write, and blog A LOT on this site where you can also find all my social media profiles to get the details on the who/what/when/where and my pictures. Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Thanks for stopping by. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators. Follow my blog with Bloglovin.

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63 thoughts on “Book Review: Tempted by Mr. Wrong by Jacquie Biggar

    Noriko said:
    July 15, 2019 at 9:06 AM

    Great review, Jay! You made the cover out to be pretty deceiving, I would never expect such a complicated, multi-layered story from a book with such a gorgeous-looking guy in the cover!
    But oh, yes… all that fun stuff… hmm, I’m intrigued!

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    Shalini said:
    July 15, 2019 at 9:15 AM

    Romance in 2 hours.. Wow. Fabulous review..

    Liked by 2 people

    Colline said:
    July 15, 2019 at 10:16 AM

    I love it when books are more than just romance.

    Liked by 1 person

    robertawrites235681907 said:
    July 15, 2019 at 11:57 AM

    A great review of this book, Jay. Jacquie is a super writer. I have read three of her books and have one on my kindle.

    Liked by 1 person

    Jacquie Biggar said:
    July 15, 2019 at 12:50 PM

    Reblogged this on Jacquie Biggar-USA Today Best-selling author and commented:
    A stunning review for Tempted by Mr. Wrong! Thank you, James J. Cudney IV​!

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    Jacquie Biggar said:
    July 15, 2019 at 12:57 PM

    James, thank you for this truly awesome review! The spicy parts of the book are a departure from my normal writing- it makes me happy that I tempted you to voyeurism, lol

    Liked by 2 people

    Jina Bazzar said:
    July 15, 2019 at 1:06 PM

    I read so many romantic suspense, I lost the voyeur shyness years ago. This sounds right up my alley!

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    Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life. said:
    July 15, 2019 at 2:21 PM

    Wonderful James.. and quite nice to know that you still giggle in the right places….congratulations Jacquie

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    D.L. Finn, Author said:
    July 15, 2019 at 2:33 PM

    Great review! Another book I must read:)

    Liked by 1 person

    Staci Troilo said:
    July 15, 2019 at 2:49 PM

    I think this was the first book I read of Jacquie’s. I loved it, and I’ve since read several more and love them, too. Nice to see it highlighted here.

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    mistysbookspace said:
    July 15, 2019 at 3:37 PM

    Ok your description of the romance scene had me laughing out loud. I love my romance but I love when authors add in more as well. I will definitely be adding this to my TBR. Great review Jay!!

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    Beware Of The Reader said:
    July 15, 2019 at 4:52 PM

    Two hours Jay? Man you said that you are a fast reader but it must be some sort of record!

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      July 15, 2019 at 5:58 PM

      It was on the shorter side, I think…. 2100 kindle lines.

      Liked by 1 person

      Jacquie Biggar said:
      July 16, 2019 at 12:42 AM

      Thanks for stopping by, Sophie. It’s on the short end of a novel, 41,000 words, but I think (hope) they adequately tell the story 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

    Mae Clair said:
    July 16, 2019 at 9:23 AM

    This sounds incredible! It’s on my Kindle, and has been on my TBR for a while (though I’ve devoured plenty of Jacquie’s other books and loved every one). I must bump this up on my list. Sounds like my kind of book.

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    KCR Book Blogger said:
    August 9, 2019 at 1:24 PM

    Ooo this sounds interesting. I love the complicated love interests and I’m a sucker for those love scenes. I think I’ll add this to my TBR!

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