Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Heat Rating: 3
Thirty-nine year old CEO and architect Caden Parker is in love with Shakara James. For years he’s kept his attraction to the alluring stripper a secret, masking his guilty desire with disdain and contempt. When his hunger for the twenty-one year old becomes too hot to handle, he reveals his feelings, even though he’s afraid she’ll be disgusted and reject him.
Shakara yearns for the day when Caden, her best friend’s brother, will look beyond her poverty and the choices she was forced to make as a teenage runaway. As Cade’s feelings come to light, Shakara is stunned and overjoyed, but will there be consequences for their love?
Delilah Hunt earned a new fan in this reviewer. Her skill at bringing her characters to life was superb. I felt like I was watching a drama, not reading a book.
Shakara is a troubled young African-American woman struggling to survive on her own. She had a difficult past, but doesn't let it control her. Rather, she works hard and keeps a positive outlook on life. She's always had a crush on her best-friend's older brother. Caden is rich, powerful, and barely tolerates her.
When the truth comes out that both Shakara and Caden have the same feelings for each other, sparks fly. Delilah Hunt masterfully creates sexual tension that leads up to some seriously hot sex scenes!
The conflict presented in the book kept me turning the pages. But mostly I just enjoyed being in this world, living with the characters, and savoring their love for each other. This is one of the best contemporary romances I've read in a long time.
There are interracial and older man/younger woman themes in this love story which only add to its complexity. If you're looking for a book to sink your teeth into, I wholeheartedly recommend, Tempting Mr. Parker by Delilah Hunt!
5 Tea Cups and a Recommended Read!