Review ~ TEMPTATION by Rosemary Willhide


Title: Temptation
Series: Vegas Edge #1
Author: Rosemary Willhide
Publisher: Luminosity Publishing LLP
Genre: Contemporary BDSM Romance
Release Date: March 31, 2017
Jessica Blake, the entertainment reporter for a small Vegas newspaper, is aching to sink her teeth into a juicy story, and become a serious journalist. With her career and sex life at a stalemate, she takes matters into her own hands, and decides to go undercover as a submissive, eager to learn about the BDSM lifestyle. Armed with her curiosity of kink and the confidence that the article’s salacious nature will get her noticed, she takes a meeting with a Dominant. Her cover is immediately blown by Adam Maxwell, a Vegas casino mogul, and swoon worthy bachelor.
While Adam is initially furious by Jessica’s scheme, he is also intrigued. He makes her an offer, tempting Jessica to take a walk with him on the wild side, no strings attached. She will get her story, and he will get her, to do with as he pleases, for as long as he likes.
Reader Advisory: This twisty, new BDSM Romance from Rosemary Willhide is full of suspense, angst, humor and dark temptations. Jess and Adam’s story can be read as a stand-alone or part of the Vegas Edge series.
Author’s Note: TEMPTATION is told mostly from Jessica’s POV, but there are a few chapters from Adam’s POV to enhance the story and your reading pleasure.


Reviewed by Tracey – Lou on behalf of KFF

Five Stars 

This was an author I had read before and was really looking forward to getting my hands on this one. Temptation was Rosemary’s first BDSM romance book.

The story revolves around two main characters and a dog. Yes, a dog! Even now thinking about Harley, her 4 legged friend brings a smile to my face. Jessica Blake is an entertainment reporter who needs to find that one story that she can really get her teeth into and for people to take her work seriously. BDSM is a hot topic at the moment but Jessica has no experience whatsoever about this lifestyle. So she decides to visit a club and this is where the foundation for this story begins.

Adam Maxwell a Vegas casino Mogul and CEO of Maxwell Industries. A gorgeous, delicious alpha male who drew attention or should I say commanded attention wherever he went. He would make any woman go weak at the knees; and my knees were feeling weak, ha ha. Adam was also a Dom and part owned a club with friends. Now you can see where this story is going.

Through Jessica’s dealings with the newspaper she recognises Adam straight away and the shock was palpable. He would be the Dom to teach her about the lifestyle but she needed to keep her identity a secret, which didn’t last long, and Adam wasn’t best pleased.

As these two characters come together it was explosive. Jessica was no pushover and her Dom was making sure she played by the rules. You could tell this was not a going to be a straight forward love story. 

Rosemary introduced some twists and turns into this book that you never saw coming but added to the story.  I have to say to the author that in my opinion this is the best book she has written thus far. You have come a long way since I first read your work and you can see this from the way you write, the words that you use and the storyline itself. This was an author that had sought out knowledge about this subject and had done it well. This book was well written, well thought out and a pleasure to read. I personally cannot wait for part 2 and I would highly recommend this book to friends and fellow readers. Congratulations Rosemary on a well-deserved 5 stars.

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Author Bio

I’m an actress, turned fitness instructor, turned author, with a degree in Theater Arts. “Temptation” is my first BDSM romance, but I also have another contemporary, erotic romance series out called “Swept Away.”   I grew up in Pennsylvania, one of six children. Yes, we are Catholic! My parents, Charles and Dorothy, always supported all of my creative endeavors, from acting to singing, and dancing. However, becoming an erotic novelist, was a bit of a shock to the system.

I’ve been living in Las Vegas for over eighteen years with my husband, Bill Johnson, and our adopted pooch, Harley. We originally moved here to work at Caesars Magical Empire. My husband and I were performers in show. But, I’ve also played Betty Boop at the MGM, and acted in musicals, plays, and commercials.In addition to writing I teach four fitness classes a week. My limited spare time is usually spent at home with my hubby. We love to cook healthy meals together, drink wine together, and, clears throat, conduct extension “research” for my books. If I do venture out to a restaurant I splurge on my favorite dish, Mac and Cheese. I suppose you could say I’m a little like Jessica Blake. I give into, “Temptation.”

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