Teddy's Temptation by Quinn Ward

Qunn Ward takes us back to the Heart of Harmony Grove with the second book in the series, Teddy's Temptation.

From the blurb:

Love gets a second chance in this slow burn, age gap romance...
Welcome to Harmony Grove, where everyone knows your name, and your love life is the hottest topic at the local diner.

When my best friend arranged a meeting with Shiloh, the enigmatic owner of the town's new bakery, I wasn't prepared for the sweet temptation that awaited. There he was, all charm and pastries, stirring up more than just my appetite.

I didn't think I'd have room for love after my divorce, but then Shiloh appeared, dusted in flour and full of sass, awakening my heart like the first coffee of the day. Our chemistry was palpable, like the perfect blend of sugar and spice. But Shiloh was a puzzle, all business in the front, but hints of longing lurking in his eyes.

As I transitioned from helping him expand his bakery to envisioning a future with him, I knew I had to make him see that he didn't have to sacrifice love for success. Yet, Shiloh was as stubborn as a day-old bagel, insistent on keeping us strictly professional.

Just when I thought we were getting somewhere, disaster struck, threatening everything Shiloh had worked for. But I'm Teddy, a man who knows how to pick up the pieces and build something even stronger.

Teddy's Temptation is the second book in the Heart of Harmony Grove series. A tale of second chances, personal growth, and the sweetest love you'll ever taste. You don't have to read the first book to fall in love with Harmony Grove, a place where the gossip is hot, but the community spirit and the love stories are even hotter.

Heather's Review:

Teddy's Temptation is a sweet second chance romance that brings just the right amount of heat, with a slow burn, slow build romance that takes a spark of interest through a working relationship building to friendship before becoming more...

With a blend of age gap, past hurt and chemistry, these two men experience a relationship that stands through disaster and time.   It was lovely to revisit Harmony Grove and to see a new couple find their HEA.  

This is a perfect book for curling up on a rainy summer afternoon or wiling away soaking up the summer rays on vacation.

Rating: 4 Stars

Angel's Review:

I always have to read a book when the main character is a baker, I just have to. It's one of my favorite settings for a book to take place in, and wow! We got to live in a bakery for this book! 

Teddy and Shiloh took us on their journey on rediscovering love, finding a work life balance, and learning to lean on those around you. 

Teddy is a middle age man who is focusing on his business after his divorce a year prior. It wasn't a messy divorce, there wasn't really any love lost, but it still left a scar on his heart. He doesn't know if he's ready for a relationship. But when he accepts a job to help expand Shiloh's bakery his heart had other ideas.

Shiloh owns his own successful bakery in town and it's thriving! So much so he has to expand his space, after several people told him to talk to Teddy he does just that. And he got so much more than an expansion to his business, he got to find someone who accepts him and supports him. 

I really enjoyed reading this romance story between these two men, it was a really enjoyable and quick read. I really enjoyed the amount of detail went in to the world building, I really appreciated that. It helped to get drawn into the book. I do wish that there were more moments where Shiloh was baking and we got more in depth details of his process. But that's a very minor thing considering this book overall was quite good!

I recommend you to read this story, but be warned! It'll make you want to live in a small town, and to have a bakery that's easily accessible.

Rating: 4 Stars

KjnRose's Review:

This is looking to be a really good series. I love age gap books and this one did not disappoint. It has great characters and a wonderful story that will have you reading in one go. I can't wait to see what comes next.

Rating: 4 Stars

Teddy's Temptation is available in paperback and e-book formats and can be read as part of your Kindle Unlimited subscription.