Friday, 24 October 2014

Review + Excerpt: Temper for You (For You #3) by Genna Rulon

Temper for You (For You, #3)Temper for You

Author: Genna Rulon
Series: For You
Pages: 312
Publisher: Genna Rulon

Synopsis: (Goodreads)

"Life is messy. Love is messier." -Catch and Release

Meg Adeio has led a life of isolation—not by choice, by necessity—until one act of heroism forces her out of seclusion. Despite a past shrouded in mystery, Meg is “adopted” by an eclectic group of friends that become the family she never had. Life was good for the first time in…ever.

Or it was until Westly Black reappeared on her doorstep. She knew he was the last man any woman should give her time to—only good for one thing—yet a temptation no woman could deny. Wes might make her life messy, but Meg’s eyes were wide open and she had it under control. At least she thought she did.

When past and present collide, loyalties are tested, forcing Meg to sacrifice her future to protect those she loves.

Temper For You is a gripping story of regret, deception, and redemption – filled with raw emotion, sarcastic wit, intrigue, and love’s propensity to forgive.

• Though Temper For You is a part of the For You Series, it can be read as a stand alone
• This story is appropriate for readers 18+

Review: 4  out of 5 stars 

Temper for You is the third book in the For You series and introduces us to Meg Adeio and Westly Black.

Meg is a character that I instantly adored, she hides a tragic past, is reserved for good reason and doesn’t give herself freely; she never feels that she is worthy of anyone or anything so she keeps to herself. I wasn’t Westley ‘douchbag lawyers’ biggest fan in the previous book but I was fascinated by him, he is a successful lawyer also with a mysterious past and sets his sights on Meg; she is reluctant but he is persistent and goes after what he wants.

Genna Rulon’s strengths lie in writing amazing, realistic characters that interact on a believable level; the dialogue is fun and witty and the banter had me giggling on many occasions. The mystery of Meg’s past had me intrigued and I couldn’t help but feel for what she had been through, life hasn’t been easy and her forced isolation was out of necessity not want, Genna Rulan bought all the elements of the story together nicely – romance, suspense and intrigue.

Temper for You is an engaging story filled with scheming, betrayal and forgiveness; the romance is written beautifully and the drama unfolded realistically; it was emotionally intense from the very first chapter.

Genna Rulon’s descriptive writing is fabulous and we are given many unexpected twists and turns that kept the pacing consistent and the story highly entertaining, Temper for You is told from both Meg and Wes’s POV and it worked out well as we get to see into their thoughts and reactions which I always enjoy. We also get to catch up with Hunter and Everleigh and Sam and Griffin who are wonderful friends and a great support network for Meg.
Though Temper For You is a part of the For You Series, it can be read as a stand-alone although I do highly recommend reading the first two books in the series as they are both brilliant and introduce us to some great characters.

Thank you kindly to Genna Rulon for the opportunity to read and review Temper for You.


“What’s happening with us is special.  It won’t last forever, but it’s rare and undeniable.  I can’t make you any promises and I know you don’t want them.  Can we explore what we have until it runs its course?  I’m not done with you—it will take more than a few nights to get you out of my system, and I’d like to enjoy that time without a predetermined expiration date we arbitrarily set for ourselves.”

“You want to deny me and yourself?  I’ll give you that play—for now.  Let’s find out how much persuasion it’ll take for your house to fall.  What’s between us can’t be ignored, Meg, and don’t forget, persuasion is my bread and butter.  Make no mistake, it will happen, and when it does, I will enjoy every second. And so will you…All. Night. Long.”

“Megalicious, get your butt down here and have some dinner with us,” Sam called from downstairs.

After unburying myself from a mountain of books, I headed to the kitchen. Griffin was unloading an insane amount of Chinese food on the table while Sam brought over the drinks.

“I see you guys decided to order one of everything on the menu,” I laughed, only partially kidding.

“He’s a growing boy,” Sam teased while patting Griffin’s stomach.  “Plus, he needs to build up his energy…I have big plans for him,” she finished with a salacious grin directed at her man.

Griffin swatted her tush playfully in response.  “Your plans for me involve rearranging all the furniture in your bedroom, and not in the way I’d prefer.  Food may be the deposit, but that smile better be hinting at settling the remaining balance in more enjoyable ways.”

“We’ll see how much you complain about the rearranging, then I’ll make my decision on any tips,” Sam said.

“Lo, please…you can’t resist me,” he said with utter confidence.  “But don’t worry, I can’t resist you either—never could.”

I loved seeing them like this.  Sam had overcome more obstacles than any single person should ever have to face.  Life may have broken her, but she pulled herself back together— with the help of Griffin—and was stronger now than ever before.  She was the person I wished I could be: pure and brave, she was goodness personified.   I may be three years older than Sam, but I looked up to her, despite the fact that she regularly embarrassed me with her lack of filter and inappropriate over-shares.  Sam was Sam, and in her own way she was looking out for me.  She’d found her happily ever after, and now she was on a mission to find mine …even if she had to cram it down my throat.  I loved her for caring though.

Griffin captured my attention with a nudge and stage whispered, “How much you want to bet that after rearranging the furniture three times, she’ll decide to put it back in the original spots?”

“I’ll bet you five dollars you can distract her and never wind up lifting a bulging bicep,” I countered at full volume.

Sam’s eyes narrowed at Griffin.

“Dammit, Meg.  Stop foiling my evil schemes.  Now she’s onto me.”

Genna Rulon
About the author: Genna Rulon is an up and coming contemporary romance author. 

During her 15 years in the corporate world, Genna, inspired by her love of reading, fantasized about penning her own stories. Encouraged by her favorite authors, many of whom are indie writers and self-published, she committed to pursuing her aspirations of writing her own novels.

Genna was raised in Long Island, New York, where she still resides, surrounded by the most amazing family and friends. Married to a wonderful man, who patiently tolerates her ramblings about whichever book she is currently working on, even feigning interest relatively convincingly! Genna is blessed with two little boys who do their best to thwart mommy's writing time with their hilarious antics and charming extrapolations.

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1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed the excerpt and your review. I really should add this series to my pile. What I need is more time and a maid, ooh and a cook.


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