Tempting Isabel by Rissa Brahm Review



Luck. Lust. Love.

Wedding planner Isabel Ruiz is cursed. Her hometown of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico agrees, considering her tragic track record. Alone and loveless, she creates fairy-tale weddings for others. Her only distraction? The occasional anonymous fling. So to avoid further tragedy, her rule, one–night–only, is never broken…

Until Zack.

Self-made millionaire Zack James is in town for his brother’s wedding, when a sudden spell of depression hits. Maybe burned out by his fast and luxurious lifestyle? Not even his two female companions hold any interest.

That is, until he meets Isabel.

She humbles and captivates him, reigniting his thirst for life. With her, Zack feels more alive than ever. To his delight—and her dismay—they share a deep bond, a sensual connection, and one mind-bending night.

Zack must have her – to complete him. And Isabel must escape him – to save him.

Their game of catch and chase leads to lust-turned-love. For Isabel, it’s fate’s cruelest joke. But Zack won’t quit, positive he’s the cure to her curse. Can he convince her to risk everything with him? Or will it all go south…in paradise.


This sexy, sweet book provided an excellent escape for me during a really crazy time. I so enjoyed the will-they-won’t-they romance that Zack and Isabel shared and I couldn’t even say right up till the end what the outcome would be. I love how they each brought to the table what the other one had been missing- Isabel gave Zack his zest for life back while he challenged all the rules she’d made for herself. The relationship between them was written so well and struck just the right balance between sizzling chemistry and a genuine connection. Rissa Brahm has created two believable and relatable characters you can really root for, along with a fast-paced story that’ll have you hooked from page one.

This book can be completely devoured in just a few sittings. It’s engaging, thrilling and poignant in places too. It delivers so much on a lot of levels and was a really great book to read. I would recommend this to anyone who likes a romance between two compelling characters that you’ll completely fall in love with!




Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29409739-tempting-isabel?ac=1&from_search=true

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/search/ref=x_gr_w_bb?keywords=9781944557027&index=books&linkCode=qs&tag=x_gr_w_bb_uk-21

About the author: Contemporary romance writer Rissa Brahm grew up in New York and has since lived in all four corners of the United States, and beyond. e beautiful paradise of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico—the core setting of her hot & heartfelt debut series, Paradise South—is Rissa’s most recent and beloved home.

When not chained-by-choice to her MacBook, she is embarking on out- door adventures with her husband and little girl, laughing to tears with a good rom-com, eating amazing Indian food with something chocolate for dessert; reading good, hot scorchers in bed; biking, long walks, and yoga; zoning out to killer music from across the decades and the globe; and getting lost only to discover a new exciting route home again. You can connect with Rissa on Facebook, Twitter or by email any time by heading to www.RissaBrahm.com.

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/rissa_brahm


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