REVIEW : Avoiding Temptation by Rachel Van Dyken


I hit on her first.

Realized she was my best friend Finn’s little sister second.

And got a bloody nose third — compliments of Finn after he watched me nearly score with the new underclassman.

After all I did have a reputation on campus, word on the street was that a girl could orgasm within one minute just watching me eat Lucky Charms.
You can’t make this stuff up — even though it was at least four minutes and included outside circumstances. Ahem, I digress.

Point is, not only did I earn the attention of the worst sort of girl for me — my best friend’s only sibling — but now she’s out to seduce me.

Me! One of the most famous Pleasure Ponies of them all!

I can’t shower — she follows me to the bathroom. Literally.
I can’t sleep — Lucky me, she lives in the same dorm.

And I can’t focus on anything except for her taunting eyes every single time something goes her way.

I want her, but I don’t want her to know I want her, and I definitely don’t want to die before graduation, which is looking more and more likely considering we can’t keep our hands off each other.

Something’s gotta give, and I have an inkling I should probably start writing my eulogy now because that something is probably going to be me.

And I knew in my heart that I couldn’t let him go. Even though I should.

my review

Avoiding Temptation is a brother’s best friend romance packed full of explosive chemistry, swoon worthy moments and a few emotional ones.

Tatum and Slater had INSTANT chemistry and it only grew from there. I loved their first interaction and Finn’s reaction to catching them. The banter, the chemistry, everything about these two was great from the start. I fell in love with both these characters.

Slater has a side to him I didn’t even know. He has experienced loss, pain and heartache. He is so caring and when it comes to Tatum it really shows. He also has a protective side. Of course, he knows he shouldn’t be with her, he shouldn’t go after her, but these two are drawn together like moths to a flame. Tatum, that girl. I LOVE her. She hasn’t had the best relationships and it lead to some pretty horrible things, even her family life isn’t the best, minus her relationship with Finn. But she finds her confidence, she goes after what she wants. Can’t help be applaud the girl.

There is a little bit of Leo and Kora in this one, which I LOVED. Plus, plenty of Finn. I loved the friendship between Finn and Deacon. There are a few times throughout this book that showed just how strong their bond is with each other.

Avoiding Temptation is another fantastic addition to the Bro Code Series and I can’t wait to see what is in store for Finn.

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