Blog Tour: Review ~ Temptation Parts 1-3 (The Hunted Series) by Ivy Smoak

Today MRN is hosting the book tour for THE HUNTED SERIES by Ivy Smoak presented by Mark My Words Book Publicity. Get the deets on the book, read my review, and add it to your TBR lists.   Follow along on the tour until September 18, 2015.

♦♦♦ SYOPSIS ♦♦♦

Indulge in the temptation in the breakout series The Hunted by Ivy Smoak. When Penny Taylor runs into a handsome stranger in a coffee shop, she believes her luck has finally changed. After having her confidence unwound by her ex, she falls hard for a true gentleman. But once she realizes that her crush is her communications professor, her world is turned upside down.

Haunted by dreams of the alluring Professor Hunter, Penny can’t seem to dismiss her fantasies and the temptation to have him grows deeper. Will the excitement, danger, and mystery surrounding Professor Hunter bring her to her knees?

This book is intended for mature audiences.

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♦♦♦ MY REVIEW ♦♦♦

What is a girl to do when she finds out that her Communications professor is also her new crush?

Let me say first that I’m glad that I read Parts 1-3 of this serial together and not as individual installments because serials are not my cuppa. Part 1 sets the foundation between Penny and Professor Hunter.  There’s lots of hungry looks and sexual tension as both Penny and Professor Hunter try their best not to succumb to their attraction. Admittedly I became a bit bored with Penny’s “I’m a good girl, but I want to be bad” teenaged angst. Professor Hunter’s flirting when he’s trying not to lead Penny on – ARGH, make up your mind,  man! Once they throw caution to the wind…

Part 2 picks up right after their first rendezvous and that’s when I couldn’t put this book down. Although Penny and Professor Hunter decided to embark on a relationship at this point, the tension continues to grow between them. The elusive Professor Hunter has secrets that he holds very close. Penny can’t seem to resist Professor Hunter’s sexiness long enough to ask the hard questions and when she finds out what his secret is, she does what any 19 year old does! She runs away without confronting Professor Hunter and asking him for an explanation.

Part 3…

Then there’s a cliffhanger ending…

Overall, Temptation, Parts 1-3 is not what I’d call romantic — I had trouble believing what made either Penny or Professor Hunter fall in love with each other beyond their carnal attraction. Yet the tension, angst and suspense surrounding Professor Hunter kept me fully engaged in this wild ride!! For that, I will continue with this serial to find out what happens next for Penny and Professor Hunter.

*Copy provided by Mark My Words Book Publicity in exchange for an honest review.*

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


Ivy Smoak is an entrepreneur with very fickle tendencies. After much encouragement from her fiancé, she finally decided to dive into her true passion and began writing erotic novels. She lives with her fiancé in Philly.

5 thoughts on “Blog Tour: Review ~ Temptation Parts 1-3 (The Hunted Series) by Ivy Smoak

  1. Hey Coco! If you could, it would really help me out if you posted your review on Amazon and Goodreads too 🙂 Thank you so much for reading! And thanks again for the awesome review! I really appreciate it 🙂


      1. Hi Coco! Thanks again for the awesome review! I was wondering if you’d be interested in reviewing Addiction, book two of The Hunted series too? Just let me know and I can send you a copy 🙂



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