Tempt Fortune by Hebby Roman (Book Review)

Desperate to escape an arranged marriage, Angelina Herrera flees from Cuba to Key West to start a new life and build her own business. But when her past catches up with her, she realizes the only way she can avoid the arranged marriage is to marry another … in name only.

Drawn to the fiercely independent beauty Angelina, Cuban revolutionary, Alejandro Estava marries her. Though outwardly he agrees to the platonic relationship because of his secret past, he cannot deny his powerful desire to possess her completely.

But tempestuous forces more powerful than the hurricane descending on their island home unleashes their mutual passion while threatening their yearning for a lifelong bond.


(review request submitted by the author for an honest critique) 

Angelina/Alejandro and Destiny/Nathan’s relationships once again prove that “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” and thank goodness Hebby touched on the fact that good looks DO NOT make for good bedfellows. Case in point: Both women found themselves at the hands of two scoundrels who’s nefarious intentions almost cost them everything. Yet, in true romance fashion, love prevailed and we saw two HEA’s. 
That’s good, right? 
I thought so, too. 
My only complaint was the journey to the HEA’s. Nathan fell in love after one date/kiss. Probably at first glance. His sudden mad love for Destiny caused him to propose on their first date and a few times later too. Most women would find this behavior too much, too fast. I sure would. Women like to be wooed, courted, asked at on more than one date before they allow a man to put a ring on their finger. 
On the flip side, Alejandro and Angelina just couldn’t get their ducks in a row. Now their love story seemed a bit more realistic and relatable. 
Heart Rating System:
1 (lowest) and 5 (highest) 
Score: ❤❤❤

Hebby Roman is the multi-published, Amazon best-selling author of both historical and contemporary romances. Her first contemporary romance, SUMMER DREAMS, was the launch title for Encanto, a print line featuring Latino romances. And her re-published e-book, SUMMER DREAMS, was #1 in Amazon fiction and romance. Her medieval historical romance, THE PRINCESS AND THE TEMPLAR, was selected for the Amazon Encore program and was #1 in medieval fiction.
Hebby is a member of the Romance Writers of America, and the past president of her local chapter, North Texas Romance Writers. She was selected for the Romantic Times “Texas Author” award, and she won a national Harlequin contest. Her book, BORDER HEAT, was a Los Angeles Times Book Festival selection.

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10 Responses to Tempt Fortune by Hebby Roman (Book Review)

  1. Sounds like a great story.

  2. Thank you, Kam, for reviewing "Tempt Fortune," and for hosting me on your blogsite. I really appreciate your time and expertise as a reviewer.

  3. Thank you, Jim, for commenting. The history of Key West is important to this story, too, and I hope you will try a sample and see if you would enjoy the book.

  4. Reviews are so important for us writers. Good to see you on the blog, as well. Keep up the good work.

  5. Thank you, Susan for dropping by. And yes, good and honest reviews are always welcome.

  6. Anonymous

    I love angst stories like these

    Tanya S

  7. Anonymous/Tanya, there is plenty of angst in my book plus history, romance and an amazing friendship between the two women. Take a look a free sample in Amazon and see if you would like to read the book. Hope you decide, yes!

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