Book Review: Tempting Victoria by Mina V. Esguerra!

New Title: Tempting Victoria!

Part of the Love's a Beach bundle.


(Spotlight New Adult #4)

Victoria Bennett is in control and in charge all day every day, but she needs help sometimes.
Organizing a romantic proposal weekend for her client in Mexico (she’s never been) would be that time – and the only person available to help her is Nathan Grant, notorious heartbreaker. She knows his past and shouldn’t want him, shouldn’t fall for guys like him, but that hasn’t prevented her from lusting after him for years. It’s just one weekend on the beach, away from people they know, alone with the guy who could cause her perfectly coordinated world to crumble. Shouldn’t be a problem, right?
(Playing Autumn companion novel/New Adult)
See a RWLB pinterest board inspiration from Mina V Esguerra.
Victoria gets things done, from checklists to successful events. She’s always doing something, always busy. But what if a “distraction” is the best person to help her in pulling off an expensive and romantic proposal in Mexico? Will she be able to stick with her rules?

Nathan is a manwhore. Every single time someone asks about who he’s dating, it’s someone different. But when a friend of a good friend calls in a favor, he can’t say no. Not when it means, free everything to Mexico + helping a beautiful woman that might tempt him to break his own rules.

RWLB can be read as a standalone but for those who’ve read Playing Autumn, they’ll recognize a few characters in the story. (Highly suggest reading Playing Autumn.)

Finishing it within 1 ½ hours probably says enough.

Playing Autumn was sweet and sort of innocent compared to RWLB. Haley and Oliver was adorable to read. Victoria and Nathan, on the other hand, while also sweet, was more playful and sizzling. I couldn’t stop laughing (or giggling) out loud when I read a certain dialogue or scene. I was only on page 7 and I already had a few laughs in. So prepare to get weird looks when at a public place while reading.

Rules We Like Breaking is a witty & swoon-inducing companion novel to Playing Autumn. Perfect light read on a sunny day at the beach or cuddling with a cup of hot chocolate on a rainy day.

P.S. I wonder if Chris will have his own story next... :D

Mina V. Esguerra writes contemporary romance, young adult, and new adult novellas. Through her blog Publishing in Pajamas (, she documents her experiments in publishing.
When not writing romance, she is president of communications firm Bronze Age Media, development communication consultant, indie publisher, professional editor, wife, and mother. She created the workshop series “Author at Once” for writers and publishers, and #romanceclass for aspiring romance writers.
Her young adult/fantasy trilogy Interim Goddess of Love is a college love story featuring gods from Philippine mythology. Her contemporary romance novellas won the Filipino Readers’ Choice awards for Chick Lit in 2012 (Fairy Tale Fail) and 2013 (That Kind of Guy).

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