Sophie Dempsey wants to help her sister film a video and then get out of Temptation, Ohio. Mayor Phin Tucker wants to play pool with the police chief and keep things peaceful. But when Sophie and Phin meet, they both get more than they want. Gossip, blackmail, adultery, murder, vehicular abuse of a corpse, and slightly perverse but excellent sex: all hell breaks loose in Temptation as Sophie and Phin fall deeper and deeper in trouble, and in love.… (more)
I wrote the story myself. It's about a girl who lost her reputation and never missed it. - Mae West
For Meg Ruley, the world's greatest agent, who believed in this book when it was called Hot Fleshy Thighs; and for Jennifer Enderlin, the world's greatest editor, who said, "Why don't we get another title?" and then waited with the patience of a thousand saintsuntil it was done.
Sophie Dempsey didn't like Temptation even before the Garveys smashed into her '86 Civic, broke her sister's sunglasses, and confirmed all her worst suspicions about people from small towns who drove beige Cadillacs.
"It sounds...." she looked at the ring again "...powerful."