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Publisher Description

Tantalizing Maria is a FULL LENGTH novel! As a special thanks from Helen to her loyal readers, you'll find a FREE copy of Helen's novel, Lily and the Duke, at the end of the story. Enjoy!

Editorial Reviews

"This is definitely the type of story that will have you alternating between smiling and crying. My heart broke at certain points. Hardt has a unique writing style that I have enjoyed across this series, a series I'm sad to see end."

-Romance Readers Retreat

"This is a deeply emotional story of love, betrayal, heartache, redemption, and second chances."

-The Book Sirens

"This series is a MUST READ. "

-United Indie Book Blog

"Helen masterfully tackled another story with heartbreaking consequences but a happy ending"

-Tina at Bookalicious Babes Blog


Maria Gomez married her lover’s brother to give the baby she carried the name and future she deserved. Now she is widowed, and her oldest child’s father—the only man she ever loved—has returned.

In prison for a crime he didn’t commit, Jefferson Bay never forgot the beautiful woman who betrayed him with his own brother. When DNA evidence proved Jeff’s innocence years later and he was released, he vowed to find Maria and seek his revenge.

The passion between the two has never died, but can they learn to trust each other again?

October 25
Waterhouse Press
Meredith Wild LLC

Customer Reviews

MelissaNY666 ,


Great series.

Ino6228 ,

Temptation series

Read the series thought very enjoyable made this old woman feel young.

Jordyn C. ,

Must Read!!

Tantalizing Maria is the last book in The Temptation Series. I personally have not read the other six books in the series but after finishing Tantalizing Maria I'll be starting book one. Tantalizing Maria can be read as a stand alone but you should read the whole series cause different characters appear through out the book.

The twisted love story between Maria and Jeff goes back to when they were barley out of high school. Where they hopeless fall in love with each other but one terrible night chances the rest of their lives. Jeff pledges guilty to a crime he didn't commit and Maria does something that Jeff will never understand and he comes cold and heartless in prison.

Thirty years of passed between Maria and Jeff. Maria got married and had a family and Jeff is a free man. Maria tells Jeff her darkest secret that will change their relationship and give them a second chance but Jeff is scared that old history will ruin their happy ending. So the question is will Maria and Jeff have their happy ending after 30 years of being separated?

Helen Hardt has simply out done herself yet again! This is truly a roller coaster of emotions that will leaving you wanting more and cheering Maria and Jeff's story on! I completely fell in love with their story.

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