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Follow the passion—and the money—from Seattle to Nassau in this page-turning story from Lambda Literary award-winning author Karin Kallmaker.

Above Temptation by
Karin Kallmaker - Paperback




For Kip Barrett, a secret commission from her boss’s boss’s boss, CEO Tamara Sterling, shows that the respect she’s earned for her integrity and intelligence as a fraud investigator is justified.

All she has to do is what she’s done successfully before: Follow the cyber-trail, find the high-tech thief, and document it so that justice prevails. This time, however, the embezzler is one of their own. Sterling Fraud Investigations has an unblemished reputation for ethical conduct and security. Kip must find out who and how, as soon as possible, and no one but Tamara can know what she’s doing.

As Kip gets closer to discovering the embezzler, her clandestine meetings with Tamara grow more frequent. It doesn’t help that her admiration for Sterling’s work is compounded by an undeniable physical chemistry. But SFI has an iron-clad no fraternization rule, and Sterling investigators never break the rules.

She needs to wrap up her findings before anyone—including her emerging prime suspect Tamara Sterling—realizes Kip is not above temptation.

Fans of this book will not want to miss the short story "Snap Judgment" in Frosting on the Cake 2.

© 2010 • 256 pages • 82,234 words


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Notes and Reviews

Full Review at Lambda Literary.Org

Victoria Brownworth: Above Temptation is [Karin Kallmaker's] latest—she’s written close to 30 books—and it is a compelling, well-crafted page-turner with a decided twist from her usual fare.

Kallmaker is known for her good, solid lesbian romances and her myriad fans will not be disappointed by the sizzling heat at the heart of Above Temptation.

What will likely lure new readers, however, is the twist on Kallmaker’s standard girl-meets-girl, chemical attraction-and-complications-ensue formula.


Who doesn’t love spies, right? And while Kallmaker is not exactly a lesbian Robert Ludlum, Above Temptation is a tidy little espionage-ish thriller that has just enough suspense and plot turns to keep most readers guessing right to the as-ever (because this is still vintage Kallmaker) satisfying conclusion.

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Lynne Pierce: Karin Kallmaker is referred to sometimes as the "queen" of lesbian romance. Above Temptation is an example of why she has earned the title, but it also is proof that she can handle other aspects of a story.

Anna Furtado: Above Temptation is not only about the romantic attraction of two women who struggle to maintain a belief their jobs are the only fulfillment they will ever find, it’s also a story filled with mystery, intrigue, and a red-herring or two. Above Temptation will appeal to romance and mystery buffs alike.

Full Review at MyQmunity.com

Robert Jaquay: When you pick up a book by Karin Kallmaker, you can count on several things. It will have great characters, a terrific plot, and usually just enough romance in it to keep you wanting more...

What Kallmaker does so nicely here, is integrate the sexual tension between the two women seamlessly into the ongoing story line. As the tension mounts, so does our desire for something good to happen to these two women. We feel their struggle, and want a happy ending. Will we get our wish? Ah, dear reader, that's not for me to reveal.

Don't hesitate to discover this talented author's gift for storytelling in Above Temptation. This is an exciting read, with lots of action and a yummy romance.  I bet you'll become an instant Kallmaker fan, if you're not already.

To hear my conversation with Karin Kallmaker about how she got started, and why she writes and a lot more, just click the blogtalk link! -- Robert Jaquay


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