Sharon C. Cooper

Just thinking…

Here it is – Tempting the Artist

I’m happy to announce the early release of my latest novel, TEMPTING THE ARTIST, book 3 of the Jenkins Family Series! Christina (CJ) Jenkins was first introduced in the “FREE” short story, BEST WOMAN FOR THE JOB and had a larger role in Jada’s story, ALL YOU’LL EVER NEED, book 2 of the Jenkins Family Series. You remember her right? CJ was the word-a-day cousin who drove everyone crazy using words no one knew the meaning of and often disappeared for weekends at a time.

Here’s a snippet from TEMPTING THE ARTIST.

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Christina “CJ” Jenkins, a free-spirited painter by trade is juggling her obligation to the family construction business, with the demands of her secret passion. A secret life she has successfully hidden until recently. When sexy, bad-boy attorney, Luke Hayden, enters the picture, he steals her heart. But the truth of Christina’s double life buried under lies, threatens to destroy them both.

Luke is leaving New York to escape the drama, which is his life. Starting over in Cincinnati with Christina appeals to him more than he will admit. Although her secret jeopardizes their steamy affair, it’s not until someone threatens to destroy the Jenkins family empire, and uses Luke to carry out their plan, that their relationship is truly tested. Luke will do what he can to help the Jenkins family, but he will stop at nothing to tempt the woman who has captured his heart.


“Wha … what are you doing up?” she finally asked.

“I don’t sleep well without you in my bed.” His slumber-filled voice was deep and intoxicating. She had no doubt that he meant what he said. When she wasn’t in New York visiting him, he rarely slept in the bed, preferring the sofa in his home office. He’d often stay at work until nine or ten at night, only to arrive home and work for another few hours. She had no idea how he functioned with only three or four hours of sleep each night.

Luke moved across the room with the stealth of a lion, closing in on its prey. With a lean body, his sculpted chest and muscular biceps stood out. That quiet control swimming in his eyes, with a twinge of fearlessness, rooted her in place and had her heart pounding double-time. She was sure that look played well into him being one of the top defense attorneys at his New York law firm.

“What’s wrong? You’ve been distracted since we returned from the art show.” The richness of his baritone voice washed over her like a smooth, satiny caress. And he smelled so good. The fresh scent of soap permeated the air as if he had just stepped out of the shower. His voice, his scent, and all that made him the man he was, weakened her defenses and sent her senses spiraling out of control.

He pulled her effortlessly against his hard body and her arms slid easily around his neck. What she felt for him was unlike anything she had ever experienced. There was just something about him. Something about the way his welcoming embrace evoked a sense of peace that settled over her like a goose down jacket all snuggly and warm. And there was something about the way his self-assuredness gave her the desire to experience the world through his eyes, making her want to try new things and live life on the edge.

Christina moaned as his body molded against hers, chest to chest and thigh to thigh. He felt too good. It wasn’t helping that the feathery kisses he placed along the length of her neck were reigniting the smoldering heat from hours earlier. She couldn’t think straight. Couldn’t think straight when he looked at her, or when he kissed her, or when he touched her. An experienced lover, his caress had her body bending to his will.

“Maybe you should come back to bed so that I can make you forget your troubles.”

“Or maybe you can make me forget my troubles right here … right now.”

Copyright © March 2015 by Sharon C. Cooper

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March 25, 2015 - Posted by | New Release | ,


  1. Congratulations!  Looking forward to reading it when I read the other two.

    Comment by Johnnie Cunningham | March 25, 2015

  2. Hi Sharon, just going through my email and saw the great news and thus just ordered my copy . I am going to relax and enjoy a great read. Have a great day and thank you once again for your awesome writing. Donna.

    Comment by Donna. Decoteau | March 25, 2015

    • Donna, thank you so much for your support! Enjoy your day and the story! 🙂

      Comment by sharonccooper | March 25, 2015

  3. Congratulations on your new release! *throws confetti*

    Comment by Delaney Diamond | March 25, 2015

    • Thanks for the congrats and the confetti, Delaney!!

      Comment by sharonccooper | March 25, 2015

  4. Hi Ms. Sharon,

    Congrats to you. I’ll just skip on over to Amazon to purchase my copy. I love those Jenkins ladies. This will be my next read after I finish Ms. Delaney’s. Looking forward to diving into this one. Again, congrats.

    Comment by stephaniebartley1 | March 25, 2015

    • Thank you, Stephanie! And thanks so much for your continued support. I hope you enjoy the story!

      Comment by sharonccooper | March 25, 2015

  5. I got it! And, can’t wait to read it.

    Comment by Tanya | March 25, 2015

    • Yay, Tanya!! I hope you enjoy the story!

      Comment by sharonccooper | March 25, 2015

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