Too Hard to Resist – Robin Bielman  – Blog Tour

Too Hard to Resist – Robin Bielman – Blog Tour

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Too Hard to Resist is a wonderfully sweet friends to lovers story that introduces us to Elliot and Madison.

Too Hard to Resist

TOO HARD TO RESIST by Robin Bielman

Publication Date: April 16, 2018
Genre: New Adult, Romance
Publisher: Entangled (Embrace)
Source: Pure Textuality PR
Length: 335 pages
Purchase: Amazon
Story Rating: 5/ 5
Romance Rating: 4/5


One rookie assistant + one demanding executive = flirting that is too hot to handle.

Have you ever wished for the perfect job? Me, too. So when I land a temporary gig with a worthwhile and exemplary startup, I’m determined to make it permanent. That my boss is the gorgeous, clever Elliot Sax is nothing I can’t handle. We may steal glances at each other and straddle the line of playing it safe, but our partnership is too important for complications. Not to mention workplace hookups are against the rules.

But when our attraction flames hotter, our best efforts are put to the test. I never imagined having to fight my feelings for him on a daily basis and keeping my hands to myself is absolutely killing me.

Until I can’t. Until we can’t. And what’s at stake becomes more than our jobs. What’s at risk is our hearts.


Let’s start like we always do, with the cover – or why I picked the book. I liked the model, he looks a bit like my hubby, if I have a couple drinks and squint really hard.

Actually, the real reason I picked the book was the title. Too Hard to Resist as soon as I read it I thought there had to be a dirty joke somewhere. I mean, we all know at least a couple things that are hard and well hard to resist…

I guess we should talk about the book today, shouldn’t we? I liked it a lot. It was engaging and easy to read. There was witty banter and undeniable chemistry between our main characters. The relationship also felt a bit forbidden which made it oh-so-exciting. I highlighted so many amusing quotes, I have no idea what to do with them.

I’m sure I had a goofy grin on my face for half the book. It took me back to the years of dating before I found my prince charming. You have to kiss a lot of frogs, right? But, as bad as some of those dates were, no one ever offered me a glitter sex capsule. To be honest, I’m not sure if I’m relieved or disappointed by that.

We also get to know a bit about Elliot’s kitten, Socks (my favorite part of the book). What is it about good-looking guys and kittens? It’s so… so, I don’t know, intoxicating? Maybe swoon-worthy? I guess it doesn’t really matter, I like it and I liked Elliot. He’s probably the best book boyfriend I’ve had all week! That’s saying something, I go through a lot of those.

Because it’s Monday, I’ve included some pictures of the cutest cats I could find. You’re welcome!


I’m sure you’re noticing a pattern here. I’ll admit it, I really like orange cats!

If anyone’s wondering “good looking guys and cats” is a very fun Google Image search…

Want to hear about the sex? Yeah, I know you do. We just talked about sexy men and kittens, I’m sure everyone is a bit hot and bothered. It’s fine, we’re all friends here. The sex is steamy, more so than I was expecting for a new adult book. Consent was very clearly established, which I absolutely loved. The dirty talk was lovely to read and it was very sweet how he embraced things he knew turned her own, like playing up the potential of being caught.

I only have one little complaint, and it’s not really a complaint mostly just an annoyance. But I think it needs to be addressed.  You see when people experience arousal, they tend to lose the ability to exercise rational thought and sound judgment.  They get caught up in the moment and don’t think about the consequences of forgoing a condom, for example. Maybe I’m old fashioned but the STI and protection talk seems pretty risky to have after a couple orgasms when he’s ready to push into her. Who’s thinking clearly after orgasms? That hardly seems like the time to have the you-might-want-to-get-tested-after-this conversation.

Overall, Too Hard to Resist, was a wonderfully engaging book that put a goofy grin on my face. I’d recommend this book to anyone looking for a light-hearted read to keep you company on the beach.

20 thoughts on “Too Hard to Resist – Robin Bielman – Blog Tour”

  1. I read the synopsis and thought, pass! Then your review made me change my mind. I’m allergic to the kitties but men….those r nice! I like stories that cross the line and I also agree, it really throws me out of the book when the character has a very serious talk at a time when no one should be able to think clearly.

  2. Once again, I love you post. It makes me laugh every time I read time. I read the good parts out loud to my hubby and he always laughs. I love orange cats too!

  3. The model do look great, especially with that fit body. I would have a second look at the book if I ever saw this book in the shelf of a bookstore. Picture with the cats are awesome!

  4. Great review, I absolutely love your gifs plus I also love the sexy book cover as well. This is actually the first time I heard about this book and it looks and sounds totally fantastic and right up my alley to boot, I’m glad you really liked it. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post and for putting this book on my radar.

  5. I love this review! The book sounds really engaging, but I can actually hear you giving the review. You might be the next Siscle and Elbert in book reviews =). Not to judge a book by its cover, but this time, it seemed to work: you were attracted to the title a AND the man in the photo (the hubby fit is hilarious, BTW). Xo Evelyn

  6. Great review! I’m not sure this storyline would be my cup of tea, but it was worth reading the review just for the pics of the hot guys with orange tabbies! Absolutely love the combination! Thanks for making me smile 🙂

  7. Is it shallow to say I judged the book by the cover. Whew he is a hottie well all of them are. Sometimes a girl needs some eye candy . I would read the book . Your review made me smile 🙂

  8. Is it shallow to say I judged the book by the cover. Whew he is a hottie well all of them are. Sometimes a girl needs some eye candy . I would read the book . Your review made me smile 🙂

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