Sunday, November 4, 2012

Temptation by Karen Ann Hopkins Book review

Your heart misleads you.
That's what my friends and family say.

But I love Noah.
And he loves me.

We met and fell in love in the sleepy farming community of Meadowview, while we rode our horses together through the grassy fields and in those moments in each other's arms.

It should be


forever, easy.

But it won't be.

Because he's Amish.
And I'm not.

My review.

3 1/2 stars.

Temptation by Karen Ann Hopkins is a thrilling forbidden romance.

Rose is 16 years old and has just moved to Meadowview where the community is Amish. Here she meets Noah and an attraction is instant. However – A love like this isn’t easy. The relationship has to remain within themselves. Being able to be together is not an easy love affair.

There romance is forbidden but filled with Temptation. A wonderfully balanced contempary romance filled with many obstacles.

The storyline is different compared to what I have previously read. I’ve never read a story about Amish and must say that it enlightened me on a few things related to this. Hopkins put forth enough information regarding the Amish to enlighten the reader throughout the story without boring the reader along the way. It was certainly interesting.

Noah and Rose were likeable characters. Emotionally the relationship was a roller coaster ride. But no matter what Obstacles were put forth they loved each other and cared just the same. The relationship did move a little quick in the beginning, not really getting to know each other first; however the storyline and romance came through as realistic to the reader. The relationship did come across at times as young and na├»ve, bad choices by not thinking things through and also  the lack of communication between the pair often caused a few barriers. But once again this is realistic in first romances and loves.

Noah came across as controlling at times, this I didn’t like a lot. I think due to his beliefs this sometimes interfered with his ways and wished that Rose stood up for herself more.  Or maybe the fact that they were both naive and teenagers.  

The author changed Pov  's between the chapters I found this great, it gave us an insight into both characters.

The author put forth all descriptions well with just the right amount of depth. Everything was well outlined, giving us vivid descriptions that we filled with enough of everything to give us a great visual within the story. The writing was fluent and well paced.

Temptation was filled with suspense, romance and action and I look forward to reading more of this series. I enjoyed the different storyline, and the Amish life was certainly put forth well. Hopkins certainly did put through this well.

Thank you to Harlequin Australia for the review copy for my honest opinion. I must say that I do love the Australian cover so much better  !!

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