Tour Review: Temptation by Karen Ann Hopkins

August 27, 2013 blog tour, giveaway, Review 3

Belonging Tour*Hosted by Kismet Book Tours*

TemptationPages: 383
Published: June 26th 2012 by Harlequin Teen 
Series: Temptation #1
Source: Received for tour review

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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 Thoughts & Review

I was really excited to participate in the tour for Temptation; I am really on a contemporary kick this summer with my reading and it sounded so unique from everything I’ve read in the genre.

I absolutely loved the characters in Temptation. Rose, the main character was so real and refreshing. I loved her no nonsense attitude with her brother, her ability to speak her mind and act on her own accord and her loyalty to Noah. Speaking of Noah, talk about swoonworthy. He was so different from the bad boys that normally have me head over heels for them but I adored him. Although I didn’t agree with a lot of his opinions when it came to Rose and how woman should act, his complete love for Rose won me over. Plus how can you resist a sexy boy in suspenders 😉 I also adored Rose’s brothers. They were hilarious, overbearing, jerks but the three siblings had so much love for each other you couldn’t help to love them. All in all the character development was fantastic, I was entirely invested in all of the characters and their stories.

The story itself, like I said above, was so unique to anything I’ve read. Learning about the Amish culture and way of life was fascinating to me. Karen Ann Hopkins clearly wanted to ensure that the Amish were shown realistically and it shows. I loved having a peek into the forbidden thoughts of Noah and his families reactions.

Temptation was sweet, romantic, and at times incredibly heartwrenching. I really felt for Rose and Noah. The instant connection they had and sheer determination to be together against all odds was lovely.

The ending had me dying to pick up the next book immediately because I can not wait to see what happens. No spoilers but it’s a great ending for the first book and opens it up for a great start on Belonging.

If you love contemporaries and want something different in the genre I wholeheartedly recommend Temptation. It’s a great start to a beautiful journey.

My Rating 4 Star Rating

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About Karen Ann Hopkins

Karen Ann Hopkins

Karen Ann Hopkins resides in northern Kentucky with her family on a farm that boasts a menagerie of horses, goats, peacocks, chickens, ducks, rabbits, dogs and cats. Karen's main job is home schooling the kids, but she finds time to give riding lessons, coach a youth equestrian drill team, and of course, write. She was inspired to create her first book, Temptation, by the Amish community she lived in. The experiential knowledge she gained through her interactions with her neighbors drove her to create the story of the star-crossed lovers, Rose and Noah.

Karen grew up about a mile from Lake Ontario in Upstate New York. She was bitten by the horse bug at the age of five, and after diligently taking riding lessons for several years, was rewarded with her first horse when she turned eleven. The feisty horse's name was Lady, a Quarter Horse-Thoroughbred cross, who became Karen's steadfast companion. Through the years, the constant force in her life was horses. Eventually, she found her place as a riding instructor herself. Before accepting her fate in the barnyard, she worked a short stint as a paralegal, traveled abroad, and guided tourists on horseback riding tours in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.

Karen is currently working on her Amish mystery series, Serenity's Plain Secrets, along with the YA paranormal/fantasy series, The Wings of War. Karen is also excited to announce the Temptation series has been optioned for TV by Pilgrim Studios and is available on Audible. More books in the Temptation series are in the works.


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