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Review: Temptation by Karen Ann Hopkins

Temptation by Karen Ann Hopkins
Published by Harlequin

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  ROSE & NOAH forever, easy. But it won't be. Because he's Amish. And I'm not.


I'm not entirely sure how I feel about this book. There are certain parts I really enjoyed and other parts that actually left me feeling a little uneasy.

In some respects this book is completely compelling. The story between Noah and Rose is really touching and actually very believable. I liked seeing that really innocent first love unfold in spite of it all. To a certain extent you really find yourself routing for me.

The thing that really gets me with this book is Rose. I found her to be a really weak character and in that respect not actually that great a role model. I also didn't really agree with her choices and the way she decided to go about changing her life to fit in with the boy she had only just met at such a young age. In that regard I actually found bits of the book, especially towards the end, a bit creepy and definitely unsettling and I felt it almost came across as a bit preachy in places.

The end leaves you on a huge cliffhanger and I am both very interested to see where it goes and also quite scared at the same time as I don't really see anyway back for the characters and am not sure whether I actually want to see what the character does to herself next. The jury is still out on which way I'll go


Unknown said…
Hmmm... I personally don't like to feel unsettled or uneasy when I finish a book. I had that exact feeling with Small Town Sinners. It felt too extreme. I'll give this one a miss.