In Review: Temptation (Temptation #1) by Karen Ann Hopkins

Posted January 14, 2014 by Kim in 4 Stars, In Review / 0 Comments

In Review: Temptation (Temptation #1) by Karen Ann HopkinsTemptation by Karen Ann Hopkins
Series: Temptation #1
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Publication date: June 26, 2013
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Format: eARC, 383 pages
How I got it: NetGalley
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Buy it: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
My rating:

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 received a complimentary copy of this book for review consideration.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

In Review: My Thoughts

“That was the problem with English girls – they did what they wanted. But then again, maybe that was one of the things that made Rose so intriguing… and dangerous to me.”

Admittedly, I’m a little late to the party, but can I just tell you how much I absolutely adored this book? Wow. It was my first “Amish book,” so I really had no idea what to expect. I don’t know a whole lot about the Amish people, but what was spelled out in this book certainly seemed to align with what I knew, so it seemed realistic. It was easy to forget that Noah was Amish and Rose was English when they were together… until another big difference in their cultures was revealed. I couldn’t put this book down. I wanted… needed… to know what would happen with them. Also, for the record, I think Noah is my favorite boy name ever.

“I had fallen in love with this Amish boy, and I couldn’t do anything about it. He would forever own my heart.”

Yes there was instalove and a fair bit of angst, but I found the love story believable and the angst realistic and understandable. Rose was a great protagonist. I could really feel how torn she was between her love for Noah and her desire for the freedom she’s always known. Noah was sweet and strong, super sexy (I can’t believe I just typed that word to describe an Amish teenager.) and very obviously conflicted. The secondary characters were intriguing (I can’t wait for Ella to get hers.) Sarah and Sam were two of my favorites. While Sam frustrated me at times, there was no doubt he had his sister’s best interests in mind. Sarah was sweet; a great sister to Noah and a great friend to Rose.

These characters – and this book – made me feel all the feels. I have to apologize for this review being such a short one, but a) I don’t want to give anything away and b) I NEED to move on to the second book. I just have to see what’s next for my new favorite couple.

About Karen Ann Hopkins

A native of New York State, Karen Ann Hopkins now lives with her family on a farm in northern Kentucky, where her neighbors in all directions are members of a strict Amish community. Her unique perspective became the inspiration for the story of star-crossed lovers Rose and Noah. When she’s not homeschooling her kids, giving riding lessons or tending to a menagerie of horses, goats, peacocks, chickens, ducks, rabbits, dogs and cats, she is dreaming up her next romantic novel.

Kim

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