In Review: Sinful Temptation (Temperance Falls: Selling Sin #1) by London Hale

Posted June 21, 2017 by Kim in 5 Stars, In Review / 1 Comment

In Review: Sinful Temptation (Temperance Falls: Selling Sin #1) by London HaleSinful Temptation by London Hale
Series: Temperance Falls: Selling Sin #1
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: June 20, 2017
Publisher: Self-Published
Format: eARC, 142 pages
How I got it: From the author
Add it: Goodreads
Buy it: Amazon
My rating:

She’s too sinful to resist

I escaped my hometown the second I could, only to be brought back by my late grandmother’s will. The Christian bookstore and tea shop she bequeathed to me was the perfect place to open the island’s only adult toy store. Being across the street from a church is a bonus. Even better? The new to town, hot as sin pastor I’d love nothing more than to sully. Pastor Noah may be off-limits, but that won’t stop me from tempting him.

He could lose it all if he gives in

Sin is my greatest obsession and my congregation’s biggest distraction. Harper—the owner of the aptly named adult store—is too forward, too overtly sexual for such a quiet island town, which is why I can’t keep my eyes off her. One chance encounter, one moment of surrender, and my fate is sealed. No amount of praying will absolve me of these sins.

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.

London Hale is back with the latest installment in their delightfully dirty Temperance Falls series and THIS is the one I’ve been waiting for. I mean, a seemingly buttoned-up pastor and a free-spirited sex toy shop owner? It definitely had my name written all over it and it absolutely lived up to all of my expectations.

Sinful Temptation was a read-in-one-sitting-with-a-fan-in-your-hand type of read. If you’ve read any of the Temperance Falls books, you know that London Hale brings the hot and dirty romance. The story between Pastor No(ah) and Harper is no exception. Since this is a novella, there’s not a lot of wait until you get to the hot stuff, either. There’s a little teasing build up in the beginning of the book, but then once things break loose? Holy crap. (Pun intended.) These two have tons of chemistry and it all but leaps off the pages.

I loved this. I loved the characters. I appreciated how they didn’t get bogged down by their differences or by what others in town might think, but instead focused on how they felt with each other. They were a great pair and it was easy to root for them. Oh, and did I mention it was HOT AF? If you’re looking for a quality quick and dirty red, look no further. London Hale delivers every time and I am SO here for it.


“Priests take a vow of celibacy. Pastors follow the guidelines of the faiths they preach. We nondenominational pastors follow wherever the Lord takes us. Today, he brought me to Sin… and to you. I doubt this will be the last time he puts us on the same path.”

This wild, unfettered response to my body and my words. This was my heaven. This was my home. This was everything I had ever wanted. 

“I want to have you for dessert before I fuck you, but that means I need to take you to dinner first.”

About London Hale

London Hale is the combined pen name of writing besties Ellis Leigh and Brighton Walsh. Between them, they’ve published more than thirty books in the contemporary romance, paranormal romance, and romantic suspense genres. Ellis is a USA Today bestselling author who loves coffee, thinks green Skittles are the best, and prefers to stay in every weekend. Brighton is multi-published with Berkley, St. Martin’s Press, and Carina Press. She hates coffee, thinks green Skittles are the work of the devil, and has never heard of a party she didn’t want to attend. Don’t ask how they became such good friends or work so well together—they still haven’t figured it out themselves.

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