In Review: Sinful Distraction (Temperance Falls: Selling Sin #3) by London Hale

Posted July 31, 2017 by Kim in 5 Stars, In Review / 0 Comments

In Review: Sinful Distraction (Temperance Falls: Selling Sin #3) by London HaleSinful Distraction by London Hale
Series: Temperance Falls: Selling Sin #3
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: August 1, 2017
Publisher: Self-Published
Format: eARC, 194 pages
How I got it: From the author
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My rating:

She’s the one thing he won’t give up on

The calls started a year ago. I needed an easy release, and he was there, for a price. One call turned into two, and before I knew it, I was falling for the voice on the other end of the line. When he shows up and introduces himself as the newest firefighter on the island, I’m first. As the mayor, the last thing I need is a scandal. But Riley won’t take no for an answer, and I’m finding it hard to refuse him.

He’s a distraction she can’t afford

Kate, the mayor of Temperance Falls, has a naughty little secret. Except I’m not so little and a hell of a lot more than just naughty. A year of weekly phone calls with our identities disguised has left me craving more. Being together could ruin everything she’s worked for, but there’s no turning back. Now that we’ve actually met, now that I’ve had a taste, nothing will stand in my way of making her mine.

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

Well, London Hale has done it again. Shocking, right? Sinful Distraction was totally perfect and I absolutely loved it. I could get super personal and talk about why it struck such a strong chord with me, but I’ll spare you all the details. I’ll just leave it at this: I had a long distance relationship in college and, well, parts of this book hit home. *cough*

Temperance Falls has given us our share of older man/younger women books, but this is the first time we get the role reversal. I’ve never been much into the “cougar” thing, but it really worked here. I absolutely adored both Kate and Riley. The setup between them was fun. I mean, a buttoned-up town mayor and the new-to-town firefighter who moved there to find her? Oh and did I mention the reason he was looking for her? He’d been her, um, phone buddy for awhile now and he was ready to finally meet and see if things could move beyond the phone. Gods yes, please.

Sinful Distraction was fun. It was smoking hot and filthy as hell. Riley had an *amazingly* dirty mouth — as you might expect given his, uh, former profession. Kate and Riley’s chemistry was killer and it translated well from phone to in person. I loved their story and the way they chose to fight the obstacles between them together. I was rooting for them from the start, so there were some feels involved. Another hit from the wonderful duo of London Hale. I pretty much need them to just keep writing forever. Their books are my go-to for quick, hot and dirty (but sweet) fun with depth.


“A good woman deserves a man who’ll treat her like a princess when she needs it.” 

“If a man can get you off like that over the phone, think of what he could do when he can use more than just his voice.”

“Let’s see if we can go from fake fucking over the phone to something real. See if we can transition to something tangible. Let me prove that we can.” 

“I swear, how you can go from absolutely filthy to perfect gentleman in the span of two seconds is baffling.”

“I don’t want hard and fast right now. I don’t want to pull out every filthy sentence I know to get you off. I just want you and me in that big-ass bed of yours. Let me love you, Kate.”

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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