Sunday, September 1, 2013

Review: Temptation by Karen Ann Hopkins

Title: Temptation (Temptation #1)
Author: Karen Ann Hopkins
Source: Received through blog tour in exchange for an honest review

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.


Temptation is the first book in the Temptation series by Karen Ann Hopkins. There's nothing I like more than a forbidden romance, and the relationship between Rose and Noah is definitely forbidden. He is Amish, and Rose is an “English girl”. After Rose's mother dies, her dad moves her and her brothers to Meadowview. Their new neighbors are an Amish family, and Rose falls for Noah – one of the sons.

These two fall very quickly for each other. Their secret romance isn't easy considering Amish people aren't supposed to spend time with non-Amish people. Heck, the boys aren't suppose to look at or speak to a girl unless they are courting. I really enjoyed reading about the Amish ways. Their rules were frustrating to me, but it was still really interesting. The way they live is so different from the way most of us are used to. I thought that some of the book felt slow moving – yet that somehow felt right with it being an Amish novel.

Rose was a great character. She is the feisty type. Noah is fascinated by her because she is so different from the Amish girls. I really liked Noah's character too. There were times when I thought he was too controlling, but that is just the way he was raised. I'm actually surprised that Rose put up with some of it.

It was only a matter of time before they were caught. It's something you know is going to happen, you just don't know when. It's heartbreaking when their love is torn apart like that. Rose, being only 16, considers a choice that will make a huge impact on her life.

I'm glad this is a series. I can't wait to see how things will play out. I'm also interested in reading more about some of the background characters. If you love sweet young adult romances, then I definitely recommend this book.

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