Temptation by Karen Ann Hopkins
Release Date: June 26, 2012Publisher: Harlequin Teen
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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 have always been fascinated by the Amish and their lifestyle. I think in many ways I admire their way of living, their peacefulness and their discipline. I seriously would love to go stay in an Amish community for like a week, churning butter and burping babies and what not! haha Seriously tho...I'd love it!
This book grabbed my attention when I first heard about it and I was dying to read it. This book seriously did not disappoint me! I tore into it like a crazed woman who has just found out chocolate exists. I couldn't put it down, and wound up taking it with me everywhere I went. Even to a convention I attended and found myself pulling it out of my bag, reading and biting my nails when I totally should've been listening to the speaker.
The story was a beautiful love story in many ways. It's all about forbidden love *sighs* and of course temptation! ;) My heart went out to the two main character's, Rose and Noah. They are so in love, and all they want is to be together. And they are REALLY good kids! But yet their familes are making it even harder on them. House arrest? Please! I was frustrated FOR the character's in the book!
I've totally been there, loving the boy I really should not. Whether it be the bad boy you fell for, or someone you knew you shouldn't, I think we can all probably identify with Rose. I loved that as soon as her Dad moves her to a community that is primarily Amish, she never gawks at them or treats them like most modern teens would. She was respectful of them and their lifestyle and religous views, even though she may not have always agreed with it.
Noah *sighs* Noah, is one of my all time favorite male love interests in book. Right next to My Life Next Door. He made my heart beat, he made me smile and feel warm and fuzzy. He was a total sweet heart and at times he was overly protective, but really he was just trying to protect Rose from the "English" and all the horror stories he's heard. Together they were such a cute and sweet couple that totally balanced each other out. I was rooting for them the whole way through!
I was seriously glued to the book and I couldn't put it down until I had read every last word. It was a passionate and powerful tale of forbidden love that reminds us what love is all about in the first place! I loved this book and fell head over heels in love with it, and I think you will too!
I was so happy to find out there will be a second book in this series and I am dying for the next part of the story. The sneak peak at book 2 has me dying of anticipation. Eeek!