Friday, March 1, 2013

Review & Giveaway ~ Temptation by K.M. Golland




BOOK BLURB

This book is for mature audiences 17+ It contains explicit language and sexual content.

Sometimes being happily married and completely content is not at all what it seems.

That is what 35 year old, happily married mother of two, Alexis Summers finds out, when decides it is time to return to work. After being a stay-at-home Mum for the past nine years, Alexis now realizes a complete career change is just what she needs.

She becomes a Concierge Attendant in a prestigious hotel in Melbourne working for the owner of the hotel, Bryce Clark. He resides in the penthouse, is extremely hot, and is a man who always gets what he wants, and what he wants is Alexis. She does a relatively good job resisting Bryce at first, but the undeniable chemistry, sexual tension and playfulness between the two of them is intense. He has copious amounts of money, sex appeal and above all, is a genuinely nice guy. Bryce has been waiting for his one true love to come along, and he is positive that one true love, is Alexis.

There is one problem, she is happily married to Rick, and no matter how strong her feelings are for Bryce, she is adamant she will not cheat. She draws a line in the sand, but finds it increasingly hard not to cross. Will she succumb to Temptation?


About K.M. Golland:  

I am a writer, I am married, and I am mother of two adorable little people. I'm a bookworm, craftworm, movieworm and sportsworm. I'm also a shop-aholic, tea-aholic, strawberry-aholic and choc-aholic, and have a love of flowers, perfumes, dogs and frogs.

Writing as a career has only come about for me in recent times and I am thoroughly enjoying every minute of it.

My first novel Temptation is book 1 in the Temptation Series and will be followed shortly by Satisfaction and Fulfillment.

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My Thoughts:

This book was Hot stuff! I would suggest that only adults should read this one.

Alexis is turning in her stay at home mom status to go back to work. On the first day she accidentally spills her hot drink on her new boss. She is mortified but he quickly puts her at ease!

The chemistry between Alexis and Bryce is instant and it draws you in making you want to root for Bryce to get the already married girl.

Poor Alexis is so conflicted because she does not believe in cheating but she is very tempted by Bryce.

Mrs. Golland has written an enticing, sexy, captivating debut. I am very much looking forward to continuing the story with Satisfaction (book two).

I recommend this to those of you who like Fifty Shades and books like it. This book belongs on your what to read after Fifty list for sure!

There were a few minor things that got on my nerves. Rick's personality and indifference annoyed me. Some of the language made me roll my eyes. Overall I liked it a lot. I am expecting the next book to be even better. ;-)

I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. I honestly thought it was sensationally steamy and very engaging.

Do you think it is possible to be in romantic love with two people at the same time?

Thank you for commenting! Don't forget to enter the Comment Incentive Giveaway. The link can be found at the top of the page!

37 comments:

  1. +JMJ+

    Oh, dear . . . I don't know if I could enjoy this story unless I knew in advance that Alexis picks the guy I hope she will pick. (And even then, the end wouldn't justify everything!) I'm already anti-love-triangle when it comes to characters who are single, but I really draw the line when a marriage is involved. I'm not fishing for a spoiler, though!

    I'm not sure if it's possible to be in romantic love with two people at the same time, but I firmly believe in choosing only one person and sticking to that choice.

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    1. I wasn't sure that I would like this book because of the marriage angle, but I decided to try it. Suprisingly, I did like it.

      I don't believe it is possible to be in love with 2 people at the same time. In the book one ofher friends says something to her about it. She says something like "If you really loved the first person you would never be looking at the second."

      I'm glad your back. I missed you. :-)

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    2. +JMJ+

      Thanks, Brenda! I've just been really busy this week. And I might be really busy next week, but now that Crazy for Books is part of my commenting routine, you can bet that I'll always come back! ;-)

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    3. Good to know! I'm glad you weren't sick.

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  2. I think it is possible to love two people. That could satisfy a different need. I do not think it is possible though to have a relationship with both at the same time though. I think jealousy will happen
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    1. I think one at a time is a better idea. I agree there would probably be jealousy.

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  3. Same as Enbrethiliel i doubt you can be in love with two person at teh same time... lust after another perhaps but i still think it's bad because for me when you are with someone you have to be faithful... if really you are attracted to someone else... better to think first but no cheating if you want the other you must renonce to the first one....( and it's still a kind of treachery for me)

    The only thing could work in this for me was if ricks was cheating and left her then Bryce who would have been patient could try to mend her heart... that's all the rest i don't think so ( oki i'm too traditional i know)

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    1. +JMJ+

      I'm totally with you on being faithful and traditional, Miki! In fact, even if Rick were cheating, that wouldn't make it better for me, because that would just double the infidelity. =/

      But to be fair, I haven't read this book and probably have a bunch of wrong impressions mixed in with correct guesses!

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    2. I'm usually very traditional too. I did however, like this book.

      I don't want to give too much away. I can say that Alexis fights her attraction to Bryce. Until Rick gives her a reason not to.

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    3. I didn't say that if Rick cheated it would be ok ,i meant if he did and if she stopped that relationship then she would be oki to star another ^^;; ( i'm still sick so sometime i guess i can forgot words or put the phrase wrong ^^;; sorry)

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    4. I understood you the first time Miki!

      I usually feel the same way and wouldn't normally have even thought about reading this one.

      I liked it though. I would never agree with what happens in the book in real life but in the book it worked for me.

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  4. This sounds steamy! :) Im not sure. I think its possible but it would be hard because if you love someone you dont want to hurt them and wouldnt it hurt them to be with someone else? Plus isnt handeling one man hard enough! ;)
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    1. It was steamy! ;-) Very well put Amber!

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    2. LOVE IT, VampedChik! I just wanted to say, I think this is well said. I agree it would be hard to hurt someone you care for, no matter how much you feel the other person is "the one". And, I can tell you I couldn't handle two of my husband LOL

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  5. Well, since I have an ex-hubby, I may have to go out on a limb here (*ugh*). I still love him in a way because he is my son's father, however I am not in love with him if that makes any sense. I am totally and helplessly in love with my hubby (who dotes on me).

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    1. It makes complete sense. :-)

      Hang on to him it sounds like he's a keeper!

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  6. It is possible to love two people but it always boils down to choosing the one you can't live without even though you may feel the heartache from walking away from the other.

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    1. That's my point though. Sure you can love two people. You can't have a true relationship where you give your all, with two different people at the same time though. Someone will always get more and the other will end up hurt.

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    2. Good point Dione. I think this is true, but have trouble with the concept of choosing someone over an existing marriage. I guess I'm big on the commitment part of marriage.

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    3. I agree with both of you. Any time there is more than two people involved things can go wrong (heck, they can go wrong with just two people so adding a third is just asking for it in a way). Someone does end up getting more than the other most of the times and someone always gets hurt.

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    4. Josette,
      I am with you on the sacredness of marriage. However, I have known others in situations where honestly things just happen. Either the marriages are going down before it happens or the person didn't realize what he/she truly wanted till it presented itself.
      Still those types of situations hardly ever end well. Usually both parties end up hurt and/or bitter.

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  7. Thank you for hosting today!

    Glad to know you liked it. I spoke with the author last week and she said that the 2nd book, Satisfaction, should be available in the next few weeks! CAN'T WAIT!

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    1. You're welcome!

      I did indeed like it. :D I can't wait to read Satisfaction either!

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  8. I'm conflicted by this storyline. I have a strong belief that if you choose to marry you should do what it takes to make it work. However, I also have seen to people that are SO wrong for each stay together because it is expected. I do believe that it is possible to be attracted to multiple people, and possibly love two people for different reasons. These types of stories are always hard for me to know if I can handle the story or not. I read a story recently where the whole time you think she is cheating on her husband, who she thought had cheated on her, and the husband comes off as a real scum bag. Then, at the end of the book you find out that the whole time the online relationship WAS her husband! It was a great twist and the end result made me happy that I finished the story, but the whole time I was like what in the world is she doing, becoming like her husband. The whole time she thought she was cheating... if I was the husband, I don't think I could trust her. I guess that's my problem with it, if someone is willing to have a relationship with someone other than their spouse, how can the new person trust them not to do the same thing to them. Just my 2 cents.

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    1. I agree. I am a very big stickler for monogamy in any relationship, and especially in mariage. I do believe that sometimes people change and can fall out of love. I feel that honesty and communication are key factors to any healthy relationship. If one person wants out and they can't make it work, than they should be honest and separate instead of adding insult to injury.

      All of that being said, this book is far from my usual type. I usually can't handle cheating or even the inkling of a spouse having an affair. Alexis, the main character does her best to fight the attraction and doesn't really cheat. She only gives in to her feelings after her husband Rick gives her a reason to.

      I liked it so if you are Tempted, you should try it too. ;-)

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    2. I agree with you both. But I would also like to add that sometimes after someone has cheated the other spouse does end up forgiving them and taking them back and it's not easy but sometimes we have to chalk things up to "people make mistakes". Trust can be broken and then re-earned but it takes a lot of work. I also highly agree with you on the last part, I think I would be more worried about trusting someone that chose to cheat on their spouse with me than the other scenario. I would just be waiting for them to change their mind again and wouldn't know if it was a mistake or a pattern.

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    3. I hear you. My sister did that. She left her hubby whom the whole family loves, to be with a man who was also married. None of us trust him, he even came on to a friend of the family. You can't tell her anything though. She just won't listen. :-(

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    4. Sorry to hear that Brenda :( That's a rough situation to handle. When it comes to family all you can do is love them and be there for them if or when things fall apart. I can relate to having a sibling that won't listen to the harsh facts but sometimes it really is best for them to learn the hard way. It sucks because your family will hurt for her too and in those moments the true beauty of a family love comes out. People always think that when something great happens in a family and everyone is happy that it shows how much a family loves each other (births, weddings, birthdays..etc) BUT it's actually when a family struggles together that you can see the raw love and strength within. I hope everything turns out alright for her.

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    5. Dione, you are so right about the hard times defining how tight a family is. We lost my dad to cancer in October of 2011. It was very hard but my siblings and I were all there for each other and my mom.

      I thank you for your concern. I too hope everything works out for her. I worry because although she chose her path, she just doesn't seem as happy as she had been. I'm guessing that she has regrets but doesn't know how to fix things. I have faith that eventually things will be better for her! :D

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    6. Sounds like your family is wonderful. Sorry to hear about your dad but the fact that you all were there for each other and your mother, well I'm sure he couldn't be prouder of each of you.
      Your sister will come to realize what will make her happy. Sometimes the grass only looks greener on the other side.

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    7. Thank you. I hope you're right! :-)

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  9. Wow, what a great discussion!
    Thanks Brenda for hosting and reviewing my book.
    Dione Sage, I'd love to gift you a copy. If you 'like' my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/temptationseries you can private message me your email address, and I will send you one.
    Thanks again.
    Kelly

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    1. You're welcome. I can't wait for satisfaction!

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    2. Oh, Great! I'm submitting it to Amazon and Smashwords tomorrow :)

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    3. Wow, Thank you Kelly. I will send you a message right now!

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