Friday, March 1, 2013

Temptation by K.M. Golland

Title:  Temptation
Author: K.M. Golland
Series:  The Temptation Series #1
Published:  December 12th 2012
Page Count:  192
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Shelf:  Review Copy
Rating:  ★★★★★


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 realises 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?

Adult-content rating: This book contains content considered unsuitable for young readers 17 and under, and which may be offensive to some readers of all ages.

My Review:

“If you love 2 men, choose the 2nd, because if you really loved the 1st then you wouldn’t have fallen in love with the 2nd.” So sad, but so true, and such a good story.

Not only is this book very well written it has all the elements of a romance novel while still keeping you in suspense. It is impossible to figure out who she will choose until the very end of the novel. You are taken on a whirlwind of a romance, in a love triangle, where not even the main character knows what she will do in the long run. Golland keeps you on the edge of your seat. In the process, she creates a world that is excruciatingly real and well put together. She never minces words while describing a scene or setting, nor does she add irrelevant words and descriptions simply to increase her word count. Everything is relevant and enthralling.

The characters in this novel are also brilliant. Each and every character is real and true to themselves. The problems that they face are real problems that someone in their situation would face in the real world. It’s a relief to read a novel where none of the characters are infinitely larger than life. Sure, there is a billionaire playboy, but never once does he develop superhero like characteristics. Not only are personalities and personal histories well developed, but so are the physical attributes of the characters. You know what everyone looks like. No one is just a name without a face.

I also applaud Golland on the novel’s ending. It comes to a definite conclusion while leaving the reader completely open to the sequel. Although one dilemma is solved, it in turn creates another in the long run. As the reader you are left very satisfied yet there’s a little voice in the back of your mind saying “but what about…."

Author Bio:

K.M. Golland was born and raised in Melbourne Australia. She studied Legal Practice for two years, and worked as a Land Conveyancer for four years before putting her career on hold to raise two beautiful children. She always had a love of reading, and decided rather than returning to the Legal Industry, she would become a Writer, publishing her debut novel Temptation (Book 1 in The Temptation Series).

Ok, now go buy your copy of this book online on Smashwords or on Amazon today!

And for the giveaway:
The author is giving away an ecopy of Temptation to a single commentor chosen from the tour.


  1. Glad you liked it! I knew you would. Thanks for hosting!