Publication date: 4th May 2014
Paperback edition: -
Rating: 5 stars
Synopsis: I’m drowning in the numbness. It’s pulling me under and I can’t see the surface. It’s easier to pretend I can’t feel. And the longer you pretend, the easier it is to believe. But he wants to save me. Only he can’t. I have to save myself…and I don’t know if I want to.
Rowan Sinclair’s life has been anything but easy. With an alcoholic mother and a sleazy stepfather, it’s been her responsibility to raise her younger siblings. At twenty-one she’s chained to a life she doesn’t want, but sees no other alternative. After all, what would happen to her brother and sister if she were to leave?
Trenton Wentworth sees the pain behind Rowan’s eyes. He wants nothing more than to make it disappear. To hold her. To love her. Except Rowan keeps everyone at a safe distance. But if there’s anyone that can break down the walls she’s built around herself, it’s Trent. So she avoids him at all costs. But Trent isn’t one to be easily evaded. He’s stubborn and determined. He’ll save this girl even if it costs him everything.
Love, lies, and deception.
That’s the name of the game when you’re Tempting Rowan.
I was so freaking lucky that I got to beta read this book! I had been desperate to read it since the author told me about it, and it definitely did not disappoint! It was packed full of secrets, emotion and romance! I loved everything about the plot of this book! It developed brilliantly and there was a huge secret that the main character keeps, that once revealed, changes the plot so much! My heart was in my mouth when it was revealed because I didn't know where the plot was going to go! The plot was just amazing though! It was easy to follow, you could relate to the characters, it had some pretty hot scenes in it! All things I love in the plot of a book! The characters were amazing! Rowan was the main character and she had the weight of the world on her shoulders! My heart couldn't help but feel sorry for her! I wanted her to have a great, fulfilling life, but she was left raising her younger siblings! Rowan stood up for herself though, which I loved! I also loved that she didn't jump straight back into a relationship with her love interest! She stood her ground and thought of her other responsibilities! Rowan was an amazingly strong character and she showed this time and time again in this book too! Trent was the love interest of Rowan and he was introduced in this series before! The first two books in this series are about his brother, Trace, but this book was Trent's! I was so excited when I found out Trent was getting a book! He really intrigued me in the other books in this series! Trent was so freaking hot in this book! I think I might love him more than Trace, which I never thought would happen! Trent was so understanding in this book! I could see how far he would go to protect Rowan and show her how much she meant to him too! I adored him! I also loved that Trace and Olivia from the first two books made appearances in this book! My heart was in my mouth at the end of this book! I actually burst out crying lol! And then my tears of sadness turned into tears of joy lol! I probably ruined the ending for you from that line, but hopefully you read the book before my review lol! I'm so excited to read the next book in this series! I know that it's not going to be about Trent and Rowan, but I'm sure they'll be in it! The cover for this book is so hot! I almost melted when I saw it for the first time! I love how well it suits the other covers in the series too! Big thank you to Micalea for letting me beta read Tempting Rowan and to Stephanie's Book Reports for having me on the Blog Tour!
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Micalea Smeltzer is an author from Virginia. Her name is pronounced Muh-call-e-uh. She is permanently glued to her computer, where she constantly writes. She has to listen to music when she writes and has a playlist for every book she’s ever started. When she’s not writing, she can be found reading a book or playing with her three dogs.