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REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY: TEMPTATION SERIES by K.M. GOLLAND (INDIVIDUAL REVIEWS OF ALL 4 BOOKS)

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Title: Temptation (Temptation Series Book 1)
Author: K.M. Golland
Genre: Romance; Erotica
Publication Date: December 12th, 2012
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Purchase Links:  Amazon




Synopsis 

**Mature Content** 
Recommended for ages 18+ due to sexual situations and language.

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 she 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. 
Bryce has copious amounts of money, sex appeal, and above all else, 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 for Bryce are, 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?

My Review


HOLY AMAZEBALLS THIS WAS AN UNEXPECTED SURPRISE! 

Ok, so when I was reading the synopsis on this book I was hesitant because it is about a woman who is happily married but finds herself drawn to her new boss. I am not a fan of cheating stories so I really had to debate on this book. However, the more I thought about it I just couldn’t pass on it. I had to read it…and let me tell you, I am so glad I did.

Alexis has been married to Rick for twelve years and has two children ages nine and six. Rick is a good guy. He has given her a good life. He provides for her and the kids, they have a healthy physical relationship and he is a great dad and husband. He is her high school sweetheart and the only man she has ever been with. She’s never even felt an attraction to anyone other than him. Her kids are both in school now and she feels like it’s finally time to reclaim a part of herself that has been put on hold for the past nine years while she was busy raising her family. She decides it time to start working again and she winds up working at a posh hotel as a Concierge Assistant but quickly gets promoted to be the Personal Assistant to the very sexy, smirking and completely irresistible Mr. Bryce Clark.


Bryce is…OMG Bryce is completely swoon-worthy. I mean he is not just your average control freak Billionaire. Yes, it’s true that when Mr. Clark sets his sights on something he wants…whether business or personal…he always get it- no matter the cost. He will stop at nothing to achieve his goal. And his goal right now is not only to get the newly hired Alexis into his bed, but he also wants to get into her heart. He is a take charge kind of man and I loved it. He doesn’t wait for answers…heck he doesn’t really even ask the question. He just tells you how it is. He’s a presumptuous and matter of fact type of guy.  He is a perfect mixture of the dominating CEO and the good loving sweet boy next door.

He looked deep into my eyes and pleaded with me. “Ask me to kiss you, Alexis. Please as me, or so help me God I will break my promise.” 

“No, let me go. I am not your toy…” 

"I don’t want a toy, Alexis… I want you. I want you so fucking badly that it is driving me crazy. I’ve never wanted anyone or anything more in my life.” 

The sexual tension in this book is off the charts hot. Their attraction to each other is instant and it takes everything on both their parts to stay within the lines---but how long can either of them last? Alexis can’t help but be falling for him. He’s sexy, flirty, has an amazing heart and is a wonderful family man. But she is married…not just married, she’s happily married. And she has two young kids. So why is she feeling things that she has never felt before? She doesn’t know how long she will be able to resist Bryce… with every irresistible smirk, every intense stare, and with all the flirty banter it is bringing her one step closer to crossing that forbidden line. 

“Do you know what it is you are looking for down there, Mr. Clark?” I asked with a seductive undertone, while opening my legs just a little to allow him easier access to find whatever it was he needed to find under my seat. 

He gritted his teeth and didn’t look up at me for a moment or two. Then, when he finally met my gaze, his eyes burned with lust. “I always know what I’m looking for down in this vicinity, Ms. Summers.” 

Alexis is content in her life…but the more she thinks about it the more she starts to realize that “content” may not be enough. When all you’ve known is one man and one way of living how can you be so sure it’s what you really want? People become complacent in their lives and start looking for new opportunities but Alexis knows this… (whatever “this” is) with Bryce is more than that. He makes her feel alive and young and sexy again. He gives her a piece of herself that she never knew existed and she loves it. Hell, she craves it.

“When you left me last night, my hand was not the only thing aching. My mouth ached for yours to join it. My cock ached for you to consume it. My entire body just ached for yours. But what ached the most was my heart, it’s aching for yours to make it one.” 


I’ve had to ask myself many times throughout this book what I would do. Honestly, I have no idea. Ask yourself what you would do if you had the opportunity to explore a side of yourself you never knew existed and feelings so intense that just the thoughts of losing those makes you come undone. Would you risk everything for a chance at complete happiness? Would you risk hurting a man who has always been there for you and loves you and you love? Or would you live the rest of your life asking yourself “what if”? I honestly don’t know what I would do. The kind of connection that Bryce and Alexis have does not come along every day…hell most people don’t even experience it once in a lifetime.

“If you are in love with two people, choose the second one; because if you really loved the first one, you wouldn’t have fallen for the second.” 

This entire book, with the exception of one chapter is written in Alexis’ POV. But when you read the chapter in the POVs of Bryce and Rick you will be left thinking 'Oh My God!'  Seriously the nerve of both of those men! I do have to admire Bryce for not giving up, that is for sure, but what he did? OMG I see a disaster waiting to happen. I need book two right now! Plus we get some new information on Rick that leaves us wondering if he really is as wonderful as he seems to be.

This is the first book in the Temptation series and I absolutely cannot wait to start the second book.




 5 Stars 

Reviewed by Alissa Evanson

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Title: Satisfaction (Temptation Series Book 2)
Author: K.M. Golland
Genre: Romance; Erotica
Publication Date: December 12th, 2012
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Purchase Links:  Amazon





Synopsis 

This book is for mature audiences, 18+ It contains explicit language and sexual content.

Life hands out challenges that we all unwillingly accept. We have no choice in the acceptance really because that is essentially what life is; a series of unavoidable challenges thrown our way for us to overcome. 

Alexis Summers is no stranger to facing challenges, as she has had her fair share of them since meeting and subsequently falling in love with Bryce. He was her new employer who had dominantly pursued her while she was happily married. But, it wasn't until her husband Rick, had confessed to previously having an affair, that Alexis finally allowed herself to give in to the temptation, that was Bryce Edward Clark. 

In Satisfaction—Alexis and Bryce spend the most amazing week together, and discover the connection and love they share with one another, goes far deeper than anything they have ever experienced. What Alexis doesn't know, is the truth behind her husband’s confession, and the underhanded deal Bryce made with him behind her back. Alexis’ world will come crashing down around her when she discovers their secret, and she will once again find herself faced with having to overcome more of life’s challenges.

My Review

(Satisfaction is the second book in the series so this review will contain some spoilers 
from the first book.)


Where in the heck have I been in the past year? Jeepers. I had never heard of this series until just a few days ago and let me tell you it’s Amazing and I can’t get enough of it.

This book picks up where Temptation ends. Bryce and Alexis spend a week together (that takes place for like the first thirty percent of the book). It’s such an amazing week and if you weren’t in love with Bryce Clark before then you surely will be by the end of their time together.

He kissed me softly and then cupped my face. “It’s going to be all right. I promise. We were meant to be together, and that’s all that matters in the end.”

I wanted to believe him, more than anything, but it’s never ‘all that matters in the end’. It’s never that simple.


~He is sweet and romantic~
~He so good with her kids~
~He is a sexy smirking, panty melting Billionaire CEO~
~He worships Alexis…whole heartedly body and soul~

Bryce is so completely in love with Alexis it literally makes you gush when you read it. He is so romantic that it takes your breath away. Alexis is in heaven. She doesn’t want their week to end. She doesn’t want to go back and face the reality that is her life. The only bright spot in it is her children. But she is worried about how her decisions are going to affect them.

She knows she has to go and face Rick about everything but she is terrified. She is in love with Bryce but she also loves Rick and is not sure how to let a twelve year marriage go especially when there are children involved.

The “big secret” gets revealed soon after their week is over and Alexis feels betrayed by both men. She feels sick and disgusted that two men that she loves (and who supposedly love her) could treat her the way they did. She feels cheap and used. Her heart is broken and she realizes she can’t be with either one of them (at least for now). So Alexis takes off to her parent’s house to spend the week with her children and try to figure things out. She has an amazing support system in her family and friends and they are there for her every step of the way. 

 
After a week of peace, she has a bit of clarity. She decides she doesn’t need to be committed to either of them. So she decides she is single. Hahaha. Yeah laugh…that’s exactly what Bryce does when she decides to fill him in on that little piece of information. Bryce knows they are meant to be together and deep down Alexis knows that too. But she has decided to let the past go and try to see if there is something left of her marriage. She is not committing to either of them but she is giving each of them a chance. Both men respect her choice but that is not stopping either of them from pulling out all the stops to get the woman they love.

“So, did you enjoy your week of fucking my wife?”

“Yes, Rick, I did and we did a lot of it. Obviously you are not adequate in that area.”

Rick. Ugh. I feel like a fool for feeling sorry for him in the first book. I mean he seemed like the perfect husband and dad but he was harboring his own secrets. Then he lies…and then tells the truth…and then lies again… Poor Alexis is just frustrated and can’t wrap her mind around what has become of her life.

This book is filled with drama and twists and turns that will leave you craving for more. You see a lot more of Alexis’ children in this book and I have to say that I just love them. They are so cute and just melt your heart. I loved their relationship with Bryce especially the relationship with Nate and Bryce.

This book ends in a huge cliffhanger. Thank goodness the third book is out otherwise would be driving myself insane. I am so anxious to read Fulfillment. You just know it’s going to be filled with just as many tear filled tender moments as it is with heart stopping drama filled moments.   


 4.5 Stars 

Reviewed by Alissa Evanson

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Title: Fulfillment (Temptation Series Book 2)
Author: K.M. Golland
Genre: Romance; Erotica
Publication Date: December 12th, 2012
Add to: Goodreads
Purchase Links:  Amazon



Synopsis 

This book is for mature audiences 18+ It contains explicit language and sexual content.

We can stumble upon a connection in life—a feeling, an instinct even. Having an uncontrollable desire to act upon it, all the while knowing that acting upon it may or may not be the right thing to do. The thing is it’s in that action where we prove our initial feeling to be right or wrong.

Alexis Summers did just that; she took the plunge, acted on her instinct and followed her heart—a heart that led her to Bryce Clark. He was Melbourne’s wealthiest bachelor, and she was a happily married mum—or, so she thought. They were worlds apart, yet somehow became inseparable.

In Fulfillment - Alexis and Bryce are finally happy, in love, and expecting their first child together. But nothing is ever as it seems. One person does not share in their happiness and wants Alexis gone for good. One person can destroy everything


My Review

(This is the third book in the series so my review will contain some spoilers from the 
previous two books)


Fulfillment is the third book in the Temptation series and let me tell you, it blew my freaking mind. I absolutely loved it. Books one and two were great but I do have to say that I think this is my favorite of the series. It is filled with non-stop excitement, heartache, love, playfulness, and I found myself laughing out loud in parts. I just love Alexis and Bryce. Their playfulness and affection for each other goes beyond words.

Sometimes in life you make choices…good and bad ones. It’s how you react to those choices that lead you to where you are. For Alexis and Bryce, it started with a spilt cup of white chocolate topped with a marshmallow in book one, ended with a pregnancy in book two, and book three…is explosive. It will blow anything you have thought thus far about the series out of the water.

The first chapter in this book is written in Bryce’s POV, and man…let me tell you…I don’t think I could fall more in love with him if I wanted to. He is the ultimate romantic. The first chapter will leave you breathless as Bryce explains his love and adoration for Alexis.

This book takes off soon after book two ends. Alexis and Bryce are on cloud nine after finding out that they are going to be having a baby. It was definitely a surprise but a very welcomed and exciting one. They set out to tell the kids, friends and family. Mostly everyone is excited beyond belief, however, not everyone feels that way. Sometimes in life things don’t go as expected and people like Rick, Gareth, Scott, and Chelsea try to cause problems for the happy couple. Some succeed and some don’t. 



I have to say Alexis rocks when she confronts Chelsea. I would have paid money to see that happen in real life. Alexis stood up and finally acted like the billionaire’s girlfriend she is while Chelsea was finally at a loss for words...it was great.

This book was by far the most emotional book and I found myself in tears several times throughout it, both happy and sad.

You will also see more of Alexis’ friends in this book then you did in the second book and they are amazing. They are so funny and when it comes to Bryce it’s hilarious to see them all swooning over him. They are right though, Alexis is “One lucky bitch.”

Nate and Charli are so freaking cute. Nate is so grown up for his age and his love and protectiveness for his mom and his sister is so sweet. Charli is just so adorable. She is too smart for her young age of six. Bryce and Alexis let Charli pick the name of their baby and when she reveals what name she chose I literally had tears. It was such a sweet and tender moment.

At the end of Satisfaction, we got a POV of Scott and yes, he does return in this book. Let me tell you, the moments where Scott is present are some of the most bone chilling moments in the series. I had mixed feelings about Gareth/Scott because Grareth as himself is such a sweet and selfless guy but Scott is quite the opposite. Scott is still madly in love with Bryce and will stop at nothing to get him.

The entire Temptation Series was amazing. Honestly, I never even heard of it until five days ago and I have just finished all three books. It was so good I wasn’t able to put it down. I found myself stealing chapters and paragraphs whenever I could. 



There is a novella of Bryce’s story that I will be reading next. I am excited for it because we only got a few chapters of Bryce’s POV throughout the series and I always loved them.

Then Temptation #4 will be out soon but that will focus on Derek and Carly. I think that is going to be an amazing story line as well. Carly is loud and boastful but then when she gets around Derek she turns into a blushing fool who is lost for words. Derek is a sexy lead singer in a band, not to mention a Firefighter, and he just says it like it is. It’s going to be great!

If you have not read the Temptation Series by K.M. Golland then I suggest you add it to your TBR list.


 5 Stars 

Reviewed by Alissa Evanson

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Title: Attainment (Temptation Series Book 3.5)
Author: K.M. Golland
Genre: Romance; Erotica
Publication Date: December 12th, 2012
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Purchase Links:  Amazon




Synopsis 


This book is for mature audiences 18+ It contains explicit language and sexual content.


Contrition, one would say is a humane and moral virtue. But in order to experience this form of repentance, you must first acknowledge your sin then show remorse for your wrongdoing.

For most of Bryce Clark’s adult life, he had been plagued by guilt over what he claimed was a wrong decision; a lapse of better judgement on his part. He hadn’t lived the life he wanted to live, or thought he deserved—until Alexis came along.

Alexis Summers—a breath of fresh air, blown in for Bryce to inhale, allowing him to once again breathe; and live. She ensnared his heart, mind, body, and soul. She consumed him, completely.

Inseparable from the moment they first met, Bryce and Alexis are now engaged and expecting a baby. Bryce has everything he has ever wanted; wealth, the girl, and to become a father. Will he finally achieve his ultimate attainment? Or will guilt of what he deems are his mistakes—his sins—ruin everything?

My Review

(This being book 3.5 in the series my review will contain some spoilers from the previous books)


An entire book in Bryce’s POV…YES PLEASE!!!! 

Bryce has only had a few POV chapters in the past books so I was super excited to get my hands on Attainment. I really wanted to know what was truly going on in his head, especially after everything with Gareth and Chelsea.

This book is passionate, sexy, heartwarming and completely fulfilling. Anything you thought you were missing in the previous three books you will get in this book.

Alexis and Bryce are still hot and heavy during the pregnancy and after having Brayden. Their passion and love for each other only seems to grow stronger throughout the series and it is truly breathtaking.

I’m fucking floored, stumped; halted in my tracks. My fiancĂ© is holding our son in her arms and it’s the most amazing thing I have ever seen.


Bryce is dealing with his guilt after Gareth’s death, feeling that if he would have paid more attention to him in the past months that he would have been able to catch on to what Gareth was going through. Bryce suffers a battle within himself of guilt and letting go. He has a family now and he knows it’s not good to carry all this weight around and for the sake of them, he knows he has to figure out a way to let it go.

After giving birth, Alexis suffers with her self-esteem issues and the “oh so loveable” (not) Chelsea does not help matters. Yes, she is back, even after being warned off in the previous book. Bryce is obviously in mad passionate love with his fiancĂ© and has a new baby boy but Chelsea doesn't care. She truly believes they belong together. Bryce is oblivious to Chelsea’s feelings but he overhears a conversation between Jessica and Alexis that makes him question his relationship with his friend.

It was really nice to see their family dynamic grow and change throughout the series but this last book really brings everything together and it’s truly wonderful.

I enjoyed seeing all the special moments we missed in Fulfilment acknowledged in Attainment. Brayden’s birth was especially beautiful and really kind of funny.

I take a hold of her hand, remembering not to pat her. “Just breathe, Hunny.”

“Seriously?” she huffs.

“That’s what you told Lucy to do.”

“I know, but its bullshit.”

“I just thought—“

“Shut Up!”

(Another note to self: shut up.)

Keeping the passion going while having children is tough. Bryce is learning that the hard way but he absolutely loves being a dad and that will always come first. Alexis has been through the baby stage before with Nate and Charli so she is a little more relaxed about everything. 


Brayden playfully shouts, snapping me right the fuck out of pussyland and placing me directly into daddyland. I freeze solid, my cock stunned into immobility.“Don’t you dare stop,” Alexis hisses.

“But Brayden sounds like he’s—“

“Bryce Edward Clark! You came in here, you stalked me like a friggin’ hungry lion, you and your dirty mouth had me all but coming onto your hand, and now you want to stop? Well, screw you! Either you start that cock of yours back up again and make me sink my teeth into your shoulder, or get the fuck out while I finish myself off.”

What. The. Fuck? I’m speechless, impressed, and completely turned on by her demanding fiery attitude.

If you read the Temptation Series then I definitely would recommend you read this. I am not usually a fan on Novellas but once in a while I come across one that I absolutely love and this is one of them. This just completed the story for me.

Derek and Carly’s story will be next in Attraction- Temptation series #4. I cannot wait to read more by K.M. Golland. This was a first set of books for her and you can see her writing develop beautifully during the course of the series.


 5 Sexy Steamy Breathtaking Stars 

Reviewed by Alissa Evanson



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GIVEAWAY

Enter our Giveaway for an ecopy of ALL 4 BOOKS 
(Temptation, Satisfaction, Fulfillment and Attainment)  
as well as an awesome SWAG PACK from K.M Golland herself which includes:
iphone 5 case,  a bookmark,  a postcard and a pen!  

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23 comments:

  1. Thanks for the chance.Greets from Germany

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  2. I love that you laid down all your reviews in one page. I've heard of this series before of course, and now the urge to read them has grown stronger because of this! lol

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  3. WOW! What an awesome series! Thank you for all the reviews in one place! This series is definitely going on my amazon wish list! Thank you for the fantastic giveaway!

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  4. Sounds like an awesome series !! Thank you for the chance and introducing a new author to me :)

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  5. Thanks for the awesome giveaway :)

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  6. OK after reading your reviews..I really want to read these books.

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  7. I have got to read these. Oh my gosh!!!! Thank u for the giveaway.

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  8. Wow, what a series!! How have I missed these?! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  9. Sounds like a really good series. Great giveaway.

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  10. Thanks for the chance to win and the introduction to this series. First I've seen it and it looks steamy!

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  11. This sounds really good, wanna read this serie. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  12. Definitely on my TBR! Sounds very intriguing and makes me wonder how to handle the situations if it does actually happen in reality. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  13. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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