Monday, November 18, 2013

Book Review: Forever (Temptation #3) by Karen Ann Hopkins

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Temptation #3
By:  Karen Ann Hopkins
Release Date:  01/28/14
By:  Harlequin Teen
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GR's Summary:

All I want is my happily-ever-after.

That's all I've wanted since meeting Noah Miller.

From the day we met, the world has tried to keep Noah and me from being together, but now that I'm carrying his child, no one will be able to tear us apart. Or so I hope. But Noah and I have made some mistakes along the way, and the consequences are impacting the people we love. Worse, there's a storm on the horizon, and it's sure to cause serious devastation.

If we can get through this, we'll finally be Rose and Noah; a family, forever.

But first we have to survive the road ahead. And happily-ever-after is a long way off.

Temptation Series:

Read Our Reviews on Temptation HERE
Read Our Reviews on Belonging HERE
Read Our Interview with Karen Ann Hopkins HERE

My Thoughts:

Different cultures have always fascinated me.  After all, variety is the "spice of life."  When I had the opportunity to read the first book in the Temptation Series, I was excited to read something completely different from anything that I've ever read before, and get the opportunity to learn more about the Amish.  At the same time, I was a bit worried that I might not like this story.  When I thought of all the stereotypes of the Amish culture, I wondered whether this story would be a really conservative romance, and therefore lack that "spark," and excitement, that for me is essential in any great romance.  Well, let me tell you, as I have read each of the books in the series, I have found myself hopelessly pining till I get the next book.  Now that I have finished this series, I am really sad to say goodbye.

I love forbidden romances, and in a way this story is very much like a modern day Romeo and Juliet, but instead of having The Capulets and Montagues, we have the "English," (non-Amish) and the Amish.  The Temptation Series is a beautiful, dramatic, and suspenseful love story about a forbidden romance.  In Temptation, Rose and Noah met and fell in love, in Belonging, Rose tried to fit in to the Amish Culture in order to be with Noah, and they were separated.  In Forever, the final installment, Rose has just discovered that she is pregnant, and has convinced her father to let her move back to Meadow View.  She has led  her father to believe that she is no longer interested in being with Noah, all the while the two of them continue to sneak around, and meet in private.  Noah wants to marry Rose, but the Amish society is not willing to accept Rose back into their community after Noah's engagement to Constance was severed.  In the dramatic conclusion, Rose and Noah must overcome many obstacles, sacrifices, and compromise, in order to be together.  However, along with Roses' father, and the Amish community causing obstacles in their relationship, they are also dealt some tragic and traumatic life events.

I enjoyed Forever.  Myself, along with my co-bloggers Ria, and Ro, have been engaged in an ongoing debate about Noah.  I have always loved him, even if I haven't always agreed with his decision making or attitude and have been rooting for Noah and Rose's relationship to survive.  Therefore, I was ecstatic at the amount of character growth, and maturity that Noah went through in this segment.  I was cheering him on, and he was making me very proud when he decided to take control, and take charge of his life.  His priorities changed and he realized what was most important to him.  Rose had already proven in, Belonging, that she was willing to do whatever it took to make their relationship work and now it was Noah's turn.  I knew Noah would not let me down!  Hunter, Sam's best friend, is still madly in love with Rose, and willing to do anything for her to be back with him.  

We end up getting Rose and Noah's separate point of views, along with Sam (Rose's Older brother), and Sarah (Noah's Sisters') point of views.  Normally, I'm not a fan of more than two point of views in a story, because the story can get confusing.  However, with Forever, this worked out perfectly.  I have become very attached, and gotten to know the secondary characters after reading the first two books in the series.  I loved getting to learn more about Sam and his girlfriend, Summers' relationship, along with the sweet, gentle, and warm hearted Sarah, as she fell in love with the flirty and outgoing Micah (Noah's, ex-fiancés brother.)  I felt so bad for Sarah and Micah, and all the obstacles that kept them apart.  If you haven't read this series, please, read it!  It is so addicting!  You will not want to put it down!!!  If you have been waiting for, Forever, be prepared to go through a large range of emotions.  You will fill anger, outrage, heartbreak, excitement, hope, and happiness!  One thing is for certain, I will always remember the Temptation Series fondly! 

My Rating:

I give Forever, by Karen Ann Hopkins, 4 Loving, Courageous, Heartbreaking, and Healing Stars filled with hope and New Beginnings!  Read the Temptation Series for an unforgettable adventure and a completely unique, addictive, and refreshing, read!  

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About Karen Ann Hopkins:

A native of New York State, Karen Ann Hopkins now lives with her family on a farm in northern Kentucky, where her neighbors in all directions are members of a strict Amish community.  Her unique perspective became the inspiration for the story of star-crossed lovers Rose and Noah. When she’s not homeschooling her kids, giving riding lessons or tending to a menagerie of horses, goats, peacocks, chickens, ducks, rabbits, dogs and cats, she is dreaming up her next romantic novel.


  1. I need to add this series to my wishlist, it sounds sooo good. Wonderful review.

    1. Thanks Jenea! I love this series so much, and really hope you get the chance to read it :)


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