Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Blog Tour: Forever (Temptation #3) by Karen Ann Hopkins






Forever 

(Temptation #3) 
by 
Karen Ann Hopkins
Pub January 28th 2014 
by Harlequin Teen
ARC For Review 

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.







Lindy's 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!






THE WAY RIA SEES IT 

Forever sure is right! HELLO Cover! Isn’t that just so beautiful? Well this has been quite the fun English meets Amish adventure! I must say that I was LIVID I mean CRAZY at the end of Temptation. If you’ve read it you know why! If you haven't read it then you really should pick up this series its definitely a roller coaster of emotions. Forever was very moving and eye opening Rose and Noah are faced with many struggles, their perseverance was inspiring. By the time you get to the third book in the series you will be at the edge of your seat wanting things to work out for these two, but not having a clue on how it could ever be possible. Sigh the side characters were amazing and I was very happy with the way things worked out.
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utile, keeping Rose and Noah apart isn’t possible two souls that are meant for each other will always find a way.
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pportunity, Rose has something to share with Noah, after hearing his plans for the future she doesn’t have the heart.
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epercussion, the Miller family has been on the receiving end of an angry father who feels his family has been wronged by Noah.
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scape, horrendous events tears every one apart and brings them together. Nothing will ever be the same.
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eil, Noah will make a stand though the road won't be easy his heart and soul belong with Rose.
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nraged, Rose acts out of kindness but her actions will set things into motion that cannot be reversed.
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iver, of emotions after everything an entire community has gone through an angel will guide them together and even though some are missing their love fills the air.

GAH!!!! Okay y'all I balled! I balled I balled I balled!! Jeez Noah and Rose’s road was NOT easy they have had to endure so many hardships it breaks my heart! Rose’s brother Sam(whom I LOVE btw) is ever present and amazing! Yea he’s a bit of an oaf and can be an idiot but he loves his sister and its very clear. Rose’s younger brother Justin comes into his own and I thought he was great! All of Rose’s friends were amazing ONE especially…You’ll know who I’m talking about when you read it! Again the writing was flawless. Bravo Ms. Hopkins, the ending was PERFECT!! Not too perfect but realistic enough to be very endearing. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

My Fav’s

Summer & Sam
This awesome duo was awesome, and instrumental in the story I loved all of their contribution to this story. I loved seeing their interactions because they were so real.
Noah
*Sigh* Wow Okay This guy is just amazing! I could fee his pain in the beginning he was torn alway the protector he didn’t want anyone to be hurt. His love for Rose is something you can feel through the pages. He knows what his heart wants and will not be stopped.
Rose
ITS ABOUT TIME SISTER!! Her character development in this is amazing! She still has her temperament and smart mouth but she is so much more mature I know everything she does is with foresight. I want nothing more than for her to find her happiness. She has been through so much and has such a kind heart that she deserves nothing less.

My Rating

4.5 Leather Book Marker, Truck Meeting, Folding Clothes, Confession, Horse Ride, Storm, Cellar, Town Gathering, Pearls, Cincinnati, Fire, Brick House, Destined Souls, Love filled Stars!! This is truly a great series so I HIGHLY recommend it!!








About The Series

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About the Author
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.










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19 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed reading your review. Very inventive and informative.

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    1. Thank You Karen! We're glad that you enjoyed our reviews!

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  2. I added all of Karen's books to my tbr. Thank you for taking part in her blog tour.

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    1. I'm glad that you added them to your TBR! You will love them!

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  3. what a coincidence, I bought the paperback of TEMPTATION last night. looking forward to reading it.

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    1. You will love it Mandy!!! I hope you continue the series!

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  4. Amazing reviews. This isn't the type of book I would normally gravitate to.
    But your reviews are changing my mind !!
    <3

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  5. Forbidden romance is always a favorite, and I love the mixing of cultures. I find the Amish way of life to be fascinating, isolated and yet rewarding. I love that Noah seems real and that he makes mistakes but that you see character growth. Lovely reviews ladies!

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  6. I loved the one book I read in an Amish setting. This series sounds pretty amazing. I'm glad you're both happy with the conclusion. Great reviews!

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  7. I have read a couple of Amish romances, and I really enjoyed them a lot! Having anticipation is one of the things I enjoy in romances, so a different take on the world and religion from my own doesn't bother me, as long as the characters feel read, and the story is well done.

    Great review, ladies!

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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  8. This tour, the guest posts, interviews and reviews (like yours) has convinced me I should have started this series way back when I got book 1!! I am so intrigued by the Amish romance that has been created and I think I need to pick up book 3 so that I can just read the series straight through!!
    Thank you for being a part of this tour and the AWESOME review!

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    1. Yes, read the series straight through! You will love it!

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