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4.18  ·  Rating details ·  5,191 ratings  ·  533 reviews
This book is for mature audiences 18+ It contains explicit language and sexual content. 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 realis ...more
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Published March 19th 2014 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (first published December 12th 2012)
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Amber Rose

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5+++ Fucking hell Batman

After reading this I need a moment.....





Okay, I can breathe right now. What a hell of a damn ride this book was. My god I felt my heart was going to come out of my chest. This book put me in the ringer.

When you start this it will pull you in and not let you go until the very end. But even after it's over you still want to know more.

What would you do? You are happily married, two beautiful children, you haven'
K.M. Golland
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Temptation was my first ever attempt at writing, having been the result of an on-the-spur-of-the-moment decision.

My intent for the story was to blend two worlds. A world of fantasy, extravagance and fictional escapism. And a world we know, can relate to, and feel as if we were apart of.

I hope I have mixed these two worlds together in a lust filled, angst ridden bowl of sexy soup for you to devour.

Please enjoy!
Jul 20, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shitlist, wtf, let-down

I offer up this review because I am still reeling from how utterly bad bad storytelling can be. I can honestly say that I hated this book even more than FSOG, both Ana and Christian and the series as a whole and I couldn't even finish Freed because I had grown so tired of saying WTF, in not a good way. But in this Temptation series, Alexis and Bryce and their weak story has surpassed FSOG as number one on my all time book shit list. I didn't think that was literarily possible, but K.M. had done
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temp·ta·tion [temp-tey-shuhn]
1. the act of tempting; enticement or allurement.
2. something that tempts, entices, or allures.
3. the fact or state of being tempted, especially to evil.

What a story! TEMPTATION is an intriguing novel with a lust driven plot laced with a lot of humor. It’s the first book in THE TEMPTATION series by new author; K.M. Golland and I have to say that I was sucked into the story straight out of the gate!

At first glance, the decision Alexis Summers is faced with is sim
Jan 16, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"If you are in love with two people, choose the secound one; because if you really loved the first one, you wouldn't have fallen for the second" ... truer words have never been spoken!

I think I've asked myself "what would I do??" several times while reading this book. Definitely makes you think, especially if you have been married for a while. I can see why the heroine is torn between two men and really curious as to how it all plays out in the end, especially when she finds out the reason behi
Jul 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Michelle by: Mandy (2 Girls & their Kindles)
I think I'd like a sexy smirk from Mr Clarke.

I just luvd this book. It was brilliant hot sexy funny sad it just has everything in it. Once I started I couldnt stop the story just kept getting better and better and I needed to know what was goin to happen.

This book is about Alexis Summers she a mother of 2 and is married to Rick who is her childhood sweetheart. She has been a stay at mum for 9 years and luvd it but she want to get back into the work place and start get her life back a lil. So Al
Temptation is the first installment in K.M. Golland’s adult romance series titled: Temptation. This is a story that gives readers an example of the temptation to unfaithfulness that eventually rears its ugly head at some point in many established marriages. However, this is not an example of someone who resists temptation, and that is what I can’t tolerate. It’s one thing to include this material in a plot in an effort to show readers consequences of a character’s action, but no. Apparently it’s ...more
Dilek VT
This series is a combination of many things:
A touch of Cinderella, plus a touch of Pretty Woman added to a touch of Indecent Proposal... It is like an indecent cheesy fairy tale :) !!!

The first book in the series starts with the temptation of a new love. The temptation of a fairy tale when you are already taken - happily married with two children!

"Is it possible to love two people?"

Or as in the saying, "If you are in love with two people, should you choose the second one; because if you really
K.M. Golland
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Temptation was my first ever attempt at writing, having been the result of an on-the-spur-of-the-moment decision.

My intent for the story was to blend two worlds. A world of fantasy, extravagance, and fictional escapism. And, a world that we know, can relate to, and feel as if we were apart of.

I hope I have mixed these two worlds together in a lust filled, angst ridden bowl of sexy soup for you to devour.

Please enjoy!
Dec 27, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
Heard a lot of good things said about the series but I could not stand the heroine .I thought her too immature for her age ,her inner musings are particularly juvenile .Very catty toward other women .A hypocrite .She's married but she and her boss get into sexually compromising situations while all the time she's talking about her happy marriage and loving husband.She admits to wanting to sleep with same boss but she won't because of her marriage vows ,but she gets intensely bitchy about any oth ...more
Alissa Evanson


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. Ri
Kellie Maddox-Ward

Alexis Summers is happily married to her childhood sweetheart, Rick Summers. They share 2 beautiful children Nate 9 and Charlotte 6.

However she realized there is more to life than being a wife and a mother.
She has recently lost a lot of weight and realizes she needs a social life, so she decides to go back to work.

She takes a position of Concierge Assistant, at City Towers, the most prestigious hotel in Melbourne, Australia.

On the very first day of work Alexis is so nervous that s
I started this book late last night, and despite some stumbling at the beginning due to some poor editing, I found myself quickly engrossed in the story. I forced myself to put down my Kindle at 77% complete at 12:30am last night, then woke up at 4:30am and picked it back up to finish it :P hehehe. Naughty fliB!

I realize that many of my goodreads friends would be decidely uncomfortable with the subject matter. Infidelity, especially when it comes to a woman with children, is hard to swallow. It
Feb 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an amazing book. I purchased this book simply on impulse. I noticed that a GR friend was currently reading it, so I took a chance on it as well. All I can say is the book fairy was certainly watching out for me on this book because I loved it!!

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After being a wife, and stay at home mother of two for the past nine years, Alexis Summers goes on a diet, looses a bunch of weight, and lands a job as a Concierge Attendant at the City Towers, which is a five star hotel with 43 floors, 481 rooms,
Loved it!! This one sat on my Kindle for well over a year before I finally got around to reading it.. I'll admit.. I was a little nervous. I don't like triangles and I was afraid this was past my comfort zone in regards to them. But it turned out that it was not painful in the least!! Although Alexis is married to Rick...this story is really all about Alexis and Bryce. Rick was kept in the background enough for me to not form any type of attachment to him. Yes, he makes several appearances. just ...more
Jan 24, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
1.5*. A wannabe Fifty Shades. I could not relate to the characters and the story at all. Bryce falls for Alexis because??? Nothing solid which made me believe in the reasons.
Alexis, supposedly in love with her husband and children, forgets all about them at appropriate times (read whenever Bryce is hitting on her).
Rick was also not too likeable a character in the beginning but by the end of the book, felt sorry for the cuckolded chap.
Patricia Angelo
I found this book to be totally captivating.....some spice,some humour,some caring, some raunchiness, some....well, let's just say something of almost everything! This all adds up to a very relatable, easy reading book about some identifiable characters plus one very, VERY hunk of a MAN whom I'm sure every woman would love in their life! I read page after page without realizing the time , couldn't put it down, so wanting MORE! Now I am in a state of WANTING! Roll on Book 2!
Amy J Romance Author & Reader Events

I know this book has been out for a while but honestly I don't know why I have not read it until now. KM is a friend of mine, at least she used to be but may not be anymore since I took so long to read her book, so one would think I would have read it sooner. The best reviews are honest reviews so, lets be frank...

1. I wasn't that "friendly" with KM until recently ;p
2. The original cover. I know, I know, I know don't judge a book by its cover. EEEEP lesson learned, but
'Temptation' was one of those books that had been sitting on my shelf for a long time that I always wanted to read, but just not enough to take priority over others. This week, the Audible version beat out the other books on my shelf. I thought it'd take all week to finish during my commute, but it was finished in a few days time. As far as audiobooks go, it was pretty quick.

The story focuses on the relationship between Alexis and her boss, as they toe the line between innocent flirtation and o
Daisy Sloan

I HATE cheating! In books, in real life, doesn’t matter! I HATE cheating!

That being said, I LOVED Temptation! How is this possible? Temptation has cheating in it. So, how in the world can I like the book? Let me explain………

Temptation is the story of 35 year old, married, stay at home mom, who goes back to work. On her first day, she meets Bryce Clark, boss, and billionaire extraordinaire. She feels an instant attraction to him, as he does to her.

Bryce pursues her with a creepy stalker like passi
Feb 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“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 l
Apr 16, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 This was really good. Right away I was attracted to the story line. It's like the movie "Indecent Proposal" but much better. It followed a 30 something yo woman who is happily (but boringly?) married, with two young children, that is reentering the career world. She has fantastic, funny, fun friends and a nicely balanced life. I (and I think a lot of my GR friends) could easily relate to her pre-billionaire-boyfriend-life. At times this similarities made me a bit uncomfortable, "What would I ...more
Mar 15, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
DNF at 25%. Anyone who thinks this is a 5 star read seriously needs to question their sanity (or eyesight). Woeful, cliche-ridden tripe.

Like Alexis, I'm a happily married mum of two in my thirties. Unlike Alexis, I didn't make the 'happily' part up. Because if she were happily married, then she wouldn't have turned into a horny teenager on her first day back at work after nine years of being a stay at home mom. It was cringeworthy.

The billionaire, Bryce, who owned the hotel chain she began wor
Temptation is a poorly written collage of bombastic erotica cliches, narrated by a tedious, immature and entitled heroine. I’m still not sure whether to be ashamed or proud that I actually finished the book. It is just awful on so many levels.

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Andrea **the ChaPPy CHiCKeN**
This is definitely one of those books where you question - What would you do if this happened to you? I know I did...
Alexis was a homemaker for many years, caring for her children. She decided to return to work and met, quite literally the man of her dreams.

Bryce, sexy billionaire - devilishly handsome and very charismatic. Also does not take no for an answer. He always gets what he wants - and that would be Alexis.

The sexual chemistry between these two is smokin' hot. I was swooning over this
2,5-3 stars!!
sooo..i had this for awhile waiting for me....i said...shoot let's give it a try
Alexis, a married woman and mother of 2 kids starts a new job after being home wife for almost 10 years.
Bryce, the new boss of Alexis, with a troubled past and the one that falls instantly in love with Alexis, and wants her, like really wants...enough that he goes some long ways to get it.
So loved some of the moments they shared, like all the teasings...but that's about it..sorry. Didn't really feel a co
Bree T
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Dec 28, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I apologize about the rant. I didn't mean to... it just happened.

I had heard nothing about this series prior to reading Temptation. Not a single thing... but the reviews were pretty great (an average of around 4.4 at the time... wow). So, I forged ahead. And I really don't think I'll be jumping on this bandwagon. I did move on to the next book in the series right after finishing, but only because it ended on a bloody cliffhanger. I mean, not literally bloody, but you know what I mean. I'm trying
My baby Johnny Depp described this book just what I need to described

The first 1/3 book, I was frowning all the time. I'm kinda enjoyed the book in a last 1/3.

Alexis was in her fist day at the Hotel, as Concierge Attendance, right, she supposed to be in a lobby waiting for guests. Instead, after stumbled an split hot chocolate on his employers suits, who happened to be Mr.Bryce Clark, she was hauled to Versace store, gotten dressed up, and went upstairs with the owner.
Which happened to be a del
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