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Truth & Temptation

(Summer Love #3)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  319 ratings  ·  92 reviews
She's a liar. He knows the truth.

Teagan Walker gets around. Ask anyone—hell, ask her. She'll own it with a smile. But beneath that smile is a girl whose parents didn't want her. Whose grandparents raised her without affection. Whose struggle with a burning anger threatens to consume her, though she'd rather punch someone in the face than talk about it. With a new job loomi
Paperback, 365 pages
Published July 23rd 2015
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Jul 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Alec Chambers owns a piece of my very being. 5 kitten, I'm going to love to make you beg stars. Riley Edgewood has blown me away with Truth & Temptation. I liked Rock & Release but crashed into love with this novel. I think Edgewood is like fine wine, continues to get better with time. This book completely captivates you from the very first few pages and part of it is because Teagan is a trip while the other part of it is because Alec is something to behold.

I can probably write this ent
Jul 18, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arcs
*ARC kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest review*
My first ARC? YAY!
Now it literally says up there "honest review" so I have to state that I absolutely did NOT like this book. If this wasn't my first ARC, I would have actually stopped reading it after chapter 3. I understand that you need to give a book a chance and this is what I did, every time I found myself doing things to avoid reading this book. Now I'm not saying that this book is horrible but I found it to be excruciating
Nancy The book junkie
Rating: 4.25/5

Review coming soon!
Three Chicks
Aug 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Review by Trinette Dungee

Teagan Walker has a reputation, and she’s proud of it…she does guys and lots of them. She’s also got anger management issues and trust issues. Abandoned at birth by her mother, she grew up in a loveless home with grandparents who were more inclined to remind her what a burden she was than show her an ounce of affection. Teagan has no idea how to love or so she thinks.

When she sees Alec she decides he’s worth a ride on the “Teagan express” and then he’ll be forgotten li
Tracey Neithercott
I've been in a bit of a New Adult slump, so I went into Truth & Temptation a bit hesitant. But even though I was reading an early draft, I loved this book. And I shouldn't have, really. Not considering the number of things I generally heave great big not-for-me sighs over. The heroine has a troubled past. The love interest is her boss. Oh, and (view spoiler)

I mean, I really, really shouldn't have liked this. But those things work h
2-1/2 stars.

This review also appears on Pretty Sassy Cool.

Teagan meets a hot, elusive stranger at a bar and after a night of flirting and a promise to keep everything anonymous, decides to go home with him, where she passes out before (almost) anything happens. She does the proverbial walk of shame back to the trailer she shares with her grandparents, hearing once again how much of a whore she is and is reminded that, with the exception of her two best friends, no one in her life truly loves her
Sherley Vazquez
Aug 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley-arc
**I was gifted with an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review**
Truth & Temptation (Summer Love, #3) by Riley Edgewood Riley Edgewood

This is the 3rd book in the "Summer Love" series by Riley Edgewood. I was lucky enough to receive that previous book which is
Surf & Surrender (Summer Love, #2) by Riley Edgewood
and I fell in love with this series. I was hooked. I purchased the first book from the series which is
Rock & Release (Summer Love, #1) by Riley Edgewood
and wow again I was in love. So much more invested in the characters. When I saw that this book along with Teagens story was available i was ecstatic about reading it because well I was dy
Jul 18, 2015 rated it liked it
*I received an eARC of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

First let me tell you something, this is a new adult book that contains some mature content. So if you’re too young or you’re not comfortable with this type of books well this book isn’t for you. I started this book with an open mind without knowing what to expecting. Let me tell that my first impressions of the main character weren’t the best. Teagan is a complete b*tch. I’m sorry if you don’t like to hear this kind
Katy Upperman
Jun 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Lucky me! I got to read Riley Edgewood’s up-and-coming contemporary new adult novel early and it’s predictably amazing. Remember Teagan from Riley’s debut, Rock & Release? Well, she’s telling her own story now, one that’s sexy and fun, but also multifaceted and deep. Teagan’s childhood was not exactly charmed, and now she’s struggling with anger issues, plus a multitude of other complications that are uncovered as the story progresses. But things aren’t all bad. Teagan’s got a new job, a cou ...more
Heather andrews
Jul 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Alec is a considerate guy, "stop." He pauses before continuing. "The thought of you touching me in any capacity makes me so effing hard I could break concrete. But you need a break. So let's lie here for a while. All night. I'll be fine—he'll be fine." There are times you need to boost your man's ego, "you've got a nice a**," I say, admiring the way his briefs shape it. "God, even yours has more shape than mine, all flat." I sigh, all dramatically." I liked this book more than I thought it would ...more
Jul 15, 2015 rated it liked it
3 - 3.5 stars

Full review to follow.

***ARC received via NetGalley for an honest review***
Jun 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
I had the pleasure of meeting Riley at an author invasion back in April and we quickly bonded over our love for Nora Roberts and my wedding. I asked her which one of the three books in this series that she recommended and she said this one seemed to be her most popular, so I decided to check it out! I am so glad that I did because I loved it! Between teaching, planning a wedding, and working on renewing my teaching license, I didn't have any time to read. I saved this book and took it with me on ...more
Mandy Saial
I was gifted a print copy of one of the summer love series books through a book blog , that being said I had never read a Riley Edgewood story before and didn't know what would happen considering it was book # 3 in the series.
I thought the story was beautifully written with just the right amount of sweet & spicy .It's a bit contemp romance / NA which I don't usually read much , but this one I loved.
Teagan and Alec were perfect for each other ,I loved the secondary characters like they wer
Kelsey van Dillen
This was my favorite of the three! Omygosh the buildup in this story was really too much too handle! It was sexy and sweet and I liked it a lot.
Jan 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good read

This was a good read with likeable characters, i didn't really understand all Teagans issues but i still enjoyed the story and the hero was fantastic.
Aug 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Feb 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015, new-adult

There are some stories it feels like I’ve waited such a long time to read, even when in reality, it hasn’t actually been that long. That was the case with Teagan’s story in Riley Edgewood’s Truth & Temptation. And after the wait, this story totally delivered.

Teagan has a reputation. Everyone will tell you so, herself included. But just because she has a reputation and she’s not afraid to admit it doesn’t mean that she’s happy with who she
Amber Swinford
Jul 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Truth & Temptation is the long awaited story of Teagan, the bitchy friend from the previous Summer Love books Rock & Release and Surf & Surrender. You know, the one who makes us wonder, "What the hell is HER problem?!". Well, this Thursday, July 23rd, we finally get into Teagan's mind--and what a fascinatingly broken and beautiful place it is!

We've all wondered about the seemingly irrational bursts of anger that make Teagan explode at the drop of a hat. At least, I know I've certainl
Trish Bedroom Bookworms
Sep 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Truth and temptation
I swear, I've been waiting for Truth & Temptation since the end of part 1 of book 1. I flippin' loved Rock & Release, but it left me wanting to know what in the everlovinghell was up with Teagan.
When book 2 did NOT feature Teagan, I was a little disgruntled. As it turns out, I really liked it, too, but I needed Teagan's story. AND I loved it.

Overall Rating: 5 stars - Screw sleep! I’ll let the kids watch TV and eat hot dogs tomorrow.

Some of the best parts of getting to know an author pers
Sep 11, 2015 rated it it was ok
Why I Read This Book: To be honest, I kind of liked the idea of a virgin pretending to be promiscuous and also, a heroine with anger issues. These aren’t things we see often in the Romance genre and I had hoped that maybe it would freshen up the “I Accidentally Slept With My New Boss” trope.

In a Nutshell: New Adult, but same old story. Truth & Temptation follows the “I Accidentally Slept With My New Boss” trope with several variations.

What I Liked: The character of Teagan Walker has a lot
See more of my reviews on my blog Thoughts At One In The Morning.

Upon finishing, my initial reaction:

This story completely took me by surprise--I was overcome with emotion and feelings at the depth and the style. Very impressive writing from the author.

My Thoughts (full review):

While I was still reading this book, I talked to others about how overcome I was with the book. When you read a synopsis, it gives you a decent idea of what to generally expect. The synopsis for this book was definitely s
Itsy Bitsy Book Bits
Sep 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Honest review of Truth and Temptation by: Riley Edgewood 4.5 Stars

WOW! Riley Edgewood has an amazing way with her choice of words and how she chooses to express them! Truth and Temptation totally captured me from line one. I feel Riley was writing about me when she wrote this amazing book! Full of secrets, lies, love, and of course a sexy, powerful, rich man who struggles with his own inner demons, Truth and Temptation will have you hooked and on the edge of your seat!

Meet Teagan, or as she pre
Sep 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Truth & Temptation by Riley Edgewood
Review: Kayla
Synopsis: She's a liar. He knows the truth.
Teagan Walker gets around. Ask anyone—hell, ask her. She'll own it with a smile. But beneath that smile is a girl whose parents didn't want her. Whose grandparents raised her without affection. Whose struggle with a burning anger threatens to consume her, though she'd rather punch someone in the face than talk about it. With a new job looming, she's determined to work her way into a better life. When
bookaholic ge
Aug 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received this book as an ARC from Net Galley for my honest review

Teagan Walker spends her life hiding behind her snarky attitude and ready for the world persona. Until one man walks in and rocks her world so much that her carefully crafted façade falls apart and left behind was .... the real Teagan Walker.

Can Alex handle when the real Teagan Walker stands up or will his past..present and future make her walls slam right back up? Read and find out!

My review:

I want to start by saying I loved thi
Book Readers Anonymous
Jul 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was generously given and ARC copy of Truth and Temptation. I was a little unsure when the book started out and Teagan was talking about all of the “screen doors” she had gone through in the past when Mr. Amazing (Alec aka Frank) decides he is going to be a part of her life…and not as a “screen door.” There was so much more than meets the eye with both Alec and Teagan. Turns out after finding out that Frank is really Alec Chambers (Teagan’s new boss) she pulls a disappearing act knowing she wil ...more
S.F. Benson
Sep 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

For Mature Readers: 18+

"Truth & Temptation" is book three in Riley Edgewood’s "Summer Love" series, but it can be read as a stand alone. This book was smoking hot!

Teagan is my new favorite protagonist. I love the fact she’s flawed and very aware of all of her imperfections. You have to love a character who is self-aware AND acts to fix the things she can. Plus, this girl has serious backbone. No matter what the obstacle, she managed to lift
Mar 12, 2016 rated it it was ok
I gave this book 2 1/2 stars. I initially was going to give it 4 stars before it dropped below 3 stars. Then there were several things that ended up happening in the book that turned me off that brought it down drastically. I really did start off not just liking this book but loving it. As much I didn't totally like the heroine early on, I was able to look past her behavior and still enjoy the book. The book started losing my interest a bit shortly after Teagan left Alec'scondo and found out she ...more
Claire - The Coffeeholic Bookworm
The very first few words in the book blew me away. Teagan boasted about her sexual prowess by liking it to banging a screen door. She didn't know someone had heard her comment and soon she came face-to-face with him, Alec, the man that made her heart beat like firecracker. A few flirty moments with him, Teagan became Cindy and Alex became Frank and soon, the fireworks between them exploded like a volcano. Yeah, they worked it much harder than a screen door does during a hurricane.

A few days lat
Holly (epiloguebookblog)
Jul 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Truth & Temptation was such a pleasant surprise! Even more importantly, it rescued me from a major book slump!

Just for fun, my main points align with the alliteration of the title. :)

Transformation: Teagan is hard to like at first. But getting to know the angry, anxious side of her made her transformation throughout the novel that much more beautiful and profound.
“I’m usually the best grudge-holder I know. This moment, this realization that I don’t have to be… It’s jarring. In the best way.
Avid Reads
Jun 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: apollycon-2017, 2015
I wanted to read Truth & Temptation ever since I first heard that Riley Edgewood was writing it. I was lucky to have had the opportunity to read it before its release.

Within the first few pages I was already crushing on Alec Chambers. His personality came alive within the writing and grew more with every page. Just when I thought I had him figured out, more of his personality popped out and I loved all his different dimensions.

Teagan Walker also came alive through the writing. I felt the st
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