Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Sinful Temptation (Temperance Falls: Selling Sin #1)” as Want to Read:
Sinful Temptation (Temperance Falls: Selling Sin #1)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Sinful Temptation

(Temperance Falls: Selling Sin #1)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  370 ratings  ·  65 reviews
She’s too sinful to resist
I escaped my hometown the second I could, only to be brought back by my late grandmother’s will. The Christian bookstore and tea shop she bequeathed to me was the perfect place to open the island’s only adult toy store. Being across the street from a church is a bonus. Even better? The new to town, hot as sin pastor I’d love nothing more than to s
Published June 20th 2017
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Sinful Temptation, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Sinful Temptation

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 4.05  · 
Rating details
 ·  370 ratings  ·  65 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of Sinful Temptation (Temperance Falls: Selling Sin #1)
4.5 stars

Sinful Temptation is the first book in the Temperance Falls: Selling Sin series and it was soooo good!
Pastor No(ah) was HOT as Hell (yeah I'm going to hell after that one lol) and Harper was the perfect girl for him.
Seriously these two were made for each other.


I'm loving the Temperance Falls books by London Hale. They're everything the author has promised and I'm addicted to their words.

Looking forward to Connor's and Lola's book next in Sinful Attraction
Jun 21, 2017 rated it really liked it


The dynamic duo that is London Hale is back at it again with a sexy as hell spin-off series and I couldn't be more excited! I find it so ironic that I've become so obsessed with these author's novellas because I've never been much of a fan of the forbidden romance trope, but these authors have shown me the light and I think forbidden romances may be my new addiction. Also, HOW THE HELL DO I BECOME A RESIDENCE OF TEMPERANCE FALLS BECAUSE OBVIOUS REASONS OF COURSE?!

Sinful Temptation
Jessica Alcazar
So my mind is only coming up with .... filthy deliciousness . Is that enough for you guys to understand the sexually charged story that is Sinful Temptation? I hope so because you have GOT to read this.

This isn't your typical man of God taboo story you see all over the place. This one had real and relatable characters with a very real small town/small minded mentally. It was far from porn on paper and it was fucking hot . There's no #feels, per say, just straight up attraction at first si
Jul 11, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: freebie
💝FREE on Amazon today (7/11/2018)!💝

He could lose it all if he gives in to this need
Sin is my greatest obsession and my congregation’s biggest distraction. Harper—the owner of the aptly named store—is too forward, too overtly confident for such a quiet island town, which is why I can’t keep my eyes off her. One chance encounter, one moment of surrender, and my fate is sealed. No amount of praying will absolve me of these sins.

SINNER was formerly published as SINFUL TEMPTATION
nick (the infinite limits of love)

When I heard who Sinful Temptation was going to be about, I legit internally screamed. I mean, it’s a sexy-pants romance about a pastor and a sex shop owner? Tell me that doesn’t intrigue you? I swear only London Hale can make me crave these types of romances! And I’m so glad to say, Sinful Temptation was my favorite novella in this series. It was just as wild as the other books in the Temperance Falls series, but there was just extra special about Noah and Harper. The chemistry, of course, was
Jun 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Rated 4.5 Stars

Sinful Temptation is the perfect blend of taboo and dirty sex. I loved it. I think Pastor Noah just might be the naughtiest hero from this author thus far, not only is he a dirty talker but he knows his way around a woman's body. I can't wait to read the rest of this series.

ARC provided by author in exchange for a honest review
Aug 13, 2017 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars
Jun 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Oh. Sweet. Jesus this book was fantastic! London Hale brings all the yummy hotness between Noah-the town Pastor, and Harper-the town sex shop owner. Yeah. You read that right! These two were explosive together. They've been flirting and circling each other since they met, but Harper finally pushes the final button to make Noah snap and claim what he's wanted for so long. I love that Noah had no problem telling people that he was dating Harper. He didn't care that people in town-especially his co ...more
Oct 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
kind of an odd story ...i guess it could happen ...because we all need love??! but any who. it works and it has lots of steam and hotness in this little read ...must read if u enjoy London Hale's style of writing ...not my 1st read by London and no never will be my last ... i love the way London describes the nosey church goers ... i know the ones who r just like ... so many noses all up in your business. no clue. must read. ( ; ...more
Jun 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Find this review and more at kimberlyfaye reads.

London Hale is back with the latest installment in their delightfully dirty Temperance Falls series and THIS is the one I've been waiting for. I mean, a seemingly buttoned-up pastor and a free-spirited sex toy shop owner? It definitely had my name written all over it and it absolutely lived up to all of my expectations. 

Sinful Temptation was a read-in-one-sitting-with-a-fan-in-your-hand type of read. If you've read any of the Temperance Falls b
Jul 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
We return to Temperance Falls for a wickedly erotic romance! Sex toy peddler meets hot bible thumper. But don’t expect the typical angst that comes with this taboo trope, Pastor Noah isn’t bound by an oath of celibacy and after fighting his attraction to Harper, he’s finally ready to stake his claim.

Hot. Hot. Hot. I am loving these quick erotic reads and I am loving that this author duo are giving us a solid story to go along with all that steam. I love a dirty read and am glad that I found an
[Alexander Hamilton/Burr voice]: hey hey hey hey

I love smut
Jul 06, 2017 rated it liked it
Enjoyable but very fast paced. I would've preferred a more developed, full length story. ...more
Quick, dirty, and oh-so-satisfying. This one hit the spot for me perfectly right now.

He's a pastor (nondenominational) she runs the sex toy shop across the street from his church. I do kind of wish the toys had played more of a role in the story but then again these two were hot together even without any battery help. There was one quickie at the end with a vibrating butt plug though... A+
Jul 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
A Review of Sinful Temptation by London Hale

Harper and Noah - 4 stars

This is a short, standalone book with a great storyline and amazing characters. When Harper turns her late grandmother's tea shop into an adult toy store, across from a church, she ends up facing the wrath of the old ladies of the church. Pastor Noah is so tempted by Harper, but has to walk a fine line with the ladies of the church, so what happens when he ends up giving in to temptation?

**Honest review voluntarily provided fro
Jul 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, 0
I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book.

This was the first book I've read from London Hale, and it won't be the last. I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed it and did not want to put it down!!! This is the fourth book in the Temperance Falls series but this is a short, standalone story. There are humor, laughs, steamy hot scenes and lots of romance.
A must have in the Kindle or on the bookshelf.
Maura Pritchard
Jul 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow, Sensually Enjoyable Seductive story!
I received an Advance Reader Copy of this book for my honest review. This was my first book by London Hale. I can’t wait to read the rest of the books in this series, Selling Sin, and in her first series, Experience Counts. I know this sounds crazy but I never completely read the author blurbs or reviews before I agree to read for an honest opinion so I was completely in the dark when I read who the hero and heroine of the book was. I laughed out loud and
SBee Reviews
Jul 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Review Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars.

Well-written, sexy & steamy story...I can't wait to read more!

I received an Advance Reader Copy for Sinful Temptation written by London Hale and voluntarily reviewed this book. Harper Davis returned to her old hometown Temperance Falls after her grandmother passed and bequeathed her a Christian book store and tea shop, which she renamed "Sin" and stocked with all sorts of....ahem...props and other goodies, which has a lot of the tight-lipped and morally judgemen
Keryth Belvin
Jun 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Temperance Falls 4: Selling Sin Book 1

I am voluntarily reviewing an advanced reader copy of this book, Sinful Temptation by London Hale.

This is the 4th Temperance Falls book but the first of the Selling Sin, sub-series. It is just as marvelous as the other 3 books, that I've read in the series. London is an exceptionally talented author and I just want to devour all her books. I hope everyone will give her books a chance and love them as much as I do.

Noah is the pastor of the church across the s
Kristen Johnson
Jun 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sinful Temptation is my favorite London book to date. It is just as taboo and dirty as the previous books, but something about Pastor Noah and Harper's story just had an even more lasting effect on me.

Noah noticed Harper right away and knew one way or another, he'd have to make her his - but he also knew Harper wasn't well liked around town, she had issues she'd have to work through herself, but after her last throw down at teasing him - Noah can't hold back anymore.

Harper believed Pastor No(a
Jul 04, 2017 rated it liked it
Hate when this happens...

Sinful Temptation (Book 1) is a difficult review for me. Although the story was very well written, what I believe could have been a great premise… just kind of fell flat for me. Giving it some thought, I believe it was (in part) the characterizations. Pastor Noah is a great guy but I found him relatively tame, he just didn’t do it for me. The female protagonist (Harper) I simply found annoying and a bit immature. The dual point of view perspective was simply a reconstruc
Julianne Macneil
Jul 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
I read this book as part of an arc program. I really enjoyed this funny and hot story about a pastor named Noah and the owner of an adult toy store named Harper. From the moment Noah and Harper met they had chemistry that was bound to explode. Harper was left a book store and tea sop next to the church Noah preaches at after her grandmother died and she decided to open the adult store and raise a few eyebrows. Harper has always been labeled a harlot by the older members of the church even before ...more
Jul 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I've read by this author and I enjoyed it. Pastor Noah was hot, but it wasn't just his bedroom skills that made him hot in my eyes. I loved how he stood up for Harper and their relationship with the townspeople who disapproved. That's a man worth keeping. I liked Harper's grit and how she didn't back down to all the naysayers, although I don't feel like I really got to know her that well. I got a little idea into why she was hesitant about relationships, but I just got thi ...more
Becca Tanner
Aug 20, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
This book sounded promising based on the blurb, but I was disappointed. The book is basically is a bunch of sex scenes and emotional exposition without doing any of the work of creating a relationship between the two. The plot of two characters meeting, having sexual tension as a prelude to actually having sex, is never done. The book basically says there has been basically a year's worth of foreplay done before the book starts. A lot of the appeal of romance novels for me is the development of ...more
As soon as I saw the summary for Sinful Temptation, I knew I needed it in my hands with the quickness. I love all types of forbidden romance, but something about a pastor/priest getting his kink on is so taboo that it just melts me. This novella does just that.

I read Sinful Temptation in an evening, swooned/flailed/keeled over, and then read it again the very next afternoon because I couldn’t get enough. The leading characters are fun, the chemistry between them is FIYA, and the sexytimes… laww
Jun 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sinfully divine

If I had a pastor like pastor No I think I will definitely be saintdafied. He got me looking at pastors at a new light now. I'm loving that Harper has got her rocks off inside shall we say inter😇. Pastor Noah puts it down not on on Harper but in his congregation. This is a real good feel good. Can I get an really need to get this book. B...better yet get the series you don't wanna miss any of them. I guarantee(in my Bobby Boucher voice or if you old as
Hmm, I didn't love this one like I wanted to, and I think it was because the romance just felt so FAST. It's a short story, yeah, but whoa. I didn't get any time to see Harper and Noah in like, a relationship. Which is not necessarily bad, but I didn't believe they loved each other so much that Noah would give up being a pastor if it meant he'd have to lose Harper to stay one. And I wanted to believe that. But it was, like the previous ones, fun and sexy and a quick read. I just wanted more from ...more
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book...

This book took a forbidden love to a new level. A pastor and owner of a store that sale sex toys. Pastor Noah and Harper have been flirting with eachother for awhile now. But one day Harper took it futher and Pastor Noah is calling her buff. One thing led to another, Pastor Noah is determined to have Harper forever and willing to prove it to her.
Jolene Huber
Jan 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It Is Good To Sin

Pastor Noah newer in town is one of the good guys. Not one ti judge he is taken with Harper. Harper ownes the store across from the church. It is called Sin and it is a adult toy store. The older members of the congregation are not at all thrilled about it. They dont realize the good it does. But Noah sees it and Harper. And when they come together it is magical.
Jun 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book in the new series: Temperance Falls – Selling Sin. Another winner from the London Hale writing duo. Hot and steamy for sure. Wow a hot as sin pastor and the owner of an adult sex toy shop – what a combination. Well written with a great story line and enchanting characters. This book will keep you page turning. I voluntarily reviewed an arc copy of this book.
« previous 1 3 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Coach's Daughter
  • My Dad's Best Friend (A Touch of Taboo, #3)
  • Burly
  • Husky
  • Gifting Me To His Best Friend (A Touch of Taboo, #2)
  • Daddy Crush
  • King Sized
  • Your Dad Will Do (A Touch of Taboo #1)
  • Dad's Football Friend
  • Daddy's Best Friend (Once Upon a Daddy, #1)
  • Bulky
  • Daddy's Best Friend
  • Lord Holt Takes a Bride (The Mating Habits of Scoundrels, #1)
  • Three Little Mistakes (Blindfold Club, #3)
  • Falling for the Nanny (Hot & Heavy In Paradise, #11)
  • Stepbrother's Secret
  • Curvy Ride (Men of Valor MC)
  • Savage Ride (Men of Valor MC)
See similar books…
London Hale is the combined pen name of writing besties Ellis Leigh and Brighton Walsh. Between them, they’ve published more than thirty books in the contemporary romance, paranormal romance, and romantic suspense genres. Ellis is a USA Today bestselling author who loves coffee, thinks green Skittles are the best, and prefers to stay in every weekend. Brighton is multi-published with Berkley, St. ...more

Other books in the series

Temperance Falls: Selling Sin (3 books)
  • Sinful Attraction (Temperance Falls: Selling Sin #2)
  • Sinful Distraction (Temperance Falls: Selling Sin #3)

Related Articles

Fans of Sarah MacLean know her as a writer of historical romances, a passionate defender of the romance genre, and a creator of some truly...
87 likes · 19 comments