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Tempting Rowan

(Trace + Olivia #3)

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4.26  ·  Rating details ·  1,046 ratings  ·  88 reviews
I’m drowning in the numbness. It’s pulling me under and I can’t see the surface. It’s easier to pretend I can’t feel. And the longer you pretend, the easier it is to believe. But he wants to save me. Only he can’t. I have to save myself…and I don’t know if I want to.

Rowan Sinclair’s life has been anything but easy. With an alcoholic mother and a sleazy stepfather, it’s bee
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Published May 4th 2014 (first published April 2014)
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RJ
Sep 21, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Amazing hero and two of the cutest little kiddos in a book but one of the most stupid and irritating heroines I've come across in a long time. Her and that stupid plot twist ruined everything for me. Grr!!

I also needed the H's POV. Being inside the h's head was just too tiresome. I needed a break from her.

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Carrie
Feb 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tempting Rowan
I wasn’t sure what to except going into Tempting Rowan, I have to say I Love Trent. He is so different from Trace and I love that one minute we see Trent being this confident tuff guy and the next we see this side of him that one wouldn’t except. He Has this soft side to him and I love that He tries so hard to hard to hide That side of him Self from Rowan, He was deeply hurt by Her when she ran. She was lead to believe her whole life that she wasn’t worthy of love or the ones that
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Chu
May 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Review Originally Posted at: Book Freak

"I belonged to Trenton since I was sixteen years old."

OH MY GAHD!

I totally loved it! I was hooked with Rowan from the first page up to the last – and don’t even start about Trenton !!!

If you think you loved Trace on the first and second book – wait until you meet the younger Wentworth, Trenton. He’s just amazing – he’s loyal, sweet, determined, persuasive, and funny. He’s totally irresistible. *SWOON* He totally stole my heart in the first few pages of the
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Heather andrews
Apr 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think Trent should just let me have his babies, "it would be creepy if I said I came here because I saw your car. Ferret food seemed like a safe excuse," he chuckled." Damn that boy has some alpha issues to work out when it comes to Rowan, "don't listen to her," Trent waved a hand dismissively. "My girlfriend likes to assert her independence by buying the groceries. But I'm a man, and that's my job. She really needs to stop getting her panties in such a bunch." Great thing to say about Rowan, ...more
Brina (Brina and the Books)
5 Stars

UPDATE: Tempting Rowan and the rest of the 'Trace + Olivia' series underwent a complete a make-over. The stories are newly edited and each book were given a new set of covers.

Read full review here: https://5171milesbookblog.wordpress.com/

This book is probably my favorite in this series. Well, I guess it is a tie between Tempting Rowan and Saving Tatum. If you haven't read the two previous books in this series yet, don't worry. Tempting Rowan is a total standalone and follows different cha
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Three Chicks
May 15, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Star Review by Jen Skewes

I love this series and absolutely adored Olivia and Trace in the first two books. I couldn't wait for Trent's story and I have to say that Micalea Smeltzer did such an amazing job with this story. I felt all of the emotions that Trent and Rowan felt. It was an emotional roller coaster ride and you may want to have a few tissues handy.

Rowan is just 21 years old but she has had more responsibilities than most girls her age. Her mother is a drunk, her step father is a s
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Julia - The Romance Bibliophile
“Tempting Rowan” was an emotional roller coaster for me; almost too much of one for my liking. I enjoyed reading about Trent and Rowan’s story, and thought their characters were good – Trent more so than Rowan. She had to deal with a lot of crap with her family, and secrets she had to keep hidden from those she truly loved. There was definitely a lot of drama and emotion throughout this book, some better than others. And there were also quite a few surprises as well, some good and others not so ...more
Chantal ❤️
Omg was she stupid!!! I am so mad at the heroine. Sorry but my 16 year old little girl-woman was yelling at me " you stupid bitch! You're living the dream with a dream man and you just walked away!? You don't deserve that man!!" I was too mad at her bullshit that I had to finally understand how badly she FML herself! She was just agh so frustrating. If it was just the hero this book would be a solid 5 he was the whole deal. Loved the hero. Just not a keeper for me. And man I would have killed fo ...more
Renee
Sep 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review for Stephanie's Book Reports.

Tempting Rowan is the third book in the Trace + Olivia Series from Micalea Smeltzer.

Rowan Sinclair's life has been anything but easy. With an alcoholic mother and a sleazy stepfather it has been her responsibility to raise her younger siblings. She is only twenty one and chained to a life she doesn't want but sees no other alternative. Trenton Wentworth sees the pain behind Rowan's eyes. He wants nothing
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I generously received this ARC from Give Me Books in exchange for an honest review...

As much as I loved and adored Trace and Olivia's stories, Trenton and Rowan may have very well stolen my heart from these two. I didn't think it was possible, but it happened and I couldn't be more proud of Micalea Smeltzer because that just shows how much she has truly grown as a writer.

Once again (as I have mentioned in my other reviews for the series) this is
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Cassidy
Oct 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Only three words are needed to describe this book and that's SWEET BABY JESUS!!!!!
Micalea Smeltzer is LITERALLY a genius!

Tempting Rowan is about a girl who struggling with her past and doesn't believe she should be loved. Then Trent appears *insert romantic music* Trent is this cocky, confident, passionate man_kid. Rowan and Trent were high school sweethearts in till one night at camp of their sophomore year does everything change....


......5 years later their reunited and Trent made it his mis
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Konny
Sep 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Tempting Rowan is the third book in the Trace + Olivia Series by Micaela Smeltzer. Whil book one and two were not standalones, this book can easily br read as a standalone, there are only a few cross-over. I recommend to read the books in order.
Rowan Sinclair, a 21 year old woman has had a hard life. She raises her siblings and cares for her abusive and alcoholic mother. Things go from bad to worse and she has to leave.
Trenton Wentworth wants her for a long time. He wants to love her, hold her a
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Jennifer
May 12, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Star Review by Jen Skewes

I love this series and absolutely adored Olivia and Trace in the first two books. I couldn't wait for Trent's story and I have to say that Micalea Smeltzer did such an amazing job with this story. I felt all of the emotions that Trent and Rowan felt. It was an emotional roller coaster ride and you may want to have a few tissues handy.

Rowan is just 21 years old but she has had more responsibilities than most girls her age. Her mother is a drunk, her step father is a s
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Maryna aka Ryna
Let me tell you once I started this book, I had a very hard time putting it down. There was so many things I love about this book, and trust me I loved Trent and Rowan. Trent is just a perfect book boyfriend, he stole my heart and effortlessly wiggled his way into my heart. Rowan is one of my favorite kind of heroine and trust me she is a force to be reckoned with. She is smart, hardworking and completely committed to building a better life for herself and her family. She takes so much care of e ...more
Stefanie Kral
✯✯5 HUGE STARS!!!✯✯

I am so in love with this story. I am so in love with Rowan & Trent. This book literally lad me laughing one minute. Then, I'm crying or I have my hand over my mouth in shock. This book had 1st love & then 1st heartbreak. It had a little bit of everything in it. And, I for one. Loved every single thing about 'Tempting Rowan' .

Rowan is completely closed off. She has a mother who hates her. Is always so drunk she's never awake. And, when she is awake she's very unp
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Kendall {Book Crazy}
I was so freaking lucky that I got to beta read this book! I had been desperate to read it since the author told me about it, and it definitely did not disappoint! It was packed full of secrets, emotion and romance! I loved everything about the plot of this book! It developed brilliantly and there was a huge secret that the main character keeps, that once revealed, changes the plot so much! My heart was in my mouth when it was revealed because I didn't know where the plot was going to go! The pl ...more
Becca
Feb 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Once I started this book, I had a really hard time putting it down. There were so many things I loved about this book, the most important being the two main characters. Trent is book boyfriend perfection. He stole my heart and effortlessly maneuvered his way into my top 5 favorite book boyfriends of all time. Rowan is my favorite kind of heroine. She is a force to be reckoned with. She is smart, hardworking and completely committed to building a better life. She takes care of everyone else and n ...more
Ashley Ziegler
Received a copy in exchange for an honest review. I got introduced to Micalea Smeltzer with her Willow Creek series and think she is amazing author. She has proven herself to be amazing once again with Tempting Rowan. This book was beautifully written and captivated me till the very end. This book was very emotional to me and tissues are definitely recommended while reading. If you've read the other books in the Trace and Olivia series then you have already been introduced to Trenton Wentworth. ...more
Secretly Adorkable Readers
"I knew my mom wouldn't have done anything for my siblings. Everything always fell on me. I was like Cinderella, only Prince Charming was never going to put a glass slipper on my foot and take me away to his castle." ~Rowan

Rowan Sinclair lives in a broken home, an alcoholic mother and a stepdad that doesn't seem to want to keep his hands off of her. She is raising two kids Tristan, who was 5, and Ivy who was 8. She thinks she was too messed up for love, broken, splintered and fractured beyond re
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Wendy
This is one of my favorite series and I was very excited to read about Trent and Rowan. Trent and Rowan have known each other since they were 16 but after one night together, Rowan ran away from the guy that she truly loved. Five years later, Trent wants her back (technically he never stopped wanting her) and he will stop at nothing to get her back. But Rowan feels that if Trent finds out about a secret that she has been holding then he will disappear from her life forever. But she gives in to h ...more
Stephanie Phillips (Stephanie's Book Reports)
I was gifted a copy of this book by the author for an honest review.

In the first two books of this series Trent wasn't a character to be taken seriously. He was always goofing off and getting on his brothers nerves. In this story we see a totally different side to Trenton Wentworth. He seems to be much more mature and knows what he wants to do with his future. The one woman who can bring him to his knees, Rowan Sinclair, doesn't seem to want him. He's done waiting. He's going after what he want
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Evette
Jan 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Stars
Lately Rowan as been seeing Trenton everywhere. He won’t give up. No one understands her like he does. No one has ever been as close.

Trent- I love him. He fell for Rowan at sixteen- knew she was the one. So why six years later are they not together?

Because a terribly painful choice she made as a scared sixteen year old continues to haunt her, and will likely tear what she and Trent are building apart. The hand she’s been dealt is suffocating her. She finally lets Trent in, all the while
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Theresa Alberts
Mar 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved Olivia & Trace's story but I wasn't sure if Rowan and Trent would be able to compare...boy was I wrong! After finishing this book in one sitting (I just could not put it down) I think Rowan and Trent's story was amazing. Rowan had such a hard childhood and all she did was strive to make a better life for herself and for Tristan and Ivy which made me admire her extensive strength of character, even when she thought she wasn't enough. Trent was so loving, understanding and g ...more
Kayla Mccoy
Feb 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don't have enough words to describe how amazing this book is! I could not put it down once I started! I loved Trent in Finding and Chasing Olivia. He is sweet, kind, and fiercely loyal to his family and to Rowan. He has loved Rowan most of his life but she fights him every step of the way. Rowan is broken and some would say beyond repair. She feels unworthy of love and affection. She is sweet and caring but has a huge secret that destroys her every day! I loved Rowan and Trent's chemistry! You ...more
Catherine Reale
May 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Get ready for a roller coaster ride of emotions def some tissue worthy moments. Rowan is an amazing heroine. She has not had a good life. I feel so bad for her opinion of herself. I think Trent is her perfect match. He is such an amazing guy. I loved their story. Micalea again writes a story you can't put down. You almost broke my heart at the end but luckily the epilogue made it all better :). I kept telling myself one more chapter but that didn't work. I stayed up super late finishing this boo ...more
Alicia
Aug 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First off I love that this could be read as book 3 or could technically be read as a stand alone. I fell in love with Trace and couldn't wait to hear about Trenton. Ohhh boy those Wentworth boys are adorable when it comes to love! I could sort of relate to Rowans home situation so of course I liked her character. Usually some books have some secret that's pretty predicable, but I was NOT expecting Rowans. It for sure put a twist on the book. But it was well written and well played out toward the ...more
Rumpled Sheets Blog
Dec 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Tempting Rowan is an emotional story with a beautiful happy ending.

Rowan Sinclair and Trenton Wentworth journey is such wonderfully flawed and gripping with a beautiful tenderness.

I absolutely loved their journey. Micalea has for sure a way with words that bring so many different emotions. The characters are well developed with compelling depth.

Beautiful, poignant and bittersweet story that does not leave you disappointed.



≧◔◡◔≦ 5 ✰ read ≧◉◡◉≦

>>>Complimentary copy provided in exchange fo
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Jacquelyn
Jun 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After reading Finding Olivia and Chasing Olivia, I didn't thin Micalea Smeltzer could make me love any of her characters more than I loved Trace and Olivia. But then I read this book. Trent and Rowan are remarkable characters. This book was so real and heartbreaking, but also beautiful and unexpected. It's different from any other book out there. Nothing was predictable at all. It was definitely a tear-jerker, but it was perfect. I'm so excited for Saving Tatum to complete this series! It's been ...more
Alissandra Kyle
Jun 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was Ah-mazing! Really loved it. Beautifully written story that I totally didn't guess the twist to. Love that!! Rowan and Trent are just beautiful together. Lots of angst, heartache, tears, love and happiness - a little of everything! All around an amazing story that kept me hooked the whole way through. I have never gone wrong with a Micalea Smeltzer book, she is a truly gifted author!
Kimberly
May 06, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Once I started this book, I had a really hard time putting it down. There were so many things I loved about this book, the most important being the two main characters. Trent is book boyfriend perfection. He stole my heart and effortlessly maneuvered his way into my top 5 favorite book boyfriends of all time.
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Trace + Olivia (5 books)
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