Author: Corinne Michaels

Tempting Promises: Corinne Michaels

Tempting Promises

Posted on March 28, 2024 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in Reviews / 7 Comments

Tempting Promises returns readers to the town of Sugarloaf. It delivered a fun and delightful enemies to lovers romance from start to finish. A favourite trope of mine, and so I couldn’t wait to dive into the third book of the Whitlock Family series featuring Rowan Withlock and Charlotte Sullivan


Tempting Promises: Corinne MichaelsTitle: Tempting Promises
Author(s): Corinne Michaels
Series: Whitlock Family #3
Also in this series: Forbidden Hearts , Broken Dreams
Published by BAAE Publishing on February 22, 2024
Pages: 366
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Source: Kindle Unlimited
Format: eBook
Purchase: Amazon|Audible
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Series Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Heat Level: One FlameOne FlameOne FlameOne Flame

What’s the worst thing you could do when you’re stranded in the woods with your rival? Sleep with him. That’s what.
Not only is Rowan Whitlock my sister’s ex, but we’re both vying for the contract that would save my family farm.
So why did it have to be Rowan who came to the rescue after I fell on a remote hiking trail? When the weather turned unexpectedly, we were forced to find shelter and ride out the storm. Only that wasn’t the only thing I ended up riding.
We promise ourselves what happens at the cabin stays at the cabin, but when we get back to Sugarloaf, it’s impossible to stay away from him. Those blue eyes captivate me, his strong body comforts me, and he makes me feel beautiful.
Which is crazy, right?
If only my stupid head would listen and stop this before my heart gets involved, but I keep going back because I’m already in too deep.
I should’ve known that the temptation wasn’t worth the risk because when it all falls apart, our promises are broken, and I’m afraid my heart will never recover.

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This was such a fun read. The couple featured in this instalment kept me laughing with their arguments, most of which were filled with snarky comebacks. The level of anger between them left me wondering how would they work through their differences. Learning the reason for all the animosity between them threw me for a loop.

Charlotte’s sister instigated it all with lies and manipulation. Saying I didn’t like her persona would be an understatement. As you know, one has no choice when it comes to family.

Rowan Whitlock won my heart with his playful attitude, strong work ethic, and compassionate nature. The lie Charlotte’s sister told caused damage to his reputation, but it never seemed to affect him. He knew the truth and that is what mattered. The lie her sister told clouded Charlotte’s judgement when it came to Rowan. It took several instances of him coming to her aid for her to see the real Rowan. I am so glad she did.

Despite the animosity between them, the chemistry Rowan and Charlotte shared burned through the pages. It wasn’t a matter of if they would be together, but a matter of when. Before you knew it, these two started burning through the sheets.

Tempting Promises kept me engaged with its fun storyline and delightful characters. This one is not to be missed by readers who enjoy the enemies-to-lovers trope. I look forward to the next book, which features the only girl among the Whitlock siblings.


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Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading

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