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Temptation | [Nora Roberts]

Temptation

Socialite Eden Carlbough didn't expect running a girls' camp to be easy, but she never thought she'd literally be run up an apple tree by the little monsters...nor did she think she'd come crashing down into the capable arms of orchard owner Chase Elliot. Chase knew he'd caught a windfall when he looked at the woman in his arms. He didn't like being cast as the serpent, but how could he resist when she'd just offered him such forbidden fruit?
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Publisher's Summary

Socialite Eden Carlbough didn't expect running a girls' camp to be easy, but she never thought she'd literally be run up an apple tree by the little monsters...nor did she think she'd come crashing down into the capable arms of orchard owner Chase Elliot. Chase knew he'd caught a windfall when he looked at the woman in his arms. He didn't like being cast as the serpent, but how could he resist when she'd just offered him such forbidden fruit?

©1987 Nora Roberts; (P)2006 Audible, Inc.
All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. This edition is published by arrangement with Harlequin Books S.A. All characters in this book are fictitious. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

What the Critics Say

"Roberts is indeed a word artist, painting her story and characters with vitality and verve." (Los Angeles Daily News)
"When Roberts puts her expert fingers on the pulse of romance, legions of fans feel the heartbeat." (Publishers Weekly)
"You can't bottle wish fulfillment, but Nora Roberts certainly knows how to put it on the page." (The New York Times)

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    Kelley CA, United States 04-22-07
    Kelley CA, United States 04-22-07 Member Since 2012

    Lover of ideas who feels no guilt at all about her pleasures.

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    "No means yes?"

    Astonishingly, this was my first Nora Roberts book and I must say she does have very nice prose and a fine sense of setting. But hopefully, her other books have better characters because the love interest in this novel was disturbing to me. The male 'hero' holds his woman down - literally and becomes enraged when she stops kissing and asks for time to think. Our heroine says she's in love but you really have to wonder why. Knowing what I know - I don't think I could dance at their wedding. I hear it's an early work though so perhaps it's just dated - if that's the case, thank God for progress!

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Burlington, MI, United States 07-04-11
    Amazon Customer Burlington, MI, United States 07-04-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Good Quiet-time Story"

    Very classic romance. Lifts the spirits with the finding of love. perfect for a rainy afternoon.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    L. Cheezem 11-28-06
    L. Cheezem 11-28-06 Member Since 2014
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    "formula romance"

    You can definitely tell that this book is one of her earlier books. It is a true romance and if you are looking for the typical guy meets girl, loses girl, wins girl back and marries girl then this is the book for you!

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Koja cleveland, OH, United States 09-10-11
    Koja cleveland, OH, United States 09-10-11
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    "Temptation"

    The tidle says a lot. I enjoyed the book and and relaxed while the naration with music carried on. The characters were interesting.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    susan 06-19-11
    susan 06-19-11
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    "another favorite of Nora Roberts"

    I am glad that I purchased this one. There were times in the storyline that were boring but all in all the total story was a good one and believable.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Debi 02-16-15
    Debi 02-16-15
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    "good narration."

    story was ok but not one of my favorites from Nora Roberts. it seemed drawn out.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    LaurelOlivia Carlsbad, ca, United States 01-13-15
    LaurelOlivia Carlsbad, ca, United States 01-13-15 Member Since 2013

    LauralOlivia

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    "Light Romance"
    Would you try another book from Nora Roberts and/or Alyson Silverman?

    Yes, she has a variety of types of books. This one was very light, I prefer more meat to a book. If you want pure romance and not much else to a story this book is for you. The characters were likable. The romance was far fetched but, cute.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    "It is what it is". People seeking romance with a little story will like this. It was enjoyable. I prefer plot, mystery, action, romance and in depth characters that you can get vested in.


    What three words best describe Alyson Silverman’s voice?

    She did a good job with this story.


    Could you see Temptation being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Maybe a life time movie.
    There are many more books that would be a better selection for a movie, Dianne Duvall's and Jeanine Frost.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was a pleasant diversion.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Y. Madison, MS, United States 05-17-13
    Y. Madison, MS, United States 05-17-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Mild Temptation"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Temptation to be better than the print version?

    Don't know have not read printed version


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    predictable


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Give the male characters a more masculine voice. Especially Chaz, make him more masculine and sensual.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    If the stalls could talk


    Any additional comments?

    I have read the Witness and I thought that was fantastic. This was ok, not great as the witness. I still am looking forward to reading other works by Nora Roberts and could also be the narrator. This book was ok not great.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Gloriane 01-30-13
    Gloriane 01-30-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Early Nora"

    I have been reading Nora Roberts since her debut with Irish Throughobred. Her books are always well written, however, her plot lines and characters have evolved with her years in writing. This is a simple story, chronicling the strength of the heroine. The love interest is perhaps, typical of stereotype macho male of the 1980s.
    The narrator creates each of the different characters very believably. The story flowed well in her voice. For a simple love story, this is worth a listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Maggie 12-11-12
    Maggie 12-11-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Don't be Tempted..."
    What would have made Temptation better?

    Believeable characters and a male hero who understands no means no.


    What could Nora Roberts have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Just found this whole premise too formulaic.


    What three words best describe Alyson Silverman’s performance?

    Sounds too young


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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