Series: Temperance Falls #4
Published by London Hale on June 20, 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Erotica
FINAL DECISION: The one is hot. The story of the bad girl in town and the new pastor. The story doesn’t go the way I expected, and I wish the book had been longer because I think this could have been a great developed story.
THE STORY: Harper Davis was bequeathed a Christian bookstore and tea shop next to a church and decided to open an adult store named Sin. Harper’s distraction is the new pastor, Noah Reid, who she can’t stop thinking about. And Pastor Noah can’t stop thinking about the distraction next door.
OPINION: The setup of this story was really good. The trope and characters were just about perfect. Once the story had to go somewhere with the relationship, there just were not enough pages to fit what could have been a great story but ended up being just good. It was an enjoyable story, but it made me want more development. Being the short story it is, I think this is the best of the series so far.
Noah confounds expectations — especially what Harper expects. I really liked him as a character, as I thought he treated everyone with dignity and respect, even people who were jerks. I thought he was a good example of how a character can demand respect without treating people badly. I thought that his defense of Harper exceeded my expectations.
WORTH MENTIONING: This is a short story of about 70 pages.
CONNECTED BOOKS: SINNER is the fourth book in the Temperance Falls series. The books take place in the same town but are only loosely connected so this book works as a standalone.
STAR RATING: I give this book 4 stars.