06 May 2014

Tempting Rowan by Micalea Smeltzer - Blog Tour, Book Review, Giveaway

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 been her responsibility to raise her younger siblings. At twenty-one she’s chained to a life she doesn’t want, but sees no other alternative. After all, what would happen to her brother and sister if she were to leave?

Trenton Wentworth sees the pain behind Rowan’s eyes. He wants nothing more than to make it disappear. To hold her. To love her. Except Rowan keeps everyone at a safe distance. But if there’s anyone that can break down the walls she’s built around herself, it’s Trent. So she avoids him at all costs. But Trent isn’t one to be easily evaded. He’s stubborn and determined. He’ll save this girl even if it costs him everything.

Love, lies, and deception.

That’s the name of the game when you’re Tempting Rowan.
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"I belonged to Trenton since I was sixteen years old."


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 story.

The first thing that had come into my mind is that: why won’t Rowan let Trenton in? They have been best friends since they were young, they have shared more than enough, and it is very, very evident that he was head over heels in love with her – what went wrong?

For a young girl, Row had so much on her shoulders. When others went out on dates and having the time of their lives – she was at home, taking care of her siblings while her mother drowns herself in alcohol everyday and her step-father touching her any chance he got. I was desperate for her to just go to Trent, and be with him, leave their home with her siblings and be happy. She was totally miserable, if it wasn’t for her siblings, she’d have a mental breakdown from the stress and the secret that she was keeping.

Trenton, on the other hand, had let her go then – because it wasn’t their time. But now – he was moving forward, determined to have her – nothing is going to stop him this time. He would be patient, he would be nice, but he wouldn’t stay away. But even though how much he assured her about his feelings, she’s still keeping things from him, and he was dying to know what it was. He wanted to stop the pain, the hurting in her eyes. He wanted to love her, she already has his heart, since he was sixteen. But no matter what he does, she keeps a close guarded wall around her heart. This time, he would do anything to destroy those walls and make her see how much she meant to him.

But it was sooooo much hard work before she can finally see, and when she did, love found its way to her heart. All these time she thought she was incapable of loving – but how can their relationship last when it was already doomed from the start? The secret that she has been keeping will drive him away, or much worst, will make him hate her.

I HAVE NO IDEA IT WAS THAT HUGE! I have some wild guesses what she has been keeping from Trent, but definitely NOT THAT ONE. It came to me as a surprise. Where in the world did it come from? I hated her mother even more.

And you won’t miss Trace and Olivia because they appear here too! Trace – I loved him even more for what he did for Row and her siblings. He was such a great guy. Heart of gold seems to run into the Wentworth genes.

The ending had me in near-tears. Awww. I thought Micalea would give me a different ending that what I was expecting, thank goodness she didn’t. Although my heart almost stopped there when the alarms went off. I was sure they were going to have a happy ending, and then all of a sudden, I wasn’t so sure at all… yay.

Fall in love, get in the webs of lies and deception, get your heart break and your adrenaline pumping –Tempting Rowan was a great read that had me kept going all those wee hours of the morning. Definitely one of those must-reads.

"Love wasn’t meant to come with strings; it was free and uncomplicated – as easy as breathing."

✪Complimentary Copy was given in exchange for an honest review.✪

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“It’s snowing!” I exclaimed, smiling at the large snowflakes falling from the sky.

I spread my arms out wide and stuck my tongue out in the hopes of catching one.

“Rowan, what are you doing?” Trent laughed as he watched me act like a little kid.

I continued to spin around, marveling at the sound escaping me. I was giggling. I don’t know if I’d ever giggled in my entire life.

“I’m living,” I finally answered as the snow swirled around us. I had never allowed myself to let go and be so free. I was finding that I really liked it. I felt like a weight was being lifted from my shoulders as I danced down the street, the snow falling into my hair, and sticking to my clothes. The cold didn’t touch me though. I was oddly warm, Trenton’s gaze heating my body.

I wasn’t paying attention to what I was doing and suddenly I started to fall right into the street, straight into oncoming traffic. Trent darted forward, wrapping a solid hand around my arm and yanking me against his chest before I could go splat. My body thudded against his with the impact and we stumbled back.

“Whoa,” he said, one hand on my waist, trying to balance us and keep us from falling. I clasped the soft fabric of his coat in my hands. I looked into his eyes and I was overcome by the one emotion I fought so hard to keep dormant—desire.


I didn’t think. I didn’t hesitate. I took what I wanted. I was tall, but Trenton was taller, so I brought myself up to my tiptoes and crashed my lips against his. My heart raced in my chest at the intensity. The hand that was at my waist came up to cup the nape of my neck, his fingers gathering my long hair in its grasp. He lightly bit my bottom lip and growled against my lips, “I can’t deny this much longer. I want your legs wrapped around my waist, and I want to bury myself deep inside you.”

I gasped at his words. Boldly, I leaned up and whispered in his ear, “Then do it.”

“Fuck,” he groaned, his fingers digging into my hip. His eyes scanned my face, searching for something. A shiver passed over his body and he closed his eyes. Opening them, he bit his lip, and it had to be the sexiest thing I had ever seen. “Are you sure?”

“Do you even need to ask?” I gasped, looking up at him as snowflakes stuck to my lashes.

He didn’t answer. Instead, he took my face between his two large hands and kissed me until I forgot about everything except him. My cheeks warmed from the heat of his hands and my lips moved against his like they had a mind of their own.

This was it.

This was our now.

1. Stay the Night-Zedd
2. Hey Brother-Avicii
3. Nitesky-Robot Koch
4. Addicted to You-Avicii
5. Wicked Game-Emika
6. Kill Your Heroes-Awolnation
7. Ticking Bomb-Aloe Blacc
8. Say Something-A Great Big World
9. Afraid-The Neighborhood
10. Still into You-Paramore
11. Heart Attack-Enrique Iglesias
12. Sweater Weather-The Neighbourhood
13. Happiness-The Fray
14. Heaven Knows-The Pretty Reckless
15. Dead in the Water-Ellie Goulding
16. My Blood-Ellie Goulding
17. Love Me Again-John Newman
18. Waiting Game-Banks
19. Don't Be Afraid-Lee DeWyze
20. Open Your Eyes-Lee DeWyze
21. Touch-Daughter
22. Heavy in your Arms-Florence + the Machine
23. Invincible-All Good Things
24. Where I Come From-Lifehouse
25. Team-Lorde
26. Last One You Love-Goldhouse
27. Don't Wake Me-Robots Don't Sleep
28. Sad Song-We the Kings
29. What it Is-Kodaline
30. Drink You Away-Justin Timberlake
31. Do or Die-3OH!3
32. Don't Deserve You-Plumb


Micalea Smeltzer is an author from Virginia. Her name is pronounced Muh-call-e-uh. She is permanently glued to her computer, where she constantly writes. She has to listen to music when she writes and has a playlist for every book she’s ever started. When she’s not writing, she can be found reading a book or playing with her three dogs.

You can email Micalea at:



 ★Trace + Olivia Series Reading Order &Purchase Link★
Finding Olivia - Goodreads  | Amazon
Check out my review ► 4 Stars
Chasing Olivia - Goodreads  | Amazon  
Check out my review ►5 Stars

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