Just over a year ago a young Melbourne mother sat down and wrote a book called Temptation. When she self-published it on Amazon it became an overnight sensation. Endless five-star customer reviews asked the same question: What happened next? Now, with hundreds of ecstatic reviews under her belt, this young author has had her four-book series acquired by international publishing house, Harlequin, who saw that Golland had struck a chord with the next trend in romance fiction.
So what is it about Temptation that has everyone talking? Is it just a new Fifty Shades of Grey, or a whole new craze? Don't be mistaken, Golland's series is not erotica " although it does feature some intensely hot sex! But it's also a deeper exploration of relationships and infidelity, and Harlequin's interest was engaged by the complex characters, the decisions they faced, and how these deeper themes hooked readers in.
Golland sets out to blend two worlds " one world of extravagance and fictional escapism; and another grounded by reality and emotional complexity. Set against the glittering backdrop of a billionaire's casino with complicated and realistic characters, a gripping plot and laced with humour, Temptation has the reader question their own lustful willpower when faced with what seems to be an impossible decision.
In the book, Alexis Summers is 35 years old, happily married, and a mother of two. She's been a stay-at-home mum for nine years now, and it's time for a change. Starting a new job at a prestigious hotel, she's excited about a new career. Her boss, the hotel's owner Bryce Clark, is rich, gorgeous, sexy, single and, as Alexis quickly learns, a genuinely nice guy looking for his one true love.
He is also a man who always gets what he wants. And what he wants is Alexis.
The intense chemistry between them is undeniable " but Alexis is happily married to Rick, and no matter how strong her feelings are for Bryce, she is adamant she will not cheat. She draws a line in the sand but finds it increasingly hard not to cross. Will she let Bryce win this high stake cat-and-mouse game, and succumb to temptation?
Author: K.M. Golland