Tempting Promises by Corinne Michaels Book Review

Tempting Promises by Corinne Michaels Book Review

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Tempting Promises by Corinne Michaels is a spicy romance with some fun tropes such as small town romance, enemies to lovers, and only one bed. It is book three in the Whitlock Family series but can be read as a standalone.


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Tempting Promises

Author: Corinne Michaels

Pub. Date: Feb. 22, 2024

Series: Whitlock Family book 3

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

Pages: 364

Rating: 4.5 stars

Spice: 4 hearts

Content Warnings: swearing, explicit sexual content, injury, drunkenness, & sexual harassment


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.


Book Review

Thank you to Valentine PR for this ARC of Tempting Promises by Corinne Michaels. All opinions are my own.
I’ve read some of Corinne’s previous books and really liked them. While I haven’t read the first two books in the Whitlock Family series, I still enjoyed this book.



This story had entertaining characters that didn’t always get along but really loved each other. I loved seeing how the Whitlock brothers interacted with each other and their families.

The tension between Charlotte and Rowan was so good, and they both had so much passion for each other and their jobs and hobbies.
This book is spicier than some of her other books I’ve read, so I did end up skimming those parts just because I’m not a fan of that much spice. If you like spice, then you’ll love this book.

Even though I haven’t read the other books in this series, this book alone made me love these characters, and I definitely could see myself going back to read the first two books.

There were so many scenes filled with sexual tension, but my favorite scenes were the ones where Rowan was being super sweet and thoughtful. While he was good at trying to hide those parts of himself, he really was such a kind and thoughtful friend.

Final Thoughts

Overall, I really enjoyed this story and would definitely recommend this book to those that like fun and spicy romances.


Where to Read & Purchase

You can purchase a copy of this book at the following retailers:

Bookshop.org (supports independent book stores) [affiliate]

Amazon [affiliate]

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AbeBooks [affiliate]

Barnes & Noble


You can also find this book on:

Kindle Unlimited 


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