Thursday, October 2, 2014

Blog Tour including Review - - Lead Him Not Into Temptation by M.L. Steinbrunn


Jennifer MacLauchlan is not who you think...

I’m damaged, but not destroyed. 

I’ve been betrayed, but I remain loyal.

The only people I love don’t know the secrets I hold. They wouldn’t want me anymore if they did.

Casen Thompson refuses to acknowledge the world that left him behind... 

I may be tattered, but I’m not torn.

I’m trusted by many, but I have faith in very few. 

My love for music and the desire for the family I never had is the glue that holds my shattered soul together. 

When these two volatile personalities collide, a firestorm of emotions erupts forcing both to face the fears that keep them from everything they have ever wanted. Secrets are unearthed and forgiveness is tested as Jen struggles to accept that Casen might be everything that could fix her.

Will Jen trust herself enough to truly lead Casen into a temptation that he can’t walk away from?

Lead Him Not into Temptation is an adult contemporary novel and is not intended for younger readers due to mature content.

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***ARC Provided by the Author in exchange for an honest review**

4.5 Stars

Confession.... I have a small fangirl crush on M.L. Steinbrunn... Yep, it's true!!  What started as  admiration with Forgive Us Our Trespasses  turned into full fledged obsession with Lead Him Not Into Temptation.  

So, Jennifer and Casen both have troubled pasts but their worlds could not have been further apart.  Jen grew up with wealthy parents who cared more about the next political race than their own child (disgusting, right??)  While Casen grew up witnessing things no child should ever have to see.  Both of their pasts made them the adults they are now. (Equally as awful but it a completely different way!!)  Jen is a strong will, smart mouthed, loyal as the day is long woman with no use for relationships with men.  Casen wants a family more than anything,  He wants to be able to give someone the things that he didn't have.   When Jen's career throws her directly into Casen's path, will he be enough to make her forget her past and look into the future with him?

Man, Oh, Man... 

I love strong willed heroines just as much as I love sexy, sweet rock stars so, for me this book already had the makings of something great.  Add in Ms. Steinbrunn's  ability to bring out emotion through her writing and you have a home run! Lead Him Not Into Temptation is only her second book (Book 1- Forgive Us Our Trespasses was equally amazing)  but you wouldn't never be able to tell!  She laid out a strong plot, that slowly built through Jen and Casen's relationship, accompanied but well developed, likable characters, steamy lovin' and stellar twists.  I couldn't ask for more (and honestly I don't think you can either, right?)

  You totally don't have to read Forgive Us Our Trespasses to read Lead Him Not Into Temptation but you would be doing yourself an injustice.  Anyway, M.L. Steinbrunn rocks my socks and she will rock yours too..

Plot Line - - Strong and attention grabbing
Author's Writing Style - - easy to get sucked into
Female Character - - Strong-- LOVE Jen
Male Character - - Sweet Rock star.. What more could you ask for?
Plot Twist - - Shocked me!
Laugh Factor - - There were some laughs
Cry Factor - - There were some tears
Violence - - Trigger warning,..



Colorado native M.L. Steinbrunn is new to the professional literary community, but has been in love with the world of fictional characters and plot twists since she was a child. Writing short stories and reading anything she could get her hands on, it could be argued that her hobby borders on an obsession. 

She works full-time as a middle school and high school educator and coach in rural Colorado where she and her husband are raising their three young children. Through education she has enjoyed guiding others on their paths and helping students build their stories. After countless evenings of discussing story ideas, it was her husband who encouraged her to follow her own path and publish her first novel. 

She recently published her debut romance novel Forgive Us Our Trespasses, which was released in March of 2014. It is the first in a series of intertwined stand-alone novels. Book two, Lead Him Not Into Temptation will be released in August of 2014. 

In her free time M.L. enjoys travelling, Amazon one-clicking, watching movies, chauffeuring her children to their one and half million activities, and people watching. 

She would like to add a big thank you to everyone that has been overwhelmingly supportive of this incredibly scary yet exciting journey.

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