Temptation Trials is an adult, dystopian romance by B. Truly, and was published in September 2017.
The Bachelorettes Meet The Devil’s Advocate
Lust, one of the seven deadly sins, is sweeping the nation into its seductive web. In this dystopian society, Cali and Stefani have to comply by the Regime’s strict rule of arranged marriage. But Eminence, the world dictator, doesn’t play fair.
Against all odds, they both decide to put their relationships through the ultimate test on The Temptation Trials—a reality TV show where every temptation of the flesh is set before them.
As participants on the show, they soon learn that losing may cost them more than the men they love. Cali’s torn, unsure of what her future holds with Cade. Stefani worries whether her relationship with Tobias can be salvaged.
Love can be blind. The betrayal they face from the Trials burden them. Will love be their redemption, or will it destroy them?
A million questions torment their minds.
Can you love two people at once? If a person is chosen for you, can those feelings be real?
Cali and Stefani must overcome heartbreak and pull together with their loved ones before it’s too late. The abominable truth is unveiled, which sends them on a journey that will jeopardize their lives.
The will of the weak is his for the taking. Can love save their souls?
Temptation Trials is a thrilling conclusion to the series with developed characters sorting through their emotions while fighting the good VS evil battle.
This book made me believe in second chances, lol. I was definitely expecting a lot from this since I fairly enjoyed the first book but this proved to be more than my expectations and all in a good way!
Before anything else, this is the second and concluding instalment in the Temptation Trials series and cannot be read as a standalone novel. Here’s a little gist! The setting is after World War III and this dystopian world is now ruled by a dictator who has enforced a set of absurd rules, one of which is the compulsory arranged marriage that every individual of twenty-one year has to agree to. While Cali and Stefani, the main characters, are logically adamant on not letting their feelings reach a peak for anyone since it would all eventually result in a heartbreak, they find themselves falling in love with two handsome, rebellious guys, Cade and Tobias, respectively. Things work out differently, in a wrong way, and all four find themselves in a reality TV show where each of them is stranded on an island filled with temptations to test their lust. Like I’ve already mentioned in my review of the first book, I loved this concept!
The second part starts off from where the initial instalment left, and while the ending twists of the first book were still fresh in my mind, the second one still pulled me in with the more intriguing ideas. Again, the story is so refreshingly surprising that most of the turns turn out to be unexpected and what more could I have asked for? Not only this, the real dystopian definition was explored in here with the general idea of overthrowing dictatorship, and that delighted me all the more since that was one factor the first book was lacking. Similarly, the rebellious program that the boys were a part of, took a spotlight in the the ordeal and again, I was satisfied since this was another aspect of the first book that comprised of the loose ends.
The characters are so much more better than the first but collectively, the series gave me four people that I cared about during the course of it all so yay! Two things contributed most to this character development: emotions and drama. Emotions can often annoy me if they aren’t dealt well but nothing of that sort happened here. Both the couples are geared to get their love to triumph and on this journey they go through a lot of turmoils but never lose hope. The drama segments are a bit too much for my liking at some points, especially when they slowed an action-packed sequence and I think everyone knows how I love a fast pacing book. There are love triangles and I liked how realistically it fit well with the story and didn’t seem forced.
It’s kinda difficult to appreciate a second part of a duology while keeping it spoiler-free as well as not frequently mentioning the first book, but if I had to sum it up: I definitely recommend it to all those who are looking for a romantic suspense with paranormal aspects that will leave you emotionally satisfied.
B Truly has wanted to be an author since she was fifteen years old and is grateful to have accomplished this dream. She has very vivid dreams and a wild imagination. She likes to read, watch tons of TV shows, and movies. She’s addicted to romance and gets a thrill out of action and suspense. She writes New Adult and Adult Romance, Fantasy, Sci-fi, and Paranormal.
B Truly has three wonderful children and a husband who defines the person she today. She works full-time as an Ultrasound technologist in Sugarland, Texas.
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I received a digital copy of this book as a part of a blog tour but that in no way influences my rating and/or opinions about it. Thank you Xpresso Book Tours and B. Truly!