Vital Temptations

A Heart's Betrayal

Romance - Contemporary
218 Pages
Reviewed on 08/20/2017
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Reviewed by Arya Fomonyuy for Readers' Favorite

Vital Temptations: A Heart's Betrayal by K.L. Lewis is a novel of the heart, a story of passion and a love that could destroy a well-ordered life. Dr. Bethany McNeal has just suffered a very nasty breakup in a relationship, but she is happy living her dream as a pediatric resident in one of the top-notch centers in Seattle. The last thing she expects is to fall in love quickly, but then she encounters Dr. Brent Anderson, a fellow doctor and resident in the same hospital, a charming man with looks to die for. Love grows pretty fast between them, and then she makes the shocking discovery: Brent is actually married. She learns about his marriage many months into their relationship and this leaves her with only one option: a break-up. But can she live without this man?

This novel follows Dr. Bethany McNeal as she struggles to forget the man she’s learned to love passionately. She enters into a new relationship with a real estate professional, her trainer, but her mind has stayed on Brent. She is torn between going back to the man she loves, even if it’s like stepping into a forbidden zone, and staying with the man who loves her. The conflict in this story is very powerful and it has strong psychological and emotional repercussions on the characters. K.L. Lewis has a unique gift for prose, characterized by a rare signature of phraseology, compelling dialogues, and powerful descriptions. Vital Temptations: A Heart's Betrayal is fast-paced, engaging, and utterly satisfying. One of those rare stories that masterfully explore the thrills and perils of love.

Rabia Tanveer

Vital Temptations: A Heart's Betrayal by K.L. Lewis is a novel about turbulent romance and self-discovery. Dr. Bethany McNeal has it all. She is beautiful, she has the best job, and she is ready to take the next step in her career. The only sore spot in her life is love. She wants to go home to a husband and a family. But after a bad experience, she gave up on love to focus on her career. She didn't know that her job would bring her to the man of her dreams. It's a good thing between them, a great thing actually. However, Fate has a way of getting back at you when you least expect it. Is she doomed never to find love? Or will something bring her true happiness that she never thought possible?

The novel is aptly named. Vital Temptations: A Heart’s Betrayal is everything it promises to be. There is nothing that will make you close the book. You will want to read on, feel Bethany’s pain, and her desire to find someone to love and love her back just as unconditionally. It is such raw emotion that you can't help but read on and have your fingers crossed for Bethany. But the heart wants what it wants, and for that humans have to make sacrifices. Bethany did just that, but I will not tell what she did. You will have to embark on this journey with her yourself to find out what happens. Trust me, you will not be sorry. This is an emotional read!

Deborah Lloyd

When Dr. Bethany McNeal met Dr. Brent Anderson, two pediatric residents at Seattle Children’s Hospital, during a conference, her life evolved in unexpected ways. Bethany had had her heart broken a few years previously, and she was guarded in new relationships. Brent had many secrets in his life and yet seemed like the perfect man in many ways. In Vital Temptations: A Heart’s Betrayal, author K.L. Lewis develops an engaging story of truths, misconceptions and betrayal. Bethany, who is strong and determined in her professional life, is faced with monumental decisions and mistakes she has made in her personal life. Beginning with her childhood, as the only child of a philandering pediatric father whom she adored, and her now-meddling mother, she realizes she needs to forge her own path. Add two well intentioned friends and another man in her life into the mix – a complicated scenario ensues.

K.L. Lewis’ novel, Vital Temptations: A Heart’s Betrayal, captivates the reader from the first sentence to the last. Never sure what decisions Dr. Bethany McNeal will make in her personal life, as well as any detrimental effects that her indecisiveness may have on her medical practice, makes for a fascinating read. The reader truly does not know how the story will end until the very last chapter, making this novel a true page-turner. Ms. Lewis’ style of writing is clear and concise, with just the right amount of descriptive prose and narration. The reader is able to grasp each personality quickly and clearly. The reader is not sure which characters are honest and sincere. An intriguing read!