Welcome to Temptation Book Summary and Study Guide

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The Dempsey sisters, Sophie and Amy, come to Temptation, Ohio, to film an art film on the aging film star, Clea Whipple. Temptation is a small town where, as the welcome sign says, the citizens "believe in family values." As they arrive into town, the Dempseys have an auto accident with a member of the town council. The mayor, Phin Tucker, and the police chief, Wes Mazur, come to investigate the crash and quickly Sophie and Phin fall for each other.
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The town, not trusting the Dempseys, passes an anti-porn ordinance, and it is up to Phin to enforce the new law. Sophie, however, insists that she and Amy are not making porn, though the art film they are making begins more and more to resemble porn as Sophie uses her own sexual experiences with Phin as a template for the movie.

When Clea's irate ex-husband arrives in town he is quickly murdered. No one knows who the murderer is, though many suspect the Dempseys. But then Sophie herself becomes the target of the murderer. Phin is caught between his feelings for Sophie, with whom he is having "headbanging sex," and his duties as mayor.
The review of this Book prepared by Billy Pashaie

Sophie Dempsey comes with her sister to Temptation, Ohio to make a film that isn't what you'd call rated G. They begin their visit with bad luck--they have a car accident. Then she meets the mayor, Phineas Tucker, and though the sex is great the luck isn't any better. And, as it turns out, what they're doing is illegal in Temptation. Someone is doing their best to harm them for reasons unknown; and Sophie's brother's ex-girl friend Clea, their star, is determined to make the movie a full-blown porn.
The review of this Book prepared by Sarrah

Sophie Dempsey and her fmaily have come to Temptation,Ohio to film a movie and make some money. The mayor of Temptation, Phineas Tucker, is appointed to drive them out of town: he decides to hold off so he can pursue Sophie, but he may run them out of town when he realises they have come to his town to film a soft porn movie.
The review of this Book prepared by Christine G.

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   chased by/chasing kidnapper/killer Who:    -   sister Hidden Identity/Secret Motive    -   Yes Is really...    -   a criminal (possibly) If one lover chases another...    -   they alternate Family focus?    -   Yes Family, loving    -   Yes

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   politician/elected ruler Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   arrogant

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   artist Effect of sexing    -   confused


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   actual description of sex    -   Boob talk Focus of story    -   Her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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