Tuesday 12 September 2017

✪ TEMPORARY ✪ Sarina Bowen & Sarah Mayberry ✪

© Bianca Janeane

• standalone romance
• 12 September 2017

5 Stars
The most beautiful man I've ever seen is the one who can ruin everything...
The first time I lay eyes on Callan Walker, I know he’ll be trouble. With his smug grin, hot Aussie accent and thousand dollar shoes, he’s just the kind of rich guy who always gets what he wants.

And he wants two things: a night of sin, and my cooperation as he outmaneuvers his powerful mother to take control of his uncle’s estate.

I can’t afford either one. I’m the only thing standing between my little sister and the foster care system. He may have money and charm on his side, but I have something even more powerful -- pure desperation. This temp job at his mother’s company can become a full time job for me. It has to.

But when Callan’s eyes rake over my body, sometimes I forget my obligations. His piercing gaze finds the fun, optimistic girl I used to be and not the tired person I’ve become.

And it works--if only for a moment. Our night together was a mistake. I can't afford to get sucked into his high-powered family’s treachery. But the closer I get to Callan, the more layers I find beneath those expensive clothes. Though I can’t forget this is temporary. He’s temporary. I have too much to lose.

Too bad my foolish heart didn’t get the memo...

Grace just started her newest temp job at Walker Holdings - a huge Australian food import company. She's hoping so very much that this time it will turn into a real job.
And now here's her chance - the boss lady from Australia tasks her with cataloging her just deceased brother's art and wine - basically everything in his amazing apartment.
Enter Callan.
He just heard that his beloved uncle passed away. Uncle Jack was the only one in his horrible family who he was still talking to. And now his mother inherited everything? She hated her overly gay brother!
There must be a newer will than this 30 year old one! Callan moves into his uncle's apartment to find it. And to flirt with Grace - who he believes is one of his mother's minions!
But of course she's not. She just needs this job to feed herself and her sister and to keep a roof over their heads.


Awww... that was amazing!
I could almost hear Callan's sexy Aussie accent through my kindle! ☺

I loved this book. It was funny and adorable and sexy and so very moving (book-blogger-tears might have been involved!) and ugh ... I really enjoyed reading it!

Callan is soo adorable! People think he's just this sexy jet set party guy. But he's so much more.
And the longer they're in that apartment together - the more Grace falls for him. But she can't allow herself to fall for him - he will leave again soon. And she's been hurt like that before.
And grrrrr, Callan's mother. What a b*tch!!!!!

This was such a great romance!
The reader has such an amazing time watching Callan and Grace fight for their Happily Ever After.
It's exciting and funny and sexy and sad and moving and hopeful and just so sweet!

I wish Uncle Jack would still be alive - he seems to have been an amazing guy!

TEMPORARY was such an adorable & moving & funny & sexy love story!
Run to your nearest amazon for your own Callan! This one is MINE!!!
But hurry, he'll be sold out in no time!

.... P.S. there might be more coming from these two authors - we kind of have a Half-Cliffy - not for Callan and Grace, but for someone else - there are some people left who might want to find their HEA!!! YAY! ☺

Copy received for an honest review

I completely and utterly adored Temporary.

I will read anything of Sarina Bowen's I can get my hands on (in fact, I am currently reading one and listening to another of her Ivy series) so it is a no brainer to read Temporary.
Now firstly, all this talk of Callan's accent.  We Aussies don't have accents!

He is all sorts of sexy and adorable - even when at times he is a complete jerk, he is a lovable jerk!

Grace is strong and wonderful and so not attracted to Callan - at all (well, maybe just a lot hehe).  I think she is the bees knees.  She is caught between a rock and a Callan. I may have read few blurry eyes a few times as the story progressed.

It was great watching Callan and Grace fight for what they want, what is right, what should have been happening all along.  I was swept away with them as their story progressed.

There are some great secondary characters, but boy are there some horrible, horrible people that I wanted to high five, in the face, with my Kindle!

Temporary is sweet, and cute, and adorable and just a wonderful romance read.

And as an Aussie blogger, I need to apologise to Sarah Mayberry that I haven't read anything of hers before - I will be rectifying that soon!

I hope this duo collaborates again - I would definitely read it.



You haven't read Sarina & Elle Frank's amazing M/M HIM & US books??? DO IT NOW!!!
#1 HIM • #2 US

also super-amazing is Sarina's TRUE NORTH series:

Sarina Bowen writes steamy, angsty Contemporary Romance and New Adult fiction from the wilds of Vermont.

She is the author of The Ivy Years, an award-winning series set amid the hockey team at an elite Connecticut college.

Waiting for more Ivy Years? You can read more about upcoming volumes in the four book series at http://www.sarinabowen.com/theivyyears

Also, the Gravity series.

Sarina enjoys skiing, espresso drinks and the occasional margarita. She lives with her family, eight chickens and more ski gear and hockey equipment than seems necessary.

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Sarah Mayberry was born in Melbourne, Australia, and is the middle of three children. From the time that she first “stole” paper from kindergarten and stapled it together to make “books,” Sarah has always wanted to be a writer. In line with this ambition, on graduation from high school she completed a bachelor of arts degree majoring in professional writing, then sat down to write a book. When inspiration didn’t strike, she began to wonder if, perhaps, she needed to live some life first before writing about it.

This still left the burning question of how to pay the rent. She found her way into trade journalism, working off the principle that it was better to write anything for a living than nothing at all. Her time there lead to the opportunity to launch a new decorator magazine for one of Australia’s major retailers, an invaluable and grueling experience that she found very rewarding.

But the opportunity to write fiction for a living soon lured Sarah away. She took up a post as storyliner on Australia’s longest running soap, Neighbours. Over two years she helped plot more than 240 hours of television, as well as writing freelance scripts. She remembers her time with the show very fondly — especially the dirty jokes and laughter around the story table — and still writes scripts on a freelance basis.

In 2003 she relocated to New Zealand for her partner’s work. There Sarah served as storyliner and story editor on the country’s top-rating drama, Shortland Street, before quitting to pursue writing full time.

Sarah picked up a love of romance novels from both her grandmothers, and has submitted manuscripts to Harlequin many times over the years. She credits the invaluable story structuring experience she learned on Neighbours as the key to her eventual success — along with the patience of her fantastic editor, Wanda.

Sarah is revoltingly happy with her partner of twelve years, Chris, who is a talented scriptwriter. Not only does he offer fantastic advice and solutions to writing problems, but he’s also handsome, funny and sexy. When she’s not gushing over him, she loves to read romance and fantasy novels, go to the movies, sew and cook for her friends. She has also become a recent convert to Pilates, which she knows she should do more often.