Temporarily Yours by Diane Alberts
Series: Shillings Agency #1
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: February 3, 2014
Publisher: Entangled Brazen
Format: eARC, 205 pages
How I got it: From the publisher
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This soldier’s the perfect hoax…if she doesn’t fall for him first.
Stats whiz Kayla Moriarity knows her way around numbers and algorithms. Men, on the other hand, are unsolvable equations. Now Kayla’s en route to her sister’s wedding—alone and without the fictional boyfriend she invented for her family. Fortunately, her plane comes complete with complimentary cocktails and a ridiculously hot ex-marine in the seat beside her. And that’s all it takes for Kayla’s inhibitions to go sailing out the airlock...
Cooper Shillings has soft spot for people in trouble, but he certainly wasn’t expecting to land in it himself—and definitely not while getting naughty mid-air with a sexy southern belle. When he hears Kayla’s predicament, however, he offers his services as a stand-in boyfriend. After all, he’s heading overseas soon...and how could he refuse a little no-strings wickedness?
It’s the perfect plan. And all Kayla has to do is ensure her family falls for the ultimate bluff, without falling for it—and Cooper—in the process...
“I’ve seen people fall in love, and I’ve seen people change for love. But I haven’t done it. I haven’t felt it. Maybe it’s real, but it’s just not real for me.”
If you’re looking for a short, steamy romance, look no further than Temporarily Yours. After reading three seriously angsty books in a row, this one was a breath of fresh air. I haven’t read many of the Brazen titles, but those I have, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed. Clearly I need to check out more of them.
Kayla and Cooper meet in a most unconventional way in an airport. They have an immediate connection and the sexual tension between them is strong. After a sexually charged flight in which Cooper helps distract Kayla from her fear of flying, they decide to spend the night together and plan to go their separate ways in the morning. One phone call changes things and instead Cooper winds up agreeing to accompany Kayla to her sister’s wedding – as her boyfriend. Their plan is for a no-strings attached fling. But, plans have a way of changing.
This was a great book. Is it predictable? Sure, but you know what? Sometimes I want nothing more than a sexy, predictable romance. This was one of those times. The writing was great, the characters interesting and likable, the story a great mix of sweet and sexy.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All quotes come from the review copy and may differ from the final version.