Review: TEMPORARY by Sarina Bowen & Sarah Mayberry @SarinaBowen @MayberrySarah

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Review: TEMPORARY by Sarina Bowen & Sarah Mayberry @SarinaBowen @MayberrySarahTemporary by Sarina Bowen, Sarah Mayberry
Published by: Rennie Road Books
on September 12, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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...

Trust me, I am no stranger to the brilliance that is Sarina Bowen’s work, but Sarah Mayberry is new to me and I was delighted with how much I absolutely LOVED this co-written book. I love it when amazing authors team up to give their readers exactly what they want. When an author-duo tackles a romance, I think the biggest struggle is getting the flow of the story just right. You have two different authors, two different writing styles, but it needs to come together effortless and I believe Bowen and Mayberry achieved this in spades! Not only was I completely enamored by their characters, but I was so intrigued with the storyline. TEMPORARY gave me ALL THE FEELS and SO MUCH MORE! I wanted to experience it ALL OVER AGAIN the minute I turned the very last page. And not only did I just read a GREAT ROMANCE, but I got myself a new author to check out as well. 

“I never wanted her to let me go.”

Callan and Grace CHARMED me from the very beginning. All throughout the story I felt like I was there, right beside these characters, feeling what they were feeling. The vivid imagery alone with this love story was stunning and at times, it took my breath away. TEMPORARY was unique as it was incredibly sexy. It was full of tragedy and deception, lies and secrets. But it was also full of a blossoming love, an endearing connection, and a slow-burn chemistry that had my heart in my stomach at times. The sexual tension throughout this story had me blushing for hours. Was this story a “keep your enemies close” kind of romance? In some ways it was, I guess, but the connection turned out to be much stronger than the deception surrounding it.

I finished TEMPORARY quite a while ago, but I still find myself thinking of Callan and Grace every time this beautiful book cover pops up. I remember that I read this in one sitting, hardly blinking, without any interruption. I remember thinking about how FANTASTIC this author collaboration truly is, and I remember hoping that these two authors will write together again and grant us readers with something truly special, just like they did with Callan and Grace’s story. 

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About Sarah Mayberry

Sarah Mayberry lives in Melbourne, Australia, with her partner of nearly twenty years (who has recently become her husband!). When she’s not in her pajamas eating peanut butter sandwiches and typing away madly on her latest story, she enjoys reading, cooking, sleeping, pilates, going to the movies and shopping. Not necessarily in that order!

Some of Sarah’s favorite authors are Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Rachel Gibson, Karina Bliss, Mary Balogh, Julie James, Sherry Thomas, Meredith Duran, and Loretta Chase. Her favorite movie is When Harry Met Sally, although she is also very fond of His Girl Friday and Something About Mary.

About Sarina Bowen

Sarina Bowen writes steamy, angsty contemporary romance from Vermont’s Green Mountains. (Her ancestors began logging and farming Vermont during the 18th century. These were rugged, outdoor types without benefit of a laptop or a good latte. It boggles the mind.)

Sarina enjoys skiing, skating and good food. She lives in Windsor County, Vermont, with her family, eight chickens and too much ski gear and hockey equipment.

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