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    Sexy, Sweet, & Unique!

    Despite having several friends who have raved about some of the other books that Sarina Bowen has co-authored, this was actually my first time reading one of her co-written books! I've been loving her Brooklyn Bruisers series, so when I first read the blurb for TEMPORARY, I couldn't resist adding it to my to-read list and I was extremely excited to read her first book with Sarah Mayberry! And you know what...it was as AMAZING as I hoped it would be! When I'm reading a romance, I'm one of those readers who judges books based on how they make me feel. Do I laugh? Do I cry? Do I swoon? Well, TEMPORARY had me checking all those boxes! The story was incredibly unique and it wasn't like anything I'd ever read before. The story was compelling and I didn't want to put it down at all. I was pulled in from the moment that I read the book's description and the story completely delivered! I was smitten when I finished this book, and even though I don't make it a habit to reread as much as I used to, I'd definitely love to reread TEMPORARY again sometime soon! And the characters...oh my! I loved Grace! She was driven, brave, strong, and so determined when it came to taking care of her sister! She was also incredibly passionate about her art, which was a side that I loved seeing snippets of! And Callan...Callan was AMAZING! Like a large portion of the population, I have a serious weakness for accents...so the accent alone was enough for Callan to immediately intrigue me! Once you get past his dreamy accent and super sexy appearance, Callan just got better and better though! He's one of those characters that appears one way, but is so much deeper and I loved seeing him let Grace in. Their banter was hilarious and I loved that we got to see both of their perspectives because their reactions to one another was one of the most interesting parts of the romance. They also had some seriously intense chemistry and the sexy bits in the story were pretty steamy! I also really loved seeing Grace's relationship with her sister. It added an interesting dynamic to the story and created an interesting parallel when compared to Callan's family life, too. Overall, I adored TEMPORARY! The romance between Grace and Callan was wonderful--they had amazing chemistry and I loved how their story unfolded! I also loved that while the romance was sexy, it was also incredibly sweet. The family dynamics also added additional introspective elements that pushed TEMPORARY further than simply a romance where the characters come from very different worlds. I loved how all of these elements combined in this story and I can't recommend it enough--I also can't wait for Sarina Bowen and Sarah Mayberry's next collaboration! Contemporary romance fans who love sexy, yet sweet stories, will love this one! * I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. * This review also appears on my blog and other social media accounts.
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    Great collaborative romance that left me smiling

    Miss Bowen is an auto-buy for me regardless of tropes, romantic pairings, and if she’s writing solo or with another author. When she first announced she would be teaming up with Miss Mayberry, I was intrigued and had to learn more. I hadn’t read anything by that author before, but noticed she’s known for her opposites attract romances. I think Temporary ended up playing to both author’s strengths. The characters were both strong and likable, the writing flowed effortlessly, and the romance had a special spark that came across throughout the book. From the beginning, I could feel Miss Bowen’s touch. Her writing is always polished and reads beautifully so the reader can focus on the romance unfolding within the pages, and Temporary certainly was no exception. I found both Grace and Callan to be great and loved that there was more to them than meets the eye. While the loose construct of this book was a story about the struggling career woman falling for the wealthy playboy, it never felt like a remake of the common contemporary romance. I also loved how the authors played up Grace and Callan’s differences. Not only did those experiences shape their responses to one another and the outside influences, but it also led to some great banter and highlighted their chemistry. I thought the Australian element was interwoven perfectly into the story. Though it was never a distracting focal point, it lent some really fun and relatable moments that left me smiling. As light as much of this romance was, it didn’t lack heart. Both characters had considerable depth that developed throughout the story and I appreciated how they grew independently over the course of the book. The dialogue and romance between Callan and Grace was thoughtful and vibrant, making it a joy to read. This is definitely a book that will appeal to a wide range of readers. *Reviewed for Alpha Book Club*
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    Couldn't get enough!

    This book is definitely one of my favorites so far this year! From the beginning you are sucked in and you feel so many emotions for Grace. Then when we meet Callan and we just know that life is going to be dangerous for Grace. Their chemistry is amazing! Callan is another person we feel so many emotions for. He lost someone so close to him and it seems like no one else in her family cares. This really put Grace is such a tough spot, but she handled it so well. These two worked so well together in their work life and in their private life. My favorite thing about this book was the dedication both of them had. Callan for his Uncle and Grace for her sister. They are both so admirable for their efforts and it makes us fall in love with them both. There were so many feelings throughout this whole book, we felt heartache, pride, sexy thoughts, happiness and sadness. It really was a constant roller coaster, and it was such a great ride! These two did so good together, I hope they put out more work together!
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    Light, even though dealing with dark topic

    Genre: Romance - contemporary, international, comedy Stand-alone: yes but the epilogue opens it up for another one Part of a Series: ??? POV: Grace/Callin Steam-level: warm 4/5 Temporary was a quick and fun read about a rich playboy and an independent temp hired (by his mom's company) to help get his uncle's estate in order. Overall I really enjoyed this book. I got through it quick and was surprised when it ended. I feel like some questions weren't answered but it's not really a cliffhanger. Callie's mother is atrocious and hope to see her get her due in another book. The humor was used well in breaking up emotional tension but didn't have me laughing out loud. Grace's sister is a riot and I like the themes of family and love that run throughout the book. I like that it touched on some LBGTQ issues, especially on family acceptance. The authors made these issues secondary to the story but I'm glad that they not only touched on them but did it in a factual and respectful manner. I'd probably read more books by these authors. The writing was well done and kept me interested throughout. I received an advanced copy of this book from the author. This is my honest and voluntary review.
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    I loved this book so so much

    Disclaimer: I received an eARC of this book from the authors in exchange for an honest review. This does not influence my rating or the content of my review in any way. I read this book a few days ago and I have to say, it's probably one of the best contemporary books I've read in a while. This book has a lot of pain and turmoil in it. I love that at its core, it's not just about two people falling in love, but about dysfunctional families and people who should be in your corner but aren't, just based on a tiny difference, that really is nobody's business but yours. Callan is a very hurt individual, one that is trying really hard to get away from his family, but he seems stuck between parties, fancy yachts and hot, nameless women. It takes the death of his beloved uncle to wake him up and force him to try to do something more with his life, something meaningful. I was truly sad for him, that the only thing powerful enough to wake Callan up was the death of his uncle, and it truly shows just how lost he was. Because although he got away from his mother, who's just the most evil woman I've read about in a while, it seems like he's given up on everything that was important to him. It isn't until later in the book that we find out just why that is, why he's not even trying to do something important or useful, and why he's that lost. It really made me sad to read about his family. On the other hand you have Grace, who's the sweetest woman I've read about in a while, one that struggles with being the best big sister and guardian for her little sister, one who is willing to give up her dreams in order to keep her sister in school, happy, fed, with a roof over her head. I really liked her dedication to her job, even if it was not the right job for her. Clearly she can do more, she deserves a better job, and it's sad that in today's economy, you have a lot of young people having to accept unfit jobs just to get by. I really respected Grace, because it takes a lot of courage and strength to take care of her little sister, to be a role model, at such a young age. I was angry for her when the shit hit the fan, so to say, because she clearly did not deserve to be treated the way she was. The cool thing about this book is that, even though not physically present, I felt that Jack, the dead uncle, was written in such a way, that he felt like a true character, not just a plot device. I really enjoyed that, and I loved how he was portrayed. I felt like he was there the whole time, and that's something I truly enjoyed. I would love to learn more about him, if a sequel is at any point in the future in the works *makes puppy eyes* The book is pretty fast paced, and I really enjoyed reading every single page of it. The ending was a bit surprising, and it made me hope for a sequel, because I need it in my life. But even without a sequel, this book was fantastic and I would recommend it to every contemporary romance fan out there.
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