Temporarily Yours by Diane Alberts
Entangled Publishing - January 2014
BRAZEN IMPRINT - ADULT NOVEL
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—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 must say I that I enjoyed Temporarily Yours. First off, I kind of glanced at what the story was about. All I knew was, I have enjoyed Jen/Diane's past work, so I figured I would enjoyed this book too. Which happens to be a true statement.
Anyway, when I started to read the story, it reminded me of two movies. The first one that came to mind was The Wedding Date. You know the movie where Kat (Debra Messing's character) hires a male prostitute to be her date to her sister's wedding. However, Kayla didn't hire a male prostitute she just got on lucky at finding a guy willing play her boyfriend. The other movie that came to mind was Along Came Polly. Now you are wondering why I would think of that movie. Kayla kind of remind me of Reuben Feffer (Ben Stiller's character) with her job as an actuary.
So, in the story you find Kayla and Cooper are extremely attracted to each other both don't want a serious commitment. So, it sounds like a win-win. However, we all know that no matter what someone tries to change the rules. Kayla is willing to take a chance, but Cooper is afraid to move forward. Basically, Cooper is letting the past control his future.
Overall, I did enjoyed Temporarily Yours. I found the story had enough steam that could keep a person warm at night. At the same time not over the top where you are wondering if where the plot could be. So, if you have a love for The Wedding Date, you might find yourself enjoying Temporarily Yours.
"I'm not worried about kids, but I am frightened of that deathtrap people continue to erroneously call an airplane. Airborne coffin is a more accurate description, if you ask me."
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Diane Alberts is a multi-published, bestselling contemporary romance author with Entangled Publishing. She also writes New York Times and USA Today bestselling new adult books under the name Jen McLaughlin. ON ONE CONDITION hit #18 on the Barnes and Noble bestseller list, and TRY ME hit #76 on Amazon. CAPTIVATED BY YOU hit #31 on the Barnes and Noble bestseller list. Diane is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency. Her goal is to write so many fantastic stories that even a non-romance reader will know her name.
Diane has always been a dreamer with a vivid imagination, but it wasn’t until 2011 that she put her pen where her brain was, and became a published author. Since receiving her first contract offer, she has yet to stop writing. Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, a schnauzer mutt, a cat, and a Senegal parrot. In the rare moments when she’s not writing, she can usually be found hunched over one knitting project or another.
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