Ava’s Review – Temporary by Sarina Bowen & Sarah Mayberry

TEMPORARY is a fabulous contemporary romance from two exceptional talents. ~ Ava, Guilty Pleasures 

Blurb:
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…

Temporary is written by a duo of Sarina Bowen and Sarah Mayberry. I’ve been a Sarina Bowen fan for some time, and really love her writing. Sarah Mayberry is a new to me author from Australia.

We got the rich playboy with the sexy accent. The smart girl with financial struggles, and a baby sister to raise.

The book is well written, edited and has smooth transitions between the dual first person POV’s and both author voices. Off the charts chemistry, great banter and flirty scenes. All of the book is set in New York, and we get some great scenes and descriptive settings playing on Sarina’s obvious knowledge of that geographic area. My one question while I was reading this one was, how do I pronounce Callan? I’m still not certain.

The characters are well thought out, the drama and conflict is somewhat predictable, but still very engaging. Because the book is centered around the death of Callan’s uncle, a few of the themes hit close to home for me; I’m struggling to separate my reality from this tale. I probably would have enjoyed it more if I wasn’t finding so many real life parallels, so that regard it’s a very believable plot.

TEMPORARY is a fabulous contemporary romance from two exceptional talents. I’m excited to dive into Sarah’s backlist after reading this one.

Review copy provided for a voluntary review.

4.5 stars

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