4 Star Review – Temporary by Sarina Bowen & Sarah Mayberry

4 Star Review – Temporary by Sarina Bowen & Sarah Mayberry













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 out manoeuvres 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…














What do you get when you pair two authors from different continents and tell them to write a book? You get a fresh new voice to the romantic comedy genre that will have you one clicking without hesitation. Well played Sarina Bowen and Sarah Mayberry. Well played indeed.

When I heard about this book I was all over it like a rash. I couldn’t wait to see how the authors would come together and what the story would be like. Well readers, I was not disappointed in the slightest. In fact I have to say that I found myself totally enthralled by the story and okay, maybe enjoying it a bit too much. But this is one collaboration you should not miss.

Temporary is a fun, laugh out loud, fan yourself, hot, indulge yourself romp that will tick all the boxes for fans of contemporary romance and have you adding this pairing to you auto buy lists. I know I have.

Be prepared to swoon the for Aussie playboy with the body to match his good looks and panty melting accent in Callan. I am drooling thinking of him as I write this. I loved Callan. From the moment he appears on the page, I was lost. And fair waring here, he only gets hotter as the story progresses. But pair him with Grace and he has clearly met his match.

I adored Grace. She is the type of character that you instantly like. I don’t know what I loved more about her, the fact that she looks after her teenage (and totally awesome, more on that fact later) sister, the fact that she’s working her butt off to make their lives better or the that she stands toe to toe with Callan and brings him to his knees without realising it that makes her so awesome.

Together these two will suck you in and have you turning the pages faster and faster to see how hot they can really get and if they can actually keep their hands off each other long enough to fall and fall hard.

One of my favourite things about this story and no it’s not the Ice Vovo’s (which only fellow aussie will recognise how cool it really is to see them mentioned, yes I’m one and I was squealing in delight when I read it) it was the relationship between Grace and her sister Olivia and eventually Callan and Olivia. There was just something special about it that warmed my heart and had me laughing way more than I should have at some things between them all.

Temporary has become one of my favourite reads of the year and it has a big part to do with the fact that the writing is so damn good that I didn’t want to put it down. And maybe due to a dog called Lady who just about stole every scene she was in for me.

Bring more on please, I’m begging here !!!!!!!



For the curious, these are Iced Vovo’s

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Sarah Mayberry


Sarah Mayberry was born in Melbourne, Australia, and is the middle of three children. From the time that she first “stole” paper from kindergarten and stapled it together to make “books,” Sarah has always wanted to be a writer. In line with this ambition, on graduation from high school she completed a bachelor of arts degree majoring in professional writing, then sat down to write a book. When inspiration didn’t strike, she began to wonder if, perhaps, she needed to live some life first before writing about it.

This still left the burning question of how to pay the rent. She found her way into trade journalism, working off the principle that it was better to write anything for a living than nothing at all. Her time there lead to the opportunity to launch a new decorator magazine for one of Australia’s major retailers, an invaluable and grueling experience that she found very rewarding.

But the opportunity to write fiction for a living soon lured Sarah away. She took up a post as storyliner on Australia’s longest running soap, Neighbours. Over two years she helped plot more than 240 hours of television, as well as writing freelance scripts. She remembers her time with the show very fondly — especially the dirty jokes and laughter around the story table — and still writes scripts on a freelance basis.

In 2003 she relocated to New Zealand for her partner’s work. There Sarah served as storyliner and story editor on the country’s top-rating drama, Shortland Street, before quitting to pursue writing full time.

Sarah picked up a love of romance novels from both her grandmothers, and has submitted manuscripts to Harlequin many times over the years. She credits the invaluable story structuring experience she learned on Neighbours as the key to her eventual success — along with the patience of her fantastic editor, Wanda.

Sarah is revoltingly happy with her partner of twelve years, Chris, who is a talented scriptwriter. Not only does he offer fantastic advice and solutions to writing problems, but he’s also handsome, funny and sexy. When she’s not gushing over him, she loves to read romance and fantasy novels, go to the movies, sew and cook for her friends. She has also become a recent convert to Pilates, which she knows she should do more often.


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Sarina Bowen


Sarina Bowen is the USA Today bestselling author of steamy, angsty Contemporary Romance and New Adult fiction. She lives in the wilds of New England.

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She is the author of The Ivy Years, an award-winning series set amid the hockey team at an elite Connecticut college. Also, the The Gravity series.

With Elle Kennedy, Sarina is the author of the RITA award winning HIM, and its sequel, US, as well as the WAGs novels.

Sarina also has a new Vermont contemporary romance series, True North. She’s also unrolled new hockey novels from Penguin Berkley including Rookie Move.

Sarina enjoys skiing, espresso drinks and the occasional margarita. She lives with her family, eight chickens and more ski gear and hockey equipment than seems necessary.

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