This is the delicious fun that I have come to know from Alexx Andria! A dark hero and the fiesty girl… steamy sexy chemistry. Don’t forget the wicked push and pull between said dark hero and his fiesty girl. Throw in a Buchanan or two that we have had the pleasure of meeting in Alexx’s previous series, and you have Temporary. Don’t think that you’re going to be able to read a little of this and walk away for a few hours. Oh no! This book kept pulling me back every time that I tried to walk away. The story is so well written and just so much fun to read that I didn’t want to stop until I was done. I even found myself highlighting passages and sending them to my blog mates just so they could read the hot steamy, jaw dropping scenes right along with me!
Mari Jones is down on her luck. She’s working in a dive bar in NYC, trying to make rent because her dead beat ex-boyfriend has stolen all of her money. She’s a small town girl from California trying to make her dreams come true. She never expected this and doesn’t want to return home to hear “I told you so” from her family. All that changes when Gage Donnelly appears in Jimmy’s and offers her a drink and a proposal that will change her life. One night. No feelings. Just sex.
It’s never that easy. Gage has a past filled with painful secrets and guilt that he can’t shake. He can’t have love. He’s not worthy of it. He can’t have Mari for longer than a short time. But can he really only something superficial with this woman that he has admired from a far? Can Mari forget what she feels when she’s with Gage? The sense of belonging, the bright burning passion, the push he gives her to be more?
Oh, you Buchanan Brothers! How I have missed all of you…
Don’t miss this fantastic read! I so enjoyed this angsty, sensual read. It’s as heartbreaking as it is heartwarming, an absolutely sinful way to spend an evening! Fantastic!
It’s only temporary, baby. Don’t go catching feelings because I will tear you apart.
Mari Jones is an itch under my skin that I can’t satisfy. The sassy, long-legged cocktail waitress is everything I shouldn’t want. Smart-mouthed, take-no-shit, sexy-as-hell, and the worst thing I could throw into my life but I want her.
The thing is…I’ve always wanted her.
She doesn’t remember me but I’ve never forgotten her.
And now I’m going to put her into my bed.
Don’t get me wrong — I’m not about forever — I see what I want and I find a way to get it but it’s always a temporary fix.
No amount of money in the world can fix what’s broken inside me — and I should know, I’m fucking loaded — so don’t even try.
I’m damaged. Broken to the core.
If she catches feelings, I’m going to ruin her.
Even though I know I should walk, I can’t.
She’s everything I ever wanted…everything I will never deserve to have.
Right or wrong…she’s mine.
Publisher’s Note: This is a full-length novel at 40,000 words. It’s everything you’ve come to expect in an Alexx Andria read — hot sex, witty banter, and dark angst — if that sounds like your thing, feel free to one-click this bad boy billionaire and settle in for a deliciously wicked and entertaining time. Oh, and fans of Alexx’s Buchanan series…you might just recognize a character or two. Enjoy!
“I want you, Mari,” Gage stated, leaning back, kicking his leg out casually beneath the scratched and ruined table. “Name your price.”
“N-name my price?” I stuttered, incredulous. “What does that mean? And what makes you think I even have a price that I would offer? I’m not a vendor at a flea market, ready to haggle over an item…especially when that item is me.”
His smirk did crazy things to my belly even as his answer pissed me off fresh. “Everyone has a price. Even you. I’m willing to bet your price is a lot lower than you think it would be.”
Oh, hell no, what? “Did you just insult me?”
“Not at all. Just sharing a bit of what I know about human nature.”
“Well, you don’t know shit about me,” I said, rising. “I’m done with this ridiculous game. I don’t care how rich you are, you can’t buy me.”
Screw Manny and his greed. He could find someone else to pander to the rich jerk, I was out.
“You’re broke. You’ll be homeless by the end of the month because you can’t pay your rent and something tells me you aren’t going to make enough in tips to get what you need by month’s end.”
His calm voice at my back froze my feet. I turned slowly. “How the hell do you know my personal business?”
He waved away my question as if I were naive. “Nothing is private, sweetheart. I can get everything I need to know about you with the push of a button. Financial records are the easiest.” He paused only to punctuate his point. “Is my intel wrong? Do you have a secret stash of cash in your mattress that you’re holding onto for a rainy day?”
No, he wasn’t wrong — Gage knew how precarious my situation was.
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USA TODAY Bestselling Author Alexx Andria writes about bad boys with a tough exterior but a soft, warm heart deep down. She’s all about the sweet but dirty romance with lots of witty banter and, of course, sizzling scenes in the bedroom (or kitchen, or wherever they happen to end up!) If you haven’t already, prepare to meet your newest 1-click obsession!