By Sarina Bowen and Sarah Mayberry
The most beautiful man I’ve ever seen is the same 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…
It always amazes me when two authors team up to write a book. It can either be a disaster with two very different voices or it can be a flawless, entertaining story that makes it impossible to figure out which author wrote what. Temporary by Sarina Bowen and Sarah Mayberry delivered a flawless, swoon worthy romance. Their first collaboration is a must read.
Grace has been working for a temp agency hoping to land a permanent job. She needs to find a permanent job with a steady income. Living in New York City is hard enough as a young woman but add the responsibility of raising a younger sister and it becomes even harder. When a great temp job comes up that offers the possibilities of a permanent job, Grace jumps at the opportunity. She just needs a chance to prove herself and show her outstanding work ethics.
Grace lands a temporary job at Walker Holdings. The CEO of Walker Holdings has assigned her to audit the estate of her late brother Jack. When Grace arrives at the estate she meets Callan Walker, Jack’s nephew. Callan is a distraction with a sexy Australian accent that she doesn’t need while doing her job. The more she’s around him the more resistible he is.
Their time together turns into more than a distraction. Their chemistry is intense but can it withstand their real everyday lives. Callan’s family interference and Grace’s need for a permanent job may make this once in a lifetime love a temporary romance.
Sarina and Sarah did a stellar job and I thoroughly enjoyed this book!
The Year We Fell Down, Book #1 in The Ivy Years series, began breaking hearts in March 2014. Book #2, The Year We Hid Away, is brand new.
For Harlequin-E, Sarina writes the Gravity series. Coming in From the Cold features an angsty downhill ski racer and one of the most unique plot conflicts in contemporary romance today.
Sarina enjoys skiing, coffee products and a nice glass of wine. She lives with her family, eight chickens and more ski gear and hockey equipment than seems necessary.
She would be honored to connect with you at http://www.sarinabowen.com.
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.