Thursday, February 6, 2014

BLOG TOUR STOP: "Temporarily Yours" by Diane Alberts

We are pleased to be one of today's stops on Diane Albert's "Temporarily Yours" Blog Tour. Check out all the book & author info, our review, buy links and giveaway below. Happy Reading! 

Temporarily Yours by Diane Alberts
Entangled Publishing - January 2014

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...


Rating:  4 Stars****

This is my first Diane Albert and Brazen read.  I will definitely be reading more from them.  This was so stinking cute, sweet, and HAWT.  It was absolutely one of my favorites of the year.   It’s a story of a sweet southern belle and a vet who meet in an airport and have one hell of a plane ride.  I fell in love with both of them in the very first chapter.  If you want a quick paced, funny, hot and steamy read you HAVE to read this one.

Kayla Moriarty is an actuary (yep I Googled that) who is flying home to North Carolina for her sister’s wedding.  She knows all the statistics about a plane possibly crashing to a fatal and fiery end so she is so terribly afraid of flying. She has been lying to her family for months about a fake boyfriend so they’d get off her ass about her love life b/c they’re an old southern traditional family who thinks a woman should be married by a certain age or she’s headed for spinsterhood.

Cooper Shillings is a former marine who, instead of taking a job at his father’s firm, is flying to NC to begin a new job in private security that will take him overseas. He is also dealing with guilt over something that happened while he was still with the Marines. He sees Kayla and is very interested but before he can even talk to her he’s stabbed by a candy cane wielding child. After seeing the mishap Kayla offers him help and a seat. 

Since she knows all the statistics she’s terrified of flying so when she tells Cooper how afraid she is, he offers to keep her distracted for the whole flight.  She takes him up on his offer of distraction (and damn he has some sexy ass ways of distracting someone). After all the wonderful distractions and conversations he learns of her fake boyfriend who cannot make it to the wedding where he was supposed to meet her family.  He realizes how intrigued he is with her and before he can stop himself he offers himself up to portray her fake boyfriend for the wedding festivities.

So, what happens when the fake relationship starts to feel very real and feelings and emotions end up surfacing for both of them? Cooper doesn’t want to get in a relationship since he’s heading overseas which will cause more stress for Kayla and she doesn’t think you have to be in a relationship to be happy.

What will happen when the wedding is over and it’s time for Cooper to go overseas? Will the fake love emerge to become a real love? A real relationship?  True love?  You will have to read to find out!  

~ Shannon D.

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Author Information

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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