Author: BJ Harvey
Published: August 29th
Makenna Lewis cringes at any mention of the word commitment. She doesn’t want or need a relationship, but she does like sex (who doesn’t).
That explains Noah, Sean, and Zander, her three ‘friends with benefits’.
They know the score, they know they’re not the only one, and each of them provide her with a different physical need that she craves and enjoys.
Until a late night encounter with the delicious Daniel Winters turns her preconceived notion of no-commitment completely on its head.
Soon she finds herself feeling things she vowed never to feel again, and when Daniel pushes for more than she’s willing to give, she falters.
What do you do when something that you’ve known to be so wrong in the past feels so damn right?
If you’re Mac, you run and hide.
But is Daniel the type of man who takes no for an answer?
Rating 4 out of 5
Makenna Lewis is a smart girl with a wickedly funny sense of humor. I laughed out loud at so many of her quips and ramblings.
“Three dates without sex? Holy God, my cookie will have packed up and left by then.”
“I’ve never had a problem getting off before. Hell, I pride myself on it. What is wrong with me? Oh God. What if I’ve broken my clitoris from overuse? Misuse? Self-abuse?”
“That will be after I’ve kicked Noah in the junk and left him in a sobbing pile of douchness on the ground.”
See, the girl is funny. But Mac is also familiar with heartbreak and her solution of no strings attached, friends with benefits worked for her. That is, until she met Daniel Winters. And oooh baby, Daniel Winters is forever material. Good looking, successful, and charming. Mac nails it with, “Holy hell, he’s got game, and it’s a game I want to play!” The opening chapter had me wondering where the book was going to go and how the “broken girl swears off attachment” storyline was going to play out.
And then time flashed forward four years, I was involved and couldn’t look away. Mac is a strong heroine with a self-imposed vow not to get attached to a man. Does she drown in work and deny all men? No, Mac has three (yes, three) men available to scratch her itch and they are all cool with it. Then there’s Daniel and his chemistry with Mac was palpable. They had a really cool dynamic between each other and I was so smitten for Daniel that Mac did get a talking to (or rather my Kindle did) for the way she treated Daniel at times. She’s got a kickass best friend, Kate, who gets her own story in the next book. And I, for one, will be reading Kate’s story since Mac’s story was so heartwarming and scorching hot all at once.
BJ Harvey writes great dialogue and the characters all had immense chemistry. The story sped along and then the epilogue sealed it for me. I love me a good epilogue! Overall, I have to give Temporary Bliss a 4 out of 5. A little more angst and drama would have sealed it as a 5, but I would totally suggest that you read this one.
“Which boy of the week was that?” Kate asks with a smirk.
“Sean. I felt a little crazy last night so needed a spanking.”
I laugh as Kate spits her coffee out and starts choking.
“God dammit Mac, you’re so easy.”
“I’m not easy, I’m free spirited.”
“Free spirited with your body.”
“Hey now, no need to get jealous. It’s like having one boyfriend with four different talents. They’re all great at what they do, but there are particular things they excel at,” I say with a wink.
Kate giggles at that. I know she means well but I still feel the need to explain myself.
“Look, it’s what I like and it’s what I need right now. After Beau, I don’t want anything other than sex. They know the score and they’re fine with it.”
I don’t really feel the conviction in my last comment though. They’re supposed to know the score and be fine with it. But Daniel, I’m not so sure about anymore.
He seems too keen to see me, too disappointed when it’s time to leave, and has even broached the subject of catching a movie sometime. I’ve brushed it off but it is getting to the stage where I might have to break off our arrangement. It’s the last thing I want to do because he is just what I like to come home to after a long twelve hour shift. He’s the affectionate one. He’s always kissing me, nuzzling my neck, and God, the massages he gives me are to die for. Our lovemaking is soft and sensual, it;s lazy and hedonistic, it’s like a warm apple pie on a cold winter’s night. He’s my comfort sex. But get him fired up, and holy cow batman, that man can set me on fire.
I’m 31 years old and live in New Zealand, the most beautiful country in the world.
I love reading, and started writing my first novel, Lost in Distraction in December 2012. Before that I’d written business and website articles professionally but never fiction. I love the indie community, authors, bloggers and readers alike and have met so many awesome people that I now call dear friends.
I’m a huge music lover as well. I REALLY love music. If there isn’t music playing, something is wrong. And it’s a wide range of music too, I might surprise you with my eclectic tastes.
I’m also a wife, mother of two gorgeous girls and currently working for myself as well as studying full time to become an accountant of all things. I also have a Bachelor of Communications.
My author inspirations are: Michelle Leighton, Barbara Elsborg and Kristen Ashley.
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/BJ-Harvey/e/B00C7DWYH0/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1
GR Author Profile: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6886702.B_J_Harvey
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