Title: Temporary Wife Temptation
Author: Jayci Lee
Publication: February 1, 2020
Publisher: Harlequin Desire
SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads)
Garrett Song is this close to taking the reins of his family’s LA fashion empire…until the Song matriarch insists he marry her handpicked bride first. To block her matchmaking, he recruits Natalie Sobol to pose as his wife. She needs a fake spouse as badly as he does. But when passion burns down their chaste agreement, the flames could destroy them all…
**A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**
When I got an email from Harlequin, asking to join a Blog Tour, I squealed with delight and signed up for a few of the books. I was so excited. I love to read good books and make no effort to disguise my love of romance now that I have gotten older. I enjoy them, they are a quick read and I am able to relax while reading them and not have to worry about strenuous plot lines.
Natalie needs a promotion at work and a miracle from above to contest the adoption of her young niece. Garrett is being forced into an arranged marriage set up by his Grandmother. In a panic, he tells her he already has a fiance. He enlists Natalie to be his fiance giving her in return the stability and promotion that she needs to adopt her niece. I really enjoyed this book. It was well written and steamy in all the right places. It kept my attention and I wanted to find out if they will actually fall in love and actually stay married. Yes, notoriously they will stay together and discover that they love each other but not all the time.
The main characters are also Asian which is something that I don’t see all that often in romances. Not that I am all-knowing when it comes to that, but this is the first one that I have encountered. I could relate to Natalie. Wanting to do what is best for her niece, the pain that she experienced when her niece was injured had me tearing up. I was nervous right along with her. I just wanted to will her niece to be ok. The family dynamics are also relatable you have the meddling sister who wants to help and is in your business. You have the best friend that is like a brother and tells you what he thinks without worrying you will never talk to him again. The one other thing that really bothered me was the Grandmother dynamic with the family. It was her way or the highway. I know what it was a cultural thing but it still bothered me. I will definitely be keeping an eye out for more books by this author and certainly keeping an eye out for the second book in the series.
STAR RATING: 5/5
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