Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Book Review: Temporarily Yours (Shillings Agency #1) by Diane Alberts

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Temporarily Yours
Shillings Agency #1
By:  Diane Alberts
Published:  Feb. 3, 2014
Publisher:  Brazen
Source:  Publisher
Mature Content:  18 & Up

GR's Summary:

This marine'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—alone and 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...

 My Take on this Journey:

Temporarily Yours, by Diane Alberts was a fast paced, quick ride, with a sexy guy named Cooper Shillings, and an independent woman named, Kayla Moriarity.  This book begins in the airport, while Kayla is waiting to board a plane to go to her younger sister's wedding.  Kayla is not looking forward to the trip, because she know's her parents will be constantly harassing her about having a boyfriend.  Kayla has it all thought out.  She has a made up boyfriend, but no one she can take on the trip with her.  To top it off, she has a fear of flying, so she is going stir crazy while waiting to board the plane.  In walks the dashing, incomparable, Cooper Shillings, who begins a banter with the unassuming Southern beauty and gets drawn in to her innocence and her beautiful legs for miles.

Cooper realizes that Kayla is afraid of flying, and he is a sucker for a beautiful damsel in distress.  So, when he finds out she has a first class ticket, he goes to the counter and trades in his coach seat so he can be in the seat next to her to help her through her fear.  Kayla is a self-reliant woman who knows what she wants, and also knows that she doesn't need a man to help complete her.  Cooper is an ex-marine with his own baggage, and they are both commit-a-phobics.  Before you know it, Cooper has Kayla thinking of other things...way hotter things...than flying.  She gets drunk on the plane and all her insecurities are forgotten with one kiss from this sexy-swoon worthy ex-marine.  He lays the charm on thick and before you know it, they decide that he will act as her boyfriend for the weekend.  What could go wrong, right?!  They both are all in for this short wild ride, and I do mean ride ladies...of a lifetime.

Cooper has convinced himself that he doesn't need anyone in his life and he has a lot of guilt over the war. He thinks he is damaged goods.  He has a soft spot for people in trouble, and Kayla has him whirling. Cooper helps Kayla lose all her inhibitions and the two of them have some earth shattering, mind blowing, up close and personal sexcapades in very public places!!!  Cooper was sensual, hot, mesmerizing, tantalizing, and oozing sex appeal in every way possible!  This was a fast paced, quick read novella, full of excitement, and the thrills kept coming.  Each of these characters have to overcome their insecurities to come full circle in this unbridled, sexy novella, that only Entangled/Brazen Publishing, is famous for distributing.

I give, Temporarily Yours, by Diane Alberts, 4 Unbridled, Invigorating, Fantastically Lustful, Simmering into Smoldering, Scorching Pot of Explosive Dynamite Stars!!!

My Favorite Quotes:

"He assumed he was welcome to seduce her...a stranger he'd met moments ago in an airport.  And, damn it, she wanted more than a kiss.  She wanted it all, God help her."  (Kindle, Loc-239)

"She watched, mesmerized, as he nibbled at the spot he just licked.  Even though she should pull away--she didn't. 'You taste delicious.' 'You look delicious,' she blurted." (Kindle, Loc-285)

"He broke off and whispered in her ear, 'Don't you move or make any noise.  I'm going to make you come, but you can't make a sound.  Got it?' She nodded frantically, her breath coming out fast and soft.  He reached into the seat pocket with his free hand and opened up a SkyMall magazine on his lap, staring down at it as his fingers worked over her. 'Close your eyes,' Cooper whispered, his focus on the seat in front of him. 'Pretend you're asleep.' She slammed her eyes shut and bit down on her lip."  (Kindle, Loc-483)

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About Diane Alberts:

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.


  1. This sounds like another good Brazen book! I have several of Diane's books, but haven't read any yet. I'm glad you enjoyed Temporarily Yours, Ro!

    1. Thank You Andrea, This book was something else! I love my Entangled Brazen books. Thanks for stopping by.


  2. I do love my Brazens!!! I will have to check this one out! :D Thanks for the review Ro! I'm glad you liked this one and that Diane created likeable characters!


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