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Former beauty queen Becky Holmes and her baby are on the run from her dangerous ex. With her dreams of love and marriage destroyed, she’ll do anything to protect her child…even agree to hide out in her boss’s cousin’s house while he’s away.

Wealthy, sexy, and emotionally haunted Logan Knight needs a temporary wife to get his land, per his dad’s rules. No wife, no inheritance. But when that wife lands on his doorstep and comes with a baby, his darkest memories are triggered. He ...

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Overview


Former beauty queen Becky Holmes and her baby are on the run from her dangerous ex. With her dreams of love and marriage destroyed, she’ll do anything to protect her child…even agree to hide out in her boss’s cousin’s house while he’s away.

Wealthy, sexy, and emotionally haunted Logan Knight needs a temporary wife to get his land, per his dad’s rules. No wife, no inheritance. But when that wife lands on his doorstep and comes with a baby, his darkest memories are triggered. He tries to keep his distance, but his efforts are shattered when he starts to have real feelings for his fake wife and child.

Just as Logan begins to think he may have a future with Becky, his attempt to have it all backfires into a betrayal that forces Becky into a heart-wrenching choice no woman should ever have to make.

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"HER TEMPORARY HERO is a fast, romantic ride through betrayal and the love that can change everything. Jennifer Apodaca is a guaranteed great read!" - Maureen Child, USA Today Bestseller
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781622667628
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 7/14/2014
  • Series: Once a Marine
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 242
  • Sales rank: 9,001
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author


Award-winning author Jennifer Apodaca grew up in Southern California and met her very own hero at the dog pound. She worked there, he came in on a business, and it was puppy love. They married and had three wonderful sons.

While her husband worked on his master’s degree, Jen did the mom thing by day and went to college at night with the intention of perusing a marketing degree. But her true passion was writing. With time at a premium, she had to make a choice.

Choosing writing, she poured herself into her dream. A mere eight years later, she published her first book DATING CAN BE MURDER. In her career, Jen has written a fun and sexy mystery series, a variety of contemporary romances, and a dark, sizzling paranormal series under the name of Jennifer Lyon.

Jen has achieved many of her dreams except for attaining a self-cleaning house, a latte delivery service, and finding the holy grail of nonfattening wine and chocolate. She can live with those disappointments as long as she can keep writing the stories she loves to share with readers.

Find out more about Jen at www.jenniferapodaca.com or https://www.facebook.com/jenniferlyonbooks

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2014

    Stunning

    ## This book is STUNNING. I loved it from beginning to end. I adored both hero and heroine which I can so rarely say. The heroine was strong, beautiful and so loving and the hero was...well...yummy comes to mind. They had an amazing connection throughout the book. You could just feel it with every page. Do yourself a favor and buy this book; a must read. I hope there are more stories to come in this series. I will be reading this book again and again (apprx 170 pages).

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  • Posted August 17, 2014

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    HER TEMPORARY HERO is the second instalment in Jennifer Apodaca¿

    HER TEMPORARY HERO is the second instalment in Jennifer Apodaca’s (aka Jennifer Lyon) adult, contemporary Once A Marine romance series focusing on a group of ex-Marines and the women that they love. This is Becky Holmes and Logan Knight’s storyline. 

    Becky is a single mother on the run from her ex boyfriend. Logan is a man who needs a wife before he turns thirty otherwise the land that was promised to him, reverts back to his father.  When Logan’s cousin Luce finds a temporary home for Becky and her daughter, she has knowingly pushed the couple into one another’s arms-for better or for worse. As Logan’s dream for setting up a rehab centre for recovering veterans begins to materialize, someone from Logan’s past brings everything to a halt when the truth is finally revealed.
    The relationship between Becky and Logan begins as a mutual agreement but soon turns to something more. Becky and Logan marry and for all intents and purposes they are husband and wife-for three months. But life has other plans as Logan begins to fall in love with Becky and her daughter knowing that without his little family life would not be worth living. When Becky’s ex finally tracks her down, everything begins to fall apart when lives are threatened and Logan’s family believes that Becky has taken everyone for a ride. Logan’s family has lots of money and Becky is the perfect excuse to control Logan from the other side.
    Jennifer pulls the reader into a romantic story where two people brought together out of necessity remain together out of love. The secondary characters include Logan’s family including half-sisters, step-mother and dad. Logan’s dad is a piece of work, one that doesn’t go unnoticed by his family or Logan’s wife. 
    HER TEMPORARY HERO is a sweet, romantic and seductive storyline. There is a little bit of cowboy in our hero-a former marine who needs the open spaces and land as much as the recovering soldiers-and in this, we are pulled into the nightmares and memories of war that is still claiming too many heroes and loved ones.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2014

    Loved it

    Definitely a must read

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  • Posted August 1, 2014

    With a baby girl, only a few months old, and an ex hellbent on r

    With a baby girl, only a few months old, and an ex hellbent on revenge, Becky Holmes is a single mom in need of a hero and a safe haven. 

    Logan Knight, an ex-Marine working security, is trying to escape his own demons and make a life for himself and help those who have suffered PTSD. According to his father's rules he needs a wife in order to secure his land. When Becky walks into his life unexpectedly this may be the perfect solution for them both. He can help her and in return he receives his land. 

    When these two come together, they will turn up the heat, but what happens when they realize their marriage means more to them than land and safety?

    I absolutely love Her Temporary Hero. Prior to reading Her Temporary Hero, I had never heard of the Once A Marine series, and now I need more! Apodaca's writing is tremendous and has you immersed in the story before you even turn to the second page.

    The characters in Her Temporary Hero come right off the page and to life. Logan has his demons, but seems to have them under control for the most part. As much as he would like to be gruff, he comes off as sweet and as much as he wants to steer clear of Becky's daughter, she ends up wrapping Logan around her tiny little finger. The moments between Logan and Becky's daughter are very sweet and heartwarming. 

    From beginning to end I was drawn into Logan and Becky's story hoping for the happy ending. I loved Her Temporary Hero and the only complaint I would have to make is that sometimes the baby acted a lot older and more aware than a three month old usually is. Other than that minor detail Her Temporary Hero was a great read that I highly recommend.

    I give Her Temporary Hero 5 stars!

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  • Posted July 27, 2014

    I have been waiting for the next book in the "Once A Marine

    I have been waiting for the next book in the "Once A Marine Series" for a while and oh so worth the wait! Couldn't put it down. It had me intrigued the entire time! Jennifer does a fantastic job of writing characters you are not only going to fall in love with but root for them! This is a great series that I highly recommend!

    Logan is oh so yummy and to die for! He is just enough Alpha Male without coming across as an ass! LOL He fought for his country and now as a continues to protect and serve. He suffers from PTSD but works through it, acknowledges that he has it and wants to help other soldiers as well. This makes me love him even more!

    Becky is a single mother who would do anything to keep her daughter safe! She has put her dreams on hold to raise her daughter as any good mother would do! Unfortunately, she has had a string of bad luck up until meeting Logan.

    The two make a great couple! While the time they spend together is short, they do get to know each other and do fall into that "we're friends" mode but you know there's more. Each take the time to learn one another and find out whats important.

    Overall a great and quick read! Looking forward to reading more in the series.

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  • Posted July 25, 2014

    Her Temporary Hero is the second book in Jennifer Apodaca¿s





    Her Temporary Hero is the second book in Jennifer Apodaca’s Once a Marine series.  We met Logan in the first book, but this is our first exposure to Becky.  Logan has moved back to his ranch in Texas three months before his 30th birthday.  If he doesn’t have a wife by his birthday his land reverts back to his father.  Becky is a single mom whose baby-daddy has returned to harass her.  A marriage of convenience is born when Logan’s cousin suggests Becky move in with Logan while she figures things out.  Logan is immediately protective of Becky and her daughter, but never quite lets her all the way in.  His residual PTSD from his tours in Iraq prevent him from totally letting go with Becky and her daughter.  When he finally realizes she is the best thing that ever happened to him he does everything to win her back, including standing up to his father.  The letting go and learning to trust aspect of the HEA make it well worth the time and effort to get there.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2014

    You wont be disappointed

    I love these charactors Becky &Logan. They had me from the very start. I am becoming a huge fan of the author and her writing style. I love that while reading her books I catch myself feeling the charactors emotions...blushing when Becky blushes, smiling when Logan catches himself falling for Becky and her baby, and laughing out loud at baby Sophies love for jiggy and the horses. Even though this is second in the series, its definitely a stand alone story, and I can't wait to go back and read the first book.
    A great read....couldn't put it down!

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  • Posted July 23, 2014

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    This was a really fun and incredibly exciting romantic suspense

    This was a really fun and incredibly exciting romantic suspense novel. While it is number two in a series, it does very well as a stand alone, so don't let the fact that you haven't read book one stop you. 




    Becky was an interesting combination for a character. As a former beauty queen she knows all the tricks - how to walk, how to smile, how to make her hair do that really cool blowing in the wind thing (even when there isn't wind) - and it drives Logan crazy. But what drives him crazier is her attitude. She's a tough cookie that will do anything to protect the very little family she has left, her baby. When an ex threatens her she finds herself thrown in with Logan in a very unusual way, but it may just work out well for both of them. 




    Logan has a strange past as well, and it wraps up with a contract saying he has to be married by the time he's 30 to inherit the land his father promised him. That's a problem until Becky shows up and a plan begins to form in his mind. She needs protection, he needs a wife - perfect - until they start to fall for each other (it is a romance after all). 




    What I liked best was that neither of them fell too hard or too fast. They both held back and they did get to know each other a little before diving into a more serious "real" relationship. I also enjoyed Becky's little girl - she's a doll and I can just see her come to life in every scene. 




    *This book was received in exchange for an honest review*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2014

    OMG!!!!!!

    If I could I would give so many more than 5 stars on this. I loved the characters and how the author made the hero a real person instead of the stereotypical male hero. Logan was the perfect example of someone who goes through something and is affected in a large way, but doesn't let it change him. Becky, well i loved how real she felt. I could feel the emotions of the characters and I could see how special each was in their own way. I really loved this book, it was funny and at the same time shed light on a real issue. This author is one of my favorites, and she writes in a way that lets you feel what the characters feel, and think like they think. I could see it all as a movie in my head, and I can't wait for more!

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  • Posted July 22, 2014

    Becky Holmes is a down on her luck woman with a three month old

    Becky Holmes is a down on her luck woman with a three month old baby. Running from her abusive ex-boyfriend, she needs a place to hide. Her boss offers her temporary shelter at her cousin's house, Logan Knight. Logan has no time for a woman, and least of all one with a baby. But this could work in his favor and he strikes a deal  with Becky. She can marry him so that he can get the land his father promised him,  and he will let her stay providing a home for her daughter and protection from her ex-boyfriend.  Easy enough, except neither of them counted on having a strong attraction for each other, and the pretense to convince everyone that there marriage is real becomes a bit too overwhelming.  Can Logan overcome his hidden fears,  stand up to his domineering father and risk losing his land, in the name of love? Is Becky safe from her ex-boyfriend, or will he stop at nothing to get rid of her and the baby? 
     
    Jennifer Apodaca does a great job in weaving the tale of these two likeable characters who are willing to sacrifice whatever it takes to protect what they love.This is a fast moving, engaging page turner.

    I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2014

    Loved It!

    Really loved the book. Really liked both Logan and Becky. Very likable people.

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  • Posted July 18, 2014

    Yummy? Oh, yes indeed. Becky Holmes will do whatever it takes to

    Yummy? Oh, yes indeed. Becky Holmes will do whatever it takes to protect her baby – too bad she doesn’t have two nickels to rub together. She is in a world of hurt, and with an evil ex storming back into her life, “worse to come” is all she can see on her horizon. 
    Logan Knight is a war vet dealing with PTSD. Too bad he has a father who thinks real men don’t get PTSD. With a deadline of an ancient ultimatum looming, Justin is stuck if he can’t produce a wife. And Becky may be forced to give up custody of her child, unless she can prove she is providing a steady, safe home for the child. 
    Thankfully, both have good-hearted meddlers for friends.
    The story is wonderfully written, and the baby might actually steal the show. Tender, funny, endearing, and at times teeth-grinding, Her Temporary Hero will satisfy that itch for the perfect summertime read.
    Very Well Done. 

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  • Posted July 18, 2014

    Becky Holmes and her baby are in danger from her ex-boyfriend. H

    Becky Holmes and her baby are in danger from her ex-boyfriend. He is determined to hurt them. He wants payback because she helped convict him in a hit and run accident. Lucinda, her boss, sends her to Logan Knight for protection. He's a security specialist and former Marine suffering from PTSD. His tyrannical father wants to control him but Logan won't give up on his dream. Becky and Logan are perfect for each other. Both have suffered emotionally and are afraid to trust others, but they are strong and compassionate. They're attraction is fierce and their love passionate. Can these two help each other? Can they find love and provide a stable home for Sophie? Jennifer Apodaca has written a story filled with danger, passion, emotional drama and forgiveness. Her characters are unforgettable. They have great emotional depth that draws the reader into their world of pain and fear. The feeling of isolation is increased by the rural setting. The secondary characters are interesting and add much to the story. I'm hoping that we'll learn more about them in future books. Her Temporary Hero is a thrilling, fast paced and romantic summertime treat.

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  • Posted July 15, 2014

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    Her Temporary Hero was a sweet read. No boundaries were broken h

    Her Temporary Hero was a sweet read. No boundaries were broken here, nothing hugely unique added to the genre or even the troupe (Cinderella story wrapped up in a marriage of convenience), but it was a nice way to spend time in my hammock chair on a lazy summer afternoon.


    Logan Knight definitely lives up to his last name, even though he spends much of the book not wanting to be labeled a hero and is sure that he's not the guy to "save" anyone. He went through some bad things while in the Marines, and now suffers from PTSD. He works for The Baby Bargain's Adam's Once a Marine security agency, but his real focus is on the camp he wants to build on his portion of his family ranch for veterans struggling with similar issues to his own. He's getting resistance to that plan from his father, though, along with another dad-inspired wrinkle--he has to marry before his soon approaching birthday, or lose the land.


    Becky Holmes lost her father and brother at a young age, and her mother died from cancer shortly after Becky became a single mother. Now her (extreme scumbag of a) baby daddy's out of prison, and looking to make her sorry for putting him there in the first place--and he doesn't care who he has to hurt to do it. Obviously, she's the one in need of the "temporary hero" here, and it's also clear how Logan's problem will be fixed, right? Because of course both of them just need temporary fixes, nothing permanent at all...

    Riiiight. ;)


    Logan was a yummy hero, damaged but trying oh-so-hard to do right. Along the way he made some questionable choices (chief among them having a "fake" marriage, of course) but he does an excellent job of making up for it in the end. Becky (besides having an awesome name, of course) is a likable heroine who just wants what is best for her daughter. She is also hoping to someday have the kind of love her parents shared, but for now she's just looking for a way to keep few-months-old Sophie safe and happy.


    You pretty much know where this is going to go from page one, but the journey there is an enjoyable read. (Plus, picture a former-Marine-turned-cowboy holding a baby. Does it get more catnippy than that, I ask you?) The characters from the first book in the Once a Marine series make brief cameos, but since Logan is on leave from his job during the book and keeping Becky's existence a secret from his coworkers (questionable decision #2) this one works just fine as a standalone.

    Though naturally The Baby Bargain has moved up in my TBR. (Sigh--will it never end? Hopefully not ;) )


    Rating: 4 stars / B+


    I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Posted July 15, 2014

    I really like reading Jennifer's Books. I like her writing style

    I really like reading Jennifer's Books. I like her writing style and her stories.




    I really liked Becky. She was a terrific mom and she would do just about anything to keep her daughter safe. She was a strong female lead character. 
    Logan Knight, former Marine and a cowboy. How could you not like that combination? I certainly liked the package. I actually felt sorry for Logan. He had some heavy stuff falling on his shoulders after his 10 years being a Marine. I actually really liked what he wanted to do for other marines who suffers PTSD ( read the book to find out).
    The book was quite predictable and didn't hold any big surprise, but it was just a sexy romance book that you could easy get sucked into.




    I can't wait for the next book.

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  • Posted July 14, 2014

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    Former beauty queen Becky Holmes and her baby are on the run fro

    Former beauty queen Becky Holmes and her baby are on the run from her dangerous ex. With her dreams of love and marriage destroyed, she’ll do anything to protect her child…even agree to hide out in her boss’s cousin’s house while he’s away.




    Wealthy, sexy, and emotionally haunted Logan Knight needs a temporary wife to get his land, per his dad’s rules. No wife, no inheritance. But when that wife lands on his doorstep and comes with a baby, his darkest memories are triggered. He tries to keep his distance, but his efforts are shattered when he starts to have real feelings for his fake wife and child.




    Just as Logan begins to think he may have a future with Becky, his attempt to have it all backfires into a betrayal that forces Becky into a heart-wrenching choice no woman should ever have to make.




    Review:




    The Author had me wrapped up in this story from the start and obstacles these characters overcome to have their HEA will pull at your heartstrings. 




    I liked the timeliness of the story, in that we have a hero that has served his country and come back and is dealing with his PTSD.  He is also trying to help others with PTSD by turning his land into a recovery center.  




    Now, don't get me wrong I love the emotional element of the story, but Whoa Boy! who does not want a story about a handsome, sexy, ex-Marine cowboy, no one in their right mind anyway...lol




    Besides having to deal with his recovery, he is forced to marry before his birthday or lose the land that he plans to use as his recovery facility.   On that note, his Dad is a ass of first rate portions and not just to Logan but to the rest of his family.




    Talking about asses there is Becky's ex-boyfriend and father of her baby.  He has taken Becky threw the wringer and then threatens to take the Sophie away from her.  She turns  to Logan's cousin who thinks they both help each other with their problems.




    I liked that Becky is smart, loving and determined; stuff has been throw at her since a young age and left scars that are going to take a lot to heal.  In this respect her and Logan are a lot of like, in that trauma/events that happened to them at a young age have left them feeling alone and unloved for many years.  I think the author did a great job of making both Logan and Becky real and that so many can relate to different aspects of the story.  You can feel the chemistry between the two and is was a great watching them come together.




    A well-rounded story that had great emotion, drama, romance with a little action and suspense throw in.




    4Stars

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  • Posted July 14, 2014

    I am a sucker for a marine. I am also a sucker for a cowboy. So

    I am a sucker for a marine. I am also a sucker for a cowboy. So when I discovered that our hero was an an ex-marine turned cowboy I may have done a little happy dance...

    The second book in the Once A Marine series was a delight. From the moment I picked it up I was captivated, because aside of a hot marine-slash-cowboy to sigh over, it has a heartwarming touching storyline that encompasses fear, fight and determination from both our leading lady and gent. And Logan Knight is a gent; a brooding, protective gent with a wonderful albeit tormented heart. I admired Becky as despite her personal tragedy and her own fears, she's a strong, caring and selfless lady who will do anything to keep her daughter safe from her violent ex. With Logan being from a wealthy powerful family and being in the position to help her and her baby girl, Sophie, it had a little of a Cinderella feel to it.

    Passionate and intimate, their journey is one of trust and understanding and with a lovely chemistry was filled with many touching moments combined with those that pulled on the heartstrings. Logan's interactions with Sophie brought the sighs and his dirty talk brought the swoons. He truly was a hero to fall in love with.

    “Swear to God, you walk like that again in that short skirt, and I’m going to drag you into Mac’s office, lock the door, bend you over a table and rip your panties off. Again. Christ, I’m rock hard for you.”

    Granted it didn't hold any huge surprises but it was a lose-yourself sexy romance. The Knight's were valuable secondary characters and along with those from the previous book (The Baby Bargain), it's opened the door for more. If you're after a gentle but very sexy hero, a loveable lady and a family-feel contemporary romance, then this is exactly that.

    Copy received courtesy of Entangled Publishing for an honest and unbiased opinion.

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