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Temping is Hell by Cathy Yardley
WORST. JOB. EVER.
Kate O'Hara can't wait until this temp assignment is over. The woman who hired her is a psychotic pageant queen, her coworkers are convicts-turned-clerks, and it's so boringly corporate it makes her skin crawl. Even her sexy-as-sin boss, famed billionaire Thomas Kestrel, isn't enticement enough to keep her there. Once she ...
Temping is Hell by Cathy Yardley
WORST. JOB. EVER.
Kate O'Hara can't wait until this temp assignment is over. The woman who hired her is a psychotic pageant queen, her coworkers are convicts-turned-clerks, and it's so boringly corporate it makes her skin crawl. Even her sexy-as-sin boss, famed billionaire Thomas Kestrel, isn't enticement enough to keep her there. Once she makes enough to pay off her bills, she's out. Or so she thinks...
WHAT THE HELL?
Next thing she knows, she's accidentally signed over her soul. Literally. And she's discovered Thomas's real mission: to kill thirteen bad guys in one year, in order to get his—now his and Kate’s—souls back.
IT'S NOT JUST A JOB. IT'S A MISADVENTURE.
From learning to boost the morale of some paper-pushing demons to navigating her way through blood-red tape, Kate has to work closely with her super-hot supervisor and get her flaky act together, before somebody clocks her out—permanently!
Posted March 27, 2013
Kate O’Hara dreads working for a soulless corporation like Fiendish (located in their brand new building nicknamed…Hell), but having to move back in with your parents after losing your job makes a girl rather desperate. When Kate sets out to prove herself to her Angry Birds obsessed manager, she catches the eye of Fiendish owner, Thomas Kestrel.
Thomas has got himself into quite the predicament. He’s sold his soul, but not just to get ahead in the corporate world (and you’ll get no more out of me on exactly why) In order to get it back he has to kill off thirteen other signed souls in order to have a shot at his contract holder. But the identities of those thirteen are buried in reams of demon contracts and when Kate stumbles upon the demons in the basement going through the contracts then all hell breaks loose.
Temping is Hell is my first Cathy Yardley book, but it certainly won’t be the last! Full of snark and pop culture references, Temping is Hell is a fun, fast read. Yardley has created complex characters that haven’t always made the right decisions but are determined to do the right thing. Sparks a-plenty fly between Kate and Thomas and their relationship smolders away for a good portion of the book finally we get some serious heat.
There are plenty of questions to still be answered including why does Kate seem to have an immunity to the side effects of reading demon contracts, will demon Slim get another assignment that will allow him to work with Kate again and the biggie…will Thomas and Kate be able to save their souls? I can’t wait to see where the Necessary Evil series takes them next!
Posted March 14, 2013
This was a fun and quick read. I really enjoyed it and loved the characters. I hope this is a series, because I can't wait to see what happens next!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 28, 2013
Fun...Witty...Sexy... are the first three words that come to mind when I think of how to describe Temping is Hell. Shamefully, I will admit that I didn't expect this one to turn out so great; I thought it would be a fun quick read, but nothing to great or special. Thankfully, I can say that I was proven wrong throughout the book, and by the time I finished it I realized that it was so much more than I expected. Cathy Yardley did an amazing job creating her own unique characters and theme. Temping is Hell was a fast-past quick read that I absolutely adored. When I say it was a quick read I by no means refer to its number of pages, but by the fact that it was impossible to put down. Yardley's main characters where captivating in their own ways, some with pure intentions but none without fault which I greatly appreciated. There is nothing more irritating than reading a book with primary characters who are completely without fault; I find it makes it extremely difficult to connect with not only the characters but the story as a whole. This was not an issue in Temping is Hell and Yardley had no problems creating realistic connections with her characters and their enduring faults.
One of the many small factors about this book that I loved was the minor pop culture reference scattered here and there that befit my particular age group. Since I read quite a bit of young adult books as well as adult fiction, I find that pop culture references in many of the current YA books have little to no meaning to me. Since the primary character is my age, late twenties, the majority of the references are from when I was growing up and make connecting to the characters that much easier.
I very much enjoyed reading Temping is Hell and have high expectations for the future of the series (which Yardley is calling Necessary Evil). To any individual who enjoys adult urban fantasy, I highly recommend this one to read. I might even be so bold as to say this first book to Yardley's new series may just be the start of a great series that I would put up there with other greats such as Charlaine Harris's Sookie Stackhouse series and Patricia Brigg's Mercy Thompson series. Temping is Hell is just as original as Harris's and Brigg's series, where one is primarily about vampires and the other about shape shifters this new one is about demons. If you have read Harris's or Brigg's popular series and have enjoyed them, then I can promise that you will enjoy Yardley's Temping is Hell.
Posted February 17, 2013
I went into this book expecting the typical adult romance that would be heavily focused on the sexual aspect of the novel and have a demanding and potentially over powering male lead. And…I got something so different I wanted to jump and click my heels together. I got a fantastic story that was filled with romance, but at the right times and contained just the right amount to hold my attention. I loved the characters that are both bold, sassy, sarcastic, and just downright funny. I love the rich billionaire who is extremely sexy, but doesn’t necessarily flaunt it. He has other things on his mind. Like getting his soul back. And damn how the story is pretty awesome. I laughed and I worried while reading this. I worried about the characters and in some crazy way loved every single minute of the worrying. And to top everything off the sexual aspect didn’t really happen until near the end of the book, which can only mean that the story line was one heck of a ride that it kept me reading all the way through! I’m use to reading adult books that are filled with sex, but this one had the story line as the big guns, and the passion and romance as the backup. I loved reading this book and I cannot wait to read the second in the series!
Kate—your typical hate large-corporations-American, but she also knows the importance of a pay-check. She is stubborn, and good at heart.
Thomas—A genius and made millions as a child, he sacrifices everything for the woman he loves only to get burned. Now, he is determined to get his souls back. He is a nice guy trying to do what’s right.
Overall (Writing style, story line, and general):
Overall I was surprised by this read. It was not what I expected and I was happy. It was easy to read and follow, and was filled with humour and romance at all the right moments. There was suspense, romance, comedy and drama all rolled into one. I loved the characters including ‘Slim’ the good bad guy. Cathy Yardley swept me off my feet then curled my toes with her make me fuzzy on the inside novel Temping Is Hell. I plan on getting the second good in the series as soon as it’s available.
Posted February 2, 2013
Posted January 25, 2013
I loved this! Read it in one sitting. Funny, smart, and enough twists to keep me guessing. I related to Kate, having done my time in temp hell although not quite so hellish as this! If you like screwball comedies and smart heroines, you should love this book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.