Temporarily Yours (A Shillings Agency Novel) [NOOK Book]

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In Temporarily Yours by Diane Alberts:

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—without the fictional boyfriend she invented for her family. Fortunately, her plane comes complete with complimentary cocktails and a ...

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Temporarily Yours (A Shillings Agency Novel)

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Overview


In Temporarily Yours by Diane Alberts:

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—without the fictional boyfriend she invented for her family. Fortunately, her plane comes complete with complimentary cocktails and a ridiculously hot former 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...

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781622664757
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 2/3/2014
  • Series: Entangled Brazen
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 250
  • Sales rank: 10,413
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


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. Diane has always had a vivid imagination, but it wasnt until 2011 that she put her pen where her brain was and became a published author. Though she lives in the mountains of Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, a schnauzer mutt, a cat, and a Senegal parrot, she dreams of being surrounded by hot, sunny beaches with crystal clear water. In the rare moments when shes not writing, she can usually be found hunched over one knitting project or another.



www.dianealberts.com


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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2014

    Loved this

    ## WOW. This book was EXQUISITE. It was fun and flirty and even had some 'tissue' moments as I call them. The hero and heroine had undeniable chemistry. You could feel it while reading. That's a huge accomplishment for an author. So many books I read are missing that "spark" between the two leading characters. Was it a tad predictable? Heck yes. But so what? It is escapism at its finest. Thank you to the author for writing such an awesome heroine. She was smart, funny, playful and utterly adorable. And I loved that she was so gorgeous. Man, I'm so tired of authors who write their heroines as plump or plain just to be politically correct. No thanks. I like my heroines beautiful. It's called fiction, baby. I will be reading this again for sure.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 22, 2014

    This was a fun and exciting read. It is also sure to satisfy any

    This was a fun and exciting read. It is also sure to satisfy any erotic fantasies you have with the explosive sex scenes that make up quite a bit of the story. Cooper and Kayla couldn’t get enough of each other, and that flight scene was…whew…*fans self* It made me want to rake up those frequent flyer miles.

    Now, before I get too hot and bothered *winks* I have to admit that this book was a little too predictable. There were a few things thrown in near the beginning that I just knew would come up later in the story, and there were a few “awww” moments when they did; because even though I was expecting them, who doesn’t like a great romantic gesture that sees someone conquering their fears at the same time, right? It showed the character’s vulnerability, but the strength of their love at the same time.

    If you are looking for something quick and fun to fill your bookshelf or eReader, look no further. The great chemistry between Kayla and Cooper was entertaining, and as they unwittingly fell in love, my heart melted for these two wonderful people. They overcame their fears and insecurities, which made way for what really matters – living your life without any hold ups, and sharing it with that special someone who captures your heart when you're not even looking.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 10, 2014

    This was an amazing book! Once I started, I was unable to stop u

    This was an amazing book! Once I started, I was unable to stop until it was done. The characters were amazing together, and I don't think I'm alone is saying... Can I have a Cooper??? Even if only temporarily... =) All I can say for this one, is READ it! It's definitely worth it! I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 4, 2014

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    Kayla has been lying to her family about having a boyfriend to k

    Kayla has been lying to her family about having a boyfriend to keep them off her back. The know nothing about this made up man because she wants it to be a surprise when they meet him. Well, imagine her surprise when she meets a man on a plane who’s willing to play the role of her boyfriend. Only, the lines start to blur and the relationship becomes more real than the two of them ever planned.

    We’ve all watched those movies with this type of theme. So it comes as no surprise that the two end up falling in love only to have drama in the last 20 minutes where one bails but in the end love prevails. This story is no different from those. However, McLauglin makes it a bit more steamier than those movies. Heck, the two get quite cozy and very personal on the plane ride, in the airport parking lot and then later at her hotel room. So, pulling off the whole, “Oh yeah, I’m totally hitting that.” vibe wasn’t hard for these two. They didn’t need to fake their chemistry because they already had it.

    I did have some issues with this book though. The fact that they just meet each other and she allows him to put his hands in her nether region, while on a plane. Maybe I’m just an old stickler but for me that was just taboo. I could see maybe kissing someone at a club or something but on a plane ride? Let alone letting some stranger get his digits in my vajayjay, that’s just not happening. Although I could see taking up the opportunity to have a real life fake boyfriend and then possibly progressing after a while but right off the bat like that? Eh, not so much.

    “We met in an airport, and before the plane landed, I already knew the little sounds you make when you come. Ever since, it’s been a whirlwind of craziness.”

    Once I got past the initial hand shake – for lack of a better term – I was on board with the story. There were no pesky ex’s trying to reclaim Kayla’s heart. Although, Cooper’s military past makes him feel unworthy of Kayla. However, in the end all it takes is a grand gesture to get the girl of your dreams. It was a good romantic read with a bit of steam mixed in but it was just “eh” for me. It didn’t really give me anything new that I hadn’t already seen/read before. I wish the author had thrown in a twist to set it apart from all the others.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 18, 2014

    4.5 - "You can use me in any way you desire." ... &quo

    4.5 - "You can use me in any way you desire." ... "Any way. Anywhere. Anytime." Stars!

    Temporarily Yours is the first book in the Shillings Agency series, and what an absolute cracker it is too. I absolutely loved both Kayla and Cooper, and their story was one that kept me totally immersed until the very end of the book.

    ”Are you trying to get me drunk so you can kiss me again?”
    “Perhaps” ... “Though, a more accurate description of what I’m trying to accomplish would be to get you drunk enough to forget about the flight, but not so drunk that I’m stuck cleaning vomit off my shoes. It’s a thin line I’m walking here.”

    The banter, and the sexy-times between this couple are absolutely top-notch, I found myself giggling on more than one occasion, and I loved that both of them were not afraid to speak their minds or ask for what they wanted in and out of the bedroom.

    ”I’m not coming in your mouth, damn it, when I come, I’ll be buried so deep in your p**** that you’ll forget what it feels like to not have me inside of you.”

    Jen McLaughlin writes the kind of books that I want to read, Temporarily Yours is a prime example of her skills in putting together and delivering a book that offers you the whole spectrum of emotions, with characters that you fall in love with, and storylines that you want more of. I am looking forward to seeing where she takes us with Stealing His Heart, due for release August 2014.

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  • Posted March 1, 2014

    I highly recommended this book

    This book is one of the best books I have read. Jen McLaughlin is a master at writing,she draws you in and keeps you there. It'slike you never want to leave. I recommended this book and all book by her.

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  • Posted March 1, 2014

    Highly Recommended A+++

    This is the Beginning of whats sure to be a great series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2014

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  • Posted February 10, 2014

    LOVED, LOVED, LOVED Cooper and Kayla! Diane Alberts had me hooke

    LOVED, LOVED, LOVED Cooper and Kayla! Diane Alberts had me hooked with her sweet, hot, sexy, romantic story TEMPORARILY YOURS right from the start of this book and I enjoyed every single word! Ms. Alberts is a new to me author and OMG did she make a fan out of me!

    Let's start with the adorable, sexy, smokin' hot, ex-Marine that is Cooper Shillings. He is not just dreamy, but a good guy who stepped right up to be by Kayla's side and help her. Cooper is one of those guys who just haa natural born hero in his DNA. He sees someone hurting or in need and he takes it on as his responsibility to make it right. When he learns Kayla is in need of a "fake" boyfriend to get through the weekend of her sister's wedding he doesn't hesitate to step up to be that guy for her. Why not spend the few days he has before heading overseas helping out a beautiful woman who makes his heart race especially when it's all she wants from him too.

    Cooper finds Kayla beautiful and sexy, but he also falls hard for the irresistibly quirky and spunky woman she is. Kayla is intelligent, independent, and with all the statistics floating around in her brain not the kind of woman to hold out much hope for her own happily ever after. She is perfectly happy with her single life, thank you very much. If only her parents and family would understand that about her and stop making her feel like an epic failure to them for not having a man in her life. Thus the fictional boyfriend she now needs to produce and as long as they both know it's just for the weekend why not indulge in the sweetness and hard-body that is Cooper, right?

    Cooper and Kayla meet in the airport waiting for their flight to Charlotte where Kayla will attending her little sister's wedding and Cooper is about to start a new security job where he will be shipping out of the country right away. They hit it off right away and with a little maneuvering on Cooper's flight sit next to each on in first class on the plane. There intense attraction is immediate and impossible for either of them to resist. Let's just say Cooper goes above and beyond to distract Kayla and keep her mind off her terror of flying. And just when I was calming myself down over the hotness of the scene on the plane, they can't stop themselves from finishing what they started on the plane when they get to the airport parking lot. That scene just pretty much melted me it was so scorching! From there they spend the night getting to know each other even better before Kayla has to show up the next day at her parents home for the wedding festivities. Despite both of their intentions, fears, and issues with believing they are at a place in their lives to have a serious relationship they fall in love. Of course, there are a few bumps and things to resolve on the way, but that just makes the story so much more interesting to read.

    Ms. Alberts story flows with witty writing, well-developed and multi-layered characters, funny situations and characters, sad backstories that makes you love Cooper and Kayla even more, and a misunderstanding or two that brought a couple of tears to my eyes when it kept the lovers apart. But mostly it's just a sweet and very romantic story of two wonderful people meeting the love of their life in the oddest of situations and everything falling into place to give them their HEA. I had a smile on my face and a sigh in my heart the entire time I was reading it. 5 dreamy stars for this fabulous book!

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  • Posted February 9, 2014

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    Temporarily Yours by Diane Alberts is a sexy fun quick read abou

    Temporarily Yours by Diane Alberts is a sexy fun quick read about two people avoiding love at all costs.  
    Both headed in different directions, both with parent issues, both running from relationships, and both on the same flight.

    Cooper is an ex-marine heading to North Carolina, where he's starting a new job that will send him back overseas.  
    He's running away from anything that might make him face his demons.  When he stumbles upon Kayla who's heading
    to North Carolina for her sisters wedding.  The two strike up a conversation which leads to Kayla admitting that she's afraid of flying.

    Cooper decides to make it his mission to help Kayla during the flight.  As they get to know each other better they also discover
    they're attracted to one another.  By the time the plane lands they're more than ready to hump at baggage claim. :-)

    One thing leads to another and they end up at Kayla's hotel.  It's there that they devise a plan to fool Kayla's parents.  
    See Kayla's parents are always trying to marry her off.  So she told them she had a boyfriend.  Only she doesn't and when
    Cooper decides to be her fake boyfriend....well things start to get complicated.

    They both try desperately not to get close.  Neither of them wants to get involved yet it doesn't seem to make a difference because
    the more they try to keep things light and well fake, the closer and closer they get.

    This is a really cute albeit sexy love story.  These two obviously didn't know how much they needed each other until they were face
    to face.  In just a few short days playing fake they manage to learn what takes most of us years and years to learn.  So even though
    this is a whirlwind relationship it does feel believable.  They are both able to hep each other when no one else could.

    You'll be rooting for them for sure.  This was my first Diane Alberts' book.  Her writing is crisp, fun, and sexy.  I would have liked
    this story to have a little more depth but that's hard to do in 200 pages.  I look forward to reading of Diane's books!

    *A copy of this book was kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*

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  • Posted February 8, 2014

    Great quick easy fun read. Read in a day. Hot and funny all r

    Great quick easy fun read. Read in a day. Hot and funny all rolled into one good story. Cooper is a hot sexy marine and Ellie is adorable, funny, and tries to be a perfect southern girl. Every girl needs to find their own "Cooper".

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2014

    Enjoyed!

    Enjoyed!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2014

    First of all, it's the "institution of marriage." Not

    First of all, it's the "institution of marriage." Not the "institute." Seriously? What copyeditor let that slip through about a dozen times? Not cool.

    This book is all about the insta-love. No, even worse. It's the insta-lust-beyond-credibility-right-into-insta-love.

    Meh. Brazen books just aren't as good as they used to be.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2014

    Loved it

    Fun read! Loved it!

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  • Posted February 6, 2014

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    I must say I that I enjoyed Temporarily Yours. First off, I kind

    I must say I that I enjoyed Temporarily Yours. First off, I kind of glanced at what the story was about. All I knew was, I have enjoyed Jen/Diane's past work, so I figured I would enjoyed this book too. Which happens to be a true statement. 

    Anyway, when I started to read the story, it reminded me of two movies. The first one that came to mind was The Wedding Date. You know the movie where Kat (Debra Messing's character) hires a male prostitute to be her date to her sister's wedding. However, Kayla didn't hire a male prostitute she just got on lucky at finding a guy willing play her boyfriend. The other movie that came to mind was Along Came Polly. Now you are wondering why I would think of that movie. Kayla kind of remind me of Reuben Feffer (Ben Stiller's character) with her job as an actuary. 

    So, in the story you find Kayla and Cooper are extremely attracted to each other both don't want a serious commitment. So, it sounds like a win-win. However, we all know that no matter what someone tries to change the rules. Kayla is willing to take a chance, but Cooper is afraid to move forward. Basically, Cooper is letting the past control his future. 

    Overall, I did enjoyed Temporarily Yours. I found the story had enough steam that could keep a person warm at night. At the same time not over the top where you are wondering if where the plot could be. So, if you have a love for The Wedding Date, you might find yourself enjoying Temporarily Yours.

    Copy provided by InkSlingers and the Publishers

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  • Posted February 5, 2014

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    ¿I¿ve seen people fall in love, and I¿ve seen people change for

    “I’ve seen people fall in love, and I’ve seen people change for love. But I haven’t done it. I haven’t felt it. Maybe it’s real, but it’s just not real for me.”

    If you’re looking for a short, steamy romance, look no further than Temporarily Yours. After reading three seriously angsty books in a row, this one was a breath of fresh air. I haven’t read many of the Brazen titles, but those I have, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed. Clearly I need to check out more of them.

    Kayla and Cooper meet in a most unconventional way in an airport. They have an immediate connection and the sexual tension between them is strong. After a sexually charged flight in which Cooper helps distract Kayla from her fear of flying, they decide to spend the night together and plan to go their separate ways in the morning. One phone call changes things and instead Cooper winds up agreeing to accompany Kayla to her sister’s wedding – as her boyfriend. Their plan is for a no-strings attached fling. But, plans have a way of changing.

    This was a great book. Is it predictable? Sure, but you know what? Sometimes I want nothing more than a sexy, predictable romance. This was one of those times. The writing was great, the characters interesting and likable, the story a great mix of sweet and sexy.

    I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All quotes come from the review copy and may differ from the final version. 

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  • Posted February 4, 2014

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    This book is filled with everything hot, sexy, and adorable. It'

    This book is filled with everything hot, sexy, and adorable. It's brazen at its finest. I mean I read it in a sitting and could not put it down. Temporarily Yours has definitely made it's way to not only my top adult books but one of my favorite Brazen books!




    I absolutely fell for both Cooper and Kayla right in the first scene. They're absolutely adorable together and the candy cane incident just stole my heart. Kayla is sophisticated and very focused on herself while Cooper is so caring yet extremely hard on himself. I loved watching these two forget about theirselves for a while and breaking down each other's defenses. Plus these two know how to heat up any place they're in.




    I could not put this one down for a second once I started. I adored watching these two be one of those couples that you see out and they're so cute it's almost sickening... but in the best way! Everything about them is so real and I loved the Marine and family aspects. Plus, this book is hot, hot, hot! Definitely worth picking up!!

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  • Posted February 3, 2014

    This is a very hot book. The Green Eggs and Ham of sexy. ;) &quo

    This is a very hot book. The Green Eggs and Ham of sexy. ;) "They can do it here and there...they can do it everywhere!"

    I also liked how cute and vulnerable Kayla and Cooper were with each other as they worked towards their HEA.

    I'm looking forward to more books in this 'Shillings Agency' series.

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  • Posted February 3, 2014

    This was a fast paced romance that opened and closed in an airpo

    This was a fast paced romance that opened and closed in an airport. Kayla is an accountant who fears flying, and has lied to her family about a "boyfriend". Cooper is a hot vet who is escaping both his parents and the ghosts of his past. he overhears her phone with her parents and decides to change his seat, so he can learn more about Kayla. 




    As they journey starts, their chemistry is off the charts. It continues as the learn more about each other and fall  in  love. I really enjoyed reading this book, and have yet to read a story by Diane Alberts I haven't liked. Her stories are a great blend of steam, story, romance, and humor. 




    I received an arc copy for an honest review. 

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  • Posted February 3, 2014

    The thing I love the most about reading a book from Brazen/Entan

    The thing I love the most about reading a book from Brazen/Entangled Publishing is that you know you are going to love the book and it is going to be a great read....and once again this is proved true with this awesomely sweet book...In fact this book is so super cute and sweet, it might just give you a cavity.

    This is the story of Kayla. She is a actuary (okay I admit to having to go google what that was) and she is desperately afraid to fly. Unfortunately for her she has to fly to North Carolina for her younger sisters wedding. While sitting at the airport waiting to board, she meets gorgeous Cooper Shillings. He is flying to NC as well to start a new job that will take him back to Afghanistan. When the two meet sparks fly and the attraction is immediate.
    They end up sitting next to each other on the plane where Cooper tries his best to "distract" the lovely Kayla. He also finds out that she has been lying to her parents and has created a fictional boyfriend in order to get them off her back about being older than her sister who is getting married first.
    A serious of events leads Cooper to pretending to be the "boyfriend" for the weekend and ultimately sets the course that will change the path these two are on. Lots of laughs, orgasms and time spend together are just what these 2 need to see that at the end of the day they are not Temporarily Yours but Forever Yours.

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