Temporary Bliss

Temporary Bliss

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by BJ Harvey

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From BJ Harvey comes the first book in her USA Today Bestselling Bliss Series, The remaining four books in the series are also now available.

Makenna Lewis cringes at any mention of the word commitment. She doesn’t want or need a relationship, but she does like sex (who doesn't).

That explains Noah, Sean, and Zander, her three


From BJ Harvey comes the first book in her USA Today Bestselling Bliss Series, The remaining four books in the series are also now available.

Makenna Lewis cringes at any mention of the word commitment. She doesn’t want or need a relationship, but she does like sex (who doesn't).

That explains Noah, Sean, and Zander, her three 'friends with benefits'.

They know the score, they know they're not the only one, and each of them provide her with a different physical need that she craves and enjoys.

Until a late night encounter with the delicious Daniel Winters turns her preconceived notion of no-commitment completely on its head.

Soon she finds herself feeling things she vowed never to feel again, and when Daniel pushes for more than she’s willing to give, she falters.

What do you do when something that you’ve known to be so wrong in the past feels so damn right?

If you’re Mac, you run and hide.

But is Daniel the type of man who takes no for an answer?

***Disclaimer - There is absolutely no cheating in this book. However, this book does contain descriptive and super hot sex scenes that will make you blush and leave you hot and bothered. Make sure you have you husband, partner, boyfriend or significant other nearby when reading, or else batteries. Lots and lots of batteries***

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From the Publisher
"What do you get when you mix Sex and the City, Superman, and a hot x rated movie? You get an amazing sexy read filled with different guys to satisfy all of your needs and then some! What else do you need? As if the hot guys weren't enough, this book was full of angst, comedy and self-discovery. Plus it has a strong lead female, which is rare to find in books!" —Morning After A Good Book

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BJ Harvey
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Bliss , #1
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Meet the Author

BJ Harvey is the International Bestselling Author of the Bliss Series. She writes contemporary romance, romantic comedy, and romantic suspense.

An avid music fan, you will always find her with headphones on while writing, and the speakers blaring the rest of the time. She’s a wife, a mom to two beautiful girls, and when she’s not writing – she’s reading. 

BJ resides with her family in what she considers the best country in the world—New Zealand.

She describes her writing as a little swoon, a lot of heat, a bit of drama and a whole lot of love. 

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Temporary Bliss 4 out of 5 based on 3 ratings. 33 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
HOLY COW! WHY HAVEN'T I HEARD OF THIS BOOK UNTIL NOW!!! This was great, loved this story! Funny, well written, likeable characters, (especially Daniel) and steamy sex scenes. It's worth repeating, I LOVED this story! This is a stand alone book but, also a series, so more will be written about the characters in future books. Next one comes out in Dec. 2013. I highly recommend this book! S.A.K
ssmommie75TB More than 1 year ago
I loved watching Mac grow up and mature in this book. And the fact that Daniel took so much of her crap while waiting for her to get over her commitment issues made me love him too. Plenty of hot sex scenes and a little bit of wanting to reach in the book and strangle Mac a little, but an excellent book regardless. 
books4ever79 More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down. There is heartbreak, happiness, sadness, love, silly banter, HOT sex, HOT guys and the BEST friendship ever between two gals. I caught myself smiling and laughing out loud more often than not. I love Mac, Daniel, Noah, Kate, Sean & Zander. I am ready for book two!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the first 4 chapters of this book and then gave up. The author is all over place, doesn't build up the characters and the story line simply doesn't flow.
Anonymous 26 days ago
I am not sure what I just finished reading. I was warned that it was full of hot sex... Although there is a lot of sexual talk, the sex scenes are banal. They are like raisins in an oatmeal cookie. Rxpected but eh! The love story was the saving grace. I found the love story to be very different and it kept me reading. This is not a cliffhanger but the story has chapters missing...
purpinkrose More than 1 year ago
I received an Arc Copy of Temporary Bliss Makenna Lewis is broken, has split with boyfriend Beau and heads back to the city of Chicago to her best friend Kate. Four years on Makenna or Mac has one rule no commitment. This is why she has 3 friends with benefits Zander, Sean and Noah. Each gives her something different and knows her rules. Until she meets Daniel Winters who turns her world upside down. Ok you know I don't do spoilers. And this one is no different. I am frightened to say too much in case I give too much away. This book had me at the synopsis and Book Trailer. I couldn't wait to read it. I wasn't disappointed. The only thing I am going to say/warn about with this book is this: 1 - Find a room with a lock. 2 - Go inside said room lock the door and put a Do Not Disturb sign on door. 3 - Be prepared to forego normal life as you know it till its read. I LOVED this book. I loved everything about it. This is the kind of book that pulls you in and tugs on your emotions. I wanted to cry, scream and shout at times. I was 34% in and needed to find a room or cave to hide away till I came out-I was beginning to sound like a growly bear. Everything about this book is right. there wasn't one bit of this book that was wrong. I loved Makenna. I could relate to her in so many ways. I loved her best friend Kate with her no nonsense attitude. But I love most of all Daniel Winters - Ladies we have a new book boyfriend in the building in the form of Daniel Winters. This review may seem cryptic but once you read it you will know why. I Literally cant say too much with out giving anything away. If you don't buy this book you are missing out BIG time. This book gets 5/5 stars and 5/5 for movie moments.
Anonymous 4 months ago
It was a great romance story.
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Anonymous 8 months ago
This book was so fake. The main character was a fake, slutty nurse whom didn't believe in cheating, but was sleeping with 3 different men on a regular basis. Yet she didn't consider herself a slut or a cheater. Um really? Not my cup of tea. Don't know why it got so many good reviews. It was stupid. And no, it is not ok to hop from man to man. That's why there's so many STD's out there. Gross!!!!
Anonymous 8 months ago
Writing not great and characters not well defined or likeable. Didn't care for it
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really hate two and three part books but I enjoyed this one so much I have to get Kate's story next.
busymama49 More than 1 year ago
Wow! OK... it all started when Mac- short for Mackenna - dropped her cellphone while riding the Chicago L after work and during rush hour. Hottie Daniel - being a gentleman and interested in Mac's looks - used this excuse as the perfect opening to return the phone and chat with her. It never occurred to me to reel in a hottie this way... drop your phone at his feet and just reel him in! I must try this sometime soon, after all, I live in Chicago! After phone exchanges, flirty banter, and a lot of hot looks, these two characters are unstoppable. Only one problem... Mac does not want a relationship and she already has three additional friends with benefits she is dealing with. (I want to know what kind of vitamins that girl takes! Woof!) This is an absolutely thrilling story of a man's pursuit for what he wants and a reluctant female who hates to get caught but cannot help falling in love.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mac is a woman broken by a previous relationship gone wrong. Years later she's no longer interested in love. She juggles men on her own terms without any strings. Thats until she meets a man who can look beyond her fears and love her. Broken and all. I really enjoyed this book. It had a rough start but worth the read. I like women who aren't perfect but are allowed to have love anyway.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a good read. I enjoyed Mac and the chemistry with Daniel.
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This book is pretty much worth all the hype. There are sexier books out there, but this one is a lot stronger on the character end. It's kind of like how someone who is pretty good at sex is awesome if you like them as a person. This won't be the last book I read from this author.
H_Schwarz More than 1 year ago
Loved this book!!! Can't wait for Kate's story!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this story. Loved the story line with her 3 friends ,trying to find what she wants.
lea84LJ More than 1 year ago
I have to say that I had a great time reading this book. The writing is great, it's sexy, hot, angsty and hilarious. There's no dull moments in this book. I love the banter between Kate and Mac. I cannot wait to find out what happens in True Bliss, second book in this series :) Favorite quotes: "Walking away from this life, I make a vow to myself; never again will my life be dictated by a man, and never again will I let love lead me astray." “You’re my forever girl … You always have been, and if I have my way, you always will be.”
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ARC received from Author in exchange for an honest review. It felt like since forever since I was given a chance to get a glimpse into the world of Mac and her never ending supply of penises. The wait was torturous! But it is finally over. Temporary Bliss was a fantastic story about a girl that although was self-confident with her sexual needs; created a world of casual encounters to safeguard her heart. Mac had all her bases covered. She had three men available to meet all of her needs. They each knew the score - knew the rules and all understood the basic rule of their relationship. Before we dive into THE guy, let's meet the harem. Zander...The male stripper, he's the guy that seems to break down the inner exhibitionist in Mac. He is always ready for a good time and sure as hell can deliver. Noah...The cocky doctor who doesn't resist offering his services to ease the tension of a long shift...with his long shaft. Sean...Mr. Dom is the one that brings Mac to her knees, gains her submission and makes her beg for a little bit of rough D/s play. But even with a full plate of delicious men at her disposal; she never expected to want something more. And when she meets Daniel Winters, the last thing on her mind was commitment, maybe adding a forth penis to the rotation - but certainly not a relationship. Daniel...He's the delicious stockbroker that has Mac reacting in ways she never expected. Her heart races at his touch and she just can't seem to prevent him from worming his way into her life. But from the moment she met him she knew what she wanted from him. She just wasn't sure if he would easily fit into her arrangement. But Mac finds out that her desire for Daniel has her agreeing to a few rule changes that she never imagined she would. And as much as her body and heart seems to want to be claimed by him, her head is telling her to run, to keep her vow. But Mac has slowly slipped into what she's feared the most - a place where getting hurt becomes possible. She promised herself after her last relationship - nothing was worth the risk of being broken again. Mac has to make a choice, she can't have her cake and eat it too. She has a chance at fighting for happiness or staying stuck in a cycle of casual friends with benefits relationships. And as she pushes Daniel away with her words, her body can't seem to stop pulling him back in. She knows what she wants and it scares her to admit it. Even though the focus of the story was on Mac & Daniel, I could not help but find a place in my heart for the rest of the gang. Kate, the best friend we all want. There for you no questions asked - but willing to kick your ass when you need a good ass kicking. I am excited that she will get a book and hopefully will find her own perfect piece of man-candy. And the boys, oh the boys. I am a little smitten with Mr. Dom and maybe it's just my own need for a good spanking - but I just need a bit more of this domineering man. Mac, even though she had issues from her past that stunted her emotionally when it came to relationships - she was still a very strong woman. A little stubborn, but still so lovable. She was easy to warm to and the quick wit remarks and flirtatiousness of her and Daniel's interactions were fantastic. Angst levels were low, but the steam was definitely turned up. As Kate said "Drooling at both ends." I am honored to have had a chance to review BJ's book and have enjoyed all of her previous works along with Mac's story in TB. I can't wait to continue the journey with her and her cast of characters. I have my dollar bills ready for Zander!