His Temporary Fix (Love at the Beach, #2)

His Temporary Fix (Love at the Beach, #2)

by Sofia Grey

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A one-night stand with a sexy soldier romance

I'm done with being there for broken men who only want me while they're in pain. Zack's home from Afghanistan on compassionate leave, and he's hurting. That should be my cue to head straight in the opposite direction, especially when he makes it clear our night together is only to take his mind off his sister's funeral. But when this sexy soldier kisses me, I can't think of anything else.

Falling in love would be a dumb idea, especially when he only sees me as a temporary fix.

The last thing I wanted was to come home to New Zealand.

The last thing I expected was to fall in love.

Includes bonus short story - The Right Present.

"Ms Sofia Grey has put in some amazing emotions in this story that grabs you and holds you from start to finish." ~Fiction Vixens

Product Details

BN ID: 2940155600947
Publisher: Acelette Press
Publication date: 05/12/2018
Series: Love at the Beach , #2
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 298,988
File size: 233 KB

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His Temporary Fix 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
thicks More than 1 year ago
I really wanted to love this book and was excited for the chance to read it even though I am not the biggest fan of insta love but I love me some romance and suspense mixed up. Well I got both and while the writing of this author is on point there didn't seem enough time to bring it all together smoothly at least for me. All of the elements and essentials are here for an awesome story had it been a little longer. The extras and bonuses were a plus and while I love me a man in uniform I just didn't get enough of the characters to feel connected to them. Will I read more of this author absolutely. Why you ask? Because like I said all the elements are there and since I have read her before and loved her work I am itching for more.
Splashesintobooks1 More than 1 year ago
Good job everyone has different tastes! Rating: 3.5/5 This is a relatively short story with great characters and an intriguing plot. It explores grief, loss and new relationships but also includes many detailed sexual activity descriptions so I would suggest should be for adults who appreciate such materials only. Holly Jacobs has returned home to look after her brother who was injured in a car crash on the same road where both their parents were killed in a similar accident. She's out walking his two dogs in the beach when the dogs knock over a man, Zack Winter, who had been stood in the gentle waves. He is obviously distracted and their conversation reveals he is on leave from the armed services to attend the funeral of his sister who had apparently fallen down the steps in the home she shared with her boyfriend. He welcomes the distraction Holly provides and the attraction between them is mutually instantaneous but should she give in to her desires and open herself up to heartbreak again? This is a novella telling how Zack feels guilty for not being there to protect his sister. When revelations make him question how his sister died, Holly helps him investigate further and eventually the truth is revealed. This is not a story that anyone who dislikes reading stories filled with detailed sexual action. The story itself explores reactions to grief and guilt together with the search for truth and romance but, for me, the constant sexual escapades actually detracted from the otherwise well written, enthralling storyline - but others may well thoroughly enjoy reading about them, it'd wouldn't be good if everyone liked exactly the same types of writing, would it!?! Thanks to the Author, publisher and NetGalley, took , for letting me read an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
TobiForgetHousework More than 1 year ago
Holly has a soft heart she loves easy and gets hurt just as easy. When she sees Zack on the beach she knows she should walk away. Something in her just can't. Zack is in town for his sister's funeral on leave from his deployment to Afghanistan. Holly knows it's dangerous to her heart to spend time with him yet she finds herself helping him through his hard time and giving him company during his short leave. His Temporary fix is a super spicy, almost insta-love story with a touch of suspense that left me wanting more.
gromine49 More than 1 year ago
I am a huge of stories with soldiers in them, one of my favorite kinds, and this did not disappoint at all. The characters meet on the beach, each in town for a different reason. This is a quick read for those days you are looking for something to enjoy for a few hours.
IreneC More than 1 year ago
3 stars His Temporary Fix was an OK read. While the storyline was good and Zack and Holly shared some very steamy sexy times together I found the story was a little rushed. Maybe if it was a full length book the author would have had time to develop her characters and give her readers time to form a deeper connection with them thus making it a more satisfying read.
aprilrenee1976 More than 1 year ago
a novella story This is a novella. It was a short read where we meet Holly Jacobs, who is staying with her brother to help him recover from his car accident. While there she meets Zack Winter who is staying in a rental property around from Holly’s .He is on temporary leave to come to his baby sister’s funeral. It was like fate for them to meet and their connection grew from there. But after that, the story seemed to go sideways. The story didn’t flow well, their relationship (i.e. sex) was almost immediate and the ending was so quick. There is a mystery as to what happened to his sister but as for what happened…like I said, rushed. I do like this author and I wished this was a full length story but I not sure this story was right for a novella. My rating: 2.5 stars ** ***A gifted copy was provided by the publisher for my honest review****
Lori-Gonzo More than 1 year ago
What a great emotionally packed sexy intense little novella! Holly and Zack bonded over deep loss and I could totally feel their pain. He looked to her for comfort and she has such a big caring heart that she could not help but let him in. The two of them were so spicy together, yet so in tune with each other outside the bedroom. They truly helped the other during dark moments. This novella was beautifully written from start to finish with a little twist in it. I truly wish it was a little bit longer so I could enjoy their HEA a little more. I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher.
gypsyarj More than 1 year ago
Holly is home taking care of her brother that had been in a car accident when she meets Zach while walking her brother's dogs on the beach. Zach is a soldier on leave so he can be at his sister's funeral. Neither is ready for anything serious. Holly is drawn to Zach the first time she sees him. The sadness in his eyes convinces her to go back to his place with him not for sex as she tells him but she just doesn't want to leave him just then. Zach wants to lose himself in Holly and as much as he wants that he knows it can't happen because she's not the temporary... she's a keeper. Within a few days of meeting each other neither would believe how much would change for them. Each found a place in the others heart in a short span of time. This was an amazing love story. It felt like the story was actually longer than is was due to how well written it was. I love the characters and the story and would definitely recommend this to all my book friends or anyone else that loves a great romance.
prairielilyH More than 1 year ago
I am a Sofia Grey fan – both of her Snowdonia Wolves series and her Talisman series – as well as the few contemporary romances of hers I have read. I much prefer the Paranormal to the contemporary but Sofia is one of the (very) few that I will look to if I am in the mood for something different. I know that when Sofia writes her books come from a place of love and creativity but I also believe they come from her heart with a truth in them no one can deny. Whether that is intentional is something you will have to ask her but for me, I don’t want to know. Personally I enjoy being able to relate to her characters in such real (and sometimes painful) ways and her books have helped me. I believe there is a part of Holly in everyone in the same way that pieces of Zach exist in all of us. We have all made bad decisions in relationships and have learned to live with the regrets. We have all had to walk away from people and relationships due to changes in our own lives often beyond our control. We have chosen avoid someone we loved because of our own feelings towards the people they chose to have in their lives. And we have all dealt with the guilt of not being there for someone; even though we may not have been able to because of work or we simply were never told there was a problem, the feeling of letting that someone down persists. As an author, Sofia has a very rare ability to infuse deep and real emotion into every word and gesture of her characters. I have found that even her short stories or novella’s, just as with her full length books, are so complex and intense that reading them is like spending time with friends. You have such an emotional reaction to these characters that they instantly become part of your reality. Which is why I am delighted to recommend this book, future books of this series and really anything that she writes.
Anlenhart1 More than 1 year ago
This was a heartbreaking romance between two people that shared a common experience, grief. Holly Jacobs meets Zack Winter on the beach in New Zealand. He is home on leave to attend his sisters funeral. She has also experienced the loss of her parents and so they are drawn to each other initially as friends then as lovers. Zack only has a short time on leave, before he rejoins his regiment in the Middle East. Will the bond survive the strain of distance? This was a well written romance that featured a strong heroine and grieving soldier. I fell in love with both characters and wished the story was longer. I was given a free copy for an honest review by netgalley.com
mamalovestoread22 More than 1 year ago
Zack Winters has taken leave from the military to return home to bury his sister. He retreats to the beach to try and calm his mind and try to deal the pain of his excruciating loss. He can't seem to find anything to take his mind off his sister, and he is in great need of of a good distraction. When he meets beautiful girl walking her brother's dogs on the beach, he makes a pass at her in hopes that one night with her will take away some of the pain or at least subside it for a while. After one kiss he's left wondering if one night is going to be enough... When Holly Jacobs meets a handsome soldier on the beach in need of a friend and a little consoling she offers her shoulder, and in return he offers her a night of passion. As much as she wants to resist his charms, one kiss and she is immediately lost, and left wondering if her heart can handle only one night with him... This was my introduction to author Sofia Grey, and I have to say it left a good first impression. One sentence in and these characters drew me into their world, and had me hanging on every word. Their touching story captured my heart, and had me feeling the pain of their loss. It was a moving story of loss, hope, and love, and I highly recommend you give it a chance. I truly enjoyed it, and I think you will too!! ARC requested through NetGalley and kindly provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange for a honest review.
TammyS32 More than 1 year ago
Holly is taking care of her brother and mending her broken heart when she runs into Zack on the beach. Zack is back from Afghanistan to bury his sister and Holly feels a connection to him as she lost her parents when she was younger. As their connection grows so does the mystery surrounding the death of Zack’s sister. I loved the chemistry between Holly and Zack and the sex was steamy. Plenty of suspense and drama with lots of twists and turns. Quick read and I did enjoy it.
MELHUTCHINSON More than 1 year ago
This short read had all the feels of a full length novel for me. I really enjoyed reading this story and fell in love with the characters immediately. Sofia Grey did an awesome job fitting so much emotion into a short story!! Holly is taking care of her brother after he has been in a car accident. She is just getting off of a broken hearted relationship and swears that she is not going to be that gullible again. When Holly literally runs into Zack one night in the shadow's, she knows immediately that there is something special about him. Holly can tell that Zack is dealing with some serious grief so she sets down and talks to him. Holly thinks that she will be able to relate to him because she lost her parents at an early age. When holly finds out that Zack is mourning the death of his sister and that her funeral is the next day, she is drawn to Zack even more and feels bad for being so attracted to him. The sparks begin to fly immediately. Although Holly does not give in at first, her self resistance does not last long. Zack is a soldier that is home on emergency leave to bury his sister that died from an accident he has been told. When things don't add up for Zack, he sets out on a mission to find out what really happened to his sister. He has tons of guilt for not being there for his sister. He wishes that he had done more. Do Zack and Holly get through his grief and find a way to make a relationship in all of this? This is such a great short story that you need to read it for yourself. Is there a possibility of a HEA for these two in the midst of all this grief? Thanks Sofia Grey for a great read and I can't wait for more from you for us. This was such a well written story and it flowed really well. I read it in one sitting!
Maria-Rose More than 1 year ago
This sexy novella length romance complete with a happy for now ending packs a punch with all sorts of emotional feels as Zack and Holly meet on the beach in the small town where he's arrived for his sister's funeral. Holly knows about grief, having suffered the loss of her parents at a young age, and consoling Zack is no hardship, as they connect on an intimate level. The sex scenes are steamy and intense, with the knowledge that this is a very short term fling before he heads back to Afghanistan, having been given leave to attend the funeral. There is a mystery surrounding Zack's sister's death though, and some suspense added to the story as the plot thickens (so to speak). I really enjoyed this one, the romance between Zack and Holly on the fast track due to the circumstances, but with a very satisfactory ending. It's a quick read, but engrossing and a definite page turner. 4 stars.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
This was a very enjoyable quick read. Although short, it's very well written with great character development and a story with several twists. Zack and Holly are great together and seem to come into each others lives at exactly the right time. He's dealing with the death of his sister and is looking for a distraction. A night with Holly would surely do the trick. Problem is Holly tends to give her heart away too easily. Can she risk one night with him?? I definitely recommend this one.
bouncyberthaCR More than 1 year ago
2.5 - "Time is precious." Stars. The synopsis of His Temporary Fix, promises one thing and then approximately half-way through then diverts off in a completely different direction. I was expecting a sex-fest at the beach where our Hero and Heroine end up with more than One-and-Done feelings for each other, and then all of a sudden Holly and Zack are turned into New Zealand's answer to Sherlock & Watson. This story is novella length and to be honest the amount of plot points the author tried to cram into it left it all a bit up in the air. Holly is back in New Zealand to care for her brother, she meets Zack on the beach, they have sex, a relationship develops. That was enough for me, I didn't need the frosty mother, the intimated other woman, the witch-hunt for Zacks' deceased sisters lover, etc... It almost felt like I got half of one book and then half of another. It was well written, I would certainly think about reading more from the author in the future, I just didn't need so much crammed into a novella, a lot of which didn't really add anything to it. "you make me want more... You make me want everything." ARC generously provided via Netgalley, in exchange for the above honest review.