Author: BJ Harvey
Published: November 25th
Organized by: The Book Avenue
She watched her best friend find her superhero.
Now she wants her turn.
Despite a run of bad dates with Mr. Wrong, Mr. Boring, Mr. Bad Breath, Mr. Grabby Hands, and even Mr. Say I Love You After One Date To Get Into Your Pants, Kate McGuinness is more determined than ever to find the one.
Having tried everything else, she turns to the internet in a last ditch attempt to find her elusive prince.
But Kate doesn’t want an everyday, run of the mill love.
She wants the kind of love that makes your heart skip a beat. The kind of love that makes you dance in the rain and bottle up the sunset. The once in a lifetime kind of love that authors write about, musicians sing about, and lovers dream about.
Could a certain police officer in training, who has come to her rescue in the past, be the one to swoop in and save her heart?
What if the love Kate desperately seeks has been in front of her the whole time?
She just needs to open her eyes to see it...
*Disclaimer: This book contains a hot as hell stripper with a penchant for public sex and exhibitionism who may or may not succeed in bringing out the inner firecracker in all of us. Oh, and don't forget the batteries.*
Realizing that the day is getting away from me, I gather my laundry for the week and head around the block to Suds R Us, my local laundromat. Once I have the washing machine on, I sit back in the plastic chairs lining the wall and pull out my phone. Time for my weekly phone call to Mom and the girls.
It rings twice before my sister Danika picks up. “City morgue. You kill ‘em, we chill ‘em.”
She never fails to amaze me. “Danika, that is terrible!” I say, still chuckling to myself.
“Zan! Tell me you’re coming home soon.”
“I wish I was, squirt. I’m too busy with work and the academy. Who would’ve thought you have to study to become a cop?”
“Well duh! Of course you do. How else will you know how to get fat and eat donuts all day?”
“Oh is that what I’ll be doing all day? Well shit, I’m glad you told me now,” I reply sarcastically.
4 Bare Naked Stars ****
I read Temporary Bliss as a pre-empt because I was reviewing True Bliss so I already knew I was in for for a treat. In True Bliss we get a little more of Mac and Daniels story but the stars of this book are Kate (Mac's bestie, roomy and side kick in life) and Zander (Mac's hot ex fuck buddy) so a bit of a moral dilemma already forming!
In Temporary Bliss we met Kate and Zander, we knew there had been an incident that neither were talking about and sensed there could be an attraction, so no real spoilers there, what did surprise me was how likeable the characters were!
**“Okay, I literally threw myself at him, but he rebuffed my advances and put me to bed after making me take some Advil. I fell asleep with a kiss on the forehead and hearing him tell me that as much as he’d like to lose himself in me, he didn’t want me to regret him in the morning.”**
I love stories that are told from both perspectives and watching the situation being manipulated by Zander and Mac, sorry I mean, watching the story unfold from both Kate and Zan was great.
Kate is hilarious. Really really lovely and her dating disasters had me laughing out loud!
**“What I’ve found out about the aging Roger is that not only is he old enough to be my father, he’s also an accountant who works for City Hall, a job he’s had since he left college in the 80’s. He’s also never been out of the country, still lives down the road from his parents, and likes to play chess in his spare time. He’s never had a speeding ticket, never been arrested, and his hair looks like a toupee on crack.”**
**“Maybe my man radar is broken beyond repair. Maybe I’m destined to live a life filled with self-induced orgasms and doting on my best friend’s baby.”**
Zander is a dark horse. Pre-conceptions of a male stripper? dumb, vain, vacuous, self-centered? Zan is none of these, he's hot, considerate, funny, caring, hot, passionate, hot, hot and hot!
But not without his share of dating disasters.......don't forget he's hot!
**“Holy shit. This woman isn‘t just a cougar, she’s bordering on being a hyena, willing to take prey at any costs.”**
But he's not a player, he's actually really sweet *sighs*
**“So with that in mind, I’m going to keep talking to Kate on the internet. I want to get to know her, and for her to get to know me without any awkwardness. Kate is different, and maybe different is what I need, what I want now.
Fuck, I’ve spent so much time around women, I’m starting to fucking sound like one.”**
So this is Kate and Zan's story, with a little of Mac and Superman thrown in, it's not all plain sailing but you'll be routing for them until the end!
Indie Author hailing from the most beautiful country in the world, New Zealand.
Avid reader, television watcher, and facebooker. Having been writing off and on for a long time but started writing fiction in 2012. I love music too, like REALLY love music, if there isn't music playing, something is wrong. And it’s a wide range of music too, I might surprise you.
I'm a wife to one husband, mother of two gorgeous girls, self-employed doing communications and business consulting as well as studying accounting full time.
Addicted to energy drinks, chocolate, cronuts, Vampire Diaries and pickles with mustard.
OTHER WORKS OF BJ HARVEY
TEMPORARY BLISS (BLISS #1)
LOST IN DISTRACTION
LOST FOR YOU