Title: Training The Temp
Author: Melinda Di Lorenzo
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: March 21, 2016
Publisher: Tule Publishing
My Rating: 4 stars
Source: Owned, Kindle Edition
Part-time journalist Beth Styles has been assigned the terrible task of reporting on one of Seattle’s most eligible bachelors. All she has to do is get in, get the story, and get out. Everything is going fine, until she opens her big mouth and challenges the man of the hour to a bet. Thank goodness the only thing on the line is her career. And her integrity. Oh, and her hand in marriage…
Real estate mogul Parker Stephenson likes to be in control, and he hates the press, so he’ll do anything to keep from ruining his reputation, including taking on this pretty, mouthy journalist. Even if that means promising – in front of thirty witnesses, no less – that he can make her fall in love with him in just 28 days. Too bad he can’t seem to take charge of her, the way he takes charge of everything else.
Read on for my thoughts on Training The Temp. No true spoilers, promise.
There are times in life when we stick our foot in our mouth so badly that there is no graceful way to get out of the situation. There are also times when one person’s preconceived ideas of another are so pounded in concrete that never will it be accepted that we are wrong in our assumptions. This is the situation that Parker and Beth are facing – and it’s gonna be one crazy ride to get them straightened out enough to fall in love, for real.
I enjoyed Training The Temp very much. It is a rock solid romance with under tensions, so much beneath the surface that the journey to get to the complete truth is a enjoyable one. If there were times that I wanted to shake Beth to get her to stop being so literal, so stuck on one preconceived idea that she didn’t know for certain was truth or not… then that was between us girls. *wink*
If you are looking for a romance that will make you go a bit beneath the surface for the reasons why the characters are acting as they do – then Training The Temp is the perfect read for you. I really loved these two characters in all of their stubborn, bull-headed, and set in stone glory The banter is brisk, the sexy bits are steamy and intimate and the love that is right there for each to reach out for is true – they simply have to take the risk.
Available for the Kindle