Author: Jayci Lee
Publisher: Harlequin Desire
Publication Date: February 1, 2020
Rating: 4/5 Stars
*Thank you Harlequin Desire for the opportunity to review this story!*
Much more than he bargained for…
“You want me to find you a wife?”
“No. I want you to be my wife.”
Garrett Song is this close to taking the reins of his family’s LA fashion empire…until the Song matriarch insists he marry her handpicked bride first. To block her matchmaking, he recruits Natalie Sobol to pose as his wife. She needs a fake spouse as badly as he does. But when passion burns down their chaste agreement, the flames could destroy them all…
A marriage of convenience, a child adoption hanging on a promotion and this marriage, A rift in the family dynasty, a powerful chemistry between two people. What do these plot points have in common? They are the basis for Temporary Wife Temptation. We are introduced to Garrett Song and Natalie Sobol, two powerful individuals who can’t help but feel the electric energy that pulls them together. Can this marriage stay as artificial as they want or will their desire for each other mix business with pleasure?
Garrett Song is your charismatic man from a family of wealth. Slated to become the new CEO of his family’s company, he will do what he has to to make sure everything falls in line. Everything, expect an arranged marriage. When Garrett’s grandmother proposes this proposition, Garrett will not let her control who he marries. His plan: marry someone else before his grandmother can do anything to stop it. His ambitious spirit and hidden warm heart will make you swoon for him. His relationship with Natalie is magnetic and feels real. You find yourself rooting for everything to work out for them and with them.
Natalie Sobol is a powerful, tough as nails woman with a heart of gold when it comes to her niece. Fighting for custody of her niece, Natalie’s focus is on getting that prized promotion and a husband. It’s strictly business for her because those factors will help her custody case. I admired her entire character. She was caring, ambitious, determined and ready to make dreams happen, even if it meant marrying the guy she would least expect marrying. Although their marriage seems to be of convenience, Natalie cannot omit the fact that she is deeply attracted to the future CEO of Hansol Industries. Will her passion and goal drive her to rethink her decision?
Overall, this book was amazing! The romance felt real, the story line kept you wanting to turn the page to see what scheme/trouble/scenario Natalie and Garrett would find themselves in. You read carefully hoping each passionate kiss, each lustful stare would bring them closer together. Without spoilers, I will say this, you won’t want to put this book down. You’ll follow along as Natalie and Garrett put everything in line, including their hearts to make this marriage work and impress those into believing their love is real.
About the Author
Jayci Lee writes poignant, funny, and sexy romance. She lives in sunny California with her tall-dark-and-handsome husband, two amazing boys with boundless energy, and a fluffy rescue whose cuteness is a major distraction. She is semi-retired from her 15-year career as a defense litigator, and writes full-time now. She loves food, wine, and travelling, just like her characters. Books have always helped her grow, dream, and heal. She hopes her books will do the same for you.