Temporary Bliss by B.J. Harvey
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
*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*
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?
Rough around the edges and shiny in the middle...
I hate starting off a review negatively. It's the equivalent of meeting a cute old lady on the street and then punching her in the face, repeatedly. I'd much rather just make an inappropriate comment, tell you something good, and then rip off the bandaid. Well, I must have put my ass on backwards this morning because I'm going to go ahead and get the reasons why I gooded this book over with.
The book started off by intriguing the hell out of me. It's so refreshing seeing a chick wear the dick in a relationship. Mackenzie enjoys random and no strings attached sex. Why must someone have a penis for that to be possible? In Temporary Bliss Mac weilds that double edged sword like a champ. It makes me want to burn a bra or something. I also loved the secondary characters!
The humor was both a strength and a weakness. There were some definite great one-liners, but after a while they were almost too much. This made them seem less natural and more forced; coming across as trying too hard to be funny instead of just being funny. I definitely laughed out loud on several occasions, but it also served as a device that pulled me away from the story.
Overall I never got past the surface of Temporary Bliss I enjoyed the ride, but I never quite felt a deep emotional connection. It was entertaining, but it was reminiscent of stories I've read before. I have no doubt that BJ Harvey has talent, and I will definitely be keeping my eye out for her in the future.
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