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Temporary

Alexx Andria

4.7 Stars
From 36 Reviews

It’s only temporary, baby. Don’t go catching feelings because I will tear you apart.
GAGE
Mari Jones is an itch under my skin that I can’t satisfy. The sassy, long-legged cocktail waitress is everything I shouldn’t want. Smart-mouthed, take-no-shit, sexy-as-hell, and the worst thing I could throw into my life but I want her.
The thing is…I’ve always wanted her.
She doesn’t remember me but I’ve never forgotten her.
And now I’m going to put her into my bed.
Don’t get me wrong — I’m not about forever — I see what I want and I find a way to get it but it’s always a temporary fix.
No amount of money in the world can fix what’s broken inside me — and I should know, I’m fucking loaded — so don’t even try.
I’m damaged. Broken to the core.
If she catches feelings, I’m going to ruin her.
Even though I know I should walk, I can’t.
She’s everything I ever wanted…everything I will never deserve to have.
Right or wrong…she’s mine.
Publisher's Note: This is a full-length novel at 40,000 words. It's everything you've come to expect in an Alexx Andria read — hot sex, witty banter, and dark angst — if that sounds like your thing, feel free to one-click this bad boy billionaire and settle in for a deliciously wicked and entertaining time. Oh, and fans of Alexx's Buchanan series...you might just recognize a character or two. Enjoy!
Excerpt:
“I want you, Mari,” Gage stated, leaning back, kicking his leg out casually beneath the scratched and ruined table. “Name your price.”
“N-name my price?” I stuttered, incredulous. “What does that mean? And what makes you think I even have a price that I would offer? I’m not a vendor at a flea market, ready to haggle over an item…especially when that item is me.”
His smirk did crazy things to my belly even as his answer pissed me off fresh. “Everyone has a price. Even you. I'm willing to bet your price is a lot lower than you think it would be.”
Oh, hell no, what? “Did you just insult me?”
“Not at all. Just sharing a bit of what I know about human nature.”
“Well, you don’t know shit about me,” I said, rising. “I’m done with this ridiculous game. I don’t care how rich you are, you can’t buy me.”
Screw Manny and his greed. He could find someone else to pander to the rich jerk, I was out.
“You’re broke. You’ll be homeless by the end of the month because you can’t pay your rent and something tells me you aren’t going to make enough in tips to get what you need by month’s end.”
His calm voice at my back froze my feet. I turned slowly. “How the hell do you know my personal business?”
He waved away my question as if I were naive. “Nothing is private, sweetheart. I can get everything I need to know about you with the push of a button. Financial records are the easiest.” He paused only to punctuate his point. “Is my intel wrong? Do you have a secret stash of cash in your mattress that you’re holding onto for a rainy day?”
No, he wasn't wrong — Gage knew how precarious my situation was and he had zero qualms about using the information to his advantage.
Indignation aside...could I afford to refuse his offer?
Damn him, he knew I couldn't.

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Great Story!!!

by Elaine Lara

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This novel is very well written and extremely engaging. I truly enjoyed the story of Gage and Mari. The characters, especially Mari were likable and interesting. There was an element of mystery and tons of steamy erotica . This book does not disappoint!

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hot

by Ashley Magruder

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review... It was a great book...It had a lot of sexual and steamy parts... the plot was spectacular and so was the characters they was magnificent... All around the book was great and I would recommend it to anybody...

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Awesome read!!!

by Babyangel43

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This story started out straight forward and oddly humorous. Then it all turned around the night Gage bought out the bar and had a drink with Mari and then offered her the temporary deal of a lifetime which she finally took. This story really makes you think and keeps you on your toes until the very last page. I would say this story goes from light hearted to deep and complex and back to light hearted. Loved it!!!!!!

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Wow got me caught

by Rere1328

What a book. The beginning got me soooo hooked and the mystery kept me going. The romance between Mari and Gage is scorching. A great book. Really this is one that you should totally read. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

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GREAT!

by mima48

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Wonderful plot and fantastic characters. A must read,

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Temporary

by Tammy Warren

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.Mari is very disillusioned and when she meets Gage she rebuffs him. When he offers her lots of money to be with him she accepts because she is broke. These two are both wounded and can help each other but it is a rough road.. Very erotic and a terrific love story.

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sexy billionaire romance

by Valeen

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Temporary is a sexy billionaire romance. I've read a lot of billionaire romances, some good, some not so good, and Temporary rates in the good category. I've read a couple of the other Buchanan books in this series, and they all follow this same trope: damaged billionaire with feisty, but sweet heroine who brings the billionaire to his knees. So nothing too original here, but Temporary is executed fairly well and the dynamic between Gage and Mari is hot.

Mari is a f*** up and she knows it. She's the black sheep of her family, the not so good twin. She moved out of her small town to New York to experience something different. But she hasn't had any success in her chosen field - acting, so she's a waitress at a dive bar. It's in this dive bar where she'll get the proposition of her life by Gage, damaged billionaire who takes one look at Mari and wants her. So he tries to get her to enjoy a drink with him, but she turns him down. She's had enough of gorgeous guys, all they do is bring her heartache like her douche ex, who siphoned off her bank account, cheated on her, and is suing her for custody of HER cat. So she has no desire for the pain that another gorgeous guy will bring her. But, when Gage buys out the entire bar for one night just so he can have a drink with her, and he proposes that he pay her a fat amount for 24 hours of her time, who is she to say no? She can't possibly say no to all that money. All that money that will keep her off the streets where she's sure to land because she hasn't made enough this month to pay rent. All that money that will give her a better life and will keep her ex off her back.

But, Gage has secrets and he's got lots of issues that have left him a damaged man with walls stronger than Fort Knox. Will Mari be able to see past his walls and help him deal with his issues? Will she stick by him even when he turns into a cold, cruel a** hole?

I like Temporary. Gage and Mari are both engaging, likable characters, especially Mari. Their chemistry is smoking hot and electric. But, I found myself wishing for more between them. I wanted their bond to be stronger, and more developed. Temporary is a bit too insta-love for my tastes. Not so much on Gage's part, but definitely on Mari's part. I didn't quite believe in the big L between them. Attraction? Sure. Lust? Sure. Passion? Definitely. But Love? Not so much. Perhaps if Temporary were longer, and they were given more time to develop their feelings, develop their relationship, then I could have believed in the strength of the feelings they professed to have for each other. But, as it's written I just saw lots of lust and not much else. Still, because I ended up liking them both, and found Gage's backstory especially to be so interesting, I had to give Temporary 4 stars instead of the 3 it might have deserved for shortchanging the development of their relationship.

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Good Read

by Lbry2602

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Fast, sexy read. Gage and Mari are well written characters, their chemistry was hot, the story moves quickly, and there are some interesting twists along the way. Gage was a bit of a jerk at times, but Mari called him on his crap, I like strong women. Good read!!

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Loved it

by Ana

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GAGE:Mari Jones is an itch under my skin that I can’t satisfy. The thing is…I’ve always wanted her.She doesn’t remember me but I’ve never forgotten her.And now I’m going to put her into my bed.Don’t get me wrong. I’m not about forever. I see what I want and I find a way to get it but it’s always a temporary fix.The book is great.When I started reading I couldn't put it down.

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temporary

by Anonymous

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review. This was a good story I enjoyed very much. This was the story of Gabe, a billionaire with secrets and Mari, a young woman who worked at a dive bar in New York. One night Gabe enters the bar and wants to buy Mari a drink, but she refuses. After her shift, Gabe approaches her again, and she tells him she isn't interested. The next night, Mari arrives at work to find Gabe has paid to close the bar to everyone except him and Mari. Gabe offers Mari a great deal of money to spend the night with him and she reluctantly accepts. After their night, they part ways, only Mari has developed feeling for Gabe and wants to know why he is so mysterious. Gabe has secrets that may be his downfall and Mari wants to know what they are. This was a good book that I would recommend to anyone. It does have some questions that make you wonder but they all get answered and it has some steamy scenes too. Good one

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New fan

by Babygrl74

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My first book by this author and I was pleasantly surprised. Story was well developed and totally fell in love with the characters

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Loved this book

by poppy

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.I just loved this book,a steamy read with fantastic characters and a a great storyline.Gage and Mari had so much chemistry you could almost feel it,i really liked these two characters and you cannot help but feel for them at times i was rooting for them all the way through a super read.

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Great book

by Dani Marlowe

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Alexx Andria did a great job on this story. The book is well written. Temporary had a great story plot and had great characters. The book is filled with different emotions. Gage and Mari are strong characters. They were perfect together. The chemistry between Gage and Mari was sexy and hot. They made a great pair. I enjoyed this book. It's a great story. Thank you, Alexx Andria. Great work :)

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A Really Enjoyable Must Read Book

by Karen Galloway

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This is really good book from Alexx Andria. This is a Well written book And has a great storyline. It is a real page turner and you won't want to put it down. The characters were likeable, well written and they just pull you in to their story. I loved their chemistry and interaction, it was steamy. This is an Enjoyable, Entertaining, Steamy, Hot, must read romance and I would recommend it to anyone. I voluntarily reviewed an arc of this book. Can't wait to read more from Alexx Andria

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Twisted, sexy and oh so delicious.

by Misty Schott

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Mari is a waitress at a dive bar and she is definitely not looking for a man to be in her life. Her ex-boyfriend is a douchebag, she caught him getting a blow job in her apartment and if that wasn't bad enough he cleaned out their bank account (which was mostly her money) and he is suing her for custody of her cat. Gage is a broody self made billionaire who believes everything and everyone can be bought. He tries to buy Mari a drink and she says thanks but no thanks. She goes to work the next night to find out that Gage has rented the entire bar so he can have a drink with Mari. He also tells her he wants her and she just needs to name her price. Mari is offended, but Gage is persistent and makes her an offer she just can't refuse. This story is a rollercoaster ride of emotions and has twists and turns to keep you interested. But Gage has secrets and he also tells Mari not to catch feelings for him because as soon as he's bored with her he'll let her go. Will Gage's secrets be to much for Mari? What happens when she catches feelings for him and knows he has feelings for her but he just won't admit it. Is her love for him enough to get them through this or will the brooding billionaire treat her like a cheap whore and send Mari running for the hills. Great book and definitely a must read.

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Way more then 5 stars!

by PeytonGG

This is a brand new author to me and I can not believe my luck in finding about her now. I have always liked a little heartbreak with my romance and this book delivers on that and puts some hot steamy scenes in too. It has everything you could want in one book. I love it and it is a must read for everyone that likes this genre.
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One Simple Deal = An Explosion of Passion

by Aunt G

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Temporary by Alexx Andria is a very good read. Sexy and hot, this book sizzles with passion and chemistry. An interesting plot and engaging characters make an enjoyable read. This romance is full of heat, drama and angst that will grab and keep your interest and give you the feels.

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His money can't buy the one thing he's sure he doesn't want

by Viper Spaulding

What a ride! This story starts out in familiar territory - rich guy wants no-strings-attached sex with the poor waitress and he's willing to pay her life-changing money for it - but as the story unfolds it is so, so much more! Gage is haunted by events from his past, and Mari really has her job cut out for her trying to reach his inner soul - especially since she has to first convince herself he has one - but she's plucky and strong and rises to the occasion.

There is plenty of suspense and surprises, steamy scenes and hilarious dialogue, and more love than any two people should share. This story was beautifully written, engaging from the start, and I was completely enthralled until the wonderful ending. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book through Booksprout.

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Temporary

by Jessica L

Temporary was an excellent story! Lots of ups and downs. It's hot. It's steamy. It has a great storyline with twists and turns you aren't going to expect! I definitely recommend it!

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can she heal him?

by MJM2003

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review. Mari is a down on her luck waitress in a bar called Jimmy's. He ex, Landon, has wiped out her bank account, cheated on her and is suing her for custody of her cat which he hates! In walks the hottest, billionaire, blue eyed, stud muffin called Gage, that she has ever seen and the more she talks to him the more familiar he seems to her. He propositions her to pay her for one night of passion and she, rightly, is insulted and walks off. He waits till she comes off work and tries again and now she is scared of him despite being attracted to his looks. The next night he hires the whole bar and asks her again with an offer she cannot refuse. The one condition being that she cannot grow feelings for him. Mari is conflicted as she desperately needs money but is also so insulted whilst also fancying him. What's a woman to do? No spoilers here. There are so many twists and turns in this book and such wonderfully developed characters and a fantastic surprise of one of the Buchannan brothers just as an extra treat for you too from a previous book. Gage has so much guilt that I certainly did feel so very sorry for him as he seems so broken. Maris appears to be tough on the outside but beneath it all she is so compassionate and loving but is it enough to "heal" Gage? You will only find out if you read the story. Beautifully written by Alexx Andria with such sensitivity and passion. You may even need tissues whilst reading as well as a fan reading the steamy scenes.. One brilliantly written book that I encourage you to read if you like passion, love and mysteries stories.
DEFINITELY RECOMMENDED
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