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Peek Inside Temporarily Yours

Stats whiz Kayla Moriarity is en route to her sister’s wedding—without the fictional boyfriend she invented for her family. Fortunately, her plane comes complete with complimentary cocktails and ridiculously hot ex-marine Cooper Shillings in the seat beside her. When he hears her predicament, Cooper offers to be her stand-in boyfriend. All Kayla has to do is ensure her family falls for the ultimate bluff, without falling for it—and Cooper—in the process...

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This Marine’s the perfect hoax…if she doesn’t fall for him first.

Stats whiz Kayla Moriarity knows her way around numbers and algorithms. Men, on the other hand, are unsolvable equations. Now Kayla’s en route to her sister’s wedding—without the fictional boyfriend she invented for her family. Fortunately, her plane comes complete with complimentary cocktails and a ridiculously hot former Marine in the seat beside her. And that’s all it takes for Kayla’s inhibitions to go sailing out the airlock…

Cooper Shillings has soft spot for people in trouble, but he certainly wasn’t expecting to land in it himself—and definitely not while getting naughty mid-air with a sexy southern belle. When he hears Kayla’s predicament, however, he offers his services as a stand-in boyfriend. After all, he’s heading overseas soon…and how could he refuse a little no-strings wickedness?

It’s the perfect plan. And all Kayla has to do is ensure her family falls for the ultimate bluff, without falling for it—and Cooper—in the process…


"I will definitely be reading more Diane Alberts andJen McLaughlin books if they're as sexy as this one. Which I am totally sure they are. *goes to freeze some ice cubes*"--Kati, Romancing the Rakes

"Like all Brazen books, Temporarily Yours has a high heat factor, but Diane Alberts particularly excels at encounters between the sheets (or on an airplane, the back seat of a car, etc.), seamlessly blending them into the narrative to deepen the romantic connection between Cooper and Kayla." --Yvette Cervera, Goodreads

"I loved this story!! It was super sexy, sweet and just perfect! Everything I look for in a Brazen!"--Allison Riviera, Goodreads

"Temporarily Yours is another fantastic example of why I love Diane Alberts. She knows how to write sexy, steamy scenes with laugh out loud moments mixed in."--Candace Fleming, Goodreads

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781622664757
Series: Shillings Agency, Book 1
Release Date: Feb 3, 2014
Page Count: 200
Imprint: brazen
Genre: contemporary, military/men in uniform
Tropes: fake relationship, fling

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By Anja October 17, 2014

☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 4.5 Stars ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

I couldn't put this book down! It was sweet, funny and sexy as hell.

Temporarily yours is about Kayla and Cooper. They meet at the airport. So it's practically LOVE AT FIRST FLIGHT. Kayla is afraid of flying, so Cooper "sacrifices" himself to help her ...more

By Karla February 16, 2014

3.5 Stars! I want to make Cooper mine...permanently!!

Quick to hop in the sack doesn’t always work for me, but it did in Temporarily Yours. Why? I liked both characters from the get-go, Cooper and Kayla had good chemistry, and I believed and felt their attraction.

I enjoyed how Kayla’s profession play ...more

By Wendy'sThoughts February 01, 2014

4 Percentages Based, Lustful Happiness, Overcoming Fears Stars * * * *

Sometimes reading can be like a one night have an itch... you want to get it scratched without any complications...and then enjoy the process. It doesn't have to be deep… it doesn't have to make you contemplate the me ...more

By Claire August 18, 2014

4.5 - "You can use me in any way you desire." ... "Any way. Anywhere. Anytime." Stars!

Temporarily Yours is the first book in the Shillings Agency series, and what an absolute cracker it is too. I absolutely loved both Kayla and Cooper, and their story was one that kept me totally immersed until the ...more

By Snow November 10, 2016

4.5 "Fuck yeah. Let's do this." stars

Temporarily yours was a surprise read, when I requested it from NetGalley i have to be completelly honest and admit that i went for the cover. LOL #sorryNOTsorry

I mean, do i really need to explain myself here...
and honestly all I asked for was a good entertainmen ...more

By Mindy Lou's Book Review February 06, 2017

This was a hot little read. I loved the way Cooper and Kayla met. I like that the hot guy made a fool of himself for once. You always read about the woman going all tongue tied and tripping so this was a nice change. I especially loved Kayla's character. She was a bit nerdy with her random talk of f ...more

By Steffi October 27, 2016

Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review

I liked it, but it bothered me a bit that it was in third person.
But that's personal so don't take it to heart.

It was fast paced, but for this story it was good.
All the things were told and no lose strings.

It was a hell of a lot steamy! An ...more

By Sarah February 17, 2014

I'm a huge fan of author Diane Alberts and I love Entangled's Brazen imprint so of course I couldn't wait to get my hands on a copy of Temporarily Yours. This story is everything you'd expect from this author - hot and steamy with great characters and a believable romance and I absolutely devoured i ...more

By MsChris1161 June 28, 2020

LOVED, LOVED, LOVED Cooper and Kayla! Diane Alberts had me hooked with her sweet, hot, sexy, romantic story TEMPORARILY YOURS right from the start of this book and I enjoyed every single word! Ms. Alberts is a new to me author and OMG did she make a fan out of me!

Let’s start with the adorable, sexy, ...more

By J October 01, 2016

This book was everything I look for in romance books. Wonderfully written, witty, steamy, great strong characters, meaningful, just a little dose of angst and a wonderful HEA. It's also fairly short but it included everything I wanted it to and I didn't want it to end. Yes, they are attracted to eac ...more

By Maggie April 09, 2014

Very sexy and very sweet!
I'm a huge fan of grand gestures and Cooper's is up there with my favourites! : ) ...more

By McGee Magoo May 30, 2016

Again, rounding up from a 3.5. This was really cute. A bit of a geeky, yet confident heroine and a charming, sweet hero. A quick, fun little fantasy. ...more

By MadLoveBookBlog February 03, 2014

4.5 stars - ARC PROVIDED.

When I received the ARC for "Temporarily Yours," I was not expecting to receive it, and to be honest, it was a really pleasant surprise.
I opened the email with a huge smile and happiness, because I knew that, what I was about to read, I was going to be soaked by red clouds, ...more

By Heidi February 10, 2014

I'm not gonna sugarcoat - there isn't much that Diane can write that I won't love and this is one of them. Cooper was freaking sizzling off my pages and I couldn't turn the slow enough. Yes, I said slow enough. I read passages over and over, saying hot damn many, many times. ...more

3.5 Stars ...more

By Anna's Herding Cats March 04, 2014

Fun, sexy and lordy it had me tearing up too! Temporarily Yours was a really delightful read. I had such a good time with it as Kayla and Cooper have a chance meeting, attraction hits them full force and, well, they end up pretending to be a couple at her sister's wedding and having lots of nekkid s ...more

By Lustful Literature February 16, 2014


*4.5 Stars*

"Exactly. No Attachments.” Just two people enjoying each other’s company for a short time while pretending to be in love. What could possibly go wrong?”

Temporarily Yours is a sweet yet very sexy story about Kayla Moriarity, an actuary, who is single and likes it that way. ...more

By Misty February 06, 2014

Ends at 94% on my Kindle. Approx 2300 locations.
Stand alone at this time, first book in a series I believe.

Another winner from Entangled Brazen. Several things I loved about this book.

Heroine, Kayla, was an actuary. Think it is the first time ever in a romance that I've read for that job profession ...more

By Veronica of V's Reads February 14, 2014

4.5 Stars
I've read a bunch of veteran love stories this year--men suffering PTSD coping in bad ways, men adjusting to prosthetic limbs being afraid to commit--and so I wasn't really sure what I'd get with this book.

I'm SO glad it was fantastic.

Sure, Cooper Shillings has a guilt complex that's drivin ...more

By Cristina May 29, 2018

I was expecting to read this book for a long time! And (finally!) I got some time to pick it up! This book doesn't have a lot of pages but its story was so heart-melting and dazzling! The characters were special in their own ways! The whole thing was a page-turner!

Kayla Moriarity is a young woman wh ...more

By Kim Reads February 03, 2014

Reviewed by Kim
for Read Your Writes Book Reviews

I really liked Temporarily Yours. Dianne has managed to write about two characters you will immediately fall in love with.

Kayla Moriarity and Cooper Shillings both have some family issues. Kayla is tired of her family consistently pushing for her to g ...more

By Nicola January 27, 2014

Temporarily Yours is one of those books which has a simple concept storyline but delivers a great sexy captivating read. It's low angst, very hot with wonderful characters and whilst it didn't hold any huge surprises and I have to admit I semi-predicted where the crux of the story was heading, it di ...more

By Paige February 26, 2014

I'm not a big fan of numbers. In fact, we don't get along at all. But Kayla Moriarity is a whiz kid with numbers, and I actually kind of loved her tendency to spout random statistics (I wonder how many of those were real and which were just made up for the book). She was so cute and adorable with he ...more

By Lovingbooks1 October 28, 2016

*A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley and I'm freely giving a honest review.*

I liked this story very much, it was one of those easy reads that just makes time fly by. It was fun, sweet and hot.

Kayla and Cooper's story is about how you presume someone sees you in a certain ...more

By Paige February 06, 2014

Pretty good overall. Better than some of the others I've read.

I really enjoyed Cooper and Kayla's 'fake' relationship. They really matched well to each other and saw what really mattered.

Both felt like disappointments to their families and I liked how they could easily fix the problem for the othe ...more

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Diane Alberts

About the author

USA Today Best Selling Author

Diane Alberts

Diane Alberts is a multi-published, bestselling contemporary romance author with Entangled Publishing. She also writes New York Times and USA Today bestselling new adult books under the name Jen McLaughlin. She's hit the Top 100 lists on Amazon and Barnes and Noble numerous times with numerous titles. Diane is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency. Her goal is to write so many fantastic stories that even a non-romance reader will know her name. Diane has always been a dreamer with a vivid imagination, but it wasn't until 2011 that she put her pen where her brain was, and became a published author. Since receiving her first contract offer, she has yet to stop writing. Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, a schnauzer mutt, and four cats.

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