TEMPORARY WIFE TEMPTATION – Jayci Lee
Harlequin Desire #2718
Contemporary Series Romance
Los Angeles, California – Present Day
Garrett Song needs a temporary wife to ensure his goal of becoming the CEO of his family's company, but it doesn't include agreeing to an arranged marriage his grandmother wants. The company's interim Human Resources Vice President, Natalie Sobol needs a husband to help her in her quest to adopt her orphaned niece. In TEMPORARY WIFE TEMPTATION, they forge a temporary alliance to help each of them achieve their goal.
Garrett has been working hard to prove to his family that he deserves the CEO position, but his grandmother still wields plenty of control over who will be named, so he can't tell her no when she announces that she's arranged a marriage for him. He decides to circumvent his grandmother from announcing his engagement to the woman he's never met by declaring that he's engaged to…Natalie. At first, Natalie is reluctant to be a part of the ruse, but after it becomes clear she won't be able to wrest her niece from the little girl's grandparents unless she's married, she agrees to Garrett's “proposal.” They will marry, but it will be in name only. No sex involved. Of course, as the sexual attraction between them heats up, that “no sex” clause will soon be flying out the door as they hit the sheets. Still, the plan is for them to separate and divorce—amicably—once each has what they need out of the marriage.
Natalie has no one else in her family except her niece, who lost both parents when they were killed in an accident. Her niece has been dividing time between Natalie and the grandparents, but they intend to move to New York City. There is a job opening in Natalie's department in New York City, but due to unforeseen circumstances, she missed out on the interviewing deadline. Part of her marriage contract with Garrett is that he will give her a job in their New York office in a year, which by that time their marriage will be over. Yet, as their attraction—and passion—intensifies, the harder it may be for them to end their marriage.
Family is important for both Garrett and Natalie in TEMPORARY WIFE TEMPTATION. Yet, they have to deal with plenty of obstacles from others before they can get what they want most. In the end, though, it's clear that they belong together. Will they realize this before they break the marriage contract? Find out the answer in this enjoyable tale.