ON TEMPORARY TERMS Janice Maynard
Highland Heroes , Book 2
Harlequin Desire #2604
ISBN: 978-1-335-97164-7
July 2018
Contemporary Series Romance

Candlewick, North Carolina Present Day

Scotsman Duncan Stewart is in town to help his elderly grandmother out by running her business for as long it's necessary. At his grandmother's request, he agrees to meet lawyer Abby Hartman to go over her will, where he learns that Abby has a proposition for them. Someone wants to buy his grandmother's business but he's not sure she'll agree because the company is near and dear to her heart. However, Duncan finds himself attracted to Abby. Even if they can't agree on business terms, surely they can on a personal level?

Abby has worked too hard to get where she is to throw it all away on a fling with a potential client. But the sexy Scot is persistent and too hard to ignore, especially since she is attracted to him also. Well aware that Duncan plans to remain in North Carolina only until he can convince his grandmother to move back to Scotland, she decides a fling while he's here won't hurt. But the more time she spends with him, the harder it is not to fall for him.

Abby has a contentious relationship with her father and she has even changed her last name to help save face in the town she grew up in. But no matter how much she tries to avoid her father, he invariably comes around to make trouble for her. In ON TEMPORARY TERMS, will Abby finally have to do something about her father? How will her relationship with Duncan be impacted if her father does something that also affects the man she's fallen for?

Duncan would rather be back in his beloved Scotland but he agreed to be the family member to move to North Carolina and work on persuading his grandmother that she needs to move back to her birth country. He's not looking for a relationship but once he meets Abby, he has to have her in his bed. After much persuasion, she finally agrees to go on a date with him. The sexual chemistry between Duncan and Abby is explosive enough to set off fireworks. But they've barely started to date when a crisis occurs that brings them closer. Is it enough for them to think about a future together?

While ON TEMPORARY TERMS is part of the  Highland Heroes series, it can easily be read as a standalone as the emphasis is on the relationship between Duncan and Abby. Their road to a happily ever after is a tangled web and one that is not easy. Will love prevail? Find out in the sizzling and emotionally charged ON TEMPORARY TERMS.

Patti Fischer