Book Review – Temporary Bliss by BJ Harvey

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Book Review – Temporary Bliss by BJ Harvey Title: Temporary Bliss
Author: BJ Harvey
Series: , #1
Publisher by: Independent
Published on: August 28, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Humor, Romance
Page Count: 278
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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?

Mac had a disastrous relationship. She moved to a different state with her high school boyfriend. He turned into (or just turned out to be) a ginormous asshole. He was a drunk, a possible druggie, & a cheater. & he was controlling (no school, no work, no friends) & knocked her around a little. I’m sure she deserved it, though. (Sarcasm. Fucking dickweed.) So she finds out she’s knocked up & tells him. He gets pissed & hits her for blaming him. She loses the baby that night & then leaves him. She vows that she’ll never let a man control her again.

4 years later, she now has finished school & is a nurse (you go!). She meets a handsome stranger (Delicious Daniel) on the L train while coming home from work one night. All of her fuck buddies are either out of town or busy at the moment, so she thinks he can possibly be another one. (FYI-her fuck buddies sound A-mazing!) Turns out she was wrong. He’s more.

So he falls in love with her. She runs from him (literally), more than once, because she’s feeling stuff for him & it scares the piss outta her. She gets her head together & they live happily ever after. The End.

Ok, so you think I’m good enough to tell you the whole story in 3 paragraphs (& for that, I thank you. 😉 ), & now you don’t need to read the story. Well, you’d be wrong now, wouldn’t you? Go back to the top of the page & read the synopsis (I’ll wait). I left out a ton of shit, didn’t I? I’m good like that.

This is happening again & I love it…I loved this book. Is it perfect? Of course it isn’t! But I enjoyed it just the same. It was a good, sweet story with some humor thrown in. We’ve got a winner winner, chicken dinner!!!

I loved the cast of characters, especially Daniel. ( I want a Daniel. Hubs might get offended if I tell him to read & replicate…) Kate, the bff, is stinking cute. Mac, I get she had issues, but I wanted to smack some sense into her. Noah, Sean, Zander (aka fuck buddies)-yum. The professor & Mary Ann, here on Makenna’s Isle!!*

Book Excerpt

“What did Zander give you? If Sean gave you dominance, and Noah was to pass the time, what about Zander. What need did he fulfill?” he asks deadpan.

“Why are you asking me this, Daniel? I thought we were past all this?”

“We are. We were.  I just need to know.”


“So I can prove to you that I can be everything you need and more. So that you can realize how much I want you in every way possible. So that you can stop freaking out and walking on eggshells around me because you’re scared I’m going to leave.”

“Daniel, I…” I see him tighten his grip on the steering wheel, and I realize that this is not the time for questions. This is the time for answers; to give Daniel the answers. To help him understand why I do what I do, or rather, why I did what I did in the past.

“Daniel, I thought we’d talked about this? Do we need to talk about it all over again?”

“I don’t know,” he answers stoically.

Now that’s got my back up. “Fine, you want to know, I’ll tell you!”

“No…. NO. I don’t want to know, but it’s always there, Mac. Just how you didn’t like Nikki touching me tonight, I can’t stand the thought of another man, or men, touching you, being inside you. Fuck, it’s driving me insane.”

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About BJ Harvey

BJ Harvey is the Amazon Bestselling Author of The Bliss Romantic Comedy Series and The Lost Romantic Suspense Series. An avid music fan, you will always find her with headphones when writing, and the speakers blaring the rest of the time. She’s a wife, a mom to two beautiful children, and a full-time university student. BJ resides with her family in what she considers the best country in the world—New Zealand.