Their Temporary Arrangement by Joss Wood

Posted April 24, 2023 by Marsha in 2023 New Release Challenge, ARC, Booksprout ARC, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Desire, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

He’s the most difficult boss she’s ever had—but also the most tempting.

She’s ready to call her own shots

If only her boss wasn’t so seductive…

Personal assistant Ru Osman is tired of people trying to control her—from her parents to her notoriously difficult alpha boss.

All she needs is enough money to leave New York.

Sexy CEO Fox Grantham knows the determined beauty is the answer to his professional headaches, but the desire she evokes leads to all-new problems.

Will Fox drop his guard long enough to let new love in?

Titles in the Calcott Manor series include — Just a Little Jilted —♥— Their Temporary Arrangement —♥— The Trouble with Little Secrets —♥— Keep Your Enemies Close —♥—

This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

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Title:  Their Temporary Arrangement
Series:  Dynasties: Calcott Manor #2
Author:  Joss Wood
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  April 25, 2023
Publisher:  Harlequin Desire
My Rating:  4.5

Their Temporary Arrangement continues the Dynasties: Calcott Manor series with two stubborn people who have no intention of ever settling down, or in Ru’s case, settling in one location.  Opposites may attract but this couple combust, and before the embers fade away they’ll have to make a choice to love or to lose it all.

Fox is the CEO of the business with his brothers; he’s stubborn, closed off to emotional situations, quick to temper, and slow to adapt to things not going his way, and has lost his personal assistant.  After a slew of applicants that just don’t fit, in walks Ru with her confidence, her coolness, and her determination to get this job.  She’s back home only long enough to save enough money for her next adventure around the world.  She won’t stay forever, but she can deal with Fox on a temporary basis no matter how sexy he might be.  Neither expected their reactions to each other… and neither wanted to completely change for the other.  Impasse some might say… fate has other ideas.

I enjoyed Fox and Ru’s story so much.  I’m sure they exist, but it would certainly be hard to find two more stubborn people than these two.  Each has their reasons for why they don’t want to settle down.  Are they good ones?  No, but that doesn’t matter to them.  Watching them chip away at walls and discover themselves in love, a complicated love was such a delightful journey.

We get a few more clues about the mystery that’s woven throughout the series, a closer look at some of the secondary characters, and some definite sass from unexpected people.  I’m loving this series.  If you love a well-written, emotional romance that will finally allow two stubborn lovers to admit that they might compromise a bit… eventually, then you’d love this one.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the author or author’s team via Booksprout, and I sincerely thank them for their trust. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

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