by: Jayci Lee
Series: The Heirs of Hansol
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 4, 2020
Publisher: Harlequin Desire
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Much more than he bargained for…
“You want me to find you a wife?”
“No. I want you to be my wife.”
Garrett Song is this close to taking the reins of his family’s LA fashion empire…until the Song matriarch insists he marry her handpicked bride first. To block her matchmaking, he recruits Natalie Sobol to pose as his wife. She needs a fake spouse as badly as he does. But when passion burns down their chaste agreement, the flames could destroy them all…
Temporary Wife Temptation is the first book in Jayci Lee’s The Heirs of Hansol series. The series focuses on the Song family who are Korean American and own and operate Hansol, a top fashion retailer in the U.S. The cover for this book is what caught my attention. I loved seeing an Asian couple on the cover. The blurb had me reaching for the book.
Garrett Song is the oldest grandson of the Song family. Since he was a child, he’s been groomed to take over the company and become CEO. He’s even recently moved from New York to California to be closer to his family and the company’s headquarters. Everything is going according to plan until his grandmother informs him that she’s arranged for him to marry a proper Korean woman. Not wanting to be married, Garrett turns to Hansol’s interim VP of Human Resources, Natalie Sobol. Natalie wants her current job to be permanent, and she needs to be married in order to fight for custody of her infant niece. The two agree to a marriage of convenience that becomes all too real.
From the beginning, I loved Natalie. Garrett had some hard edges that took me time to work around. But he did eventually win me over. The other characters in the book are equally as likable. You get to meet Garrett’s younger sister, Adelaide, and his best friend Michael. They also happen to star in the next book in the series, Secret Crush Seduction. I can’t wait to read it.
In addition to romance, Temporary Wife Temptation has the added benefit of a little mystery. Someone is trying to take down Hansol with a little corporate espionage. The who and why remains to be seen. I think the story ended too abruptly. There was something, in my opinion, that wasn’t wrapped up. An epilogue would have been good. Overall, Jayci Lee did a really good job with her debut book.
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The Heirs of Hansol Series:
Secret Crush Seduction releases September 1, 2020
Off Limits Attraction releases December 1, 2020
Jayci Lee writes poignant, sexy, and laugh-out-loud romance every free second she can scavenge. She lives in sunny California with her tall-dark-and-handsome husband, two amazing boys with boundless energy, and a fluffy rescue whose cuteness is a major distraction. At times, she cannot accommodate real life because her brain is full of drool worthy heroes and badass heroines clamoring to come to life. Because of all the books demanding to be written, Jayci writes full-time now, and is semi-retired from her fifteen-year career as a defense litigator. She loves food, wine, and traveling, and incidentally so do her characters. Books have always helped her grow, dream, and heal, and she hopes her books will do the same for you.
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