Strictly Temporary Volumes 1 & 2 by Ella Fox

So I’ve finally handed in all my University reports and can FINALLY post my review of this amazing series!

Strictly Temporary Volume 1

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Synopsis

Just a Small Towne girl…

Raised on fairytales and dreams of true love, Arden Winger left for college with a smile on her face and a happy, hopeful heart. Fast-forward seven years and that small town is behind her, but not the baggage she’s been carrying since she left.

Just a city boy…

It’s not that Exton Alexander had anything against relationships—he just never had the desire to try. Not necessarily jaded, Exton considered himself a realist. Little did he know, the one woman that would change everything was about to rock his world. This Alpha male knows the second he lays eyes on her that Arden is special– now he just has to work past her defenses.

Strictly Temporary is Volume One. Volume Two will arrive in February. Arden & Exton’s story will be resolved in book two- but the temporary series will continue after that with different characters.

Review

Before I begin…

WARNING: this book contains a cliffhanger that will leave you frustrated and begging for more – wearing a hole in the carpet from pacing is expected. If you can’t handle the sexual tension and anticipation about what happens next I suggest you wait for book 2 to read the story in all its glory. Or you can be as impatient as me and read part 1 anyway despite knowing about the cliffy at the end & join me in my struggle.

PS. A drawer of new panties is required for all scenes including Exton Alexander….

So this is my second review as Goodreads accidentally deleted half of my first so here goes review 2.0 …

OMG THIS BOOK!! I absolutely loved the Hart series – I mean Dante and Sabrina?!! AAAHH! So when I saw this book I one-clicked instantly!

Arden used to dream about perfect fairytales and loved to read romance books filled with HEAs. But after a childhood filled with misery and daily bullying her belief in fairytales is slowly diminishing. After moving away from her old town to escape her daily torment she starts a new life, hoping to finally find some peace…but plans never do go right do they?

When one of her old bullies comes back for her she’s reluctant to believe his kind words but after weeks of attention she finally gives in. Little did she know that would be the worst mistake of her life.

Years later, Arden has lost all belief in fairytales and HEAs. Now working for Dante and Sabrina at Hart she’s finally made some real friends and found a life for herself. Except she doesn’t trust anyone and her heart is firmly guarded.

When Exton Alexander, one of Dante’s bestfriend’s, makes his appearance she’d have to be dead not to feel the pull between them. Charming and panty-melting Exton is lusted after by every woman in the city but at the moment there’s only one girl he’s seeing – Arden.

With Exton determined to make Arden his and Arden determined to keep him at arm’s length the two begin a battle of wills. Arden knows his type and won’t open herself up to more heartbreak. But she wasn’t prepared for Exton’s determination, nor how insanely hot he is ( 😉 ), and the struggle to keep him away becomes harder and harder.

Will she be able to let him in and find her happily ever after?

Wow Exton Alexander!! What a panty-melter! Him and the Hart boys are truly something to be reckoned with! And Arden – gosh I love her! Her past was truly horrendous and I really felt for her situation – the way Exton builds her back up again and earns her trust is brilliant and I really enjoyed the chemistry between the two of them.

Absolutely CAN NOT WAIT until book 2! What a cliff hanger! Definitely a must read – add to your TBR right NOW!

Read Volume 1 for yourself here…

Amazon UK / US

Strictly Temporary Volume 2

 

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Synopsis

Arden Winger stopped believing in fairytales and true love a long time ago.

Exton Alexander breached her defenses, but when a blast from the past rocked Arden’s world, she panicked.

Is a happily ever after in their future?

Strictly Temporary is the second and final part of Arden & Exton’s story

Review

After the stinker of a cliff-hanger at the end of Part 1 I was salivating for more! And now we finally get to find out what happens next!!

Arden was just letting herself feel truly happy again with a guy who just seems too good to be true. The perfect mix of unbelievably sexy and protective alpha male Exton is chipping away at the walls she erected around her heart and though she’s scared, she couldn’t be happier. When her horrendous past comes back to haunt her yet again her first instinct is to run – even if that leaves Exton behind.

What’s great about part 2 is we get to go back through previous events but from Exton’s POV – I mean who wouldn’t want to spend some time in Exton’s head?!! Once we’ve gone through the events from part 1 we re-join Exton and his pursuit of Arden. With the knowledge that her childhood bullies aren’t finished with her yet, her feelings of embarrassment, hurt and shame all come back in spades and her desire to run clouds her judgement.

Exton is determined to protect what’s his – no matter the cost, but will he be able to win back the girl and piece her back together again? Arden lost her belief in fairytales a long time ago but with her very own Prince Charming standing in front of her, and a little Princess whispering in her ear, will she take the chance and believe again?

This book – WOW!! I love the Harts and this definitely hasn’t changed after reading this – I mean Dante and Sabrina’s daughter? So Cute!! Exton is of course all kinds of yummy in his alpha, protective sexiness that’s just pure Exton Alexander. He makes Arden’s dreams come true and it makes for a beautiful read. What a guy! I’m so happy Arden got her HEA and of course to hear more about my favourite book family, the Harts!

Strictly Temporary has been an emotional, gripping and God damn HOT read, with heartache and scorching chemistry. The Hart men are in a league of their own, and with Exton joining their ranks they’re pretty damn irresistible! If you want to read a fairytale romance but with all the juicy bits left in you will fall head over heels for this!

Read Volume 2 for yourself here…

Amazon UK / US

 

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