Temporary Wife

Temporary Wife Emily Lamb thought Luke Adams was attractive and powerful enough to arrange his own marriage but when her friend Gina Harrick asked her to marry him for business reasons Emily had her own reasons for

  • Title: Temporary Wife
  • Author: Roberta Leigh
  • ISBN: 9780263718607
  • Page: 414
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Emily Lamb thought Luke Adams was attractive and powerful enough to arrange his own marriage but when her friend Gina Harrick asked her to marry him for business reasons, Emily had her own reasons for agreeing.It was, of course, to be a temporary marriage of convenience only Emily hadn t counted on falling in love with Luke Nor had she suspected that the secret behind tEmily Lamb thought Luke Adams was attractive and powerful enough to arrange his own marriage but when her friend Gina Harrick asked her to marry him for business reasons, Emily had her own reasons for agreeing.It was, of course, to be a temporary marriage of convenience only Emily hadn t counted on falling in love with Luke Nor had she suspected that the secret behind the business reasons was the fact that Luke was in love with Gina, his boss s wife .

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    1. Ok a 4.25 for me 2 of the stars just for the h, Emily - one of my all time favorite hs.The premise of the H loving OW always promises a lot of angst as happens in this one. I generally like this trope quite well but of course the H/h relationship has to be handled in a believable manner,so if anyone has a good book suggestion pls let me know:)The book starts with pov of the H Luke n the OW Gina (his elderly boss's wife) so no chances of misunderstanding their feelings or motivations. They conco [...]

    2. It was a good book and I liked the fact the heroine stayed quite strong until the end. The male lead had no integrity or morals to sleep with a friends wife which he did right up till died so I don't think his character can ever be redeemed but the book had angst which I enjoyed.

    3. What a foul, filthy piece of filth the other woman was. She may be the poster bitch for worst evil other woman EVER. EVERRRRRRRR!The H and the evil OW have been having an affair for two years. Bad enough, yes, but it's compounded by the fact that cuckolded husband is the H’s boss and mentor and a really nice guy. The H asked her to leave her husband when they first started the affair, but she was such a precious flower she was afraid it would give her husband a heart attack and she was soooo w [...]

    4. Altho I try to avoid such books, I have read a handful of romances where the hero was actively in love with another woman before finally turning toward the heroine. I rarely believe in the HEA when a book starts this way and this one was no exception. The hero was in love with the Other Woman for 3/4 of the book and there is plenty of narrative shown from his POV so that there can be no mistaking where his heart lay. And despite, continuing to carry on an affair with the Other Woman, he had show [...]

    5. Did'nt liked the book,the character Luke was too shallow,selfish,manipulative,hypocrit and back stabber had no morals/ethicshero Luke was in love with his friend/boss Charles wife Gina and kept sleeping with her behind his Charles's back and when Charles's nephew catches them he and Gina both plan to save themselves and hide their affair,Luke marries Emily who is a warm lively good woman,Emily knows Luke loves Gina but she still marries himAfter marriage Luke still keeps sleeping with Gina and l [...]

    6. I have no words for my love for this book. It was perfect in every way, exactly what I was craving for after months (yes, months!) of not reading anythingIt was also one of the most unique books I have ever read, dealing with the issue of the H having an affair with a married woman - which is such a despicable thing, but the way the author dealt with this, the way she portrays the hero and the rest of his character and personality is so powerful it makes my like for the hero overcome my disgust. [...]

    7. 3 stars for the heroine and a half a star for Roberta Leigh pulling off this scenario.Wonderfully compelling trainwreck of a book. Hero marries the heroine to cover up his affair with his boss's wife. If you can get past that premise you'll enjoy the book. Heroine is engaging and because she wants the hero, I'm glad she got her HEA. Hero is an in-love idiot and because the OW is really kind of smarmy, I found I was glad he was rescued from that doomed-to-go-nowhere relationship.

    8. So glad I picked this up on a whim and went straight into it without reading any reviews so I could enjoy the ride without knowing what was coming. H is in love with the boss's wife and having a full-fledged love affair behind his back. Yes, it's dispicable and I couldn't imagine how the H could turn around from this. But here's where Roberta Leigh shines. She introduces them first and makes them look like a highly misunderstood couple, deeply in love surrounded by circumstances they can't contr [...]

    9. I couldn't quite get emotionally invested in Luke and Emily. I liked the storyline> It might have been better if it was longer so that some of the emotional changes/realizations could have taken a little longer so the reader could become a little bit more invested. Well-written but missed a little something somewhere. 2.5 stars.

    10. Quite a few reviews echo my thoughts about the book So I quote briefly pertinent snippets from other reviews. Booklover says "Luke was too shallow, selfish, manipulative, hypocrite and back stabber had no morals/ethics" Julz04 says "The heroine was the typical virginal, 20-something, dowdy duckling turned beautiful swan. I found I actually really liked the heroine and enjoyed the little snippets of snarky wit she spouted."

    11. Here we have a story about a guy who was having a secret affair with his boss's wife. When they were about to be exposed, the OW concocted a plan to have him marry someone in name only as a cover. The heroine he married was the typical virginal, 20-something, dowdy duckling turned beautiful swan who had intelligence to compliment her new found looks. I found I actually really liked the h and enjoyed the little snippets of snarky wit she spouted. Although I didn't hate the H, I couldn't help but [...]

    12. Ahhh how I hated this book. The hero was in love with OW almost to the end. Frustrating, painful and almost unreadable. But. it makes for a great writer when the story engages you to the point where you want to scream and throw the book across the room. What a spineless cheating hero. The heroine thought so deserved better. Loved it hated it oh I don't know!

    13. The premise is that the Hero is in love and having a hot sexy affair with his beloved boss/mentor's wife, and they need an innocent young girl for him to marry as a cover-up to their cheating.I'm one of those people who couldn't get past that opening to settle into the story beyond it. Having the H head-over-heels and panting for the OW was bad enough, but couple that with his total lack of morals to be indulging in adultery with the wife of a man he actually is close with and respects? Meaning [...]

    14. Angsty read. Really liked the educated, intelligent heroine and even though hero was clearly in denial I didn't hate him. He was just TSTL.

    15. Angst fest and one of those books that makes you want to kill one of the characters or two. The 3 stars are for making me feel invested in Emily's character. I hated Luke with a passion even more than I hated the repulsive Gena. I love books with OW but I want them to be evil geniuses and to hide their true character so I can have a reason as to why the hero was stupid enough to fall for their tricks. Gena's character was cheap, nauseating and immoral from the get go. She had a nice body and pre [...]

    16. Awful. The hero spent most of the book in love with a married woman. The marriage of convenience was concocted to keep the old man (the hero's boss) from finding out the truth. Seriously? Yes. Seriously.These two charming people continue to have their affair after hero's sham marriage to heroine. The heroine was fine, she pointed out how horrible both were behaving and how morally bankrupt they both were. Why did she get involved in this mess? Same old stupid trope of the poor destitute heroine [...]

    17. There was something strangely compelling about this read. I realised it had all the elements required to be defined as a train-wreck. "a chaotic or disastrous situation that holds a ghoulish fascination for observers".The whole set up is so sordid and I like my H's to be sordid free. The h was refreshing with plenty of personality. Her one short fall, she didn't make him beg in the end. As for the the H's turnabout at the end, it seems abrupt and unbelievable. Even the h questions his declaratio [...]

    18. I think that if Luke had been more cynical and Emily less , this one would have been a keeper. Emily was not that nice to me : she judges Gina behavior , but she is far from being honest herself.As for Gina, the OW, i was sorry for her in a way.

    19. 5 stars for the well written melodrama of it all. Yeah, the hero was a cheating idiot but at least he didn’t cheat on the heroine. Loved the heroine. She was quite smart and spunky. Loved how she had no qualms about spending his money especially when she thought to herself, if he only knew how much money she spent every time he mentioned the OW, maybe he’d think twice. Plenty of scenes with them together unlike a lot of older HPs. This one was written in 1975. Quite the satisfying vintage HP [...]

    20. 3.5 stars. This was an odd one -- I didn't like that the hero spent most of the book thinking he was in love with the other woman. But I liked the heroine and it was clear that the hero was going to come to his senses with her, so it was ok.

    21. One of my favourites. This is a trope I love and Ms Leigh does a great job even though the husband is still a bit annoying. This book is very similar to Magnola by Diane Palmer by i read this first so as far as I’m concerned this one is the “original”. Just wish it was a little longer

    22. Emily was awesome and what a pity she fell for an amoral man like Luke. I don't know how much of his "love" was love but an attempt to redeem himself from the tawdriness of his behaviour when he was confronted by it through the eyes of a woman with integrity. Emily, though, was beginning to find her wings and I guess eventually the dissolute conduct would bother her more than her infatuation, especially with the fading of the first flush of passion. Here's hoping.Absolutely loved the writing in [...]

    23. This could of been much more entertaining if Emily did not immediately fall in love with the antihero so bloody quickly. It would of worked if he had really started falling for her like 20% in, not at 2 seconds before midnight! He also needed about 50% to redeem his sleazy behaviour. We were told what a goody two shoes she is, but she was nasty to Roger and you have to worry about her evaluative judgement as Gina was her bf. Thirdly, she loves the "hero", that in itself is an indictment against [...]

    24. Loved this novel when I read it as a pre-teen. Strong male character although Leigh's men would not be considered very PC today, and engaging heroine, I loved Emily and her transformation from temporary wife to permanent wife! I remember I bought it from Morgan's bookstall at Gainsborough Market and I still have a copy to this day. I was not quite 11 years old at this time. This remains my favourite Roberta Leigh along with 2 other of her novels from the 1970s - Girl for a Millionaire and Cupboa [...]

    25. Just read this Harlequinn Romance, which was published in 1975. 40 years old and in great shape. The story of a man who marries to cover up an affair with his boss's wife. Of course he realizes he was never in love with his boss's wife and finds himself in love with his temporary wife. It was probably considered pretty racy in 1975.

    26. I tend to despise doormats but it's a harley. So I'm more accepting ofeverything. Plus! There's just something about harlequin romances that pulls you in despite the numerous instances I am tempted to throw my e-reader away.A 2/5 stars since I actually liked the heroine.

    27. This has plenty of angst, which is usually my cup of tea. But this one is just too awful and left a bitter aftertaste. Both the hero and the writing were irredeemable. Rating: tasted like a bitter gourd!

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