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The Temporary Mrs. King (Kings of California #11)

3.83  ·  Rating Details  ·  213 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
It doesn't take long for Sean King to realize he's in trouble. Despite the idyllic setting and the exquisite contract bride, his marriage to Melinda Stanford is meant to be strictly business. Pure profit is his for the taking. All he has to do is marry the boss's granddaughter—and keep his hands off his sexy new wife.

Melinda had made the rules, but now her marriage seems a
Paperback, 192 pages
Published November 29th 2011 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2011)
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This was so much enjoyable than the last King book.
What I found funny was the first chapter when Melinda just walks up to Sean and proposes marriage and Sean is befuddled.

Loved the sexual tension between these two and both of them had to get over the past, Melinda over what she thought was the perfect love and Sean over his crappy childhood and college experience.

These two were pretty good.
Nov 07, 2011 Susan rated it it was amazing
I sure do love these King men. They all seem to start out cynical and anti-love, then meet the woman who educates them. In this case, both Sean and Melinda have something they want, and make a deal to get it. Both have issues in their pasts that make them unwilling to take a chance on love. The more time they spend together, the hotter they are for each other, but neither wants to admit that love is also there. I loved the conclusion, and seeing more of the King family is always a plus. I sure h ...more
Trish R.
Feb 18, 2015 Trish R. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So, I just hate when someone is mourning someone who’s dead and refuses to let go of that person. It’s like they feel the need to worship at that dead person’s alter. It’s like they believe that person was perfect and usually that can’t be further from that truth. I mean, Melinda couldn’t even accept her feelings for Sean because of the past. Really? And from her memories of Steven he was nothing but an ass. I’me at 66% now and she’s finally coming around.

That being said, I loved this story. And
Kaycee Sapinoso
This one was s bit different from the usual marriage of convenience storyline with well rounded characters.

Melinda Standford and Sean Kings were well suited to each other. Both determined, stubborn, and both willing to do anything to get what they want.

I loved how the relationship developed between them. The chemistry was undeniable. But can a marriage of convenience end happily ever after? I don't want to give away the whole story so I won't go into details. You have to read it yourself to find
Silver James
The Temporary Mrs. King I always enjoy Ms. Child's voice, whether she's writing Harlequin Desires or snappy paranormal single titles. Her Kings of California is a favorite series and I always snatch up the latest, even if I don't always read them in order. My bad. Sean King is a man with a chip on his shoulder and a real aversion to involvement. He's handsome, charming, rich. Not bad for a kid from a dysfunctional childhood. Sean is on a private island in the Caribbean to make a land deal no one ...more
Feb 09, 2012 Wendy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
THE TEMPORARY MRS. KING is a marriage of convenience story and a great one. What starts out as just a business deal for both Sean and Melinda. The sparks fly immediately but neither wants to admit there could actually be sparks or rather that the sparks could mean more than lust. The story is engaging fast paced and fun. This is part of Mrs. Child's Kings of California series and if you've read these books before you know the King men are something else. If you are a fan of quick reads and of co ...more
Mar 02, 2012 Jasey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Fanniny Moreno Zavaleta
3.5 stars, there were a few details I didn't like :s
Jan 17, 2013 Renata rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
An relatively minor plot point, but I loved the fact that Melinda was a jewelry designer. I would have loved to see Child delve into that reality a bit more and perhaps romanticize the Tesoro topaz further. I don't know why, but the artistic nature of Melinda's pursuit made the book that much more magical for me.
Kate Carlisle
Dec 23, 2011 Kate Carlisle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So good! Sean King has the same killer business instincts as his brothers (and every one of the fabulous King men), but he's just so wonderfully easygoing!
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USA Today best selling author Maureen Child is the author of more than ninety romance novels and novellas. Maureen is a five time nominee for the prestigious Rita award from Romance Writers of America.
One of her novels, A Pocketful Of Paradise, was made into a CBS-TV movie called The Soul Collector, starring Melissa Gilbert, Bruce Greenwood and Ossie Davis.
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