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Temporarily His Princess (Married by Royal Decree #1)

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"Get a wife. ASAP."

When his king says Prince Vincenzo D'Agostino must marry, the confirmed bachelor knows only one woman will do: Glory Monaghan, the lover who betrayed him six years ago. By forcing her hand, he'll appease his ruler—and get the woman he can't forget out of his system forever.

But Vincenzo's proposal is the last thing Glory expects. His long-ago rejection ne
Paperback, 192 pages
Published May 7th 2013 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2013)
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Gwen (The Gwendolyn Reading Method)
This is as AMAZINGLY ridiculous as it sounds. Get this. HE'S the Prince of Castaldini (yes, someone actually decided to go with that name) AND the world's top scientist in the field of renewable energy. She's the brilliant new graduate he hires and they fall instantly in love! BUT he's presented with evidence that she stole his secrets and sold them to... someone (spoiler alert: she was FRAMED). He breaks up with her, pretending she means NOTHING to him. She's crushed, he's crushed. Six years la ...more
Christa Runge
Mar 26, 2013 Christa Runge rated it it was amazing
6 years ago Prince Vincenzo D’Agostino believed his lover of the last 6 months, Glory Monaghan had betrayed him. Because he loved her so much he couldn’t bring himself to prosecute her, instead he cruelly cast her aside. With every lie he told he shattered both their hearts. Now his king (Ferruccio Selvaggio-D’Agostino, The Illegitimate King, The Castaldini Crown series) has ordered him to marry to clean up his image as a playboy. If he is to marry, there is only one woman he would want for a wi ...more
Nas Dean
Apr 01, 2013 Nas Dean rated it it was amazing
TEMPORARILY HIS PRINCESS by author Olivia Gates is a Harlequin Desire release for May 2013.

Vincenzo Arsenio D’Agostino had thrown Glory Monaghan out very indiscriminately five years ago after having a scorching affair with her.

But now he needs a wife and he can’t think of anyone other than Glory to marry! Will Glory agree to his terms of marriage for one year only? And what will happen after that one year is over? Will they both walk away from each other and their marriage?

Apr 03, 2013 Desere rated it it was amazing

As some woman will tell you it happens each and every day to more woman than you think. You meet the man of your dreams, your life seems perfect and definitely heading in the right "white picket fence" direction or in the case of Glory the "perfect palace life" direction but it all comes crashing down quicker and you fall harder than you ever imagined.

In the latest read from the brilliant Olivia Gates she takes us deep into the life of what happens when the man of your dreams discards you like
Shirley Buchanan
May 23, 2013 Shirley Buchanan rated it it was amazing
What do you say when your king makes it a royal command that you marry to salvage your reputation? You say " Yes, Your Majesty", and then you find a wife.

Vincenzo knew the perfect woman for his wife, but she had betrayed him once. Could he risk her doing it again?

Vincent was a prince with a womanizing reputation, rich, smart, and the alpha male. Glory was the only woman he had ever loved, but his heart still hurt from her betrayal. He believed the saying "once bitten, twice shy". He could blackm
Fiona Marsden
Jul 14, 2013 Fiona Marsden rated it it was amazing
REading an Olivia Gates romance is like choosing the richest gooiest chocolate cake in the bakery. Her heroes are over the top, gorgeous alpha males with a hard crust but a soft centre. The heroines are women of intelligence and spirit who match their mates in every way.

Sometimes when I'm reading the lush descriptions the intense language I think, should I be laughing at this? It is so much more ornate and lavish in it's language than most other romances I read. But I'm loving every bit of it. S
Apr 25, 2013 Susan rated it it was amazing
Very good book with some very intense emotions. Six years earlier Vincenzo and Glory had been in the middle of an intense relationship as well as working together. Then Vincenzo broke things off saying such cruel things to her that they nearly destroyed her. Now he is back with a proposition that would have her married to him for a year in order to keep her family out of prison. She doesn't know if she'll survive being that close to him again, but how can she resist?

I really liked both Vincenzo
Apr 30, 2013 Amelia rated it it was amazing
The Married by Royal Decree miniseries begins with a story that returns to the kingdom of Castaldini, where dreams previously came true for three endearing couples. In TEMPORARILY HIS PRINCESS, Olivia Gates gives two more individuals the unexpected opportunity to also find everlasting joy with someone their hearts never forgot. But only if challenging emotional issues do not tear them apart once again.

There has been one woman in his life that Prince Vincenzo D'Agostino truly loved, and he was d
Nancy Crocker
May 14, 2013 Nancy Crocker rated it it was amazing
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Temporarily His Princess by Olivia Gates

Believing that Glory his lover for the last six months, has been stealing secrets. Prince Vincenzo D'Agostino ends their relationship in the cruelest way. Six years later King Ferruccio Selvaggio-D'Agostino of Castaldini is demanding that Vincenzo be married by Royal Decree. With only a couple of months to find a wife, the Prince decides Glory will be his wife. So what if he needs to blackmail her into marriage.

Glory Monaghan fell in love with Prince Vince
Mar 19, 2013 Wanda rated it it was amazing
Who wouldn’t love a story about a sexy prince, even if he seems a little heartless at first, but that all changes? Can their love stand the test of time and all the hard feelings and emotions from 6 years ago? Can a marriage really work when your bribed into being married…so many questions you will find the answers too when you read this book. Characters were amazing, chemistry sizzling hot. This is a must read!
Jul 04, 2013 Dorthyn rated it really liked it
Back cover blurb:

"Get a wife. ASAP."

When his king says Prince Vincenzo D'Agostino must marry, the confirmed bachelor knows only one woman will do: Glory Monaghan, the lover who betrayed him six years ago. By forcing her hand, he'll appease his ruler—and get the woman he can't forget out of his system forever.

But Vincenzo's proposal is the last thing Glory expects. His long-ago rejection nearly destroyed her—how can she say yes now, even for show? Yet she has no choice. Becoming Vincenzo's tempo
Molly Landau
Jun 15, 2013 Molly Landau rated it it was amazing
This was my first book by Olivia Gates. And let me tell you how much I enjoyed it. I bought the ebook from Harlequin two and a half months ago. And since then I've gone out and got every single thing Olivia Gates wrote. I'm addicted, totally addicted to her writing. She makes you feel you're in the magnificent places she describes, inside the bodies and minds and souls of her characters. It's uncanny how she transforms the reading experience into such a total sensory one. Have i mentioned I am a ...more
Tanya Mayes
May 28, 2013 Tanya Mayes rated it it was amazing
Shelves: harlequin-desire
This is a must read story love Olivia Gates writing. This story is about Prince Vincenzo D'Agostino , he was devastated when he thought Glory his lover of six months had stolen secrets from him. For six years he has not let himself get close to another female, but a command by the King of Castaldini is about to alter his life. Vincenzo will be serving in a new position for his country, and he must make the unfavorable opinions about his personal life more positive. The decree by his king is to " ...more
Apr 29, 2013 Yazmin rated it it was amazing
Another great one by Olivia Gates, Temporarily His Princess will capture you from beginning to end.

Prince Vincenzo D’Agostino has been ordered by his king to marry but he does not want to marry anyone, he is happy being single. The only person that still comes to mind when he thinks of a woman is Glory Monaghan. But can he risk himself and his company to her betrayal again.

Glory Monaghan has not seen Vincenzo since he broke her heart and left her ruthlessly. She thought that they were happy, but
Jemi Fraser
What a fun story! Plots within plots and emotions within emotions. Glory and Vincenzo are fun characters and the plot is unique. Well done :)
3-1/2 stars. In general a pretty good story. The hero was cruel at the beginning as you see him dumping her for betraying him. Of course as is the case with all good HP heroes or heroines, he never asks for her side of the story. The story starts 6 years later when he needs to marry so he blackmails her into marriage since he never really got over her and decides to get her out of his system this way. The downfall of the book for me, if there is one, is that he changes his mind about how he feel ...more
Jennifer Mcpherson
Jul 10, 2013 Jennifer Mcpherson rated it it was amazing
Formations of words comes so easy to Olivia Gates, it give me great pleasure to read her books a because without a doubt i know i will enjoy it. I feel like i want to be Glory. Olivia is so creative, gifted and a serious genius. I thought i was in love with Aris Sarantos my very first read from Olivia but boy i do love me some Vincenzo. I love to read your stories so i thinkyour next mission is yo create a mini series because your creativity needs T. Superb story love it, YEAH again my favorite ...more
Book Binge
Aug 01, 2013 Book Binge rated it really liked it
I had read other Olivia Gates stories in this series before this one, but it was fun to go back to book one in the series and enjoy another story that may really be just a aristocratic fantasy of “how the other half lives.” Yet it is that very quality that has most of us reading romance fiction in the first place–taking us into lives and situations that we could never hope to experience in real life. Ms Gates has a way about telling these almost fairy tale kinds of stories that catches the reade ...more
Kelly K
Jul 09, 2013 Kelly K rated it it was amazing
A fantastic start to the the Married By Royal Decree series. So much character development, humor, wonderful dialogue, angst and emotion...not to mention sizzling passion and scorching sex. Everything anyone can want in a romance and waaaay more. Another winner by Olivia Gates and another example why she's my favorite romance author.
Apr 15, 2013 Judith rated it really liked it
It's an entrancing story from an author who has kept us all riveted with her tales of royal romps. It's every bit as good as it gets and we all love to read how "the other half lives . . . and loves." Well worth the time to read and enjoy.
H.L. Laffin
Mar 16, 2014 H.L. Laffin rated it really liked it
I am new to Olivia Gates. But I do love a good Prince story. And when you have a King forcing the Prince to marry, well then my attention is caught.
I loved the Prologue! I was asking myself how could she? But then to see him cast her off with such brutality. I was taken back! Noticing the story was going to carry on with Glory -the one Prince Vincenzo harshly casts away- even though he loves her. I was curious how Olivia would have the story unfold.
As I read, I saw that she kept with Glory being
Harlequin Books
Miniseries: Married by Royal Decree
Category: Passion
"Gates gives readers a couple whose romance was derailed through deceit. Their emotional love story and sizzling chemistry will leave fans riveted until the final pages." RT Book Reviews, rated 4 1/2 stars
Kim Perry
Mar 17, 2014 Kim Perry rated it really liked it
Olivia Gates delivers another really great story of second chance love. Vincenzo hasn't seen Glory since he ended their affair six years ago after believing she betrayed him. Vincenzo is highly intelligent and is an alpha male. Glory is devoted to her philanthropic work and is very conflicted about her family's activities. When Vincenzo is forced to find a wife in a short time frame, he immediately blackmails Glory. Their chemistry is even stronger now as both have changed and matured. I love th ...more
Feb 08, 2014 Tizah rated it it was amazing
Great..! amazing always Olivia seams her words beautifully. .you can feel real pain and joy with her story.....
Jul 25, 2013 Penney rated it it was amazing
Very good! I loved this. Great author!
May 31, 2015 Iris rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-2015
“I just want to start serving my sentence with as little resistance as possible, so it will pass with as little damage as possible.”

What a hot mess. This book is a headache, don't know where to start.

So, Vincenzo needs a wife ASAP (if you read the book, you'd know the reference). He doesn't want to marry because he enjoys his reputation as a playboy. As he was ordered by the King of Castaldini to marry, he doesn't have a choice. The only woman he can think of being his wife is Glory Monahan.
Dec 25, 2014 Ada rated it really liked it
Adoro a esta autora, todo el libro me la pase con el legrimón a flote
Nazish Ahmed (Nazish Reads)
I don't rate many books 5 stars, and I don't rate many books below 3 stars, mostly I rate them 4 stars.

To view the full post and other reviews, click here Married by Royal Decree: Book 1 Temporarily His Princess by Olivia Gates

Gore: No
Magic: No
Romance: Yes

Action: (this is only a romance novel, so i'm not counting this one)
Pacing: 3.5 stars
Plot: 3 stars

If you're a regular visitor of my blog, then you know that this isn't something I usually read. I read adult books, but not adult contemporary rom
Jan 29, 2014 Natalie rated it liked it
This is my first experience with an Olivia Gates book. I enjoyed the story immensely. Unfortunately, I had issue with something that happened in the final pages of the book. For that reason I didn't give this book a higher rating.

Let me start out by saying something positive. I enjoyed the story. It started out with a bang. No dancing around. The hero needs a wife, he decides what better way to get a temporary one than blackmail the woman he thought betrayed him? And despite the heroine's object
Hsiau Wei
Jul 08, 2013 Hsiau Wei rated it liked it
This book tell the story of Prince Vincenzo who was asked by his ruler, to find a bride to restore and maintain a good image to serve in a new position for his country and the decree from the King is he have to find someone to marry. Vincenzo have been a confirmed bachelor and have no intention to get married. Notwithstanding his status, he did fell in love before with Glory six years ago but her betrayal has killed his trust of her and any women per se. But, though it have been six years ago, s ...more
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