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Temporary Bliss (Bliss #1)

3.9 of 5 stars 3.90  ·  rating details  ·  2,310 ratings  ·  315 reviews
*Disclaimer - There is absolutely no cheating in this book. However, this book does contain descriptive and super hot sex scenes that will make you blush and leave you hot and bothered. Make sure you have your husband, partner, boyfriend or significant other nearby when reading, or else batteries. Lots and lots of batteries*

Makenna Lewis cringes at any mention of the word
Kindle Edition, 209 pages
Published August 27th 2013 by Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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Lisa Jayne


A weakness for any romance book I devour is the, will they won't they? factor and this book has just that and a whole lot more. A few good reviews and blurb that sounded right up my street had me racing to amazon to hook my kindle up with this treat and I didn't take one look back. Here are my thoughts ...

What's it all about?
Makenna 'Mac' Lewis fell crashing into love with her high school sweetheart unfortunately for this love stuck beauty this love turned sour and she f

This is one of those curl up on the couch on a rainy day, don’t want to get up to eat, read ‘til you finish kind of books. As soon as I started Temporary Bliss I was hooked. I had a big goofy grin on my face, this book just made me feel good. I loved it.

At twenty years old, Makenna aka “Mac” lost herself in a bad relationship. Scarred but determined to always be independent, she makes a vow to herself that she will never let a man dictate her life ag
Farah *Professor Dean's Beauty*

This is such an awesome light and sweet read!

Mac Is 24yrs old, she does not do relationships because of her past..

Until she meets Daniel

Mac gets everything she never thought she would.....but she's scared of loosing herself again for a man.
Until Daniel...

Love is unexpected and love changes you!

I love this book! It’s funny, dirty and romantic with a confident, sassy heroine and four very fine guys to drool over. Are you hooked yet?

Makenna (Mac) hit rock bottom four years ago, escaping an abusive relationship, and made a vow to herself that she would live her own life. She would never let a man control her, and never get close enough to one for that to even become a possibility. She has three fuck buddies - each meeting a different need for her, and each very aware of the other and how
Shannie⭐️this Whore Loves BIG C##KS⭐️
4 Gorgeous Fell In Love with Superman Stars!!

OMFG........why did I wait so long to read this!! This was a fun, sexy, funny romance. I loved Mac's inner monologue and shit....I just loved Mac. I think we're sisters from another mister....seriously!!!

Mackenna Lewis was in a bad relationship four years ago and sense then she has vowed to never let a man get close to her heart again. In order to make sure this happens, she has "no strings" sex. Dont judge....she's not a whore!! Mac keeps her sextiv
Nikki Groom
Before I start on my review I just want to say there is NO Cliffhanger, NO Cheating, a happy ever after and VERY HOT sex scenes!

I just loved this book.
It has a refreshing change of pace and characters that you can't help but fall in love with.
The really rare find with this little gem is that I really liked the female lead. She is smart, sassy and sharp witted.
She isn't a virgin, she's not naive and she knows what she does and doesn't want.
Not only that, she's lucky enough to have 3 friends with
[~Ami~]♥Sexy Dexy♥
Wow. Too many hot men in this book!

Mac has been through a bad relationship and has vowed to never let history repeat itself.

And so she has not 1 but 3 "friends with benefits".

But then she meets Daniel Winters...

This man is seriously swoon worthy, but I'm not suppose to swoon

Their relationship grew with each date and I loved the flirting and teasing.

Until then, I'll have to rename my shower head Daniel and have some fun with him

The writing was fun to read and this is one of those books that
Makenna “Mac” fell in love with a stupid boy in school, Beau. When they fell on hard times he was offered a job with his uncle in Ohio and begs Mac to come with him. Even though everyone in her family and friends do not think it’s a good idea, Mac goes anyway. Once there Mac soon finds out that Beau has changed and not in a good way. She finds herself all alone with no money, no friends and is now in an abusive relationship. She’s finally had enough and calls her best friend to ask for help in g ...more

Makenna Lewis avoids serious relationships and commitments after a bad break-up four years ago. She stays satisfied with three male friends who occasionally provide extra benefits....

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Then she meets Delicious "Sex on the Beach" Daniel on the L- train. Her best friend Kate convinces her to give dating a chance and challenges her to go on three sex free dates. Daniel is charming, sweet and sexy. He wants Makenna to give him a chance and isn't interested in sharing her with her " friends":)

I th
Stacey is Sassy
She had 3 in the hand...but the 4th is the charm.

Temporary Bliss was a pleasant surprise to me. Mac had been previously hurt by a boyfriend who claimed to love her. So she put barriers around her heart to protect her from ever being hurt again. She manages to move on by organising three men to become her friends with benefits. The conditions are that only friendship is on offer and each man has a special "talent" in the bedroom...lucky Mac!

Daniel meets Mac and there is an instant attraction. Thi
2.5 STARS.

It began rather interesting but ended up being worse and worse. I did not like the female lead - found her annoying and simply unlikable. I wanted to strangle her most of the time.

The plot was nearly non-existant. I can sum it up in three paragraphs - 24 year old woman got in a bad relationship in the past, and doesn't want to get emotionally attached to men because she doesn't want anyone to control her life anymore. As a result, she has 3 sexy 'friends with benifits' or 'fuck buddies
Jenny - TotallybookedBlog

Mackenna Lewis has commitment issues, and she has every right to have them too. Having been burned by an emotionally and physically abusive relationship, Mac makes the decision to never again allow a man to dictate to her, nor make her feel less than herself.

‘Walking away from this life, I make a vow to myself; never again will my life be dictated by a man, and never again will I let love lead me astray.’ Mac

Feeling as if she has become the shell of her former self, Mac heads back home and bac
It's 3 am and I feel like shouting to anyone who's still awake to go and buy it but realise this is ARC and the book won't be out till next week. DAMN!

I really enjoyed this book and had a great feeling about it. It started with Mac's journey that shaped the person she became. And how much an experience changed a person. It touched on abusive relationship and how it affected her.

Mac. I love her. She reminded of Samantha Jones from SATC and I love it! It's very refreshing to read about heroine th
~Nichole~  Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews
Sleeps with 3 men hopping from on bed to another.. nobody cares they are all ok sharing her. I'm gonna pass just like I'd pass if a hero was doing this. Sex for just sex isn't for me..Gotta be feelings and some sort of exclusive commitment. I'm sort of the rare one of my GR friends that expect the same from my heroines as my heroes.
The story starts off dark and sad. Makenna aka Mac, was in a bad relationship with her high school boyfriend. She's finally had enough and gets the hell out

4 years later........
This lucky bitch has 3 men in her penis harem!!!

Theres Noah, a resident doctor at the hospital she works at. She's a nurse.
There's Sean, an older gentleman who she gets the Dom treatment from
And rounding out the harem is Zander, the flirtatious male stripper.
All know about each other. And all know Mac is a huge commitm
Tammy  (Reviews by Tammy & Kim)
My brain is totally fried between my college course, my kids, and reviewing therefore my review will be a bit different this time around. If I like how it turns out I may even stick to this method.

Four men, no strings, and one sexually confident woman...that is until she met her match! (no cheating involved)

"Aside from our physical relationships, I'm friends with all three of them. Each man provides me with a different physical need that I crave and desire; that sometimes I just want. But I'm no
Donna ~ The Romance Cover
Temporary Bliss by BJ Harvey

4 stars!!

ARC received from author for an honest review.

“I’ve been single and happy for the past four years; happily sexed up and fulfilled for the past eighteen months with three of the most accommodating and laid back guys I’ve ever met. What’s to complain about?”

Temporary Bliss is the first book in a new series by BJ Harvey, this is the “Bliss Series” and this story belongs to one hell of a sassy chick Makenna Lewis.

Makenna fell in love whilst at school, he hit a ro
**ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review**


This book was absolutely AMAZEBALLS!!!! I loved it from the first page to the last. This is the first book I have ever read by BJ Harvey, but let me tell you this will not be the last. I can't even begin to tell you how great this book was. I don't feel that what ever I say in this review will not do this book justice. This book had everything that a 5 star read should have. I laughed, I cried, I swooned, I
Tough Critic Book Reviews
Rough around the edges and shiny in the middle...

I hate starting off a review negatively. It's the equivalent of meeting a cute old lady on the street and then punching her in the face, repeatedly. I'd much rather just make an inappropriate comment, tell you something good, and then rip off the bandaid. Well, I must have put my ass on backwards this morning because I'm going to go ahead and get the reasons why I gooded this book over with.

The book started off by intriguing the hell out of me. It
ARC received from Author in exchange for an honest review.

It felt like since forever since I was given a chance to get a glimpse into the world of Mac and her never ending supply of penises. The wait was torturous! But it is finally over. Temporary Bliss was a fantastic story about a girl that although was self confident with her sexual needs; created a world of casual encounters to safeguard her heart.

Mac had all her bases covered. She had three men available to meet all of her needs. They eac
4.5 Superman stars

I. Was. Hooked....totally! This book drew me in and I couldn't put it down.

Makenna Lewis had fallen in love. She'd followed her Beau across country, but found a different side to him, and found herself aching for the boy she'd fallen for. The relationship ended traumatically, leaving Mac vowing to avoid any form of commitment in the future.

4 years later and Mac is in a very different place. She is happy in her nursing job, and is happy with her sex life. Who wouldn't be with 3
Jess - A is for Alpha B is for Books

Four years ago, Makenna packed up her life and followed her boyfriend Beau to Ohio. Consumed by a man who she thinks she is love with, Mac's life there soon start spiralling out of control. Getting out of a horrible situation, Mac vows to herself that she will not allow herself to be consumed by a man again.

Walking away from this life, I make a vow to myself; never again will my life be dictated by a man, and never again will I let love lead me astray.

Fours years on and Mac has kept her vow,
Louise Rawcliffe
Wow oh Wow

Daniel oh Daniel......

My Daniel-

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I loved this book.

I literally walked in from work and wouldn't put it down till I finished it.

In a nutshell Mac (Our girl) was treat like shit by the ex and made herself a vow now to let her life be controlled by a man ever again, so she had a fuck buddy relationship with 3 very different men.

A chance encounter with Daniel he knocks her on her ass, a man who is funny, interesting, sexy as hell phhwoar!!

The whole story just basically revolves aroun
"You're my forever girl. My Lois Lane. You have always been, and if I have my way, you always will be."

Yes! Yes! Hell yes!

How could anyone resist someone like Sex on the Beach aka Delicious Daniel aka Daniel Winters. The guy is made to make any woman swoon for his flirtatious lines and the lickable dimples he shows when he smiles. I guess everyone does need a daily dose of their own Superman when they are made specially for that.

This was a fun, light and quick read. I can't wait to read about K
Jesey ~ Schmexy & Sassy ~
Makenna Lewis is the resident commitment-phobe of this series LOL She has rules and she follows them all because of a broken past. Mac is sexy and funny and you will get a kick out of her level 10 freak outs!

“If only I could talk myself into taking a chance on Daniel. Could he really be worth breaking my vow for?”

Daniel Winters….the man on the train who changes EVERYTHING! He is sweet and persistent and of course totally steamy!

“Tell me you feel this, gorgeous? Tell me I’m not dreaming this,” he
Sexy romance about a girl afraid to commit and a man that wants all of her.
Kim Howlett
Temporary Bliss
BJ Harvey

Temporary Bliss was a romantic, funny, dirty, witty book.
Makenna (Mac) 4 years hit rock bottom. She was in a abusive relationship that she finally managed to escape from. When she escaped she promised herself that she would live her own life for her and her alone. She vowed to never let another man control her again and would never let herself get close to another man either. She won't date, doesn't do relationships, all she will do is have no strings attached sex with h
4.5 stars
This man is seriously swoon worthy, but I'm not supposed to swoon, I'm not a swooner. Me and emotional connections do not go together.

Makenna made a vow and she is determined to keep it. After escaping an abusive relationship, she decided she will never again fall in love and be controlled by a man. Four years later she has a great career as an ICU nurse, a supportive room mate Kate, and three (yes...three!) "Friends with benefits". She juggles Noah the Doctor aka "The Walking Dildo",
*ARC Given to Blog for Honest Review*

3 'run away' Kisses

I dunno if a book has ever split me in half as much as this book has. There was so much I reeeeally liked about it and then so much that drove me insane. I swooned and then got mad, laughed and then rolled my eyes, felt all these emotions and then was like wtf?!? I dunno what to think...I'm so frustrated!

Makenna Lewis...Mac...oh there is so much to love about Mac and yet so much that drove me up the wall. Four years ago she changed hersel
A.C. Meyer
Temporary Bliss join all the ingredients to be a happy book: ultra funny girl, beautiful, charming, dimpled (OMG) man, very romantic, great secondary characters and scenes hots.

This is the kind of book that you will read with a smile on your face all the time, besides giving lots of laugh with Mac's way, a woman who knows what she wants and she doesn't wants to be hold in a relationship. Until she meets the handsome Daniel Winters a lovely man, charming, gorgeous, dimpled (LOVE).

I'm in love abou
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BJ Harvey is the International Bestselling Author of the Bliss Series. She writes contemporary romance, romantic comedy, and romantic suspense.

An avid music fan, you will always find her with headphones on while writing, and the speakers blaring the rest of the time. She’s a wife, a mom to two beautiful girls, and when she’s not writing – she’s reading.

BJ resides with her family in what she cons
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“Whatever happened in the past belongs in the past. Learn from it, grow, and move on. Don't let it determine your future.” 11 likes
“Seriously, Mac, I’m in so deep, I’ll take you however I can have you. I’ll wait, however long it takes. If these last few months with you have shown me anything, it’s that you’re meant to be mine. I know that already, fuck, I’ve known it for a while now. I’ve just been waiting for you to catch up.” 10 likes
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