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Temporarily His Princess

(Married by Royal Decree #1)

3.51  ·  Rating details ·  426 ratings  ·  54 reviews
<i>"Get a wife. ASAP."</i><br /><br />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 rulerand get the woman he can't forget out of his system forever.<br /><br />But Vincenzo's proposal is the last thing Glory expects. His long-ago rejection nearly ...more
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 later ...more
Melody Cox
Buckle up for a bumpy ride but boy what a ride it was. I feel the 3.51-star rating is a bit misleading (at least it was for me) because it was much too low for the intensity of this story and the beautiful love-story contained within. It was deep and heavy and wonderful and I felt it radiating throughout every inch of me! I almost missed this gem because my cut-off rating for considering a book is 3.5 stars. For this reader it was a super read! It was my second time through and I loved it even more. ...more
Debbie DiFiore
Mar 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
<strong>What a story? Spoilers may be below</strong><br /><br />Wow that was some ride! I hated the hero so much at the beginning and it was hard for me to forgive him for what he did to the heroine. The cold blooded way he asked her to marry him, the blackmail, the prenup book, and the demeaning way he treated her just made me hate him. Six years he let her suffer. Six long lonely years. And then bam, don't sign the prenup, you don't have to marry me, I want you, I will fix the crimes your Father committed, and I felt like ...more
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Christa Runge
Mar 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
6 years ago Prince Vincenzo DAgostino believed his lover of the last 6 months, Glory Monaghan had betrayed him. Because he loved her so much he couldnt 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-DAgostino, 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 wife. ...more
Nas Dean
Apr 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
TEMPORARILY HIS PRINCESS by author Olivia Gates is a Harlequin Desire release for May 2013.<br /><br />Vincenzo Arsenio DAgostino had thrown Glory Monaghan out very indiscriminately five years ago after having a scorching affair with her. <br /><br />But now he needs a wife and he cant 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?<br /><br />TEMPORARILY HIS PRINCESS ...more
Apr 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
<br />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.<br /> <br />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 ...more
Fiona Marsden
Jul 13, 2013 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.<br /><br />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. Somehow ...more
Apr 10, 2013 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?<br /><br />I really liked both Vincenzo ...more
Shirley Buchanan
May 20, 2013 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.<br /><br />Vincenzo knew the perfect woman for his wife, but she had betrayed him once. Could he risk her doing it again?<br /><br />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 blackmail ...more
Apr 30, 2013 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. <br /><br />There has been one woman in his life that Prince Vincenzo D'Agostino truly loved, and he was devastated ...more
Nancy Crocker
Apr 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Temporarily His Princess by Olivia Gates<br /><br />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.<br /><br />Glory Monaghan fell in love with Prince Vincenzo ...more
Mar 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Who wouldnt 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 marriedso many questions you will find the answers too when you read this book. Characters were amazing, chemistry sizzling hot. This is a must read!<br /> ...more
Jul 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Back cover blurb:<br /><br />"Get a wife. ASAP."<br /><br />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 rulerand get the woman he can't forget out of his system forever.<br /><br />But Vincenzo's proposal is the last thing Glory expects. His long-ago rejection nearly destroyed herhow can she say yes now, even for show? Yet she has no choice. Becoming Vincenzo's temporary ...more
Molly Landau
Jun 11, 2013 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 addicted ...more
Tanya Mayes
Mar 27, 2013 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 "Get ...more
Jacqueline J
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 feels ...more
Apr 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Another great one by Olivia Gates, Temporarily His Princess will capture you from beginning to end.<br /><br />Prince Vincenzo DAgostino 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.<br /><br />Glory Monaghan has not seen Vincenzo since he broke her heart and left her ruthlessly. She thought that they were happy, but ...more
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 :)
This book was fun as well as amazingly deep. Deep in love, passion, emotions and suspense. I felt exactly like Fiona Marsden has said in her review - like I'm devouring the richest, gooiest, chocolate cake. And, I totally agree with her about Olivia Gates's heroes being over the top, gorgeous alpha males with a hard crust and soft centre and her heroines are being smart, spirited, kind and a perfect match to their mates in every way like Glory was to Vincenzo in this book and Clarissa was to Ferruccio ...more
Jennifer Mcpherson
Jul 10, 2013 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 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 placetaking 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 readers ...more
Kelly K
Jul 09, 2013 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 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.
Harlequin Books
Miniseries: Married by Royal Decree<br />Category: Passion<br />"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
Laur Laur
Oct 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: open-library
This one was so much better than the last OG I read. It opens with the hero convinced that the heroine has done him wrong, and he doesn't want to confront her so he intentionally breaks her heart to break them up. Fast forward 6 years and neither has moved on, he's been instructed to marry, and the only woman he can consider is the h. He starts off as a total dick with blackmail, but it doesn't take him long to realise how wonderful she is and he can't follow through. Amazing sex and blissful togetherness ...more
H.L. Laffin
Mar 16, 2014 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.<br />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.<br />As I read, I saw that she kept with Glory being ...more
May 30, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-2015
<i> <b>I just want to start serving my sentence with as little resistance as possible, so it will pass with as little damage as possible.</b></i><br /><br />What a hot mess. This book is a headache, don't know where to start.<br /><br />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.<br />Six years ...more
Kim Perry
Mar 17, 2014 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 their ...more
Feb 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Great..! amazing always Olivia seams her words beautifully. .you can feel real pain and joy with her story.....
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