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The Temporary Wife

(Forever Love #1)

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  1,465 ratings  ·  127 reviews
It was an offer she couldn’t refuse…from a man she couldn’t resist.

Kindergarten teacher Megan Rossi is devoted to being a mother to her best friend’s five-year-old daughter, Molly. When the child was orphaned, Meg became the little girl’s legally named guardian—over the objections of Molly’s wealthy grandparents, the Campbells. Now the Campbells are petitioning for
Kindle Edition, 221 pages
Published May 21st 2013 by InterMix
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I found this by chance and the premise intrigued me. I love stories that give us a couple determined to get together for one thing, be it a charade or a means to an end, and then ultimately fall in love for real. This was a sweet and steamy take on that and although it--or rather someone--bothered me at points, I liked it.

Megan has custody of her deceased best friends daughter. The little girls parents, having died in a car crash, had outlined in their will that Molly, their only
5 Amazing Stars

I picked up this book in a wimp and mostly it goes wrong when i do that but this time it turned up better than i expected. I absolutely loved this book and i enjoy it immensely.

I will start this review by specifying that the cover doesn't really do justice to the book at all but nvm that now, important it's what the book contains.

The temporary wife is the first book i read by this author and i was really impressed with the writing. Really flawless and just pouring page and after
Oct 28, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I never really had high expectations for this book. I was expecting a fluffy, light read. Little did I know that this book would be one of the most disappointing books that I have ever read. The plot has already been recycled countless of times but that wasn't what made me so mad for wasting my time with this book.

I hated it because of the weak, push-over, shamefully needy and pathetic the heroine was with the hero. I don't care if the guy is rich and handsome, the fact that he was spineless and
Melody Cox
This is such a good read but had some triggers for me.

Megan Rossi is a Kindergarten teacher and the legal guardian/mother to her best friend’s five-year-old daughter, Molly. Molly's grandparents are petitioning for custody, not because they want the child but because they want the child's trust fund. It will be a long, expensive battle that Meg cannot afford on a teacher's salary. What's a girl to do?

Then along comes Billionaire software developer Jason Campbell who is Molly's uncle and brother
Debbie Oxier
Jan 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a very good read. I really liked the characters. They were well developed and it was enjoyable to watch them fall in love. Jason's sister, Grace, died and she left custody of her young daughter, Molly, to her best friend, Megan. Jason didn't blame her. His and Grace's parents were wealthy, arrogant snobs and the last thing Jason wanted was for Molly to go to them. Being estranged from them himself, he knew they weren't the kind of parents his niece needed. The only reason they were ...more
Lyn  Ching
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Meg’s heart was broken at 16 when, believing she was pregnant, Jason left her to the wolves, also known as his rich, holier-than-thou parents. And though Meg grew up with the Campbell kids as her father was their longtime employee, they never saw Meg as anything but a social climber. Years later, the wounds have not quite healed, especially since the Campbells are once again after Meg, this time for Molly.


The summary sounded really promising but unfortunately there were just too many unlikeable characters to make this novel enjoyable:

- The Campbells - Oh. Dear. I was waiting for Jason's parents to finally come around and accept that they were in the wrong but it wasn't to be.
- Harper - WTF?! Why would the author inflict her on us?!
- Jason - I could never fully grow to like him which is perhaps the biggest failing of the book. I was rooting for Grant for a bit there.

Most books which have a kid
Jeynna ( The Romance Junkie)
DNFed at 25%.....well things got soo boring...
Jasmin Jace
2.5 stars.

Was tempted to just mark this as one of my DNFs but good thing I did not because the last 30 percent saved the entire book.
Jul 20, 2014 rated it it was ok
I wish I knew how U.S. family court works, because the premise, while plausible, was pretty unsettling. If Jason wanted to help, he could testify his parents were unfit to care for a child. But the thing that bothered me most was that Jason and Meg supposedly wanted to put Molly first, but why would you take a kid's set of parents away twice? Molly's parents died…and now Jason and Meg wanted to give her familial security with an expiration date by divorcing a year later? Just… Screw you both. I ...more
Sep 04, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary, romance
The Plot: Meg Rossi was going through quite a few adjustments following the death of her best friend Grace and becoming the guardian to Grace's little daughter Molly, but they were making it through... until Molly's Grandparents, the Campbells, decided to fight the will and get their claws into Molly.

Meg has a long, painful story with the Campbells,and she knows them well enough to know that they are not going to stop until they get what they want - be it Molly or her trustfund - and that Meg,
Heather andrews
May 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thought it cute that after all those years Jason still has the hots for Megan, "he let her down, and she was a little unsteady on her feet, so he kept his arm around her shoulders. "Maybe if you stopped walking around on those stilts, you could stand up better." He looked at her feet as he admired her shoes. They were hot shoes, but she was going to break her neck if she kept wearing them." I also thought it was cute that they bot wanted to give her everything, "you're going to be my wife, ...more
Kaycee ❤️
Me right after the last page:

But for all it’s worth, this book has a very interesting premise. But the execution of the story was a bit fail for me. It fell completely flat! And I don't like the hero. He pissed me off. And I'm pretty sure that Meg and Molly are better off without him.
E-Reader Addict
3.5 Stars

My thoughts about this book are sorta all over the place.

On one hand, I’m impressed a contemporary romance with the fake marriage/marriage of convenience trope worked for me. Unless it’s a historical romance, that trope doesn’t usually make sense to me. But this kinda did. A little bit. Sort of.

Megan Rossi was given custody of five year old Molly when Molly’s mother, Grace - who was lifelong best friends with Meg - was killed in a car accident with her husband. But now
Jan 22, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Meh. No thanks. I actually did finish this book even though I kind of wanted to stop reading it the whole time. Jason was a douche. Like, the entire book. Maybe the last two chapters had some redeeming moments, but he was the worst! I was rooting for Grant the whole time, for sure. Like, come on Meg! Let go of the 14 year old love and move on with a real man!

Obviously, I hated the rude rich people, as we are supposed to. What a bunch of bitches! I think I only liked Meg and Molly!

But also, I
Jan 25, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was excited about this book because one of my favorite authors recommended it. Unfortunately, I was very disappointed. Jason is spoiled and oblivious. Meg is bitter and insecure. Molly is the only real bright spot in the book.
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5 Stars

I love, love when I get to introduce a new author to readers and when that author has managed to knock my socks off with her debut book it makes it even more special. So ladies (and gentlemen), remember this name Jeannie Moon. Her first book, The Temporary Wife, is an outstanding emotional story that leaves no doubt in my mind she is going to be topping the charts soon. She takes an often used
Cocktails and Books
Jason Campbell is a self-made billionaire. His desire to be successful is fueled by his his need for complete independence from his manipulative parents. Jason had a taste of their manipulation during his youth when he was too young, dumb, and weak to stand up for the girl that meant everything to him, Megan Rossi. And so begins our story of the unrequited love of two high school lovers, from opposite sides of the tracks. I grabbed my tissues and kept them handy as I read this story in one ...more
Punya Nayak
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The plot
The temporary wife is a story about Meg and Jason who were childhood sweethearts but broke up due to Jason's family issues. Meg is left heartbroken. When Meg's best friend and Jason's sister and her husband both die in an accident, Meg is asked to take care of Molly, their daughter. But Jason's family wanting to demonstrate their power once again start a custody battle. In order to thwart his parents' attempt to gain custody of Molly, Jason and Meg enter
Mar 28, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Refreshing, but not perfect

There are so many books based on this premise. Temporary marriage, marriage of convenience, getting married for the sake of a child, etc. These stories can get trite, but I was pleasantly surprised with "The Temporary Wife".

When Jason's sister names Meg, his teenage love, the caretaker of her child - he has no reservations. His parents have different plans. They've always looked down on Meg and her family, which caused many problems in Jason & Meg's life,
May 25, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook-arc
I thoroughly enjoyed this contemporary romance by debut author Jeannie Moon. The main characters, Meg Rossi and Jason Campbell, were both wonderful. I loved the way their relationship deepened and enjoyed the chemistry between them. The storyline flowed well, and I liked the way everything played out. I'm glad to have read this book, and will be awaiting more by the author.

Meg Rossi's heart was broken by Jason Campbell when she was a teenager, and the last thing she wants is to have to place her
Patty Blount
May 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OK, I'm biased but I am so damn proud of my friend, Jeannie, I could explode!

The Temporary Wife starts off with a romance cliche -- the marriage of convenience for the sake of a child. But it turns it that cliche on its head with the circumstances leading up to and following the marriage. Meg and Jason have a history together. I expected that history to keep rearing its ugly head in the form of doubts, anger, cold shoulders and that's NOT what happened. Instead, their history haunted them in
May 30, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked the idea of this story & I was looking forward to this read. It was a difficult story to get through, I found myself re-reading paragraphs because I thought I missed some of the information, but I hadn't. I also could not warm up to any of the characters. I read up to pg 147 of 191.
Jessica Lemmon
Dec 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A billionaire, a kindergarten teacher, and a little girl they're adopting walk into a marriage arrangement...

A tale of duty, growth, and love you won't soon forget. Nicely done, Jeannie. It's a beautiful debut! <3
Vidhi Chheda
Jul 09, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Its a sweet book.. i loved Molly who is super cute. I am hoping for a josh n harper book next. that will be interesting
Aug 10, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Couldn't get into at all. I'm still laughing at Jason's friend saying that Meg is "hot and an absolute doll." What guy talks like that? xD
Aug 30, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars to the whole series so far!
Read my review/spotlight of the first 3 books in the series:
Bette Stanek
The storyline has been used many times and there really isn’t anything new in The Temporary Wife. Two people who grew up together and fell for one another early. One is rich and privileged; the other is the “helps” daughter. They are from two different worlds. It doesn’t matter to them but it more than matters to his parents (the privileged ones). He refuses to get involved with anyone because he’s seen what his parent's marriage has been like and he doesn’t want any part of those games. She ...more
Jan 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Temporary Wife

This is the first book by Jeannie Moon that I have read. But it won't be the last. I enjoyed the story line of two star crossed lovers who were torn apart by his family. She was the workers daughter and he the rich elite. He hid her from his friends and family when they were dating. Now sixteen years later he sees that she needs his help to keep his sisteR's child from his parents. And his solution is a marriage of convenience. But how convenient will it be if they both still
Apr 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It’s something when an author can pull so many different emotions from you in one book.
Jason is a pussy being lead around by money. Yes he seems to WANT to love Meg but other peoples opinions matter more than his true happiness. When he was a teenager it was excusable, but as an adult he’s just taking the pussy’s way out! He was a very annoying man. Letting this harlet of an assistant run his life .
I knew it there was more to their relationship than he let on. Ok so now I’m over Jason. He’s an
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Jeannie Moon is a school librarian who loves that she has a job which allows her to immerse herself in good books and call it work. A native Long Islander, Jeannie still lives there with her family and a couple of well-behaved dogs and an equally misbehaving cat.

Other books in the series

Forever Love (6 books)
  • Unexpectedly Yours (Forever Love #2)
  • The Wedding Secret (Forever Love #3)
  • The Second Chance Hero (Forever Love, #4)
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