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His Temporary Fix

(Love at the Beach #2)

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3.71  ·  Rating details ·  76 ratings  ·  53 reviews
One night is all it takes...

Holly Jacobs loses her heart a little too easily. Never again. But when she meets the sexy soldier on the beach, Holly knows she's in big trouble. Zack Winter is gorgeous and in pain, and when he kisses Holly, all of her resolve melts away...

Zack is on short-term leave to attend a funeral, and he's walking a fine line. The loss is unbearable...a
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Kindle Edition, 111 pages
Published October 26th 2015 by Entangled Publishing, LLC
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Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳
DNF / DID NOT FINISH

DNF @50%



Honestly if I had to rate this one it would be a 1 star only.
At first I thought, "okay, it's fast paced, pretty random and generic hook-up but it could be a nice quick and hot read for when you're in-between books."

Then the Godzilla cock made its apparition and it went from unrealistic to bad porn aesthetics...
“He filled me with a smooth glide, hitting every sweet spot on the way. Jesus. If he went any deeper he'd be hitting my ribs.”

But I had to call it quits w
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Claire Robinson
Oct 19, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: entangled
2.5 - "Time is precious." Stars.

The synopsis of His Temporary Fix, promises one thing and then approximately half-way through then diverts off in a completely different direction.

I was expecting a sex-fest at the beach where our Hero and Heroine end up with more than One-and-Done feelings for each other, and then all of a sudden Holly and Zack are turned into New Zealand's answer to Sherlock & Watson. This story is novella length and to be honest the amount of plot points the author tried to
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Amber .:★Wild Heart Reviews★:.
His Temporary Fix is a standalone novel by new-to-me author Sofia Grey. I can tell you right off, that the book cover is what attracted me to the book. Usually that’s what I see first, and then I read the synopsis. Sometimes, however, I don’t read the synopsis at all. That was the case with this book. It is told primarily from a third person point of view between the main characters, it has an HEA and there is no cliffhanger.

If I had one complaint about this book at all, it’s that it’s extremely
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Mandy
Oct 18, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, military
This was a short and sexy novella. Holly is staying with her brother at the beach while he recovers from a car accident. Zack is on leave from the military to attend a funeral. They meet and have instant chemistry which leads to sexy times. I did enjoy this story. Zack and Holly were hot together. There was a little drama and mystery but I did have a hard time connecting to these characters, maybe because of the length of the story, the fast pace or how much was packed into this short story.

**A
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Alyse
Oct 23, 2015 rated it liked it

THIS BOOK IS A NOVELLA!!

Holly Jacobs is home to help care for her younger brother after he was in a car accident. Zack Winter, staying in a rental property a few houses down from Holly, is on temporary leave to attend his baby sister's funeral. They meet and feel an instant kinship over the lose of loved ones (Holly lost her parents when she was young). Between burying Zach's sister and finding out new details about her death, Zach and Holly's connection grows in their short time together.

I've r
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Bette Hansen
Sep 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was a very enjoyable quick read. Although short, it's very well written with great character development and a story with several twists. Zack and Holly are great together and seem to come into each others lives at exactly the right time. He's dealing with the death of his sister and is looking for a distraction. A night with Holly would surely do the trick. Problem is Holly tends to give her heart away too easily. Can she risk one night with him??

I definitely recommend this one.
Michelle
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His Temporary Fix by Sophia Grey was a well-written romance novella but felt very rushed. I have read novellas that felt like a complete book but this book left me wishing the author edited some parts and kept the focus on the couple and didn't detract from the storyline when Holly and Zack met. When Holly and Zack met on the beach, they are both temporarily in town for different reasons. Holly is there to help her brother while he recuperates from a car accident and Zack is a military soldier,
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Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Oct 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Zack Winters has taken leave from the military to return home to bury his sister. He retreats to the beach to try and calm his mind and try to deal the pain of his excruciating loss. He can't seem to find anything to take his mind off his sister, and he is in great need of of a good distraction. When he meets beautiful girl walking her brother's dogs on the beach, he makes a pass at her in hopes that one night with her will take away some of the pain or at least subside it for a while. After one ...more
Lori
Oct 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What a great emotionally packed sexy intense little novella! Holly and Zack bonded over deep loss and I could totally feel their pain. He looked to her for comfort and she has such a big caring heart that she could not help but let him in. The two of them were so spicy together, yet so in tune with each other outside the bedroom. They truly helped the other during dark moments. This novella was beautifully written from start to finish with a little twist in it. I truly wish it was a little bit l ...more
Heather 123
Dec 28, 2015 rated it liked it
I really enjoyed this book! My only complaint was that it was too short. I would have loved to see how the couple continued their relationship after the book ended. They never said those 3 little words to each other and I would love to have read about that. Or their letters/emails/calls back and forth while he was deployed since their relationship was still so new.

Great character development and different story line.

** ARC received from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review **
Crystal
Oct 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015
A good book!
Heather  book whore & shifter slut extrordinaire
I am a Sofia Grey fan – both of her Snowdonia Wolves series and her Talisman series – as well as the few contemporary romances of hers I have read. I much prefer the Paranormal to the contemporary but Sofia is one of the (very) few that I will look to if I am in the mood for something different.

I know that when Sofia writes her books come from a place of love and creativity but I also believe they come from her heart with a truth in them no one can deny. Whether that is intentional is something
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Elaine
Rating: 3.5/5

This is a relatively short story with great characters and an intriguing plot. It explores grief, loss and new relationships but also includes many detailed sexual activity descriptions so I would suggest should be for adults who appreciate such materials only.

Holly Jacobs has returned home to look after her brother who was injured in a car crash on the same road where both their parents were killed in a similar accident. She's out walking his two dogs in the beach when the dogs kno
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Melanie
Oct 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This short read had all the feels of a full length novel for me. I really enjoyed reading this story and fell in love with the characters immediately. Sofia Grey did an awesome job fitting so much emotion into a short story!!

Holly is taking care of her brother after he has been in a car accident. She is just getting off of a broken hearted relationship and swears that she is not going to be that gullible again. When Holly literally runs into Zack one night in the shadow's, she knows immediately
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╰⊱♥⊱╮ღ꧁Kathy,Ahmazing Book Faerie꧂ღ╭⊱♥≺
Three and a half stars

I enjoy Sofia's stories, and she writes a very busy novella, keeping the reader on their toes, this one was no exception.
Zack and Holly meet by accident, and there is that instant attraction, but not one that jumps out and grabs you, this is subtle. Although our couple are only together for a couple of days, there is a lot happens to keep us entertained. Along with a romance starting up, we get a bit of a twist, in the death of Zack's sister, with our couple becoming detec
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Fiction  Vixens Blog
Jan 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is my first time reading anything by Sofia Grey and I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed this story. Zach is on leave from the military for his sisters bury ,and decides he needs to clear his head and goes to the beach, Zack need to take his mind off his sister, but how could he preoccupation his mind. But then he meets Holly while she's walking her brothers dogs and instantly he makes a pass at her, in hopes of a one night stand with her would kill the pain of his sister. But just after one ...more
Jenn
Oct 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Zack Winters is an officer of the military, who has come home to bury his dead sister. He tries to lose himself in memories and self-reflection instead of dealing with the pain of losing his sibling. Nothing seems to work until he meets a beautiful stranger walking two dogs on the beach. He hopes that a hot night with her could get rid of the pain inside him. After the first kiss, he doesn't know if he will ever get enough.

Holly Jacobs wasn't looking for a fling with a soldier when she came home
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Crystal
Nov 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
When I picked up His Temporary Fix, I was looking for a quick, sexy book that'll keep me company before I jumped into a more intense book. Well, it was quick and it was sexy... What I wasn't expecting was for it to be such an emotional roller coaster that broke my heart. Oh, my god. I absolutely loved every moment of this short novella. In fact, I wish it was longer because I did not want to leave Zack and Holly without knowing that they will be okay and that their future together is bright. I w ...more
Arianne Cruz
Oct 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
The twist and turns and the obvious chemistry between the characters were amazing!

I loved reading about Holly's internal struggle when she tried to change her personality, but her old habits kept coming back. Wounded men were her weakness and it made her an easy prey. However, there was something about Zack that tugged at her heart.

I also loved how Zack wasn't the scary type of soldier. He was human and it didn't sound like he had been completely broken by the army just yet... except that he was
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Raecharmed
Oct 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Holly is home taking care of her brother that had been in a car accident when she meets Zach while walking her brother's dogs on the beach. Zach is a soldier on leave so he can be at his sister's funeral. Neither is ready for anything serious. Holly is drawn to Zach the first time she sees him. The sadness in his eyes convinces her to go back to his place with him not for sex as she tells him but she just doesn't want to leave him just then. Zach wants to lose himself in Holly and as much as he ...more
Maria Rose
There was sex, and then there was Zack.

This sexy novella length romance complete with a happy for now ending packs a punch with all sorts of emotional feels as Zack and Holly meet on the beach in the small town where he's arrived for his sister's funeral. Holly knows about grief, having suffered the loss of her parents at a young age, and consoling Zack is no hardship, as they connect on an intimate level. The sex scenes are steamy and intense, with the knowledge that this is a very short term f
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Riki
Oct 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book is so full of heartfelt emotion! There’s something so enticing about a broken hero, and in this book, Zack is a wonderful leading man. He’s sexy as can be and knows his way around the bedroom with Holly, but more than that he’s struggling to keep it together after losing his little sister. Holly is a little broken herself, and together these two strangers are able to find solace and comfort in each other’s arms. For such a short novella, the author does a spectacular job at developing ...more
BookSnuggle
Oct 31, 2015 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Yes
Shelves: romance
I received a copy of this book from NetGalley/Entangled Publishing for an honest review. "His Temporary Fix" by Sofia Grey is the second book in the "Love at the Beach" series. This is Zack and Holly's story.

Zach is on leave from the military for his sister's funeral. Holly took a temporary leave from work to come and care for her brother that was in a bad car wreck. Holly and Zach meet and there is instant chemistry between them.

For a short read there was a lot packed into this story. Holly wo
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Tobi Forget the Housework, I'm Reading...
Holly has a soft heart she loves easy and gets hurt just as easy. When she sees Zack on the beach she knows she should walk away. Something in her just can't. Zack is in town for his sister's funeral on leave from his deployment to Afghanistan. Holly knows it's dangerous to her heart to spend time with him yet she finds herself helping him through his hard time and giving him company during his short leave. His Temporary fix is a super spicy, almost insta-love story with a touch of suspense that ...more
Amanda at WickedGoodReads
ARC received in exchange for an honest review.

This was a decent, 3.75 star read.
This book is about Zack and Holly, who meet while Zack is home for his sister's funeral. I believe this is more of a novella and could have used more story and character development, like, I would have loved for the story of the two of them to develop further, and it was just all...almost too fast, but, what was there was written very well. Zack and Holly fall fast and hard for each other, and on the side is the sad
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Kim Mote
Oct 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
I was totally surprised once I dove into this book, the description gave little away and there is a lot more to the story. The connection for Holly and Zach is a slow build but solid and true. Holly is home to help her brother who hurts himself and when Zach and Holly run by to drop groceries off, Zach's world is turned upside down. What he learns totally throws him for a loop. The story had just enough drama and love story with hot scenes to keep me going for more. Just wish the book was just a ...more
Vero Stro
Oct 27, 2015 rated it liked it
This was a short novella. Holly is staying with her brother at the beach temporarily. Zack is on a short leave from the military to attend a funeral. They meet and chemistry is great. Zack needs to forget and he thinks that a one night stand would be great.This was a well written romance that featured a strong heroine and a grieving soldier. I wish the story was a little longer. I felt it was too much information for a novella.

I was given a free copy by the publisher via NetGalley for an hones
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Ashley
Oct 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2015, arc
This was a sweet but sad story of a solider coming for a funeral of a loved one. Zac is lost and sad and doesn't know how to stop thinking about his sister. He is beating himself up with grief. He needs something to take his mind of things for a while. Zac meets Holly a sweet pretty woman on the beach walking her brothers dogs. She is just the distraction he needs. But is Holly willing to be his distraction while he's on leave? Take a chance on this fast paced read and fall in love with Zac and ...more
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Romance author Sofia Grey spends her days managing projects in the corporate world and her nights hanging out with wolf shifters and alpha males. She devours pretty much anything in the fiction line, but she prefers her romances to be hot, and her heroes to have hidden depths. When writing, she enjoys peeling back the layers to expose her characters’ flaws and always makes them work hard for their ...more

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Love at the Beach (4 books)
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