Yesterday we featured Jill Shalvis' newest Lucky Harbor novel, Once in a Lifetime. Today, we have another romance pick for you all, Temporarily Yours by Diane Alberts (aka Jen McLaughlin), which is already available to buy at your favorite e-book site. Oh, and FYI,
This marine's the perfect hoax…if she doesn’t fall for him first.
Stats whiz Kayla Moriarity knows her way around numbers and algorithms. Men, on the other hand, are unsolvable equations. Now Kayla’s en route to her sister’s wedding—alone and without the fictional boyfriend she invented for her family. Fortunately, her plane comes complete with complimentary cocktails and a ridiculously hot ex-marine in the seat beside her. And that’s all it takes for Kayla’s inhibitions to go sailing out the airlock...
Cooper Shillings has soft spot for people in trouble, but he certainly wasn’t expecting to land in it himself—and definitely not while getting naughty mid-air with a sexy southern belle. When he hears Kayla’s predicament, however, he offers his services as a stand-in boyfriend. After all, he’s heading overseas soon...and how could he refuse a little no-strings wickedness?
It’s the perfect plan. And all Kayla has to do is ensure her family falls for the ultimate bluff, without falling for it—and Cooper—in the process...
Anywho, we got to interview Cooper who is the hero in Temporarily Yours so without further ado...
Hi Cooper! Thanks for stopping by our blog today.
Thank you so much for having me here today! I’m thrilled to be spending some one on one time with you.
I’m addicted to One Republic right now. Also, I love the eclectic sound of Bastille—especially Pompeii. It’s so fresh and fun. Then, of course, some classic rock. I like to work out to that.
What movies are in your Netflix queue?
I mostly watch shows on Netflix, but I have a few action movies in there, too. Breaking Bad, Sherlock, NCIS: LA. Those are my jams. And I watch Downton Abbey because Kayla makes me. Not because I love it. I swear.
And what titles can we find on your bookshelf?
Anything Steven King, James Patterson, Jen McLaughlin, or Diane Alberts. I have to be loyal, you know? ;)
What is something people would be surprised to learn about you?
You already learned my deepest, darkest secret in Temporarily Yours. But…maybe…I love to sing in the shower. Really, really loudly. In the car, too.
You were probably quite the Romeo growing up. What was the craziest thing you did for a girl before you met Kayla and pretended to be her boyfriend?
I actually didn’t do anything even remotely as romantic for other girls as I did for Kayla. She brings out the best in me. But once, I did a girl’s spelling homework for a whole year. It took me that long to realize we were never gonna happen, but man, she was pretty. We were ten.
What have you and Kayla been up to since we last saw you in Temporarily Yours?
*grins* Wouldn’t you like to know? Let’s just say…we haven’t been wearing a whole lot of clothes while we’re at home. But when we’re not? She’s been doing her job, I’ve been working my way up Shillings Agency. It’s been a slow process, but every night I come home to Kayla…and that? It’s heaven.
Diane has always been a dreamer with a vivid imagination, but it wasn’t until 2011 that she put her pen where her brain was, and became a published author. Since receiving her first contract offer, she has yet to stop writing. Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, a schnauzer mutt, a cat, and a Senegal parrot. In the rare moments when she’s not writing, she can usually be found hunched over one knitting project or another.
If you want to enter the blog tour giveaway (not hosted by Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks) going right now, you can enter below.
P.S. Look for my review of Temporarily Yours tomorrow.