Review: Strictly Temporary Volumes One and Two by Ella Fox

Goodreads Synopsis:

For the first time ever Arden & Exton’s complete story is together in one book!

Just a Small Town girl…

Raised on fairytales and dreams of true love, Arden Winger left for college with a smile on her face and a happy, hopeful heart. Fast-forward seven years, and that small town is behind her, but not the baggage she’s been carrying since she left.

Just a city boy…

It’s not that Exton Alexander had anything against relationships—he just never had the desire to try. Not necessarily jaded, Exton considered himself a realist. Little did he know the one woman that would change everything was about to rock his world.

This Alpha male knows the second he lays eyes on her that Arden is special– now he just has to work past her defenses.

Is their relationship destined to be Strictly Temporary?


Chick and Brain Rating 5 out of 5

So when I said I was going to read something different, I did but different didn’t last very long did it lol. This is again a new author for me, and yea another home run! I am bound to run into some bad luck with new authors eventually but I am glad that I didn’t in this one. Based of the synopsis, I was expecting the typical Alpha Male story, but surprisingly I got a very different story. Fox gave us a story of two characters that had to overcome their sordid and painful past in order to find happiness with one another. By finding happiness they were able to find themselves along the way.

Arden was the social outcast in her small town. Her mothers mistakes were attached to her and caused her nothing but pain for all of her life, even after she was able to escape her tormentors followed her. However, Arden doesn’t let it affect her. Yes she is jade and has a very negative outlook on life but she is a genuinely good person.

Exton seems to have everything going right for him in his life. He is rich, powerful, a woman in his bed every night. To everyone around him his life looks perfect, but in reality his life is anything but perfect. Exton longs for a family. A wife and kids, the whole nine yards. However, these thing don’t just happen over night Exton just has to be patient and he plans on having his fun until then.

When Exton and Arden meet its instant sparks fly between the two of them . Exton knows she is the one for him and Arden know he is going to hurt her. Arden runs before she can get hurt, but Exton wont let her go that easily. Fox gives us a typical cat and mouse game between these two, however we discover that life is not always how it seems on the outside. Arden was not just teased, she was tormented to the point that she has become jaded with love. She no longer believes that love exists. So when Exton shows up in her life, she does not believe a word that comes out of his mouth. Exton has to work to be with Arden, while Arden needs to work to understand that Exton will always be there for her. This is not a rose and sunshine kind of story.  These two have there ups and downs but we are shown that any relationship worth anything is worth fighting for, and fight these two will do in order to survive.


Until next time,



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