Mini Review: The Temp by Emily Benet

Posted January 24, 2015 by love2dazzle in New Adult, Reviews / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher on NetGallery in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Mini Review: The Temp by Emily BenetThe Temp by Emily Benet
Published by HarperCollins UK on October 23rd 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Contemporary Women, Fiction, General, Romance, Romantic Comedy
Pages: 289
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher on NetGallery
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Discover the new Wattpad sensation! Twenty-something Amber is fresh out of university with a degree she has no clue what to do with... so she temps in order to earn enough money to cover the cost of living the good life in London. While scrounging free wine from a wacky modern art gallery (her favourite life-hack) she looks at the ‘art’ and thinks ‘if they can do it, why not me?’. Enter a drop-dead gorgeous gallery promoter and a bunch of unlikely friends, including her housemate Egg (short for Egbert), to help – and hinder – her crazy idea to unleash spray painted bananas across the capital. Laugh out loud with this fun romantic comedy and follow Amber as she literally spray paints the town red – and blue – and yellow – and pink... .

“The Temp” by Emily Benet was a bit of a disappointment for me. I was looking for something fun and light, but I found that this story just wasn’t cutting it. It felt really boring. I also had a hard time getting into the story because it seemed so very slow.

Amber is a college graduate and has been working temp agency jobs until she figures out what she would like to do with the rest of her life. Amber ends up lying to this guy that asks her out on a date which makes everything interesting. It seemed like Amber just wanted to continue making her life complicated.

There were a few funny parts to the book but all in all I just wasn’t in to it. I feel like this is one of those not you its me situations. A lot of people seemed to have loved this book.


About love2dazzle

Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

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