Temping Is Hell



❅ [KINDLE] ✾ Temping Is Hell By Cathy Yardley ➞ – E17streets4all.co.uk WORST JOB EVERKate O Hara can t wait until this temp assignment is over The woman who hired her is a psychotic pageant queen, her coworkers are convicts turned clerks, and it s so boringly corporate i WORST JOB EVERKate O Hara can t wait until this Temping Is ePUB Æ temp assignment is over The woman who hired her is a psychotic pageant queen, her coworkers are convicts turned clerks, and it s so boringly corporate it makes her skin crawl Even her sexy as sin boss, famed billionaire Thomas Kestrel, isn t enticement enough to keep her there Once she makes enough to pay off her bills, she s out Or so she thinksWHAT THE HELL Next thing she knows, she s accidentally signed over her soul Literally And she s discovered Thomas s real mission to kill thirteen bad guys in one year, in order to get his now his and Kate s souls back S NOT JUST A JOB IT S A MISADVENTUREFrom learning to boost the morale of some paper pushing demons to navigating her way through blood red tape, Kate has to work closely with her super hot supervisor and get her flaky act together, before somebody clocks her out permanently.Temping Is Hell

Cathy Yardley is an award winning author of romance, chick Temping Is ePUB Æ lit, and urban fantasy, who has sold over million copies of books for publishers like St Martin s, Avon, and Harlequin She writes fun, geeky, and diverse characters who believe that underdogs can make good and that sometimes being a little wrong is just right.

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    Temping Is Hell PDF/EPUB ´ Temping Is ePUB Æ s so boringly corporate it makes her skin crawl Even her sexy as sin boss, famed billionaire Thomas Kestrel, isn t enticement enough to keep her there Once she makes enough to pay off her bills, she s out Or so she thinksWHAT THE HELL Next thing she knows, she s accidentally signed over her soul Literally And she s discovered Thomas s real mission to kill thirteen bad guys in one year, in order to get his now his and Kate s souls back S NOT JUST A JOB IT S A MISADVENTUREFrom learning to boost the morale of some paper pushing demons to navigating her way through blood red tape, Kate has to work closely with her super hot supervisor and get her flaky act together, before somebody clocks her out permanently."/>
  • Kindle Edition
  • 254 pages
  • Temping Is Hell
  • Cathy Yardley
  • English
  • 24 October 2018

10 thoughts on “Temping Is Hell

  1. says:

    Aloysius shuffled from his cramped office to the basement for his weekly random check on the workers The fluorescent lights flickered high overhead, illuminating the cinderblock walls He saw the pool of blood first, thick and red, near the end of one of the tables Then he saw a sensible low heeled shoe dangling from distended toes He rubbed his hands over his face, feeling frustration and rage course through his veins All right, damn it, he bellowed, his voice echoing against t Aloysius shuffled from his cramped office to the basement for his weekly random check on the workers The fluorescent lights flickered high overhead, illuminating the cinderblock walls He saw the pool of blood first, thick and red, near the end of one of the tables Then he saw a sensible low heeled shoe dangling from distended toes He rubbed his hands over his face, feeling frustration and rage course through his veins All right, damn it, he bellowed, his voice echoing against the concrete Which one of you ate another temp Temping is Hell is a funny, quirky urban fantasy that is loads of fun I wasn t sure I would like it at first the writing felt clunky, and the Heroine was a bit abrasive which really was the point but despite that, the story hooked me Before I knew it, I was 30% into the read and bummed that I had to set it down in order to sleep Now that s some good storytelling Other random thoughts There were some funny, laugh out loud scenes The world building was the standard signing over your soul , but there was a cute and fun twist to the contracts and soul selling Loved the characters It took me a second to warm up to Kate, the Heroine, but she eventually won me over She still drove me batty at times, but she was supposed to her life is a bit of a mess due to certain aspects of her personality, some good and some not so good I enjoyed the relationship between the H H I liked the buildup to somethingthan friendship, but the author inserted a one nighter that felt awkward and rushed At this point I didn t feel much chemistry between them, but there is potential as the series progresses There was an overuse of grimaced, wincing, and eyebrow quirking that drove me insane There was also an overabundance of description for example, setting a coffee cup down, getting up, sighing, etc that felt intrusive This is also what made the writing feel clunky As a reader, I don t need that much description in a scene Give me just enough to set the scene and then let my imagination fill in the rest After a while, I mentally edited out the description That worked, but a good editor should have done that for me So tsk tsk to Entangled Publishing All in all a very fun read Looking forward to Book 2 Special note I think fans of Molly Harper s Half Moon Hollow series might enjoy this one Final Rating 4 Stars

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    I hated the hero but it s because I don t expect my men to be okay with view spoiler the heroine dying hide spoiler I hated the hero but it s because I don t expect my men to be okay with view spoiler the heroine dying hide spoiler

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    Actual Rating 4.5 stars Holy Hell. I expected the average Paranormal Romance trope, not a delightfully exciting, very well written, and laugh out loud Urban Fantasy Think Bedazzled with the sophisticated sexiness and secretary esque of The Devil Meets Prada, mixed with the wit of a late night show Then add a wide range cast of deep characters from demons in disguise to a mysteriously spiritual Asian badass, sinfully sweet secretaries to red clawed ones, a wickedly tough grandma, and a man w Actual Rating 4.5 stars Holy Hell. I expected the average Paranormal Romance trope, not a delightfully exciting, very well written, and laugh out loud Urban Fantasy Think Bedazzled with the sophisticated sexiness and secretary esque of The Devil Meets Prada, mixed with the wit of a late night show Then add a wide range cast of deep characters from demons in disguise to a mysteriously spiritual Asian badass, sinfully sweet secretaries to red clawed ones, a wickedly tough grandma, and a man who sold his soul and is trying to get it back.

  4. says:

    Kate O Hara has just got a new temp job and it would still be hell even if she ignored the fact she was working for a bimbo with a mean streak plus some very odd looking acting guys in the basement as co workers.This is a great book, it has the right mix of humor, serious plot, evil villains and that lure of the romance that makes it addicting.Thomas has a small problem, many years ago for reasons that you will see, he managed to sell his soul and he has 1 year to get it back The path and tasks Kate O Hara has just got a new temp job and it would still be hell even if she ignored the fact she was working for a bimbo with a mean streak plus some very odd looking acting guys in the basement as co workers.This is a great book, it has the right mix of humor, serious plot, evil villains and that lure of the romance that makes it addicting.Thomas has a small problem, many years ago for reasons that you will see, he managed to sell his soul and he has 1 year to get it back The path and tasks required to get it back are going to be the basis for this series it seems and there are about a dozen of these tasks and this book covers 1 of them a serial killer who likes girls so we have a possible 13 book series it seems I can only hope the rest are as good as this one was in entertainment value.Kate in addition to having about a dozen jobs over 3 years seems to have some unknown talents that make her a great employee in the Fiendish Corporation and also brings her to the attention of the billionaire owner Thomas Kestrel The romance, chaos and deadly situations begin and you will love it.This gets about a 4.5 for me and you can think of it as a paranormal Devil Wears Prada with something close to a real devil This is a great book, not too light, not very dark but serious enough to keep you from a sugar coma

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    Kate O Hara has a reputation for being a bit flightyit isn t that she can t keep a job or that she can t do the job to the best of her ability, it is that she has a way of managing to get into trouble while doing it Her newest temp assignment puts her with billionaire Thomas Kestrel, even though she is not really directly working for him it puts her in the path of working with a set of demons, she has no clue they are demons, a bit quirky but with a bunch of HoHo s and some direction she hel Kate O Hara has a reputation for being a bit flightyit isn t that she can t keep a job or that she can t do the job to the best of her ability, it is that she has a way of managing to get into trouble while doing it Her newest temp assignment puts her with billionaire Thomas Kestrel, even though she is not really directly working for him it puts her in the path of working with a set of demons, she has no clue they are demons, a bit quirky but with a bunch of HoHo s and some direction she helps them get the job done Thomas Kestrel needs to focus on regaining his sole, Yes he made a deal with the devil and lost his soul Now he has one year to get it back, he does not need any distraction especially Kate However there is something about Kate that is not making sense and with her flair or the dramatic as well as sense of justice, they keep getting put in each others path Thomas wants Kate, Kate wants Thomas but they have a soul or two to save, will they be able to in time I am anxious to read the next book, hope it is in the works I thought this was wickedly funny and absolutely adored Kate Thomas you are not so certain about initially but you get there with him Not sure why I put this one off for so long but well worth reading

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    Kate O Hara definitely bit offthan she could chew with this temp job Her boss Thomas Kestrel has sold his soul to a demon and is now trying to renege by finding and killing off the other 12 people who protect the demon Poor hapless Kate has walked into a situation way out of her comfort level but like the trooper she is, she handles it perfectly I loved Kate and even Thomas worked his way into my heart but honestly Slim was by far my favorite character.

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    Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales.Quick Dirty Sell your soul to the devil and you better hope the devil is a good guy.Opening Sentence Aloysius shuffled from his cramped office to the basement for his weekly random check on the workers.The Review There are many times as a reader I question how much longer I m going to slog through a story in the hopes that it will be worth the effort I felt that way about this book until I was half way through chapter 2 and the story started to spin and Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales.Quick Dirty Sell your soul to the devil and you better hope the devil is a good guy.Opening Sentence Aloysius shuffled from his cramped office to the basement for his weekly random check on the workers.The Review There are many times as a reader I question how much longer I m going to slog through a story in the hopes that it will be worth the effort I felt that way about this book until I was half way through chapter 2 and the story started to spin and jump like a ballerina in my head The world started to make sense and our nerdy and fashion challenged heroine, Kate started to shine as the gem in this world Thomas entry into the world was a bit jarring How can a billionaire not know the way around his own office building or at least have someone to show him the way But as we learn later in the story he has been a bit obsessed with training so that he can outwit and kill 12 demons before he can kill the man that took his soul.The sequence where Kate and Thomas meet is just too funny, causing me to hold my sides because I was laughing so hard Absolutely classic The fact that I can still hear baby got back playing on repeat in my head shows the level of cleverness that Ms Yardley has used an iconic song to draw these two characters together I m sure the next time I hear that song out and about I will remember this little scene.I do have a couple of unanswered questions but the one that is bothering me the most is, Why can Kate read and spend so much time with the contracts and not be effected like everyone else This would be a great way to expand this world if we find that Kate has something that aided her from madness or death as she continues her corporate job.Overall, the writing is tight The story once you get past the first speed bump is smooth sailing I look forward to reading book 2 and seeing what kind of mischief Thomas and Kate will find themselves in.Notable Scene I wanted to ask you about continuing work when this contract piece is done, he said instead, leaning back in his chair No The word was out of her mouth before he finished his sentence He quirked an eyebrow at her interruption, and at least she blushed I mean Sorry I, uh, don t think I m cut out for working for a big corporation That s such a cop out Now her eyebrows jumped to her hairline Excuse me Come on You can handle everything I ve dished out at you and then some, he said, forgetting momentarily that this was a ruse You re one of the most competent women I ve ever met I think you could not only handle this job you could knock it out of the park Her hard expression softened Really You think so I really do He sighed I think you could be amazing FTC Advisory Entangled Select provided me with a copy of Temping is Hell No goody bags, sponsorships, material connections, or bribes were exchanged for my review

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    Kate needs a job, badly, after her uncle s company folded and she was forced to move back in with her judgmental parents Even as a temp, getting a job isn t easy she has an unfortunate habit of speaking her mind.But never did she think she d be working for Hell big corporate, everything she despises And that would be in a normal workplace but what about when your boss, Thomas, has actually sold his soul Of course, he wants it back and he also wants Kate, much as he tries to focus on th Kate needs a job, badly, after her uncle s company folded and she was forced to move back in with her judgmental parents Even as a temp, getting a job isn t easy she has an unfortunate habit of speaking her mind.But never did she think she d be working for Hell big corporate, everything she despises And that would be in a normal workplace but what about when your boss, Thomas, has actually sold his soul Of course, he wants it back and he also wants Kate, much as he tries to focus on the business at hand The question is whether he can live with the choices he has to make to get his soul back and how deeply Kate is going to get enmeshed in these infernal affairs.I ll be honest, I didn t expect to love this book I thought this was a book with another corporation that was secretly a front for hell I thought we were going to get another rich billionaire who is cruel and awful and mean but in would come the spunky manic pixie dream girl who would melt his heart and then everything would be hearts and flowers I expected to hate it.I was gleefully, wonderfully, blissfully wrong.The whole concept of the book is one I haven t come across before Thomas trying to wriggle out of a contract he signed to sell his soul He s a really fascinating and surprisingly deep character that goes way beyond oh he s so rich and hot and rich and hot and hot and sexy and hot we often see heroes described as Yes he is hot, this is established early and then not mentioned Maggie s attraction and shirtless pictures of him are allowed to speak volumes Of course he s hot, he wouldn t appear shirtless in a glossy magazine if he weren t, but that doesn t mean every other chapter we need to describe every sculpted curve of abdominal muscles so the book doesn t It was refreshing Kate s sexual attraction to Thomas was made clear and his appeal was maintained without devolving into the repetitive description that is so common This allowed room for what really makes Thomas a meaty character not just his sad tortured past which is somewhat a requirement but the issues he currently faces the challenge of being sufficiently ruthless to actually get the job done He has to kill people and not only does he have to kill them, he has to be cruel to even get the names as Yagi tells him repeatedly, if he s not willing to be ruthless, to do anything, to risk anything to sacrifice anything how can he win against someone who isthan willing to do all of the above.We have Thomas facing the possibility of metaphorically damning himself in order to save his soul Especially since Yagi doesn t see the point of wasting his time helping Thomas if he isn t able to do what it takes to free himself.Then we have Kate the Crusading Fun Hippie Do Gooder, who always speaks up, will tolerate no evil and is ready to fight for the meek and the oppressed at all times She has no filter, she says what she thinks with no censorship, regardless of how appropriate it is to the situation or how high and lofty the target of her criticism is.Now take that archetype and add a heavy dose of realism The crusader Manic Pixie who faces the consequences of exposing his dad s boss s son s crimes, who costs her father his dream job The crusader who works in a whacky, non conventional office that doesn t follow the usual corporate rules and it goes under The dreamer, the moral crusader forced to move back in with her judgemental parents because she s lost her job, the economy sucks and she can t afford her standards and principles Her family judges her and pressures her to grow up and get a real job and join the real world.And then they come together so excellently well, his ruthlessness mixed with both his lack of natural propensity for it and his own moral doubts he s determined to be quashed meet her idealism and her success withcompassionate means puts further doubt on his actions and path and draws him back to his conscience While at the same time her passionate idealism gets diluted with a bit of heavy reality and the compromises that come with that as well as being repeatedly confronted with the choice of a heavy paycheck and the ability to rescue her family and prove herself to them vs her principles.Read More

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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Smart, Sexy, Fun Kate O Hara is a secretary There s nothing terrific about her life She s got one best friend, no boyfriend, and has moved back in with her parents Problem is she s bored She wants to doat her job Taking the initiative one day by asking forwork gets Kate transferred down to the cold basement in the building a basement full of demons, demons she thinks are really illegal immigrants being treated horribly Determined to succeed, Kate delves in to help the demon Smart, Sexy, Fun Kate O Hara is a secretary There s nothing terrific about her life She s got one best friend, no boyfriend, and has moved back in with her parents Problem is she s bored She wants to doat her job Taking the initiative one day by asking forwork gets Kate transferred down to the cold basement in the building a basement full of demons, demons she thinks are really illegal immigrants being treated horribly Determined to succeed, Kate delves in to help the demons with a project they have been working on for over a year with no end result But first she needs to be accepted by the men who work there who basically want to eat her What better way to win them over than bringing in a box of Ho Hos One taste of those and Kate has a bunch of new friends With her drive and smarts, it only takes a matter of weeks and numerous boxes of Ho Hos to find the answers the big boss, Thomas, is desperately looking for All of this does not go unnoticed by him When Thomas meets Kate, he s surprised to find that she s a temp secretary that she s not into fashion his business , or makeup speaks her mind genuinely cares for others, especially the demons and doesn t want the job But Thomas desperately needs her help as he s trying to get his soul back and he needs to find 13 names of certain people to get it back and so far he doesn t have them all Not giving up, Thomas does his best to convince Kate to take the job Lucky for him she finally accepts the position but only with the proviso that the illegal immigrants wink, wink are treated with respect, gets lunch and coffee breaks and only work from 9 to 5 Thomas doesn t understand the friendship between Kate and the demons, especially since the demons ate the last two secretaries a big no no Instead they re smiling, joking, and even getting hugs from Kate Whatever it takes to get the names Working closely together, Thomas learnsabout Kate This of course leads to him developing feelings for Kate No matter what Kate does, she can t ignore her feelings for her sexy boss Temping is Hell, a paranormal novel that s also mysterious, funny, and romantic, with a strong heroine, and of course, a sexy, gorgeous man The chemistry between the two is hot Oh, and let s not forget Maggie what a bitch she is that is trying to get rid of Kate and into Thomas pants As for Kate, you can t help but love her She s so caring and genuine You can t help but root for her, with hopes she gets everything she wants and deserves out of life all of which makes her evenreal, someone you can connect with, someone you can understand She s full of witty and sarcastic remarks, and some of them are a doozy Bet bet you can t even get it up, Matlock, she slurred, intent on hurting the bastard in any way possible before he punched her ticket Bet you re hung like a Tic Tac You gotta love her.Unfortunately, she s been screwed over so many times, even by her family She gets so much grief from her parents that she doesn t deserve I couldn t believe how they not only treated her, but what they thought of her, basically a loser Nice parents They should be ashamed of themselves But Kate trudges on and that s what makes her really shine In the end, an awesome read I can t wait for the next one in the series Just hope it s soon

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    My full review can also be found at my blog A Secret Book AffairFunWittySexy are the first three words that come to mind when I think of how to describe Temping is Hell Shamefully, I will admit that I didn t expect this one to turn out so great I thought it would be a fun quick read, but nothing to great or special Thankfully, I can say that I was proven wrong throughout the book, and by the time I finished it I realized that it was so muchthan I expected Cathy Yardley did an My full review can also be found at my blog A Secret Book AffairFunWittySexy are the first three words that come to mind when I think of how to describe Temping is Hell Shamefully, I will admit that I didn t expect this one to turn out so great I thought it would be a fun quick read, but nothing to great or special Thankfully, I can say that I was proven wrong throughout the book, and by the time I finished it I realized that it was so muchthan I expected Cathy Yardley did an amazing job creating her own unique characters and theme Temping is Hell was a fast past quick read that I absolutely adored When I say it was a quick read I by no means refer to its number of pages, but by the fact that it was impossible to put down Yardley s main characters where captivating in their own ways, some with pure intentions but none without fault which I greatly appreciated There is nothingirritating than reading a book with primary characters who are completely without fault I find it makes it extremely difficult to connect with not only the characters but the story as a whole This was not an issue in Temping is Hell and Yardley had no problems creating realistic connections with her characters and their enduring faults.One of the many small factors about this book that I loved was the minor pop culture reference scattered here and there that befit my particular age group Since I read quite a bit of young adult books as well as adult fiction, I find that pop culture references in many of the current YA books have little to no meaning to me Since the primary character is my age, late twenties, the majority of the references are from when I was growing up and make connecting to the characters that much easier I very much enjoyed reading Temping is Hell and have high expectations for the future of the series which Yardley is calling Necessary Evil To any individual who enjoys adult urban fantasy, I highly recommend this one to read I might even be so bold as to say this first book to Yardley s new series may just be the start of a great series that I would put up there with other greats such as Charlaine Harris s Sookie Stackhouse series and Patricia Brigg s Mercy Thompson series Temping is Hell is just as original as Harris s and Brigg s series, where one is primarily about vampires and the other about shape shifters this new one is about demons If you have read Harris s or Brigg s popular series and have enjoyed them, then I can promise that you will enjoy Yardley s Temping is Hell

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