Just Temporary


Fiction - Womens
318 Pages
Reviewed on 10/01/2017
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Reviewed by Michelle Randall for Readers' Favorite

Casey is just your typical single, older woman. She's 43, never been married, no kids but two kitties. She rents a tiny little house, just a few blocks from her mother, that has the perfect space to use as a studio for her fiber art; she paints on fabric. To keep her kitties in litter and food, Casey has held a number of temporary jobs, but even for temp jobs, hers never last all that long. When Casey finds a new temp agency and lands a primo job on her initial meeting, she is in heaven. This job is in a great spot, with free parking, and her boss is a dead ringer for James Bond. Problem is that her primo job may not be all it seems to be.

It starts with a strange interview candidate for a temp job, but that really doesn't raise any red flags for Casey. When a second strange temp worker stops by the office, she's confused, but she is sure there is a reasonable explanation. Nothing prepares her for what is to come. Just Temporary by S.M. Pitra is a realistic story in that it could easily happen, so much is real life inspired and it's a fun general life story that has many layers. There are backstories to all the players that you get to read at different points, and those stories influence and change your opinions of those people. Author S.M. Pitra has written a complex and realistic story with so many levels that you are kept interested from beginning to end.

Just Temporary by S.M. Pitra is a contemporary novel of real life, women's lives, friendships and family. There are many levels of the story at play in this novel. You have Casey and her relationship with her parents, then there is the relationship with her elderly neighbor. There is also the friendship that Casey develops with Mindy, the office assistant down the hall. There is also the working relationship that Casey has with both of her bosses, which are completely different. This is a very clean book, no sex or cursing, so I have no problem recommending it to all readers.