Published by Loveswept Source: Netgalley
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Friendship, Romance
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Even when her hair salon goes under and she’s on the brink of breaking, Regan Burke keeps her “I’m just fine” attitude. She’s had a tough life, coping with a difficult family and keeping her act together . . . barely. Right now, she just needs a job, any job, so she can pay her mother’s medical bills. It’s the exact wrong time for Carter Scott to come into her life—and to be so damn sexy, so distracting, and so determined to get close.
Carter isn’t looking for anything serious—his heart belongs to the kids who depend on his pediatric practice—but something about Regan makes him reconsider. Maybe it’s the scars she hides so well, the secrets she can’t share. Carter knows all about that kind of pain, and he wants to help. But offering Regan a job in his office only makes things worse, even if their chemistry is off the charts. Lucky for them both, Carter isn’t about to let go of love without a fight.
I really enjoyed this book, and I think the ultimate reason why is because the writing was just really enjoyable. I really like the way Laura writes, it’s really just so easy to get wrapped up in the story and in the characters. I also really like that this book was so character driven, there isn’t some extreme circumstance that pulls these people together or pushes them apart. These characters are living lives that I think anyone could identify with, and I think that’s why it is so easy to like them both.
So when the book starts Regan is closing up her business, the business she was so proud of, and suddenly she is unemployed and in dire needs of a new job. The thing that I really related to about Regan was that she has these huge walls built around her, and when people ask her how she is doing she always responds with fine. I know so many people who do that. Heck, I have done that a million times before. Regan has some serious things on her plate, including a mother who is sick. I respect so much about Regan, she takes such good care of her mother, even though her mothers illness hurts her so much, I loved that she works hard to keep her in a good facility and not just let her go to a cheaper one. I think that says so much about her character.
So as for Carter, he is a pediatrician, and just a really good guy. The thing about this whole relationship between Regan and Carter is that neither of them are looking for a relationship. Carter carries with him a heavy past, one that haunts him. These two are just so easily pulled together, they have fantastic chemistry. I loved when Regan starts working with Carter and how the two of them basically dance around each other trying to fight the attraction. I also love how the two of them stand up for each other.
I thought this whole romance was just really great. I loved the build up between the two of them, the chemistry, the secondary characters, and really I just loved the charactered driven romance. I will be on the lookout for more of this authors work in the future, it was really a great read for me, and after writing this review, I changed my mind from four stars to five. I think anyone who likes romances should check out this book, it’s really great.