Tuesday, August 14, 2018



Griffin Sullivan is handling the ultimate balancing act. Between being a single dad to an active six-year-old and the crazy demands of his job as a hockey coach, finding love is not in the cards. But when the team's goalie is rushed to the ER, he's immediately captivated by the gorgeous, sassy nurse on duty... who just happens to be the sister of one his players.

Sadie Braddock has always had a big, open heart and a bit of a wild side. But since her dad got sick, she's closed herself off to life and love. Relationships are way too complicated - and so is Griffin. He's also funny and tender and sexy as hell. How can something that feels so right come at the worst time ever? Then again, someone to lean on may be exactly what they each need - if they're only brave enough to take the risk.

Life is complicated.  It's full of ups and downs, of things that take over when you least expect it, and of things that happen at inconvenient times.

So, how do you know when the thing that you have found, even if it is inconvenient, is somehitng too good to pass up? Griffin has a difficult (understatement) ex wife and a son.  Add in a demanding and time consuming job, and he has a list of reasons to stay single.  Sadie has a sick father, and family expectations, and a life she is trying to live while dealing with the potential end of a close family member's (not a spoiler, but an overarching story line in all the titles) so, romance is not on her list.

And, then, Griffin meets Sadie.  And he resits the attraction.  And then she does.  And then he does.

And, then, they both realize that it's not going away and that maybe that's just how life works, that you have to take what it gives you when it's good as you never know when that will be taken away.  This is definitely the theme of the book, and in both of their lives...and the duality of this for both of them allows them to finally move forward.

The writing is strong.  There's a lot of drama and some really serious stuff going on in this book, but it avoids the maudlin and never makes the reader feel that they are being bogged down in things that are heavier than they may want from a romance.  A delicate line to walk, for sure and it's handled very well in this title.

I enjoyed this book, and I recommend it.


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