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Meet hard place.
Recovering from a pulled groin muscle isn’t exactly how I planned to spend my much-needed summer vacation.
But I’ll admit, being nursed back to health by my gorgeous friend Bailey, who’s just graduated from medical school, doesn’t exactly sound like a hardship.
We spend a week together at my family’s beach house, a week of swimming and barbecues, a week of entertaining my little cousins and sleeping right across the hall from each other. A week of watching Bailey grow closer with my mom and sisters, and my wacky but lovable grandma. A week of enjoying Bailey tending to me—which is saying something, because it involves a lot of shoving ice packs into my underwear and taping up sore muscles.
She’s funny and kind, and after just being myself for the first time in a long time, my walls come tumbling down. But when Bailey says she’s not looking for a relationship, I’m bound and determined to be more than just the fun hookup who sprained his groin a second time—this time with her.
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What they don't expect is to fall for one another, and to realize that there just might be more to their budding relationship than one that expires at the end of a week in California.
I loved that we got to see some of this, that we were able to follow them into their real lives to see that they were able to make it work. It's clear from the beginning that Ashe sees how different they are together and sees that Bailey is someone he wants long term...and watching him figure this out, and deal with it, and learn to see it as something that he wants was wonderful. Especially as it's juxtaposed with Bailey and her doubts that they can have any sort of meaningful future...even though she wants one.
I love books like this, where the tension and the reason for them not to be together feels real, and authentic, and like a problem that a person would face in real life. It makes the resolution that much more meaningful as you are able to relate to the humanity of the characters.
I enjoyed and recommend this title.
I love Bailey. I found her character completely refreshing. She's driven, and not ashamed to say she doesn't want any distractions or complications. Bailey is sweet and funny and I enjoyed watching her pursue her career and learn how to balance things.
Asher is one of my favorite Kendall Ryan heroes. He's smart, sexy, funny and cares for his family. I really enjoyed getting to see him interact with so many characters, and see how his family dynamics all played out. He definitely had me swooning and smiling.
These two had a connection and I loved getting to see them figure each other out. Their situation was believable-and well written. I fully understood each character's thoughts on relationships so it was fun to see that play out. Their chemistry was there as both friends and lovers and man, their sexy times were definitely hot.
The supporting characters here were fun to meet-and for some, fun to revisit. They didn't overwhelm Asher and Bailey, and to be fair, his family totally could have. I loved his grandma; she just had me smiling the whole time. The writing flowed well and I was invested in the story from start to finish. I felt like I was part of this little world.
This book was fun and sweet to read, and definitely sexy. I enjoyed it and would recommend it.
About Kendall Ryan
Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than 70 times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.
She lives in Texas with her husband and two sons.
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