Release date: April 19, 2022
Genre: Contemporary Romance
After a wild bet, gourmet grilled-cheese sandwich, and cuddle with a baby goat, Alexis Montgomery has had her world turned upside down. The cause: Daniel Grant, a ridiculously hot carpenter who’s ten years younger than her and as casual as they come—the complete opposite of sophisticated city-girl Alexis. And yet their chemistry is undeniable.
While her ultra-wealthy parents want her to carry on the family legacy of world-renowned surgeons, Alexis doesn’t need glory or fame. She’s fine with being a “mere” ER doctor. And every minute she spends with Daniel and the tight-knit town where he lives, she’s discovering just what’s really important. Yet letting their relationship become anything more than a short-term fling would mean turning her back on her family and giving up the opportunity to help thousands of people.
Bringing Daniel into her world is impossible, and yet she can’t just give up the joy she’s found with him either. With so many differences between them, how can Alexis possibly choose between her world and his?
You ever finish a book and absolutely love it but you can’t find the words to explain why? That’s me with this one. I’ve read and adored all of Abby’s books but this is my favorite for sure, it was such a balanced mix between super heavy and sad and funny and charming and I couldn’t get enough. There is the authors trademark humor and wit, of course Daniel is the sweetest and he’ll make you fall in love with him and Alexis is definitely the kind of character you want to befriend in real life. But what made this one special for me was the darkness and depth, it added so many layers to a fantastic story and it truly got under my skin. If you’ve her other books you know that she takes her characters on quite a journey and this was no exception, these people have to work for their HEA. But it’s so worth it in the end, it really is. I do want to mention this deals with abuse in a few forms so if that’s a trigger take care before starting this one but I thought it was handled with grace and was really well done.
Overall rating: 5/5
Thanks to the publisher for my review copy.