4 of 5
ARC provided for an honest review through NetGalley.
Wow. What a roller coaster ride of emotions! This book will hook you and take you for a ride. I was frustrated, angry, upset, sad, elated at various points within the story and I LOVED it! I really enjoyed the well-rounded main characters, Lexie and Drake, their background stories and the relationship that forms between them.
Lexie is a sweet and smart southern girl who doesn’t let anyone push her around which (I think) makes her perfect for being a nurse. She’s kind and caring. After working in the ER, she realizes that her calling isn’t there. She wants to help others and the ER only allowed her to help for a brief moment, until Oliver comes in. Oliver, Drake’s grandfather, is diagnosed with cancer. He moved back south to live out the rest of his life in an old family home. After meeting Lexie, it’s clear that she doesn’t put up with his stubbornness and he hires her to be his personal nurse. I really liked Oliver and Lexie’s interactions…especially their banter. Lexie becomes a friend and family to Oliver. She is there for him especially when his real family doesn’t visit. One day a tall handsome man, Drake, claiming to be Oliver’s grandson shows up. She instantly notices his attractive looks and his rigid dedication to his grandfather’s company.
Being from New York, Drake has a different perspective on life, work and personal goals. He sees his work in the company as his top priority and with his grandfather near death, he prepares to take over the business with his twin brother whom he does not get along with. Drake’s past is complicated and has shaped him into the man he is…hardworking, work-oriented, cold and driven. Lexie is his opposite and not his typical “type” but she ignites a desire within him. Will she be able to show him that there is more to life than just work? Can she show him how important family is? Can she show him what love really is?
Overall I really enjoyed this book. I enjoyed reading Lexie and Drake grow and learn from one another. I enjoyed their romance and hot chemistry. There are times that the story felt slow and a little drawn out. This was mainly in the beginning with Lexie and Drake’s meeting. I did like that they didn’t jump directly into a relationship or fall in love at first glance. It made it feel realistic and believable, I love that! Then there were times that were too quick for me. I would have loved to see more with the “bar/going out” scene with Lexie’s friends/family and had more scenes/interactions with Lexie’s mother.
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