Jesse Oliver was a medic in Afghanistan, but back home in Pine Mountain he’s happy to switch gears as the Double Shot bar’s new sous chef. When his apartment floods and his old Army buddy offers the family’s dilapidated lake house as temporary quarters, Jesse thinks a little remodeling on the creaky duplex sounds like a fair return favor. That’s before he sets eyes on the gorgeous woman moving into the other side of the cabin—and discovers she’s his buddy’s kid sister, a.k.a totally off limits.
Kat McMarrin has fought hard for her space, and she’s not too interested in sharing it. Of course, her job as a physical therapist means she won’t see much of Jesse, even if he’s a few thin floorboards away—unless she seeks him out. And with his sculpted body and slow-burn gaze, she might be tempted. Maybe the fixer-upper projects she has planned for the cabin will keep her mind off him. Or maybe her instincts to strip the place down will get out of hand…
Expected publication: May 26th 2015 by Zebra
**I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. The expected publication date is May 26 2015**
This will be a short review because the story was short. I am not sure how long it was but it took me no time at all to get through it. On Goodreads it says it is story 4.5 of the Pine Mountain series so the fact that it had a .5 in it leads me to believe it was a shorter story among some longer ones in the series.
This book is exactly as advertised. It is a romance that follows the typical romance formula. The only difference is that due to its short length it is a condensed sped up version of the formula. Not as detailed as the synopsis would lead you to believe.
At the end of the day it delivers for what it is. You get two characters who have their own ghosts and demons who are undeniably attracted to each other. You have the building angst until the point in which they act on their attraction. Enter the steamy bedroom (or shower) scene or two.
Overall it was a good diversion from everyday reality. I have read other works by Kincaid and I will read more in the future.
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