Reviewed by Shelly
Reid Maxwell is a MMA fighter on his way to reclaiming victory but
first has to recovery from an injury and subsequent surgery. Kindhearted
and shy Lucy Miller is his chosen physical therapist helping him on his
Honestly folks, I thought – not another Spinderalla
tale. But dayyuumm, this was a good story. After Reid’s doctor leaves
for another commitment, he’s in a bit of a pickle and really needs to
get healthy in time to fight the big fight. While trying to maintain a
low profile, he goes to Northern Nevada Medical Center’s physical
therapy department to find a physical therapist and here sits Lucy.
Turns out that Lucy Miller, nee Maris, is his best friend’s little sister.
To get Lucy as his own personal therapist for two months, Reid makes a
bargain. He’ll teach her how to seduce the hospital’s McDreamy, aka Dr.
Stephen Mann, if she’ll rehab his shoulder.
What I enjoyed about this story was Lucy’s
metamorphosis from moth to butterfly with Reid’s guidance. Initially
she’s right on the brink of being annoyingly self-effacing at times but
what saved it for me was that I could truly relate to Lucy’s issues with
the way her life had turned out. When you’re not happy, nothing about
your personality or looks would make you so because isn’t it your fault
that you’re not happy anyway? Vicious cycle yes, but we all go through
Oh what a hunk of man-meat that Reid is as he goes
through the daily efforts of helping Lucy get her dream man; he offers
fashion advice and shows Lucy what turns a man’s head and makes him
interested. ***Don’t forget what keeps the ladies coming back for more
Reid - keep not wearing a shirt and see where that leads ya***. But I
digress; Reid is what I’d call a sensitive soul. Yes, he’s an MMA
fighter, but because his job is to fight doesn’t mean that he’s a
Neanderthal or without skills outside of his profession. Well done there,
Maxwell, for creating a well-rounded character.
From the beginning I was on Lucy and Reid’s team
because individually they were interesting, but together the
chemistry really clicked. What made it even more enjoyable was watching
them fall in love. And may I say - the sex was SMOKIN’ HOT. There’s a
scene outside in the rain where Reid decides enough is enough and he
takes Lucy against a wall (I can’t talk about it or I’m gonna have a
Lucy’s best friend Vanessa is an absolute hot mess
and offered a wonderful comic relief to the storyline. I think she’s got
a thing for Lucy’s brother Jackson but we’ll have to wait for the next
story. There is a next story right?
This book was a joy to read and I hope to see more from this new author.
Happy Reading Folks!
*ARC Provided by Entangled Publishing
by Gail Maxwell
Release Date: July 20, 2012
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Labels: by Shelly, Contemporary Romance, Gina L. Maxwell