Author: Beth Cornelison
~SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Blanche for the review that made me want to read it!
- Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (September 1, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1402224346
- ISBN-13: 978-1402224348
(from author’s website) Ladies’ man Luke Morgan has the world at his feet until a freak explosion leaves him burned and bitter. Luke’s family offers gutsy occupational therapist Abby Stanford a job facilitating Luke’s physical therapy, but Luke wants no part of his family’s schemes or Abby’s help. When sparks fly between Luke and Abby, Luke must face his deepest fears in order to claim the woman who brought his family together and taught him the real meaning of love.
First of all, thank you Blanche for reviewing this book as well. When I saw your review, I just knew I had to read this book as well!
Have you ever read a romance read that after it was over you find yourself slightly crying and disappointed that the story is over? This is how this story was for me. The author did a wonderful job of creating characters you care about, and a romance you find yourself cheering for them to come together and be a couple. She obviously did her research in the department of burns and handicaps when creating the story of Luke. He had all the torment and depression that goes with the after math of his handicaps since the explosions. Abby showed all the normal grieving and second guessing of herself after a horrible breakup with her fiance. I was cheering for this couple all throughout the book and was so sad to see it end.
There is not a lot of hot and horny sex in this book. There is maybe one scene of them actually making love, but this story didn’t need it. The story gave us enough romance and at humor at times that I was glad the author didn’t fill the book up with sex scenes.
Now I just hope that the author would plan on making a follow-up book for Luke’s brother and father! She certainly left the end open for sequels, but wrapped up Luke and Abby’s story up very nicely. Another great author and find!
Outstanding Book That Will Stay On My Bookshelf