Monday, October 23, 2017

Holiday House Call by Jen Doyle

Title: Holiday House Call
Author: Jen Doyle
My Rating: A+

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Calling It #3.5
Main Characters: Karen and Tuck
Release Date: October 2017
Publisher: Carina
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
Dr. Karen Carmichael prides herself on being capable, optimistic and always in control. But even neurosurgeons have breaking points, especially as the holidays approach. When Karen finds herself on the side of the road, explaining to a cop that her less-than-stellar driving was due to stress and tears rather than too much booze, it's humiliating. When that cop turns out to be a one-night stand from her past, it's icing on the bad-day cake. 
Officer John "Tuck" Tucker didn't expect to see Karen again after their night together. The circumstances may not be ideal, but convincing this beautiful, stubborn woman to get to know him with his clothes on is more fun than he could have imagined.  
Karen swore she'd never fall for someone who risks his life for his job. She sees enough heartbreak at work without inviting it into her personal life, and she has no interest in becoming involved in the small town Tuck calls home. But despite valiant efforts to keep her walls up, her affection for Tuck is growing into something much stronger. With a life built around work alone looking less appealing by the day, Karen will have to take a leap of faith—and trust that Tuck will leap with her.
My Review:
Wow, this story was fantastic. I absolutely fell in love with every single thing about it. There are so many little details about the story that just melted my heart. 

Tuck is a small town police officer. Karen is a neurosurgeon. Six years before the book they had an extremely hot hook up in a parking lot that neither one has forgotten, but it was just that...a hook up, a one night stand. 

So, they are both in for a few surprises when they meet later and it's really interesting and creative to watch how their relationship develops. 

Karen has a lot of scars. She doesn't have much emotional bandwidth leftover after her job, so she's really protective of herself. She has very strict rules. She can only have sex once every six months. She can only cry every Tuesday. She is NOT made for relationships...and a relationship with a cop? No way, no how! There is WAY too much risk there. 

But Tuck isn't a guy who gives up quickly. Slowly but surely, he wiggles his way into Karen's life. It definitely helps that their chemistry is through the roof. There is so much emotions that flow throughout this book. Neither Tuck nor Karen have easy jobs. They work long hours and so many times it's with very little reward. That's hard and Jen Doyle did an amazing job showing the depths of that throughout this story. Over and over again, I found myself tearing up over the events in the book. 

But at the heart of it all was Karen and Tuck...and I loved them both so much. They are so dang good together. This story is magical and I absolutely fell in love with it as well as Tuck and Karen. 

Highly, HiGhLy, HIGHLY recommend this one. It was a fantastic story!

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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