Tuesday, February 25, 2014

* REVIEW * - Finding the Right Girl (A Nice GUY to Love spin-off) by Violet Duke

Reviewer: Angie Voss
Rating: 5 Stars

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVED this love story and am giving it 5 BIG, BRIGHT stars! If you root for the nice (but totally HOT) guy to win, you’ll be rooting for Brian Sullivan. Brian is a teacher and the father of a teenage daughter. He hasn't been so lucky in love, though. He lost his first love to Huntington’s and his second to his brother. He wants to date, but doesn't think he can do the serious thing right now.

Enter Tessa. She also has a history of Huntington’s, as she has recently lost her sister and father to the disease. She has been so busy taking care of everyone else in her life that a personal life is the farthest thing from her mind. She works with Brian’s brother, and isn't sure what to make of the way Brian makes her feel when she sees him or hears his voice.

The thing that drew me into their relationship, and had me rooting for them, was the real experiences they go through, including Tessa giving advice to Brian’s daughter about getting (or not getting) the gene test for Huntington’s. Their story tugs at your heart strings, drawing you into the life of families dealing with genetic diseases, and the decisions they have to make.

*ARC given for an honest review.

From the New York Times & USA Today best selling author who brought you the Nice Girl to Love trilogy, comes A Nice GUY to Love spin-off...

Brian Sullivan has been in love twice in his lifetime. He lost his first love to early-onset Huntington's, and he lost the other more recently...to his brother. And somehow, his heart has managed to heal itself after both. Amazingly, without therapy. That doesn't mean Brian hasn't gotten more wary along the way, however. In fact, he's been thinking lately that maybe his brother's now retired nothing-but-flings rule isn't such a bad idea. Unfortunately, being the nice guy poster boy and all, he isn't exactly versed in the fine art of flings. So he looks to the outrageously 'unique,' provokingly button-pushing Tessa Daniels for a crash course.

There's absolutely no way he's falling in love with this one...right?

Tessa has no idea what she was thinking telling Brian that she was some sort of fling expert. She's never been flung before and she sure as heck doesn't know where or how to begin flinging a guy like Brian. It was a temporary lapse in sanity, really--no doubt because of the can't-help-but-fall-for-him brain fuzz that hits her whenever he's around. Not only does the man have her being more herself than she's ever been in her life, but he's the only person she knows who seems to have as many demons and skeletons in the closet as she does. What's more, he's got her thinking of the one thing she stopped letting herself even hope for years ago.

A happily ever after.

NOTE:  This is a spin-off of the NYT Bestselling Nice Girl to Love serial trilogy (#1 Resisting the Bad Boy, #2 Falling for the Good Guy, and #3 Choosing the Right Man).  It is a separate standalone (**NO CLIFFHANGER**) that can be read on its own, but as with any spin-off, the story and hard-fought happily-ever-after is all the more satisfying if read after the trilogy.

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