“What would you say if I told you I love you?”
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 359 Pages
POV: Alternating First Person
I thought I finally had my life figured out. Fate? Destiny? I know mine. But one afternoon questioned everything I thought I knew.
Then it happened. Dr. Jason Dupree crashed into my life.
His eyes linger on me longer than they should in polite company. You see, there is nothing polite about him.
He’s arrogant and overconfident. His touch? It’s my undoing.
I let him know in no uncertain terms that he is not the man for me.
He is not my destiny.
And his reaction? Totally unexpected.
The things in my life that matter to me? It’s a shortlist. My career, a handful of family and friends. To call me unlucky in love would be a gross understatement. Hence my list. It’s how I keep it all figured out.
Then one morning, that safe little list collides with my future.
Her eyes follow me everywhere, and they see through me like a soul x-ray. But it’s her touch that nearly brings me to my knees.
She doesn’t see it, though.
She’s full of denial and sass, and her stares are indignant. She’s a liar too. Telling me she’s interested in another man.
My reaction? Let’s just say she never saw it coming.
*I received this book free from Forever Write PR.*
Alex has fear of abandonment issues because of her past. It’s a little on the extreme side at times, but it only adds to the complexity of her character. It also explains her dating predicament in the beginning of the story.
Jason (aka Dr. Dupree) did not want any part of a serious relationship. He’d been there, done that, got the broken heart to prove it. But the first time he sees Alex his reaction is sweet. However, the first time he actually comes face to face with her is downright hysterical.
“Normally he can charm the skin off a snake.”
The relationship between Alex and Jason is quite interesting. For Jason not wanting anything serious, he sure plays a different tune almost immediately when it comes to her. And for Alex being interested in someone else, it doesn’t take much to make her change her mind. They are sweet together.
I love how their family and friends all play large rolls in the storyline. In a series like this I always find it a little more addicting if I’m able to get a feel for all the characters and if the end of this book is the start of the next one I cannot wait to read it. Jason’s sister and his new tenant…the chemistry already sizzles off the pages.
“Groomzilla was like a needy chick.”
Cherish is the second book in the Clark Family series. Jason may not technically be a Clark, but he is best friends to one, and we do get a glimpse at a Clark wedding. It’s filled with humor and love. It also has a few twists that I could see coming, but now it was the turns that caught me completely off guard.
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“Please, stop staring at me,” she says, her voice strained. She takes another sip of her drink and puts the cup against her neck.
I should look away. I can see the color creeping from her neck up to her face. I can see her pulse at the base of her neck. I can practically hear her heart beating in her chest.
“Get over yourself. Why don’t you stop looking at me?” I say, finally finding my voice.
“I’m not looking at you.” She angrily shoves two pickle slices into her mouth.
“Then how do you know I’m looking at you?” I challenge.
“Very mature. How old are you? Nine?” She rolls her eyes at me, but she doesn’t look away.
Her nostrils flare at the same time she pushes her food away. I don’t bother looking away. I look into her gray eyes before looking down at her mouth. I moan and lick my bottom lip at the sight of her breasts, pressed together underneath a shirt with sunflowers. I bite my bottom lip as I envision sucking one nipple after another.
“I’m not interested in you that way.” She says the words while looking straight ahead.
“I’m just sitting here waiting on my sister.”
“Arrogant,” she throws back at me.