City doctor Josh Stanton and his sports car don’t suit the country, but with his medical school debt about to bury him, Josh has to make the best out of a bad situation. Adjusting to his new job and life in the middle of nowhere isn’t easy, but at least the views of the mountains—and one distractingly attractive local—are stunning…
After eight years away, Katrina McCade is back in Bear Paw for a break from her life, bad choices—and men. But when a broad-shouldered stranger bursts into town, she finds herself unexpectedly saddled with the town’s sexy new doctor as a tenant. Katrina doesn’t need a man to make her happy, especially a disgruntled physician. But try telling her body that…
Type: Contemporary romance
Heat: 2.5 out of 5
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
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The romance was slow building which I liked. There's a pretty quick attraction and over time the two keep running into each other--something that's not too hard since she's his landlord and, well, Bear Paw is a pretty tiny place. I liked them together. They're both a bit broken and gun shy but slowly healing even if they don't realize. They had nice chemistry and suited even though they kind of drove each other a little crazy.
There was a wonderful secondary romance though that absolutely stole the show for me. I would have loved to see Katrina's brother have a full book. I looked forward to the thread of his romance with the town's new diner owner and got so wrapped up in their scenes I'd have to get back into the original romance which doesn't happen too often. It was just one of those heartbreakingly sweet storylines and gah I could not get enough of the two of them.
There was also family heart ache I didn't see coming exactly. I knew something was happening with her family but I bawled when it hit and just wasn't prepared for that at all. It was all nicely done but was something that just left me raw and hurting for everyone involved and really just brought a realness to the book.
Overall, I enjoyed the first book from Medicine River. It's an interesting little town with some great characters I can't wait to learn more about. It wasn't a perfect read but it was sure entertaining and had me ready for more.
Have you read Lowe? What did you think?
Do you need a manly man or are you good with one that's a little more...gently bred?
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