Monday, March 26, 2018

2 stars-- Accidentally Hers (Sterling Canyon, #1) by Jamie Beck

Such a cute cover! I was like yes! I need this! But, yall, there was a struggle. Accidentally Hers was not my cuppa at all.

The Gist: Grey was just minding his own business when a drunk driver hit him. Turns out it's the brother of the girl who'd caught his eye. A sticky spot to be put in for sure. Especially when his injuries keep him from actually doing his job and legal matters have to be taken into consideration.

Yeah. The hero, Grey, amazing guy. The only reason this didn't get 1 star was because I liked him. He's the victim of everything but tries not to hurt anyone else. Tries to find a middle ground where they can all carry on. He's honest and kind and way better people than Avery and her family.

So, yes, Avery. The heroine and her family were spineless and slimy. The whole storyline revolved around them trying to get her brother off the hook after he drunk drove and injured the hero. Trying to weasel out of him getting jail time or paying a settlement to the hero. Passing the blame to the bar and bar owner instead of taking responsibility. Grey be damned, too.

I just. So bad.

Avery really had no backbone. Couldn't think for herself, betrayed Grey in a terrible manner. She just wasn't quality people. And when she finally did pull it together it really was an example of too little too late.

Obviously, I wasn't all that enthused about their romance. lol 

The Narration
The narration was a struggle as well. This was my first from Kate Rudd and will be my last. Pacing and tone were both awkward and incredibly clipped. Everything sounded angry or panicked/rushed. Even when it was something simple like "what are you doing?" It would come out whatareyoudoing?" Surprisingly, though, I did like the hero's voice but other than that nothing was really working for me. I tried multiple speeds to see if that would improve things but it didn't. 
When ruggedly sexy backcountry guide Grey Lowell moves to Sterling Canyon, Colorado, after buying the ski-expedition company Backtrax, his plans don’t include romance. Still, it’s fun to look—especially across a crowded restaurant at a beauty he dubs “Bambi.” But all his plans change later that night when he’s injured by a drunk driver.

Physical therapist Avery Randall is shocked to learn that Grey’s the man her brother struck with his car, and even more stunned when he arrives at the clinic expecting her help. Despite her reservations and Grey’s silly new nickname for her, Avery agrees to work with him, and passion begins to simmer. Yet with his livelihood at stake, Grey must make tough decisions that could hurt Avery and her family. Before long, Avery’s loyalties are tested, and the choices she and Grey each make may cost them their chance at lasting love.

Amazon | Goodreads | Jamie Beck/Kate Judd on HCBS
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