★★★ 3 Stars ★★★
This is the second Bristol Island tale, with Island native Doctor Cohen Jessup and new resident Dylan Corbett.
Dylan is a romance writer who is seeking solace and a quiet life. It’s not long before her sexy neighbour is knocking on her door and she gets the inspiration for her new male lead in the book that she just started writing.
When Dylan turns up for her doctors appointment, she is mortified to find out who will be carrying out her pap test and pelvic examination.
What follows is a forbidden relationship between the only doctor on the island and the author who has a secret skeleton in her closet that upon discovery, would not be good for the good doctors name.
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I liked this story, it had a good amount of angst and a lot of steamy moments. Elizabeth Finn has always been able to write a good sex scene and she didn’t fail here. Cohen was very appealing and I was able to get a great visual of exactly what he would look like and his dirty mouth didn’t disappoint either. You could see him really struggle with what was an ethical dilemma. Dylan was a bit of a let down for me though, I found her a bit bland and I didn’t really learn much about her as a person but she had good chemistry with both Cohen and his brother Caleb.
As I said, I liked the story but it was just an OK read for me. It felt quite long with not much happening that was particularly interesting. If you like a forbidden romance and this may be for you.
This is a standalone. it contains characters from the first book in the series, The Fight for Us, but it is not necessary to have read it to understand this story.
ARC gratefully received from the author in exchange for an honest review
Elizabeth Finn is a multi-published contemporary romance author. Her passion is creating stories packed full of believable conflicts, characters who leave you rooting for them, and romance that might just short-circuit your e-reader. She likes her characters flawed, but they always find the best part of themselves on their journey. And her readers find themselves devoted to her honest and heartfelt voice.