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Finding The Right Girl
From the New York Times & USA Today bestselling 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.
Evette gives it 4.5 stars.
This is Brian and Tessa’s story.
Finding the Right Girl is my first book by Violet Duke and I am hooked.
Brian is the amazing single father, gorgeous as hell, (hidden) Alpha male. He has this attraction that he can’t explain, but wants to explore. His heart is set on Tessa!
Tessa is a twenty something dynamo! She excels in everything from writing to catering and truly is amazing. She gives her heart to all of her projects- as she does to her friends. She lost her sister and father to Huntington’s and had to grow up much too fast. And her mother SUCKS! But she is not bitter. She is resigned to her life and never expected love…and what Brian offered scares her.
I love the two of them. Tessa is broken- but she’s not. She has had to deal with so much, yet is able to put herself out there and be a source of strength for her friends. When she realizes that they want to be there for her also it is beautiful. She is completely unused to being put first or even considering what she wants-especially when it comes to love. But Brian wants to change that-and does his damnedest to convince her. Brian is a bit out of his element- having only loved two other women, and having lost them both. He is ready for Tessa and what they would have together. Now to convince her!
There are some twists and misunderstanding and definitely some tears (for this reader!!!)! This is a tender love story that has plenty of steam. It also deals with a very serious subject matter- Huntington’s Disease, which is a devastating and terminal. But the author doesn’t beat you over the head with the sad- she provides an insight into how people live with and are affected by the disease. And she empowers her characters to LIVE their life-find love, be happy and truly live.
There are several laugh out loud scenes- especially the entire fling/flinger/flingee scenario!
I found this book to be well written, well researched and a fast read. The story is engaging, the characters believable and completely draw you in, and the world Duke has created is one where you want to stay for a while.
Strongly recommend reading this book- Brian and Tessa’s story is definitely worth giving a piece of your heart to <3
About Violet Duke
New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Violet Duke is a former professor of English Education who is ecstatic to now be on the other side of the page writing wickedly fun contemporary romance novels. When she’s not arguing with her story characters or feeding her book-a-day reading addiction, she enjoys tackling reno projects with her power tools while trying pretty much anything without reading the directions first and cooking ‘special edition’ dishes that laugh in the face of recipes. Violet lives in Hawai’i with her two cute kids and similarly adorable husband.