Sunday, July 12, 2015
Review: His Love by Jennifer Gracen
Toni Westmore doesn’t do relationships. She has a demanding boss at her high end Soho art gallery job and an even more difficult and critical mother – who needs the mess of a relationship?
Enter Irish Doctor Gavin McKinnon, her friend’s brother, also known as the perfect summer fling: tall, muscled, smart, funny, definitely ready for a good time and stamped with an expiration date. He’ll go back to Ireland and his family medical practice in a few weeks and she’ll return to her real world and plan her next career move.
Gavin’s in town not only to visit his sister, but to try and heal his broken heart. He gets a little help when Toni, his sister’s friend and roommate, enters the picture. Inexplicably drawn to her, Gavin tries to remind himself to look but not touch, but Toni is hard to resist… and when she offers him a no strings fling, how could he say no?
But as Gavin’s departure date looms, Toni realizes that her sexy summer fling is anything but. And she was sure she could kiss Gavin goodbye with no regrets…
Will she attempt to break their no strings rule? Or will Gavin leave Long Island without looking back?
I really loved the setting and the general good, happy feel I got when reading His Love. All of the characters were a lot of fun, and the hero and heroine were easy to get to know.
Jennifer's descriptions of Gavin, and his accent made him so easy to picture and hear in my mind. A little bit of Ireland in New York! I really liked him as a hero because even though he has been hurt badly in the past, he's not letting it hold him back, and he's not using that as an excuse to never be with a woman again. Even if he's only having what is supposed to be an unexpected summer fling, he doesn't hold back or hide from his feelings. The almost instant attraction between Toni and Gavin is fast, but believable. I liked Toni. I liked that they didn't hide from themselves or each other what they were feeling. I really liked the relationship that developed between Toni and Gavin, their honesty, openness, the things they did, and the sense I got that the two of them just got each other. I was very compelled to keep reading to see what would happen when Gavin went back to Ireland and if they'd manage to keep their relationship as a no strings summer fling.
I really enjoyed the secondary characters in His Love. They added a lot of extra flair to His Love, especially Gavin's sister. Nobody over thought things or unnecessarily turned things into a bigger deal than they needed to be. His Love is all about summer, love and moving steadily forward in life.
Well paced, entertaining and feel good, I'd recommend His Love to any romance reader looking for a book easy to fall into.