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What would you change if you had to start your life—and love life—over again?
When Emma Harris wakes up from a coma she learns that her fiancé and her BFF have fallen in love, she’s lost her job, and the life she knew is gone. Overwhelmed but grateful to be alive she starts over from scratch. Not as easy as it sounds, of course. But she’s never been a quitter, even if she wishes she could quit rehab, where her hot but evil physical therapist, Simon, puts her through the wringer.
Eager for a new beginning, Emma opens a doggy day care. Unfortunately, the only space she can afford is owned by her childhood nemesis Ali Pratt. But hey, she’s been through worse, right? She tries to roll with the punches, but a friend drops his grandpa off at the doggy day care in desperation then on top of that, she and Ali bring the term ‘frenemies’ to a whole new level. And then another grandparent shows up. And another.
In the midst of all that, Emma realizes she’s accidentally fallen for Evil PT. But the most horrifying thing of all is that Ali just might have turned into the best friend she’s ever had. And as Emma grows from the pain of her past and takes on her new path, she comes to realize that life isn’t what you’re given, it’s what you make of it.
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Fly Girl’s Review
I love Jill Shalvis’ stories they make my heart melt. She does angsty, emotional and steamy very well. This book was no exception. I love the main character. Jill wrote about a topic hardly seen–disabled women. I’ve seen others write about disabled men, but rarely a woman. Although, JR Ward wrote Consumed about a female firefighter who lost part of her arm in a fire. That one was really good. But back to this story. Our female lead suffers an accident that puts her in a Coma and rehab for over a year and when she is finally released from the rehab facility she can still barely climb the stairs. Watching her struggle with how her life has changed and deciding to change her dreams or keep working towards them. It was touching to see the inner turmoil she had just trying to get up the stairs.
Our hero was amazing the way he just helped but didn’t overwhelm her. When she needed space he gave it to her. When she needed to be pushed, he pushed her. On the flip side he was so conflicted about their relationship he was really the one that was stopping it and causing all the angst. His life was also complicated having to care for his invalid father. They somehow worked together to give what the other needed but not suffocate them. The blended well.
When they finally get together is when things really become real and neither of them knows what that means for their future and it scares them both. This causes the final conflict we get to see eventually resolved. For me this was a sweet story about two a-typical people and how disabilities don’t need to mean you can’t have a fulfilling life with love and happiness. I’ve giving this a 4 of 5. I love how you never know what you are going to get in the town of Wildstone.
4 of 5 propellers
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit her website for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-