Thursday, July 28, 2011

Review: One Good Reason

One Good Reason (Harlequin Superromance)

About the Book:
It's time to move on.  Any day now Jon Adamson will pack his bags and hit the road. After all, his intention was never to hang around Melbourne once he'd settled his late father's affairs. Yet he hasn't moved on. And it might have something to do with Gabby Wade. The not–so–big office manager with the really big attitude is making Jon's days…interesting…engaging…fun. It's impossible for him to resist her.

But he knows himself—long–term commitments and cozy family dinners aren't his style. If that's what the future holds, why is he still here? And why is he spending all his days—and nights—with Gabby? Because maybe she's the one reason strong enough to make him stay.

My Comments:
He and his brother were abused as children and he knows he will never have a committed relationship.  She dated his brother for several years and they "practically lived together", yet the brother would never get emotionally close to her so she broke it off, and they became "just friends", and she worked for the brother as his office manager.  When he married, she was prepared to hate his wife; yet they became close friends too.
 Jon comes to town temporarily, but decides to stay a while and work in the business so he and Gabby meet, and rub each other the wrong way right away, but....

She has to deal with not being completely over the brother.  He has to deal with the guilt he feels for not protecting his brother from his father.  He is afraid of commitment; she is afraid of being hurt again.  They are physically attracted to each other.  

This wasn't anything extraordinary, but it wasn't a bad read either.  Grade:  B-

I'd like to thank the publisher for making a review copy available via NetGalley.

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