Welcome to my stop for Prima Donna by Laura Drewry. Please be sure to check out the other tour stops, read the excerpt and don’t forget to enter the tour wide giveaway where you could win a $25 eGift Card of Winner’s Choice Bookseller and Copy of PLAIN JAYNE by Laura Drewry.
My first encounter with this author, and I was charmed by the wit and heart displayed in this story. Regan and Carter are able to show real development in their connection, with a little help from their friends, and a touch of otherworldly help from Yoda as Drewry quotes Han Solo and mixes in Star Wars references that are sure to please the geek in all of us.
Regan is a solid, stand up character: hard-working, determined, smart and a bit stubborn she has not had an easy life, but rather than bemoan that fact, she moves forward tackling obstacles one at a time. Her salon is her dream, and things are going well until the landlord puts the building up for sale and her shop in jeopardy. With bills to pay and the added burden of her mother’s medical expenses, she is scrambling for options.
Carter is a pediatrician, in love with his motorcycle and his freedom has a playboy reputation and isn’t interested in Mrs. Right. Wonderful with his patients, Carter really is one of those guys that you just know is going to be special and wonderful, despite his unwillingness to settle in a relationship.
Carter and Regan have mutual friends in Jayne and Nick, and this allows them a ‘friendly’ connection even though both have desires for more. They are reluctant to test the boundaries because of their friends, but when sparks really fly on New Year’s these two start to come together. But their opening up and solidifying their relationship is hampered by a few issues. Carter has opened a new medical office, and has hired Regan as the receptionist. That could be tricky from a boss/ employee perspective, but he’s not letting her off that easily. Neither one of them is particularly open or good at sharing their feelings and fears, but their burgeoning friendship is starting to show that they can trust in one another.
Surprisingly, it really is Carter who opens up and lays his secrets at Regan’ s feet, not allowing her to turn away or ignore the realization that they have something special. Sweet and engaging, this story just motors along without great moments of conflict or angst, but clearly delineating the growth of their connection in a way that felt logical, natural and not too rushed. Drewry has created a lovely story: satisfying and solidly honest with insets of humor and Star Wars references that add a lighthearted feel.
Title: Prima Donna
Author: Laura Drewry
Published by: Loveswept
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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In USA Today bestselling author Laura Drewry’s witty, sizzling, and tender romance for readers of Jill Shalvis and Susan Mallery, a woman who can’t slow down discovers that the perfect guy is in hot pursuit.
Even when her hair salon goes under and she’s on the brink of breaking, Regan Burke keeps her “I’m just fine” attitude. She’s had a tough life, coping with a difficult family and keeping her act together . . . barely. Right now, she just needs a job, any job, so she can pay her mother’s medical bills. It’s the exact wrong time for Carter Scott to come into her life—and to be so damn sexy, so distracting, and so determined to get close.
Carter isn’t looking for anything serious—his heart belongs to the kids who depend on his pediatric practice—but something about Regan makes him reconsider. Maybe it’s the scars she hides so well, the secrets she can’t share. Carter knows all about that kind of pain, and he wants to help. But offering Regan a job in his office only makes things worse, even if their chemistry is off the charts. Lucky for them both, Carter isn’t about to let go of love without a fight.
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.