Dr. Karen Carmichael prides herself on being capable, optimistic and always in control. But even neurosurgeons have breaking points, especially as the holidays approach. When Karen finds herself on the side of the road, explaining to a cop that her less-than-stellar driving was due to stress and tears rather than too much booze, it’s humiliating. When that cop turns out to be a one-night stand from her past, it’s icing on the bad-day cake.
Officer John “Tuck” Tucker didn’t expect to see Karen again after their night together. The circumstances may not be ideal, but convincing this beautiful, stubborn woman to get to know him with his clothes on is more fun than he could have imagined.
Karen swore she’d never fall for someone who risks his life for his job. She sees enough heartbreak at work without inviting it into her personal life, and she has no interest in becoming involved in the small town Tuck calls home. But despite valiant efforts to keep her walls up, her affection for Tuck is growing into something much stronger. With a life built around work alone looking less appealing by the day, Karen will have to take a leap of faith—and trust that Tuck will leap with her.
This book is approximately 30,000 words
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LOVED, loved, loved!! These characters are wonderful and just what the other needs. Karen, the serious neurosurgeon gives herself a day to cry off the stresses of her job. Of course that's the day that Officer Tucker has to pull her over for her bad driving. Tuck of all people. Her one night stand from six years ago that she's never forgotten. Of course he can't even remember her name. Perfect. True, he couldn't remember her name at first but he definitely remembered the woman. Now that she's living in his town he really wants to get to know her. Convincing Karen to give him a chance might be a challenge but he's definitely up for it!!
A great read that should be on everyone's holiday reading list. I highly recommend it.