Title: His Love
Series: Summer in New York #3
Author: Jennifer Gracen
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: July 14, 2015
Publisher: Tule Publishing
My Rating: 5 stars
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?
Read on for my thoughts on His Love. No true spoilers, promise.
His Love is a fast paced, flirty, charming story of love with a possible expiration date. Huh? Gavin McKinnon is visiting family this summer, staying with them at a beach house and totally relaxing. Not going to think about his ex. Not going to dread going back to his medical practice in Ireland. His intention is simply to visit, relax with no drama. Ah huh. Toni Westmore has drama to spare in her life – her boss, her job. The last place she wants to encounter drama is on vacation, sharing a beach house with friends and an extra visitor.
The one thing (well, one of the things) I really enjoyed about this story was the author’s nod to insta-love. Yeah, I went there. The one thing that readers and reviewers pick up on is the general disbelief at instant love between two virtual strangers. In His Love, Ms Gracen shows us just how instantly loving someone works and brings in all of the common sense reasons through the characters as to why it should not work.
Toni and Gavin have one month. One short month to store up memories, definitely share sizzling sex and simply enjoy each other up until the very last second of his vacation and his inevitable return to Ireland. The question is: Can Toni trust in loving him so quickly? How can it possibly work between them? What are each willing to sacrifice in order to be with the person they love, however illogical that might be? I think you need to read this one to find the answers.
I enjoyed this last release in the Summer in New York series from Tule Publishing. If you are looking for that fun summer read to take along to the beach or the back yard, then His Love is one that I would happily recommend. Enjoy.
*I received an e-ARC of His Love from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. That does not change what I think of this novel.*
His Love is available for the Kindle