Check My Heart
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The death of his little brother turned Kurt Lundquist’s world upside down. He channeled his grief into skating his heart out--and ultimately leading his hockey team to win the championship. Now, all he wants to do is throw a party with the Cup in his brother's honor. He’s got no clue where to start...until he runs into the gorgeous hospice nurse who took such great care of Jasper. She’s waaay off limits, but he’s desperate, and hires her to help him.
Lisette Broussard’s heart broke a little more every time a patient died. Losing the brave brother of a hockey star was the last straw. Learning a new specialty was supposed to change her life for the better, but it used up her savings. Then the slam dunk job with the New Orleans championship hockey team mysteriously disappears. So she jumps at Kurt’s offer of a job, no matter how temporary. No matter how...dangerous, given how much she’s always crushed on him. No matter how risky it is to fall for Kurt, since he’ll always associate her with the grief of losing his brother.
But the more time they spend together, the deeper they both fall. Kurt’s heart begins to thaw...and then heat. Lisette can’t resist him, and throws caution to the wind. She’ll take whatever time he gives her. Can they move beyond the pain of the past and focus on a future together?
Kurt met Lisette while she was working with this dying brother. When they meet again, she brings back memories of that time in his life. She is looking for work with his team, and he is not up to seeing her everyday.
Lisette just wants to find a job in her new field. Being a nurse is fulfilling, but working with terminally ill patients has a cost. She is hoping to get into a new field, helping heal those she can. Kurt has always been attractive to her. Under such sad circumstances can they learn to love where they have a future?
This story was as sad as it was sweet. The genuine love felt for a family member can be very strong and this felt very real and sincere. I was touched by the gentle way the author had it brought out in the book.
***This copy was given in exchange for an honest review only.
Sweet & Heartwarming!
Sweet and Heartwarming!
This is a great fast paced sweet, and sexy romance. After trying to move on, after the death of his younger brother, Kurt Lundquist has been merely, surviving, until he runs into his brother’s hospice nurse. Just a touch is all it takes, for Kurt to experience all the forbidden alarms going off in his head. Lisette Broussard had always been between his brother and him, taking care of Jasper and looking after his comfort and his well being, but now he saw her in a new light. She was so full of happiness and light, nothing like he remembered from months ago when she gave her all, to make his brother’s final days comfortable.
After almost a year of crushing on the Cajun Rage Ice Hockey Star, Lisette is blown away to run into Kurt. But when he shows up at her place and plants the most intimate kiss of her life on her, she is worried that the grief they shared over the loss of his brother, will always leave a dark cloud over their attraction to one another. Especially when he asks for her help, in another project that he has to fulfill in his brother’s name.
Will spending more time with each other be temporary, or will the heat and attraction they have lead to a HEA? You will have to read to find out.
Received an arc through Tasty Book Tours and voluntarily wrote an honest review.