Author: Carrie Aarons
Series: Nash Brothers Series #1
Publisher: Self-published by Carrie Aarons
Publication Date: March 14, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: Received an ARC from the author/Inkslinger PR in exchange for an honest review for the purpose of this blog tour
Rating: 5 stars
Presley McDaniel lives her life from moment to moment.
Making permanent decisions means obligation, and that would force her to stop being the family disappointment. Waitress, fitness instructor, dog walker … you name the hourly job and she’s probably held the position.
But when her grandmother can no longer run her book shop in Fawn Hill, a town so small it barely has its own zip code, Presley steps up to help.
The move from bustling city to green pastures may be exactly what she needs to sort out her life. But she didn’t ask for that happy ending to include a gorgeous veterinarian with an all-American smile and a penchant for snuggling puppies. The good doctor is reliable, responsible, and just the kind of man Presley has always avoided.
Love and commitment are predictable.
So why, the moment she lays eyes on him, are they all she wants?
Keaton Nash has never questioned his steady path.
His brothers may tease him about settling into his father’s passed-down role of small town veterinarian, but Keaton has never minded his rural roots. And after tragedy struck two years ago, he has a duty as the eldest Nash man to look after his family.
What he doesn’t need is the sexy, flighty stranger who shows up in town and gets his broken heart beating again. Presley McDaniel is a distraction, a red-headed temptation that is the definition of a bad idea.
He’s barely recovered from the love who left him to chase bigger dreams, and this woman is bound to do the same.
Except for the first time ever, he wants to abandon stability.
She makes him want to be reckless.
“Don’t worry, Presley. I’m not going to kiss you on this Ferris wheel. You’re not a cliché moment kind of girl, that much I can tell. And we haven’t even gone on a date yet. You should know I’m a gentleman. A gentleman who doesn’t play games. When I kiss you, we’ll both be ready for it.”
This was the second book that I’ve read by Carrie Aarons and I have to admit, I’m really becoming a fan of hers. She is a wonderful writer and definitely has a gift for it when it comes to writing in the contemporary romance genre.
Presley and Keaton are two people who are completely opposite from one another, but match together so well. Opposites attract, right? Presley is a (kind of) lost city girl from NYC who has moved to Fawn Hill to help her ailing grandmother with her bookshop/post office business. Keaton is a Fawn Hill native, the oldest of the four Nash brothers, and the responsible town vet. On paper this probably sounds like two people who should not be trying out anything resembling a relationship, but they do. And their story is pretty dang awesome.
“I’m still that girl, the spontaneous nomad who enjoys living without strings. Falling in love and staying in one place doesn’t have to change that. I can still have adventures. It’s just that now, I have someone who might want to adventure with me.”
Carrie Aarons, welcome to my list of auto-buy authors. This woman knows how to write an excellent contemporary romance that has all of the important elements executed perfectly. I flew through this novel so quickly. Every step of the way I was interested in the lives of these characters and invested in their romance.
One thing about the plot that I appreciated the most was how Aarons put in just enough information about the other three Nash brothers to make you excited about their stories without distracting from the main story of Presley and Keaton. It was the perfect set up of what is to come and each of the brothers, despite how close they are, seem like they’re all going to have very different stories from one another.
I appreciated the pacing. There was no overwhelming insta-love. Presley and Keaton had time to develop their feelings for each other and truly come to terms with how special their relationship was each in their own time.
Overall, I absolutely adored Fleeting and I can’t wait to read the stories of the other Nash Brothers. The second I can get my hands on the next one, featuring Bowen, you can bet large piles of money that I’m going to spend my entire day reading it in one sitting.
About Carrie Aarons:
Author of romance novels such as Red Card and Privileged, Carrie Aarons writes books that are just as swoon-worthy as they are sarcastic. A former journalist, she prefers the stories she dreams up, and the yoga pant dress code, much better.
When she isn’t writing, Carrie is busy binging reality TV, having a love/hate relationship with cardio, and trying not to burn dinner. She lives in the suburbs of New Jersey with her husband, daughter and dog.