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Thursday, March 4, 2010

No Matter What by Erin Nicholas

No Matter What by Erin Nicholas
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Other: M/F
Length: Full Length (167 pgs)
Rating: 5 Cherries
Reviewed by Jasmine

The best doesn’t come cheap…and this time it could cost him his heart.

Adam Steele is good. Good at using his money to get his way. Money always works—until he realizes he can’t buy his daughter’s way out of her new wheelchair. Three private physical therapists later, he’s almost given up on Emily walking again. Then he meets Dr. Jaden Monroe. And his match.

Jaden doesn’t know the meaning of the word “quit”. But she knows a lot about “fired” after a public blowout with her ex jeopardizes the donation her hospital was counting on. Now the most tempting man she’s ever met has made her just the offer she needs to save the new children’s rehab wing—one million dollars to rehabilitate his daughter. In return she finds herself making Adam rash promises: that his daughter will walk in time to take the lead in the school play. And that he won’t entice her into his bed. No matter what.

But Jaden didn’t anticipate a teen whose injuries are more than physical. Or a man so passionate and devoted—and as tenacious as she is. As Adam wears down her defenses with kiss after kiss, the only thing harder than keeping her promise will be keeping a hold on her heart.

Is it true that money can buy anything…including happiness? What happens when all the money in the world doesn’t take away the pain, sorrow, and fear that’s buried deep inside your soul?

No Matter What is a captivating story, about love, loss, fear, heartache, and control, but more importantly, it’s about trust. Trust in yourself and trust in the people you love and care about. The powerful connection between Jaden and Adam is endearing, yet explosive as they struggle for control of the situation that surrounds each of their lives. Ms. Nicholas brings the characters to life as the reader witnesses the constant bantering between Jaden and Adam, as well as the love they try to hide for one another.

No Matter What isn’t your typical fairy tale because the trials and tribulations that Jaden, Adam, and Emily struggle with on a daily basis are realistic and to some extent make you feel humble. I love how there are no easy solutions to their problems, which is the way real life works. But more importantly, I enjoyed how Ms. Nicholas presented problems in the story that were complex and difficult to resolve. Moreover, it was refreshing when the characters admitted that they didn’t know what to do regarding the situation, which is realistic because we don’t always know how to solve the problems that life throws at us. In essence, bad things happen to good people and Ms. Nicholas does an excellent job of reiterating that when these bad things happen, we have to make a choice whether or not to fight or flee.

If you’re looking for a story that will send you on an emotional rollercoaster ride that entails crying, laughter, anger, fear, passion, stubbornness, and the inability to communicate, but also embraces the sensual side of both characters as they struggle to find love during a difficult situation, then No Matter What is the book to read. Bravo to Ms. Nicholas for providing us with a story that warms the heart and puts a smile on your face, but more importantly, makes you believe in the impossible if you’re willing to give up control and risk it all on love and trust. I would definitely recommend No Matter What to my friends.

1 comment:

ck said...

I thoroughly enjoyed this book! It has a believable, rich plot instead of a string of bed hopping experiences with multiple partners. The characters are real and you feel they are old friends and wish the story would continue. I look forward to more from this author.