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Monday, September 24, 2012

Just Right by Erin Nicholas

Just Right by Erin Nicholas
The Bradfords, Book 1
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (269 pages)
Other: M/F, Public Sex
Rating: 4.5 stars
Reviewed by Lotus

If only he wasn’t so good at being bad…

The Bradfords, Book 1

Dr. Ben Torres, better-than-a-Boy-Scout, surgeon extraordinaire, has been interested in ER nurse Jessica Bradford—and her bright red peek-a-boo thong—for a long time now. But punching a patient in the nose—and the subsequent suspension—is probably not the best way to get on her good side.

Or is it?

Jessica is one step away from the big promotion she’s worked for all her professional life, and now everything rides on her ability to keep Dr. Perfect—aka handsome, heroic Ben—on a short leash until the potential lawsuit blows over. And to keep her raging crush on him under wraps.

First order of business is to pry her knight in shining scrubs’ perfect ass off a bar stool. Except he refuses to move until she agrees to—and then loses—a bet for 48 hours of her undivided attention.

It’s all downhill from there. And despite herself, Jessica can’t help but give in to the temptation to go down with him…

Expectations usually cause people to rise to the occasion. Too many expectations coming from everyone and too many negative situations cause Ben Torres, surgeon extraordinaire, to do some wildly unexpected things. Ogling the resident nurse for starters, during off-duty time of course…

Ben Torres grew up living the values of his father who gave of himself and his time to the African people. Ben watched his father sacrifice so much to others, learning that enjoying himself was frowned upon. So he encouraged his friends to join in sacrificing of themselves also. As an ER surgeon, Ben is known for making the right decisions and helping to heal various people who happen to end up in the ER sometimes due to their own bad choices in life.

Jessica Bradford is the nurse who Ben ogled after he makes himself unavailable for ER duty. She is dependable, reliable, and conservative in all that she does because she wants to be a good role model for her younger brother and sister who she has been looking after since she was twenty. Jessica also grew up with a father who constantly promoted giving of things, time, and self to others.

When Sam, Jessica’s brother, asks her to help him with his friend, Ben, she goes willingly without question to help him out. Ben of course does not want any help, since he realizes that they all want him to go back to being the selfless, giving person they thought he should still be. Ben and Jessica’s tug of war with each other’s lives and emotions is thoroughly examined. Their escapades are sometimes comical, with a generous helping of brotherly, sisterly, and friendly love from supporting characters.

I enjoyed reading this first installment of the Bradford series. The main characters and supporting characters are very likable. The story seemed a bit long in parts, but it was necessary for including all the scenes that built up the characters and the supporting characters who will probably be getting their own stories told in separate books. Ms. Nicholas’ writing is a pleasure to read as she makes it easy for me to vicariously enjoy what the characters are going through.

I highly recommend reading Just Right for those who are questioning “what is the world coming to” and “where is the good in the world”. I also recommend this story for its sexy story line, with great reading about falling in love and dealing with life as a whole.

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