Tormented by self-imposed guilt, Dr. Lena O’Donnell has spent the last nine years in survival mode. Struggling through days that seem to blend together and battling her way through each horrifying night, she’s determined that this is what she deserves…
Until he tore down the walls…
Mason Langley’s life is going exactly the way he planned it, until her. A confirmed bachelor and the successful owner of the hottest restaurant to hit Chicago, he never expects to be blindsided by an angry woman in a pair of scrubs. No matter how hard he tries, he can’t seem to shake the doctor, and he finds himself liking the way she makes him feel.
Almost over night Lena finds her world turned upside down by Mason and the sexual desire they discover together. Slowly, she lowers her guard and invites him inside but when tragedy strikes she begins to believe that sometimes it’s better to be alone and safe than to love and lose.
Exquisite was quite a delightful read.. it was smexy, delectable, and heart-wrenching. I thought it extremely balanced and well written. Simply put, my heart.. better yet my whole body was happy after I read this. There were a lot of quotable lines from this book too!
Both this and the alternate cover could use some work. They are both subject related, but I'm glad that the book is on my kindle. I would be a bit shy to read this paperback in public!
Dr. Lena O’Donnell is struggling through life since the death of her sister. She can't deal with the guilt of her loss, thus she builds this snarky and at times bitch exterior. I find myself easily relating to her grief. I was glad that she found someone like Mase to help her with her issues.
Swoonworthy Scale: 8
This book is full of swoonworthy moments. Well the beginning was sexually frustrated arguing, but in the end the two fell in stride with one another. *Whew!* The peach scene was a wonderfully sticky, hot mess! But sex aside, you fall in love with Mason and his family.
Memories aren't your friends-- just cruel reminders of your past and what you need to make up for before you die.
"What do you plan to do with that hand?"
Lena grinned. "Smack you with it?" She watched as a smile tugged the left side of his mouth up.
"Kinky. Maybe later. Just not in public the first time."
Everyone has skeletons in their closet and Lena O’Donnell is no exception. But instead of dealing with them she built a touch exterior and decided not to deal with them. In walks Mason Langely and his beautiful eyes and terrible attitude. He pisses her off and drives her crazy at the same time. The two inevitably become a couple and deal with Lena's issues. But there's a big secret that she neglects to tell Langely, one that could ruin their whole relationship. They have to decide if their love is worth fighting for or if it should just be another skeleton added..
I really liked this book!!!