Engaging the Bachelor
by Cathryn Fox
Series: Pulse, #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 6, 2016
Pretending to date this doctor is a prescription for trouble…
Hot, Southampton doctor, Carson Reynolds isn’t the kind of man Gemma Carr should be playing with. But his offer of a fake engagement comes with sexy, late night house calls, and despite her bad girl reputation, it’s been far too long since she’s taken two and called anyone in the morning.
When Carson sees Gemma at a charity event, he knows he has to have her. It’s been ten years since he’s had her in his arms, but that hasn’t lessened his intense need for her. To save her reputation and get his parents off his back, he makes her an offer she can’t refuse.
It’s the perfect set-up–until this fake engagement starts to feel a little too real…
I liked this book. It was a good read with solid writing, but for me, this one didn’t quite pull me in.
I did like the premise of the story but had a hard time connecting the one night stand as a kid to the unrequited love that has manifested in both Carson and Gemma. Learning about their pasts helped a bit, but for me that connection just wasn’t strong enough to keep me fully engaged with these characters.
As I already said, the writing was solid and I enjoyed the banter between Carter and Gemma. Even though Carter was definitely an alpha male, the author does a great job tempering his cockiness with humor to keep him lovable.
All in all, just an ok read for me on this one, but because of the writing and dialogue I will definitely be checking out some of Cathryn Fox’s other books.
I received a copy of this book NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.