When Gage Evans gets a look at his hot nurse, he’s smitten immediately. Too bad he’s given the nurse the impression he’s some kind of daredevil. It couldn’t be further from the truth. Gage is a college journalism instructor writing a series of guest columns that require him to jump into new experiences — a fun bucket list, but one that does nothing to convince Ben he’s not an adrenaline junkie.
Fresh off his latest heartbreak, nurse Ben Griggs is wary when one of his patients shows an interest in him — especially when that patient showed up in the ER after a motorcycle accident. Ben’s ex was a biker, a friend with benefits, and he dropped Ben cold when someone more interesting came along. Ben isn’t the kind of guy who can hold the interest of an adrenaline junkie like Gage Evans for long. The last thing he wants is to lose his heart to the wrong man again.
The more Ben gets to know Gage, the harder he is to resist. He can only hold on for the ride and keep his guard up as much as he can. But Ben’s lack of trust seriously gets in the way of building a relationship, and Gage will only be patient so long. Can he trust Gage enough to give him heart, or are they destined to have a fling that goes nowhere?
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*I received the book in exchange for an honest review*
This is the sixth book in Ashe Sentinel series and the first one in Hearts and Health series. I have not read the Ashe Sentinel series but I did not miss anything, as the book can really be read as a standalone.
I liked both characters, especially Ben’s nursing side, and Gage’s insistence on him and Ben dating despite Ben’s hang-ups about it. Disappointed by his last friends-with-benefits partner who just took off, Ben is very cautious and especially against dating another daredevil whose heart he is sure he cannot keep.
Gage on the other hand has issues of a different kind. As a result of his childhood he latches on to people and worries about suffocating them with that. Meeting Ben in the ER, he unsuccessfully tries to flirt with him.
I liked both of them because I could connect, in part, with each of them. I also loved how nice a teacher Gage was, prepared to help his student (except that time when he was jealous after Zane flirted with Ben).
The sex scenes were hot and everything, but what made me love the book so much were the interactions between Ben and Gage…and the fact that Ben saved a cat 🙂 It was cute and enjoyable book and I loved the epilogue.