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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Healing Luke by Beth Cornelison (Book Review)

Title: Healing Luke
Author: Beth Cornelison
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

First sentence: "Hot redhead at one-o'clock."

My synopsis: Luke and Aaron Morgan had always been competitive, especially when it came to women. But lately Luke had been feeling different. Whereas he knew that his brother, Aaron, would never settle down - he was beginning to feel like there was something missing in his life. He just didn't know what that was.

When a boat engine explosion left him without his right eye and right thumb, and burns on his body, he believes that any prospect for the future was destroyed also. He closes himself off from his family, their business, and his life - greeting everyone with surliness and contempt.

Abby Stanford is on vacation in Florida when she meets the Morgan brothers. Well, it isn't a vacation really - she found her fiance in bed with another woman, and this was to have been her honeymoon. Aaron asks her on a date and there discovers that she is an occupational therapist. Albeit she works with spinal cord injury patients, he and his father petition her to come and work for them and try to help Luke. They have already seen that her presence has elicited a response other than bad temper from him.

Luke is not receptive to this idea at all and decides to do everything in his power to scare Abby away. Little does he know that she is as stubborn as he is. As the sparks fly, will Abby and Luke be able to both heal from the wounds both physical and emotional that have left them fearful and frozen in their current life? Read Healing Luke and find out!

My thoughts: As romances go, I really enjoyed this one. I could feel the love and support that the Morgan men had for each other. I also enjoyed Abby's spunk and determination. While the ending was predictable, getting there was quite fun. You could feel the sparks fly between Luke and Abby and it is always enjoyable when the romance jumps off the page! If you are a fan of this genre - you should give this one a try!

Read my earlier post to find out more about Beth Cornelison and to win a copy of Healing Luke (contest ends 9/14 so hurry!) You can also visit my post about the Healing Luke blog tour to hear more about the book and see other blogs that you can visit!

Healing Luke
Publisher/Publication Date: Sourcebooks Casablanca, Sept 2009
ISBN: 978-1402224348
320 pages


Natalie W said...

Sounds like a great read, i'll have to enter the contest!

Mari said...

I have given you an award! http://marireads.blogspot.com/2009/09/tss-awesome-awards.html

Happy Sunday!

Brenda said...

I'll have to read this! Enter me in the contest please.

I've been a follower.

I have a link to your contest on my blog dancealertreads.blogspot.com

dancealert at aol dot com

Mary said...

I'm really looking forward to reading this - I've seen so many good reviews for it. Thanks for the giveaway reminder : )


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