Book Review – Abruption by Riley Mackenzie

Goodreads Summary

Everyone has a plan.  Dr. Guy Hunter secures his dream abruptionfellowship with a beautiful free spirit by his side. Two unexpected blue lines don’t even shake his resolve—he is on his way to having it all. Until he isn’t.

Abruption: a sudden breaking off

Jules Chiappetti loves her boisterous over-involved Italian family but is determined to pave her own way. An MBA and boardroom job is her ticket out. Until it isn’t.

Abruption: an unexpected event

Four years later, Guy is consumed by the challenges of being a single father, still struggling with the aftermath that derailed his life and left his son with special needs. He doesn’t realize his world went dark the same day his wife’s did, until Jules, his son’s new nurse, shows him the light.

Rating

5 out of 5 stars

Review

This is one of the best books I’ve read in a really long time.  Abruption is the story of Dr. Guy Hunter, single father to a 4 and 3 year old – and his 3 year old  son Finn has special needs.    He is struggling to go day-to-day as a single dad. One day, his son ends up in the hospital, and Guy meets the new nurse, Jules.

Jules is the heroine of this book, and a great one.  Jules makes Finn feel special and comfortable immediately.  She went back to school in her mid-20’s to become a pediatric nurse.  Upon meeting Guy for the first time, Jules doesn’t have the best impression – he’s a real dick to her.

Jules obviously has a secret – and it’s a spoiler, so I won’t share, but it was not what I expected.  Jules was one of the COOOLEST heroines I’ve read in a long time.  She jumped head first into a relationship with a single father, and treated his kids like they were her own.  She came from a huge Italian family (and the way the author wrote her parents broken English was really adorable).

There was a plot twist in this book that was so unexpected but utterly believable.  Again, won’t spoil, but just wow.  This story was just great, and one that will stick with you after you finish it.  I would highly recommend this book to anyone.

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