GETTING HIS HOPES UP
(Kindle Worlds Novella)
by Erin Nicholas
Available Jan 28th 2016
Who just happens to be the woman with whom Jason had a hot, spontaneous encounter in a bar storeroom the night before.
Like all the residents of Hope Falls, Tara grew up adoring Dr. David Hansen, which made learning he was her dad—just days before his death—feel like the ultimate betrayal. She wants nothing from the man who cheated her out of having a father, and even less from his adoring ex-student. Too bad she can’t get Jason’s kisses out of her head.
Forced to work in close quarters, Tara and Jason succumb to their scorching chemistry as they sift through David’s life, learning things about him neither knew—both good and bad. As Tara’s bitterness toward her father fades, Jason’s admiration for the man also dims. Discovering his role model was a flawed human after all has Jason questioning his judgment in other areas…like his feelings for the man’s daughter.
Is his attraction to Tara the real deal? Or is Jason just getting his hopes up?
GETTING HIS HOPES UP
on Erin’s Blog !
Fantastic book! I have to say GETTING HIS HOPES UP by Erin Nicholas had me all over the place emotionally and I loved every minute of it. At times I laughed, I cried, I felt indignant on our heroine’s behalf and I well… there were a few sexy scenes where I was fanning myself. lol. This crossover between Sapphire Falls and Hope Falls stole my heart as did the handsome hero, Jason Gilmore. Jason, a doctor from Sapphire Falls comes back to Hope Falls, where he once trained, for the reading of the will for his mentor who has recently passed away. A man who was more of a father figure to him than his own father. A man who finds out things that tarnish his memories of the David Hansen. The doctor he loved and admired more than his own father, and has reason to believe David thought of him as the son he never had.
Meanwhile, the other person there for the reading of Dr. Hansen’s will is his actual daughter, Tara. A woman Jason randomly meets the night before without realizing who she is. I loved Tara! She grew up in less than ideal circumstances yet went to college and is now an art teacher back in her hometown of Hope Falls. Like Jason, she has always loved and admired Dr. Hansen… that is until she discovers just a few days before his death that he is in face her actual father, but never stepped forward to assume the role. Tara has some justified anger and isn’t really interested in letting it go easily. Finding out that the man she can’t get out of her head is THE Jason that Dr. Hansen had always spoken so lovingly about doesn’t make it easier.
These two went through the gamut of emotion and revelations together. Their attraction to each other was both a comfort and salve as they worked through their respective feelings about the loss of the man so important to them both. The electricity of that attraction and the intensity of the situation made a great love story about two people who were destined for each other. Loved this story!! 4.5 stars
~Complimentary copy received in exchange for an honest review.
Erin Nicholas is the author of sexy contemporary romances. Her stories have been described as toe-curling, enchanting, steamy and fun. She loves to write about reluctant heroes, imperfect heroines and happily ever afters. She lives in the Midwest with her husband who only wants to read the sex scenes in her books, her kids who will never read the sex scenes in her books, and family and friends who say they’re shocked by the sex scenes in her books (yeah, right!).