Hero: Fisher Kincaid
Heroine: Jessica James
“Robin Kaye’s characters are fun and her writing is light and steamy in just the right spots.”—The Good, the Bad and the Unread
She doesn’t know a single thing about relationships…
Unemployed sportswriter Jessie James plans to make a killing writing a bestselling romance novel. She’s never read one, but really, how hard can it be? Moving cross–country to a borrowed house in Idaho, Jessie starts her research with the first gorgeous guy she runs into…
Luckily, he knows everything…
Sports doctor Fisher Kincaid notices Jessie right away—the transplanted Easterner sticks out like a sore thumb in the small town. When he discovers she’s researching attraction and romance, he graciously offers himself as a test subject. That’s when everything starts to go wrong, and they both find out how much they need a few good lessons in love…
I’ve only read one other book by Robin Kaye that I’m aware of and I liked it. I didn’t love it the way that a lot of my friends did but it was still an enjoyable read. The same can be said for this book. This book follows Jessie James as she travels to Boise, Idaho to get a book written after she loses her job in New York. Jessie was a sports writer for the Times and when she gets canned, her best friend offers her his house in Boise (rent free) if she writes the book that she’s been telling herself she’d write since college.
She’s all about it so off to Boise, Idaho she goes. What I liked about this book was the banter between the hero and the heroine. The romance was pretty hot but it wasn’t over the top cheesy, which I appreciated. Jessie is this tomboy who doesn’t believe in love…and she’s writing a romance novel. Her attitude toward romance novels at first was annoying because as a romance loving woman, it’s nothing that I haven’t heard before. I was okay in the end since she wrote her romance novel and found that it wasn’t as easy as she thought it’d be and everything worked out but her snooty attitude toward the books that I read and love made me want to smack her a time or two.
I laughed when I first heard the names of the boys in Fisher’s family. Trapper, Fisher, Hunter and then their sister Karma. What in the world were their parents smoking when they were all born? Holy cow.
Then there was Fisher. Good ol’ Fisher who is just too good to be freaking true. Fisher loves to cook, clean and take care of Jessie. It was like he lived to serve her and meh, that got a bit tired as the book wore on. All of his cooking and cleaning had me raising my eyebrows but then he started waxing on about RWA and romance novels and how he knows this and that about the romance genre and I about tripped over his perfection. I like my heroes to be great but not so great that I’d be intimidated to be with him and I would have totally been intimidated to be with Fisher. I kept thinking that he was too good to be true while I was reading this book and because I was so wrapped up in how perfect Fisher was, I didn’t pay as much attention to the story as I would have liked.
This book was good. Watching Jessie and Fisher come together was a good way to spend a few hours but there were times in this book when I didn’t think Jessie was good enough for Fisher. I couldn’t really get Jessie’s appeal since she assumed too much and she was stubborn to the bone but, I enjoyed their story anyway. I thought the secondary characters were great additions to the story and enjoyed getting to know Gramps through the many steakfry lunches he had with Jessie.
I’m mighty interested to see if Andrew will be getting his own book. It was kind of a bummer that Jessie never realizes that Andrew is in love with her in this story but maybe if he got his book, she’d find out in there. One could hope. Anyway, this book was enjoyable and I’d recommend this to fans of the Domestic Gods series.
Grade: 3 out of 5