Thursday, June 6, 2013

Hollywood House Call-Jules Bennett

Hollywood House Call

Jules Bennett

Harlequin Desire, Jun 4 2013, $5.25

ISBN: 9780373732500

In order to eat, wannabe actress Callie Matthews works as the receptionist at Dr. Noah Foster’s cosmetic surgery office that caters to the rich and famous. Just as Callie receives a major acting part, she suffers terrible injuries in a car accident.

Filled with despair, Callie wallows in self-pity as she wants to be alone. However, Noah refuses to allow her to become a hermit. He persuades her to move into his home to heal and promises to restore her beauty lost to the crash. As they live together platonically, they fall in love with each wanting to change their bedside relationship from professional to personal, but his past has left him commitment phobic.

Hollywood House Call is a tender contemporary romance due the fully developed hurting protagonists having traumas that hold each back. Whereas Callie suffers emotionally and physically, Noah deals with mental demons from his past. Together these two walking wounded prove love makes the whole greater than the sum of the parts.

Harriet Klausner

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