Book: Avoiding Amy Jackson
Author: N A Alcorn
Genre: Contemporary Romance (humour)
I have been working in the hospital for over five years as a nurse, and I think having an ‘Amy Jackson’ in our Emergency Room nurse would either cause a riot or would be a great deal of fun.
She’s greedy and obnoxious, and she has no qualms with letting you know what she wants.
She’s nothing like I have ever encountered. The strength of her character (and yes, of her mouth), blew me away. Outspoken would probably be an understatement. This girl has some serious vocabularies that had me blushing. I don’t think I’m strong enough to utter those words inside my workplace, more so in front of doctors and patients. But her? She can get away with anything. You can’t really hate her. She may come strong, and may have those annoying moments – but she’s one heck of a nurse, and a friend. She makes up for every stubbornness or selfishness she might possess.
Her indulgence? Sex. Lots of one night stand, drinking, and picking up men. She doesn’t do relationships and commitments. She was the here-and-now person rather than the looking-into-the-future type. She doesn’t dream of prince charming, getter married or starting a family. And after what happened on the charity event, there was no way in hell a hot, sexy orthopedic surgeon is going to get on her good side.
In fairness to this sexy, orthopedic surgeon, he was just trying to be a gentleman. He was holding on to his control like there was no tomorrow, and was trying his best not to succumb to the temptation of a naked, drunken lady ready to tackle him. He wanted her, alright, BUT he wanted her sober and he wanted her to remember their night together.
Amy Jackson, however, didn’t take the rejection quite well. James Williams, however, will do anything to have her – whatever it takes. He will take the ‘friend’ route – what he didn’t expect was to enjoy the moment, and see the girl with a feisty mouth, and a sexy body in a different light. He didn’t expect to be smitten with her, and ultimately fall for her.
For months, she haven’t had picked anyone from the bar – how can she when she’s spending every moment with her, ummm… friend. That was so unlike her, she was beginning to change, and it was scaring her big time. This was one of my favorite parts of the novel – when her walls have been invaded, and she was stripped off of her defenses. Despite all her flaws, this girl has emotions, she had been hurt, been through a lot of pain and is still blaming herself for what happened years ago.
And because he’s her friend now – she tries to fight off the attraction and the intense sexual tension because she couldn’t risk ruining their friendship. James had to take it painfully slow, at first, he was quite not sure if she was worth all the effort, but as he gets to spend more time with her, and got to know her better, he stopped questioning. This girl deserves more than what she was getting.
I had so, so much fun and jaw-dropping moments in reading this novel. It's funny, it's naughty, it's simply great. Again, I haven’t met someone like her, even at the workplace. It is always refreshing to come across new types of characters that will sweep you off your feet, and knock some hard senses into you as well as some plots that will leave you in awe. I was glad I came across Avoiding Amy Jackson, and I’m so eager to recommend it to friends.
✪Complimentary Copy was given in exchange for an honest review.✪
N.A. Alcorn lives in Cincinnati with her husband and three-year-old son. She enjoys writing and has a voracious love for reading. She has a serious addiction to music and her all-time favorite bands are Incubus and The Neighbourhood. Her sense of humor is wildly inappropriate and she never goes a day without laughing. She also likes chocolate…a lot. Her ability to eat an ungodly amount of Reese’s Cups in a fifteen minute time frame would quite literally blow your mind.
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