Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Review: Laugh (Burnside #2) by Mary Ann Rivers

Dr. Sam Burnside is convinced that volunteering at an urban green-space farm in Lakefield, Ohio, is a waste of time—especially with his new health clinic about to open. He only goes to mollify his partner, suspecting she wants him to lighten up. Then Sam catches sight of Nina Paz, a woman who gives off more heat than a scorcher in July. Her easy smile and flirty, sizzling wit has him forgetting his infamous need for control.

Widowed when her husband was killed in Afghanistan, Nina has learned that life exists to take chances. As the daughter of migrant workers turned organic farmers, she’s built an exciting and successful business by valuing new opportunities and working hard to take care of her own. But when Sam pushes for a relationship that goes beyond their hotter-than-fire escapades, Nina ignores her own hard-won wisdom. She isn’t ready for a man who needs saving—even if her heart compels her to take the greatest risk of all: love.

My Thoughts:

This is the second book about the Burnside siblings, although they stand alone just fine. In the first book Sam came off as a bit of a jerk, but in this one we get to understand him better. His behavior is explained in a way that makes sense. I love the banter with his brother P.J. He's an interesting character and I can't wait for his book. 
Sam meets Nina while doing some volunteer work. She is a farmer and a widow. They have an instant, strong attraction, but Nina needs to take it slow while Sam doesn't really know how. What makes this book, and this series, so good is the strong emotions. The characters are so real, with real feelings. A lovely story.

My Rating: *****
Steam Factor: !!!!
*Notes: Language.

My Source: Netgalley

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