I find myself struggling with rating romance books it seems lately. Usually they all have the same formula and so they sometimes tend to run together. When I picked up Private Practice I was simply looking for something light and quick and a bit naughty… and that’s exactly what I got. Only, I also got a story that seemed a bit different than all the others out there, with a writing style that I truly enjoyed and characters that I ended up really liking.
Dr. Ellie Swan has moved back home to the tiny town of Bluelick, Kentucky. Her plan is to watch over her father but when she hears a bit of gossip about a guy she’s had a crush on since high school, she decides she’s out to win him over. Roger Reynolds had been the object of her affection forever, but Ellie was definitely not even on his radar… he dated the head cheerleader and now ten years later they have finally called their relationship quits over sexual incompatibility … at least that’s what Ellie hears.
Tyler Longfoot is the town bad boy… or at least that’s the corner the town has painted him into. He’s a successful businessman and he’s determined to lose the bad boy title.
When Tyler shows up on Ellie’s porch with a bullet in his butt and a demand to keep it secret, Ellie uses the opportunity to take advantage of his ‘bad boy’ status and have him help teach her how to bring a man to his knees. Little did they know that this bargain would change their lives.
I loved Ellie, and I don’t say that lightly. Typically I can find some kind of flaw or something that bothers me about romance heroines, but in all honesty, I really liked her! She was spunky and determined and even quite funny.
And Tyler… hmmm yes… please. The reforming bad boy – he was sexy, sweet and just plain wonderful.
Like I said, I really enjoyed Beck’s writing and the characters she created here. I can definitely see where she would have the opportunity to give us a few more stories from the secondary characters of Bluelick… whether that’s her plan or not, I’m not sure. Though I’d most definitely read them!
If you’re looking for a quick read, that’s got some wonderfully written characters with the perfect amount of naughty stuff, then definitely give Private Practice a read. I’m definitely finding that I really enjoy most of the books that are coming out of this Entangled Brazen line. I haven’t read a bad one yet. It’s becoming my ‘go to’ list when I need a break from heavy stuff!