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This is the 4th instalment in the Oak Grove Series and we see here Michael Bennett brother to Lucas, Joey and Rachel. Michael has returned to Oak Grove to live and start up his new practice as a lawyer.
Dr Margaret “Maggie” James is the new psychologist and she had been counselling Lucas and Rachel as we saw in the previous stories. On and off she had been seeing Michael as a friends –with-benefits relationship whenever he was in town from Philadelphia and the last time they saw each other it was overwhelming that she has now found herself pregnant. Maggie has her own issues to deal with from her family and doesn’t know how to deal with the close relationship that she wants but thinks she can’t have with Michael as this is also his baby.
I loved all of Nancy Stoppers books in this series and to see how Michael and Maggie’s attraction for each other and the coming baby, how will they survive this, but Michaels family has plans that Maggie is not sure about.
This was great story and I can’t wait to read the next instalment in this series.
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Michael is the brother who has always known what he wanted out of life. Becoming a partner at a prestigious city law firm was the plan. But when that fell through, he found himself moving back home and taking over a smaller practice. His family is thrilled to have him home but there is one person in particular that he is happy to be able to spend more time with.
Maggie has had a friends-with-benefits relationship with Michael for a while now. She doesn't have the time or inclination to date because her psychiatry practice keeps her busy. Yet, she always makes time for Michael when he's in town. So his move should be a good thing, right?
Unfortunately, there is a minor complication of the 9-month gestation type. With a baby on the way, Michael knows he has to do the honorable thing. But convincing Maggie to give up her independence and put her trust in him is harder than he thought it would be. The pair will have to brave hormones, pregnancy complications, and communication troubles if they stand a chance at making this work.
This book started out with a bang!
I have to be honest and tell you that I've always found Michael to be the boring brother of the group. He hasn't ever really impressed me and that's probably because we rarely see him due to his life being outside of Oak Grove. And when we did catch a scene with him in it, he was always a sort of bland character to me. Boy, was I wrong!
From the first chapter, we are thrown right into the middle of Michael and Maggie's passionate ongoing fling. I say 'fling' because it isn't a relationship and it's not even happening regularly. So when Maggie discovers she's pregnant, she is thrown for a loop. I could clearly see her struggle to come to terms with what was happening and trying to figure out how to go forward.
That's when Michael surprised me the most. He really stepped up and my respect for his character tripled in just one chapter. Then it just continued to grow. Despite the obstacles thrown at him--and there were several--he kept his cool and tried to do what he thought was best for Maggie and his unborn baby. It might not have always been what Maggie wanted though.
Maggie was a character I struggled to like as the story went on. From the beginning, she was fiercely independent and I can respect that. But man, those preggo hormones did a number on her. I've had four children myself, so I understand how scared she was. Her attitude did rub me the wrong way at times but she usually made up for it shortly after.
The romance starts off spicy and then it turns sweet. I was fine with that. The author gives us both sides of the coin with this relationship. There is definitely an attraction between our couple and passionate chemistry. But as the book progressed, we see our pair begin to have emotions for each other and the romance changes to thoughtful 'actions' rather than naughty 'action'. I enjoyed watching this pair fall in love.
That's the last of these siblings (I think), so I wonder who in Oak Grove will be next to find their match. I wonder if this new therapist that's coming to town might just have her story told soon. Or maybe Tony? I can't remember if he was already paired up or not. Either way, I hope there's more to come! Five suns!
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The story has a natural flow and the events move forward with a smooth tempo, holding the interest to the tale, and possibly keeping the reader up late at night. What I love most about the author's voice and style is how she is not afraid to go deep, to dig in to get those earth shattering emotions and feelings most of us hide and deal with those issues and fears we would rather shelter from others.
The story has some amazing, scorching hot chemistry going on, and the prologue gives us a taste of the heat between the protagonists. Yet the story goes so much deeper than the physical attraction and connection.
Dr. Margaret James and Michael Bennett will have to face their deepest fears of commitment, relationships, parenting, and love. The road to their happily ever after is a rocky road, the friction seems to escalate as the pregnancy moves on, and their feelings come part of the equation. Maggie's battle with her feelings, accepting the pregnancy, and accepting Michael, got to a point where I got a bit uncomfortable. I understand the waves of hormones she was under, but there was a moment where I really had to take a moment and evaluate my understanding of Maggie and where she was coming from.
The story has a very realistic, life-like conflicts and issues, things that most can easily relate to and connect to from their own lives. The characters are very distinguished with their characteristics, people you want to get to know better and spend time with.
The Oak Grove series and the Bennett family have found a place in my heart for sure! What a treasure these stories are, each hitting a painful, fragile issues we face in life, and dealing with the wounds with love and care.
A wonderful, heartfelt, sexy story about learning to love - as a partner for life, as a parent, as a member of a family, as a sibling, and as a child.
~ Four Spoons with a teaspoon on the side