Like lovers do

Tracey Livesay

eBook - 2020

Tracey Livesay continues her fun-filled Girls Trip series with this romance that will tug at your heartstrings. Sometimes faking it can lead to the real thing... Driven and focused, Dr. Nicole Allen is an accomplished surgeon. With a tough past, Nic's gone above and beyond everyone's expectations. But when she disciplines an intern-a powerful donor's son-a prestigious fellowship she's awaiting is placed in jeopardy. Coming from a successful family who runs a medical business... empire, Benjamin Reed Van Mont is the black sheep, having chosen to start his own business instead. Though he's not ready to settle down, he knows when the time comes it definitely won't be with a workaholic doctor like his friend Nic-even if she's had him re-examining his edict...more than once. When Ben's status-climbing ex-girlfriend finds her way back into his orbit, Nic proposes a swap of services. She'll spend the week with Ben on Martha's Vineyard, pretending to be his girlfriend-but only if he'll have his family intervene on her behalf so she won't lose her fellowship. How hard can the charade be? But as they're about to discover, they've sorely underestimated their true feelings for each other...

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Livesay, Tracey. Girls Trip ; [bk. 2]
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[United States] : HarperCollins Publishers 2020.
Language
English
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1 online resource
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
ISBN
9780062979575
0062979574
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AVAILABLE FOR USE ONLY BY IOWA CITY AND RESIDENTS OF THE CONTRACTING GOVERNMENTS OF JOHNSON COUNTY, UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, HILLS, AND LONE TREE (IA).
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Tracey Livesay (-)
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Review by Booklist Reviews

After years of hard work, Dr. Nicole "Nic" Allen is just finishing up her residency, and then she will move on to a prestigious internship that will help launch her career as a sports medicine orthopedic surgeon. All of this means Nic has no time for romance. However, when her good friend and landlord Benjamin Reed Van Mont does her a considerable career favor, Nic can't help but reciprocate by offering to pretend to be Ben's new girlfriend on an upcoming trip. It's just a week in Martha's Vineyard and Ben is just a good friend, so what could happen, right? In her latest superbly written Girls Trip contemporary romance, following Sweet Talkin' Lover (2020), Livesay employs the popular friends-to-lovers trope with considerable panache via a brilliantly rendered cast of characters, some page-singeing love scenes, and emotionally engaging writing animated with just the right dash of deliciously tart humor. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

Friends surrender to their desires during a scenic getaway in Livesay's outstanding second Girls Trip romance (after Sweet Talkin' Lover). Financial planner Benjamin Van Mont is smitten with surgeon Nicole Allen from the moment she shows up to rent his downstairs apartment. But, after being raised by two renowned but work-addicted physicians who paid him no attention, he's promised himself never to get involved with a doctor. That works fine for Nicole, whose own childhood being raised by a single mother forced to work several jobs after Nicole's father abandoned them left her determined never to sacrifice her career for a man. The pair ignore their mutual attraction and strike up a friendship. When one of Nicole's disgruntled intern's powerful family puts her at risk of losing her fellowship, Ben asks his parents to put in a good word. To show her gratitude, Nicole agrees to pretend to be Ben's girlfriend on a vacation to Martha's Vineyard to keep his demanding ex at bay—but can their relationship withstand the ruse? Nicole and Ben are both passionate and ambitious, and Nicole's fiery temperament is balanced by Ben's calming nature. The steady pace, smooth progression from friends to lovers, and natural, witty dialogue make this a winner. Readers will be wowed. Agent: Nalini Akolekar, Spencerhill Assoc. (Aug.) Copyright 2020 Publishers Weekly.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

"Driven and focused, Dr. Nicole Allen is an accomplished surgeon. With a tough past, Nic's gone above and beyond everyone's expectations. But when she disciplines an intern--a powerful donor's son--a prestigious fellowship she's awaiting is placed in jeopardy. Coming from a successful family who runs a medical business empire, Benjamin Reed Van Mont is the black sheep, having chosen to start his own business instead. Though he's not ready to settle down, he knows when the time comes it definitely won't be with a workaholic doctor like his friend Nic--even if she's had him re-examining his edict...more than once. When Ben's status-climbing ex-girlfriend finds her way back into his orbit, Nic proposes a swap of services. She'll spend the week with Ben on Martha's Vineyard, pretending to be his girlfriend--but only if he'll have his family intervene on her behalf so she won't lose her fellowship. How hard can the charade be? But as they're about to discover, they've sorely underestimated their true feelingsfor each other..."--

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Tracey Livesay continues her fun-filled Girls Trip series with this romance that will tug at your heartstrings.Sometimes faking it can lead to the real thing… Driven and focused, Dr. Nicole Allen is an accomplished surgeon. With a tough past, Nic’s gone above and beyond everyone’s expectations. But when she disciplines an intern—a powerful donor’s son—a prestigious fellowship she’s awaiting is placed in jeopardy. Coming from a successful family who runs a medical business empire, Benjamin Reed Van Mont is the black sheep, having chosen to start his own business instead. Though he’s not ready to settle down, he knows when the time comes it definitely won’t be with a workaholic doctor like his friend Nic—even if she’s had him re-examining his edict…more than once. When Ben’s status-climbing ex-girlfriend finds her way back into his orbit, Nic proposes a swap of services. She’ll spend the week with Ben on Martha’s Vineyard, pretending to be his girlfriend—but only if he’ll have his family intervene on her behalf so she won’t lose her fellowship. How hard can the charade be? But as they’re about to discover, they’ve sorely underestimated their true feelings for each other…