When It’s Right
San Francisco Thunder, Book #3
By Victoria Denault
Author’s Website: http://www.victoriadenault.com/
Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi
Sadie Braddock is the rock of her siblings especially now that their father has been diagnosed with ALS. As a nurse Sadie knows exactly what the future holds for their dad and it isn’t pretty. Her father has actually asked his doctors to share any test results with Sadie first so that they can discuss anything that happens and she can break any bad news to the family and make them understand.
Between everything going on within her family, and her busy shifts in the ER, Sadie doesn’t have time for a social life, let alone a boyfriend. At least that’s what she thought until Mr. Hot and Dreamy walks into her ER with her sister’s boyfriend! Eli was injured in a hockey game and Griffin is his goaltending coach, who accompanied him to the hospital. Sadie starts out texting him updates on Eli and before she knows it he’s asking her out!
Unfortunately, Griffin’s world is about to be turned upside down when his ex-wife decides she wants to change their custody agreement of their six-year-old daughter! A budding romance can never survive a vicious custody battle, especially when Sadie has her own problems in her life to deal with. However, it doesn’t stop the heart from wanting what it wants even if it can only end in heartbreak!
I always enjoy Denault’s books and this was no exception. I love the Braddock clan, especially seeing how the girls mercilessly tease their only brother, Jude. And, I have a friend that has a very similar personality to Jude and I can easily picture him saying and doing all the things Jude does. I think it makes me enjoy his scenes that much more.
“Hey, Weepy. Come grab a drink with your legitimately hitched favorite brother.”
“Man, I hope Dixie marries Eli soon so I have better options for this Favorite Brother category,”
This book didn’t seem quite as fast-paced as the other books I’ve read of the series. The constant stop and go of the relationship really slowed things down. The focus always seemed to get shifted away from the romance to either Sadie’s father or the impending custody battle. But the love of family always prevails and thankfully that was the case in this book as well.
This was an enjoyable read, just don’t expect a big swoon-worthy romance as there was just too much other stuff going on for that!