My Rating: 3 stars
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Category: Adult
Type of romance: MF
This kind country doctor might be able to treat Rose’s health, but can he mend her injured heart?
Dex might be young for a doctor, but the small town of Aspire trusts him with their lives. It’s an honor and a privilege to care for his community, even if his successful siblings and parents think he’s nuts for choosing a tiny clinic in the mountains of Montana over a bustling emergency room in the big city.
Despite the town’s overabundance of nosy neighbors who’d love to find a match for the handsome, eligible doctor, he’s always put his reputation as a professional first. Dr. Dex is careful to keep a professional distance from his female patients. Until now. Until Rose…
Alone and on the run from a past best left behind, Rose is sure she’s made a mistake coming to Aspire. Showing up on a ranch in the middle of nowhere to live with two half sisters she’s never even met before? Yeah, Rose has definitely lost her marbles…along with the contents of her stomach.
Her illness has her newfound family worried, but one visit with the town’s charming, kindhearted young doctor, and Rose knows it’s not just her life at stake… it’s her heart.
I received a free copy from the author and voluntarily reviewed it.
I really enjoyed the first two books this series and was excited to start book 3. Another O’Sullivan Sister has arrived in the small town of Aspire and is finding love in this book. This book follows the romance of Rose and Dex. I really liked both Rose and Dex and this book has another great romance. Unfortunately I didn’t really care for the health related plotline and the conflict and drama later in the book, so that diminished my enjoyment of this book a bit.
Rose arrives in Aspire being sick and running away from her problems and that’s where the story starts. It takes some time before she has to courage to figure out what’s wrong with her and a big part of the plot resolves around that. It’s not my favorite topic to read about, so I had a bit of trouble enjoying that part as much. There is also some drama and conflict later on in the book and I didn’t really like how it was handled and how it seemed to go on for a bit too long for my taste.
I really liked the characters in this book. Rose is this quiet sister who is used to people ignoring her, she don’t have a lot of self esteem and she ran from her problems to the small town of Aspire. Then there’s doctor Dex who likes helping people and he really sees Rose and listens to her. I loved seeing them grow closer and how Rose blossomed and grew into herself. I was a bit conflicted at first with the whole doctor patient thing as it felt a bit like a gray area to start a relationship like that,but luckily the characters acknowledge that too and I liked it when instead of the doctor-patient relationship they had it turns into dating instead. I am not a fan of how Dex handled something late in the book. The ending was great and the epilogue wrapped up this story well and sets the stage for book 4.
It really was great to see Rose grow into herself and develop over the course of the book. She struggled with the health issue and her relationship with her sister Dahlia. And then slowly she starts to figure out what she wants, she finds her voice. I especially liked the scenes later in this book when she knows what she wants and acts on it, telling the people around her of her wishes and making sure she’s being heard. It was really powerful to see.
I liked seeing Emma and Lizzy embrace their new sister and making her feel welcome. We see more of the characters from book 1 and 2 and I like seeing more of those sisters and how their lives and unfolding. The residents of Aspire are great in welcoming Rose and I liked seeing that.
We also get to see more of Dahlia and Daisy, the two sisters Rose always knew she had. They both have very different personalities. Dahlia didn’t really seem as likable and was way too bossy, but I liked seeing how this does come from a place of caring. I do feel like I need some time to fully warm up to her, but hopefully that will happen in her book. Daisy seems interesting, but she also has some flaws for sure.
To summarize: this was another great read in the O’Sullivan Sister series. I really liked getting to know Rose and Dex, they both are great characters and I liked their romance. They do start their relationship as patient-doctor, which was a bit of a grey area, but I liked when it moved to dating instead. There is a health related plot line with Rose’s health that I am not a big fan of reading and some conflict and drama toward the end of the book I didn’t really care for. I liked seeing Rose find her voice and figuring out what she wanted from life. It’s wonderful seeing more of the sisters and other characters form the first 2 books and seeing them all interact. I look forward to the next one!