Synopsis


Sullivan Hope is a total screw up. He finished university with the help of his father’s donations to the school and an ultimatum: Straighten up and join him in the family business, or screw up again and he’s cut off for good. This summer is his last chance to live it up before walking the straight and narrow in the fall, and the lure of a good party and, even better, alcohol is more than he can resist. Besides, he’s never met a situation he can’t handle or talk his way out of, or a pair of panties he couldn’t talk his way into. That is, until he meets Abby, the nursing student full of sarcasm and sass.

Flying half way across the country to do her practical nursing placement at Stone Cliff Resort hadn’t been part of Abby Claire’s plans for the summer. When her first appointment, which would allow her to stay at home and care for her family, falls through, it’s either pack up and go or risk not graduating. Meeting the rich, God’s gift to all things on earth playboy, Sullivan Hope wasn’t in her plans, either, but the more she’s around him, the clearer she sees the man who hides behind the parties and liquor.
 
When a summer fling turns into more than either of them had bargained for, Sullivan’s world begins to crumble and Abby gets dragged down into the rubble. He can’t let her in despite her healing touch. And Abby can’t risk getting too close and finding a reason to stay and save Sullivan.

Review

* A review copy was provided by the author for the Blog Tour *
~ 3.5 Mixed Feelings Stars ~
I really don’t know what to think about this book. On the one hand I really did like the story but on the other, there were some aspects of the storyline I didn’t agree with or like.

I will admit that what drew me to this story was because it was written by Sara Hubbard, who also wrote inCAPABLE, which was a story I absolutely loved, so I figured this book would be just as great. I’m sad to say that this book fell short for me. I do still love Sara’s writing style. Her stories, even if they aren’t 5 stars, still suck you in and I find I have a hard time putting them down.

What really gave me trouble with this book was that I had a real hard time connecting with Sullivan. He took the word badboy/playboy to the extreme. So when it finally comes down to him admitting his feelings I found them hard to believe. Also Sara added some aspects to the story that I don’t really like in my books. There are two hard limits for me and they are a love triangle and cheating, and Sara incorporated both of these in this book. The love triangle was a very short lived one, but still there non the less. And as for the cheating….I really can’t express my feelings on that one. Some will say there is a fine line when it comes to Sullivan and his indiscretion, but in my eyes it was cheating and I lost some respect for both characters after that scene. I think that is were my disconnect with Abby happened. I felt she forgave Sullivan WAY to quickly and she should’ve made him grovel more.

Even with all that said, I still found myself invested in this story and I was still holding out hope that Abby and Sullivan got their HEA.

I am not trying to sway anyone from reading this book, I just like to give a far warning to readers who may not like certain aspects of a story, so they go into this knowing what to expect. Just because there were some things I didn’t like, I would still recommend this book.

Saving Sullivan is a stand-alone novel, that is a quick read about a sweet girl who is forced to move away from her family for a short time and meets a man who is so not what she would be looking for but ends up falling for. This book is told solely in Abby’s POV, I do wish we would’ve gotten some of Sullivan’s POV, because there are times I wanted to know what he was thinking and feeling. Maybe I would’ve connected to him better had I known what was going on in his head. This book does have a Happy Ending, it’s just a rough road to get there.

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Sara Hubbard is the author of romantic fiction. Her debut novel BLOOD, SHE READ released fall 2012 and was a NEORWA Cleveland Rocks winner and a RCRW Duel on the Delta finalist. Her first contemporary novel, Beautiful and Broken was an Amazon bestseller. Sara lives in Nova Scotia, Canada with her two children (four if you count her husband and her needy labradoodle) and works as a registered nurse.

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