Fleeting (The Nash Brothers #1) by Carrie Aarons
Presley McDaniel lives her life from moment to moment.
Making permanent decisions means obligation, and that would force her to stop being the family disappointment. Waitress, fitness instructor, dog walker … you name the hourly job and she’s probably held the position.
But when her grandmother can no longer run her book shop in Fawn Hill, a town so small it barely has its own zip code, Presley steps up to help.
The move from bustling city to green pastures may be exactly what she needs to sort out her life. But she didn’t ask for that happy ending to include a gorgeous veterinarian with an all-American smile and a penchant for snuggling puppies. The good doctor is reliable, responsible, and just the kind of man Presley has always avoided.
Love and commitment are predictable.
So why, the moment she lays eyes on him, are they all she wants?
Keaton Nash has never questioned his steady path.
His brothers may tease him about settling into his father’s passed-down role of small town veterinarian, but Keaton has never minded his rural roots. And after tragedy struck two years ago, he has a duty as the eldest Nash man to look after his family.
What he doesn’t need is the sexy, flighty stranger who shows up in town and gets his broken heart beating again. Presley McDaniel is a distraction, a red-headed temptation that is the definition of a bad idea.
He’s barely recovered from the love who left him to chase bigger dreams, and this woman is bound to do the same.
Except for the first time ever, he wants to abandon stability.
She makes him want to be reckless.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I’ve read (and loved) books by this author before, but this is the beginning of a brand new series, and I couldn’t wait to get started! I couldn’t help but love Keaton and Presley! The whole family grabbed my heart and won’t let go!
Keaton is the type of man that everyone relies on. He is stable and dependable, but also seems to have the world on his shoulders. He always puts everyone else’s needs and wants ahead of himself. He loves his life, but isn’t prepared for the wrench Presley throws into his routine! Presley, on the other hand, is a free spirit. She spends her life drifting from one meaningless job to the next, but when her grandma needs her help, she doesn’t hesitate to uproot her life to move to her small town. Presley thought she was happy, but adapts to small town life and all that it offers with ease. And even though there is an immediate attraction with Keaton, Presley isn’t sure how two people that are so different can fit together.
There were times, while reading Keaton and Presley’s story, that I wasn’t sure if they would be able to get past all of the obstacles in their way. There were times that I couldn’t contain my laughter at their interactions. There were times when my heart hurt for them. Honestly, my emotions were all over the place with their story, and I couldn’t help but fall in love with all of the characters. This story is definitely one that leaves you with a feeling of hope, and I can’t wait to read more about the Nash brothers!