Opposites Attract #1
by Erin Nicholas
Kiera Connelly leads a quiet life, and that’s just how she likes it. She’s built a name as a graphic designer and meets up with her friends online, all from the comfort of her living room couch. But when a rare outing turns disastrous, Kiera finds herself up close and way too personal with an unbelievably hot real-life hero.
Zach Ashley doesn’t see himself as a hero. He’s just a regular guy who gets to help people every day as an EMT. But when he’s called to a scene and has to treat his most gorgeous patient ever, he finds himself mixing work with pleasure. He never hesitates to put his life on the line…but will he ever risk his heart?
I think the blurb, for me, made Kiera out to be a little more … of a shut-in, I guess, than she actually is. I expected her to be one of those people that is afraid to go outside, avoids all social interactions, only has online friends, food is delivered, doesn’t do anything except spend time on the computer, more extreme things. But she’s actually very well adjusted. She has her issues with getting too involved in other people’s lives, stemming from the way she grew up & a broken heart/trust, but she has friends and activities. She just has a job that has her working at home, with odd hours, and she geeks out about certain things. She’s got her peculiarities but she’s not that weird.
Zach is one of those all around good guys. I mean, come on, the man saves lives for a living! He’s gorgeous, athletic, smart and charming. But that doesn’t mean his life is problem free. He’s got some hang-ups of his own – needing to fix everyone’s problems & be the hero is at the top of the list. It’s not a bad thing to want to help but he also has to realize that he can’t do everything for everyone.
Throw together a woman who separates herself from other’s problems and a guy who gets too involved, add in some sparks and humor and great supporting characters, and things are guaranteed to get messy. But these two are also going to learn and grow on their way to falling in love. It’s fun, quirky and touching. Nicholas definitely has a good chance at a winner with this new series!