What I Loved:
I loved that the relationship in this romance was complex. Healthcare workers don’t seem to be featured in this type of situation in books often, and it was a nice change to read about it.
How I Felt:
Perfect Distraction was the perfect distraction that I needed with the recent events happening in the world. It was a lovely story that offered a new type of romance story.
The characters were easy to like, and you kind of fall in love with them right from the beginning. Lauren is adorable and I want to be her friend! Her wit and humor had me connecting with her so quickly. She’s a career-focused woman who isn’t looking for love, but she manages to find it with Andrew. Andrew, a cancer-patient, is focused on recovery and school, not on love. Love, however, has a way of doing its own thing.
The story gave me an opportunity to laugh through the silly moments, but then also sit back and think through the heavier content. Lauren faces a real ethical dilemma in Perfect Distraction and her struggle was one that kept me wondering what I would do in her shoes. There was a nice balance between the light-hearted scenes and the ones that broke your heart, making this book hard to put down!
Overall, I really enjoyed Perfect Distraction. The writing was fabulous and made the entire story so enjoyable!
To Read or Not To Read: I would recommend Perfect Distraction for readers that are looking for a romance story that offers humor, heartbreak, and a real-life feel.
Where to Find This Book:
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Lauren Taylor isn’t thinking about love, especially not with the impossibly attractive man she accidentally spilled coffee all over. He’s out of her league and she’s focused on finishing her oncology pharmacy residency. She’s sworn off men who are too handsome for their own good, anyway.
Andrew Bishop can’t stop thinking about the gorgeous redhead who crashed into him and then disappeared, even though he should have way more on his mind – like dealing with his Hodgkin Lymphoma diagnosis and finishing out his last year in law school. When Andrew and Lauren run into each other at the cancer center where she’s working and he’s being treated, they try to keep it professional. They can be friends, and nothing more.
But sometimes life has other plans…
- Perfect Distraction by Allison Ashley
- Publisher: Entangled: Amara
- Page Count: 310 pages
- Pub Date: March 23, 2020
I was provided an advanced reader’s copy of this book for free. I am leaving my review voluntarily.
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