By Jenna Sutton
What happens when an optimistic, young veterinarian and a battle-scarred Army veteran end up as roommates?
Zeke May has spent the past two years recovering from an IED attack and trying to adjust to life as a civilian. The veteran hiring program at denim empire Riley O’Brien & Co. offers a new beginning. The only problem is the high cost of housing in San Francisco, and Margo Lange could be the perfect solution.
Now that Margo has completed veterinary school, she’s ready to fulfill her dream of living in the Bay Area. Unfortunately, she’s drowning in student loan debt and the only places she can afford are dumps. Luckily, one of her uncle’s Army buddies needs a roommate.
Although Zeke’s place is a perfect fit for Margo’s budget, he is not what she expects. He’s much younger than her uncle, and he’s melt-your-panties hot. She doesn’t want to fall for him, but it doesn’t take her long to realize that Zeke is the perfect fit for her, regardless of their age gap. Too bad he’s so obviously still in love with his ex-wife…
THE PERFECT FIT is a quick and entertaining read that is part of the Riley O’Brien & Co series, but it can be read as a stand-alone.
I liked Margo, who seemed very mature for her age. She didn’t push Zeke, instead she let him come to her in his own time. Zeke is a sweet and proud man and I liked him as well, but he was sometimes quick to anger and was a bit hypocritical, getting angry at Margo when she would agree with his way of thinking. The part of the story I liked the most was that Zeke is almost virginal. His sexual experience is extremely limited and it was a nice change to read about the man having a whole lot of sexual firsts instead of the woman.
The only issue I had with THE PERFECT FIT is that it was too short. It’s a novella, and I knew that going in, but I’m not exactly sure how it is they fell in love. What did Zeke do that made Margo fall in love with him and vice-versa? The obvious answer would be that they spent time together and slowly fell in love, but you don’t really see them spend a lot of time together because one, it’s a novella and two, there are skips in time where you don’t see anything happening. Other than that, I really enjoyed reading about Zeke and Margo and look forward to the next book in the series.
The Perfect Fit (Riley O’Brien & Co #2.5)
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