Love Rehab by Louise Bay
Release Date: December 7th
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Ever wanted to fast forward to your happily ever after?
My name is Mackenzie Locke and I’m a loveaholic. I haven’t got a handle on men. Not even a little bit.
So I staged an intervention and booked me and my two best friends into Love Rehab, complete with a love shaman, horse therapy and a bunch of stones that promise to change my life. I’m not leaving until I’m cured.
Lesson #1: the first night of your stay, don’t have a one night stand with the hottest guy you’ve ever seen in your life.
Lesson #2: make sure your one night stand isn’t planning on sticking around, teasing you, tempting you right back into his Levis.
Lesson #3: Whoops. I forgot this one. I was too busy daydreaming about Blake McKenna’s mouth on mine and the way his five o’clock shadow feels on my thighs.
So maybe I’m not the best student. Maybe I wasted my time and money on Love Rehab. But I can’t help that I want to spend every minute with Blake, naked under the stars. Perhaps he can teach me every lesson I ever needed to learn.
Love Rehab starts out with Mackenzie having just had her third engagement come to an end. She has a plan, and to achieve this plan she needs to be married. However, it seems that she can’t make it past the engagement. So, after her third engagement falls apart and her fiance dumps her while she is trying on wedding dresses she decided she need professional help in the love department. Where else would she go other then Love Rehab of course! In the middle of nowhere Texas on a ranch, Mackenzie hopes to find the answer to why she can’t make it to the alter, what she doesn’t plan on finding is the delicious Blake. Blake and Mackenzie meet in the only bar in town on her last night before cutting herself off from the world for a week. Her friends pressure to let go and have the one night stand experience she is missing, because why not when you are in the middle of nowhere right? And of course she has an instant draw to Blake. What she doesn’t plan on is Blake showing up at her Love Rehab and stealing her heart away while her week goes by.
I have to say I really enjoyed this book. I think that the overall idea of this book was quite original. I know if I had a Love Rehab anywhere near me I would check myself in. The characters in this book were real and relatable, I think everyone can relate a little bit to what Mackenzie is going through during the progression of the book. She is struggling to understand why, even though on paper she is the perfect partner, she can’t seem to figure this love thing out. She doesn’t understand why she can’t keep a man to make it to that last step of forever. I think at some point every girl has had these feeling of unworthiness and self doubt in the relationship department. Bay does a great job at making Mackenzie’s journey a struggle to find out what she truly wants out of her eventual marriage, as well as finding out who she truly is instead of being the girl every guy wants.
Then on the other hand you have you have the sexy uncowboy Blake, who is tied up trying to decide which career path he should be taking in life. Should he risk it all and move halfway across the country and make his dream come true, or should he stay where he is and take a nice promotion and play it safe? The more time Blake spends with Mackenzie the more he finds that he can’t run scared from what he has always truly wanted out of life. So, I’m just going to say this…Blake…My Heart!! I loved him so much! He was seriously just a delicious uncowboy dream.
Overall, this is another winner in the book from Louise Bay. She always writes such cute steamy stories, that make you truly route for the main characters. Bay can always draw you in with and interesting premise, and follow up with a great storyline to carry it through. Love Rehab is no different. I highly recommend that if you haven’t already added this one to yout TBR you do so soon!
About the Author:
USA Today bestselling author, Louise Bay writes sexy, contemporary romance novels – the kind she likes to read. Her books include the novels Faithful and Hopeful and the novella series’ The Empire State Series, What the Lightning Sees and Calling Me. The novels and together the series are stand-alone although there are some overlapping characters.
Ruined by romantic mini-series of the eighties, Louise loves all things romantic. There’s not enough of it in real life so she disappears into the fictional worlds in books and films.
Louise loves the rain, the West Wing, London, days when she doesn’t have to wear make-up, being on her own, being with friends, elephants and champagne.
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