10 February 2015

Crash Pad by Whitley Gray

 Physician Remy Marshall has two loves: Emergency Medicine and running. Work doesn’t leave much time to meet guys, and most seem more interested in his bank account than him. With a week off to train for a marathon, Remy plans to make the most of his precious vacation. The last thing he needs is a distraction.

Jamie Sutton is new to the area. He hopes to make a fresh start after leaving an abusive relationship with an orthopedic surgeon. He’s got a new job as a massage therapist and wants to meet some nice guys. Against his better judgment, Jamie decides the best way to meet a cute rollerblader he’s seen in the park is on wheels.

With attention on his watch and not where he’s going, Remy crashes into Jamie and fractures the first-time rollerblader’s ankle. Jamie has no one to help him after the injury; Remy proposes Jamie stay with him. Jamie is reluctant, but it’s a better option than staying with the odd guy in the neighboring motel room. As the two get acquainted, Jamie’s past comes calling. Remy discovers the prize he really wants isn’t a medal in a marathon, but the man right in front of him.
This is about Jamie, a guy that has just left an abusive relationship and moved to a new town. A little down on his luck but fighting back with everything he has. And Remy, a doctor that is kind of a hermit to his friends always training for a race or marathon.   Jamie is also runner but has decided to try rollerblade because he’s seen a cute guy and wants to meet. But as he’s working his way around the track and not very well, Remy smacks right into him and they both go crashing down. Jamie ends up with a broken ankle and a night or three on Remy’s couch. Can old hang ups and insecurities stop these two?

I totally loved this story! Jamie’s FIGHT not flight attitude, Remy’s I just want to help and I don’t know how not to. The fact that we didn’t get the past sugar coated on what happened to Jamie, but it wasn’t a major focus.  And we finally get our HEA once they both stop being idiots and listen to their hearts.


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