Book Review, Romance Review

Review: Screwed Up by Harloe Rae

“He might be wrong, but I’m tired of being right.”

The extreme focus on my career has led to a lonely existence.
I don’t make time for much beyond the hospital walls.
And the pressure is getting to me.

Those who know me best highly recommend I take the edge off by any means necessary.
As it turns out, the new security guard at Bayside Regional is just what the doctor ordered.

Dane Owens is a disaster waiting to happen.
Maybe that’s why I can’t look away.
He plays fast and loose with no intention of slowing down.
Especially when it comes to dating.

We’re polar opposites, which is precisely why this arrangement is temporary.
But there’s plenty to keep us occupied until our expiration date.

All I need is for Dane to follow the rules that long.

Larsen Belle is a reserved psychiatrist in a busy hospital. Between her introvert personality and demanding career, there’s not much room in her life for fun so when her best friend convinces her to take a chance, Larsen agrees. She probably should have started out slow, maybe flirting but Larsen knows what she wants and she goes for it. And “it” is approaching the smoking hot new security guard at work to propose a no-strings attached hookup.

Dane can’t believe his luck because a relationship is one thing he’s never wanted and the most beautiful woman he’s ever laid eyes on just proposed this. She’s a dream come true. These two hit it off immediately and mesh perfectly from the start. Things seem a bit mushy at times for people who aren’t open to a relationship, especially because the Belle and Beast nicknames are established so early on but it works. These two manage to be both adorable and scorching hot, which is no small feat. They’ve both been hurt by people they love so trust and attachment don’t come easily, but they both realize that the only potential obstacle to happiness is themselves and they’re willing to fix that. It’s fun watching Larsen come out of her shell and find herself outside of the hospital and Dane is everything. Hot, protective and loving, he makes an effort to plan fun dates and force her to relax while they try new things together, but he also has an incredibly dirty, very bossy mouth, so he’s the whole package. I loved Dane and Larsen’s story, I couldn’t get enough.

I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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