Fleeting by Carrie Aarons

The Nash Brothers, Book 1

Synopsis: Presley McDaniel lives her life from moment to moment.

Making permanent decisions means obligation, and that would force her to stop being the family disappointment. Waitress, fitness instructor, dog walker … you name the hourly job and she’s probably held the position.

But when her grandmother can no longer run her book shop in Fawn Hill, a town so small it barely has its own zip code, Presley steps up to help.

The move from bustling city to green pastures may be exactly what she needs to sort out her life. But she didn’t ask for that happy ending to include a gorgeous veterinarian with an all-American smile and a penchant for snuggling puppies. The good doctor is reliable, responsible, and just the kind of man Presley has always avoided.

Love and commitment are predictable.
So why, the moment she lays eyes on him, are they all she wants?

Keaton Nash has never questioned his steady path.

His brothers may tease him about settling into his father’s passed-down role of small town veterinarian, but Keaton has never minded his rural roots. And after tragedy struck two years ago, he has a duty as the eldest Nash man to look after his family.

What he doesn’t need is the sexy, flighty stranger who shows up in town and gets his broken heart beating again. Presley McDaniel is a distraction, a red-headed temptation that is the definition of a bad idea.

He’s barely recovered from the love who left him to chase bigger dreams, and this woman is bound to do the same.

Except for the first time ever, he wants to abandon stability.
She makes him want to be reckless.

Review: I found the synopsis very nice and, not knowing the author, I was curious to discover one of her novels.

Presley is a young woman who is not able to settle down in life, and she doesn’t want to. So when she goes to help her sick grandmother in a very small town, she knows she won’t stay and that she doesn’t want any love relationship. Yet when she meets Keaton Nash, the city’s sexy veterinarian, her resolutions fail. Keaton loves his quiet life, he is helpful, always there to help others, and recovers from the last woman who broke his heart. However, he did not expect to meet Presley, the young woman who makes his heart beat faster but who is completely his opposite. But our dear Presley will not make it easy for him and she will bring out a side of him that he didn’t know about.

It was a very nice novel in the vein of some Jill Shalvis and I had a very good time discovering the characters. Presley will gradually open up to a life she has been running away from until now and Keaton will show her that a life in a very small town can be perfect too! For her part, she will show him that he must be a little more impulsive and, above all, no longer be at everyone’s command.

It was a very nice reading and I’m curious to read on about the other Nash brothers!