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By Appointment Only By Lisa Eugene – Book Review

By Appointment Only

By Appointment Only by Lisa Eugene
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

➳This was my first read by Lisa Eugene and one word can describe how thrilling this story was… MAGNIFICENT!

➳The synopsis gives you a thrilling understanding to the sexy and smoldering story one reads in this compelling novel. However, you do not get the messages hidden behind this wonderful story and its plot. It starts off by providing the insight story of Danielle Carmichael, a 26 year old single mother of an 8 year old daughter named Emily, who has been diagnosed with autism. As a single mother, trying to struggle between balancing the atmosphere her daughter has to endure with society and judging her because of her “special needs” and not being able to support herself completely when it comes down to their financial status, Dannie does everything in her wake to get her daughter and herself to a place of sustainability. Even though in the majority of the story, Dannie is unemployed, she still manages to pull through even with Emmy’s expensive school- a school in which provides special care for special students such as herself with autism. There is a beautiful message behind this part of the story before she is introduce to the other main character that will help bound them together. Danielle, like any other single mother in our world, who need help but refuse to accept it, is a strong and independent woman ever since she has Emily. Even though she refuses any sort of help, some time after another she has to accept that help from others is a sign of love and compassion. This is something that she struggles with because she herself has a barrier that needs to be broken, before she lets anyone in;

”I refused to ease off of it. I’d grown used to pain. I refused to limp. I was stronger than that…”

➳Now adding to the picture, is Chase Rutherford. What a name am I right? The man behind the creation and investments for the school Emily goes to, Rutherford Academy and the co-founder to Rutherford Industries. Chase, like any main character in a story, has a past that he wants to get rid of. He does this when he meets Danielle. Chase has a history that leads him to an emotional attachment to both Dannie and Emily. He connects with Dannie at first, and she tries to open her heart, but he beats her to it. At first, he the complete definition of a total prick because of the way he acts with Dannielle,. However, he indulges in his urges and advances with his emotions and cravings he has towards her. Slowly, they both start to realize that life without each other is a complete bust, something that he has been experiencing for the past five years ever since that accident with someone from his past…

➳In total, I enjoyed the aspect of this story and where it was leading to. There was a mixture of everything that balanced correctly. The one thing that bothered me was the age difference, which is a struggle for a reader like me since I do not tend to have the issue at these times, but the seventeen year difference is rather “cring-y”? I do not know what other way to describe it, and I am aware that it is wrong of me to label a relationship and love because of the age, but this is an age difference that I have not seen or read. Overall, it is a compelling story that will drain you for more and more…

➳Hero rating: 4.0
➳Heroine rating: 4.0
➳Sexual tension rating: 4.0
➳Sex scenes rating: 5.0
➳Sex scenes frequency: 5.0
➳Plot rating: 4.5
➳Dialogue rating: 4.0
➳Storytelling rating: 4.0
➳Story ending rating: 4.0

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ARC kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest review…

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