Title: The Rebound Girl by Tamara Morgan
Getting Physical Series Book one
Publisher: Carina Press
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Length: 94,000 words
Book Rating: B+
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Book one of Getting Physical
Plastic surgeon Whitney Vidra knows all about getting over a cheating ex. She followed her boyfriend halfway around the world before she found out about his infidelity. Now she’s focusing on her career and her friends, and using men just for single-serving, no-strings fun. Until she meets charming Matt Fuller.
Newly single Matt is captivated by the vibrant Whitney, in every way the opposite of his cheating ex-wife. When he confesses to Whitney that he hasn’t had sex since his divorce, she volunteers to be his rebound girl. But Matt’s not a no-commitment kind of guy–he’s either all in, or all out.
Whitney is determined to remain attachment-free, but Matt is equally determined to prove to her that what they have is more than just a rebound fling.
There is very little I did not love about Tamara Morgan’s The Rebound Girl. Fabulous characters, unique plot, steamy make-out scenes and witty dialogue are a winning combination in this first romance in the Getting Physical series.
Whitney Vidra comes across a little harsh on occasion, but she is such a refreshing character that it is easy to overlook this sometimes annoying trait. She is a definitely a force to be reckoned and I like every brash, larger than life aspect of her personality. Whitney speaks her mind, she does not give a darn what other people think of her and she goes after what she wants. But there is a vulnerable side to Whitney and she goes to great lengths to protect herself from ever being hurt again.
Matt Fuller is such a sweetheart. He is a genuinely nice man with old-fashioned values. Nice does not necessarily mean pushover, and Matt stands his ground with Whitney when he needs to. However, he does have a blind spot where his ex-wife, Laura, is concerned and she does take advantage of him.
The secondary cast of characters is eclectic and I loved everyone of them. Whitney’s friends and business partners, Kendra and John, cut her some slack when she needs it but they also make her live to her business obligations. Whitney’s parents are positively delightful and I LOVED them!! Matt’s sister, Hilly, is a lot like Whitney when it comes to speaking her mind and I really enjoyed her scenes. I am crossing my fingers we see Matt’s brother, Lincoln, in a future book in the series.
The relationship between Matt and Whitney is not what readers typically find in a romance novel. It begins as a strictly no strings attached fling and the emotional connection is slow to build. Matt has definite ideas of how far he is willing to go sexually without a commitment and although Whitney continually pushes his boundaries, he does not give in.
The Rebound Girl is a fast paced and engaging romance. Tamara Morgan provides just enough conflict between Matt and Whitney to keep the story interesting. The sexual attraction between Matt and Whitney is intense and their sex scenes are incredibly sensual.
Realistic characters, a believable plot and an angst-free resolution make The Rebound Girl one of the best romances I have read in a long time. I am eagerly looking forward to the next installment in the Getting Physical series.