Series: Sterling Canyon, #1
Published by Montlake Romance on October 6th 2015
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When ruggedly sexy backcountry guide Grey Lowell moves to Sterling Canyon, Colorado, after buying the ski-expedition company Backtrax, his plans don’t include romance. Still, it’s fun to look—especially across a crowded restaurant at a beauty he dubs “Bambi.” But all his plans change later that night when he’s injured by a drunk driver.
Physical therapist Avery Randall is shocked to learn that Grey’s the man her brother struck with his car, and even more stunned when he arrives at the clinic expecting her help. Despite her reservations and Grey’s silly new nickname for her, Avery agrees to work with him, and passion begins to simmer. Yet with his livelihood at stake, Grey must make tough decisions that could hurt Avery and her family. Before long, Avery’s loyalties are tested, and the choices she and Grey each make may cost them their chance at lasting love.
Accidentally Hers’ is a small ski-town drama that starts with an accident and the very real aftermath of lawsuits, money and the relationships that are forged (and destroyed) in the process. And in the eye of the storm are Grey and Avery, the victim and the sister of the man who’d drunkenly run Grey down. Having Avery as a his physical therapist merely adds to the growing complication, especially when attraction comes into play. Grey and Avery have issues of their own to settle as well and the result is a tangled mess that Jamie Beck (admirably) doesn’t downplay or put a glossy sheen over at all.
While relatable and realistic, the legal proceedings and the constant to-and-fro that’s typical of settlements and court cases bogged down the drama quite a bit for me. I alternated between getting frustrated with Avery’s trust problems and rolling my eyes at her questionable loyalty, and admired Grey’s all-too-rare constancy, got lost in the drudgeries of real life that the book successfully portrays and ultimately, wondered if this is a story I’ll still remember in a few weeks.