* Review * PERFECT DISTRACTION by Allison Ashley

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * PERFECT DISTRACTION by Allison AshleyPerfect Distraction by Allison Ashley
Published by Entangled: Amara on March 23, 2020
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Lauren Taylor isn't thinking about love, especially not with the impossibly attractive man she accidentally spilled coffee all over. He's out of her league and she's focused on finishing her oncology pharmacy residency. She's sworn off men who are too handsome for their own good, anyway.

Andrew Bishop can't stop thinking about the gorgeous redhead who crashed into him and then disappeared, even though he should have way more on his mind - like dealing with his Hodgkin Lymphoma diagnosis and finishing out his last year in law school. When Andrew and Lauren run into each other at the cancer center where she's working and he's being treated, they try to keep it professional. They can be friends, and nothing more.

But sometimes life has other plans…


A heartfelt debut! With her first novel, Allison Ashley wasn’t afraid to go big! It’s rare the taboo subject of cancer is front and center in a romance novel because let’s be honest, there’s not a lot of laughter surrounding it, but Ms. Ashley delights with a fresh voice who not only shares a touch of what a day in a life is like, but also proves that life isn’t over just because of a diagnosis. I felt the new authorness slightly in the lack of development here and there, but overall, it was a stellar kick off and I look forward to seeing more from this author!

Lauren’s character is easy to like. She’s steps away from the job she’s been dreaming of as an oncology pharmacist when she accidentally falls for an almost patient. Her turmoil is sincere, but their connection is hard to resist.

Andrew is such a down-to-earth likable guy. He’s at the prime of his life and almost to achieve the law degree he’s been working hard towards for years when he receives the devastating news that he has cancer. Meeting Lauren on his first day of treatment gives him the distraction to deliver the strength needed to make it through.

I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys an instant connection and perseverance to let love win. It’s a touchy subject, but it’s written really well and it’s not portrayed as a huge book of sadness. It brings realness to a sensitive time and brings out the beauty of human connection. Really enjoyed Lauren and Andrew!


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