PRACTICE MADE PERFECT
Suddenly finding herself a foster parent to an infant girl definitely shakes things up for Doctor Violet McCabe. Especially because her attractive and pragmatic colleague, Doctor Gavin Monroe, is little Ava's co-guardian.
Gavin has doubts about the arrangement, but idealistic Violet is certain they can work together to care for Ava while they find the perfect adoptive family.
Gavin secretly crushed on sexy, irrepressible Violet for years, but after losing her fiancé, Violet's heart was impenetrable.
Ava changes everything. For once, Violet is ready to embrace the unpredictable…maybe even love. But Gavin fears he's not the father Ava needs or the man Violet deserves.
In their search for a perfect home for Ava, will Violet and Gavin miss that the best family for her is the one they've already created?
Violet and Gavin face a serious question, and situation, that many of us never stop to think about. Upon being trusted as baby girl's guardians, they have to make a decision, what is best for the baby, putting their own feelings and budding romance on the side.
While I was reading this story, and experiencing the struggle Gavin and Violet went through with the decision, I had to stop and wonder what would I do in that situation. Would I be able to think only the best of the baby, put my own feelings aside, and make a rational decision? And for a book to make me wonder and ponder that kind of serious questions, it has already achieved something.
The story is different kind of romance, it is missing the high emotions of falling in love often demonstrated. Yes, Gavin and Violet do fall in love, there's heat, hot passion, and attraction. But the main focus is on the matter of the new parenthood, and what is best for Ava. The struggle they go through, the past failures and their own doubts of their ability to parent, be a parent, and be in a lasting relationship, not hurting the other, all the things they muddle through, to come to the conclusion.
I liked how the author took a look of life decisions from the two points of view, we usually make them, either based on emotions or rational thinking. It is hard to separate our feelings from matters that are so heavily based on emotions. As the story demonstrates, maybe the best conclusions come, when looking at the issues from both sides of the fence.
~ Four Spoons
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me