ARC Review | Fleeting by Carrie Aarons

Posted March 14, 2019 by Tina in Reviews / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Author, Carrie Aaron in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
ARC Review | Fleeting by Carrie AaronsSeries: The Nash Brothers #1
Also in this series: Flutter
Published by Carrie Aarons on March 14th 2019
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Pages: 250
Format: eARC
Source: Author, Carrie Aaron
Reading Challenges: Alphabet Challenge, For The Love Of Ebooks, LetsReadIndie, Review Writing
Series Rating: 5 Stars
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4 Stars

Presley McDaniel lives her life from moment to moment.

Making permanent decisions means obligation, and that would force her to stop being the family disappointment. Waitress, fitness instructor, dog walker … you name the hourly job and she’s probably held the position.

But when her grandmother can no longer run her book shop in Fawn Hill, a town so small it barely has its own zip code, Presley steps up to help.

The move from bustling city to green pastures may be exactly what she needs to sort out her life. But she didn’t ask for that happy ending to include a gorgeous veterinarian with an all-American smile and a penchant for snuggling puppies. The good doctor is reliable, responsible, and just the kind of man Presley has always avoided.

Love and commitment are predictable.
So why, the moment she lays eyes on him, are they all she wants?

Keaton Nash has never questioned his steady path.

His brothers may tease him about settling into his father’s passed-down role of small town veterinarian, but Keaton has never minded his rural roots. And after tragedy struck two years ago, he has a duty as the eldest Nash man to look after his family.

What he doesn’t need is the sexy, flighty stranger who shows up in town and gets his broken heart beating again. Presley McDaniel is a distraction, a red-headed temptation that is the definition of a bad idea.

He’s barely recovered from the love who left him to chase bigger dreams, and this woman is bound to do the same.

Except for the first time ever, he wants to abandon stability.
She makes him want to be reckless.

It all started with a dog who ate a pair of lace pink underwear.

Fleeting is the first book in The Nash Brothers series. Fleeting is about the oldest Nash brother, Keaton. This is a small town romance where the hometown vet meets the city girl.

I have read many of Carrie Aaron’s books and I have watched her grow as an author and I would say The Nash Brothers is probably be one of my favorite books by Carrie. I really enjoyed Fleeting. It is the perfect book to read in a day ESPECIALLY if you are in a reading slump. The story grabs you from beginning to end.

The Story
The story takes place in Fawn Hill. It is a very small town where everyone knows everything and everyone. There is no such thing as a secret because everyone is up in your business. I really loved the concept of small town romances, they aren’t something I read all the time but I absolutely love the idea of them. Carrie developed such a great little town and such great characters and side characters.

The characters
Keaton is our hero in the story. He is the oldest Nash brother. The most responsible, the one you can call at 3 in the morning and know he is going to pick up the phone. He is the man of the house since his father passed away. He is extremely caring and there wasn’t much to dislike about him.

Presley is a city girl. She’s been trying to find her purpose in life and finds herself moving to Fawn Hill to help her grandmother run her bookshop. She lives life impulsively. She’s flaky and doesn’t really believe in herself. She’s the complete opposite of Keaton.

The Romance
This is definitely a small town romance / opposites attract. One of my favorite parts about the romance is that it is a bit slow burn. They were definitely attracted to each other at first but Presley is hard to get. They even go on dates! Dates are extremely rare in romance novels so it was nice to see them date. There wasn’t a whole lot of tension or real unnecessary drama. It was just a quick, light read that touched on some heavy topics for the next books in the series.

I also loved how the romance didn’t consume the story. Yes, this is a romance novel but it also touched on grieving, the feeling of not knowing your worth, addiction etc. I personally loved how Keaton and Presley both grew as a couple and as characters. I honestly thought the romance was going to go another direction but surprisingly it didn’t and I am so glad it didn’t.

Overall,
I really enjoyed Fleeting. I enjoyed the new characters, the small town feel. I also really enjoyed the Easter eggs that Carrie left in Fleeting for the rest of the story. Like I want to know the entire secondary cast. I want to know Bowen and Lily’s story (they are NEXT!), I want Penelope to have a happy ending. I want Mrs. Nash to find herself a lover boy.
It is a true testament to Carrie’s writing how I envision her taking this series. This was good start the series, although I can pretty much assure you that Fleeting will not be my favorite book. I am almost certain that Bowen and Fletcher will probably be my favorite books in the series.

So if you like small town romances that you can read in a day, I’d recommend Fleeting!

4 Stars