WHY I READ IT
I loved the blurb and the author requested a review.
WHAT I RATED IT
WHAT IT’S ABOUT
One crazy dog—one awkward vet—one naked pool guy—and one life-changing month in California to make friends, fall in love, and twist fate. Who gets paid to walk a dog and recline by the pool all day? Sydney Montgomery, aspiring museum curator and professional house-sitter, that’s who. When her aunt and uncle need a house and dog sitter for thirty days in Palo Alto, Sydney can’t turn down the chance to be closer to her sister in L.A. Within twenty-four hours of her arrival, Sydney’s cleaning up runny dog poo, taking an uncooperative pooch to a handsome yet awkward vet, and being rescued from the bottom of the pool by a naked “pool guy.” Lautner, “pool guy,” has a hot body and a cool persona. With eyes of iridescent blue oceans, he is mesmerizing, sexy, and addictive. What he is not—the pool guy. Dr. Lautner Sullivan is a college wide receiver turned pediatric resident. He knows how to woo a woman with flowers, pastries, and sweet tea. Lautner is every girl’s dream, but Sydney is not every girl. She’s immune to rainbows, fairytales, pixy dust, and the “L” word. The attraction is immediate, the friendship is earned, and the love is undeniable. Thirty days is their forever, but forever is not long enough.
This book was fantastic!
The story was nothing like I expected. I was planning on a sweet, fun love story. While it definitely had those elements, it was so much more. Sydney is expecting a month in California, house and dog sitting for her aunt and uncle. What she didn’t expect, was to have two men interested in her within a matter of days. While Dane, the awkward, sweet vet was a good guy, he didn’t get Sydney’s heart pumping like Lautner, ex-football star, turned pediatric resident. Knowing it can only last 30 days, Sydney gives into the pull she feels with Lautner, but after a short time, both of them know that 30 days just isn’t enough.
Lautner is the quintessential boyfriend. He spoils her with Chai Tea Lattes, flowers and pastries. He knows just what say to woo Sydney.
“Boy meets girl. Boy physically feels like he’s gasping for air because the girl before him is just stunning, absolutely……breathtaking. An unfamiliar feeling seizes boy–fear. Fear that he’s taken a wrong turn for all the right reasons. Fear that the moment could slip away and for the rest of his life he’d live with the excruciating agony born from the soul-snatching ‘what if?’”
Sydney is definitely woo’d. But she has life plans. Plans that don’t include a relationship. Lautner might be the perfect guy, but he’s the perfect guy at the wrong time. They have a great connection. The back and forth banter and inner dialogue is hilarious. The writing in this book is superb!
I did something in this book that I have never done before….there is a part at 60% (and no, I’m not going to spoil it) that caused me to put down my kindle, get seriously pissed and walked away. Then I did the unthinkable. I flipped to the end of the book! GASP!! I know, I know… but what a shocking twist!! I had to know! I wasn’t even sure I was going to continue! I am ecstatic that I did.
Undeniably You is more than a love story. This is a story about a forever that just might be too hard to hold on to. It’s about being honest with yourself. The emotions in this book are INTENSE. Sexual tension, drama, longing, anger and jealousy are just some of them. Falling in love was the easy part. Unfortunately, nothing after that was as simple. I’m thrilled that I picked this book back up. It has become one of my favorites!!