The Rebound Girl

The Rebound Girl

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by Tamara Morgan
     
 

Book one of Getting Physical

Plastic surgeon Whitney Vidra knows all about getting over a cheating ex. She followed her boyfriend halfway around the world before she found out about his infidelity. Now she's focusing on her career and her friends, and using men just for single-serving, no-strings fun. Until she meets charming Matt Fuller.

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Book one of Getting Physical

Plastic surgeon Whitney Vidra knows all about getting over a cheating ex. She followed her boyfriend halfway around the world before she found out about his infidelity. Now she's focusing on her career and her friends, and using men just for single-serving, no-strings fun. Until she meets charming Matt Fuller.

Newly single Matt is captivated by the vibrant Whitney, in every way the opposite of his cheating ex-wife. When he confesses to Whitney that he hasn't had sex since his divorce, she volunteers to be his rebound girl. But Matt's not a no-commitment kind of guy—he's either all in, or all out.

Whitney is determined to remain attachment-free, but Matt is equally determined to prove to her that what they have is more than just a rebound fling.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
In this first book in the Morgan’s “Getting Physical” series, the quaint town of Pleasant Park seems like the perfect place for big-city gal Whitney Vidra and her associates to set up a health spa—until she starts fooling around with kindergarten teacher Matt Fuller. One sweetheart of a guy, Matt still helps his ex-wife with the yard work and bill paying. When Whitney promises to be his rebound girl, she teaches him things that shock the moral code of the town and as a result gossip threatens her business. Mix in Matt’s suddenly ill ex-wife and ghosts from Whitney’s past with a deceitful ex-boyfriend and Whitney has more to lose than her career. The cost could be the love she thought she never deserved.

Verdict Morgan is a good storyteller. The steady development of these characters is natural and real. A top-rate romance novel that any library should be proud to circulate!—Christyna Hunter, Loudoun Cty. P.L., Lovettsville, VA
(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426895715
Publisher:
Carina Press
Publication date:
05/13/2013
Series:
Getting Physical , #1
Sold by:
HARLEQUIN
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
513,124
File size:
793 KB

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"Is this seat taken?"

Whitney Vidra looked up from her phone and stifled a sigh. The man approaching her in the poorly lit bar didn't have a popped collar or the scent of Axe Body Spray wafting around him, which counted as a few points in his favor, but that didn't mean she wanted his company.

Yes, she was dressed to the hilt in her favorite red dress. And yes, her hair looked fantastic, if she did say so herself. But it had taken all of five seconds to recognize this place for what it was—a backwater attempt at trend, and a fairly poor one at that, what with the middle-aged DJ encouraging them all to start grooving and the cheap black paint blistering on the walls. Her friend Kendra might be content to swap spit with one of the locals out on the parquet dance floor, but Whitney would rather reserve her saliva for digesting the stale bowl of pretzels on the bar.

"I'm not saving that particular stool for anyone, if that's what you're asking," she said, striving for a politely distant tone.

Taking it for an invitation, the man sat, holding up two fingers to the bartender—either a secret code or a macho attempt to order her a drink without asking first. She hated when guys didn't ask.

"Your friend's a really good dancer. You don't dance?"

Whitney switched off her phone and tucked it carefully in her purse before turning to face her accoster. Now that she was seeing the man head-on, she could tell she was going to have to take it a little easy on him. He wasn't bad looking—in fact, the hesitant smile and tousled sandy hair signaled nerd chic at its best, and there was a slight depression in his cheek that she thought might transform into a full-blown dimple if he tried. But the guy wore a corduroy jacket with elbow patches and drank something pink with little bits of fruit floating on the top.

He was obviously clueless.

"If you're asking can I dance, the answer is yes." Whitney took care not to provide any encouragement. "But I'm choosing not to at this particular moment."

She cast a glance over the dance floor, nodding when Kendra sent up a cheerful wave. Her best friend and business partner had insisted they go out tonight, an official commemoration of their first night as Pleasant Park residents. But although Kendra felt the permanence of their signatures on their new office building as a good thing, Whitney had never been nearer to breaking out in hives. There was so much finality in a ten-year lease.

"I'm a terrible dancer," the man offered.

"Imagine that," Whitney said dryly, taking in his crisp khakis at a glance. In her experience, men who ironed their pants and men with great moves—on the dance floor or off it—were mutually exclusive entities. "Next you'll be telling me you're a regular Don Juan."

"I like to do my part for womankind." He deflected her sarcasm with some of his own. "Your friend said you might want some company."

Aha. Things were beginning to make sense. "Let me guess—you're friends with the guy she's currently grinding against, aren't you?"

"He's my brother," the man corrected her, "not my friend. Well—I guess he's my friend too, since we're obviously out together tonight. But you know what I mean."

Meet the Author

 

Tamara Morgan is a contemporary romance author of humorous, heartfelt stories with flawed heroes and heroines designed to get your hackles up and make your heart melt. Her long-lived affinity for romance novels survived a B.A. degree in English Literature, after which time she discovered it was much more fun to create stories than analyze the life out of them.

Visit her online at www.tamaramorgan.com.

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The Rebound Girl 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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Good book love the characters great story
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While the books was pretty well-written, I didn't love it even though I wanted to. What held me back? Frankly, I couldn't stand the heroine. I really like a confident and bold lead, but Whitney just irritated me. The hero, Matt, really saved this story for me. Unfortunately, I don't think I'll keep up with this series.
AuthorKellyMoran More than 1 year ago
Plastic surgeon Whitney Vidra has sworn off commitment since she found her ex cheating on her after she followed him halfway around the world to do medical missionary work. All about the quick flings, she's stumped when recently divorced Matt Fuller wants her, but only with the strings. Unable to hide her interest, she seeks out to become his rebound girl, only to discover her feelings run deeper than superficial. Can she go all-in again and risk her heart for what could be the right man this time around? I loved the idea behind this story and the fact that the heroine was the alpha in this book. At times, Whitney could be too abrasive, and not just with the hero. The way she treated her friends, the town, and her internal thoughts towards her career could be off-putting at times. In saying that, I loved watching Matt soften her. Matt was lovable and addictive from the start. I also loved the setting, town, and secondary characters. The writing style was quick-witted and smooth. Plot and conflict were stable. I look forward to future works. Recommended.
HarlequinJunkie_ More than 1 year ago
The Rebound Girl is has a unique and fun plot that will keep you wondering what’s next. Plastic surgeon Whitney Vidra is new in town with her friends and business partners opening a spa that will include surgery for those that want to give their bodies a little boost. To celebrate their move and soon to be clinic Whitney and her friend Kendra are out at a bar. It has been six months now since Matt’s divorce, and his brother has convinced him to go out to a bar and try to date again. While Lincoln hooks up with Kendra on the dance floor, Matt has been asked to join Whitney at the bar. At first Whitney turns down Matt in every way  but after her friend and his brother leave together, Matt asks Whitney to get something to eat at a diner. While there is a connection between them, Whitney doesn’t believe Matt to be her type but she is willing to have a one-night stand with him. Something that Matt does not want and turns her down. The next day Whitney finds herself unable to put him out her mind and decides to go find him. As she arrives she notices that there are two single moms that are hitting on him and she is enjoying the show, until he motions for her help. As Matt and Whitney go out for coffee she learns that he just divorced and that he was cheated on. Something that she knows about and she suggest becoming his rebound girl. At first he does not agree, but since they cannot keep their distance from each other he decides to give it a shot. With the small town being so conservative and always keeping things behind close doors, Whitney’s actions may just ruin their plans for the clinic for they will may just do everything possible to keep her from opening their business there.But with Matt’s wife still being a very personal and close part of his life and Whitney’s ex coming into town, Matt and Whitney’s relationship will face some very tough decisions and obstacles before they realize what true love is. With a fun and hot romance and a new and different plot The Rebound Girl by Tamara Morgan has gotten me hooked. I can’t wait to read the next book in the Getting Physical series.