Can't Fight the Feeling

Can't Fight the Feeling

by Sandy James

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ISBN-13: 9781455595648
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 05/08/2018
Series: Nashville Dreams , #3
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 251,551
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Sandy lives in a quiet suburb of Indianapolis and is a high school psychology teacher. She owns a small stable of harness racehorses and enjoys spending time at Hoosier Park racetrack. She has been an Amazon #1 Bestseller multiple times and has won numerous awards including two HOLT Medallions.
Please visit her website at for more information or find her on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest as "sandyjamesbooks."

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Can't Fight the Feeling 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
LynnB888 More than 1 year ago
4 1/2 STARS! Feisty attitude, kind souls and feel-good moments! With the third book in her Nashville Dreams series, Sandy James brings us the story of the tough guy of the bunch, Russ. We've enjoyed the stories of his partners Brad & Ethan previously, so we're already familiar with their bar Words and Music. It's fun to reconnect with the previous couples and see where they are now, and there's just something about Brad that made him my favorite one of all! Really enjoyed this story! Bad boy Russell Green just might have met his match! Russ has been living the good life. Pro football for awhile, now rubbing elbows with Nashville's elite while flitting from one gorgeous woman to the next. He should be riding high, but lately it's been noticeable to his friends and business partners that something is going on with him. He might be holding it close to his chest right now, but eventually he's going to have to confide in someone! Nurse Joslynn Wright isn't expecting to fall for a guy coming through her ER, but Russ is kind of hard to resist when he smiles and looks at her with those eyes. She's enjoying living the best life that she can now that she's past the pain and drama of her childhood fight with leukemia. These days she's living healthy and enjoying life for all it's worth ... and she sees a kindred spirit in Russ that could use some relaxation in his life!
belllla More than 1 year ago
This is the first book from the series and I didn't read the previous so all the characters were new to me but you could read it as a standalone. In this one nurse, Joslyn and bouncer Russ fell first in lust and also in love. Joslyn is from young age alone in everything and is hard for her to let control to another person. Russ is also struggling because his family is facing Alzheimer and he could have the gene and is freaking him out. So they both have a reason not to get deeply involved in each other but the heart wants what it wants and that is love despite the obstacles. Would love be strong enough? The story is emotionally, both Russ and Joslyn and is understandable that under that circumstances person develope a coping mechanism. Both Russ and Joslyn were a great developed person but I couldn't relate to them really, Joslyn was for me to sterile from the start love had made her soft toward the end. And Russ has also found a stupid way dealing his trouble and ignoring the big elephant in the room. Together they worked as a couple and chemistry was there. I volunteered to review an ARC of this book for Netgelly.
Mandi_atc More than 1 year ago
They say don't judge a book by the cover, well that's the case for this book. I assumed based on the cover this would be the typical musician story. It was't. This is the 3rd book in the Nashville Dreams series. You don't have to have read the previous two books to enjoy this one. But it might make certain conversations and scenes make more sense. I found it difficult to review this book. There were things I really liked, but things I really didn't. Both Russ and Joslynn were leary of relationships, so even though they were interested in each other they didn;t jump into bed. I was happy that they didn't spend half the book dancing around each other before they got together. Joslynn was more resistant to relationships and love. She protested Russ' love but it didn't drag out for several chapters. They had ups and downs but for the most part this book was pretty much a nice relaxing read. The parts that did cause some anxiety were somewhat predictable though. But the problems they faced were real problems, not blown out of proportion miscommunications. While I don't think I am going to read the first two books in this series, I did enjoy this book and would recommend this book.
TerryL56 More than 1 year ago
Russ co-owns Words and Music with Brad and Ethan ... and lately he's been helping the bouncers at the club, looking for a fight with anyone. He can't contain his emotions because he's scared to death that he will end up like his father ... battling Alzheimers. Joslynn had leukemia when she was 10 and beat it! Now she's a Nurse Practitioner so she can help as many people as possible. Neither Russ or Joslynn are looking for a relationship, but that doesn't stop the chemistry between them. This book deals with sensitive health issues and Ms. James does a really good job of explaining everything. My heart went out to Joslynn as a young girl battling leukemia on her own, with her father out of the picture and her mother letting her make her own decisions. She had to grow up strong ... she didn't have a choice. I loved how Russ just wanted to make his mother's life easier and helped look after his father as much as he could. This book will make you laugh, cry and everything in between. Make sure you have a box of tissue handy. I received an ARC courtesy of Forever (Grand Central Publishing) through NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
This is a highly emotional story about two people dealing with devastating illnesses that affect every aspect of their lives. Russ is coming to terms with his father's diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer's and wondering if this debilitating disease will affect him as well. Josie dealt with childhood leukemia and lives in constant fear of a re-occurrence of the disease. They both try to keep people at arms length to prevent causing anyone pain but sometimes the heart needs to feel regardless of what the mind is telling it. Perhaps that's what draws these two lost souls to each other. If they will only give love a chance they may have a shot at happiness. I highly recommend this one but bring a tissue or two!
caroldh4 More than 1 year ago
Can’t Fight the Feeling is book three in the Nashville Dreams series by Sandy James. In this book you are going to meet the third partner of the three men that own Words and Music, a Nashville bar that features up and coming artists. Russ Green owns Words and Music along with his partners and best friends, Brad and Ethan. He has watched his friends fall in love recently with two wonderful women. Even though Russ’s own parents and grandparents had that same kind of forever love, he knows it can’t be him. He is watching his Dad who is only in his late fifties, go down hill every day with early onset Alzheimer’s. His mom insists on taking care of him herself and the stress it has put on her is overpowering. Russ has always had anger issues. In his days as a football player, it was easy to take out his frustrations on the field. Now it is just bottling up inside of him. He is going into work, even on his days off, and helping the bouncers. He can take his frustrations out on the rowdy drunks that need to get thrown out. Such is how Russ ended up in the emergency room on that night. He got hit in the head with a beer bottle and needed stitches. Much to his surprise, Josie, whom he had met at Brad’s wedding, was his Nurse Practioner. There was something about her that made him want to forget about what he might inherit from his father, the ticking time bomb that might be inside of him. Joslynn Wright prides herself on being an independent woman. Jos or Josie as Russ calls her, had cancer as a child. Her father abandoned them, not wanting a sick child. Her mother, busy constantly with trying to make a living, left her pretty much on her own. So an eleven year old little girl had to face cancer and chemo all on her own. Jos doesn’t believe in love. How could she? So she has casual hook ups. She only gave her heart once only to have it broken. Never again. She works hard at being healthy, she eats right, runs and does yoga. And she works long shifts at the Hospital. She definitely remembers meeting Russ previously and can’t deny being pleased that their paths crossed again. She feels a strong attraction to him, stronger than anyone else previously. And maybe she can help him with his anger issues, controlling his stress. “I don’t belong to anyone.” “Can I ask you something? Would it really be so bad to belong to Russ? I mean…you like the guy. He obviously likes you. You’re dating. Doesn’t that mean you belong to each other?” Jos and Russ begin to date more or less. Even the word dating sends Jos into a panic. Russ has decided that Jos is worth the risk, even with the genes he might be carrying. But he knows that he will have to be very patient with this woman. Jos becomes involved with Russ’s parents, helping them to deal with their issues as well. She also gets Russ running with her. They slowly become closer and trust begins to build. But right when Jos just might be ready to take down those final walls she has kept around her heart, everything falls apart. Okay, first, I love that this book dealt with not one but two serious illnesses. Russs’s parents broke my heart with what they were going through and Ioved that Jos jumped right in to help them. Of the three books in this series, though, I have to admit that this couple was my least favorite. I just didn’t feel it the way I did in the other books. Jos was so over the top independent, with good cause, but I just had trouble warming up to h