The Perfect Fit (a Riley O'Brien & Co. novella)

The Perfect Fit (a Riley O'Brien & Co. novella)

by Jenna Sutton

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Overview

What happens when an optimistic, young veterinarian and a battle-scarred Army veteran end up as roommates?

Zeke May has spent the past two years recovering from an IED attack and trying to adjust to life as a civilian. The veteran hiring program at denim empire Riley O'Brien & Co. offers a new beginning. The only problem is the high cost of housing in San Francisco, and Margo Lange could be the perfect solution.

Now that Margo has completed veterinary school, she's ready to fulfill her dream of living in the Bay Area. Unfortunately, she's drowning in student loan debt and the only places she can afford are dumps. Luckily, one of her uncle's Army buddies needs a roommate.

Although Zeke's place is a perfect fit for Margo's budget, he is not what she expects. He's much younger than her uncle, and he's melt-your-panties hot. She doesn't want to fall for him, but it doesn't take her long to realize that Zeke is the perfect fit for her, regardless of their age gap. Too bad he's so obviously still in love with his ex-wife...

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158003400
Publisher: Jenna Sutton
Publication date: 04/05/2016
Series: Riley O'Brien & Co. , #5
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 254,196
File size: 450 KB

About the Author

Jenna Sutton is a former award-winning journalist who traded fact for fiction when she began writing novels. Surprisingly, the research she conducted for her articles provided a lot of inspiration for her books. Jenna is the author of the Riley O’Brien & Co. romances including All the Right Places and Coming Apart at the Seams. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Texas Christian University and a Master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from Northwestern University. Jenna and her husband live in Texas in a 105-year-old house affectionately known as “The Money Pit”. You can find out more about her and her books by visiting www.jennasutton.com.

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The Perfect Fit (a Riley O'Brien & Co. novella) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anlenhart1 More than 1 year ago
Wow, I can't say enough positive things about this novella! I loved it! The story opens with newly graduated veterinarian Margo moving to San Francisco and being unable to find a place to live. She is desperate and when her uncle suggest she rent a room from his war buddy she reluctantly investigates. She meets Zeke and is amazed to learn that his only a few years older than her and very attractive. Zeke suffers from PTSD and has an amputated leg, but lives a full life working as a supply coordinator at Riley O'Brien & Company. A beautiful friendship is born and a relationship evolves naturally. I loved everything about this book and my only complaint is that it wasn't longer. I am looking forward to the next book in the series! I was given a free copy for an honest review.
Cynthia181 More than 1 year ago
Beautiful This was such a great story. Margo moved from New York to San Francisco after finishing Vet school and was looking for housing. Her uncle hooked her up with an old Army buddy. Zack had lost part of his leg in an IED explosion. He needed help help with the rent. Little did they both know what would happen thanks to her rescue dog Roby.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this story.
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
Margo Lange is a veterinarian and has just relocated from New York to San Francisco. After no luck in finding a reasonable apartment, she takes up her uncle’s recommendation on an old Army buddy who needs a roommate. After being struck by an IUD, Zeke May’s was drastically changed. Now finally living his life again, he finds he needs a roommate. When he agrees to meeting his friend’s niece, he certainly wasn’t expecting Margo. This was sweet contemporary about building, or rebuilding in Zeke’s case, a life and going for what you want. Not much drama and a quick read. I recommend. **I received an advanced copy of this story from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
BooksAndSpoons More than 1 year ago
Zeke and Margo's story are delightful, with a sort of innocence, joy, and lightness in it, that made me smile, a true feel good story with great characters. It is a novella, but it has enough of a storyline, enough depth to it, to take the hold of your mind, and keep it fascinated through the tale. The chemistry, connection, and then attraction between Zeke and Margo is adorable. From the first moment, they work together, and work well as a team. They care for each other, look out for each other, and comfort each other, when life gets to be too much. Zeke's veteran character is well built, with respect and honor, with realities and hardship, yet without excess angst or drama. He is very gentle and lovable soul. Margo is refreshing, her cheerful disposition is catchy. She cares for all creatures, has a heart of gold, and is desperately attracted to her roommate. I enjoyed the story, I think there could have been enough material for a full length novel, but the author had gotten surprisingly much depth and storyline into a novella length tale. I didn't feel like anything was missing, and I felt I got to know the characters well, even the timeline was long enough to establish the relationship Zeke and Margo had between them. Alluring, captivating, humorous, and luscious story, with likable characters living interesting times of change in their lives ~ Four Spoons
Nicolerko More than 1 year ago
It's a nice fast read. Margo is looking for a fresh start and she becomes roommates with Zeke. Zeke is dealing with the aftermath of his injury he suffered overseas. You can get a sense of comradery between them. They build a nice friendship, but the sparks of attraction ignite. Zeke believes he isn't the right fit for Margo, but she's willing to show what a perfect fit they are.
JensReadingObsession More than 1 year ago
Although set in the Riley O'Brien series, it can be read as a standalone. Both Zeke and Margo are likeable characters with good chemistry between them. Margo is Zeke's personal ray of sunshine. Even though there is an 11 year age difference between them, they get along so well, that I totally forgot about it as I read the story. I loved that their roles were reversed and that even though Zeke is a sexy ex-military man, his only experience has been with his ex-wife, and that sweet Margo has a few things she can teach him. Great short romance with tender, sexy and emotional moments - perfect for a quick afternoon or evening read. 4.5 stars I received an ARC via NetGalley for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review, all conclusions are my own.
LynnB888 More than 1 year ago
A story of hope, destiny and the road to redemption! Occasionally a couple comes along that seeps their way into your heart immediately, and this was definitely ones of those for me. I loved their connection, and was pulling for them to get together from the very first chapter. Margo Lange is finally realizing her dream of living in San Francisco, but she is drowning in debt from her newly finished veterinarian training and can't afford anything but a dump of an apartment. Luckily her uncle comes through for her with an old Army buddy that is looking for a roommate in a nice neighborhood. Zeke May was a career Army guy until he was injured by an IED 2 years ago. Now thanks to a vet hiring program at Riley O'Brien & Co, he's found a job that he really enjoys for his civilian life. He's not what Margo was expecting. She was expecting much older and way less hot. Not that she's complaining! She could definitely see herself enjoying getting her hands on that sexy body ... if only there wasn't an ex-wife in the picture.
NicoleUlery More than 1 year ago
This was a fun, steamy read. Zeke is an wounded veteran in need of a roommate. He takes in a friend's niece and finds her charming. Margo is a veterinarian who has always wanted to live in San Francisco, so she's found a job, just needs a place to live. She's instantly attracted and intrigued by her roommate. She has the charm to brighten his day. The two are quite darling together. Zeke finds joy in things like her laughter and the routine they fall into. There is a decent story here, and it was a good read, I just found that I wanted more depth to get to know the characters and see more of their connection. It's hard to cram everything necessary into a novella, and the time jumping to show so much of their relationship left out some of the more intimate details that we would have gotten from a full novel. I would definitely love to read other books in this series. I found the author's style easy to read and enjoyable. I received a copy of this story via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Lelim0612 More than 1 year ago
First, I need to say one thing: WOW!!! I LOVED this book. The first thing that drew me to this book was the cover. When I saw it the first time, I had to read the blurb. Now the blurb made me want to read it all the more. I love a good book about the heroes of this country, whether they be military, fire, police, they are all HEROES in my book. I fell in love with Zeke, the hero in this book. He is a hero that served in both Iraq and Afghanistan, losing part of his leg in an IED during his last tour of duty. Since leaving the military, he has become a somber man, suffering from PTSD. In walks Margo, niece of one of his old army buddies. She has just moved to San Francisco for a new job as a veterinarian and is looking for a place to live. Her uncle puts her in touch with Zeke. When she first meets Zeke, she is surprised how young he is, and definitely HOT!! Down girl, he is going to be your roommate. Zeke and Margo instantly hit it off, he realizes he is telling Margo things that he has never told anyone else. But, he is to old and jaded for her. Or so he thinks… This is a wonderful story of friendship developing into caring, and then into love. Margo proves Zeke wrong on so many of his beliefs. I love how this story is told. It shows some of the things that our heroes return with mentally and physically. Ms. Sutton did a phenomenal job writing this wonderful book. I had not previously read any of her book. I fully intend to change that in the future. I have definitely found another author to love. Now, I want to thank NetGalley for listing this book on their site and introducing me to this stupendous author. I especially want to thank Patchwork Press – Cooperative for approving my request to read and review this wonderful book. Most importantly, I need to thank Jenna Sutton for writing this magnificent book and giving my index finger more of a trigger finger, when it starts hitting One-Click button again. You really need to exercise your index finger on this book as well. Do it now while you are thinking about it. Thank you for reading my review.