Eddings, Mazey. A Brush With Love. St. Martin’s / Griffins. ISBN 978-1250805980 336 pp. $16.99
Obsessed with success, Harper, driven to be an oral surgeon, is surpassing all expectations at dental school–and vaulting all obstacles, including contending with rampant misogyny from patients and members of her co-hort. She yearns to do high end work for low-income patients, and needs a great internship placement. The last thing she needs is a distraction! Enter dental student Dan, who is nearly flunking out and enlists her help for studying and playdates. Their attraction is immediate and inevitable and Harper resists, for #Reasons. In typical romance fashion, they get together, break up and get back together when they finally decide to be real and take a risk with one another.
This novel has a great supporting cast of friends of both Dan and Harper, vivid but not gory medical details, and great conflicts. It came with trigger warnings.
Side note: their meet-cute (a literal crash together on the stairs) had me, as a manager, cringing, when heads were hit and no paperwork completed for the college’s risk and liability department.
I read an advance reader’s review copy of #aBrushWithLove from #NetGalley