Review of ‘Touch’ by Kris Bryant.

This is a romance between Physical therapist Hayley Sims and professional hockey player Elizabeth Stone. They first meet in Hayley’s practice, Stone in need of therapy as a result of an injury. There is some initial chemistry but Hayley has a fiancée and there’s the obvious doctor-patient relationship restriction. As time goes by their feelings start to run deeper, will they have their happily ever after?

‘Touch’ is written in first person in present tense, a style that might take some time to get used to. It’s only Hayley’s point of view so the reader doesn’t have the chance to get much into Stone’s headspace apart from a good deal of telling by the author. My main issue with this book is that some parts of the plot seem a bit rushed and others a bit unrealistic. These issues somehow stopped the natural flow of the story and weakened the main characters’ chemistry. It’s an ok read but I enjoyed Bryant’s book ‘Taste’ much more. 3 stars.

ARC provided by Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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