August 7, 2018 | Posted by Victoria in Book Reviews | 2 Comments

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication Date: August 14, 2018 by Forever Yours
Format: eARC
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4 Stars
Source: Publicist via Netgalley

Griffin Sullivan is handling the ultimate balancing act. Between being a single dad to an active six-year-old and the crazy demands of his job as a hockey coach, finding love is not in the cards. But when the team's goalie is rushed to the ER, he's immediately captivated by the gorgeous, sassy nurse on duty... who just happens to be the sister of one his players.

Sadie Braddock has always had a big, open heart and a bit of a wild side. But since her dad got sick, she's closed herself off to life and love. Relationships are way too complicated - and so is Griffin. He's also funny and tender and sexy as hell. How can something that feels so right come at the worst time ever? Then again, someone to lean on may be exactly what they each need - if they're only brave enough to take the risk.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

I read Victoria Denault’s Slammed a couple months ago, and fell in love with the characters and the Braddock family. I was so excited when I saw that When It’s Right was FINALLY coming out, and I requested an eARC as fast as I could.

Overall I enjoyed the newest addition to the San Francisco Thunder series. Initially I was a little disappointed, but I know it’s because I read a phenomenal book right before this, and When It’s Right wasn’t AS good. The more I read, the more I fell in love with the story and the characters.

“Nothing is promised to us forever. But we have to take it when we can get it. Even if we see the expiration date coming”

When It’s Right follows Sadie, one of the Braddock siblings, and Griffin Sullivan one of the Thunder’s coaches. The two meet when Eli is rushed too the emergency room and Sadie is working as a nurse. The two hit it off immediately, and make plans to go out together later that week.

I was a little confused while reading the first couple chapters, but that’s only because it’s been a while since I read Slammed and I couldn’t immediately remember all the characters, and what happened in the last book. Once I refreshed my memory, I flew through the book.

In this addition to the San Francisco Thunder series, the Braddock family is dealing with their father’s illness, which is getting worse. Since Sadie is a nurse, she’s basically been put in charge of holding the family up during this difficult time. She doesn’t mind being the pillar for her family, except that she has no one to hold her up and listen to her cry…until Griffin.

“My world is shattering, splintering, and people are just…continuing on.”

The family dynamics are FANTASTIC. It’s so easy to see how much the Braddock family cares for one another. They’re going through a difficult time, and have so many sad moments together, but they also lift each other up and support each other whenever necessary. I absolutely LOVE Sadie and her sister’s relationship. It feels like such an authentic representation, and I love how the rest of the family makes fun of them and calls them a sorority.

My one complaint is that the infatuation between Sadie and Griffin happened a little too quickly for me. They immediately were infatuated with each other and talked about how ~real~ their connection felt. Once their relationship was more established though, I couldn’t stop cheering for them. I also liked that there was some angsty moments, since both characters are dealing with huge issues that threaten to keep them apart.

Overall, this was a great addition to the series, and I cannot wait to read Winnie’s story!

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    • Oh man you’re right about Winnie’s story. I’m going to have to emotionally prepare myself for reading that! I’m glad you love these characters and their stories as well!

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