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The Rebound Girl

(Getting Physical #1)

3.55  ·  Rating details ·  231 ratings  ·  52 reviews
Plastic surgeon Whitney Vidra knows all about getting over a cheating ex. She followed her boyfriend halfway around the world before she found out about his infidelity. Now she's focusing on her career and her friends, and using men just for single-serving, no-strings fun. Until she meets charming Matt Fuller.

Newly single Matt is captivated by the vibrant Whitney, in every
ebook, 236 pages
Published May 13th 2013 by Carina Press
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Mar 05, 2013 rated it it was ok
Originally posted at Romance Around the Corner

Source: A review copy was provided by the publisher through NetGalley.

My relationship with this book is a bit complicated. On one hand, it gave me an early rush of book joy and left me with plenty of food for thought, but on the other hand, I hated most of it. And this review is hard to write, because I want to highlight the complex good, yet I’m afraid that the simple bad will ultimately outweigh it. But although I’m not sure if it’s a book worth re
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Slick‘s review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

Review copy provided for an honest review.

5 Stars

One thing I always know when I pick up a book by Tamara Morgan is that I’m likely to fall in love with at least one of her characters. She has a knack for writing believable characters that despite their flaws are endearing and witty. She’s proven me right once again, in The Rebound Girl. Our heroine, Whitney is a doctor but she is snarky and rowdy which of course makes me a kindred spirit. Our
May 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013-read
Loved this spicy contemporary, but I will say it may not be for everyone. Whitney is very a very independent heroine. It was almost as if Ms. Morgan took all the alpha heroes I love and turned them into this one snarky woman. I'm embarrassed to admit how readily I identified with this sometimes difficult to like heroine.

And Matt...Oh Matt. Matt is one beautiful beta man. Don't get me wrong, he's not the least bit weak or wussy. He's just a guy who knows who and what he is, embraces his place in
Jul 07, 2015 rated it it was ok
H is worse than a beta he's a wimp, he deserves to get back with his manipulative ex and get her mono!! The book also needs about 40 pages less, some stuff was repetitive. The h was okay, but sometimes when in bitch mode she was scary...or crazy. Whatever, I just wanna forget I read this book.
Apr 14, 2013 rated it did not like it

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the “Cliff Notes” version of my review

Dear Ms. Morgan:

I did not like this book.

For starters the heroine, Whitney Vidra, is a nasty piece of work: self-absorbed, manipulative, bitchy, and oh so superior to all the lesser beings around her. I endured page after page of her being a she-dick, waiting in vain for her to be redeemed. The hero, Matt Fuller, is a nice enough guy although he’s a bit on the dull side and not like an
Apr 05, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary, romance
Super sweet kindergarten teacher hero and bold, brash and cynical plastic surgeon heroine--this is an opposites attract + gender-role reversal love story, and it works. If The Rebound Girl were comprised entirely of scenes of Matt/Whitney interacting and falling in love, I would have easily rated this book a 4 or even 5 stars, but the plot. Good god, the plot.

Whitney--along with her friends Kendra and John--has moved to Pleasant Park to open a medical spa.
Twelve years ago, Whitney, a student n
Heidi Hart
It's a good thing I read book two of this series, The Derby Girl, before reading this, because if I'd read this first I would have given up on the series and The Derby Girl is delicious and fun in a way that The Rebound Girl totally isn't. I disliked Whitney, the heroine of this book, more than any character I've read in a long time. She's shallow, abrasive, insensitive, judgmental, emotionally-stunted, bossy, bratty, and cruel. That's actually integral to the plot: she's setting up a medical sp ...more
Jan 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

I really enjoyed this book.

There was a bit of a gender role reversal where the girl is the one who comes on strong and it's the guy who wants to take things slow.

Whitney and Matt are two deeply flawed characters and I thought Morgan did a fantastic job of walking that line where you feel compassion for, rather than irritation with Whitney and Matt's actions. I wanted to shake them both at times but I got where they were coming from and still rooted for their HEA.

Matt is totally my kind
May 02, 2013 rated it did not like it
I love Tamara Morgan's humor and light romances... and this book I was forced to DNF (did not finish) because it is seriously just too awful to read for me.

The mental image it painted was a really large butted plastic surgeon who is bossy and overly confident that likes to find small, weak, gentle men and prey on them. Dragging them around by the ear and screaming at them to do her bidding.

I'm guessing the book doesn't go quite that far - but I wouldn't be surprised. When the heroine shows up
Jul 19, 2013 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
30 December 2014: $2.99 on Kindle
Kim Reads (Read Your Writes Book Reviews)
Reviewed by Gemini

The Rebound Girl is the first book that I have read by Tamara Morgan. It is fun, witty, and extremely hot. Whitney Vidra is a plastic surgeon with commitment issues who meets an overly nice and recently divorced kindergarten teacher named Matt Fuller while they were both playing wingmen. On the surface, they seem so different that they can’t possibly be right for each other. Whitney is loud, inappropriate, and flashy while Matt is mild-mannered, politically correct, and wears c
Jul 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Highly enjoyable. I particularly appreciated that the heroine is given space to be a jerk and the hero is forced to come to the realization that his saintly forgivingness is maybe not the best for he himself emotionally. I also enjoyed the fact that it was not all about finding forgiveness for those who have wronged us - (view spoiler) ...more
Jun 06, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance-novels
It turns out the Beta-hero trope is not for me.
May 23, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: morgan, cont, doctor
Whitney and Matt
Nice Guys Can Get the Girl
Plastic surgeon Whitney Vidra is living her dream. Unfortunately for the city girl, that dream has landed her in the ultra-conservative town of Pleasant Park, PA, where her and her two best friends are starting up their own all-purpose medical spa. With no nightlife to speak of and locals who could sweat disapproval and disdain...if they sweat at all, Whitney is feeling a little hemmed in by the very opportunity she and her friends have been scrimping and saving for ove
I loved this book from page one! No two ways about it! If you love non-conforming and out of the box contemporary romances, this is the one for you. I adore Tamara Morgan's voice in this book and her ability to break the (sexual) tension at the most unexpected moments with witty oneliners that make you either smile serenely or snort out loud!

Though the author told me Whitney would be a tough heroine to swallow and I know some readers will agree with that, I don't. I loved Whitney because underne
Stephanie Collins
May 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
I struggled with how to rank this one. I loved it but there was one thing keeping it from a 5 star for me - the heroine. I liked her but she was just so hard to get close to for both the reader and her adorable hero.

Whitney is used to getting her own way and will let nothing sidetrack her from her goals of opening a medical spa with her friends. She's also very open when it comes to sex but is not willing to even consider that there might just be a relationship and love out there for her. She's
May 30, 2013 rated it liked it
***3.5 out of 5 stars***

I was lucky enough to get a review copy of The Rebound Girl from NetGalley thanks to the publisher.

I loved both Whitney and Matt from the very beginning. They had awesome chemistry and even with their differences they worked as a couple for me. I also loved Whitney’s partners in her medical spa Kendra and John. Both Whitney and Matt have had someone cheat on them in the past, Whitney’s ex-boyfriend Jared and Matt’s ex-wife Laura. Whitney has maintained only no-strings at
Julie Joyce
Oct 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I love funny books, but it's not often I find one that makes me laugh out loud all the way through. This was one of those books. And Whitney was one of those characters who delivers every punchline flawlessly. 'Life with Whitney was ass-hugging jeans and laughter. It was stolen kisses and rushed orgasms. It was yelling and arguing and a constant battle of wills. Life with Whitney was exhilarating.' True that. She's the only woman I know who could get banned from a golf store for gettin' freaky i ...more
Jan 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Years ago, Whitney put her life on hold to help her man follow his dreams. Now, Whitney has learned to put herself first. While opening an office in a new town, she meets mild mannered kindergarten teacher Matt and knows right away that he needs her brand of help with getting over his failed marriage. She’ll be his rebound girl, just fun sexy times until he’s ready to get back into the dating game. No commitments and no dates. It’s not long before emotions start to invade their strictly physical ...more
Anne Dirty Girls' Good Books
I laughed out loud so many times reading this! Not just smiled, but laughed. I woke my husband up once laughing as I read far too late into the night to finish this story.

Matt and Whitney had very similar relationship histories, but chose to deal with them in very different ways. It was an interesting contrast! I started out thinking that her way was the right way and he was a huge pushover. As the story progressed I could see that they both had issues they were still struggling with, and their
Hsiau Wei
May 24, 2013 rated it liked it
The story tell the story of Whitney, who met Matt at a local pub where she is about to open a medical spa with her friends; Kendra and John. During the meet up, Whitney get to know that Matt is newly divorced from his wife and is trying hard to let go of his marriage. Knowing the heartbreak that Matt is experiencing, Whitney is convince that all Matt needs is a rebound and she offers herself with no string attached. Matt is fascinated with Whitney’s personality; aggressive and independent, every ...more
Jul 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Whitney Vidra is a a great contemporary heroine, smart, capable and confident. Sometimes overconfident, as she finds herself when she overestimates the welcome of her new medical spa in a provincial small town. But she underestimates her attraction to Matt Fuller, a recent divorcee who blossoms into a wonderfully strong beta hero over the course of the story.

Matt and Whitney both have past relationships that ended painfully...and which stubbornly refuse to stay in the past. Seriously, it's like
Ana Quiambao
Apr 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
A typical story of two persons moving on with their lives from a heart-breaking past and found each other. It's easy to find out where the story is going with the two main characters. But what made me continue reading is the chemistry of the two characters. Matt and Whitney are two persons you shouldn't put together, but with the story and set up, the author had successfully created a very adorable love team. Though adorable should be the last word that should describe them, I can't help myself. ...more
Kelly Moran
Jun 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: my-reviews
Plastic surgeon Whitney Vidra has sworn off commitment since she found her ex cheating on her after she followed him halfway around the world to do medical missionary work. All about the quick flings, she's stumped when recently divorced Matt Fuller wants her, but only with the strings. Unable to hide her interest, she seeks out to become his rebound girl, only to discover her feelings run deeper than superficial. Can she go all-in again and risk her heart for what could be the right man this ti ...more
Jacqueline's Reads
May 28, 2013 marked it as considering
Shelves: arc
Looks adorable!

Plastic surgeon Whitney Vidra knows all about getting over a cheating ex. She followed her boyfriend halfway around the world before she found out about his infidelity. Now she's focusing on her career and her friends, and using men just for single-serving, no-strings fun. Until she meets charming Matt Fuller.

Newly single Matt is captivated by the vibrant Whitney, in every way the opposite of his cheating ex-wife. When he confesses to Whitney that he hasn't had sex since his divo
Jun 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
The Rebound Girl by Tamara Morgan is has a unique and fun plot that will keep you wondering what’s next.

Plastic surgeon Whitney Vidra is new in town with her friends and business partners opening a spa that will include surgery for those that want to give their bodies a little boost. To celebrate their move and soon to be clinic Whitney and her friend Kendra are out at a bar.

It has been six months now since Matt’s divorce, and his brother has convinced him to go out to a bar and try to date agai
Okay, so I mostly liked this, with a couple of caveats:

1) I didn't have a problem with Whitney being "difficult" in this book. I actually read it as assertive and that was fine.
2) Her business partners/friends and her mom bringing her ex back into the picture to help save the, I get it from a practical standpoint, but it WAS a personal betrayal. At the very least, she should have been warned he was coming.
3) The stuff with Matt's ex-wife was just whatever. Like, was he being a pu
Sep 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
Having read some of the reviews I was half expecting to really dislike Whitney. But I did not. I didn't find her as off putting as some. Yes, I agree she was snarky and most definitely spoke her mind, but in a lot of instances what she said needed to be said.
In the same token, I didn't think Matt was as weak-willed as some suggested either. He was a man who stuck to his convictions and always tried to do the right thing.
If there was any character I disliked it was Matt's ex wife. Using the fact
Oct 01, 2013 rated it liked it
Me encanta la historia. Witney tiene una personalidad arrolladora pero es solo una forma de esconder el hecho de que no ha podido superar la ruptura con su ex- Es interesante cómo reencontrarse con su ex le ayuda a poner paz en el asunto y "seguir adelante con su vida". Pero Matt, aún después de haberse divorciado sigue haciéndole favores domésticos a su ex. Es medio tonto, pero hay tipos así de inocentes. Lo bueno es que todos tenemos la posibilidad de CRECER!!!! y de aprender a dejar ir a la g ...more
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Tamara Morgan is a contemporary comedy romance author. Ninety-nine percent of her information comes from television, movies, books, and all other pop culture activities that limit the amount of time she has to spend in polite company.

Her long-lived affinity for romance novels survived a B.A. degree in English Literature, after which time she discovered it was much more fun to create stories than a

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