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Finding the Right Girl (Can't Resist #4)

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"One of the best romances I’ve read this year!" --NYT Bestselling Author J.S. Scott

The standalone follow-up to the serial trilogy that began the acclaimed New York Times & USA Today bestselling CAN'T RESIST series

Brian Sullivan has been in love twice in his lifetime. He lost his first love to early-onset Huntington’s, and he lost the other more recently…to his brother.
Paperback, 228 pages
Published October 30th 2013 by Violet Duke (first published October 28th 2013)
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This was another great book by Violet. If you have read the first book Nice Girl to Love you got to meet and fall in love with Brian and were left with wanting more of him. Well now you get your chance! This book is all about Brian trying to find love and move on after loosing his wife. Brian decides that maybe he should start having some flings and experience the dating scene when he meets Tessa. On the surface Tessa is not Brian’s type at all and actually annoys him at first but as he gets to ...more
In Finding The Right Girl by Violet Duke, Brain is about to give up on being in love again. Having time limited flings with women seemed to work for his brother Connor before he and Abby fell for each other - so why wouldn't Brian give it a try?

When Brian meets up again with Tess, who he met at his brother's wedding, there is definitnely a chemistry between them. The attraction is mutual...but neither is looking for a relationship. When they decide to have a fling, making it all about sex, they
Jan 30, 2014 Chanel rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: those that read the Nice Guy Series
I am thankful the author did a Spin-Off to the Nice Guy Series, as Brian deserved another chance at love. Plus, it was nice to read about Abby, Connor, and Skylar again.
Tessa and Brian are a great couple and this was a moving story. Ms. Duke does well with writing about a very sensitive subject, as H.D. is serious. She adds a whole new depth to this romance, and makes it extremely realistic. It was so important to tell the story of Tessa's youth and her relationships with her mom, dad, and lovin
I really enjoyed this book, it was sweet yet heartbreaking and oh so hopeful! I haven't read any other books from Violet, this is my first. I will say I felt like I was missing information and it was frustrating knowing there are other books before this serries relating to this series and I haven't read them. I kept reading though completely hooked after the first chapter, Brian sounded super sweet and hot! I enjoyed Tessa very much and her struggle to breakout of what to her is the unfortunate ...more
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ARC Was Given to Blog for Honest Review

When I first read the excerpt of this book, I thought this would be a cute, fun carefree romance/comedy type book. WOW!!! Was I WRONG!!!! I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again. This time actually listen to myself. NEVER! EVER! Assume.

This book far surpassed my expectations. What an amazing, emotional, deeply connected love story this is. It is full of family, love, hope, optimism and important life lessons. Finding The Right Girl had me completely cap
4.5 Stars
This is Brian and Tessa’s story.

Finding the Right Girl is my first book by Violet Duke and I am hooked.

Brian is the amazing single father, gorgeous as hell, (hidden) Alpha male. He has this attraction that he can’t explain, but wants to explore. His heart is set on Tessa!

Tessa is a twenty something dynamo! She excels in everything from writing to catering and truly is amazing. She gives her heart to all of her projects- as she does to her friends. She lost her sister and father to Hunti
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I was given this book as an ARC for an honest review.
I gave this book 5 stars.

This is Brian and Tessa's story.

This is a spin off from the series A nice guy to love

Although it is suggested that you read the books before this, it is not required. It can be read as a standalone. I do believe that I enjoyed it that much more though because I had read the other books.

This is a hard review to do without giving too much away but I am going to do my best.
Brian is a man who has lost too much in his
Does true love only come once in a lifetime? How can you do everything right and still end up with a death sentence? Do you run and hide or do you love life to the fullest?

Brian Sullivan has done everything right. He was the rock his wife Beth needed when she was diagnosed with Huntington's Disease (HD). He stood by her even when she did not remember who he was. He is now the sole caregiver for his daughter Skylar and she is showing signs of having the horrible disease his wife fought for years.
Let me begin by saying that I was on Team Connor while reading the "Nice Girl to Love" trilogy and, yes, I still am on Team Connor BUT Brian Sullivan has made me a believer in the existence of nice guys having it all in a book (because the trend does have a lot of bad boys getting it all).

"Finding the Right Girl" is a spin-off of the popular and well-loved series and it has the poster boy for nice guys, Brian, saving kooky but lovable Tessa Daniels, who he initially met face-to-face in the epilo
The Nauti Vixen
Title: Finding The Right Girl

Series: A Nice Guy to Love Spin-off

Author: Violet Duke

Rating: A

Brian Sullivan has been in love twice in his lifetime. He lost his first love to early-onset Huntington's, and he lost the other more his brother. And somehow, his heart has managed to heal itself after both. Amazingly, without therapy. That doesn't mean Brian hasn't gotten more wary along the way, however. In fact, he's been thinking lately that maybe his brother's now retired nothing-but-f
Jen Turner
I received an ARC for an honest review.

I had read the Nice Guy To Love trilogy and LOVED them all so I was eager to read this book and to see Brian get his HEA. You would not believe how EXCITED I was to finally get this book!

I was Team Connor in the first three books and I was pleased that the spin off gave us a little insight into Connor and Abby's lives now. I loved Brian in this book, he definitely has a whole lot more of SEXY ALPHA MALE going on this time and had some DELICIOUSLY HOT momen
Brian went through a horrible traumatic heartbreaking loss of his wife. With just getting over the fact that the next person he wanted to be with after getting over this loss picked his brother over him, he finds he is always the nice guy. He is thinking that maybe he should take on his brother’s old motto, an affair a month.

Tessa would be Brian’s polar opposite. She dresses is crazy fashio, does whatever she feels at any given moment and isn't shy about saying what she thinks. She is what some
Christine Lacombe
I already loved the first 3 books in this series. This is Brian's story with Tessa. As much as I loved Abby's story with Connor, I think this has become my favorite one out of the four. This was such an emotional story, dealing with the possibility of Skylar having HD, watching how they all handle the situation. I loved watching Brian and Tessa's story unfold along with all of those very hot sex scenes. Brian so deserves some happiness in his life and so does Tessa. There were times while readin ...more
Brian----Can he be real, please!

What can I say about this book! Brian is one of the greatest men I have had the chance to read about.....he lets nothing get in the way of what he wants and he never gives up. I think it is great that he has a fling with someone who actually understands all the challenges in life he has had to deal with and can relate. He lost his wife to HD and his daughter may have to gene. The fling girl has lost her sister and father both to HD. She makes him laugh and the att
Danielle Annett
Finding the Right Girl by Violet Duke is yet another epic book written by one of the most talented romance authors I have had the pleasure of reading. Finding the Right Girl is a spin off to Violet's Nice Girl to Love series and reading Brian and Tessa's story was even better than I could have imagined. I fell in love with Brian back in book 2 of the Nice Girl series, and fell in love with him all over again in Finding the Right Girl. This poor guy just seems unable to catch a break in life and ...more
Brian Sullivan has been in love twice in his lifetime. He lost his first love to early-onset Huntington’s, and he lost the other more recently…to his brother. And somehow, his heart has managed to heal itself after both. Amazingly, without therapy. That doesn’t mean Brian hasn’t gotten more wary along the way, however. In fact, he’s been thinking lately that maybe his brother’s now retired nothing-but-flings rule isn’t such a bad idea. Unfortunately, being the nice guy poster boy and all, he isn ...more
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Reviewer: Angie - Magic Within The Pages
Rating: 5 Stars

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVED this love story and am giving it 5 BIG, BRIGHT stars! If you root for the nice (but totally HOT) guy to win, you’ll be rooting for Brian Sullivan. Brian is a teacher and the father of a teenage daughter. He hasn't been so lucky in love, though. He lost his first love to Huntington’s and his second to his brother. He wants to date, but doesn't think he can do the serious thing right now.

Enter Tessa. She also has a history
Dec 26, 2013 Christy rated it 4 of 5 stars
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Tessa has been going through life in a blur. Trying to make it till the day that her body lets her know it is time. Tessa has been volunteering her time at a local facility for people who suffer from Huntington's. The very same disease that took her sister and Father and made her mother leave, the very same disease that will some day take her life as well. She doesn't have time in her life for love, because she doesn't want someone to suffer the way she did and her mother did, when they
A heart wrenching love story. I don't think I have ever cried so much while reading a book but, I laughed and snickered just as much I think. Tessa is amazing and we all should take a page out the character Violet created you will be inspired after reading this spin-off and I love when authors intertwine past characters Conner, Tessa are so much a part of the story. Brian finally gets a chance a chance to find love and its nothing like the past and you cant wait to find out how it unfolds. Brian ...more
Ahhhh Violet Duke never disappoints! I`ve really enjoyed reading this book!

When I heard Brian would get his story and HEA I was so excited! I really like him! And this woman is so strong, independent woman. But she endured so much, I really felt for her. And those two together are sizzling hot! Their chemistry is amazing! Tess and Brian`s relationship begins as a fling. They met at the wedding and the attraction is mutual. But can they leave their relationship just as a fling?

This is
LOVED this book! Everything I didn't feel between Brian and Abby in the previous books, I felt between Brian and Tessa!
I loved how they wound each other up, and how they would discuss everything rationally (or as rationally as possible). Brian keeping an open mind to Tessa's ideas about what Skylar should do and Tessa respecting Brian's decisions in those instances.
The fierce love Brian feels for Tessa is so clear on the pages. And how she tried to protect them by keeping her distance. Loved t
Shelley Youngblood
Finding the Right Girl is the fourth book in Violet Duke's Can't Resist Series. It is a book that should definitely be read in the order of its release with this series, in order to grasp the full depth of the characters introduced in this series.

This book focuses on Brian Sullivan and his relationship with his daughter as well as Tessa Daniels. Brian has loved only two women in his life. The first was his high school sweetheart who later became his wife. He lost his wife to Huntington's early i
This book confronts a hard topic. What would you do if you knew without a doubt that someone you cared for had a 50% chance of dying a horrible death to a debilitating disease? Brian lost his wife to HD. He has a daughter who may have the gene and isn't sure how to deal with it. The he meets Tessa. She's the breath of fresh air that he desperately needs. He knows she's the one he wants, but there are obstacles in the way and Tessa won't open up to him completely. He isn't sure why and doesn't kn ...more
I liked this book, but not quite as much as the Nice Girl series. I love Tessa and Brian, but I felt there was some story missing. There didn't seem to be much detail explaining how Tessa and Brian got to the point of being in love. In the Nice Girl series, we had an in depth look into both Abby and Connor's thoughts and feelings. Even Brian's in the second book. In the Nice Guy sequel, however, that in depth look is missing. Brian and Tessa go from barely knowing each other to full-blown love, ...more
Tessa Daniels has been alone most of her life. Having lost both her older sister as well as her dad to HD she knows first hand what's it's like to live with the debilitating disease that has no cure. Despite that she lives her life to the fullest helping others understand the disease and volunteering with HD patients.

When Brian first met Tessa he knew that she was a forced to be reckoned with. Her take charge, no holds bar, live life to its fullest attitude was something that he had never seen
Amy Bowens
This was a great story. Both Tessa and Brian grieving over the loss of loved ones with the very same illness, and even though they are still coping they find that they both need each other to complete the emptiness they both feel. Love Tessa strong, but yet very lonely with no one to really care for just her she has a lot of spunk and Brian seems such a nice guy with dominating tendencies that Tessa brings out. Also love the twist and turns in the story.
This series can be read as stand alones but personally I wish I had read it in order due to spoilers. This book is not meant for anyone who has issues with terminal illness. If you do find another book to read as this one is not for you. I am sure the author has many lighter stories in her awesome repertoire :) Book one is Resisting the Bad Boy (Nice Girl to Love, Book #1). The box set of the first three books is Nice Girl to Love: Three-Book Collection (#1 Resisting the Bad Boy, #2 Falling for ...more
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Wow, I really enjoyed this story. It is a spinoff from the rest of the series and a pretty short read but it was packed with so much.

The story concept had me reeling, I was feeling so sad but at the same time elated. I can’t imagine what Brian must have gone through losing his wife the way he did, and wondering if his daughter could have possibly inherited Huntington’s disease. It is genetic and if you carry the gene then at some point in your life you w
4 Stars. This is a very sweet story in parts, but I definitely think it suffered from my lack of having read the first book. I liked Brian and Tessa, and how he was more than willing to walk through fire for her. I don't know if the previous book really included them getting to know one another, but I felt like there was some definite lack of that for a while in this book. And when they did talk, I often got kind of bored with their long, overly informative and not always relevant stories. I als ...more
*Received an ARC for honest review

This is my first Violet Duke book, therefore the first book I've read in this series. There were a few moments of confusion, where I wished I'd read the other books first but for the most part this can be read as a stand-alone.

Brian is this gorgeously hot, super alpha-male- I loved him instantly. Meanwhile, Tessa is this cute, quirky girl that made me laugh constantly- she has no filter and I loved that about her.

Brian and Tessa's story is beautifully heartbreak
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New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Violet Duke is a former professor of English Education who is ecstatic to now be on the other side of the page writing wickedly fun contemporary romance novels. When she's not arguing with her story characters or feeding her book-a-day reading addiction, she enjoys tackling reno projects with her power tools while trying pretty much anything withou ...more
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Can't Resist (4 books)
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