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

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  2,038 Ratings  ·  222 Reviews
"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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Nov 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
The Nauti Vixen
Nov 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
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
Dec 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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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
Nov 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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.
Jan 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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
Nov 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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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
Jen Turner
Nov 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
Jan 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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
Nov 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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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
Nov 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
Jan 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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
Dec 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
Dec 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc

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
Mar 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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
Magic Within the Pages
Dec 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
Jan 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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
Lex Reads
Mar 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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
Feb 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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
Amy Miller
Jan 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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.
Marcy Meyer
May 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was a great continuation of the Nice Girl to Love series. Brian is a great character. He is so resilient and strong, to have gone through all that he has in his life. Tessa is a ball of energy, so outgoing and independent. I think they were a great match, complimenting each other so well. Their relationship was very emotional, with lots if ups and downs, yet so full of hope. I really liked this book and definitely recommend it.
Feb 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reads-2016
This's one of the best romantic stories I have read, finally Brian has found his right girl. Tessa is head over heels with Brian but will her secret ruin everything they've hoped for?

One remark I didn't like the ending because I want more, more and more!!
Jun 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Love story with a very tragic spin but full of laughter and hope and strength, two people just made for each other and a background that made me cry and be thankful for being healthy and having what I need and my family is healthy too. Great book!
Sep 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Flirty Reader
Dec 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Finding The Right Girl is a spin-off from Violet Duke's series Nice Girl To Love. I haven't read the original series and was assured that this spin-off novel was a standalone and perfectly easy to follow along. While I agree that it was easy to follow, I felt that I was missing so much having not read the other series. I didn't connect with the characters as well as I would if I had read the other series and I didn't fully connect with their motivations and back-stories.

The book follows Tessa a
Jun 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Rebecca Edwards
Sep 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing

I Received An ARC Of This Book In Exchange For My Honest Review

I loved this book. This is a spin off novel from her Nice Guy To Love Trilogy. We first met Brian and his daughter Skylar in the first book of the trilogy but they were a big part of the whole series. We also met Tessa in the trilogy but she didn't have as big a part. She's a friend of Connor's and does some work for him with charities and such.

Brian hasn't been able to forget Tessa since Abby and Connor's wedding. Even though that i
Stories & Verse
I would describe this story as a sweet romance sprinkled with hot sex. It is too steamy to be considered a clean heartwarming yet too sweet to be considered erotic.

The story takes place in a fictitious town in Arizona called Cactus Creek.
The main character Brian is described as an alpha male who meets his third attempt at happily ever after.

Tessa is the lucky lady that crosses his path. Brian is not the typical fantasy millionaire alpha male as usually described in most romance novels. Instead
Oct 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Violet Duke brings a fresh approach to seamlessly transitioning the wonderful trilogy into the new spin off series without littering the story line with stale repeats.

Brian's story continues with minor trilogy references, we are granted insights to his daughter's questionable legacy. This possible second generation of HD is put forth without the cumbersome & staggering medical details. We aren't subjected to sappy drawn out scenarios. Violet writes as if, we are viewing the joys & uncert
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NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY bestselling author Violet Duke is a former professor of English Education ecstatic to be on the other side of the page now writing emotion-rich stories with fun, everyday characters and sweet, sexy match-ups. Since her debut series in 2013, over a million readers have put all four of Violet's laugh & cry contemporary romance series on bestseller lists and Top 10 ...more
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Can't Resist (4 books)
  • Resisting the Bad Boy - Nice Girl to Love, Vol 1 (Can't Resist, #1)
  • Falling for the Good Guy (Nice Girl to Love #2; Can't Resist, #2)
  • Choosing the Right Man - Nice Girl to Love, Vol 3 (Can't Resist, #3)

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