Physical Therapy by Aysel Quinn

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Physical Therapy by Aysel Quinn
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (52 pages)
Heat Level: Sensual
Rating: 3 Stars
Reviewed by Astilbe

The ripping sound of her torn shoulder muscle replays in Tasha’s mind over and over, that is, until she meets the therapist bent on helping her recover. Ethan is a professional. He doesn’t stray from his goals, he doesn’t falter. But Tasha’s quick wit and sweet personality make staying professional a massive challenge. Will recovery come to mean something more than a functional shoulder for Tasha and Ethan?

Life is full of bumps and bruises. Unfortunately not all of them heal correctly without a little professional help. In Tasha’s case, though, this might actually turn out to be a good thing.

Tasha has a theatrical, playful personality that works really well for this tale. She adds flair to even mundane experiences like meeting a new doctor or learning new exercises that will hopefully help her shoulder recover. I enjoyed seeing the world from her point of view right away, and soon came to like her quite a bit as an individual once I’d gotten to know her better.

There was a subplot that never quite made sense to me. It involved some dramatic behavior that I found hard to believe. The characters involved in it were otherwise dedicated professionals who seemed to truly enjoy their jobs, so I had trouble understanding why they would behave the way the did. The main plot could have easily stood on its own without this addition, and the story would have been stronger without it.

The chemistry between Tasha and Ethan was strong. At first I wasn’t sure what I thought of them as a potential couple due to how reserved Ethan was during their introduction, but as soon as he warmed up to her I found myself rooting for a happy ending for them. They have far more in common than I’d originally thought. In this case, that’s a very good thing.

Physical Therapy is a good choice for anyone in the mood for something short and romantic.

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