Title: The Ground Beneath Our Feet
Series: Giving You… #4
Author: Leslie McAdam
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 5, 2016
TAKE THE LEAP
She’s got her feet planted on the ground. He’ll teach her to fly.
Jessica, a curvy, driven, neat freak lawyer, is ecstatic when she finally gets her dream job—even though it's taking her away from her hometown. When she meets over-the-top, man-mountain Mikey, a fitness buff and veterinarian with a messy life in all senses of the word, she thinks she just walked into the second-most exciting adventure of her life.
His larger-than-life personality fascinates her, but also shakes the foundations of her quiet, introverted self, knocking her off-kilter. It’s a bad idea to let him take her on as a weight-loss client. It’s an even worse idea to get involved with him since he’s her manwhore roommate...and she’s seen him in action.
If they give into their undeniable attraction, is it just a train wreck waiting to happen? Or will their desire fuel a chance at real love?
If you love steamy romance, be sure to check out the fourth standalone in the Giving You series.
The Ground Beneath Our Feet is my 4th read from Leslie McAdam and she is capturing my heart with each book. McAdam has a way with writing the male characters. They are strong, yet vulnerable and they accept the woman they fall in love with just the way the are... quirks and all. The hero seems to highlight their ladies and by doing that, it's easy to fall in love with the male character and accept his flaws.
In this story we have Jessica, a curvy beautiful lawyer who hides her feelings behind a addiction that is now affecting her health. I had a connection with this character right from the start. Her insecurities keep her from taking that one step forward. Jessica accepts a job that has her leaving home and renting a room from an online add in Santa Barbara. If only she knew the room comes with a gorgeous homeowner, that she soon files him under "manwhore". Hoping to make a change, Jessica's priorities are to lose weight and work hard at her new job. Will she be able to resist the sweet man that can make her smile and seems to break down barriers that she has put up since childhood?
Mikey, is a Veterinarian and trainer who takes out his frustrations by flipping, climbing and jumping over anything that is in the park. From the first time Mikey lays his eyes on Jessica he knows that she is the woman that he will change his way with the ladies for. His caring, sensitive personality helps Jessica open up and become the woman she was always meant to be. He is easily a character I found myself falling for, will his patience and self control help him win over his new roommate or will his secret be what tears them apart?
This story was more than I expected, it is a story of finding yourself and loving all your imperfections, forgiveness and letting go of the past. My heart felt heavy while reading, by including the characters that we love in this series it added that laughter, bonding moments and moments of inspiration I needed. The Ground Beneath Our Feet is one sexy emotional read and I loved everything about it! 5 star must read
Leslie McAdam is a California girl who loves romance, Little Dude, and well-defined abs. She lives in a drafty old farmhouse on a small orange tree farm in Southern California with her husband and two small children. Leslie always encourages her kids to be themselves - even if it means letting her daughter wear leopard print from head to toe. An avid reader from a young age, she will always trade watching TV for reading a book, unless it's Top Gear. Or football. Leslie is employed by day but spends her nights writing about the men you fantasize about. She's unapologetically sarcastic and notoriously terrible at comma placement (that's what editors are for!). Always up for a laugh, Leslie tries to see humor in all things. When she's not in the writing cave you'll find her fangirling over Beck, camping with her family, or mixing up oil paints to depict her love of outdoors on canvas.