Abruption by Riley Mackenzie: Review

Abruption by Riley Mackenzie: ReviewAbruption by Riley Mackenzie
on January 4, 2015
Genres: Love & Romance

Everyone has a plan.

Dr. Guy Hunter secures his dream fellowship with a beautiful free spirit by his side. Two unexpected blue lines don't even shake his resolve—he is on his way to having it all. Until he isn’t.

Abruption: a sudden breaking off

Jules Chiappetti loves her boisterous over-involved Italian family but is determined to pave her own way. An MBA and boardroom job is her ticket out. Until it isn’t.

Abruption: an unexpected event

Four years later, Guy is consumed by the challenges of being a single father, still struggling with the aftermath that derailed his life and left his son with special needs. He doesn't realize his world went dark the same day his wife's did, until Jules, his son's new nurse, shows him the light.

Alexis says…

I have been a fan of Riley Mackenzie since their first book. So I knew that I was going to love Abruption just as much.

Guy is on the fast track to the career he wanted as a young child and so close to getting the job he so desperately wants. When his wife announces that she’s pregnant with their second child his plans are pushed to the wayside.

Flash forward to four years later where he is now a single father to both his children and working as a general surgeon. When he is forced to bring his son into the ER he meets Jules, the nurse on duty. Their initial meeting is not one that goes particularly smooth. But right off the bat, Finn, Guy’s son is taken with Jules.

Guy eventually asks Jules out and lets just say they have a memorable first date. Slowly Jules makes her way into all three of their hearts while still protecting her own at the same time.

Both Jules and Guy were absolutely perfect for each other. Jules was exactly what Guy and his children needed to make them whole. On the flipside, they were exactly what Jules needed to move on from her past. Their chemistry together was pretty hot if I may say so. Their version of “I love you” is seriously one for the books. I think I may have actually teared up a little bit at a certain scene (read: shower scene).

I’m not one to really gush over children and how they are written in books. But I think Finn and even Maxie were the heart of the story. It pains me to think about all the things that Finn went through in his short life and yet he still had a smile on his face most of the time.

In all honesty, I was not sure what I was expecting in this book storyline-wise. There were some twists and one hell of a plot that was just a bit jaw dropping. I think the authors took a big gamble and it completely worked out in spades.

This was such a fabulous book and carried such a heavy message but I’m so glad it was my first read of 2016. What a great way to start the year. This book really showcased unconditional love and spoke of healing.



About Riley Mackenzie

Yep. That’s an “s.” There are two of us!

We’re East coast girls separated by Long Island Sound who met in Physician Assistant School and have been besties ever since. We can safely say that thirteen miles of water does not get in the way because we talk or text, no exaggeration, at least 150 times a day. No, really, we do—about everything and nothing. Shockingly, we never (we mean never) run out of things to say. Umm, ever. We definitely laugh A LOT and we’re a tad sarcastic. And if we’re being totally honest, one or two people might have, on occasion, used our names and ‘dramatic’ in the same sentence. But it’s hard to trust the sources since they married us.

It only took twelve years, two husbands, five kids, two dogs, and a two-week vacation in Cape Cod later to decide the romance world needed a splash of medicine. Write what you know.
So you can easily find us at 4 o’clock on Bank Street beach with a glass of cold Prosecco brainstorming. And guaranteed if we bump into you, literally, it’s only because our iPhones are glued to our hands (totally out of our control) either writing or editing our next novel (and yes, it is possible to do from your iPhone, we mastered it … damn those straight quotations).

When we are not working on our book or reading the latest angsty romance on our kindles, you basically name it and we have it going on. Soccer, lacrosse, golf, swimming, dance, gymnastics, football, chess, baseball, basketball, skiing, ice skating, school, homework, and more school.
Oh yeah, did we forget to mention our careers in medicine?

Needless to say, we realized fast that something had to go, so we opted for sleep. It’s completely overrated (yet so AMAZING) and delirium makes everything funnier. Good thing we share a brain and can pretty much complete each other’s sentences (definitely weird, we know), otherwise it might have taken us two years to write Beautifully Awake rather than one.

So that’s our story, who we are … just add AUTHORS to the list!