Check My Heart by Christi Barth
Keep the tissues handy for this one. Kurt is kind, caring, charming, determined and cocky. And brokenhearted after losing his little brother to cancer. Lisette is strong, caring, generous and vulnerable. She was the hospice nurse for Kurt's brother Jasper. And they are both witty and snarky. Almost a year after Jasper passes, Kurt runs into Lisette where his team plays. She's there to interview for her first job in her new specialty, having left her hospice career. The first thing that Kurt thinks about when he runs into her, after a quick fantasy of kissing her, is that he needs help to plan a party, something she had done with Jasper, so he told his coach not to hire her, so that he could. Both are intensely attracted the other, but both realize that Jasper will always be between them. As they plan the party they get close, then physical, neither daring to hope for a future. I cried, I laughed, I cried again. It's a sweet, romantic and heartbreaking story that grabs you and doesn't let go.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Booksprout. This is my honest and voluntary opinion of it.