Harper is anxiously awaiting placement into a top oral surgery residency program when she crashes (literally) into Dan. Harper would rather endure a Novocaine-free root canal than face any distractions, even one this adorable.
A first-year dental student with a family legacy to contend with, Dan doesn’t have the same passion for pulling teeth that Harper does. Though he finds himself falling for her, he is willing to play by Harper’s rules.
So with the greatest of intentions and the poorest of follow-throughs, the two set out to be “just friends.” But as they get to know each other better, Harper fears that trading fillings for feelings may make her lose control and can’t risk her carefully ordered life coming undone, no matter how drool-worthy Dan is.
Blood, gore, and extra-long roots? No problem. The idea of falling in love? Torture.
I received an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review
Emily’s Rating: 5 Stars
A Brush With Love by Mazey Eddings is not only a steamy, electrifying love story with the most exquisitely torturous slow burn and most satisfying surrender to feelings. It’s also a love letter to ending the stigmatization around mental health, and mental illness. That not having a perfect brain does not make you less, does not make you unlovable, and is NEVER a reason for shame. And that therapy is not a bad word, and needs so badly to be normalized in our society.
Harper’s journey not only with Dan, but with herself, was so beautiful and moving. Getting to see her grow, and learn to accept herself and her brain was wonderful. Dan’s journey with his guilt and overwhelming feelings of obligation over living a life he could actually love was so well done. And both Dan and Harper learning to live with their grief was so raw, and honest, and moving.
This book made me sweat, laugh, swoon, and cry. I could not possibly love Dan, Harper, and Judy the cat any more. I also, of course, LOVED the interspersed feminism. I hope everyone will pre-order and read this book because it is AMAZING!