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Title: Backup Plan Series: The Unthinkable Series
 (Book One)
Author: Alisha Tanner
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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“She’s given some meaning to the chaos that I happen to call a life, and I want more.”

If someone asked whether or not you wanted to know something that would be life altering, what would you say? Would it really be worth knowing at the risk of changing your world?

Dax Blakely wasn’t given this choice. With the unknown diagnosis of his brother lingering at the forefront of every thought, all he can do is immerse himself in thoughts focusing around the worst outcomes. When Dax learns of the bleak prognosis, he is unable to sit back and watch his world crumble, so he demands the top experts treat his only living family member.  The last thing he expects to interfere is an off-limits romance.

Being thrust into a position where he must quash his desires, Dax isn’t willing to let the woman he wants get away.  Unfortunately, he’s fallen and there’s no turning back. With her evading every advance, his need to pursue her grows deeper and deeper, until an unexpected familial turn of events makes him realize what he wants may not be what he really needs after all.
Alisha Tanner is a medical transcriptionist who lives in a small city in northern New Mexico with her husband and two children. Backup Plan is her first endeavor in the writing world and she is currently working on Stumbling Backward, the second installment of The Unthinkable Series. She enjoys spending time with her family while hiking, camping, and taking their two German Shepherds on adventures.

l really liked this book, I loved the concept and idea of the story. The relationship beteween Dax and his brothe Liam is what sold this story for me. Dax is a protector and will do anything for the ones he loves. When faced with heartache he is strong but who is there to help him. The brothers story is an emotional one that im sure most will be able to connect with on some level. However Dax's relationship with Brighton was a little cold for me and i wasnt able to connect with her very well.

Dax and Liam are no strangers to tragedy and since their parents passing Dax has been Liam's father figure. Recently Liam has been struggling with unexplained pain in his hips and legs and after a trip to  the doctors and numerous tests these boys are thrown in a spin once again.

Liam has been diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma, a form of cancer. Dax will do anything to give his brother what he needs and first on the agenda is finding him the best doctor to help. What Dax dosnt expect it to fall for said doctor and that is a whole other problem in itself.

Dr Brighton Fields is one of the best doctors at the hospital. She knows what is the best for of treatment to help Liam but she has also seen the devastation that Liam's cancer could potentially cause. She lost her brother to the same cancer and upon meeting the brothers and trying to work the case ha bought up old feelings and new.

Liam's test results come back and they are not great his treatment plan is altered. Dax has had to go out of town for a shoot but he has gone missing and no one knows where he is. When Liam sees Dr Fields again and tells her everything that is going on Brighton makes the choice to pass his case onto another doctor. His case hits to close to home and the feeling she has for Dax wont go away.

With emotions running high and situation nobody knows the out come off the cliffhanger that draws the book to an end was just cruel. I cant wait for #2.

“Sorry B, you aren’t like other woman. And that’s not a rule. I’ll be waiting to hear from you. I don’t want to be left hanging.” I smirk at my play on words that go ignored and reluctantly remove my hand.

                “I never said that I had any intention of calling you. I wanted to avoid the awkwardness of you asking for my number by giving it instead. Anyways, I bet that you’ll be the one who caves and calls first.”

                “Would you like to make a wager on that?” I question.

                She purses her lips. “Nah, I’d hate to see you lose.”
                “Always so presumptuous, aren’t you? A little fact about me that you may like to know: I. Don’t. Lose. Oh, and I have every intention of talking to you again.”
                “This is never going to go anywhere, you know that, right?” she questions.
                “I like a challenge.” I shrug and pull away from her, playing with the interior door buttons, refusing to look her in the eye.

                “This isn’t a challenge. It’s not even an option.”
                I tip my ball cap and leave her to think about that. “Until next time.”
                I close her door and tap it as I turn to leave. I wonder what would happen if I had the balls to lean in and kiss her. I’m not certain, but I wouldn’t put it past her to slap me if I tried.
                While I walk away, I turn to see her and find her staring after me. I can’t refrain the urge to wink. Seeing her overcome by my antics is such a delight.

                She gulps and looks away.
                I continue my ascent to the street. Tonight was exactly the type of night I was needing. A reprieve from the stresses at home. A break from thoughts of Liam’s treatment. A chance to get to know Brighton on a personal level.

                I’m pleased with how the evening turned out and can only hope that there will be many more in the future. For now, I guess I should focus on my trip and the prospect of seeing her once I return. When I make my way back out, I shake my head at this new predicament.

                I think I’ve just opened a whole new world of trouble.


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