Just the Thing, by Marie Harte is a humorous contemporary romance that deals with serious issues.
After leaving the Marines, Gavin Donnigan struggled with post traumatic stress and minor physical injuries, as well as overcoming the grief of his three best friends dying in battle. After months of self-medicating with alcohol and women, Gavin is now trying to revive his life with therapy and exercise, especially since he works as a trainer at Jameson's Gym.
At the gym, Gavin encounters the beautiful Zoe York and repeatedly asks her out. Even though Zoe's attracted to him, she's determined to not become another one of Gavin's many women. However, she finally agrees to a date with Gavin. As the story continues, Gavin and Zoe deal with family issues, including major prank wars in the Donnigan clan, as well as their personal tragedies that affect their new relationship.
Since it's the second book in The Donnigans series, it's recommended to start with the first book to meet the other characters, yet it's not necessary to read the books in order.
Just the Thing is geared towards those who enjoy reading contemporary romances, particularly stories involving intriguing character conversations and cliche comments.
Note: I received this book from NetGalley, which is a program designed for bloggers to write book reviews in exchange for books, yet the opinions expressed in this review are my own.