Best Together, by Janet Eckford, is the third installment in her Destined for Love series. As are her other stories in this series, this is a short work with only about 45 pages of text. The Destined for Love series centers on long term friends who realize they are in love. In this story crazy obstetrics nurse practitioner Cameron and her best friend OB/GYN doctor Jameson discover and acknowledge their love.
I loved this story! From the first page the author gave you a feel for the carefree, take-life-by-the-horns attitude of Cameron and her friend (Jameson’s cousin) Sarai, as compared to Jameson’s more laid back stoic take on life. In a short period of time the reader gets a feel for the strong familial and cultural ties both main characters have with their immediate and extended families.
Even though the story is short, you learn why Jameson is the way he is and how while he is an organized, strait laced person, he also has a fire inside of him that erupts for Cameron. The best parts of the story are when they are around Jameson’s family and they were describing their Lebanese culture and foods; and love of hookah and drink.
My favorite line of the story is “Later, after Cameron had given birth to their first child, she would remind Jameson of the promise he’d made that night not to name their children after his favorite alcoholic beverages, like his father had done.”
I cannot wait for the next installment in this series.
-Reviewed by Selina