Can a shock baby…
…redeem this damaged doctor?
In this SOS Docs story, the last person paediatrician Ethan Reid expects to see on board the rescue boat during his latest humanitarian mission is nurse Claire Durand. The woman he shared an electrifying, anonymous encounter with is now his newest colleague! Life’s taught Ethan to keep everyone at arm’s length, but Claire’s bombshell changes everything. Because Ethan’s no longer alone – Claire’s pregnant, with his baby!
I received a copy of this book from Mills and Boon via NetGalley in return for an honest review.
It’s a while since I’ve read a medical romance, and I didn’t remember them being so sizzling, but this one is, and I’m not complaining.
It starts, with a traumatic event for Ethan, that is still affecting his life many years later, when he is attracted to Claire in a bar, just before he embarks on an important humanitarian mission. They are both at pivotal points in their life, and so act on impulse with an explosive and sensual outcome.
The emotional impact of their first meeting is apparent when they meet again and then the conflicts begin and their chance of ever together seeming remote.
There is a sensitive grasp of contemporary refugee issues and the role of medics in their plight, this provides an adrenaline-fuelled, yet poignant setting for their troubled romance to grow or die.
Claire has her own demons, which make her back off from a long term relationship, but the consequences of their passion, make her reevaluate, but can Ethan, whose emotional damage is severe, learn to forgive himself and trust in another?
After angst and indecision, there is an expected happy outcome, but they really have to work for it.
A surprising and absorbing medical romance.