Too much temptation
Jasmine Phillips is proving that there is life after divorce, and it's busy! There simply isn't room in the E.R. nurse and single mum's day for an attraction to Dr Jed Devlin.
Jasmine has rebuilt her heart as well as her life, but can she risk it crumbling again in the hands of this oh-so-delicious doc? Living in the same town, working at the same hospital, she's finding the temptation harder to resist .
|Publisher:||Harlequin Medical Romances|
|Series:||Secrets on the Emergency Wing , #607|
|File size:||196 KB|
About the Author
Carol Marinelli recently filled in a form asking for her job title. Thrilled to be able to put down her answer, she put writer. Then it asked what Carol did for relaxation and she put down the truth - writing. The third question asked for her hobbies. Well, not wanting to look obsessed she crossed the fingers on her hand and answered swimming but, given that the chlorine in the pool does terrible things to her highlights – I’m sure you can guess the real answer.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
4 STARS I really liked how all the relationships interacted and grew as the story unfolded. Lots of strong women characters. Jasmine has moved back home and got a job working in the same E.R, as her sister is a Dr. at. Penny does not want her sister working in the same department. So Jasmine promises she won't let anyone know they are sisters. Her mom looks down on her being just a nurse and only agrees to babysit for the first few weeks. Most of the book takes place in E.R. or her house in Peninsula AU. The medical part of the story was really interesting too. Loved the drama, at the hospital. The scenes worked for me. The week part of the book was how Jed and Jasmine have both good reasons not to get involved with anyone but they just fall in bed together and keep their relationship secret. Mainly sex. Did not have much to relationship outside of hospital. I guessed some of the elements pretty early about where the story was going, but it was enjoyable how it got there. I admit to skipping over the sex scenes. I like Jasmine's one year old he is cute. I think getting the part of single mother having to work and worry about daycare especially nights and evenings was done very well also. I was given this ebook to read for purpose of giving a honest review by Netgalley and Harlequin. 07/01/2013 PUB. Harlequin Medical Romances 192 pages ISBN:1460316266
I've never picked up one of the Harlequin Medical books before, but I've read and liked books by Ms. Marinelli in the past (particularly A Legacy of Secrets in the Harlequin Presents line, one of the recent Coretti Dynasty set) so jumped at the chance to review this. First, let me say I'm not in the medical profession, but I feel like Ms. Marinelli did a great job with the medical setting as a backdrop. The emergency room was very much another character in the book, with plenty of incoming and outgoing drama from it (in a good way). I liked the interplay of nurses and doctors and how professional they could be even when dealing with what could be a heart-breaking moment (losing an infant patient, among other nightmares). I also liked getting to see/feel some of the details of Australian life. Being from the US, it was a little weird reading and associating different terms for things (the biggest stand-out to me was the use of "creche" rather than "daycare" for where Jasmine left her son. The story was good, with plenty of character interplay between Jasmine and her sister Penny. The two sisters haven't gotten along in a very long time and when Jas accepts the job that brings her into contact with Jed, she also goes to work in the same ER department as her sister, who is a high-powered, upwardly mobile doctor on the verge of a much better position. The sisters agree to keep their relationship quiet but there is a great deal of tension between them, and until the end, there is little in the way of sisterly love and devotion. The slow get-to-know-you routine between Jed and Jas was okay, but not spectacular. I appreciate that Ms. Marinelli didn't make it easy for the two to get together, given they both work in a profession that demands long hours. However, there just seemed to be a lack of anything between them (oh, they noticed each other was attractive, but I sensed no spark, not even after a crisis moment which led to a passionate kiss). Maybe it's because Jed was so laid back in his own way, not very commanding or typical alpha (which is a requirement in Harlequin Presents novels, but apparently no there), that I just didn't see what was so attractive about him. Jas...I felt sorry for her and was glad to see her finally resolve her issues with her family in a way that was satisfactory and fit the story. I will say this: I want Penny's story! I wanna know why she's making the choice she is, what broke her and her boyfriend up because I get the impression there's a LOT more than what Penny told Jas toward the end. So, over all, this is an okay book (3 star rating), and a good intro to the Medical series by Harlequin for me. I'll definitely check out some more.