Friends to Lovers

Friends to Lovers

by Lori Handeland

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From Lori Handeland, a group of classic contemporary love stories. Humor with heart!

Originally Published as Doctor, Doctor

No kids, no pets, no everlasting love.

Growing up an Army brat Elijah Drycinski swore that one day he would find a place to call home. When he moved to Pine River, Wisconsin, Eli knew he had found it. While talking to a squirrel, Eli meets Gwen Bartelt. Though kids teased him for his love of animals, calling him Dr. Doolittle, Gwen understood and the shy Eli fell in love with her. However Gwen always saw Eli as her best friend. When she leaves town for medical school, she breaks Eli's heart.

Eli becomes a veterinarian, Gwen an ER physician. They don't see each other for years, but Eli never forgets the girl he loved.

When Gwen's dad, the town doctor, falls off a roof and breaks his leg, Gwen returns home. Circumstances have hardened her and she now has three fast rules for her life: No kids, no pets, no everlasting love.

Will Eli be able to teach her the joy in breaking all the rules?

Previously published under the title Doctor, Doctor, Friends to Lovers is a stand alone classic contemporary romance written by New York Times Bestselling Author Lori Handeland. If you enjoy the romance novels of Kristan Higgins and Robyn Carr, give Friends to Lovers a try today!

Product Details

BN ID: 2940015777567
Publisher: Lori Handeland
Publication date: 11/23/2012
Series: Lori's Classic Love Stories , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 993,220
File size: 851 KB

About the Author

Lori Handeland is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author with more than 60 published works of fiction to her credit. Her novels, novellas, and short stories span genres from paranormal and urban fantasy to historical and contemporary romance and, most recently, women’s fiction. Just Once (Severn House, January 2019), her women’s fiction debut, is a richly layered novel about two women who love the same man, how their lives intertwine, and their journeys of loss, grief, sacrifice, and forgiveness.

Lori set her sight on being an author at the age of ten. She remembers sitting at a typewriter before she knew how to type, pecking out a story about a family who went into space. As an only child, her summers were spent with that typewriter, television, and, above all, books. She recalls thinking that if she could write books of her own, she would never run out of books to read. As a young adult, she got sidetracked by the need to make a living. She worked as a waitress and later enrolled in college to become a teacher.

While student teaching, Lori started reading a life-changing book, How to Write a Romance and Get It Published. Within its pages the author, Kathryn Falk, mentioned Romance Writers of America. There was a local chapter; Lori joined it, dived into learning all about the craft and business, and got busy writing a romance novel. With only five pages completed, she entered a contest where the prize was having an editor at Harlequin read her first chapter. She won.

Lori sold her first novel, a western historical romance, in 1993. In the 26 years since then, she has written eleven novels in the popular Nightcreature Novels, five installments in the Phoenix Chronicles, six works of contemporary romance about the Luchettis, a duet of Shakespeare Undead novels, and many more books. Her fiction has won critical acclaim and coveted awards, including two RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America for Best Paranormal Romance (Blue Moon) and Best Long Contemporary Category Romance (The Mommy Quest), a Romantic Times Award for Best Harlequin Superromance (A Soldier’s Quest), and a National Reader’s Choice Award for Best Paranormal (Hunter’s Moon).

Lori lives in Southern Wisconsin with her husband. In between writing and reading, she enjoys long walks with their rescue mutt, Arnold, and occasional visits from her two grown sons and perfectly adorable grandson.

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