How to Save a Surgeon

How to Save a Surgeon

by C.M. Stone


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How to Save a Surgeon by C.M. Stone

He's sworn off all women...

When he lost the girl he loved, Dr. Jackson DeMatteo shut down his heart and became the kind of perfectionist surgeon that alienated him from the residents. Now Jackson has a very coveted promotion dangling before him...but it comes with a price. Working with adorably geeky first-year resident Darla Morales is definitely going to cost him. Big time.

She's just what the doctor ordered...

Completing her trauma residency demands confidence and Darla, who's already pretty high on the nerd scale, is definitely not confident. Worse still, she's forced to work with Doctor Dreamy, who makes her even more nervous and defensive. Darla needs to focus on the work and not his bedroom eyes if she ever hopes to become a trauma surgeon.

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ISBN-13: 9781943892242
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 08/18/2015
Pages: 210
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.48(d)

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How to Save a Surgeon (Entangled Lovestruck) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Lagalloway More than 1 year ago
Anyone here watch or at least seen the first season of Orange is the New Black? If you have, Darla and Jackson’s relationship reminds me of John Bennet’s and Dayanra Diaz’s: Forbidden, but we root for them to figure out the impossible. Jackson DeMatteo is in a position of power over Darla Morales since he is now her mentor. Darla is ready to learn all she can from Dr. DeMatteo since he is the top trauma surgeon in the hospital. What neither of them are ready for is the real lesson they will both learn. Darla has this spirit about her that is contagious to those around her. She is ready to make a difference, learn from the best (even if he is intimidating and sexy as hell), and continue on with her life plan. Jackson is heartbroken, separates himself from those around him, and can’t resist the spitfire and innocence of Darla. The chemistry and events were well written and had me trying to figure out what would happen next and what would be their ultimate destination.
PennySparkles More than 1 year ago
3 very satisfied Stars This was a quick lovely a la Grey’s Anatomy story. Resident Darla is set on getting into trauma medicine and is paired with hunky Dr. Ice…I mean Jackson DeMatteo, who’s known for being strict and cold, as her advisor/attending physician. They share a strong attraction and in the end can’t really keep their hands off each other. Both characters had some issues to resolve, Jackson had lost a girlfriend in the past who had a mental health issue and he feels responsible for it, shutting out anyone and everyone who could matter to him. Darla has a heart condition and a chip on her shoulder the size of a polar iceberg which leads her to doing things she doesn’t really want to do just to prove that she can… like trauma medicine. I liked this story, if you don’t mind the medical talk, which in truth wasn’t that bad. I did find my feelings towards their relationship contradictory. On one hand I wanted them to be together, all the forbidden love and their being right for each other… on the other, it was kind of selfish on both their parts mainly because of their resident-advisor relationship. Jackson could lose his job (which Darla didn’t seem to care about too much) and then Darla could be transferred to another hospital… which Jackson was kind of secretly and very deeply hidden hoping for so they could be together in the open. Well, I won’t tell you how things work out, because what would be the fun on that? But I will tell you that I enjoyed How to Save a Surgeon very much, and I will be looking up for more stories by this author. *I received a complimentary copy from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review*
onlyminordetails More than 1 year ago
My Thoughts: When I first started this book, it was really difficult for me to get into it. Darla is working as a resident under Jackson and things don't necessarily start off the greatest. Over time, the two of them get to know more about each other and somehow find themselves wrapped up in a secret relationship. This relationship could get them both into trouble at the hospital because of the fact that she's his intern--huge conflict of interest. What will they do when the truth comes out? How to Save a Surgeon is a nice story of two people who learned how to overcome their obstacles on their own. It was hard to connect with them at first, but I did find that I enjoyed the second half of the book. Definitely a unique story, with a nice hint of forbidden romance weaved in. I'd say that if you pick this up, make sure you keep reading because you'll enjoy Jackson and Darla's story when you get to the end. My Rating: Pretty Good
aprilrenee1976 More than 1 year ago
Jackson and Darla= slow story ***A gifted copy was provided by the publisher for my honest review*** Dr. Jackson DeMatteo shut down after he lost the woman he loved, he became a hard man. He focused on only being the best surgeon at the hospital and turned off his emotions and his heart. He doesn’t engage his emotions. He has become known as the best at the hospital and all either want to be him or they stay away from him because if you do not live up to his standards then woe to you. 1st-year resident Darla Morales is very sweet and is determined to succeed with her job. Working with Jackson is something she is unsure about = she finds she is attracted to him yet he makes her nervous. Working trauma is a very stressful job and she has to prove she can be in this position. Can she prove she has a right to be here and can Jackson accept her, especially once the intensity of the attraction rages between them or will he freeze her out ? I did like the story but I found the story was hard to read a lot due to a lot of medical lingo and how hard Jackson froze Darla out. It felt like the attraction between Darla and Jackson was hard to get into until the very end. I did like reading this story once I pushed thru ; it got good at the 60 % point but it was hard up to the point. Overall both MC had good points, the story just had some work that needed to be done to make it a better read. My rating: 3.5 stars ***
Lori-Gonzo More than 1 year ago
3.5**** This was a sweet and spicy story of a vulnerable frozen hearted man and a enthusiastic, vibrant young woman. Jackson stopped living and was just going through the motions of life. So when he met Darla, it was nice to see a fresh breath of air hit him. He was so glum, so methodical and workaholic. It was very funny the way she would challenge him with all her research. But I liked the way they were drawn to each other too, the way he would make her feel about herself. She grew as a person throughout this story and it was an incredible journey. I wish we could have had a little more with Eliza and Chris along with a little more Jackson and Darla at the end. They had such a great camaraderie that I wanted to see more of their next chapters. I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher.
MELHUTCHINSON More than 1 year ago
This story was sort of hard to get into a first but once I got past the first little bit that was some medical stuff, I got into the story more. Jackson, who is coming off of loosing his love in a tragic way, has been assigned to be Darla's mentor for her first year in trauma residency. When Darla totally butchers their first meeting in front of several of the staff at the hospital, she wonders if there is every going to be any way to rectify her relationship with Jackson. Darla has a huge crush on Jackson from the very beginning and has a hard time concentrating on what she is supposed to be doing in the first place. Jackson thinks that she is just a nerdy student that has to learn how to deal with her anxiety about being in real life situations. When Darla finally gets into a routing with Jackson, she is able to focus a little more (if he doesn't give her a look with those dreamy eyes of his) and concentrate on what she is supposed to be doing as an intern. There are definitely sparks that fly between Jackson and Darla but they try and resist them for awhile. There are rules against mentors and interns dating that they don't want to break for a risk of loosing everything. After a while Jackson gives into his longing for Darla and things begin to progress in their relationship. Jackson soon realizes that there is more to Darla than he at first thought. They try at first to hide their relationship but soon realize that they are not going to be able to. Jackson ends up risking it all for his love for Darla. This was a sweet story where the male is an Alpha and goes after what he wants no matter what. I am glad that it ended in a HEA for these two, especially Jackson coming off of a hard loss. I received and ARC for my honest opinion but that does not influence my review.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
I really liked this story. It's a bit heavier read than most of the Lovestruck books but I really enjoyed it. Some of the medical jargon in the beginning made it hard to get into at first but once you got past that and the focus was more on the developing relationship between Jackson and Darla and the events of their past that have driven them to this point in their lives the story flowed much better. It's one I would recommend.
Liberty_Ann_Ireland More than 1 year ago
Review: I love a good medical romance a la Gray's Anatomy and that is exactly what I got with How to Save a Surgeon. Dr. Jackson DeMatteo was assigned to mentor first-year resident Darla Morales and at first it is far from a match made in Heaven. They both have some baggage. His (plus being a surgeon) makes him somewhat overbearing and obnoxious. Hers makes her somewhat insecure and defensive. However time and Cupid do their thing and before long their chemistry (and I don't mean inorganic) takes over and they begin to really enjoy their time together. They take chances which is difficult for them both and decide to trust one another and amazing things happen. Of course, there is also the sex, pretty amazing itself. *grin* Now I'm not saying everything was smooth as silk because it wasn't. What fun would that be anyway, right? But I liked the characters. Ms. Stone did a really good job crafting them and making them believable for those roles. There was a lot of medical jargon needed to make the setting seem right and she nailed it. As the daughter of a nurse and fireman, and a medical assistant myself, I am always sensitive to those things. I suppose some people might wish there was a glossary of terms added to the book but otherwise I wouldn't change a thing. I love series so I was glad to see that How to Save a Surgeon is part of one. It is A Gambling Hearts Story, actually the second in the series with the first being One Night in Vegas which I most certainly plan to read. While I am just meeting Ms. Stone, I will be closely watching for more from her in the future. If I love her other stories like I truly enjoyed this one, I think I have a new favorite author. For the 18 plus crowd, I'm sure any medical romance lovers for sure, plus most contemporary romance as well will enjoy reading How to Save a Surgeon. So get your very own copy and figure out just how to save a surgeon! RATING: 4.5 Stars HEAT: 3/5 Blush Worthy Note: I received this ARC from Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review.