In the middle of a busy hospital emergency room, Dr. Ana Ramirez couldn't help but notice orderly Mike Fuller's quick skills and impressive bedside manner. And, yes, his very good looks. So she proposed a simple cup of coffee to talk about his future, never expecting to find herself wishing she were a part of it...
But until Fuller could talk about his past-- about family secrets, sacrifices and the faith that pulled him through-- his future was on hold. As was any relationship with Ana.
Or was it?
|Publisher:||Steeple Hill Books|
|Series:||Love Inspired Series|
|File size:||193 KB|
About the Author
When Jane Myers Perrine wrote her first book in second grade, her teacher predicted she'd be a writer. Although that story disappeared long ago, she has many more to tell. Because her husband, George, is a minister, they've moved all over Missouri, Virginia, Kansas, Kentucky, Georgia and Texas. Jane has taught high-school Spanish in most of those places but has also been a program director in mental health centers. She and George now live in the beautiful Hill Country outside Austin, Texas, with an arthritic cocker spaniel and two felines, sweet Miss Maggie and Scooter, the Wonder Cat. Jane's father was both a minister and a medical doctor. She finds special joy in writing about the faith she found as a child. The same parents who took her to church also gave her books and encouraged her love of reading.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Mike Fuller works as an orderly at Austin University Hospital, but he really should be in medical school. As much as he knows that, life has interfered with his goal so much that, at this point, he doubts his true calling. And his faith. Beautiful ER doctor Ana Ramirez sees Mike¿s innate ability and recognizes his skill. When she asks him to have coffee with her, even though she says it¿s purely professional, Mike is excited by the chance to spend time alone with gorgeous Ana. But then, when she asks Mike why he isn¿t in medical school, he¿s clearly uncomfortable. Their supposedly professional conversation takes a decidedly personal turn and Mike does what he does best¿he runs. But that doesn¿t deter Ana. She needs a project, and Mike¿s a good one, even though he doesn¿t talk much. And he¿s very easy on the eyes. Then there was that sizzle when she touched his hand¿ Ana¿s a very determined woman, maybe a little pushy sometimes, but she knows a good thing when she sees one. What starts out as a project develops into something much more between Ana and Mike. Their relationship only grows closer when their extended families begin to mix and mingle. Then sparks fly between Mike¿s widowed mother, Tessie, a former art forger, and Antonio, Ana¿s widowed papa and head of her large familia. The extended families of both Mike and Ana are a delight, including Mike¿s cousin Francie and her husband (and former parole officer) Brandon from Ms. Perrine¿s first book, The Path to Love. Ana¿s stubborn determination to make Mike realize his true calling is pitted against Mike¿s equally stubborn desire to keep his past, and his family¿s brushes with the law, a secret from her and from everybody. Set against the backdrop of Austin, Texas, their journey to love, and faith, is indeed wonderful to experience. Ms. Perrine¿s quirky sense of humor, plot twists and portrayal of the interaction between these two very disparate families make this book a joy to read. I highly recommend it.