The Passion of Patrick MacNeill (The MacNeills, #1)

The Passion of Patrick MacNeill (The MacNeills, #1)

by Virginia Kantra

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"A former Marine fighter pilot battling to help his young son recover from burns suffered in the accident that killed his wife finds new life when he meets a beautiful new surgeon. This is the kind of book every reader hopes to find: full of wonderful characters, exciting passion and tender love. A joy, indeed." –RT Book Reviews

RT Book Reviews “WISH” Hero Award Winner
Maggie Award Winner
Romance Writers of America RITA Award Finalist
Golden Heart Finalist

Dedicated burn surgeon Kate Sinclair shields her tender heart behind a white coat and a coolly professional manner. But something about the little patient the nurses dub “Iron Man” and his vital flyboy father challenges her as a doctor and a woman.

Since the car crash that killed his wife and almost took his son, pilot Patrick MacNeill’s life has revolved around his little boy. No one—no woman and certainly no interfering doctor—can intrude on their bond, forged in love and pain.

When little Jack’s care brings these two together, it ignites a passion they can’t ignore. But their growing involvement threatens Patrick’s emotional barriers and Kate’s professional future. With so much at stake, will she trust her judgment...or her heart?

Praise for "emotionally compelling" New York Times bestselling author Virginia Kantra:

"Virginia Kantra is back where we want her, writing fantastic contemporary romance." –Rendezvous

"I'm a long time Virginia Kantra fan girl because every time I read one of her books, she reminds me why I read romance." –JoAnn Ross, New York Times bestselling author

"Kantra has to be the only romance author I've read whose characters are as rich as those of Nora Roberts." –The Romance Reader

"I have read and enjoyed all of Virginia Kantra's books. One thing for sure, her heroes are some of the best in the business. They are strong and tender with a protective and nurturing streak and a deep commitment to family - all traits that I love." –All About Romance

“Don’t dare miss THE PASSION OF PATRICK MACNEILL, Virginia Kantra’s emotional tour-de-force that will introduce you to some of the most compelling, most endearing, most memorable characters you’ve met.” - New York Times bestselling author Eileen Dreyer

“Utterly compelling...beautifully written.” – Bookbug

“Kantra has a lush writing style that I really admire and characters who are well-rounded and believable. Not to mention that her MacNeill heroes are luscious enough to eat.”
– New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780985435110
Publisher: Virginia Kantra
Publication date: 04/29/2012
Series: MacNeills , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 70,082
File size: 530 KB

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The Passion of Patrick MacNeill 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 106 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cursing ruined an otherwise decent story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A strong, Alpha hero with an equally strong heroine passionately working together to help the hero’s young son, who has been seriously burned in an auto accident. Kate is a driven surgeon who doesn’t have time for love and Patrick’s sole focus is his son, but in the course of caring for the boy’s injuries, they come together to find a life and love with each other. Based on a true story, “The Passion of Patrick MacNeill” was my introduction to Virginia Kantra’s books and to this day, remains one of my favorite books of all time. I can’t count the number of times I’ve re-read this story!! Virginia has a tremendous gift writing relationships and family dynamics – she always pulls me into the story with lush, believable characters and powerful, intense feelings. And, honestly, if you don’t have a lump in your throat and/or tears in your eyes at the prologue of this book, you have NO soul!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A hero meets his match! Virginia Kantra’s The Passion of Patrick MacNeill is a lyrical, heartwarming, and divine story. Marine hero, Patrick MacNeill struggles with trying to make right his son’s life; after the child suffers burn injuries from accident that also claims the life of the child’s mother and Patrick’s. Patrick is used to doing things his way. Enter surgeon Dr. Kate Sinclair, passionate, strong; and confident in her advocacy for her patients. She’s always depended on herself. She too is a “fixer” of all things. When these two clash over Patrick’s son's treatment sparks fly – especially, as they try to figure out a way forward to a real, happy ever after. Add in two meddling and hunky brothers and a sweet, lovable, and rough-and-tumble little boy – and it’s magic as only Virginia Kantra can weave! Keep the tissues close by. This story is a keeper.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book should have been called the indecision of patrick macneil or the insecurity of kate sinclair. Calling it the passion of.....makes one belive it will be passionate and disappoints one when it is not. I felt like the story drags character development felt drug out and overly dramatic. By the end I didn't care if Kate and Patrick got together anymore I just wanted them to hurry up and do it so the book would be over.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this book for free and desided to read it to get it off my nook, well I couldn't put the book down or delete it from my nook. I liked the story and the characters. I will buy the others in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author, Virginia Kantra, builds quite a nice story with a unique Romance triangle-- doctor/patient/patient's parent -- That loses some of its believeability, but not it's believeableness, along the way. But aside from that, all facets are used to create a most interesting 190 page of entertainment ... until the reader gets to the conclusion which wraps up so quickly, I thought I had skipped past three or four pages. That was disappointing, although it was the right conclusion for an otherwise very nice story. Liked it very much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the development of the characters. The way they found each other and their hearts. This is no cliff hanger!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an okay novel. Not much suspense to really get me iinto it. The author spent far too much time getting into gooey and mushy detail about eroticism of her fickle feelings. There really wasnt much of a plot to the story. 217 pages
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You can't go wrong with a Virginia Kantra book. If you missed this series the first time around, jump on it this time. You won't be sorry!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Even though my paper copy of this book is with all my treasured keepers, I still pounced on it as soon as it was released as an ebook. This book gave me a respite when I was going through a very tough time. It's well-written, thoughtful and moving. I'm pretty sure Virginia Kantra went on my auto-buy list in the strength of this book alone. (If not, it was after the next book. She remains an author I buy on name alone.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Passion of Patrick McNeill is an amazing story that's at times heart-wrenching, often heart-warming & touches the soul. I've lost count of how many times I've read this book. It NEVER, ever gets old. Beautifully written, with wonderful characters, The Passion of Patrick McNeill is everything a romance novel should be - and more! Don't miss this one but beware - the prologue will leave you in tears; have tissues at hand!
SabrinaJeffries on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Kantra has a lush writing style that I really admire and characters who are well-rounded and believable. Not to mention that her MacNeill heroes are luscious enough to eat.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a really great story, a must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story but predictable romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the book. It was a little slow but a good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a series! Love how dedicated Patrick was to his son. Reading about Kate and Patrick's second chance at love - pure bliss! My new favorite author
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book & I cried some also. I read this was based a true story & I'm sure it is. I admire doctors & nurses that could deal with burn patients. I did think it ended a little abruptly & could have used an epilogue. 197 pages. GJRA
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great reading
Joey442 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this story about a little boy who had been in a car accident as a baby and was badly burned. His father, Patrick, had cared for him, neglecting his own life for years. When young Jack connected with burn surgeon, Dr. Kate Sinclair, and she offered a different opinion on Jack's treatment, Patrick admired her skills. While Kate was an exceptional surgeon, her personal life sucked. She grew up with a beautiful sister so she always felt unattractive. Between that and having one relationship with a jerk made her swear off relationships. After losing his wife in the car accident, Patrick thought of nothing but his son's recovery. He never even considered a relationship. This could have been a sad story but it wasn't. With the help of a little boy, this couple found hope and love.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Author VIRGINIA KANTRA, sweeps you into a love story that is filled with emparhy and passion and even himor.this talented writer brings her characters to life. L.M.A.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This has been one of my best reads for a while and to think I had it in my library the hold time. Anyway great read heartfelt highly recommend
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Look forward to next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really Enjoyed!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This sounds like a very great book to read but i think i will cry just by reading it :(