From the bestselling author of Annie's Wild Ride comes an unforgettable new novel that sizzles with passion and emotional power--a very contemporary romance that asks the provocative question: Can a man and a woman really be just friends?
With his rugged good looks and undeniable charm, Dr. James Elliot is never at a loss for women. Lately, the hospital gossips have been buzzing about Elliot and his best friend and colleague, Dr. Deborah Brody. But their relationship is strictly platonic. That is, until one reckless, wondrous night.
Still reeling from her husband's sudden death, Deborah turns to Elliot in passion and grief. In Elliot's strong arms, she finds solace, comfort, unexpected pleasure. But Deborah is afraid to let go of the past, to give herself to a man again--or to risk losing the cherished friend who has suddenly become something much more.
But now Elliot knows there's no turning back. He's been in love with Deborah for years. And to win her, the doctor whose skilled hands have saved countless lives will face his toughest challenge: to heal a woman's wounded heart. Because for him, suddenly friendship just isn't enough.
|Publisher:||Random House Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||4.18(w) x 6.86(h) x 1.08(d)|
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Long after you finish the last page, this book will stay with you. If you like your books light, with lots of dialogue, this one may not be for you. But if you enjoy a book that really delves into people's minds and into the 'why we do what we do' then you will enjoy this book. I found it slow-going at times, with lots of introspection. But Ms. Adams' writing kept me interested and made me *want* to know how things would all turn out for Elliot and Brody, both sympathetic characters in a very believable situation. The backdrop of a big city hospital and Ms. Adams' description of it and the roles both Brody and Elliott played enhanced the story and made it real. This is the first time I've read an Alina Adams novel, but it certainly won't be the last.
During the early eighties, James Elliot and Deborah Brody became best friends as they attended medical school together. James secretly loves Deborah, who remains faithfully devoted to her understanding husband Max, a commodity trader. In 2000, both work at Los Angeles Valley Hospital. Elliot runs the renowned pediatric trauma medicine department while Brody heads up the Pediatric Neurosurgury Department. They remain close friends, though Deborah still loves Max. However, the unthinkable occurs when Max suddenly dies from a heart attack. Elliot supports his best friend through her grief, but one night they lose it and make love. While she wants to return to being buddies, he wants her to be his bosom buddy forever. WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN is an entertaining contemporary romance that centers on friendship between the genders. The lead characters drive the story line as their strong friendship turns into a passionate love. Though the two doctors are a charming couple, Max is the rare character that gains reader respect. He not only approves his spouse¿s friendship with Elliot; he encourages it because he trusts her with every cell in his body. Alina Adams provides readers with an enjoyable medical romance that will send the audience seeking ANNIE¿S WILD RIDE. Harriet Klausner