One unexpected night…
ED nurse Tamara Washington had everything—until her life was publicly destroyed by her ex. She's hidden herself away ever since, focusing only on her patients. Then one hot night with her boss, Dr. Conor Maguire, upends her world again.
Now Tamara is pregnant and Conor faces being a father, something he never anticipated. But if they face their fears together, maybe they could become a family, because with Tamara in his arms, anything seems possible…
A sweet and realistic story about unexpected baby news after a one night stand between two coworkers.
I really enjoyed this story because of the different layers to it and the authentic feel to it.
The work at the emergency ward brought drama and tension to the tale. They were fighting the good fight to keep everyone alive, help the people they meet the best possible way, and to deal with the relations between the staff at the ward and the hospital in large. It was fascinating and obviously, the author knew what she was writing about.
Then there is the tension from the past. The health issues that sent Dr. Conor Maguire across the world to avoid the constant reminders of what he thinks he can not have in life. The nurse Tamara Washington has a past history that had her face plastered in all the tabloids, her dignity and honesty were questioned, and she would rather hide from the world, and just focus on her job.
But life does not always (rarely) go as we plan. The attraction Conor and Tamara have for each other draw them together, and the night had consequences.
Now pregnant with Conor's baby, Tamara and Conor has to go through the emotional jungle that the life changing news of the baby causes them. At the same time, Tamara's pictures end up in the tabloids again, this time with Conor. And Conor has an another episode with a health scare while being interviewed to move to Australia...
All this mayhem is something Conor and Tam have to deal with. And the conversations, the push and pull with their emotions, the angst that comes with all the changes they are facing, the burdens of their past, it's no wonder they are an emotional wreck. How they deal with all the havoc, how they manage with the chaos caused by the hurricane-force news they received, makes both of them look at their lives, look at themselves, grow and mature. And that development in their lives and in themselves is the story of Conor and Tam. It is realistic, there's no romantic pink glasses or magical solutions, but lots of work and compromising. It is hard, at times hurtful, but through all the mess they see each other. The feelings they have for each other grow, and they find love, peace, and home when they look into each other's eyes. This is one of those stories that makes me cheer 'love wins' at the end.
A compelling, engaging, and refreshingly realistic yet attractively romantic and sweet story of growing to be the best possible version of you with the love and support of your surprising soulmate.
~ Four Spoons
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me