Having discovered her night with surgeon Sam Ryder had unexpected consequences, Kate Ashton is left reeling when he walks into her emergency department. Now she'll have to tell this "emotionally broken" man she's been belatedly warned about that she's pregnant!
Sam's feelings might be frozen, but he wants to be a dad. When Kate reveals she's afraid of becoming a mom, her heartrending story opens Sam's heart. He must convince Kate to give them a chance.
This baby was meant to be--perhaps their love is, too...
Emotional, heartrending story about the courage to love, to take a chance and trust the other to be there if you ever fall.
Sam Ryder's heart was broken two years ago when his fiance died just weeks before the wedding. He never got over the hurt, the pain, the yearning to turn back the clock and possibly save her. The survivor's guilt is eating him inside out, and the last thing in his mind is a new relationship, not to mention one with a baby, a family. He is a kind man, gentle, considerate, and gifted doctor, yet his heart isn't available to be won over.
Kate Ashton is a talented nurse, like a machine on the ward. But her personal life has always been a mess. She had a childhood no one deserves, she has no concept of being a mother or having a family. Her big heart and bad judgment get her in trouble constantly, and falling for the one night stand would be the worst thing to do, especially since he left her in the hotel room the next morning without a word. Or so she thought.
I liked both of the characters, they were so honest and genuine with their fears, hopes, and wishes. The journey they were on wasn't easy, there were many tears and desperate moments. And those fears were legitimate, Kate was terrified to be a mother, to not be able to do it, to hurt her child unintentionally, she was lost with her overwhelming angst, yet couldn't help but love the little one growing inside her. Kate yearned for affection and love from Sam while knowing his heart wasn't there to be surrendered.
Sam is such a solid, trustworthy man. He stands behind his words and doesn't make false promises. His desire for Kate hasn't subsided, quite the opposite, if only the sorrow from the past wouldn't pop up in the least expected moments to ruin the healing gained.
Reading about Kate and Sam falling in love and finding their peace with the past, and moving on with their lives, and the difficult journey they had to take to reach that goal was an emotional, tear-filled experience to me. All the feelings were on the surface, and to convince the other that they truly did love each other was a beautiful and adorable moment to witness.
The story is a perfect mix of the developing relationship, hectic work on the hospital ward saving lives, and supportive friends rallying around the couple as they search the right thing to do with the situation they were in. A delightful, thought-provoking, captivating, and poignant story, get your tissues ready, you will need them.
~ Four Spoons with a teaspoon on the side
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