Temptation under the mistletoe
Specialist Juliet Turner flies halfway across the world to England with her young daughter, Bea, to perform lifesaving in utero surgery.
But her first white Christmas is complicated by the feelings awakened by ob-gyn Dr. Charlie Warren!
Juliet has protected her heart for years, but she soon finds there's so much more to this closed-off widower than meets the eye.
Perhaps it's time for them both to let go of the past, surrender to their burning chemistry and make this a Christmas to remember!
This story left me in awe with the medical advances we have in today's world and with the personnel who carry that amazing responsibility on their shoulders, and not take it lightly.
The set up in the tale is engrossing and intriguing. The whole idea of a sending a doctor from Australia to the UK to operate a surgery just blew my mind. The author clearly knew her stuff, or faked it perfectly, since it didn't even come to my mind while reading to question her knowledge and authority in the matters of medicine.
I liked the hospital environment and the secondary characters surely got my interest and started to wonder about their destinies and faith in life.
Bea was adorable, and her connection with Charlie was given hints about but left mostly to the imagination, and boy can mine run fast. I loved those two together, and Bea's reasoning to the connection with Charlie just melted my heart right there and then. He had me at 'honey'...
There was a considerable amount of conflict between the two doctors, Juliet and Charlie, they had their difference of an opinion about the medical matters as well as they disagreed on several times in personal lives. When you add that it all truly happen in a week or so time, as passionate, absorbing, and lovely as the romance story was, this called, in my humble opinion, an epilogue. Even a month or two ahead could have made a difference. Yes, the possibilities were amazing, ardent, and potent, and I even believe in the insta-love at the first sight or at least the strong interest, but now I just have to read the last book in series to see if it gives me a clue what happens then.
Fascinating and impressive medical miracles that left me in awe and inspired, medical professionals whose dedication to their careers impressed, a little sweet and bossy Bea filled with intelligence and sass, and alluring romance after years of living with pain and tragedy made an appealing and arresting story
~ 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