Once is never enough! Head midwife Isla Delamere is hiding something. She might be Melbourne's most glamorous socialite, but she's still a virgin. She's never met a man to tempt her… until she's kissed by gorgeous new doc on the block Alessi Manos!
Working alongside Isla is sweet torture for Alessi—all he wants to do is strip off her scrubs! Forever isn't in his vocabulary, but he'll make sure she always remembers their one night together. Except keeping to his own rules is impossible—especially when Alessi discovers Isla's secret
Isla and Alessi have an immediate connection, there's no denying it. But Isla has lived most of her life with secrets, and there's no one she will trust them with. Not even Alessi, the first man to awaken her desires.
Isla keeps herself emotionally distant from everyone, to guard her secrets, and from the fear of letting go, and emotions from the past events to take over. While she is distant from all the other characters in the story, she also stayed rather distant from me as a reader. I had a hard time connecting with her, even though I was aware of her secrets.
Alessi comes off a bit arrogant and cocky. He has his own secrets, but also resentment from his childhood as a scholarship student in a private school, where Isla also attended. He seems to have an opinion of 'people like Isla', and Isla's standoff attitude just fuels that opinion.
There is a major twist in the plot that changes everything, but in my opinion, the conclusion came too fast after it.
I adored the maturity ward events with the babies, how professional, caring, and passionate they were of their profession and patients.
If anything, this story emphasis how important communication is, and how you have to trust the closest ones in your life, there's no room for secrets. As the story unfolds, and Isla opens up, I finally felt the connection to her as well, and enjoyed the story, that left me smiling
~ Three 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