Wednesday, October 18, 2006

The Italian Doctor's Bride - Margaret McDonagh

Title: The Italian Doctor’s Bride

Author: Margaret McDonagh

Line: Medical romance

Release month: UK - October 06

The S-Factor: Sweet


There’s a new doctor in town…

Dr Nic di Angelis’s arrival has stirred up considerable interest in the rural Scottish village of Lochanrig! The gorgeous Italian is a wonderfully caring GP, and has won the hearts of the whole village – apart from that of his boss, Dr Hannah Frost.

Hannah has spent her adult life hiding away and devoting herself to her work… But she cannot ignore the warmth of attraction she feels for Nic, who is determined to make Hannah live and enjoy her life. It will take all the powers of Nic’s Italian heart to break through Hannah’s defences. But only then will Hannah be able to appreciate what the fiery, passionate doctor has to offer her…

The Italian Doctor’s Bride transports the reader to the remote Scottish village of Lochanrig, where the fragile Dr. Hannah Frost proves to be an expert when dealing with her patients – although a traumatic incident in her past has left her personal life barren and impersonal. Into Hannah’s life comes Dr. Nic di Angelis, a gorgeous Italian doctor with his own heartbreaking history. Margaret McDonagh’s book charts the trials and tribulations of the two doctors as they gradually build a relationship over a period of six months.

The strength of the story lies in the characterisation. Readers gradually warm to the icy heroine, Hannah, as her story progresses, and it's a delight to watch the Italian hero as he slowly thaws her cool exterior. In Nic di Angelis, Margaret McDonagh has created a stunning, well-rounded romance hero whose presence on the page guarantees a good read. Plus, he’ll doubtlessly melt the hearts of any female reader.

The book is very fast-paced and packs plenty of incident into the storyline. Margaret McDonagh exploits the dangers offered by the rural location well and provides the reader with all manner of accidents. These are balanced with the sometimes upsetting illnesses of the various villagers. However the medical setting of the story is rightfully kept in the background and never impedes on the blossoming romance between the two central characters.

The dialogue is sparky and the romantic scenes aren't repetitive. Margaret McDonagh provides a well-crafted and highly enjoyable read in this, her debut for Harlequin Mills and Boon.

Reviewed by: Gray

Hero Hotness Factor ♥♥♥♥♥
Heroine Lovability Factor ♥♥♥♥
Awww Factor ♥♥♥♥♥
Stickability Factor (will they have a happily ever after) ♥♥♥♥
Humour Factor ♥♥
Weepy Factor ♥♥♥♥

Did you know that Margaret McDonagh lists amongst the things she loves most, the countryside, the orphaned elephant she sponsors and Innocent Smoothies in Cranberry & Raspberry flavour??? You can visit her at The Medical Romance Authors site here.

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