Monday, November 17, 2008
Title:THE SPANISH DOCTORS LOVE-CHILD
Author: KATE HARDY
Line: Harlequin Presents Extra
Mills and Boon Medical Romance
North America: November 2008
UK: October 2008
The S-Factor: Sensual
When dangerously handsome Leandro Herrera finds he's the new boss of nurse Becky Marston—the woman he just shared the most amazing night of his life with—he can't resist breaking one of his golden rules. He'll bed her again, though he'll still make it clear there will be no strings, no commitments.
But Leandro finds it difficult to keep his emotions separate—especially when Becky announces she's expecting! Suddenly the hot-blooded Spanish doctor is demanding Becky become his wife!
Becky Marston has come to realize three important things which resulted from past experiences. First and foremost, she is going to concentrate of her career and put her family and the idea any romantic relationship on the back burner. Why one might ask? Becky learned from a past marriage that her husband and family expected her to stay at home, take care of her husband and to have children, never mind what she wanted career wise. She also learned that her husband was not who she thought he was; he cheated during their marriage and left her to marry another who was also expecting his child. Becky also spent painful years growing up with parents who constantly argued and was always aware that they only reason they married was to give her legitimacy. Her parents and grandparents always made it clear that she never measured up to their standards. So now becoming a nurse consultant is her only goal.
Leandro Herrera has left Spain and come to England for a year for two reasons, a new position at the local hospital and to find his birth father. Months before, his mother, who single-handily raised him with care and love, became seriously ill and revealed the name of his father. What he doesn’t count on is meeting the lovely Becky at a party hosted by one of the men at the hospital. One thing leads to another and they enter into a night of passion. Leandro is baffled by his need to see her again; for Becky she fights the attraction and how he makes her feel. They agree to have a “no strings affair” but in the end, it’s more than either of them counts on and Becky finds herself pregnant. Becky’s past experience with her disastrous marriage and loosing a baby at the end of her marriage have left her determined to have the baby alone. However, the sexy and proud Spaniard has other ideas, they must marry and two parents are better than one.
Their journey is a sweet and lovely story. Not just the passion but their respect and caring for each other and how throughout the months getting to know each changes everything. Leandro is determined that Becky will become his wife and she has other ideas. It’s a beautiful story about second chances, not just for Becky and Leandro but for their families as well.
Behind the book from Kate’s Website:
“I love A&E books. It's the adrenaline charge, I think, the sheer drama of the setting. And I'd had this Catalan consultant walking into my head (partly from watching Antonio Banderas in 'Take The Lead' - I know, I know, he's not a medic or anything even slightly near it, but...) so Leandro got to tell his story. He'd grown up in a single-parent family, and now he has the chance to find out the truth about his past.” KH
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Reviewed by: Marilyn