Saturday, January 31, 2009



Author: Jessica Matthews

Mills and Boon Medical
Harlequin Presents Extra

Release Month: UK:
May ‘09

The S-Factor: Sweet and Sensual


Royal duty or real love?

As an ER doctor, Gina Sutton is ready for anything—until Dr. Ruark Thomas enters her organized world and turns it upside down! He’s the most handsome man she’s ever met, and working with Dr. Thomas is going to be hard. But he has another surprise for Gina. . .he wants to marry her!

Ruark is actually Prince of Marestonia, the neighbouring island to Gina’s own birthplace, Avelogne. With tensions escalating on the islands, Gina and Ruark must unite to create peace. But this will be no marriage of convenience—Ruark wants to make Gina his royal bride for real!

Review: ♥♥♥♥♥

Is this the stuff that dreams are made of? Or nightmares?. . .

As an ER doctor, Gina Sutton is satisfied with her life. She’s busy all the time, well liked by the staff she works with, successful—at least on the outside. Inside? Well, that’s another story. She’s trying very hard to pretend she doesn’t know her family history. She’s trying very hard to forget she has a. . .(I’ll leave that for you to figure out)

Enter Dr. Ruark Thomas, taking over the position of her boss, within sight every time she looks up, and finally, offering her a proposition—er, proposal—she can’t refuse.

Jessica Matthews invented what seems to me the perfect Alpha-male. Ruark is strong, confident, knows exactly when to be forceful, yet he can be gently persuasive in the right situation. Gina is the perfect partner for him. She is stubborn and independent, not backing down from whatever stand she takes until she is convinced that changing her decision will be for the benefit of the masses.

So what was this proposal Ruark had for Gina? Did his title of Prince of Marestonia have anything to do with it?

Jessica has a way with words. This story flowed along beautifully. There was always a crisis at the right time to influence the hero and heroine’s decisions. The love scenes were realistic and well done. The tension between the two main characters was just enough to keep you reading on. Though dreams of royalty might be out of reach for most of us, this author made it believable.

This was an enjoyable read. I will definitely be on the look-out for more from this author.

Hero Hotness Factor: ♥♥♥♥♥

Heroine Lovability Factor: ♥♥♥♥♥

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Reviewed by: Donna B

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