Monday, April 27, 2009

THE BABY DOCTOR'S BRIDE - Jessica Matthews




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The S-Factor:
Secretive and Sensual


A bride to come home to

Pediatrician Ivy Harris needs help with her new medical practice – and fast. Discovering that a retired pediatrician has moved into Danton, she beats a path to his door – to find a mesmerizing man who is very much in his prime!

Ethan Locke is quick to refuse his help. Blaming himself for the loss of his son and the break-up of his relationship, he’s given up on treating children and dealing with women. But there’s something about Ivy that soon has Ethan ensconced at the practice and in Ivy’s life. He’s starting to feel whole again, but there is something he needs to do. Ivy can only let him go, and pray that he’ll come back and make her his bride. . .

Review: ♥♥♥♥♥

This book opens with immediate tension between Ivy Harris and Ethan Locke as Ivy confronts him with her need for help in her pediatric practice. I have to hand it to her – she refused to back down no matter how many times he said “no”. Her parting shot, though, was a low blow in the dark. “You don’t have any children, do you? I wonder how you’d feel if you had a sick son or daughter and the doctor who could treat him refused. . .”

Imagine her surprise when he showed up at her practice not long after that, ready and willing to help her (with stipulations, of course). But any help was better than none, so she gladly accepted his stipulations.
Thus began an exciting and stimulating relationship. At least she thought so. Then things happened that made her wonder just what kind of pediatrician he was, and how experienced he was. Why had he not told her more about his training and experience? Why keep it a secret that he was a specialist in the NICU? What had happened to him that he felt he could no longer practice as a doctor?

Jessica Matthews has a knack for writing realistic, down-to-earth romance. Her heroes are believable, and her heroines are strong and self-sufficient.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and am looking forward to the next one from Ms Matthews.

Hero Hotness Factor ♥♥♥♥♥
Heroine Lovability Factor ♥♥♥♥♥
Awww Factor ♥♥♥♥♥
Stickability Factor (will it last?) ♥♥♥♥♥
Humor Factor ♥♥
Weepy Factor ♥♥

Reviewed by: Donna B

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