Growing up has never been easy for anyone, even those that you think have it all, have some kind of secret lurking behind closed doors. However generally most of us do thankfully have loving parents that will guide us through life and always be there no matter what.
But their harsh life lessons can for some mean the end of a perfect world and we resent them or wish we had someone else in their place, and in the end you turn your back on them and walk away.
In the sixth book from the Mills and Boon NYC Angels series author Wendy S.Marcus introduced me to the world of adoption, regret and fear of the unknown, showing me as reader that when life throws us a curve ball we have no choice but to step up to the plate and make the hit.
The read tells of Scarlet, always dedicated to her patients and ready to make a difference in the world. She has no time to wonder about the past or what her future might have been like if she had been given the opportunity to take one of life's most precious gifts and live out deck of card dealt.
She befriends a teenager Jessie, she knows that Jessie making her dad out to be the most awful man on planet earth is actually hiding behind a world of hurt and simply needs a friend to talk to and intervene just a little to help set the most awful dad, on the road to perfect single parenthood.
The man to be set on the right path however turns out to be sexy I'll-push-you-into-a-closet-and-do-very-bad-wicked things to your body Dr. Lewis Jackson, a man that most definitely registers on Scarlet's every dirty sexual fantasy scale. Of course having made up her mind to get her life on track this is one closet hopping badboy doc she must resist.
The character of Scarlet was a very touching one, I truly felt such deep sorrow for what she had to go through as a young teenager and I do not wish this kind of pain upon my worst enemy. I loved that the author showed her as confident and dedicated to overcoming her past hurt, showing that what does not break us makes us stronger.
The character of Lewis was simply divine! Smart, fun and sexy but yes also a bit of a jerk-ish type when it came to facing his fears. But I did like how the author takes the little things of having a teenager daughter and underwear and making it a centre-point of Lewis's new found hellish life, offering up some really hilarious moments to give a dash of comedy at watching a man's attempt at raising a teenager, but also letting these moments change his perspective on life.
The backdrop setting of two homes in need of a family was beautifully depicted by the author, she also showed that adoption is not only the hardest thing some woman need to face but also sometimes the only way to ensure your child has a good life.
The dialogue was at most times very sexy and laced with humour but the author also really dug deep into the emotional side of unhappy childhoods and the impact it can have on us and our actions we take at a later stage in adult life.
I highly recommend this read for anyone and everyone looking for a good romance with a heartfelt message of the choices we make are not always our own but when offered the chance to change our lives we need to go for it before it's too late and find a way to make it work.
The author also introduced me to a little bit more information on the mysterious Alejandro as featured only in glimpses so far during the first five books and the one woman that can bring him to his knees. Thus I know am in for even more great reading from this spectacular series.
5/5 star review
" Kissing away each other's insecurities and revealing a lifetime of happiness"
Reviewed by Nas
NYC Angels: TEMPTING NURSE SCARLET by author Wendy S Marcus is a Mills & Boon and Harlequin Medical Romance series release for May 2013.
Nurse Scarlet Miller is devoted to her duties and hides her vulnerability behind her mask. Then comes Dr Lewis Jackson and she finds her mask slipping.
Lewis Jackson is a single dad who struggles with his teen daughter and needs Scarlet’s help. Will Scarlet help him?
After all, she had an explosive secret from which she had been running away all her life. Would Lewis still look at her with love in his eyes when he learns her secret?
NYC Angels: TEMPTING NURSE SCARLET is a steamy tale which sparkles with plenty of sizzle, sensuality, emotion, passion and romance. A gripping story of past secrets and unquenchable desires. This is another fabulous medical romance from brilliant author Wendy S Marcus.Return to Romance Book Haven