Reviewed by Nancy Crocker
The Gift of a Child by Sue MacKay: Dr. Jodi Hawke packed up Dr. Mitchell Maitland's belongings three years ago, and kicked him out when he became unreliable. Having never been put first in his life she had, had enough. But there was one thing she never told Mitch, she was pregnant with his child. Now with a seriously ill child, she will do whatever it takes to save their little boy Jamie. Even returning to the one man she never stopped loving. The one man who could be instrumental in saving their son.
After three years Mitch is shocked to see Jodi walk into his office. But he is about to be floored when she tells him he is a father. In shock at first he does not believe her. But then he realizes one thing very fast, Jodi never lied to him. Next bomb shell their son is suffering from Renal failure and will need a kidney transplant fast.
I have to say I really like both main characters in this book. She had a good reason for not telling Mitch about Jamie. And Mitch came through with flying colors. These two had no problems reuniting their passions. Jodi was strong, feisty when needed, protective of her son. Mitch was passionate about his work, sexy as sin. And he was determined not to lose Jodi or his son. And little Jamie was just precious, just so adorable for going through so much.
You are also introduced to Mitch's estranged twin brother Max. And he is the head of the transplant team. Between Mitch's and Max's story, you find out why they were estranged. Which is heartbreaking all by itself.
I recommend this book and the sequel - How To Resist A Heartbreaker by Louisa George. It is the story of twin Dr. Max Maitland and Gabby Radley
I received an ARC of this book exchange for an honest review.
Reviewed by Maria
This novel is part of a twin set of novels by Louisa George and Sue MacKay respectively, which are currently on sale in one volume.. The novels are about a set of twin brothers, Max and Mitch Maitland who were separated during their childhood and because of negative family circumstances, became rivals in a way that should never have happened.
The one woman who knows both brothers better than anyone is Dr. Jodi Hawke. She originally dated Max, a surgeon, but ended up in love with his doctor brother, Mitchell. Mitch, however, was the worst boyfriend in the history of the universe and she had to either lose him or lose her sanity. She chose to lose him. She may have regretted it later when she discovered she was pregnant, but when she came to tell him the news, he was kissing another woman. So she gritted her teeth and raised her son alone.
Now, however, Jodi is faced with a problem. Her toddler is critically ill. He is facing renal failure and a kidney transplant is recommended. She needs all the help she can get. How can she tell Mitch what she's done? Will he overcome his anger at her keeping the knowledge from him that he was a father? Will he give love and support? Will his brother Max come through and perform the transplant surgery? There are many ordeals to be faced, but first, Jodi has to tell Mitch the truth.
Like all medical novels, this is no fantasy tale, but an emotional drama full of powerful feelings and emotions. I found it to be an immensely satisfying read on all counts - the father's point of view, the mother's and even the child was beautifully depicted. It all adds up to a wonderfully human story which will leave the reader moved and somewhat more aware of the plight of transplant patients. This was my first Sue MacKay novel and I am very much attracted by her compassionate writing voice. I look forward to reading more books by this author in the future and I wish her every success with this story.
I was fortunate enough to receive a review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.