Forensic pathologist Margo Nolan is wholly unprepared when she is named guardian to a girl she once loved as her own. Struggling to balance her professional life against sudden parenthood, she has no clue how to reach out to her ‘daughter,’ Emma. Complicating matters is the sexy—and much younger!—doctor-next-door, Jamie Gillespie.
Jamie Gillespie volunteered to step in for his uncle, the village doctor—in part as a favour to the older man, and in part to stick it to his father’s lofty ambitions for him. The last thing he expected in this sleepy part of Surrey was to meet the tough and seemingly cold Margo. Everything about her aloof manner should push him away, but he cannot ignore his attraction for the woman or his need to help her out.
The question is—can Jamie overcome Margo’s reticence towards love and build a proper life with her & Emma? Or will she let old fears and prejudices keep the hunky village doctor at arm’s length?
Warning: Contains thoroughly British sensibility and humour, as well as a charm-your-socks-off doctor, tween angst, & a damsel not-exactly-in-distress but who’d welcome the help, anyway
This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review
This is the first book I have read by this author, and it was an interesting, enjoyable yet fast read including a forensic pathologist and a doctor.
The story was a tender romance filled with plenty of emotion.
After Margo Nolan was ruined by one man, she has built a wall and plenty of layers around herself for protection.
She is great at her job as a forensic pathologist. Her work is basically her life until she becomes the guardian of 11-year-old Emma.
After moving, Margo Meets her next door hottie Dr Jamie Gillespie whom she discovers later how good he is with children, and how willing he is to help out with Emma… She has loved her since the day she was born.
Margo was used to living by herself, but now she has more responsibility than just herself, and she wants to be a great mum to Emma.
Margo looks like a “cold” tough and complicated character yet tender (due to her past and her occupation that forced her to hide it). It takes her a while to break the ice and come to realise she’s capable of loving; loving her baby girl and falling in love as well.
Jamie is a doctor (he’s younger than Margo) and a mentor to Emma, but he’s also the one that got the skills and qualifications to break through Margo’s walls. How will he be able to do that? it’s up to you to really find out
The storyline is fluent flowing and will have you hooked up on reading till the very last page and so is the style that this story is written in.
Would i recommend it ? ABSOLUTELY!!!!