Boo hoo! Summer is ending (I'm holding out for the autumn solstice to call it to a close). I hope you had a good one and that fall will be even more spectacular. This month we chose a contemporary romance to delve into. Remember to stop by Constantine and Baryeh’s blogs to find out what they thought about the book.
After being dumped by her boyfriend and passed over for yet another promotion, Monica Gardner moves to New Orleans, determined to make a name for herself as the new attending ER physician at Methodist Memorial Hospital. As for men--she's through with them. But when given the chance to chair the hospital's annual charity banquet, Monica must elicit the help of gorgeous Ob-gyn Elijah Holmes.
Eli will do anything to thwart his matchmaking Mama's plan to reunite him with his high school girlfriend. So, when the sexy new ER doc asks for his help in planning this year's charity banquet, Eli devises the perfect scheme: He'll help put on the best banquet the hospital has ever seen, if Monica poses as his new girlfriend. But when Eli finds himself falling in love, he realizes convincing Monica of his true feelings may be his greatest delivery yet.
The story between Eli and Monica was lovely. They each had their own past issues to contend with and it progressed well throughout the novel. I didn’t quite understand Eli’s motivations when it came to asking Monica to pose as his girlfriend. In my opinion his mother wasn’t so demanding for him to have to go to such lengths. I think his subconscious wanted Monica for real to begin with and didn’t know how to sidestep his rule of not dating doctors. His heart knew.
The supporting characters were entertaining. Monica’s best friend, Nia, was hilarious and Eli’s brothers kept him on his toes.
With a few of the good aspects stated I’d like to mention that there was a side story with another couple, Jeffrey and Amanda, within the book. I kept waiting for the purpose of this to reveal itself because I don’t think it added to the story at all. It made the book longer and for me it took me out of the romance between Eli and Monica which was why I’d read the book.
I will be reading more Holmes Brother’s stories.
I give this book three out five stethoscope shaped chocolate bars.
I got my copy from Amazon.