A doctor... A nurse... An indiscretion...
Paul Valverde is stretched to the limit, caring for an elderly relative while running a business and maintaining a full-time medical practice at St. Stephen's Hospital--with no time for a relationship.
RN Carrington Hanover leaves her money-hungry fiance at the altar and moves on to a new job at St. Stephen's Hospital in Los Angeles. The next man in her life must love her, not her money.
All work and no play has made Paul an unfulfilled man, and the resurrected redheaded crush from his youth is driving him to distraction. Can their complicated past become untangled by their newfound attraction--or will their love be doomed by mistrust and long-held resentment?
So far, today had been a “why not” kind of day. Why let one little comment from Paul's grandfather upset her. Except it had. Deeply. She added it to the battle she waged over trusting Paul and his intentions. Her shoulders were tense and she took a deep breath, trying to relax.
Inhaling the rich, briny breeze, she leaned on the balcony rail admiring the view, taking in myriad sensations and feelings, savoring each and every
one. Up until a few minutes ago she’d been happier than she could remember in ages. Maybe she needed to learn to live for the moment more often.
Paul stepped behind her and wrapped his arms around her waist. He was solely responsible for this seesaw of emotions keeping her on guard, off balance, and confused. When she leaned back, a hard wall of heat embraced her from head to ankles. He nuzzled her hair and breathed over her ear, starting a dance of chills down her neck. Even upset, she couldn’t resist him.
She turned into Paul’s chest, only then realizing that the balcony led directly into his bedroom, and the sliding glass doors were wide open displaying his king-sized bed. The covers were pulled down.
“I’ve waited all day to do this,” he whispered, brushing his lips across hers.
Lynne Marshall loves to write about nurses for Mills & Boon, Harlequin Special Edition, and The Wild Rose Press. Watch for her July Medical Romance Dr. Tall, Dark, and…Dangerous in both UK and US. Courting His Favorite Nurse, March 2012, Special Edition US, May 2012 UK Cherish line. An Indiscretion a contemporary romance with medical elements in e-book only, The Wild Rose Press, now available.