The most exciting part of the whole book was the first chapter because there was a big storm and a busy night in the ER. Dr. Rachel Browne is on duty and delivers the baby of a young woman who wanders into the ER. The baby is tiny and has many health concerns, and the mother dies. She just happened to have been the estranged stepdaughter of ER chief Guy Giroux. Guy, who has been Rachel's boss for some time, goes to question her about his stepdaughter's death, and the two doctors are immediately attracted. We endure the requisite "we can't date I'm your boss" objection before the real issue lumbers in: Rachel is afraid to feel. Yup, that's a new one-not. And clumsily executed. There may be someone somewhere who cares about the angst suffered by two overworked doctors whose work always precluded their social lives until one day love drifted through the cracks, but I doubt it. The story limped along on the premise that our doctors were searching for the man responsible for the young woman's death, but all the truly interesting things were happening somewhere else, and our heroes found out about it later. Guy was too busy quitting his job so he could adopt his stepdaughter's unhealthy baby, and Rachel was too busy tiptoeing around her wittle feewings and trying to decide if dating Guy would be more fun than having no social life at all. Finally she got over it and took Guy up on his offer of a relationship so we could put this story to sleep, a condition it perpetually put me in. This is not the same Courage Bay where Jackie and Casey rescued a baby in a car accident and I couldn't put the book down, and I miss it.
It's a busy night in the E.R. and Dr. Rachel Browne is up to her neck in patients. When a young pregnant woman arrives already in labor, Rachel delivers the baby, but the mother dies. The next morning, E.R. Chief Guy Giroux is shocked to find out his ex-wife's daughter died in his hospital. He didn't even know she was pregnant. Battling his grief, Guy confronts Rachel about what happened. She shows him compassion and tenderness, and decides to help Guy find out how his step-daughter ended up in this situation.
This story started out with lots of drama in a busy emergency room; but it soon turned into a story about a doctor who is attracted to her boss and the story started to drag. Solving the mystery of the dead step-daughter didn't really work well in this book. Most of the revelations were not made by the hero or heroine, but by a third party who was helping them out. The story had a unique premise, but it just didn't keep my interest until the end. My rating: 3.5 Stars.
Strong action sequences, a grieving hero, and a tender heroine.
Fast moving unexpected events.